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.
This is a wonderful antique collection of stories. The full title reads: ”Life Stories of Dying Penitents; or Sick-Calls from the Diary of a Missionary Priest”. It contains 16 first person stories of his experiences at the bedside of those near death. His stories are a somber reminder that we should daily reflect on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell.
Condition: There is a bookplate and a pencil signature on the first pages. Please See Pictures.
This is a rare find! The full title reads: “A Manual of the Councils of the Holy Catholick Church Comprising the Substance of the Most Remarkable and Important Canons, Alphabetically Arranged by the Rev. Edward H. Landon”. It is a compendium of all of the councils of the Catholic Church arranged alphabetically by location. Each entry includes a summary, key figures involved, the location, and the date.
Dimensions: 7.75” tall x 4.5” wide and 2” deep. 736 pp
This is a fantastic in-depth history of a religious convent. Also known as the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the convent was founded by Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan in 1859. The Sisters of Charity established the College of Saint Elizabeth, which was the first four-year women's college in New Jersey, as well as parish schools, academies, hospitals, a day nursery, orphanages, a home for the incurably ill, and a residence for working women.
This boxed set consists of 3 volumes in excellent, like-new condition.
This is a wonderful devotional book. It is a complete history of veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mother.
Original blurb for this book:
The Book of Mary might well be subtitled "The Quest for the Historical Mother of Jesus," for this book is a great author's search for all that is known, from the testimony of contemporaries, ancient texts and later interpretations, about the life and days of "the most appealing of all figures in the Gospels," the woman chosen to be the Mother of Christ.
Complete in content, beautifully designed and illustrated, the book deals with all the recorded facts about Mary, based primarily on the relatively few occasions in which she is written about in the New Testament by Matthew, Luke and John, and the many occasions in which she appears in early post-Biblical writings. Further, The Book of Mary reproduced actual apocryphal and pseudo-epigraphical texts, little known to the average reader, making it a definite study covering material relatively untouched in any other popular work, and presenting its glowing subject, as one advance reader said, "succinctly, clearly and authoritatively."
Condition: The cover is a bit faded. Please See Pictures.