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    The Shape Of The Liturgy by Dom Gregory Dix

    This book is in good condition. There is substantial wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is affixed to the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The origin of this essay was a paper read at their request before the Cowley Fathers during their General Chapter in August 1941. I have ventured, therefore, in this different form to offer it again to the members of the oldest, the most respected and in more ways than one the greatest of our Anglican communities of priests...." - Introduction: The Purpose Of This Essay from The Shape Of The Liturgy


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    HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: `IM OTIYOT ME`UTAROT VE-TSIYURIM B-TSEVA`IM SHONIM LE-SEDER LEL HAG HA-MATSOT. PETAH DAVAR, HAKDAMAH, HE`AROT U-MEKOROT. HAGADA ; THE NARRATIVE OF ISRAEL'S REDEMPTION FROM EGYPT. SEDER RITUAL FOR PASSOVER-EVE; HAGADA. by Eisenstein, Judah David. Illustrated by Lola [Sic]

    New York: Hebrew Publishing Company. 1928. Paperback. amr4, hag4, inbt, mea . Paper Wrappers, 12mo. iv-xviii, 72, 71 pages. Includes many illustrations. 19 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page. Yaari Nr. 2097. Paginated in duplicate. "New translation with annotations by J. D. Eisenstein....Targum hadash be-lashon Anglit tsahah `al yede Yehudah David Aizenstin. Mugah `al pi huke ha-dikduk `im makfim ve-mafsikim, matgim be-milot she-hen mal`il, ve-tsiyun `al sheva na`. " Attractive blue cloth with period sphynx & pyramid illustration on cover. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Wrappers worn and repaired with tape, some pieces missing, inner pages clean, overall good ++ condition (HAG-8-24A) .


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    The Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada by General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada

    This book is in very good condition. There is no wear to the cover boards, edges, and corners. The owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is affixed to the front end page. The pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. "On 29 January 1971, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada resolved to direct the National Executive Council, to initiate a process of revision of Church Services without delay, which will produce alternatives to services now offered by the 1959 Canadian Book of Common Prayer ; and which will provide guidelines for their use throughout the Anglican Church of Canada. The Synod also resolved, that in future revisions of our Common Prayer Book, more emphasis be given to permissive forms and less to mandatory forms of public worship, in order that in the use of one common book, we may still achieve that flexibility and variety we deem desirable. And that in the mean time General Synod be asked to give guidance to diocesan authorities in relaxing the rigid conformist notes still written into our Common Prayer Book...." - Introduction from The Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada


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    Benedicite or the Song of the Three Children. by CHILD CHAPLIN, G.C

    London: John Murray, 1882.. Eleventh edition. Being Illustrations of the Power, Beneficence, and Design Manifested in His Works. Pp.xii/364/32(publisher's catalogue), small embossed bookselle's stamp (Simms, Bath) to lower corner of front free endpaper, spotting to closed page edges and preliminaries, armorial bookplate of Convent of the Immaculate Conception OSF Bocking Essex to inside front board, gift message pasted to blank preliminary page. Blue bevelled cloth with central gilt dove motif to front board, gilt title to spine. G+. .


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    Early Sources Of The Liturgy by Lucien Deiss

    This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, and spine. There are alo stains on the front cover board. The edges are slightly worn and the corner have minimal bumps. The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front cover board, and his seal is on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned around the edges. ""To return in mind and heart to the sources of the liturgy" Pius XII The collection, Early Sources of the Liturgy , presents the principal texts concerning the primitive liturgy from its origins to the fourth and fifth centuries. The following are the sources which we have at our disposal at the present time from which to discover the liturgy: - The narrative of the institution of the Lord's Supper according to the three-fold synoptic tradition and the First Epistle to the Corinthians. This narrative is at the centre of all celebrations of the Eucharist." - Introduction, Early Sources Of The Liturgy


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    Lay Hands on the Sick --SIGNED-- by Swizdor, Matthew, OfF.M. Conv. Dorniak, Joseph, O.F.M. Conv., Cover Art

