Monday, December 14, 2015

Book Sale — Liturgical Manuals, Music, Rare Items

It's been a while since we've offered any books for sale. Here are a few from my collection, a mixture of rubrics, rituals, monasticism, and music. Many of these books are out-of-print. I will start with a list of titles, and if you're interested in seeing photos and details, click "Read more..." below.
  • Wapelhorst, Compendium Sacrae Liturgiae, Juxta Ritum Romanum (1931). (sold)
  • Mueller, Handbook of Ceremonies for Priests and Seminarians (1950). (sold)
  • Fortescue, O'Connell, and Reid, The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described (2009). (sold)
  • Angrisani, Daily Breviary Meditations: Meditations for Every Day on the Scriptural Lessons of the Roman Breviary (1954). (sold)
  • The Priest's New Ritual for the Convenience of the Reverend Clergy in the Administration of the Sacraments and Various Blessings (1927/1941). Still available
  • Officium Parvum Beatae Mariae Virginis, Breviario Romano Excerptum, cum Litaniis Sanctorum (1944). (sold)
  • The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Confraternity edition (1947). (sold)
  • Nicholson, Liturgical Music in Benedictine Monasticism: A Post-Vatican II Survey (1986). (sold)
  • To Prefer Nothing to Christ: Saint Meinrad Archabbey 1854-2004 (2004). Still available
  • Hood, From Repatriation to Revival: Continuity and Change in the English Benedictine Congregation, 1795-1850 (2014). Still available
  • The (Old) St. Basil's Hymnal (1935). (sold)
  • The New Saint Basil Hymnal, Accompaniment Edition (1958). (sold)
  • The Pius X Hymnal (1956), large format edition. (sold)
  • The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book, Complete Edition (1947). (sold)
To purchase any of these or to ask me a question, please use my NLM address (pkwasniewski@newliturgicalmovement.org).

[SOLD] Wapelhorst, Innocentius, O.F.M. Compendium Sacrae Liturgiae, Juxta Ritum Romanum. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1931. xii + Signed by a seminarian, 1938. [One thing I find very interesting are the three notes penciled into the front title page, in the early 40s: "Rubrics growing too formalistic: two blocks up, two over, straight ahead. They were cut down after Trent. About time for another shearing. Till then we are strictly held." And: "Every young priest ought to give himself five years training in these matters. 1940 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45." And: "Three 'Bone' Rules of Liturgy. Know what to do. Understand what you do. Mean what you do." Pencil notes of the same author neatly found on a number of pages. Cover not in the best condition but the binding is still secure. $50 or best offer + s/h.

[SOLD] Mueller, John Baptist. Handbook of Ceremonies for Priests and Seminarians. 14th English ed. St. Louis: B. Herder, 1950. xiv + 460. Excellent condition. Fold-out in the back. $20 or best offer + s/h.

[SOLD] Fortescue, Adrian, J. B. O'Connell, and Alcuin Reid. The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described. 15th edition. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. 498 + index. This book, of course, is very much in print, but I can sell this copy cheaper. Selling at Amazon for $70. This one, which is brand new, for $50 + s/h.


[SOLD] Angrisani, Most Rev. Joseph. Daily Breviary Meditations: Meditations for Every Day on the Scriptural Lessons of the Roman Breviary. 4 vols, with ribbons. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1954. Each volume ca. 550 pages, total of over 2,200 pages. In a burgundy case. As far as I can tell, this is an extremely rare set. (E.g., Loome is asking $90 for a single volume.) The pages are whiter than these evening photos make them appear. $140 or best, + s/h.


The Priest's New Ritual for the Convenience of the Reverend Clergy in the Administration of the Sacraments and Various Blessings. Compiled by the Rev. Paul Griffith. Baltimore: John Murphy, 1927, repr. 1941. 340 pp. This book, also very rare, is TINY (see photos) and yet has a lengthy appendix containing short rites of baptism and matrimony in French, German, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Bohemian, and Spanish (pp. 310-40). Alas, a former clerical owner has struck through with pencil all the exorcisms in the rite of baptism, probably in response to some confusing instruction in the 1960s, but it looks like these could be erased carefully. The binding is failing but the book still holds together. $40 or best + s/h.

