Item #17590 L’annee sainte, ouvrage instructif sur le jubilé; suivi de la paraphrase de plusieurs Pseaumes & Cantiques choisis; Par l’Editeur des Lettres du Pape Clément XIV. Nouvelle edition exactement revue et corrigée. Louis-Antoine Caraccioli.
L’annee sainte, ouvrage instructif sur le jubilé; suivi de la paraphrase de plusieurs Pseaumes & Cantiques choisis; Par l’Editeur des Lettres du Pape Clément XIV. Nouvelle edition exactement revue et corrigée.
L’annee sainte, ouvrage instructif sur le jubilé; suivi de la paraphrase de plusieurs Pseaumes & Cantiques choisis; Par l’Editeur des Lettres du Pape Clément XIV. Nouvelle edition exactement revue et corrigée.

L’annee sainte, ouvrage instructif sur le jubilé; suivi de la paraphrase de plusieurs Pseaumes & Cantiques choisis; Par l’Editeur des Lettres du Pape Clément XIV. Nouvelle edition exactement revue et corrigée.

Paris: Chez Lottin le Jeune, 1776. New edition of a rare work, the original of which seems to have been published in the same year. OCLC lists two copies in North America—at UCLA and Vanderbilt—and two in France. Engraved frontispiece. A few scuffs to covers. A very good copy. Contemporary mottled calf. Gilt decorated spine, edges stained red. A few scuffs to covers. Two parts in one, twelvemo. [4], xvi, 220, 223, [1, errata], [3, approbation and privilege] pp. Item #17590

L’année sainte, or the jubilee year is described by Webster as “a plenary indulgence proclaimed by the Pope every twenty-five years (an ordinary jubilee) or during a time of stress, as a plague, or rejoicing, as an anniversary (an extraordinary jubilee).” The first jubilee on record was proclaimed in 1300 by Boniface VIII. The 1775 jubilee was proclaimed by Clement XIV, who died before it was celebrated, in September of 1774. The event was celebrated in subdued tones by Pius VI who was elected on Feb 15th 1775. About 300,000 pilgrims were at the jubilee. Holy Thursday saw a procession of 100 oriental bishops in their splendid vestments. Numbered among the pilgrims was Maximillian of Austria.

Caraccioli’s book is an exhaustive study of L’Année Sainte and its history, with paraphrases of various psalms and canticles. Caraccioli (1723-1803), who is best known for his books on manners and style, was also the author of a life of Clement XIV (1776), and an edition of his letters (1775), which some said were of his own authorship. Cioranescu 15501.

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