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Washington DC: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1966 -. Hardcover. Lacks volume XII. The index covers volumes I - XII. Bound in red cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and gilt devices to front covers. Slight musty smell. Writing in red pen to front endpapers of all volumes, else clean and bright. Each volume has about 350 pages. This set may require an extra shipping fee. REL/012517. Very Good.
Cranford, NJ: Aquin Book Shop, (1951). Paperback. 8vo. Blue and white paper wrappers with blue title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor edgewear and creasing to wrappers. Four small puncture holes to rear wrapper and last few blank pages. Ex-libris with writing to title page but no other library markings. Else is clean and bright. Index, 345 pages. Catholicism CATH/120116. Very Good.
[Raleigh NC]: Jon Kolkin, 2014. Hardcover. Number 37 of 50 copies. Inscribed: "May you experience Inner Harmony as you continue along your life's journey - Jon Kolkin #37/50." Kolkin is a fine arts photographer, Buddhist, and an international speaker on achieving a more enriching and balanced life. This beautiful book has thirty black and white images selected from his photographic series, Inner Harmony. The evocative and mysterious photographs were taken at Buddhist monasteries in China and Bhutan. The text is both in English and traditional Chinese with calligraphy created by Oi Yee Tai. Bound in black Japanese cloth and bound using a traditional Chinese binding technique. In fine condition. 12 x 13 inches. 72 pages. PRI/031215. Fine.
Zurich: Belser-Verlag, 1984. Hardcover. A superb facsimile of the 15th century Office of the Madonna, attributed to Jean Bourdichon, a French miniature painter and manuscript illuminator at the court of France between the end of the 15th century and the start of the 16th century. The beautifully reproduced pages of the original Latin manuscript include 17 full-page illuminated illustrations with ornate borders and illuminated initials throughout. Bound in brown leather with four raised spine bands that have gilt title and ornaments in the compartments. Covers have gilt ruling and heraldic devices. a.e.g. In fine condition. 4 x 6.25 inches. Accompanied by a second volume offering commentary on the manuscript by German art historian and medievalist Eberhard Konig. Bound in brown cloth with red title label affixed to front cover. Also fine. Both are housed in a clamshell box with brown cloth coves, red spine label and small painting of the Madonna on the top. Facsimile: 145 pages; Commentary: 136 pages. ILLUM/121018. Fine.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962. Hardcover. SCARCE in this nice condition. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. The interior has a musty smell, a spot of soiling to the fore edge, and a small bookplate from a bookstore in New Mexico but is otherwise in fine condition. Black dust jacket with white title to spine. Jacket is price-clipped. Minor wear to edges of jacket and light rubbing to spine panel. Index, 250 pages. REL/062509. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
Bensalem, PA: Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 1998. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the title page and also signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Katherine Drexel of Philadelphia built boarding schools for the Indians and provided financhial support for Bishops and priests working in missions for African Americans. In 1891 she founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to live in community and engage in a two-fold apostolate of prayer and work centered in the Eucharist (jacket). Bound in red cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Pen marking to front endpaper. Clean and bright. In off-white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a few short closed tears. Light rubbing to jacket. 742 pages. REL/012317. Near Fine / Very Good.
Concord, MA: Women's Parish Association, 1909. Paperback. Ellen Tucker Emerson was the daughter of author Ralph Waldo Emerson. Never marrying, she dedicated her life to her family, community and religion. She was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights. Very good in brown side-stapled wrappers with hand written title to front cover "In Memoriam E.T.E. 1839 - 1909." Chipping to bottom corners of a few pages, else fine. Includes a sketch of Ellen's life by Elizabeth Hoar Storer, passages read at her funeral service, and memorial sermon by Rev. Macdonald. Unpaginated [32 pages.] AME/121113. Very Good.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1939. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Very good in blue paper covered boards with dark blue title to spine. Foxing to hinges. Offsetting from dust jacket to endpages; otherwise the interior is clean. Very good blue jacket with yellow title to spine and front panel. Slight fading to spine panel, foxing to rear panel, and minor wear to edges of jacket. 177 pages. REL/082610. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.