Antwerp: Ex Officina Plantiniana, Balthasaris Moreti, 1640. Reubens, Peter Paul. 4to. (12),447,(35)pp. Indices. Copper engraved title by Peter Paul Reubens. Large woodcut printer's device on verso of final (privilege) leaf. Elaborately blind tooled paneled calf, a bit worn, nicely rebacked, black morocco spine label. Inked ownership notation at top blank margin of title. A series of letters from Pius V to prominent men of his time (from 1566 to 1572). It includes references to the war with the Turks and the Battle of Lepanto (1571). The editor, Francois Goubau, was the Spanish ambassador to Rome. (Inventory #: 4787)
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