    Granby, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Franciscan Friars, St. Hyacinth College and Seminary , 1993. Near Fine 1st Printing stated Trade paperback, 129 pages, bibliography, 284 grams/10 oz. Binding is tight; signed by author on half title page; tiny crease to bottom front corner, tny rub to corner tips1-inch crease by fore-edge to back cover; slight rub to spine ends; two tiny stains to fore-edge, do not affect the text, otherwise, pages are clean, no marks to text, no owner information, gift messages, store stamps, remaimder marks, or moisture damage. CONTENTS: History and background of the healing service; prayers for a healing service; testimonials. Scriptures are from the New American Bible, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine edition. IMPRIMI POTEST, Daniel Pietrzak, O.F.M. Conv., Provincial; NIHIL OBSTAT: Msgr. Thomas F. Devine; IMPRIMATUR: Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, Springfield, Ma. Will gift wrap, no charge, just state the occasion. Signed by Author. 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Joseph Dorniak, O.F.M. Conv, Cover Art.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    A History of Anglican Liturgy by G. J. Cuming

    This book is in good condition. There is some wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "In 1900 W.H. Frere began the preface of A New History of the Book of Common Prayer with the words: Nearly half a century has passed since the first edition of Mr. Procter's History of the Book of Common Prayer was published; it has been a period full of an enthusiasm for liturgical studies which is almost, if not quite, without parallel.While these facts speak eloquently of the solidity and value of Mr. Proctor's work, they also explain amply why it was necessary that it should undergo considerable change...." Preface from A History of Anglican Liturgy


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    Seder Hag[g]adah shel Pesah [in Hebrew]. Form of services for the first two nights of Passover by Philips, A. Th., ed.; Russoto, H. A., music

    New York: Hebrew Publishing Co, 1925. Revised edition. Cloth. Text block separated else a good copy, tear to free end paper.. 63, 30 pp. Illus. with b/w drawings. In English and Hebrew. First published in 1912. Nice illustrations.


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    The Orthodox Liturgy by The Fellowship Of S.S. Alban And Sergius

    This book is in very good condition. There is minor wear to the cover and its corners. The inside pages are crisp, clean, and white. The previous owners name is written on the front inside cover. "In the worship of the Eastern Orthodox Church are many things that must at first seem strange to a Western Christian. Some explanation of these things is needed to help him to begin to learn how to join in heart and mind in the offering of that worship." - The Orthodox Liturgy


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    Mass of the Roman Rite, The by Jungmann, Joseph

    This is a revised and abridged edition, in one volume, of the classic study of the Roman Catholic Mass, by Father Joseph Jungmann, S.J. This volume, while convenient, lacks the extensive footnotes of the complete, two-volume edition. However, there are some textual revisions in this volume that make it more up to date than the older English language edition. The original was the 1949 German edition.


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    The Church And The Catholic And The Spirit Of The Liturgy by Romano Guardini

    This book is in very good condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards has some wear but minimal The edges are worn considerably at the top and bottom of the spine. The corners have been bumped considerably. There are several transparent stains on the cover boards. The previous owners nam is written on the inside of the front cover board. His seal is affixed to the front end page. The pages are relatively white, crisp and clean. The binding is tight and solid. "A religious process of incalculable importance has began-the Church is coming to life in the souls of men. This must be correctly understood. The Church has, of course, been continuously alive in herself, and at all times of decisive importance for her members. They have accepted her teaching, obeyed her commands; her invincible vitality has been their strong support and the ground of their trust. But, with the development of individualism since the Middle Ages, the Church has been thought of as a means to true religious life- as it were a God-designed framework or vessel in which that life is contained-a viaduct of life but not life itself. It has, in other words, been thought of as a thing exterior from which men might receive life, not a thing into which men must be incorporated that they may live with its life." - I. The Awakening Of The Church In The Soul, The Church And The Catholic And The Spirit Of The Liturgy


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    HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: `IM OTIYOT ME`UTAROT VE-TSIYURIM B-TSEVA`IM SHONIM LE-SEDER LEL HAG HA-MATSOT. PETAH DAVAR, HAKDAMAH, HE`AROT U-MEKOROT. HAGADA ; THE NARRATIVE OF ISRAEL'S REDEMPTION FROM EGYPT. SEDER RITUAL FOR PASSOVER-EVE; HAGADA. by Eisenstein, Judah David. Illustrated by Lola [Sic]