[SOLD] Officium Parvum Beatae Mariae Virginis, Breviario Romano Excerptum, cum Litaniis Sanctorum. Ed. Rev. J. M. Lelen. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1944. A compact edition of the Little Office of the BVM, entirely in Latin, with the long (traditional) Litany of Saints in the back, together with the brief sacramental formulas. Text inside in good shape; cover worn; somewhat fragile condition. $15 + s/h.

[SOLD] The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A Revision of the Challoner-Rheims Version, under the patronage of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Paterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1947. viii + 762 pp. Ex-library. This is the "Confraternity" version that was much used prior to the Second Vatican Council. Good notes on the text; appendix with chart of Epistles and Gospels for Sundays and Holy Days in the usus antiquior, and color maps. $5 + s/h.

[SOLD] Nicholson, Dom David, O.S.B. Liturgical Music in Benedictine Monasticism: A Post-Vatican II Survey. 3 hardcover volumes (the third being Liturgical Music in Cistercian Monasticism). St. Benedict, OR: Mount Angel Abbey, 1986. x + 188; ix + 170; x + 142. A beautiful and rare set that brings together research on the way in which hundreds of monasteries responded to the Council and the liturgical reform, as regards the manner of celebrating the Mass, the language, the music, the retention of Gregorian chant, etc. A crucial research tool for someone working on the decline and revival of monasticism in the past 50 years. The first vol. has marbled endpapers. $120 for the set, or best offer, plus s/h.

To Prefer Nothing to Christ: Saint Meinrad Archabbey 1854-2004. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., ed. St. Meinrad, IN: Abbey Press, 2004. xi + 520 pp. Paper. This is a collection of essays on the history of the Archabbey: its founder, its preconciliar days, its missionary work with Indians, its foundations, its buildings and artwork, etc. Hard to find. $40 + s/h.


Hood, Alban, O.S.B. From Repatriation to Revival: Continuity and Change in the English Benedictine Congregation, 1795-1850. Farnborough, Hampshire: St. Michael's Abbey Press, 2014. xiv + 246 pp. A highly detailed study of this period of English monasticism. List price £24.95; price for this copy, $18 + s/h.


[SOLD] The (Old) St. Basil's Hymnal. Detroit: The Basilian Press, 1935. 289 pp. + index. Most people are familiar with The New Saint Basil Hymnal, but few have seen the granddaddy from 1925, with Healey Willan as musical editor. Interior in great condition, binding delicate. $25 + s/h. 

[SOLD] The New Saint Basil Hymnal, Accompaniment Edition. Cincinnati: Ralph Jusko Publications, 1958. xv + 335. Hardcover. Excellent condition. Note that this is not the "Singer's Edition" but the much larger Accompaniment Edition, which is relatively rare. $50 + s/h.

[SOLD] The Pius X Hymnal. Boston: McLaughlin & Reilly, 1953, rev. 1956. xxviii + 511 pp. Deluxe hardcover edition, large format, three ribbons. excellent condition, a little creasing on the corner and top spine. This once-popular hymnal, which contains a fine selection not only of English and Latin hymns but of easier 3- and 4-part polyphony, was printed in many versions, including a slim melody-only edition and a complete edition in smaller format. This, however, is the large format edition, 7.5" x 10.5", that would be especially good for an organist or director. In all my years of collecting, I have only come across this twice. (I'm keeping the other one!) $75 + s/h.

[SOLD] The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book -- Complete Edition. Ed. Nicola A. Montani. Philadelphia: St. Gregory Guild, 1947. Hardcover. xviii + 621 pp. This classic hymnal has been reprinted in cheap facsimiles, but this is a mint condition copy from 1947. It's true that there's some schlock in here (as can be expected from the period), but just as with The Pius X Hymnal, the St. Gregory has a remarkable number of good SATB Latin pieces (e.g., the Schubert and Haydn Holy Week music), including some polyphony. $20 or best, s/h.

To purchase any of these or to ask me a question, please use my NLM address (pkwasniewski@newliturgicalmovement.org).

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