5" x 7.25" x .4". Very good condition glued label on interior, otherwise excellent. "Handbook of the Old Shrines and Their Treasures" is a book I bought as a lot from Christie's Auction House in the early 2000s. Published in Japan by the bureau of Religions, Department of Education in 1920 it describes significant temples, shrines and includes maps and photographs of significant art works in these locations. It also includes a color map. Interesting and rare book.
Possibly an unstated first edition. A beautifully illustrated copy in very good condition with red linen boards, embossed flowers and gilt highlights and gilt beveled edges. One small spot on the back board also on one page; a few pages have dog ear creases ( see photos).Song lyrics (no musical bars). Published in 1880 by John W. Lovell, New York.
Finest dark green caiman leather ,dyed a deep rich green, with gilt lettering, embossing and page edges. Inside the front cover framed in the watered grosgrain fabric ,surrounded by more gilt embossing, is a beautiful gilt embossed altar with a brass crucifix. There are five coloured ribbon page markers. marked VII Edition 1961, Buenos Aires.Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 2" . This wonderful selection would also make a very fine gift.
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This 1934 petite wonderful French Missel, with gilt tooled leather, also has marbleized end papers. There are different beautiful illustrations on each page, as well as several full page illustrations. This has Prayers, Vespers, Mass for different occasions, and religious days, as well as what seems space for family history. The leather has a few very faint scratches on the cover and slight scuffing on the edges, otherwise in excellent condition. It measures approx. 5" X 3 3/4" , 390 pages...
Very nice miniature book in maroon embossed and padded leather covers with gilt lettering and decoration. French text throughout. Petit Paroissien Bijou avec Offices et Prieres Suivis de la Messe du Mariage (Bijou Parishioner with Subscriptions and Prayers of the Mass of Marriage) published c1909 Brepols & Dierckx & Son, Turnhout, Belgium. Imprimatur 1899. Vatican approval 1905. 187 pages with gilt edges. Excellent condition.
The Prince of the Realm is a lovely little book with an inspirational tale about a farmer. First Edition. 4.5x7.5 inches. The book is printed on heavy, high quality, watermarked paper using arts and crafts printing methods by The Lincoln and Smith Press, Boston, for Davis and Bond, Boston, copyright 1912. The covers are cardstock. The book has 40 pages and comes in a matching envelope. Excellent condition, virtually unread. Unusual and hard to find original book.
Copyright 1949 and published by James Laughlin at New Directions Books, Norfolk, CT. The book is bound in tan burlap with a paste down printed label on the top right hand corner of the front board. Another printed label is also affixed to the spine. The burlap is splitting 3/4 of the way down from the front board; an endsheet may have been torn out and there is slight splitting between the paste down and the end sheet however, the book is tight/intact...
The Holy Ways of the Cross, a dissertation by Henry Mary Boudon archdeacon of the Diocese of Evreux. In French. First printed in 1671, I believe this copy was published in 1752 by Grandmont-Donders of Liege, Belgium.
Complete French Title: Les Saintes Voies de la Croix, où il est traité de plusieurs peines intérieures et extérieures et des moyens d'en faire un bon usage...
This is the 160th revised edition published in 1989 by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai and printed by the Kosaido Printing Co., Ltd. Tokyo,Japan.Hard cover with dust jacket in near mint condition. Silk bookmark.
Beautiful smooth black with intricate tooling bound with gothic calligraphy styled print and gilt page edges adorn this most handsome missal! On the front is a gilt embossed cross. There is one page loose otherwise in remarkable condition! Measures 4 3/4" X 3 1/2" Check out our Italian And Spanish Prayer Books!
The Analects of Confucius, translated into English by Gilles and published by the Commercial Press in 1933, numbered edition and in a rosewood box. Bound Chinese style and stitched. This is a rare connoiseur's book.
Oeuvres du Lacordaire, the Dominican theologian, in French in 9 volumes of full leather with marbled endpapers and marbled edges, published in Paris by Librairie Poussielgue Freres in 1882. Volume 1, Vie de St. Dominique, the Life of Saint Dominic, has a beautiful engraving of the saint by the Blessed Fra Angelico. Each volume has a former owner's bookplate on the inside cover and his signature on the title page. Volume 5 has an ink stamp of a church library...
Pearlized celluloid inset with a brass and possibly silver plate religious medal, this precious missal was used to commemorate a child's first communion.The fixative holding the medal to the small satin window has released but is still encased under the viewing window. Original brass locking hinge engraved IHS. Text in Spanish, printed in Argentina, with gilt edged pages. Measures 4 1/2" X 2 3/4" There are Italian and German Prayer Books available !