    New York: Hebrew Publishing Company. 1928. Hardcover. amr4, hag4, inbt, mea . Original Publisher's Cloth, 12mo. iv-xviii, 72, 71 pages. Includes many illustrations. 19 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page. Yaari Nr. 2097. Paginated in duplicate. "New translation with annotations by J. D. Eisenstein....Targum hadash be-lashon Anglit tsahah `al yede Yehudah David Aizenstin. Mugah `al pi huke ha-dikduk `im makfim ve-mafsikim, matgim be-milot she-hen mal`il, ve-tsiyun `al sheva na`. " Attractive blue cloth with period sphynx & pyramid illustration on cover. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Some wear to covers and some stains here and there, otherwise very good condition (HAG-8-24) .


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    Singing the Psalms: Why and How by Gilligan, Michael

    Theological, historical, and pastoral reasons why Psalms should be sung, not recited. Introduction to the use of Gregorian Psalm tones, for singing the Responsorial Psalm at Sunday Mass. How to interpret the text, especially in view of its natural accent. Practical considerations for every parish.


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    Liber processionarius regularis observantiae Ordinis Cistercensis, in Hispaniarum Regnis iussu capituli Prouincialis nuper correctus by GREGORIAN CHANT - CISTERCIAN PROCESSIONAL

    Salamanca: Juan Baptista de Terranova, 1569. 8vo (140 x 96 mm). [8], 155, [1] leaves. Printed in red and black. Typographic music throughout: 5-line staves in red, each with a line of printed text below. Title woodcut of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, printer's woodcut device on recto of last leaf, woodcut initials. A modest copy: washed and with tears with loss to ff. 104 and 106, repaired tear to f. 103. Modern parchment over boards. Provenance: 18th-century (?) inscription on final leaf, "Díos me favorezca."*** A portable volume of chant for Cistercian monks. "A small portable liturgical book of the Western Church, containing the chants, rubrics and collects appropriate to liturgical processions ... [the processional] is of particular musical interest since it contains antiphons, verses, rhymed Preces and even polyphonic chants that do not occur in other liturgical books.... Each of the religious orders imposed a processional of its own, and these were propagated through manuscripts and subsequently in printed editions. The processionals of most of the orders have remained substantially identical with the originals through the history of each order" (Oxford Music Online, art. M. Huglo). An exception was the Cistercian processional: in the 12th century the Cistercians carried out a reform of liturgy and chant, and reduced the number of processions to two: thus the earliest Cistercian processional manuscripts contain only the chants for Candelmas (2 February) and Palm Sunday. Over time more processional chants were added to the repertory, for the feast of the Ascension, the Assumption of the BVM, the feast of St. Bernard (founder of the order) on 21 August, the feast for the Nativity of the Virgin, etc. The earliest printed Cisterican processional appeared in Zaragoza in 1511 (RELICS 2860, locating one copy); later Zaragoza editions followed in 1514 and 1550; a couple of Paris editions also preceded this edition. All the sixteenth-century editions are quite rare, and the eminent scholar Michel Huglo was evidently unaware of their existence: "The Cistercian processional must have been printed at about the same time as the antiphoner (1545), but no edition except that of 1689 is known" (art. cit.) The preliminary matter of our edition contains the privilege, dated 13 May 1569, a preface discussing music generally and sacred music, and a table of contents. Many of the rubrics (liturgical instructions) are printed in smaller type contained within the height of a stave. This edition contains all the processions mentioned above, along with later additions, such as the procession for All Souls' Day ("In die animarum") which contains the liturgy and instructions but no music, and two Offices for the Dead, the first being for the burial of deceased fellow Cistercians (Officium pro praesenti defuncto). USTC, OCLC and RELICS list a dozen copies, of which four in the US (Hispanic Society, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Florida, and Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library). Palau 137705; USTC 338265; RELICS (Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census), 1913 (providing a complete contents list); Wilkinson, Iberian Books: Books Published in Spanish or Portuguese or on the Iberian Peninsula before 1601, 6595; Ruiz Fidalgo, La Imprenta en Salamanca, 72; Gozzi, Le fonti liturgiche a stampa della Biblioteca musicale L. Feininger presso il Castello del Buonconsiglio di Trento, II: 868.


