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Vintage and Antique Catholic Books
  • Holy Family Edition Catholic Bible, 1950

    Holy Family Edition Catholic Bible, 1950

    $64.00

    This is a magnificent vintage bible for your home.  It is beautifully illustrated with a mixture of colorful art, black and white drawings and decorative embellishments. This edition uses the Douay-Challoner text for the Old testament and the Confraternity text for the New testament. testament. The “Life of Our Family” section for family records is elegant with quotes on each page and was never used.  It is a fantastic keepsake.



    Condition: The top cover is pulling a way a bit from the spine but the binding is still strong Please See Pictures.

    Dimensions: 11.5” tall x 8” wide and 3” deep

    Shipping: $15


    Item ID: B2003.5

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  • The Garden of the Soul, circa 1877

    The Garden of the Soul, circa 1877

    $240.00

    This is a stunning antique prayer book. The full title reads: “The Garden of the Soul A Manual of Catholic Devotion, of Spiritual Exercises and Instructions for Christians Who, Living in the World, Aspire to Devotion”.  The book is 621 pages and contains many prayers, devotions for confession, holy communion, the ordinary of the mass and much, much more.

    The book is bound in celluloid with a beautiful decorative silver inlay on the cover and gilded page edges. There is no publishing date given but the first year in the Table of Movable Feasts is 1878.


    Condition: The latch is broken and the end pages are flaking along the edges.Please see pictures.

    Dimensions: 4.25” tall x 3” wide and 1.5” thick

    Shipping: $5


    Item ID: B19011.16

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  • A Catechism on Birth Control, 1949

    A Catechism on Birth Control, 1949

    $80.00

    This is a vintage publication on Catholic teaching. It is a booklet that discusses the Catholic arguments against contraception. It is presented in the format of the Baltimore Catechism with questions put forth followed by the Church’s answers. This was published in 1949 well before the encyclical Humanae Vitae (Pope Paul VI, 1968) proving that this is a long-standing church teaching.

    Dimensions: 7.5” x 5”, 62 pp

    Shipping: $5


    Item ID: B19006.9

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  • Antique Illustrated French Missal for Winter, 1866

    Antique Illustrated French Missal for Winter, 1866

    $100.00

    This rare vintage prayer book is in excellent condition. The full title is “Paroissien Romain Tres-Complet” and it contains many daily prayers, litanies, prayers for confession and communion, as well as the Mass in Latin with the propers for feast days and all Sundays from Christmas through Pentecost. 

    The book is bound in black leather with gilded pages and decorative detailing. It has 1094 pages with many illustrations. 

     

    Condition: The binding is still tight but the cover corners show wear. Please See Pictures.

    Dimensions: 6” tall x 4” wide and 1.5” thick

    Shipping: $5

     

     

    Item ID: B170430

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  • “Moral Theology" by Bishop François Genet, 1718, Vol. 7

    “Moral Theology" by Bishop François Genet, 1718, Vol. 7

    $320.00

    This is a wonderful antique book on Catholic moral theology. The full title is “Moral Theology or Resolution of Cases of Consciousness According to Sacred Scripture, Canons, & the Holy Fathers”. This is volume 7 (out of 8). It is written in French and is a total of 560 pages long.

    The book is bound in soft leather over board with a gilded decorative spine. The pages have yellowed somewhat with age, but they are still firmly bound. All in all, it is in excellent condition.

     

    Dimensions: 6.5” x 4.25” x 1.5” thick

    Item ID: B190102.60

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  • Vintage German Missal and Prayer Book

    Vintage German Missal and Prayer Book

    $86.00

    This is a rare vintage Catholic Prayer book. The title in German is “Ehre Sei Gott” or “Glory Be To God’. It includes the propers of the mass in German and Latin for all Sundays and feasts of the year as well as many other prayers, devotions, and songs.

    There is no publishing date but the calendar of moveable feasts starts in 1953. The covers are leather with gilded page edges.

     

    Condition: The first page is torn with on old repair. Please See Pictures.

    Dimensions:6” tall x 4” wide and 1” thick

    Item ID: B19000-5

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  • Antique Lithograph Print of Saint Peter on the Throne - The Vintage Catholic

    Antique Lithograph Print of Saint Peter on the Throne

    $80.00

    This is a beautiful antique book print of the famous statue of Saint Peter on his throne by  Arnolfo di Cambio (1245-1302). It is a chromo lithograph with the bronze statue colored a subdued gold. It was originally bound in the German Encyclopedia Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon (14th ed.) 1896–1908.

     

    Condition: There is some foxing. Please see pictures.

    Dimensions: 9.5” long x 6.5” wide

    Shipping: $5

     

     

    Item ID: B160512

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  • 1952 French Children’s Missal with Carrying Case - The Vintage Catholic

    1952 French Children’s Missal with Carrying Case

    $62.00

    This is a vintage children’s prayer book. The French title is “Petite Paroissien Pour Enfants Orne De Magnifiques Gravures Coloriees” or “Little Prayer Book for Children Adorned with Beautiful Colored Engravings.” It is 96 pages long and includes many prayers, including the Holy Mass, confession, the stations of the cross, and the rosary.

    The cover shows a beautiful image of Christ holding a chalice and giving communion to a young girl with two small angels watching. The small book slips into a matching case that includes carrying straps.

     

    Dimensions: 4” tall x 2.75” wide

    Item ID:B170406

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  • Joan of Arc Bookends, Circa 1920, Painted Bronze - The Vintage Catholic

    Joan of Arc Bookends, Circa 1920, Painted Bronze

    $260.00

    This is a remarkable set of vintage religious bookends. The image depicts a scene of Saint Joan of Arc preparing for battle. She is shown wearing full armor, standing next to her horse, and carrying a flag. Both pieces have been painted with rich but subtle colors. “Jeanne d’ Arc” is inscribed at the base of each piece.

     

    Dimensions: 4" tall x 3.75" wide x 1.75" deep

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    Item ID: RM170930

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  • 1929 Illustrated Leather French/Latin Missal - The Vintage Catholic

    1929 Illustrated Leather French/Latin Missal

    $174.00

    This rare vintage prayer book is in excellent condition. The full title is “Nouveau Missel Roman Pratique” and it contains many daily prayers, litanies, prayers for confession and communion, as well as the Mass in Latin with the propers for feast days and all Sundays. Every page of the missal is illustrated with polychrome art framing the text.

    The book is bound in soft, rich brown leather with gilded pages and decorative detailing. It has 448 illustrated pages and includes the original ribbon. The binding is still tight.

    Condition: There is a small puncture on the cover, and the leather is worn along the book's edges. Please See Pictures.

    Dimensions: 4.75” x 3.25” x 1”

     

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  • 1947 Spanish 1st Communion Prayer Book - The Vintage Catholic

    1947 Spanish First Communion Prayer Book

    $100.00

    This is a wonderful vintage prayer book for children. It is a First Communion keepsake with luminous pearl bakelite covers and a beautiful clasp. The title is “Camino De Salvation” or “The Road to Salvation”, with a 1947 imprimatur from Antonio Rocca, Bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This book contains simple prayers for children to be said at each point of the mass, as well as many other personal devotions. It is 230 pages and includes the original gift box.

     

    Dimensions: Book - 4.5” x 2.75”, Box - 5.25” x 3.5” x 1.5”

    Shipping: $5

     

    Item ID: B170420

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