BINDING -- VALIER, A. Opusculum de benedictione agnorum dei a Stephano Borgia. Rome, 1775. lxv, (1) pp. W. engr. ti-vign. 4°. Beautiful cont. cf. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt back & sides elaborately dec. with floral/leaf motifs. (W. libr. stamp on ti., else a very clean copy with ample margins).Agostino Valier (1531-1606), also Augustinus Valerius or Valerio, was an Italian cardinal and bishop of Verona. He was a reforming bishop, putting into effect the decisions of the Council of Trent by means of administrative and disciplinary measures. - Only 1 copy in NCC (Maastricht).
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