Le Tableau de la croix represente dans les ceremonies de la Ste. messe ensemble le tresor de la devotion aux soufrances de Nre. S.I.C. le tout enrichi de belles figures.

Paris: Mazot, 1651 [1653]. The Holy Mass in Latin and French, with delicate engravings throughout. The text is also engraved. engraved title (dated 1651) by Collin (a cancel?), Les Litanies, and 39 pages of prayers and illustrations, and 24 pages of prayers including two portraits (Jesus and the Virgin Mary) and the "Histoire de David" plate, the final page being the "Extraict du Privilege du Roy" dated 20 September 1652 but altered by hand to 1653. Tipped in nineteenth-century owner’s signature on front pastedown (“J. Lowe, F.S.A.”). A little minor soiling. A very good copy Modern tan paper boards. (Item ID: 14244)

$1,250.00

“…l'une des trois publications importantes dont les gravures sont (.) révélatrices des tendances caractéristiques de l'illustration religieuse en France à cette date. " (Jeanne Duportal, Etudes sur les livres à figures du XVIIème siècle, pp. 244 et 245.).

Brunet V, 624.

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