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A Liturgical Discourse of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Containing a clear, facil, solid Explanation in general and particular, of its Substance, Nature, Quality, Antiquity, Use, Rites and Ceremonies, deduced out of the Sacred Scripture, Apostolical Tradition, Holy Councils, Orthodox Fathers, continual Practise of Gods Church, and Unanimous Consent of all Christian Nations.

The First and Second Parts

By Richard Mason, Angelus a Sancto Francisco

1669-1670 - London

7.25" by 5", (38), 184, (8), (2), 318, (26)pp

 

DETAILS

A scarce first edition of A Liturgical Discourse by Richard Mason, known as Angelus a Sancto Francisco.

Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering.

First Edition.

In Two Parts, complete.

Place of publication from Wing M936.

Angelus a S. Francisco, whose secular name was Richard Mason, 1599 1678, was an English-born Franciscan friar, and author. He was ordained by an Irish Catholic Bishop around 1624. He left the secular priesthood to become a Recollect friar. Having gone to the friaryseminary of St Bonaventure at Douai, he was approved for missionary work in England in 1632 but was recalled two years later to become vicar and novice-master at St Bonaventure's, dedicated to serving the needs of the English mission. By 1637, Mason had become superior of St Bonaventures, and professor of thelogy.  During the 1650s, Mason returned to England, and in 1659 was created doctor of divinity. Mason was at Douai in 1663 but for much of the next decade he was at Wardour, Wiltshire, the only Franciscan in the Arundell family's long roll of Catholic chaplains. He served as chaplain to Henry, third Lord Arundell and In dedicating to his patron A Liturgical Discourse of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (first part published 1670, second part 1669) Mason extolled his piety and his royalist role in the civil wars.

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm. There is almost no wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have slight browning to the page edges, occasional spots, and handling marks. There are also occasional slightly browned tidemarks. There is an ink inscription on the front blank. Overall the condition is very good.

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