18 December 2003
Sacerdotale Romanum ad consuetudinem S. Romanae Ecclesiae aliarumque; Ecclesiarum ex Apostolicae Bibliothecae... summa nuper cura iuxra S. Tridentini Concilii Sanctiones emendatum, & auctum. Venice: Domenico Nicolini, 1585.
4o (225 x 169 mm). Printed in red and black. Gothic types. Musical notation: square notes in black on four-line staff printed in red. Woodcuts in text, woodcut initials. (Puncture through final two gatherings catching letters, some light staining in upper margin at beginning.) Contemporary limp vellum (puncture on rear cover, lightly soiled).
A handsome post-Tridentine service book. The various offices perfomed by a priest are included, as well as miscellaneous liturgical texts and sections on music theory and performance and exorcism. A woodcut of the "Guidonian Hand" demonstrating the hexachord is printed on Ss1v. Adams L-1270; BMC/STC Italian, p.750.
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