New York: Benziger Brothers, 1965. Thick 12 mo. (7 3/8 inches tall), original blind-and-giltstamped pebbled black boards, rounded corners, russet endpapers, colored ribbon markers. Boards covered in a custom black woven sleeve, stamped and monogrammed in blind. Gilt bright, boards and interiors clean, edge-wear and fraying along top edge of custom sleeve. Very good indeed. Item #830
American edition of the Morning and Evening Office from the Roman Breviary. This edition, prepared for Benziger Brother ("Printers to the Holy See and the Sacred Congregation of Rites") for publication in the United States, is printed in red-and-black throughout. "This edition of Morning and Evening Prayers of the Divine Office was edited by Bede Babo, O.S.B. and designed by Frank Kacmarcik. It is set in 9 point and ten point Times Roman Linotype and printed on 30 lb. bible paper. The type was set by Ruttle, Shaw and Wetherill, Phildelphia, Pa. It was printed and bound by the Nicholas Press. Totowa, New Jersey. The Work was completed on the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 25, 1965." Translated by Dr. Christine Mohrmann and prefaced with an Apostolic Letter of Pope John XXIII, the Motu Propio: "Rubicarum Instructum" (July 25, 1960) giving approval to the new collection of rubrics of the Roman Breviary and Missal. Bound after the publication statement on the colophon with a short 'Supplement for Sisters of Saint Joseph." Imprimatur of Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York (dated "February 19, 1965").