THE ROMAN BREVIARY. Marquess of Bute John, trans.


Edinburgh/London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1908. Hardcover. 4 vols. 956p; 1149p; 1033p; 921p. Ex-library. A complete set of four black cloth hardcover books in good condition. Sticker residue across each spine. Edges lightly bumped here and there. Stamps and call numbers on endpapers and title pages, and card pocket residue on rear endpapers. Some of the ribbon page markers (six in each volume) are detached or starting to detach. Otherwise, text unmarked and binding tight. Sturdy reading copies, still handsome on a shelf despite being ex-library. Item #168629

Rarely found in English, this is a complete Roman Breviary including the Psalter of Pope Pius V. The English translation was done by Scottish aristocrat John Patrick Crichton-Stuart (1847-1900), who converted to Catholicism and became a leading British Catholic, much to the consternation of Protestant Victorian society.

Price: $1,500.00

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