[Prayer book]. Winklhofer, Johann Nepomuk. Tägliche Andachts Übungen zum Gebrauch Ihro Kaiserlichen Majestät der Königin zu Hungarn und Böheim.

[Austria], 1777.

8vo. German manuscript (brown ink) on paper. (2), 341, (7) pp. With pen-and-ink frontispiece (crucifix on recto, double-headed eagle on verso). Contemporary full calf with giltstamped spine and spine title label. All edges gilt.


A rare calligraphic edition of the popular prayer book composed for Empress Maria Theresa, including numerous prayers, litanies and psalms for everyday service. The frontispiece shows the crucifix of Emperor Ferdinand II; the scribe signs his name and dates his work in a ribbon underneath the Habsburg eagle on the verso.

Margins fingerstained, pp. 84-90 slightly waterstained. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his signed and stamped ownership, dated 1974, to flyleaf. A charming example of 18th century Austrian popular piety.

Cf. Kayser I, 60. Not in Holzmann/Bohatta.

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