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.
Pensacola FL: Office of the Chancellor, 2000. Softcover. Scarce. Comprehensive directory for this diocese of 18 northwest Florida counties. It provides the history of the diocese, an organizational chart, administration, and information on the parishes, priests, deacons, and more. Spiral bound cream paper soft cover with title and seal in green. Acquisition information written in ink otherwise very good. 187 pages. REL/07/08/16. Very Good.
New York: The Cathedral Library Association, 1896. Hardcover. Second Edition. Ex-library with call number to spine, library markings to front endpapers, and library pocket to rear pastedown. Off-white cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Soiling and foxing to boards. Wear to edges of boards and corners. Minor browning to interior margins and a few finger smudges, but clean overall. Occasional tears to margins. Includes several photographic illustrations. Split after title page. Also includes appendix with translations of the circular issued to the Catholics of New York by the Committee of Arrangements - in German, Italian, French, Russian, Dutch, Arabic, etc. 151 pages with 3 folding floor plans in rear. Catholic. REL/040820. Very Good.
[Baltimore]: . Softcover. Scarce. A softcover tribute to Bishop Newman's fifty years in the priesthood. There are letters of congratulation followed by a detailed biography of the Bishop's life. With photographs and ads with congratulatory messages throughout. In glossy paper boards with a photograph of the Bishop on the cover. In near fine condition. 66 pages. BAL/070816. Near Fine.
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.
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.
West Medford, MA: Central Committee on the United Study of Foreign Missions, 1920. Hardcover. Good in pictorial paper-covered boards. Boards nearly detached, spine has heavy chipping. Interior Very Good, with owner names on front endpapers and occasional brief notations in pencil. Religion. REL1/9261. 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.
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.