Catalogus gloriae mundi

Chasseneux, Barthelemy de

Published by Ex officina typographica Joannis Saurii, impensis Eliae Willeri, Francofurti, 1603
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Title: Catalogus gloriae mundi

Publisher: Ex officina typographica Joannis Saurii, impensis Eliae Willeri, Francofurti

Publication Date: 1603

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+


Contemporary (or early) vellum, manuscript spine; folio (220 x 315 mm); pp. [20], 330, numbered on the recto only, with 14 full-page woodcut illustrations, all but 3 colored by hand. Lacks prelims up to 2*1 (title, author's preface, and beginning of table of contents), but these supplied in manuscript, in a handsome contemporary hand, in black and red ink. Lacks everything after 2i6; outer half of p89 excised, last leaf trimmed and mounted. Faint scattered browning and dampstain. The colored woodcuts are in excellent condition. Sold as is. Chasseneux's encyclopedic text deals with the structure of various religious, political, and social spheres, and the woodcuts represent such subjects as the nine choirs of angels, the order of precedence in the church or among the nobility, and the divisions of the arts and sciences or occupations," Harvard/Mortimer-French 136 (1529 original edition). Bookseller Inventory # D8044

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