Subject: Printed Leaf
Period: 1582 (published)
Publication: Pontificale Romanum ad Omnes Pontificales Ceremonias…
8.7 x 12.5 inches
22.1 x 31.8 cm
A beautiful leaf printed in red and black ink with a woodblock historiated capital on one side. This is from Gregory XIII's treatise explaining the prescribed manner of performing the official ceremonies of the Holy See in matters both spiritual and temporal. It is a fine example of early printing by the house of M. Giunta, considered the leading Italian printer of the 16th century.