Ducale Campidonensi (Kempten); Ratisbonae (Regensburg): Aloysium Galler (Alois Galler); Typis Jacobi Russwurm, civici typographi, 1777. Later edition (Missale Romanum) First edition (Proprium Missalis Ratisbonensis). Hardcover. Folio (14 3/4 x 9 1/4"). , 542, cxxiipp (Missale Romanum); 58, pp (Proprium Missalis Ratisbonensis). Contemporary gilt tooled full calf with four ornamental brass corner pieces on each cover and two clasps. On the front cover is a large oval stamp containing the Cross, a heart pierced by three arrows and the Holy Monogram within an aureole and an ornamental border. On the back cover is a large oval stamp containing a heart pierced by a sword underneath the letters PIA M (Pia mater) topped with a crown, all within an aureole and an ornamental border. All paper edges gilt. Six large silk ribbon markers. Marbled endpapers. Half-title and both title pages in red and black lettering. Large title vignette of Last Supper engraved by Rudolph Johann Storcklin (1723-1756). Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials.
This handsome and beautifully produced 18th-century Roman missal contains the prescribed prayers, chants and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. It is splendidly illustrated throughout with 12 full-page engravings (including one with two images) by Rudolph Johann Storcklin and the Klauber brothers (Joseph Sebastian and Johann Baptist).
Text and music staves printed in red and black, in double column, within an ornamental border.
Proprium Missalis Ratisbonensis: Una Cum Festis Novis. Jussu Et Authoritate Reverendissimi et Illustrissimi Domini Domini Francisci Xaverii, Episcopi Ratisbonensis etc. etc. Recognitum: This Ratisbon Missal published in 1836, with the approval of the city's Bishop Franz Xaver Schwäbel ,contains a list of the new religious holidays as well as the prescribed prayers, chants and instructions for their celebration.
Binding with closed tear along front joint, but front cover still firmly holding. Head of spine slightly chipped. Contemporary previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Previous owners' Ex-libris on front free endpaper. Lower margin of a few leaves expertly repaired (not affecting lettering). Minor worming at upper margin of pp 513-518 (not affecting lettering). Book block slightly starting at rear. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #43219