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Lot 0312
Author: Bellarmine, Roberto Francesco Romolo, Saint
Title: Explanatio in Psalmos
Place Published: Coloniae [i.e. Cologne, Germany]
Publisher:Bernardi Gualter
Date Published: 1611

[16], 847, [24] pp. Elaborate engraved pictorial title page. Text in 2 columns, in Latin, with some side notes in Hebrew. (4to) 19.5x15.5 cm (7¾x6"), period full pigskin elaborately tooled in blind, with nativity scene in large central compartment on front cover, the baptism of Christ depicted on rear cover; with catches and remains of leather clasp straps.

An explanation of the Psalms by the Italian Jesuit and Cardinal in the Catholic Church Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), one of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation. He was canonized a saint in 1930.


Normal light wear to covers but quite sound and attractive; old ink ownership signatures to title page; brown marginal staining to latter third of contents intruding into text towards the end; very good overall.

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St. Bellarmine explains the Psalms 1611

Estimate $400 - $600Feb 22, 2018