1850 · Pesth
A collection of Catholic prayers printed in Fraktur with => an engraved title-page and six religious steel engravings based on paintings by Italian painter Tintoretto (1518–94) and Austrian painter Johann Ender (1793–1854), among others. The compiler Albach was a Franciscan friar.
Binding: Dark blue-purple velvet with silver fittings including a clasp, four arabesque corner bosses surrounding a central decoration of Mary holding baby Jesus on front, and four neat pyramidal corner bosses on back; spine entirely plain. White moiré paper endpapers, all edges gilt.
Provenance: 20th-century signature of Franz Joseph Faveaux on front endpaper. Bound as above, light rubbing to edges and more at corners; light age-toning and some very light foxing variably; some sections with other light to moderate spotting. => A "luxury" production as to both its binding and its handsome plates. (Inventory #: 36125)