Eighteenth-Century Guides to the Mass

La sainte messe ou sont representés par les actions du prêtre, les misteres de la passion de notre seigneur Jesus-Christ, avec les oraisons appliqué à chacun mistere.
Paris: François Jouenne, not after 1740.

This illustrated guide includes prayers for the Mass, accompanied by a depiction of the corresponding ceremony performed by a priest assisted by one or two acolytes. Above the altar, relevant scenes of the Passion are shown. Such guidebooks date back to the mid-seventeenth century and the publication of Tableau de la Croixby François Mazot in 1651. Like Mazot’s publication, the copy printed by Francois Jouenne is composed of images and text produced entirely with engraved plates. The 1782 work published by de Hansy, however, comprises both letterpress printing and engraved plates.

Ritual and Church History
Eighteenth-Century Guides to the Mass