London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1958. Tenth edition. Small folio (10 inches tall), original cloth, red top edge, original dust jacket. Book about-fine, loss to dust jacket at the top of the spine. Near-fine. Item #427
New edition, revised and enlarged, of The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described. First prepared and published in 1917 by Adrian Fortescue, "the greatest authority on the liturgy of the Roman Rite the English-speaking world has ever known" (Michael Davies). After Fortescue died in 1923 (at age 49) Canon J.B. O`Connell stepped in oversee the preparation of the third edition ("revised and augmented") of 1930. This edition consists of the following: Part I. General Principles Concerning Ceremonies, Part II. The Holy Sacrifice, Part III. Evening Services, Part IV. The Liturgical Year, Part V. Occasional Functions. Appendix I. The Installation of a New Parish Priest, Appendix II. The Ceremonies of the Ritual used in the United States. The second appendix was prepared by the Reverend Frederick R. Macmanus, Professor of iturgy at the Catholic University of America. With O'Connell's Foreword to the Tenth Edition and a brief Preface by Francis, Archbishop of Birmingham, dated “Archbishop’s House,/Edgbaston, Birmingham, 16/16 June, 1958." Approbations. A handsome copy of a comprehensive edition of this liturgical classic.