Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae, juxta formam Missalis & Breviarii Romani sub Urbano VIII correcti
de Beer Itb 1770 C
[Venice]: Ex Typographia Balleoniana
The binding of this 1770 copy of Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae, which contains prayers and musical songs for worship, is dominated by flowers. The centrepiece is made from two stamps: a large eight-petal flower pressed on the calf end to end, and then a smaller, less distinguishable one with leaves placed similarly so. The second ornament has been used as corner fillers in the second panel as well as in the spine compartments. Some of the other petal shapes have been painted. Albeit a little off-centre, it stands as a wonderful example of a late 18th century European binding.
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