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.
This is a beautiful vintage religious pendant. It is an image of Michelangelo’s famous Pieta sculpture. The Madonna is shown sitting with Christ’s limp body draped across her lap after having been brought down from the cross. Very moving.
Condition: We were told this is 925 Sterling but it is unmarked.
This fantastic Last Rites set is made entirely from beautiful rich brown Bakelite. It is designed to be hung on the wall next to a bed, ready in case of need. The set contains 2 matching bakelite candle holders, a glass holy water bottle, an additional small crucifix, 2 beeswax candles, a linen cloth and piece of cotton (both in the original waxed paper bags), and a booklet.
The book, titled “Sacred Service” has an imprimatur dated 1931. It provides direction on how to prepare for sick calls as well as Extreme Unction. Included are many helpful prayers and a section on “Helping the Dying in the Absence of a Priest”. Fantastic.
These boxes were used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by the priest for the Anointing of the Sick and for Extreme Unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. Many sets, though, would have additional items such as cotton for the oil, and a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate and prayer books. Some would store personal keepsakes such as rosaries and holy cards, as well.
Condition: There is a crack on one corner but the hinge is still very tight.Please See Pictures.
This is a beautiful vintage print. It shows the magnificent Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris as seen from the base of the funicular train. The print is hand titled in pencil: “Sacre Coeur and funicular”.
Condition: There are some small scratches on the frame. Please See Pictures