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Institutiones Theologicae Antiquorum Patrum Quae Aperto Sermone Exponunt Breviter Theologiam Sive Theoreticam Sive Practicam Pars Prima et Pars Secunda (C. Thomasii Operum T. VIII et T. IX: Institutionum Theologicarum Antiquorum Patrum Pars Prima et Pars Secunda)

By Ven. Josephi Mariae Cardinalis Thomasii (Giuseppe Maria Tomasi; Giuseppe Maria Tommasi)

Romae (Roma): Ex Typographia Marci Palearini Publica Auctoritate, 1769. Vellum. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Two volumes: (clii), xviii, 447pp. (i); (vi), 479pp., (i). Volumes 8 and 9 of the Opera Omnia. Volumes 1 and 2 of a 4 part work. Tommasi was a Catholic priest and a member of the Theatine Order. A highly regarded and still important author who made significant contributions in the area of Liturgy. Canonized by John Paul II in 1986. Chapters on Gregory of Nazianzus, Vincent of Lerins, Cyprian, Basil, Epiphanius and Augustine. Latin and Greek text. Nicely bound in full vellum, with gilt lettering to spines. Mottled edges. Lovely devices to a number of pages. Minor wear to margins of a very small number of pages, with just a few spots to a small number of leaves. Minor creasing to upper corners of pages of volume 1 and a small number of same in volume 2. Light soiling to a few leaves. Several minor tears to endpapers. Mild foxing, though most leaves remain clear and bright. Some general light wear and a touch of soiling to vellum, with just a few very small worn areas to same. Binding sound. A lovely copy of a very scarce printing


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. Mild foxing. Texts clean and bindings tight. An beautiful copy of this rare printing


Doctoris Irrefragabilis Alexandri de Hales Ordinis Minorum SUMMA THEOLOGICA

By Alexandri de Hales (Alexander of Hales). P. Bernardini Klumper (Iussu et Auctoritate)

Florentiam: Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi), Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 1924. Hardcover. Good+. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 6 physical volumes: TOMUS I (Liber Primus): xliii, (v), 769pp., (ii) (1924); TOMUS II (Prima Pars Secundi Libri): lxiv, (iv), 801pp., (ii) (1928); TOMUS III (Secunda Pars Secundi Libri): lvii, (ii), 858pp., (iii) (1930); TOMUS IV (Prolegomena): CCCCXIII, (iv) (1948); TOMUS IV (Liber Tertius. Textus): ix, (iii), 1170pp., (i) (1948); INDEX: 345pp., (ii) (1979). Nicely, uniformly bound in buckram, with gilt lettering to spine. Just minor wear and a hint of soiling to exteriors. Mild creasing and foxing to a small number of pages in Tomus 2 and mild creasing and some foxing and a kind of mild staining appearance throughout Tomus 3, though none of this wear detracts terribly from the reading. No writing to text and all bindings are sound. Overall, this is an excellent copy of this important work


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


Louise de la Valliere et la Jeunesse de Louis XIV

By Lair, J.

Paris: E. Plon et Cie, 1881. Leather. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 437pp. Very nicely bound in 1/2 greenish blue leather over marble paper covered boards with gilt lettering and rule to spine. Lovely bookplate of standing lion and shield with the lettering "Non Leo Sed Gallus" above lion and shield. Marbled endpapers. Minor wear to exterior. Title-page is almost detached and several other pages are starting. Mild foxing. Though the front matter requires some care in handling, this is, overall, a very nice copy


Le Journal de Marie-Edmee

By Marie-Edmee. Antoine de Latour (Introduction)

Paris: E. Plon et Cie, 1876. Leather. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xxxi, 571pp. Beautifully bound in 1/4 red leather over marble paper covered boards. Six compartments to spine nicely bordered in gilt rule with gilt lettering to spine. Tiny bumps to upper corners of boards with light wear to extremities. Some foxing to interior. Minor cracking to paper over hinges, though binding remains sound. Lovely bookplate to front paste-down: "Ex-libris Antoine d'Orleans." A beautiful copy


On the Great Need of a Catholic University:  Sermon Delivered by The Very Rev. Thomas J. Shahan, D.D., J.U.L., at the Consecration of the Right Rev. Thomas J. Conaty, D.D. Rector of The Catholic University of America, as Bishop of Samos
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On the Great Need of a Catholic University: Sermon Delivered by The Very Rev. Thomas J. Shahan, D.D., J.U.L., at the Consecration of the Right Rev. Thomas J. Conaty, D.D. Rector of The Catholic University of America, as Bishop of Samos

By Shahan, Thomas J.

Washington, D.C: The New Century Company, 1901. Soft cover. Fair. 39pp. Presentation copy. Definite wear to covers with light soiling to same. "Compliments of the Bishop of Samos" neatly inscribed in ink to front cover. Minor interior wear. Shelf label to front inside cover. Creasing to interior, here and there. No writing to text and binding tight. A good, solid copy. RARE


The Newman Annual 1957-58

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

Minneapolis: The Newman Foundation, 1958. First . 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. Remains an attractive copy. Includes contributions by E.I. Watkin, John La Farge, S.J. and Alan Donagan. SCARCE


Education of Deaf Children: Evidence of Edward Miner Gallaudet and Alexander Graham Bell, Presented to the Royal Commission of the United Kingdom on the Condition of the blind, the Deaf and Dumb, Etc

By Joseph C. Gordon (Editor)

Washington, D.C: Volta Bureau, 1892. First . Hardcover. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. viii, 261pp., (i), xxvi. With accompanying papers, postscripts, and an index. Ex-library, bound in dark green buckram with gilt lettering to spine. Front and back hinges cracked. Several small bumps and wear spots to extremities of exterior. Some browning to paper. Several small, minor tears to plates and fold-outs, though the reading of the plates and fold-outs is not effected. Top corners of last approximately 10 pages chipped. No writing to text. Despite cracked hinges, binding remains firm. Overall, this is a good, solid, user friendly copy. The plates and fold-outs, overall, remain very nice