Traicté De La Litvrgie [With: Librorvm Gilberti Genebrardi…Catalogus]. Gilbert GÉNÉBRARD, abp. of Aix. O. S. B.
Traicté De La Litvrgie [With: Librorvm Gilberti Genebrardi…Catalogus].
Traicté De La Litvrgie [With: Librorvm Gilberti Genebrardi…Catalogus].
Traicté De La Litvrgie [With: Librorvm Gilberti Genebrardi…Catalogus].
AUTOBIBLIOGRAPHY OF “ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING SAVANTS OF THE 16TH CENTURY” — NCE

Traicté De La Litvrgie [With: Librorvm Gilberti Genebrardi…Catalogus].

Paris, J. II Le Blanc for J. Beguet 1592.

8vo. [xii], 206 [r. 204] leaves. Roman, italic, Greek and Hebrew types, shoulder notes, woodcut title vignette.

Contemporary vellum over flexible paper boards (lightly soiled, small lacuna in front panel and hinge), medieval manuscript spine reinforcements, slightly overlapping edges, evidence of four pigskin ties.

First Edition. A Counter-Reformation leader and famous Christian Hebraist, Génébrard composed this study of ancient liturgy during the last quarter of 1591 address the celebration of the Mass in Greek on the feast day of St. Denis (9 October). He also discusses the Eucharist, other sacraments, chalices, homiletics, vestments, catechesis, incense and the origins of individual fixed elements of the Mass.
     GÉNÉBRARD’S FIFTY-TITLE CLASSIFIED AUTOBIBLIOGRAPHY IS AMONG THE FIRST DOZEN TO BE PRINTED. He compiled the catalog in June 1591 at the request of Pope Gregory XIIII’s personal chamberlain and updates it here with the present title, issued barely six months later. Overlooked by Besterman and by Beyer and Penman, it occupies the final six leaves and is divided into five categories. Four treat his thirty-one printed books and give full title and imprint information and note subsequent editions. His nineteen unpublished works follow. They include his recension of the Bible, polemics, Bible commentaries, a Syriac dictionary and works on the Antichrist, the Talmud and the balance of sacred and secular power.
     A good copy (minor pale stain to the upper portion of a dozen leaves, thin wormtrail in the lower blank margin of a few leaves), some lower and outer edges uncut (on one leaf affecting three shoulder note sorts); 17th/18th-century signature of F.M. Boscheron, title stamp of the Seminary at St. Dié, front pastedown and flyleaf with notes on the book in French made in July 1830.
¶Génébrard, “Librorum Gilberti Genebrardi,... catalogus” in Traicté De La Liturgie (1592) 31; Burnett, Christian Hebraism in the Reformatin Era (1500-1660) 125; Cioranesco 10610; see Taylor’s Book Catalogues ed. Barlow 241 (1591 ed.) and NCE 6:321.
¶For early autobibliographies see Besterman’s The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography and Beyer & Penman’s “Printed Autobibliographies from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries” in Documenting the Early Modern Book World: Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print edd.  Walsby & Constantinidou 161-84 (not very well done).

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