WITH MARGINALIA AND ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL

Officia propria sanctorum ecclesiae Regiensis a … Ludovico Donio d’Attichi, episcopo Regiensi, ac domino, ad formam Breviarii Romani primo in lucem edita. Nunc autem a … Nicolao de Valavoire eiusdem, in eadem episcopatus sede immediato successore, revisa et emendata.

Aix-en-Provence, Charles David, 1675. [bound with:] Hymni in honorem Bti. Maximi Regensis episcopi. Die XXVII. novembris. In I. & II. vesperis hymnus consuetus, O vir excelsi meriti. [S.l., s.n.,] 1723.

Two works in one vol., 8vo, pp. [18], 78; 4; first work with woodcut device to title, initials, head- and tailpieces; upper margin of title-page excised (repaired), some light dampstaining and other marks; facsimile woodcut arms of Valavoire bound in as frontispiece; bound in eighteenth-century reversed calf; some wear to corners, staining to lower cover; a few corrections and marginalia, with 32 pp. of manuscript notes in an eighteenth-century hand bound in at end.

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Very rare edition of the sanctorale for the diocese of Riez in southeastern France, bound with an unrecorded printing of hymns to St Maximus, the first bishop of Riez, and with thirty-two pages of related manuscript notes.

Issued by Nicolas de Valavoire, who served as bishop of Riez from 1652 until his death in 1685, the Officia propria sanctorum supplies antiphons, psalms, hymns, prayers, and readings for various saints’ days, beginning with the feast on 27 November of the fifth-century confessor St Maximus of Riez. Published by Charles David (1623–1691), this edition superseded that of 1635 issued by Valavoire’s predecessor Louis Doni d’Attichy. The Hymni gives the text of three Latin hymns to St Maximus, the first of which has been considerably revised in manuscript.

The manuscript notes bound in at the end were clearly compiled by an eighteenth-century clergyman of Riez. They open with a page of music on four-line staves for the hymn ‘Christe pastorum caput’. Several Latin hymns to St Maximus follow, with an introduction in the first person and extensive notes in French; the prefatory note begins: ‘En 1746 j’ai corrigé et même refondu mes hymnes de St Maxime comme elles seront ci après … J’ai composé trois de ces hymnes en vers sapphiques sur un ton usité en quelques eglises.’ There follow two Latin hymns to St Thecla, composed in April 1746, and then numerous notes on the text of the Officia propria sanctorum and on other liturgical works, the latest dated reference apparently being to 1755.

I. No copies on OCLC; only one copy on CCfr (BM Avignon). II. Unrecorded.

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