Title Latin Hymns with Original Translations, 1868 : In Four Parts; Dies Irae, Stabat Mater (Dolorosa), Stabat Mater (Speciosa), Old Gems in New Settings
Book Condition Good+ with no dust jacket
Publisher N. Y. : D. Appleton & Company; 1868
Seller ID 3800
8vo (9") 23 cm; HARDCOVER. Original binding of calf leather over beveled boards, gilt lettering, black tooled decor, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, 7 full-page b/w illustrations on glossy plates, [xxxiv] + 76 + 36 + 28 + 78 + 5 pages. Text printed with obsolete long s that resembles f. ; Part 1 states 5th edition, others state 2nd. Famous medieval Latin hymn texts and their various English translations in singable form (rhyme and equivalent meter). Includes 13 singable English versions of Dies Irae, plus one parody in Latin and English, plus music in 4-parts, and several other hymns in like manner. ; Leather chipped 1cm at crown, board edges worn, 14 consecutive leaves have small corner crease not affecting text. Gift note dated 1868 penned on front blank page. Both hinges intact. Overall very attractive book.