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    Liturgical Piety by Rev. Louis Bouyer

    This book is in very good condition . There is minimal wear and staining to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards.The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear of any markings. "In his Encyclical Mystici Coporis Pope Pius XII has affirmed that, "mysteries revealed by God cannot be harmful to men, nor should they remain as treasure hidden in a field, useless. They have been given from on high precisely to help the spiritual progress of those who study them in a spirit of piety. For, as the Vatican Council teaches, 'reason illumined by faith, if it seeks earnestly, piously and wisely, does attain, under God, to a certain and most helpful knowledge of mysteries...'"...." - Foreword from Liturgical Piety


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    Missale Romanum, ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum. Pii V. Pont. Max. iussu editum by MISSAL, Roman

    Paris: the Associated Booksellers to the Church (apud Societatem Typographicam Librorum Officii Ecclesiastici), 1600. Folio (362 x 245 mm). Collation: ã6 ê6 î4 (i4 blank) õ6 ũ6 ãã6 êê4; A-Z Aa-Yy6. [38], 228, 42 leaves. Double column, printed in red and black, double rule page-borders throughout. 57 pages with printed music (staves red-printed). Woodcut title illustration of Saints Peter and Paul, seven full-page woodcuts (the first in two blocks: a woodcut border and small Annunciation cut), five small woodcut vignettes including two repeats, and approximately 368 historiated initials in various sizes and from various series. Small tear to corner of title-leaf, occasional foxing, very occasional offsetting of red ink, small stains in gutters in quire O, finger-soiling in Canon (quire X), small rust-hole in f. 212 (NN2) affecting 3 letters, last few leaves with narrow marginal dampstain and slight creasing to upper fore-corners. Bound in contemporary French gold-tooled and -stamped light brown goatskin, covers paneled with double fillets, inner panel with fleurons at outer corners, inner corners with large stamp of leafy branches emerging from a small medallion with winged cherub's head, large central oval medallion of the Crucifixion on upper cover and Annunciation on lower cover, smooth spine (with recessed cords) decorated with overall double fillet panel with tiny fleurons at corners, gilt edges, plain endpapers, remains of numerous fore-edge tabs in paper, pale green or pink silk, and black silk for the Mass for the Dead. Corners bumped, slight wear, front cover slightly rubbed, a few small holes to lower cover, foxing to endpapers. Provenance: contemporary inscription in French on front flyleaf listing "Messes pour tous les iours de la sepmaine" (Masses for every day of the week); loosely inserted armorial papercut, unidentified arms (lion rampant, on a chief three roses). *** An imposing post-Tridentine Missal, an unrecorded issue in a fine Parisian gold-tooled binding. The illustrations of this copy differ from the other known copies of this edition. The binding tools appear on other books published by the same publishing consortium, and have been associated with religious lay confraternities founded by Henri III in the 1580s. In 1570, with the papal bull "Quo primum," Pope Pius V imposed uniformity on the rites of Mass, previously a hodge-podge of different local traditions. That bull was printed in all subsequent missals; it is accompanied here by papal and royal privileges which supply crucial information concerning the publishing history of this edition. Jacques Kerver was the first French libraire to obtain a privilege for the publication of liturgical works. When he died in 1583, the privilege passed to his widow, who ceded it to a consortium of booksellers: Sebastian Nivelle, Guillaume Chaudière, Guillaume de la Noue, Michel Sonnius, and Thomas Brumen (cf. Renouard, Imprimeurs et