1645 VELLUM Folio SONG OF SONGS Canticles LATIN Italian NOVATI Holy Bible MILAN

Eucharistici amores ex canticis canticorum enucleati a Io. Baptista Novato.
Novati, Giovanni Baptisti. [Mediolani] : [apud Dionysium Gariboldum], [1645]. 1st ed.
Scarce vellum folio by Giovanni Battista Novati, regarding an exegesis of the Song of Songs, or Canticles. Text in Latin. Absolutely complete! Illustrated and beautiful engraved title, as well as dozens of various woodcut initials, devices and diagrams. Bound in worn thin vellum boards, with cracking and shaking to the hinges, the spine with much loss but retaining some covering with striking handwritten titling, as shown. Internally pages a little browned with some minor staining, otherwise in very good condition.Scarce and valuable. 12" x 9'. Novati, Giovanni Battista

Novati, John the Baptist. - Theologian ( Milan 1585 - therein 1648) Order of the Ministers of the Sick (1606), of which he was a consultant and Superior General (1640-46); heroically witnessed the plague in Bologna; was considered an authority in Mariology.