Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Interesting liturgica, etc.

A Catholic bookseller colleague has some interesting liturgica that I thought some of our readership would be interested in. It's pricier, but certainly of the higher quality sort of thing. There are some other interesting books as well, including a signed Belloc.

If you're interested in purchasing, email me and I'll put you in contact.

Here are the titles:

Holy Week: The Complete Offices of Holy Week in Latin and English -- A New Explanatory Edition by the Right Reverend Abbot Cabrol, O.S.B. -- Third Edition. Published by A. Mame & Sons/Desmarais & Robitaille at Montreal (1929). A near fine copy. Black flexible imitation morocco covers. All edges gilt. Two silk page markers bound in. Black endpapers. Illustrated. Neat old owner's name verso front free endpaper. Otherwise clean, bright, tight and unmarked. A very nice copy. Bibliography. xxii,376p. $49.95 [pic# 14, 15]

Officium Festorum Pentecostes Ss. Corporis Christi ac Scrmi Cordis Jesu eorumque octavorum pro majori recitantium commoditate e Breviario Romanum excerptum cum Psalmis e Psalterio secundum Novam Versionem Latinam Pii Papae XII. New York: Benziger Brothers (1948). A near fine copy. Black flexible imitation morocco covers. All edges red/gilt. Two silk page markers bound in. Maroon endpapers. Clean, bright, tight and unmarked. A very nice copy. Index. iv,324,22p. $49.95 [pic#16, 17]

Office de la Semaine Sainte, Latin-Francois a l'usage de Rome et de Paris. Traduction nouvelle avec des Reflexions dedie a la Reine. Paris: Claude J. B. Herissant (1730). Contemporary full gilt speckled calf binding. Raised bands to spine. Some wear and rubbing to extremities, with some loss to tail of spine. Sewn endbands - intact and neat. Speckled edges. Marbled endpapers. Small, early identification label neatly to front paste-down endpapers. Ink notation stating "St. Monica's Library Spettisbury Convent" to flyleaf. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Very nice -- an attractive copy. A pre-Revolutionary edition of The Divine Office for Holy Week with Latin and French in parallel translation, dedicated to the Louis XV's Queen, Maria Leczczynska, daughter of King Stanislaus I of Poland. xlviii,670[+2 approbations]p. $195 [pic#12, 13]

Breviarium Romanum pro Sollemnioribus Festis juxta editionem typicam ad usum Monialium Unionis Romanae Sacri Ordinisa Sancta Ursula cum Officiis Propriis a S. R. C. adprobatis capituli generalis anno 1926 habiti. Paris: Typis Societatis S. Joannis Evangelistae, Desclee (1928). Black three-quarter morocco leather over pebbled cloth boards. Some rubbing to extremities, with some moderate loss to area at head of spine. Edges stained red. Grey endpapers. Owner's name, from The Pines, an Ursuline convent/school in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Small inked price to fly-leaf. Three silk page-markers, detached but present. This is a very scarce -- even rare -- copy of the Ursuline Divine Office for solemn feast days, complete in a single volume. Introductory material in French and German. Latin text, with much chant notation. Index. lviii,514p. $175 [pic #20, 22]

Candles in the Roman Rite. By Reverend Edwin Ryan, D.D. Designed by Terence J. Hughes & James R. Howard, Jr. Illustrated by James R. Howard, Jr. Baltimore: A. Gross Candle (1937). Cloth-backed printed mauve paper-covered boards with original buff dust jacket. Mauve endpapers. Illustrated, with full-colour and black & white plates. A clean, bright, tight and unmarked copy in similar, lightly edge-worn dust jacket. A high-quality pictorial instructional piece. Very nice. Scarce. Index. xvi,35[+plates]p. $75 [pic#19, 18]

The Spirit of Gregorian Chant, by Marie Pierik. Boston: McLaughlin & Reilly (1939). Includes much on History and Tradition, Notations and the Modes, The Word and Melody, Rhythm, The Church and Its Liturgy, Melody and the Mass, Organists and Choir Directors. Really a lovely copy, with a hint of wear to the head of spine. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy. 202p. Comes with a copy of the booklet Gregorian Chant - Supplement Teacher's Guide, edited by Sister M. Mario. $95

Ellard, George. Master Alcuin, Liturgist: A Partner of Our Piety. Chicago: Loyola University Press (1956). First edition. Gilt brown cloth hardcovers. Some slight rubbing to covers. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Near fine -- very nice. Bibliography, index. Scarce. xiv,266p. US$145

Wiseman, Nicholas, D.D. [Cardinal]. Four Lectures on the Offices and Ceremonies of Holy Week, as performed in the Papal Chapels. Delivered in Rome, in the Lent of MDCCCXXXVII. London: Charles Dolman (1839). The first English edition. Brown cloth hardcovers, professionally rebacked, with new title label to spine. Original endpapers reattached, and internal hinge repaired. Owner's names, and library inkstamp of St. Michael's College, Toronto. No other library markings. Engraved frontispiece, showing much foxing, and some slighter foxing through text. A nice, tight copy. Scarce. xii,191pp. US$250

Gasquet, Francis Aidan. Henry VIII and the English Monasteries: An Attempt to Illustrate the History of Their Suppression. London: John Hodges (1888). Two volumes. Gilt blue cloth hardcovers. Covers show some shelfwear, and chipping to the head of spines. Corners bumped. Generally good and clean. Hinges tender, and some foxing to edges, front and rear. A clean and unmarked set. Fold-out maps all present and very good. US$100