libraires parisiens du XVIe siècle, IV, 22). That privilege expired on 22 December 1595. This edition includes Papal and Royal renewals of the Kerver privilege for the printing of "sacred books" (Missals, Breviaries, and Offices of the Virgin), granted respectively by Clement VIII and Henri IV, both on 4 April 1596. For Thomas Brumen, who had died in 1588, the Royal privilege substitutes his son-in-law and heir Jean Corbon II, and adds the names of Claude Chapelet, identified as bookseller to the Academy, and Jamet Mettayer and Pierre L'huillier, respectively Royal printer and Royal bookseller. (Mettayer was also the official printer for the Royal confraternities.) The preliminary matter further includes the reformed (Gregorian) Paschal calendar for the years 1582 to 1700, a table of moveable feasts for 1589 to 1621, the Rubricae generalis missae, the Ritus servandus in celebratione Missae, and an index of Saints' names. The second part of the Missal, separately paginated, contains the Commune Sanctorum. The subjects of the full-page illustrations are: the Annunciation: a small cut within an historiated woodcut border in twelve compartments, showing four scenes from the life of the Virgin, alternating with angels and the four Evangelists (fol. êê4v); the Nativity (B4v), Crucifixion (T6v, opening the Canon), Resurrection (X4v), Pentecost (AA1v), Last Supper (BB3r), and Last Judgment (PP2v). These monumental woodcuts, influenced by Italian and Flemish mannerism, derive from various engraved sources, including at least one engraving (the Resurrection) used by Jamet Mettayer in an Office of the Virgin published in 1586. The five smaller woodcuts, printed from three blocks, include a Crucifixion scene showing Longinus piercing the side of Jesus (repeated twice), the Last Supper, and a smaller, primitive Crucifixion cut. Ruth Mortimer, describing an edition by Kerver from 1574, noted that the elaborate historiated initials, containing "figures of the saints, the Evangelists, and ... New Testament scenes, may be attributed to the same artists who worked on the illustrations. The blocks are so detailed as to give the impression of additional illustrations rather than initials." As in previous editions, the initials were chosen carefully here to match the text: for example, the four Rs opening the word Requiem in the Mass for the Dead (ff. XX5 ff.) incorporate a skeleton and funeral scenes. The full-page woodcuts had appeared previously in the Kerver-consortium's 1588 edition (cf. an illuminated copy offered by Breslauer in 1981, cat. 104/II, no. 192). Only a few copies of these repeatedly printed Paris post-Tridentine Missals survive in public collections, and precise descriptions are few. The most thorough description is that by Ruth Mortimer of the Harvard copy of the 1574 Kerver edition. Both that edition and the 1583 edition, of which there is a copy at the Newberry Library, are illustrated with only two full-page woodcuts, including the canon cut of the Crucifixion used here, and numerous smaller woodcuts. (The title of the 1574 edition bears the same Peter and Paul cut, while the 1583 edition has Kerver's device.) The present copy represents a previously unrecorded variant issue of the 1600 edition, of which the two other copies located (at the Austrian National Library [digitized] and with Sokol Books, catalogue 65/64) are illustrated with engravings, all but one of which differ iconographically from the present woodcuts. (The exception is the aforementioned Resurrection woodcut, which is a reverse copy of the engraving.) The typesetting, other than the title, appears to be identical, but rather than a letterpress title-page and woodcut full-page illustrations, the other copies have an engraved title and seven full-page engravings. Another variant setting occurs in quires M and N: both issues have the small Longinus woodcut on M1v, but the spaces here filled by 3 small woodcuts (one used twice) are left