Leicester, UK: W. H. Lead, 1927. Paperback. Very good minus in original pictorial wrappers, side-stapled. Chipping and tearing along rear fore edge of wrapper; soiling to some portions of wrapper. Light soiling to a few portions of interior; top corner of several pages folded over in rear; no loose pages. Illustrated with b/w photos. Antiquated signature to front cover. Pages 799-822. In wraps. Religion. REL/01074. Very Good -.
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Mission Hills, California: Archival Center, 1990. Hardcover. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Previous owners note in pen to front endpaper, else clean and bright. Housed in an off-white paper covered slipcase with green title to front cover. Minor soiling and rubbing to panels of case. 536 pages. REL/071520. Very Good.
Washington D.C. Catholic University of America, 1931. Paperback. Very good softcover. Light brown paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Previous owner's name writen in pencil to front wrapper and to front free end page. Minor browning to wrappers and end page. Stain along bottom edge of last 50 pages. Text is clean and bright. 161 pages. Washington D.C. WASH/7292. Very Good.
Baltimore: Joseph W. Miller, 1810. Hardcover. The scarce second edition, with additions and corrections. First published in 1808 in Hartford, CT, this work was reprinted many times over several years. 12mo in contemporary brown leather with gilt bands to spine. Minor wear along spine and edges with bumped corners and no title label. Faded gold lines to spine. Binding is tight. Browning and spotting to end papers, first and last few pages. Some browning and foxing to many pages throughout. 164 pages. REL/072108. Very Good.
Menston, Yorkshire, England: The Scolar Press, 1971. Hardcover. Facsimile of original 1685 edition. Blue paper boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Minor wear to boards including a few small spots of discoloration. Pristine interior. 114 pages Religion. REL/071309. Near Fine.
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.
Baltimore: J. Murphy, 1846. Hardcover. Uncommon. Includes 12 issues from 1846 with articles on Native Americans, Lord Baltimore and the Maryland Charter, "Oriental Churches", Brazil, Maryland history, Festivals among the Jews, John P. Kennedy, as well as poetry, music, literature reviews, and foreign and domestic intelligence. Ex-library from St. Joseph's Seminary with gilt stamp to spine, sticker to spine. and library markings to endpapers. In a modern binding of black buckram over black leatherette covered boards with gilt title to spine. Occasional foxing throughout, which is heaviest on engravings and tissue guards. Occasional pencil markings, a few pen markings, and occasional soiling, but clean overall. Fold-out illustration of the sixth provincial council is torn and lacks the bottom portion. The other four full page engravings: Mt. St. Mary's College (MD) and St. Joseph's Sisterhood and Academy (MD), Pius 9th, and Gregorio XVI, are both present; although, both are foxed. 692 pages; however, pages 389 - 409 are missing; however nothing is called for on these pages within the contents and most issues end with a literary review section, which this issue ends with - so perhaps these pages never existed. REL/061820. Very Good.
New York: J.C. Derby. 1855. Hardcover. Very good in purple cloth embossed boards with faded gilt title to spine. The spine has faded from deep purple to tan. The spine has been repaired with evidence along the hinges and spine ends. There is wear and a few chips to the bookcloth along the spine and corners of the boards. Browning and occasional markings to interior although the text remains bright and clearly ledgible. There are two bookplates on front endpapers and a short closed tear to the front free endpage. An interesting book. One of bookplates is that of W. Emmert Swigart, the automotive collector who founded the Wlliam E. Swigart Jr. Automotive Museum in Pennsylvania. 449 pages. Religion. REL/1103. Very Good.
Paris: Garnier Freres. Hardcover. Includes 8 full page engravings and many vignettes. Bound in full red leather with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. The front board is present but detached. The edges of the boards are worn. Silk moire endpages. There is light browning and light foxing along the top margins of many pages but overall the interior is very clean. A good candidate for rebinding. 486 pages. REL/071211. Very Good Minus.
Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1896. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in original blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and to spine and black decoration to front board. Minor edgewear and rubbing to exterior. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Fold-out map in excellent condition at rear. Religion. REL2/6140. Very Good.
Diocese of Little Rock, 1993. Hardcover. Dark blue leatherette boards with gilt title to spine. Bumping to top corners. Red and blue pen markings to front and rear endpapers, else clean. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear and rubbing to jacket. Scuff mark to front panel of jacket. 415 pages. REL/071520. Very Good / Very Good.
London: T. Cadell, W. Davies, and J. Murray, 1816. Hardcover. First edition. From title page: " With descriptions of its monumental structures, and an account of its chapels, altars, shrines, and chantries. Also comprising biographical sketches of the lives of the archbishops and deans of Canterbury; and historical notices of the celebrated Convent of Christchurch; with lists and interesting particulars of its deans, priors, and distinguished monks." This extensive history of this famed cathedral includes twenty beautiful plates of exteriors and interiors that were engraved by Woolnoth from drawings by T. Hastings. Bound in three quarter brown leather with red and and blue marbled paper boards. Leather is scuffed, soiled and paper boards are scuffed and scraped. Interior pages have offsetting from the plates and browning around edges of plates, not affecting images. With book plate of John W. Davis on front pastedown along with a penciled note stating that the book was acquired at a Sotheby's sale of [?} Newman's stock of books August 1877. Folio in very good condition. Very Good.
Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993. Hardcover. Near fine in black cloth boards with white title to spine. Small smudge mark to front free endpage and very slight yellowing to margins of some pages, else fine condition. Includes 200 examples of icons, of which 200 are in full color. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a short closed tear. 176 pages. ART/031015. Near Fine / Very Good.