Rome: Bartholomaei Bonsadini and Titi Diani, 1585. Small folio (315 x 215 mm; 12.5 x 9 inches).  leaves; 453;  leaf index. Title printed in red and black, large engraved printer's device, woodcut inititials in text. Roman and italic type. Contemporary vellum over pasteboard, gilt-lettered on spine, edges speckled red. Provenance: two early effaced signatures on title; Rev. L. Kuenzel (inkstamps on title and pastedown); "SAG" (bookplate). Covers slightly bowed and with some light wear and soiling, small split at head of front joint; some foxing. Item #404985
Early edition of the commentaries on the Psalms by the Italian Benedictine scholar Folengo, first published in Basel, 1540. Folengo left the Benedictine order in 1528, questioning the validity of the monastic vows; he returned to monastic life in 1540. During his hiatus, Folengo came into contact with the Neapolitan reform-minded circle founded by Juan de Valdés. In 1580, his Psalm commentary was added to the Index of Prohibited Books; it was later removed. Adams F-683. Bibles Paris 3413 ( "Vulgate commentée verset par verset" ). Not in STC Italian.
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