Romae, Typus Manelphi Malephi, (1638) (Colophon). Small 8vo. Near cont. full calf w. richly gilt back. Gilt lettering on boards ("CANTORA" on front-board, "MAGIORA" on back-board). W. one intact and one partly preserved clasp. All edges gilt. Spine cracked, lower capital lacking leather, extremities a bit worn. Beautiful engr. t-p. (of procession). Printed in red and black throughout. About 2/3 of pp. w. musical notes, woodcut initials. T-p. mounted. About 10 leaves repaired w. (fairly small) loss of notes and text added in neat hand. A few leaves w. small marginal loss, affecting a few letters. (8), 444 pp.
With ex libris of "Rob. de Billy". With printed dedication to Pope Urban VIII; the work gives information on how to conduct religious processions and rites musically, with numerous prayers and chants. Rare. Not in Brunet, not in Graesse.