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Fiorentino [Nannini], Remigio, transl.  Epistole et evangelii, che si leggono tutto l'anno alla Messa, secondo l'uso della Santa Romana Chiesa. Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito, 1569. 4to (24.7 cm, 9.72"). [32], 527, [1] pp.; illus.
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This devotional work "nuovamente tradotti in lingua toscana" was by a Dominican friar, is here in its second edition (following a first of 1567), and is one of the few vernacular biblical texts at the time approved by the Catholic Church, being => the only accepted Italian translation. Nanni's text is embellished with => numerous large, often striking woodcut illustrations and with many and various initials of various sizes, and it includes two calendrical tables as well as an index.
        Provenance: Front pastedown with "E Bib. Si. Fi. Xii" bookplate, overlying a lengthy inked annotation in Italian, dated 1682. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

EDIT16 CNCE 11371. Not in Adams, not in Brunet. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked in complementary very plain style without labels; sides with moderate scuffing. Pagination occasionally erratic, especially towards back of volume, with no apparent break in text; all edges speckled red. Bookplate and annotations as above, with occasional early inked doodles and annotations, including to title-page and final page (with printer's vignette). Text age-toned with intermittent light to moderate waterstaining and spotting, first and final leaves more noticeably soiled; a few corners bumped or torn away. => Very solid, and with all its obvious use and wear quite attractive.  (41333)   Please RESHELVE This.


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