The Ancient Liturgy Of The Church Of England
According to the uses of sarum bangor york and hereford and the modern roman liturgy. arranged in parallel columns by the rev. william maskell m.a. second edition.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. clxi + [iii] + 237 pp. Title, running titles and headings in black letter. Main text in Latin, appendices in Greek and English, preface and notes in English. Bound in vellum with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. all edges gilt. A little spotting of fly leaves and traces elsewhere, but otherwise a fine crisp copy. Armourial bookplate of Pierce Butler with later signature and also on verso of first free endpaper. Decorated by publisher's device (no. xix) on title page and by initials. The book prints the Latin text of the mass according to the ancient uses of Salisbury, Bangor, York and Hereford and the then current Roman use, arranged in parallel columns. Additional material includes the Liturgy of St Clement and The Order of Communion from the First Prayer Book of King Edward VI. The extensive preface and notes are by William Maskell (1814-90), Liturgical scholar and antiquarian. Educated at Oxford and ordained in 1837, he held two Church of England livings. Holding extreme high church views, he later converted to Rome and retired to live in Bude. Second edition of a title first published in 1844. A fine example of Pickering publishing, beautifully printed by C. Whittingham of Chiswick. (Keynes, p.78). The bookplate has the crest of the Irish Butler Earls of Carrick and the name of Pierce Butler, a name which frequently appears in the family. He may be tentatively identified as Pierce Somerset Butler (1801-65), MP for Kilkenny, 1843-52.
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