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Books for Devotion: Private Prayer and Piety through Eight Centuries

Checklist of the Exhibition

BIBLES, PSALTERS, AND BREVIARIES

[Bible. Latin]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Paris, c. 1250].

Biblia integra: summata: distincta: sup[er]eme[n]data: utriusq[ue] testame[n]ti [con]corda[n]tijs illustrata. Basel: Johann Froben, 27 June 1491.

Sefer Tehillim [romanized Hebrew]. The Book of Psalmes with the New English Translation, Published by Johannes Leusden. Utrecht: John van de Water, 1688.

Psalterium cum apparatu vulgari familiariter appresso. Lateinisch Psalter mit dem teütschen Nützlichen dabey gedruckt. Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1499.

[Breviary. Use of Rome]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy, early 15th century].

[Breviary. Benedictine Use]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Padolirone, Italy, c. 1431].


BOOKS OF HOURS

[Book of Hours. Use of Sarum]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Saint-Omer, France, c. 1330].

[Book of Hours. Use of Sarum]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Flanders, c. 1420].

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Florence or Fiesole, c. 1470].

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France, c. 1480].

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Northern France, c. 1525].

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, 22 August 1498.

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Paris: Thielman Kerver for Gilles Remacle, 16 September 1499.

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, 20 March 1497.

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Paris: Gillet Hardouyn, [c. 1515].

[Book of Hours. Use of Rome]. Paris: Widow of Thielman Kerver [Yolande Bonhomme], 30 March 1523.

The Primer Set Furth by the kinges maiestie & his Clergie, to be taught, ler[n]ed, and red: & none other to be used thorowout all his Dominions. [London]: Reprinted without any alteration, [c. 1710].


VERNACULAR PRAYER BOOKS

[Prayer book. German]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Germany, c. 1475].

Sinte Bernard[us] Souter tot onser lieuer vrouwe[n] Maria. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 8 October 1491.

Bertoldus. Zeitglöcklein des Lebens und Leidens Christi. Basel: [Johann Amerbach], 1492.

Bertoldus. Horologium devotionis. Cologne: Johann Landen, [c. 1498]. [Bound with:] Thomas à Kempis. Meditationes de vita et beneficiis Jesu Christi, sive Gratiarum actiones. [Cologne: Johann Landen, c. 1498]; Jacobus Lupius Rebello. Tractatus fructus sacramenti penitentiae. Paris: Guy Marchant [for Jean Petit], 18 December 1498; Speculum Animae Peccatricis. Paris: Guy Marchant for Jean Petit, 24 September 1499.

[Devotions to St. Anne. Dutch]. Illuminated manuscript on paper and vellum. [The Netherlands, c. 1500].

Hortulus animae. Lyons: Johannes Clein for Anton Koberger, 19 November 1513.

St. Bridget of Sweden. Von den syben sondern Frewden Marie die sie hie in Zeyt gehabt. Und von syben sondern Frewden die sie yetz zu Himel hat. [Augsburg: Johann Otmar, c. 1515].

Utilissima provisione a ogni fidel christiano desidero di salvar l’anima sua, massime nel tempo della morte. Cremona: Christoforo Draconi, 1579.

Les sainctes prieres de l’ame chrestienne escrites & gravees apres le naturel de la plume. Engraved throughout by Pierre Moreau. Paris: Pierre Moreau, 1644.

Heures nouvelles dédiées à Monseigneur Dauphin, écrites and gravées par Elisabeth Senault. Paris: Claude de Hansy, [c. 1690].

Geistliches Hand- und Beth-büchl. Einer Christ-Catholischen Seel zum ewigen Trost. Manuscript on paper. [Germany (?), 18th century].

Johann Cundisius. Neu-vermehrter Geistlicher Perlen-Schmuck. Oder: Des Christ-löblichen Gott und Tugend-liebenden Frauenzimmers aller-edelster Leibes und Seelen Vierrath. Striegau: Johann Gottfried Webern, [c. 1724].

Tägliche Andachts-übungen, zum Gebrauche weiland ihro kaiserlichen Majestät Mariä Theresiä, Königin zu Ungarn und Böheim. Vienna: Ignaz Grund, [c. 1770].


ENGLISH PRAYER BOOKS

St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. Saint Austens Manuell, or litle Booke of the Contemplation of Christe. London: John Daye, 1574. [Bound with:] St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. Certaine select Prayers gathered out of S. Augustines Meditations, which he calleth his selfe talke with God. London: John Daye, 1574.

A Booke of Christian Prayers, collected out of the auncie[n]t writers, and best learned in our tyme, worthy to be read with an earnest mynde of all Christians, in these daungerous and troublesome dayes, that God for Christes sake will yet still be mercyfull unto us. London: John Daye, 1578.

A Booke of Christian Praiers, collected out of the ancient writers, and best learned in our time; worthy to be read with an earnest minde of all Christians in these daungerous and troublesom daies, that God for Christs sake will yet stil be merciful unto us. London: The Company of Stationers, 1608.

