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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

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


Argyria:  The Pharmacology of Silver
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Argyria: The Pharmacology of Silver

By William R. Hill; Donald M. Pillsbury

Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1939. First Edition . Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. vii, 172pp. Inscribed by one of the authors, William Hill. Inscription reads "To Andy Rivers for kindness to Bill Hill". Dr. Andrew B. Rivers was a prominent physician from the May Clinic in the mid-20th century. Rivers was once the personal physician of Harry Hopkins, one of the architects of the New Deal. Pillsbury is considered by some to be one of if not the most influential dermatologists of the 20th century. This volume sat untouched in a nice library for many decades. Bound in original dark blue cloth. Just light wear in a few places to exterior, with, perhaps, just a hint of a bump to each of the top corners of the boards. Gold lettering to spine is clear and fresh. Text clean and binding sound. An attractive copy of this very scare book


En Ny Psalmebog 1553. Faksimileudgave (2 volumes)

By Niels Knud Andersen

Kobenhavn: Universitets-Jubilaeets danske Samfund, Akademisk Forlag, 1983. Facsimile . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. 2 volumes: 184pp.; 287pp. Facsimile. Bound in original cream colored boards with black and red lettering to covers of volume 1 and black lettering to covers of volume 2. Several minor bumps to extremities of volumes, with a small ding to spine of volume 1, a touch of soiling to exterior, and a few small, discreet spots to exterior. Texts clean and binding sound


Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer

By Bauer, Karoline

London: Remington & Co., Publishers, 1884. Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 4 volumes: (iv), 356pp.; (iv), 337pp., (ii); (vi), 311pp.; (vi), 328pp. (1884-1885). Beautifully bound in marbled calf. Spines beautifully decorated with faux raised bands, gilt decorations and rule, and gilt lettering over 2 morocco labels. All edges marbled. Extremities admit to a few small bumps, while the spines admit to a minor crackling appearance, else, light wear and just a touch of soiling to exteriors. Three places to joints admit to leather being cracked, though the bindings are still sound. Mild foxing. Front free endpaper to volumes 1 and 4 admit to being just a tad loose, though generally remain firmly in place. Texts clean and bindings tight. Set will require reasonable, but not undue, care to maintain integrity of the bindings. A very nice set


Newman Annual

By The Newman Foundation - University of Minnesota

Minneapolis: The Newman Foundation, 1953. Soft cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 62pp. Light wear to extremities and mild soiling to covers. Text clean and binding tight. "Dedication Issue" for the opening of the new Newman Hall in the early 1950's. Includes "On Being a Newman Chaplain-(Compiled)", "Modern Apologetics: Excerpts-Arnold Lunn", "The Spirit of Oxford-F.H. Walsh", etc. Remains an attractive copy


The Newman Annual 1957-58

By Richard W. Reid and Harry O. Weber and Fr. George Garrelts (Editors)

Minneapolis: The Newman Foundation, 1958. First Edition . Soft cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 59pp. Light wear and a touch of soiling to mildly yellowed covers, including a hint of a crease to front cover and a tiny tear on paper over spine. Some browning to paper. Text clean and binding tight. An attractive copy. Includes contributions by E.I. Watkin, John La Farge, S.J. and Alan Donagan. VERY SCARCE


Blackfriars: A Monthly Review edited by The English Dominicans Vol. XLIII : February 1962 : No. 500 (A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra concerning Giants)

By The Editor of Blackfriars. Thomas Merton

London: Blackfriars Publications, Ltd, 1962. Soft cover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Pp. 49-104pp. Single issue of Blackfriars, with contributions by Thomas Merton (Pp. 69-81) and others. Several minor bumps to extremities of volume and some mild creasing to covers and extremities of some pages, and a touch of soiling and some browning to wrappers. Short note in ink to front cover ("43:2). Small, faint stain to fore-edges of pages, though this is not offensive. Text clean and binding sound. Dell'Isola 173. Scarce single issue. Also contains a contribution by Vincent McNabb. VERY SCARCE in this single issue format


Vita Della Virtuosa Matrona Milanese Teresa Trotti Bentivogli Arconati Dedicata al Suo Incomparabile Marito Il Sig. Carlo Arconati Visconti

By Valdani, P. Luigi

Torino: Tipografia Bianco, 1824. Leather. Good+. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Two volumes: 192pp.; 188pp. Preface by Carlo Giuseppe Mantegazza. Beautifully bound in full dark red leather armorial bindings with gilt lettering and decorations to spines. Gilt rule to borders of boards with lovely blind stamps to covers. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Marker-ribbons present, though admit to some wear. Several minor dings to extremities of volumes with light wear to covers. Minor interior wear, with mild creasing here and there, as well as minor pieces of a few corners missing. Some wear to front endpapers of volume 1, where papers had been adhering to one another. Mild foxing. Texts clean and bindings tight. An beautiful copy of this rare printing