Baltimore: Excudebant Joannes Murphy et Socii, 1886. Hardcover. Scarce. Very good in original black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and embossed emblems to boards. A few small chips to book cloth in rear hinge and rear board. A few interior splits to binding, but all pages remain bound. In Latin. 77 pages. REL/083017. Very Good.
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New York: The Social Reform Press, 1912. Hardcover. Includes 6 issues from the later half of 1912. An anti-socialism periodical promoting "Christian values" and written for the common man. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ex-library with stamps to first few pages and rear endpaper. Call number to spine. Wear and tears to book cloth along hinges, spine ends, and corners. Occasional spots of foxing but clean overall. Includes photographic illustrations and poetry. 788 pages. PER/062920. Very Good.
Hartford, CT: D.F. Robinson and H.F. Suner, 1834. Hardcover. Bound in full dark brown leather with gilt titles to spines. Wear and rubbing to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling throughout. Browning and offsetting to pages with engravings. The family / births/ deaths page between the old and new Testaments is blank. Includes several laid in bookmarks, pressed leaves, two certificates of merit, and a letter dated 1854 from Esther Gates of Votuntown, CT. (She died just 3 years later in 1857.) In her two page letter she describes "the ravage" - an illness that has killed multiple friends and relations in her vicinity. An attractive set despite the noted condition issues. This Bible was obviously treasured for many years. 1440 pages with 6 pages of maps and multiple engravings. This is a large set and may require an additional shipping fee. REL/051320. Very Good.
Boston: Archdiocese of Boston, 1945. Paperback. Uncommon. Maroon and gilt patterned paper wrappers. Minor dampstaining to first few pages, else clean. Filled with full page photographic illustrations of priests / friars / members from each order in Boston. An interesting comparison in uniforms worn within varying orders. 64 pages. REL/072220. Very Good.
Strasbourg, France: Editions du Signe, 2005. Hardcover. Thin quarto. Illustrated glossy paper covered boards with grey spine panel titled in black. White title to front board. Filled with full color illustrations. Gift inscription from previous owner in pen to front free endpaper, else clean. 120 pages. REL/071620. Fine.
Schenectady, NY: Henry Stevens & Co, 1818. Hardcover. First Edition. A compilation of documents related to the trials of John Chester, Mark Tucker and Hooper Cumming. Chester and Tucker were accused of slandering Reverend Cumming, who in turn was accused of inappropriate behavior. Bound in full brown leather with red leather spine label. Leather is stained and worn with tender hinges. Offsetting to endpapers, and browning to pages. With a fold-out sheet outlining the charges by the committee at various points in the proceedings. With bookplate of William Ward Wight. Blue stamp of an honors academy on title page. Very good minus. Octavo. 255 pages plus errata page. REL/081621. Very Good -.
Steyler Verlagsbuchhandlung Kaldenkirchen, 1962. Hardcover. Thin quqrto. Includes information on missions throughout the worlds, arranged by continent. Many black and white photographic illustrations. Green leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. In green dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear and chipping to edges and corners of jacket. Browning to interior, heavier on margins, but clean overall. Text in GERMAN only. 205 pages. GER/071620. Very Good / Very Good.
South Orange, NJ: Seton Hall University, 2006. Hardcover. A bound thesis. Signatures of approval included. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper. Black cloth boards with title "Jewish-Christian Studies. 2006. Akpan, Linus G" to spine and full title to front board. Minor rubbing to boards. Clean and bright. Thin quarto. 134 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
Los Angeles, CA: Florence B. D'Urso, 1999. Hardcover. 4to. A book celebrating the history and beauty of liturgical vestments created and embroidered for John Cardinal Farley (1848-1918), a revered Archbishop of New York. His successor, John Cardinal O’Connor, allowed the vestments to be given to the whole church. The vestments were worn at the Vatican in 1997 at the rededication of the Chapel of Pope Nicholas V, which was decorated with frescos by Fra Angelico. The book was rebound in rich maroon full morocco with an elegant gilt double border to the front board and gilt accents to the banded spine. It is housed in a beautifully executed gold cloth covered slipcase complete with illustrated pastedown inlay, maroon silk ribbon, and title stamp matching the front board. The slipcase is exceptional, made with double-thick boards and lined internally with maroon linen. This book is internally pristine and accented with textured maroon silk endpapers, with gilt to all text edges. There are color photographic illustrations throughout showing each of the garments, with detail plates to highlight their workmanship. Also includes photos from the rededication ceremony at the Vatican. This is a finely bound gift copy of the highest quality. 96 pages. REL/051706. Fine.
