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Life of Cardinal Manning Archbishop of Westminster in Two Volumes. Vol. I: Manning as an Anglican. Vol. II: Manning as a Catholic (With 3 Signed Letters)

by Edmund Sheridan Purcell; Henry Edward Manning; William Manning

Condition: Good+

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1895. Second Edition . Leather. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Two volumes: xix, (iii), 702pp. (1895); ix, (i), 832pp. (1896). With 3 Autographed Letters Signed (or 2 ALS and 1 Autographed Note Signed, as some refer to shorter signed notes), with 2 by Cardinal Manning and 1 by Manning's father, William Manning. Bound in brown 1/2 leather, with 6 compartments to spine, and gilt lettering over 2 black labels on each spine. Gilt stamped decorations to 4 compartments on each spine. Each letter by Cardinal Manning is tipped in to a front printer's blank of a volume, with the letter from Manning's father laid in. Original envelope for 2 Cardinal Manning letters is laid in. Envelope is clearly addressed to Msgr. Moore of Kensington and has as the return address on verso the Archbishop's House in Westminster. One letter by Cardinal Manning is a sanctioning by the Cardinal of Msgr. Moore's work to reduce or eliminate debt for the Cathedral, while the 2nd letter to Moore is short and simple and essentially states that Manning thinks he has written all that he ought to say and mentions to Moore that he may leave out the paragraph about the debt. Based on the content and construction of each letter, it is uncertain whether or not the two letters are definitely connected, though they appear to be. The third letter, by Manning's father, was written on behalf of an "unfortunate young man who was the cause of my former letter", and whom, if the letter is being interpreted correctly, William Manning is raising money for, so that the young man may join his regiment without any financial burdens. The elder Manning was at one time the Governor of the Bank of England. Some light wear to exterior of volumes, mainly at joints and extremities, with a small bump and worn through area to upper corner of back board of volume 2. Edges of pages marbled, and same to endpapers, with a scuff mark to fore-edges of pages of volume 1. Minor foxing to pages. Aside from previous owner's information (R. N. Green-Armitage) in ink, in a neat hand, and a very small number of stray ink marks and marks and notes in pencil, in a neat hand, text clean; binding sound. There are just a few ink marks in margins of a few pages and are not in the lease bit offensive. Minor discoloration in a few places to exterior, though this, too, is not offensive. An attractive set

Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Henry Stachyra, Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 026682
  • Title: Life of Cardinal Manning Archbishop of Westminster in Two Volumes. Vol. I: Manning as an Anglican. Vol. II: Manning as a Catholic (With 3 Signed Letters)
  • Author: Edmund Sheridan Purcell; Henry Edward Manning; William Manning
  • Format/binding: Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Ltd
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1895
  • Keywords: English converts Catholic biographies autographed letters signed copies
  • Bookseller catalogs: SIGNED COPIES; RARE BOOKS; Ecclesiastical Biography;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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