Lot 233 of 515:
Christ's wounds on the Shroud of Turin, 1606  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,200
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Iesu Christi Crucifixi Stigmata Sacræ Sindoni impressa. Ab Alphonso Palæoto... explicata. Mellifluis elucidationibus, vt rerum copia vberi amplissimis...
Author:
Paleotti, Alfonso
Place:
Venetiis [Venice]
Publisher:
Apud Baretium Baretium bibliopolam
Date:
1606
Description:

[21], 294, [2], [36] pp, Title-page printed in red & black within an elaborate engraved architectural border; 17 full-page copper engravings. (folio) 28x18.5 cm (11x7½"), later vellum-backed mottled boards. First Edition.

Rare first edition of this analysis of the wounds of Christ as found on the shroud of Turin, composed by Alfonso Paleotti (1531–1610) archbishop of Bologna. His discussion of the shroud is interspersed with a more forensic analysis of the sufferings endured by Jesus, by Daniel Mallonius, an Italian Hieronymite priest.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some rubbing and extremity wear to covers; expert restoration to lower margins of the latter part of the book, repairing worm tracks; very good condition, quite clean.
 
Item number:
298442c
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