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[A Jesuit pocket devotional containing prayers and woodcuts, some from the late 16th century, the whole assembled in the late 18th century].

[A Jesuit pocket devotional containing prayers and woodcuts, some from the late 16th century, the whole assembled in the late 18th century].

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Oratio contra omnes, tum maleficorum , tum daemonum incursus.
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BEIN 2013 962: Two Jesuit stamps at top of prayer, "Oratio contra omnes ... "
Title devised by cataloger.
On a French vellum manuscript sheet (21 x 25 cm) possibly from the 17th century, 11 small woodcut illustrations (each, approximately 6 x 4 cm) have been mounted, nine on the recto, two on the verso. The sheet has then been folded into ninths, making it of a size (7 x 5 cm) that can be put into a pocket.
Five of the woodcuts can be lifted up to reveal folded texts underneath.
Underneath an image of St. John Nepomucene, is a prayer (19 x 14 cm, unfolded) against demons titled "Oratio contra omnes, tum maleficorum , tum daemonum incursus." The imprint at the end is of the Inquisitor of Turin: "Fr. Bartholomeus Rocca de Palermo, Inq. Taurini vidit, permittitque, et imprimatur." Printed on the verso of a page of text with title "Jesus + Maria / Jesus Nazarenus, Rex Judaeorum.
Underneath an image of St. Ignatius is a prayer (17 x 12 cm, unfolded), in Latin and German, with title "Contra mala pestem et sicia contra ignem tempestates."
Underneath an image of St. Anastasius is an image of and a Latin prayer to St. Agatha (4 x 9 cm, unfolded) and underneath an image of a patriarchal cross is an image of the three holy kings (Caspar, Melchior, Balthasar) and an account of them in German.
Finally, in the center of the devotional, underneath an image with title, "Conceptu B M V," are some slightly mutilated sections of text in German (3 x 3 and 4 x 3 cm), with a piece of stiffened paper (6 x 4 cm) sewn inside for reinforcement.
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1 sheet : illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm
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Object ID: 15793500
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