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July 23, 2019 11:00 AMCalender

Müller, Jacob (fl. circa 1590) Ornatus Ecclesiasticus/Kirchengeschmuck.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3269B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 23, 2019 11:00AM


Müller, Jacob (fl. circa 1590) Ornatus Ecclesiasticus/Kirchengeschmuck. Munich: Adam Berg, 1591. Quarto, printed in two sections, in Latin and German, each with its own title page, large woodcut device on both, illustrated with two folding woodcut plates, thirty-three large woodcut illustrations, twenty small woodcuts, and numerous historiated woodcut initials, incomplete, lacking the last two signatures (fourteen pages) in the German section: the last four chapters and twenty woodcuts; first title trimmed away at top and bottom, marginal water staining, later half vellum binding with stiff boards covered in paste paper, 9 x 6 3/4 in.

A-B4, A-S4; a4, A-O4, P1 (folding plate), Q4, R1 (folding plate), S-X4 (lacking Y-Z4).

An important art reference work of the 16th century, Müller's text describes and illustrates Catholic ecclesiastical architecture and decoration, including altars, baptismal fonts, reliquaries, the sacristy, candlesticks, incense burners, the altar cloth, communion cups and plates, and more.
Estimate $300-400

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