1658 · Romae
An important work written, by another Franciscan, to aid in the canonization of Cardinal Ximénez: He died in 1517 and this shows his intervention in North African affairs and wars => from shortly after his death through 1657.
Complete, with the => handsome full-page engraving signed "Dom. Barr." showing Ximénez on a hilltop outside of Oran with the city and a furious battle behind him in the background; additionally, this offers a number of variously chosen initials, several large renditions of various coats of arms, and the => half-page-plus in-text woodcut of a large church, chapel, or tomb (in fact the Holy Sepulchre?), captioned from Isaiah 11:10 ("and his sepulchre shall be glorious"). Four small worshippers approach this pile, including — in the lead — one figure slightly oversized that is surely meant for Ximénez himself.
Provenance: Ex–Theological Institute of Connecticut, properly deaccessioned.
Palau 244997. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine extra, all edges speckled red; rubbed with some loss of leather, front joint split but cover strongly attached. Ex-library: light pencilling and inking on endpapers, institutional embossed stamp on several leaves. Age-toned, and with some signatures browned; one leaf with a bit of margin torn away and a few others with natural paper flaws. (Inventory #: 36662)