Paris: E. Robert, 189 Rue Saint-Honoré, en face l’Eglise Saint-Roch, No date [c. 1853]. Leather bound. [RELIGION] [FRENCH LANGUAGE]. 24mo (5 5/8 x 3 ¾) ; xx, 416pp ; black goat skin over board, 5 raised bands on spine; gilt-stamped lettering on spine; all edges gilt; gilt dentelles, bronze floral brocade endpapers; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; red & green bound in silk bookmark; light wear to boards, rear fep has light vertical crease, a few light spots; very good plus. OCLC lists only one copy at Yale University. Very good +. Item #1598
A nicely bound and scarce small book for worship, containing the Roman Catholic hymns of Saint Suplice, Sulpitius the Pious, who was a 6th century French bishop of Bourges. Saint Roch (c. 1348-1376/79), was a French patron saint of dogs, invalids, of the falsely accused, and bachelors, who is often called upon to prevent cholera and other infectious diseases. Also included are principal Latin chants.