blank in the other copies. The existence of multiple editions of these post-Tridentine Paris Missals is documented, for example by Mortimer, who noted that in 1574 Kerver printed two folio editions, as well as quarto and octavo editions. From the early 1570s to the end of the century, these liturgical books, now rare, were churned off the presses to meet the needs of priests and clerics throughout France and beyond (several copies of the Kerver or Kerver-consortium editions survive in Spanish and Italian libraries). Under these circumstances the existence of multiple editions and variant issues is not surprising. The attractive Parisian binding shows signs of hasty finishing: the cornerpieces, using a popular cherub's head and leafy branch motif, are single stamps, and those on the upper cover are unevenly placed, so that three of them overlap the double fillet panel. It is, however, a luxury binding of high-quality goatskin, and its decoration is charged with meaning, which remains to be completely teased out. Several variants of the Crucifixion and Annunciation medallions were used on the bindings of a number of devotional books published by the present publishing consortium, or by its individual members. A few of those bindings bear a motto (Spes mea Deus) used by members of the Confraternity of Penitents of the Annunciation, founded by Henri III in 1583. Possibly by extension, the Crucifixion stamp itself has been associated with the confraternity and with the three other "congregations" established by that devout monarch in 1583-85. The same large Crucifixion and Annunciation medallion stamps were used in a similar center- and cornerpiece design on the aforementioned Breslauer copy of the 1588 edition of this Missal, and in a dated binding from 1599 covering a 1508 Verard book of hours in the British Library (shelfmark c29f16, reproduced in the BL Database of Bookbindings). In both cases, the corner feuillage stamps are different but the central medallions appear to be identical to those on this binding. Similar but not identical stamps, besides those cited in the sources below, are found on: a copy of Mettayer's 1586 Pseaultier de David, recently offered by the Paris booksellers Laurent Coulet and Ariane Adeline, in their catalogue "1586: Jamet Mettayer et les Confréries de Pénitents"; an Officium beatae Mariae Virginis (Paris: apud Societatem Typographicum, 1586), using both the Annunciation and Crucifixion medallions, set within a fanfare design (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, Réserve 8 Z 6685 INV 9940); and a book of hours for the use of Amiens (Paris: for Guillaume de La Noue, 1589), bound with several devotional tracts (BnF B-27949; Lacombe 492), which has a very similar Crucifixion stamp (not cited by Coulet and Adeline in their typology of 9 different Crucifixion stamps, or 8 stamps and one variant, that used here being no. 8). Given these facts, the possibility cannot be excluded that the publishers were in some way involved in commissioning the bindings, of this and the other "Crucifixion medallion" bindings found on their imprints. This exceptional copy is of great interest for the history of publishing, printing, illustration, and binding; it raises questions about the very concept of an edition, about the transmission of images, and about the relations between printer-publishers, bookbinders, and book buyers in the hand-press period. USTC 137500 (Austrian National Library only, variant issue - not in their OPAC). Cf. Harvard/Mortimer French 378 (8 June 1574 edition). Not in Weale-Bohatta or Amiet. On the binding, cf. Hobson & Culot, Italian and French 16th-century Bookbindings (1991), 62; Claude La Charité, "Henri III, Le miroir des religieux (1585) de Louis de Blois et `la troisiesme couronne à frere Henri de Valois,'" Revue de Bibliothèques et Archives du Québec, no. 2 (2010), online; Needham, Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings (1979), 82.