Daniel Featley. Ancilla pietatis: or, The Hand-Maid to private Devotion: Presenting a Manuall to her Mistresse, furnished with Instructions, Hymnes and Prayers. Fitted to the Dayes of the Weeke, Feasts, Fasts of the Church. London: Robert Young for Nicholas Bourne, 1639.

John Hewytt. Prayers of Intercession for their Use who Mourn in Secret, for the Publick Calamities of this Nation. London: [s.n.], 1659.

The New Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper, as Recommended and Appointed by the Church of England; Consisting of Meditations and Prayers for the Morning and Evening of every Day in the Week. London: Executors of the late Edward Wicksteed for J. Hinton, [c. 1770].


PRAYER BOOKS IN LATIN, GREEK, ETHIOPIAN, AND HEBREW

Synopsis Iera Dieremene [...] Akolouthias ekastou kristianou [romanized Greek]. Venice: Nicolas Saró, 1763.

Liber precationum quas Carolus Calvus imperator Hludovici Pij Caesaris filius sibi adolescenti pro quotidiano usuante años vigintiquinq[ue]; supra septingentos in unum colligi, & literis scribi aureis mandavit. Ingolstadt: David Sartorius, 1583.

Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis, Pii V. Pont. Max. iussu editum. Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana, at the shop of the widow and sons of Jan Moretus, 1611.

Libellus precum et piarum exercitationum in usum piè vivere et feliciter mori desiderantium. [s.l.: s.n.], 1714.

[Ethiopian psalter and prayer book. Ge’ez]. Manuscript on vellum. [Ethiopia, 18th century or earlier].

Sefer Tehillim [romanized Hebrew]. Psalterium. Leiden: Officina Plantiniana, at the shop of Franciscus Raphelengien, 1595.

Vreugde lof en dankbaarheyd gecelebreerd by de Hoogduitsche Jooden, in der selver synagogue ten dage dat hunne doorluchtige en koninglyke Hoogheden de Heere Prince en Mevrouwe de Princesse, van Oranje & Nassau [title also in Hebrew]. Amsterdam: Joseph, Jacob, & Abraham Salomons, [c. 1768].


MUSLIM PRAYER BOOKS

[Islamic devotional book. Arabic]. Illuminated manuscript on paper. [Ottoman Empire], 1206 AH [1792].

Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli. Dala’il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar fi Dhikr al-Salat ‘ala al-Nabi al-Mukhtar [romanized Arabic]. Manuscript on paper. [Algeria (?), 16th century (?)].

Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli. Dala’il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar fi Dhikr al-Salat ‘ala al-Nabi al-Mukhtar [romanized Arabic]. Illuminated manuscript on paper. [Ottoman Empire], 1134 AH [1722].

Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli. Dala’il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar fi Dhikr al-Salat ‘ala al-Nabi al-Mukhtar [romanized Arabic]. Illuminated manuscript on paper. [Ottoman Empire, early 19th century].


THE NOVENA IN MEXICO

Salvador Antonio Verdin. Novena para alabar a Diós en la Admirable Virgen, Serafica Doctora, y Madre de la Iglesia Santa Teresa de Jesus. Mexico: Imprenta nueva Madrileña de los herederos del Joseph de Jauregui, 1783.

Hermenegildo de Vilaplana. Novena de la milagrosa imagen de Nuestra Señora del Pueblito, de la santa provincia de religiosos observantes de S. Pedro y S. Pablo de Michoacan. Mexico: Luis Abadiano y Valdés, for José María Mateos, 1840.

José Manuel Sartorio. Novena en honor de la augustísima María de Guadalupe, madre de la Santa Esperanza. Mexico: Imprenta de las Escalerillas No. 13, 1843.


MODERN PRAYER BOOKS

The New England Primer: containing the assembly’s catechism; the account of the burning of John Rogers; a dialogue between Christ, a youth, and the Devil; and various other useful and instructive matter. Adorned with cuts. Worcester, Massachusetts: S. A. Howland, [c. 1845].

Giovanni Bona. Guida al cielo. Milan: Allesandro Ripamonti, 1851.

Thomas O. Summers. The Golden Censer: An Essay on Prayer, with a selection of forms of prayer, designed to aid in the devotions of the sanctuary, family, and closet. Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1859.

Prayers and other devotions for the use of the soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States. Charleston, South Carolina: Published for Female Bible, Prayer-Book and Tract Society, Evans and Cogswell, printers, [c. 1861-65].

John Keble. The Christian Year. Thoughts in verse for the Sundays and holydays throughout the year. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, and Co., 1890.

Livre d’heures en latin et en français contenant l’Office de dimanches et fêtes de l’année selon le Rit Romain. Tours: Alfred Mame and Son, [1903].

Here Followeth the Litany. Illuminated manuscript on vellum by Graily Hewitt. [London, c. 1920].


Psalms of Praise. Flemington, New Jersey: St. Teresa’s Press, Carmelite Monastery, 1967.

Psaumes de David. Eaux-fortes originales de Marc Chagall. Etchings by Marc Chagall. Geneva: Gérald Cramer, 1979.

Lancelot Andrewes. Private Devotions. Translated by John Henry Newman. Austin, Texas: Kairos Press, 1988.