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BREVIARIUM ROMANUM EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI - - 1854. 
4 vols. of 4 (147 x 92). Printed in red and black in 2 columns. Text in Latin. All edges gilt. Red and richly gilt decorated morocco with Armorial to each board. Individual speckled calf lift top cases with red and gilt title labels and marbled paper lining. Joint cracked at foot of two cases. A very attractive setThe volume containing the daily hours of Roman Catholic Prayers was published as the Breveiarium Romanum (Roman Breviary) until the reforms of Paul VI (1963-1978). As here the Breviarium is often conveniently divided into 4 volumes each following the seasons, Winter (Pars Hiemalis), Spring (Pars Verna), Summer (Pars Aestiva) and Autumn (Pars Autumnalis. The Armorials incorporated into the decoration are the coat of arms of Engelbet Sterckx (1792-1867), Cardinal and Archbishop of Mechelen.
[Bookseller: Richard V Wells]
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