6017. Breviarium Cartusiensis Paris 1522

Breviarium Cartusiense. Paris (Thielman Kerver) 1522.

16:o. (8), ii-vii, ix-ccclii (lacks leaf i and viii, signed a1 and a8) ll. Title printed in red and black with large woodcut, calendar and text printed in red and black, 1 full page woodcut (page cccxxii), last page with printer's woodcut device.
Defective contemporary brown full leather, blindtooled, lacks clasps, lacks upper cover with fittings. First leaves partly loose. Minor foxing. Some contemporary marginal annotations, some underlinings in the text. Overwritten annotation on title. In the beginning 4 leaves and at the end 36 leaves with old (contemporary?) manuscript notes.

The Breviary (Latin: breviarium) is a book in many Western Christian denominations that "contains all the liturgical texts for the Office, whether said in choir or in private." Pope Nicholas III approved a Franciscan breviary, for use in that religious order, and this was the first text that bore the title of breviary. (Wikipedia).

From the library of Sven Höglind.