[BREVIARUIM CADURCENSE illustrissimi & reverendissimi in chrito patris d d Bertrandi-Baptist-Renati du Guesclin Pars Aestiva]

(Paris: Jean-Baptiste Coignard and Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, [1745]).

A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ROMAN BREVIARY FROM FRANCE. The Breviary was the liturgical book of the Latin liturgical rites of the Catholic Church prior to 1974. It contains all the public or canonical prayers, hymns, the Psalms, readings, and notations for everyday use, especially by bishops, priests, and deacons in the Divine Office. Item #29218

A handsome 18th century edition. With handsome initials, tables, calendars, printed music, etc. 12mo, in contemporary full calf, the spine with gilt tooled compartments between gilt tooled flat bands, the tools feature palm fronds, the cross and the sacred heart. aii-cii, 564, cxxxix, [18] pp. Well preserved, the leather is a bit worn but less then is typically found for books used daily in churches, the text still quite clean and fresh and solid, lacking ai, title.

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Price: $150.00