Lovely old edition of the hard to find "Saint Andrew Daily Missal with Vespers for Sundays and Feasts", in side by side English and Latin, by Dom Gaspar Lefebvre O. S. B. of the Abbey of S. Andre, published by Liturgical Apostolate Abbey of St Andre, Belgium, Imprimi Potest: theodorus Abbas Monasterii Sancti Andreae, Imprimatur Jos. Van der Meersch, Vic. Gen, 1949. Book is bound in brown fine leather with ribbed spine extending into decorations on the leather front and gold gilt trim on the leather wrapping to the interior of the covers, with decorative linings and end papers, marker ribbons, gold gilt tinted outer page edges. It measures 6 & 1/2" tall, 4 & 1/8" wide and 1 & 1/2" thick. Inside the ffep is an old label "Librairie St. Luc, Bruxelles", which may be the shop that sold this originally or indicate an original Church ownership, and a person's name is hand written next to this, with no other writing or markings in this book. It has 1,928 pages plus an index in the back, just a wonderful edition. Condition is used, with wear on the leather binding mostly on the spine especially upper and lower edges, still pretty on the outside and nice patina to the old leather. Inside the front cover there is some separation which we think is actually evidence that this binding has already had a repair or re-glue, as it feels quite sturdy and strong and has certainly withstood the use in our personal collection for many years after its past, as it came to us from the estate of a Priest. Some truly unique illustrations here and there as well.
Item ID: RB-88
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