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.
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Baltimore: J. Murphy, 1848. Hardcover. Uncommon. Includes 12 issues from 1848 with articles on causes and treatments of lunacy, superstitions of unbelief, archdiocess of Baltimore, Methodist Mission in Oregon, Society for Aged Clergymen, churches in Scotland, French Revolution, expulsion of the Jesuits from Naples, Distress in Ireland, Persecution of the Church in Switzerland, poetry, music, obituaries, and much more. A notice in the front of the book from the publisher states that this is to be the last volume issued of this magazine as the publisher has been publishing it for "quite some time" at a loss. In three quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Large chip to foot of spine. Both hinges are split but boards remain attached. Leather is and boards are heavily worn. Occasional foxing throughout and occasional spots of soiling. Clean overall. Lacks front free endpaper. Includes several illustrations. 664 pages. REL/061820. Very Good.