Order Nr. 139109 PAPIRII MASSONI LIBRI SEX, DE EPISCOPIS VRBIS, QVI ROMANAM ECCLESIAM REXERUNT, REBUSQUE GESTIS EORUM. Jean Papire Masson.
PAPIRII MASSONI LIBRI SEX, DE EPISCOPIS VRBIS, QVI ROMANAM ECCLESIAM REXERUNT, REBUSQUE GESTIS EORUM.
PAPIRII MASSONI LIBRI SEX, DE EPISCOPIS VRBIS, QVI ROMANAM ECCLESIAM REXERUNT, REBUSQUE GESTIS EORUM.
PAPIRII MASSONI LIBRI SEX, DE EPISCOPIS VRBIS, QVI ROMANAM ECCLESIAM REXERUNT, REBUSQUE GESTIS EORUM.
PAPIRII MASSONI LIBRI SEX, DE EPISCOPIS VRBIS, QVI ROMANAM ECCLESIAM REXERUNT, REBUSQUE GESTIS EORUM.
PAPIRII MASSONI LIBRI SEX, DE EPISCOPIS VRBIS, QVI ROMANAM ECCLESIAM REXERUNT, REBUSQUE GESTIS EORUM.

PAPIRII MASSONI LIBRI SEX, DE EPISCOPIS VRBIS, QVI ROMANAM ECCLESIAM REXERUNT, REBUSQUE GESTIS EORUM.

  • Parisiis (Paris), France: Nivellius, 1586.
  • square 8vo
  • full brown calf, gilt monogram on front and rear boards, five raised bands, stamped in gilt on spine, all edges stained red
  • (2 blanks), (4) leaves, 421 leaves, (25) leaves

Price: $750.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 139109

First edition in Latin of Masson's History of the Popes from Peter to Gregory XIII (1502-1585). Exlibris bookplate of "John Murphy, Bishop, Cork, 1815" on front pastedown, with his monogram stamped in gilt on the front and rear boards. Unknown exlibrary stamp in ink on front and pastedowns. Ownership inscription in ink on title page. Some rubbing and minor wear to the hinges and spine. Some dampstaining to the bottom corner of the rear 20 leaves. Otherwise a lovely copy in an impressive binding.

One full-page woodcut, one woodcut printer's device on title page, and numerous Initial letters in decorated woodcuts throughout.

John Murphy was a noted Bishop, publisher, and book collector (1772-1847).