[Gradual]. Graduale Romanum juxta missale ex decreto sacrosancti concilii trindentini, Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu antea editum. Et Clementiis VIII. Etiam Pont. Max. auctoritate nuper recognitum. Cui additus est Cantus Missarum omnium votivarum qui desiderabatur ante hac : item Cantus & Modulationes Kyriales, Hymni Angelici, Symboli Apostolorum, ac omnium prætera quæ in singulis Missis passim decantari solent. Adjecta sunt tandem, Sanctorum omnium Officia, quorum nomina Kalendario Romano descripta reperiuntur. Paris, apud Societatem Typographicam librorum Officii Ecclesiastici ex Decreto Concilii Tridentini, 1609. In-folio.  pp. (title, address and index), 464 pp. (Gregorian singing). Title in red and black with engraved wood representing St. Peter and St. John, print in red and black, large and medium-sized historic ornemental initials presenting religious scenes. Contemporary wooden boards binding, back with 7 raised bands, 4 metall bolts and angles on covers, 4 metal stand supports on the lower cuts, 2 remnants of metal ties on the front cover, red edges.
Rare Parisian edition published under Henry IV, in accordance with the decrees of the Council of Trent and the will of the Counter-Reformation. Forthe conversion of the Béarnais in 1593, marking the end of the wars of religion, the catholic church regained strength and vigour in Paris, as evidenced by the publication of this gradual, on the eve of the regency of the very Catholic Mary of Medici ; Henri was to succumb to Ravaillac’s dagger the following year, in 1610.
Copy enriched with theIntroïtus of the XIXth sunday after Pentecost, contemporary manuscript ( 3 pp. and a line), bound between pp. 448 and 449, other version more developed than the printed version. Some contemporary marginal annotations in French (34), some corrections or musical additions (298, 432 for example.).
Only concerns holidays and Sundays ; texts on the saints in the pp. 465-599 then i-ccxxi, as the index shows, were not selected for this copy. Complete gradual in itself.
Not referenced by KVK or Worldcat or the CCFr, which offers only later editions, nor by Goldsmith.
Inside reinforcements on the first quire, and on the ff. N3, O2-3, R3-4, Hh4 and last leaf; entirely restored back.
Extremly rare copy.
3 500 €