Lot 12
Jan Amos Komenský (1592 - 1670) A MANUAL

Leather lacquered book
22 x 15,5 x 5 cm (h x w x d)

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Manual. Manualnjk Or Gádro cele Bibli Swate. Summu wsseho co God Ledem I. k Wěřenj wyjewil. II. to Czinenj ordered. III. k Expectation promised. Fully and fully inclusive. Amsterdam, Gabriel and Roy, 1658. Set in small type, initials, title, lines. The work is a practical excerpt from the six-part Kralicka Bible with the aim of visually familiarizing the reader with biblical events, the text was already completed in 1623, but it was printed in Holland many years later, but still during the author's lifetime. Since we do not know the original redaction of the text burned in Lešno, this edition can be considered the first preserved. The pocket format was intended for easier distribution and smuggling. Decorative lacquered leather binding with rich embossed floral decoration on both boards and spine, initialed J.B. and dated 1786, with red trim. A rare early bohemic print. Bibliography 4238.