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    The Ancient Catholic Church by Robert Rainy

    The book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. The previous owner's name is stamped on the inside of the second front page, and the date is also stamped there, too. "As earlier volume of the Series was devoted to the subject of Apostolic Christianity. The present narrative proposes to contemplate the life, growth, and influence of what, as distinguished from medieval and later developments, is called the early Catholic Church. The period in view is nearly that which has been named the Patristic. It has also been denominated, but not perhaps very happily, the period of Christianity under its Antique and Classical form.... - Author's Preface from The Ancient Catholic Church


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    Novveav livre d'Eglise à l'vsage de Rome, pour la commodité vuniverselle des Laiques. Premiere Edition reduite en un Volume... Auec un Exercice du Chrestien pour les Ames deuotes... Enrichy de nouuelles Figures by CONFRATERNITY BINDING -

    Paris: Pierre Rocolet, Pierre Charpentier, Mathurin Denis, Claude Calleville, 1644. 12mo (147 x 81 mm). [60], 911, [1], clxviii pp. Engraved frontispiece and 12 engraved plates. Red and black printing. Woodcut tailpieces. Tear to the Table des feste mobiles (a5), slight mold in gutter of pp. 896-7. Contemporary calf, sides framed in double gilt fillets, central motif of the Cross with the Arma Christi (the emblem of the Confraternity of the Penitents of the Holy Cross), and the gold-stamped name Charles (on front cover) de Meru (on lower cover) at top within double fillet cartouches, spine panelled in compartments with gilt fleurons, edges gilt (rubbed), front pastedown covered with early childish scribbles. Provenance: Charles de Meru, supra-libros; Du Coz, signature on front flyleaf.*** A confraternity binding on an abundantly illustrated and lavishly printed pocket breviary. Printed in small types, the edition is ornamented with woodcut tailpieces, several printed in red, and one in both red and black. Printed in small types, the edition is ornamented with woodcut tailpieces, several printed in red, and one in both red and black. By the 17th century the confraternities of Penitents numbered in the hundreds, so much so that they came to be known by the colors of their robes (the white, green, blue, black penitents, etc.). Baudrier and Galle describe a binding tool used by a branch of penitents known as the "Compagnie des pénitents de la Sainte-Croix, Mort et Passion de Notre-Seigneur-Jésus-Christ," founded in 1681, but earlier bindings with similar tools belonging to other Penitent confraternities are known. Bridwell Library, for example, owns a late 16th-century or early 17th-century example on a late 16th-century Book of Hours. The present example appears to be mid-17th century. As in the later examples cited by Baudrier and Galle, the name of the confrère to whom this breviary was given is stamped above the confraternity's emblem. Cf. Julien Baudrier & Léon Galle, Armorial des bibliophiles de Lyonnais, Forez, Beaujolais et Dombes (1907), vol. I, p. 156.


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    The English Missal For Laity by W. Knott And Son Limited

    This book is in very poor condition. The spine is loose and coming apart. The cover is worn and the lettering is gone. The edges and corners are worn There is water stains to the pages and cover.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front board. The silk place markers have disintegrated. The pages are also tanned and yellowed but still readable. The English Missal is a translation of the Roman Missal used by some Anglo-Catholic parish churches. After its publication by W. Knott & Son Limited in 1912, the English Missal was rapidly endorsed by the growing Ritualist movement of Anglo-Catholic clergy, who viewed the liturgies of the Book Of Common Prayer as insufficient expressions of fully Catholic worship. The translation of the Roman Missal from Latin into the stylized Elizabethan Early Modern English of the Book of Common Prayer allowed clergy to preserve the use of the vernacular language while adopting the Roman Catholic texts and liturgical rubrics. The only difference in content from the Roman Missal is the English Missal's inclusion of certain texts from the Book of Common Prayer, including optional prayers from the ordinary of the Prayer Book's Communion Service and the lessons for Sundays and major feast days from the Prayer Book's lectionary, which was itself taken from the earlier Sarum Use Mass of pre-Reformation England.


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    SEFER HA-HAYIM. THE BOOK OF LIFE: A COMPLETE FORMULA OF THE SERVICE AND CEREMONIES OBSERVED AT THE DEATH-BED ... by Vidaver, H[enry]

    New York: J. Rosenbaum. 1889.. Hardcover. AMR4, liturgy2, INBT, MEA . 8vo. 194 pages. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 4542. Goldman 87. "Lewis Abraham, Rutland VT" pencilled on rear endpaper in 19th century hand. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism – liturgy – texts; Jewish mourning customs. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Harvard) . Covers rubbed, binding shaken, pages tanned, overall good condition. (AMR-41-30) .


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    Divine Liturgy OF The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church with Variables, Complete Rubrics and Commentary The Saint Sarkis Church, by Saint Sarkis Church, London

    This book is as new. The only problem is that it does not have a dust jacket. "The present translation of the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church has been made from the 'Mystery-Book' printed in Jerusalem in 1927 in accordance with the reading ofthe oldest texts under the supervision ofthe late Armenian Patriarch ofJerusalem, Archbishop Eghishe Durean (1860-1930). The Armenian Liturgy has had several translations into English. Almost all the previous translations are out of print. Some of them are incomplete, in that they do not contain the celebrant's secret prayers. Others are printed together with the liturgies of other churches and are intended for purposes of study by liturgists. All of them are arranged in a manner which is confusing to the reader, especially to those who try to use them for devotional purposes during the performance of the Sacred Liturgy. Above all, none of them is wholly satisfactory from the point of view of exactitude of rendering. In this respect the best among them are the works of F. E. Brightman and of F. Theodorus Isaac (Ter-Issahakian)." - Preface, Divine Liturgy OF The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church with Variables, Complete Rubrics and Commentary The Saint Sarkis Church,


