Today, my librarian friend finally brought me the Dominican breviaries I had talked so much about before. For any of you that are even remotely interested in such things, I am posting the list of breviaries that I currently own:
Breviarium Monasticum (Benedictine Breviary), 2 vols., 1930.
Breviarium juxta Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum (Dominican Rite Breviary, 2 vols, 1950s, St. Sabina)
Breviarium Romano-Carmelitanum (Discalced Carmelite Breviary, only Verna, Pustet, 1920-30)
Short Breviaries (Breviaria Parva)
A Short Breviary for Religious and Laity (Collegeville, 1954 with 1955 additions.)
Horae Diurnae Breviarii Monastici (Day Hours of the Monastic Breviary, St. Gertrude’s Press, 1924) – This is probably the most rare of them all. It was published for the English Benedictine nuns and contains full Matins (no extensive readings for Nocturns).
Horae Diurnae Breviarii Monastici (Day Hours of the Monastic Breviary, Desclee, 1938).
Diurnale Minorum Conventualium (Day Hours of the Franciscan Breviary, Rome, 1894) – Another rarity. Published well before the Pius X reforms. The oldest breviary I own.
Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dominican Sisters Office Book by Frs. McHugh and Callan, O.P. (Little Office of the Virgin Mary, various Dominican prayers, devotions, Third Edition)
Office of Our Lady by the Benedictine Monks of En Calcat, 2 vols., 1961. (Amplified Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, daily lectionary, etc.).