Bibliotheca casinensis : seu Codicum manuscriptorum qui in tabulario casinensi asservantur series : per paginas singillatim enucleata notis, characterum speciminibus ad unguem exemplatis aucta / cura et studio monachorum Ordinis S. Benedicti abbatiae Mont Tomus Primus

By: Monks of the Monte Cassino Monastery; Tosti, Luigi, 1811-1897.

Price: $395.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Cix, [iii], [1], 397; 290 ( Florilegium Casinense) , with 21 coloured plates. Bound in full leather with a magnificent medieval look -- heavy wooden boards covered in pebbled dark brown leather, blind ruled and blind stamped with a floral design, spine has five raised bands witth gilt titles. Front and back covers have brass furniture corners and there are two clasps, one still functional, the other with just the catch to the front cover, gilt top edge. Binding has some rubbing and a bit of abrasion at spine tips, otherwise good. Interior end papers are foxed, title page has old institutional stamp, cracking at title gutter due to immense weight of the binding, some foxing throughout but otherwise very nice. Plates are bright and fresh and very appealing. . An accounting of the manuscripts in the Monte Cassino monastery library, overseen by the Benedictines with selections from early and medieval theological writers. The Prolegomena is signed by Tosti, a Benedictine historian who lived at Monte Cassino at the end of his life. A magnificent copy with wonderful plates. Very heavy. Overseas shipping will require additional postage; Folio 13" - 23" tall

Title: Bibliotheca casinensis : seu Codicum manuscriptorum qui in tabulario casinensi asservantur series : per paginas singillatim enucleata notis, characterum speciminibus ad unguem exemplatis aucta / cura et studio monachorum Ordinis S. Benedicti abbatiae Mont Tomus Primus

Author Name: Monks of the Monte Cassino Monastery; Tosti, Luigi, 1811-1897.

Categories: Antiquarian/Rare, Manuscripts, Religion - Monasticism, Illustrated Books,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Monte Cassino, Typographia Casinensi: 1873

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9471

Keywords: Manuscripts Monte Cassino Illuminations Benedictines; Monasteries,