St. Louis: B. Herder, 1943. 12 mo. (7 5/8 inches tall), original black pebbled cloth, coated endpapers, all edges red. Bookplate. A near-fine copy. Item #992
"THE SPLENDID EXAMPLES OF SACRED LATIN POETRY FOUND IN THE DOMINICAN MISSAL AND BREVIARY" Handsome Herder edition collecting the Hymns of the Dominican Rite—edited by Aquinas Byrnes, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Established in 1834 as the first studium generale of the Dominican Order in the United States, the Dominican House of Studies was moved to the nation's capital in 1903 and built near the newly-established Catholic University of America (conforming to the Dominican practice of establishing studia in proximity to a major university). In 1941, the studia was subsequently designated as an Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology with authorization to confer ecclesiastical degrees. Edited by Aquinas Byrnes with valuable footnotes and a lengthy, multi-part Introduction concerning the elements of Latin hymnody, along with Acknowledgement and Bibliography and a brief Preface differentiating the Roman rite from the Dominican rite. The main text is composed of: Hymns of Daily Use, Hymns of Frequent Use, Hymns of the Seasons, Hymns of Our Lord, Hymns of Our Lady, Hymns of the Angels and Saints, Hymns of the Commons, The Rhymed Office of St. Thomas Aquinas, Latin Authors, Metrical Authors. Concludes with an Index of Latin Hymns and an Index of English Hymns. Approbations. An excellent copy.