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    HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: `IM OTIYOT ME`UTAROT VE-TSIYURIM B-TSEVA`IM SHONIM LE-SEDER LEL HAG HA-MATSOT. PETAH DAVAR, HAKDAMAH, HE`AROT U-MEKOROT. HAGADA ; THE NARRATIVE OF ISRAEL'S REDEMPTION FROM EGYPT. SEDER RITUAL FOR PASSOVER-EVE; HAGADA. by (xt) Eisenstein, Judah David. Illustrated by Lola [Sic]

    New York: Hebrew Publishing Company. 1928. Hardcover. amr5, hag 5, inbt ae . Original Publisher's Cloth, 12mo. iv-xviii, 72, 71 pages. Includes many illustrations. 19 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page. Yaari Nr. 2097. Paginated in duplicate. "New translation with annotations by J. D. Eisenstein....Targum hadash be-lashon Anglit tsahah `al yede Yehudah David Aizenstin. Mugah `al pi huke ha-dikduk `im makfim ve-mafsikim, matgim be-milot she-hen mal`il, ve-tsiyun `al sheva na`. " Attractive blue cloth with period sphynx & pyramid illustration on cover. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to spine with some pages loose. Otherwise Good Condition. (HOLO2-62-26A) .


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    The Book of Common Prayer by Century Hutchinson

    This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the cover boards. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is affixed on the contents page. "It hath been the wisdom of the Church of England, ever since the first compiling of her Publick Liturgy, to keep the mean between the two extremes, of too much stiffness in refusing, and of too much easiness in admitting any variation from it. For, as on one side common experience sheweth, that where a change hath been made of things advisedly established (no evident necessity so requiring) sundry inconveniences have thereupon ensued; and those many times more and greater than the evils, that were intended to be remedied by such change: So on the other side, the particular Forms of Divine worship, and the Rites and Ceremonies appointed to be used therein, being things in their own nature indifferent, and alterable, and so acknowledged; it is but reasonable, that upon weighty and important considerations, according to the various exigency of times and occasions, such changes and alterations should be made therein, as to those that are in place of Authority should from time to time seem either necessary or expedient. Accordingly we find, that in the Reigns of several Princes of blessed memory since the Reformation, the Church, upon just and weighty considerations her thereunto moving, hath yielded to make such alterations in some particulars, as in their responsive times were thought convenient: Yet so, as that the main Body and Essentials of it (as well in the chiefest materials, as in the frame and order thereof) have still continued the same unto this day, and do yet stand firm and unshaken, notwithstanding all the vain attempts and impetuous assaults made against it, by such men as are given to change, and have always discovered a greater regard to their own private fancies and interests, than to that duty they owe to the publick...." - The Preface from The Book of Common Prayer


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    Heaven & Earth in Little Space: The Re-enchantment of Liturgy. by BURNHAM, Andrew

    Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2010. 9781848250055. 1st edition. "This timely and important book explores what renewal of the liturgy might mean in a so-called post-modern society where the corporate practice of religion is in decline and where religious language and public worship have lost much of their appeal. ..Avoiding any notion of a reversion to some imagined golden age, still less a wholesale antiquing of the liturgy and devotional practice, it offers a critical reappraisal of what is done in worship and how it is to be done. Particularly helpful is the analysis of the place of music." Pp.xxviii/228. Paperback. VG. .


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    Further Anglican Liturgies: 1968-1975 by Colin O. Buchanan (Editor)

    This book is in good condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards has some wear. The edges are worn also. The corners are bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are clear of all markings. Some yellowing has occurred to the pages. "This volume stands third in a line of liturgical reference books. In 1962 the Oxford University Press published B.J. Wigan's collection, The Liturgy in English ( LiE ), which included in English all the Anglican eucharistic texts from 1549-1960 which he had been able to obtain.1 A second edition was published in 1964,2 and is still in print at the time of this writing. In 1968 this was followed by the present writer's Modern Anglican Liturgies 1958-68 ( MAL ) from the same Press. MAL supplemented LiE in several ways, not only by adding new texts, but also by giving a brief background history to the production of all texts in both books ( with the exception of the Church of England's own texts of 1549-1662, which are very fully covered in many other writings)...." - Preface from Further Anglican Liturgies: 1968-1975


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