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.
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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.
New York: Christian Press Association Publishing, 1896. Hardcover. A book about living with the clergy and their lives at home and abroad. The final chapter addresses "modern thought" as it applies to the clergy. Navy blue cloth boards with red leather title label to spine. Minor wear and light soiling to boards. Rubbing to label. Penned ownership signature to front endpaper and pencil markings on title page. Clean interior otherwise. Tight binding. Catholic. 324 pages plus ads. REL/070220. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1922. Hardcover. Includes portraits and illustrations. Ex-library wth pocket to rear and sticker to spine. Original maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Clean overall with occasional spots of soiling to interior. Penned ownership marking to front endpaper. Both hinges are split but textblock remains attached to boards. A good reading copy. 486 pages. REL/062920. Very Good.
New York: Christian Press Association, 1896. Hardcover. Exlibrary with sticker to spine, pocket to rear, and markings to front pages. Bound in the original navy blue cloth boards with red leather title label to spine. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. Rubbing to label. Clean ovearll inside. 293 pages plus ads. REL/070220. Very Good.
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.
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.
Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1950. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor browning to spine. Clean and bright. In off-white dust jacket with dark green title and illustration to spine and front panels. Browning to spine panel of jacket. Closed tears to edges and minor soiling to jacket. 298 pages. REL/070820. Very Good / 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.
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.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company Inc, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition. "In text written especially to complement the Harrises' bold illustrations, Father Berrigan draws on personal experiences, particularly in prison, to explore the symbolism of the cross. At the same time, he commments on war, the Church, madness and sanity, the individual's evaluation of his role in society, and the cross itself as it has been and can become for each person" (jacket). Thin Quarto. Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ex-library marking in red pen to front free endpaper and to half title page. Full page color illustrations. In orange dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Sunning to spine of jacket. Closed tears and wear to edges of jacket. Minor rubbing and light soiling to jacket. Clean interior. Unpaginated. REL/062520. Very Good / Very Good.
Boston: St. Paul Editions (Daughters of St. Paul), 1885. Hardcover. A resource to help catechists to teach the Catholic Faith and to provide basic resources for students in the field of catechetics. Olive green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In light green dust jacket with dark blue title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges. Previous owner marking and sticker to front free endpaper, and underlining to some pages (some pencil, some pen) else clean and bright. 586 pages. REL/061720. Very Good.
New York: John Duffy, 1895. Hardcover. Lavishly illustrated. Bound in the original dark brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and gilt crucifix emblems to front covers. Most of the gilt on the spines has faded leaving an embossed marking. Wear to book cloth along spine ends, corners, and edges. Previous ownership markings in pen to front free endpapers of both volumes. Minor foxing to interiors, browning to margins of some pages, and short closed tears to margins of a few pages. Interior hinges of first volume are starting but are holding. Volume I is 380 pages; Volume II is 368 pages. REL/070920. Very Good.
Columbus, OH: Catholic Students' Mission Crusade, 1944-1951. Hardcover. The Catholic Students' Mission Crusade (CSMC) was a Roman Catholic organization founded in 1918. It existed until 1972. This collection includes a total of 64 issues starting with January 1944 (Volume 23, Number 4) and going through December 1951 (Volume 31, Number 3). Each volume of the Shield includes eight issues (Oct - May). Original covers of each issue are bound in. Topics address World War II, Japan, Hiroshima, the Phillipines, Latin America, America, Africa, Negro education, postwar relations, communism, personal stories of young missionaries around the world, and more. Photographic images, cartoons, and drawings are included throughout. All issues are bound together in two, large, red, cloth bound volumes. Rubbing and minor soiling to covers of boards. Browning to pages of many issues. Each individual number is about 30 pages in length. An uncommon collection of this national magazine. PER/070820. Very Good.
Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co, 1980. Hardcover. "By combining a great deal of background material on the cryptic symbolism in John's vision, with present-day applications of the truths expressed there, Songs of Heaven not only clarifies this perplexing portion of Scripture, but also instructs you in the highest form of adoration" (jacket). Blue cloth boards with white title to spine. Clean and bright. 159 pages. MUS/061720. Very Good / Very Good.
Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1943. Paperback. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panels. Small spots of dampstaining to spine panel. Minor browning to spine and edges of wrappers. Bumping to top corners. Previous ownership marking to title page, else clean. 309 pages. REL/062920. Very Good.
New York: The Paulist Press, 1929. Paperback. Questions range from asking about the existence of God to punishment of sin to the immaculate conception and more. Illustrated red paper wrappers with black title to white spine panel. A few spots of soiling to binding. Pen marking to title page and small spot of soiling. Clean and bright overall. 469 pages. Includes Bibliography and Index. REL/062520. Very Good.