Richmond: Diocese of Richmond, 1956. Hardcover. Ex-library with removed sticker to spine, folder to rear, and markings to early pages. Tiipped-in article about the author to front free endpaper. Red cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine and emblem to front cover. Fading to spine. Clean interior aside from libary markings and browning from news article. 249 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
Washington D.C. 1963. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo. Black cloth boards with gilt title to front board. Boards are overall very clean, though there are several white spots on front board and minor scuffing. Interior is pristine with bright text and several illustrations. Tight binding. Divided into 2 sections 354 pp on 1863-1937 and 132 pp on 1938-1963. REL/052004. Very Good +.
Philadelphia: Catholic Standard and Times, 1987. Paperback. "Mother Katharine Drexel is America's most famous nun for she seared the country's conscience on the problems of racism before equal rights was a coined expression. A stunning debutante, charismatic, a generous millionaire, she was a woman of towering idealism who worked selflessly for social justice but she was also a woman torn apart by the flaming injustices of the society in which she lived. A comprehensive, informative, compelling look at the struggles of a great woman in a pathetically unyielding milieu" (James McGrath review on rear cover). Illustrated black paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Light rubbing to covers, else clean and bright. Includes laid-in ephemera with prayer for Drexel. 104 pages. REL/061720. Fine.
Lloyd G. Barras (self published), 1993. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Uncommon. Thick quarto. An extensive history of Catholics in this area of Louisiana. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Penned ownership markings to front endpapers. IIncludes black and white photographic illustrations and chapters on St. Charles Academy, Landry Memorial School, the Sisters' Hospital, various parishes in the area, St. Louis High School, and multiple priests. 420 pages. REL/062520. Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1909. Hardcover. Red cloth boards white title to front cover. White titling has chipped off of spine completely and is heavily chipped on front cover. A few small dampstains to covers and spine. Occasional small spots of soiling to interior, but clean overall. 320 pages. LIT/100318. Very Good.
New Orleans: 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. Red leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Ex-library with stamp to title page, and pen marking on front free endpaper. Occasional pencil check marks and underlined words, but clean overall. Browning to margins and short closed tears / chips to edges of a few pages. Bumped corners and rolled spine. There is a one inch closed tear to the cloth on the rear hinge. A few interior splits to binding, but all pages remain bound. Minor repairs to interior hinges. An uncommon book. 605 pages plus index. REL/061820. Very Good.
Boston: S. Hall and Manning & Loring, 1801. FIRST EDITION. Unbound. 8vo. SCARCE. Appears to be formerly bound into a volume. This signature is clean and bright beginning with the half-title page and continuing to the "finis" and its rear blank endpage. Clean and bright with only slight toning. 38pp. REL/090806. Very Good.
New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1931. Hardcover. "The story narrated in the following pages is not a story of merely extraordinary and exceptional episodes in the history of the Sisters of Mercy, but rather it gives a glimpse into the normal, the usual, in teh life of these devoted women" (introduction). Ex-library with call number sticker to spine and pocket to rear endpaper. Bound in the original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Frontispiece and several illustrations. Clean. Chipping and tears to edges of some pages (where they were opened poorly). Split to front after first free endpaper. 281 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1970. Hardcover. "Committed radical that he is, Daniel Berrigan, in this new book, launches his personal rockets against the social evils that disturb and preoccupy him ... he develops hsi theme of a need for non-violent revoluntionary change in his reflections on his own trial and sentencing in his thoughtful examination of the true implications of Christianity, and in his consideration of prophets as revolutionaries ... Probing and provocative, this work illuminates strakly teh agonizing decisions men must make" (jacket). Black cloth boards with red title to spine. Red pen marking to front free endpaper. Minor soil to margins of first few pages, else clean. In white dust jacket wiht yellow and red title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel, creasing to jacket, wear, and rubbing. 215 pages. REL/061720. Very Good / Very Good.
San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1987. Hardcover. First Edition. This is"the story of Daniel Berrigan's life and his commitment to the struggle for peace and justice. He creates a portrait of our times out of the words, events, feelings, and choices of his own life. It is a dramatic adn poignant journey that touches and illuminates the wounds of American society" (jacket). Berrigan participated in (and was jailed for) burning 600 draft files at the Selective Service office in Catonsville, MD - as part of the "Catonsville Nine."Maroon cloth spine over grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In grey jacket with brown title to spine and front panels. Red pen markings to front free endpaper, else clean. 356 pages. AMERBIO/061720. Very Good / Very Good.