Catholic Church.- Labre (Benedect Joseph)
Sacra Rituum Congregatione… Positio super dubio, large woodcut device on title, featuring musical angels, a few other ornaments, light age yellowing, occasional spotting, signature of Aloisio Gardellini and secretarial seal on last recto, contemporary vellum boards, gilt title to spine, edges sprinkled red, a little soiled, lower edges of boards repaired, Ex Typographia Rev. Camerae Apostolicae, folio, Rome, 1787; with loosely inserted Alegiani (Giovanni Battista) Ristretto della vita, e morte del servi di Dio Benedetto Giuseppe Labre, woodcut device on title, ownership signature and stamp of ‘Magister sacrarum caeremoniarum Ravannae’, woodcut device, 8vo, Michelangelo Barbiellini, Rome, 1783 (2)
*** First title rare, 4 copies recorded. Collection of works, printed documents and evidences later used for the cause of beatification of Benedict Joseph Labre, French mendicant, Franciscan tertiary, and Catholic saint. Edition probably published for exclusive use of the commission.
Estimated at £400 - £600