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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”