Knowles, Dom David. The Religious Orders in England -- I: The Old Orders 1216-1340; The Friars 1216-1340; The Monasteries and Their World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1956). Gilt navy blue cloth harcovers. A clean, tight and unmarked copy in similar dust wrapper. Beautiful copy. Bibliography, index. xvi,350pp. US$125

Knowles, Dom David. The Religious Orders in England -- III: The Tudor Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1959). A clean, tight and unmarked copy in similar dust wrapper. Beautiful copy. Bibliography, index. xiv,522pp. US$125

[Monastic Rule -- Byzantine-Slavic Rite] Typicum Asceticum Monasterii Monialium Ritus Byzantino-Slavici a Dormitione B. V. Mariae -- Romae Condendi. Romae/Rome (1958). Grey flexible (stiff) cloth covers. Some slight rubbing and soiling to rear cover. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Very nice. In Latin. Scarce. viii,109p. US$225

Bouyer, Louis. The Meaning of the Monastic Life. London: Burns, Oates (1955). First edition. A clean, tight and unmarked copy in similar dust wrapper. Very nice, a near fine copy. x,209pp. US$45

Cavarnos, Constantine. Byzantine Sacred Art: Selected writings of the contemporary Greek icon painter Fotis Kontoglous on the Sacred Arts according to the Tradition of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, compiled, translated from the Greek, and edited with a Preface . . . New York: Vantage Press (1957). First edition. Cloth hardcovers in dust jacket. A few small, light. dry tape stains to endpapers. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy in similar unclipped dust jacket, showing some slight edge-wear and rubbing. A nice copy. Scarce. Illustrated -- plates. Index. 111p. US$75

Newman, John Henry (Cardinal). Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being A Reply to a Pamphlet entitled "What, Then, Does Dr. Newman Mean?". London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green (1864). First edition. Gilt decorative cloth hardcovers. The first edition, aside from the original pamphlet/parts. Publisher's brown decorative cloth, professionally rebacked with original spine fragments laid down with little loss and preserving nearly all the gilt titling. Repaired corners. Brown coated endpapers. Internally very clean and bright, tight. In general a very nice, clean, solid and presentable copy. Publisher's catalogue dated June 1864 bound in at rear. iv,430,127[appendix,notes,bibliography,postscriptum], 24[publisher's catalogue]p. US$295

Wiseman, Nicholas, D.D. Twelve Lectures on the Connexion Between Science and Revealed Religion. Andover: Gould and Newman (1837). The first American edition from the first London edition. Contemporary black decorative cloth, professionally rebacked, and with repaired corners. Gilt titling to spine. Hand-coloured fold-out map of the Mediterranean world, and all plates present. Owner's signature to ffe, and foxing throughout. Still in general a very nice, clean, solid and presentable copy. Some scattered very light pencil marginalia. xii,9-404pp. US$175

St. Thomas Aquinas [Fathers of the English Dominican Province -- Blackfriars]. Summa Theologica -- First Complete American Edition in Three Volumes: Volume One & Two. New York: Benziger Brothers (1947). Volumes One & Two only (of three). Religious house library stamps, and neat card pocket at rear.. Small paper label to lower spine of dust wrappers. Otherwise a clean, bright, tight and unmarked set. Unused. Each volume is in the original, moderately worn publisher's box with title label. Very nice indeed. US$250

The Faith of Catholics, by Revds. J. Berington & J. Kirk. Revised and recast by Revd. J. Waterworth, with Preface, Corrections and Additions by Rt. Rev. Mgr. T. J. Capel, D.D. Fifth revised edition, otherwise known as the Capel Edition. Published by Frederick Pustet & Co., New York (1910). Three volumes, complete. A lovely set, and scarce in any condition. A grand summary of the teachings of the Catholic Church in a useful reference format. A good apologetical tool, and a means for personal study. Clean, bright, tight and completely unmarked. $225

Belloc, Hilaire. The Path to Rome. London: George Allen & Unwin (1902). First edition. 12mo. Gilt navy blue cloth hardcovers, with colour illustration to front. Short closed tear to head of spine expertly repaired. Some light rubing to covers. Top edge gilt. SIGNED by Belloc on front free endpaper. Some slight foxing to endpapers. Illustrated. Internally bright, tight, clean and completely unmarked copy. xvi,448p. US$275

Manning, Henry Edward (Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster). The Pastoral Office. London (1883). First edition. 12mo. Gilt purple cloth hardcovers. Some slight rubbing and soiling to covers. Yellow endpapers. Hinges tender, cracking at endpapers, but intact. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Nice. Scarce. Index. xiv,240p. US$175

S. Peter of Alcantara [Saint, St.]. A Golden Treatise of Mental Prayer. London: A. R. Mowbray & Co. (1905). First edition thus. Scarce hardcovers edition. Gilt olive green cloth hardcovers. Some light wear/rubbing to extremities, and slight darkening to spine. Darkening to edges. Endpapers show minor foxing, and owner's name. Some scatterred foxing to text. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Very nice. Illustrated with two plates, including a fold-out manuscript facsimile. xxviii,179p. US$125

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