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Church. Missale defunctorum. Officium defunctorum cum suo
cantu et psalmi poenitentiales cum litaniis, precibus, et orationibus ex libello
ad modum ... Matthaei Coferati. Florentiae: Ex typo. Bernardi Paperini, sumpt.
Sebastiani Scaletti, 1727. Small 4to (22 cm). 111, [1 (blank)] pp.
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Handsome edition of the missal for the Catholic funeral service.
Edited by Jacobo Antonio Mariottini. Text includes the funeral rites,
prayers, penitential psalms, music, etc. Title-page printed in black and
red and with a great woodcut of souls in hell (or is it Purgatory?); skull and
cross bones tailpieces in addition. The sung portions have the music.
Provenance: The name
set forth with slight variation in three places, “Revd. William A. Keating,
Brunswick St., Cork” one of these being dated 1842. Signature in two
places of E. Joseph Esser, 1911.
Uncommon: OCLC locates only this copy, now properly deaccessioned.
Contemporary black goat, dry and a little abraded; old gouge
to back cover. Corners renewed at later time with lighter color leather. Lacks
front and rear free end-papers. Ex-library with bookplate on front pastedown,
rubber-stamp on rear one and on bottom edge of the closed book. Private ownership
marks as above, and an additional older monogram to title-page. Occasional
spotting, light staining in lower inner margins; overall light age-toning.
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