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"NULLA SILVA TALEM PROFERT/FRONDE, FLORE, GERMINE" Evelyn Waugh. The Holy Places, 1953. Reynolds Stone's colored wood-engraved frontispiece, captioned with two lines from Crux Fidelis. #catholicbooks #veneration #adoration #booksareart #finebooks #emptytomb #booksofourfathers #pilgrimage #librorumhelluo #keeperofbooks #convert #catholicliteraryrevival #theholyland
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Richard Hofstadter. The Paranoid Style in American Politics, 1965. First edition of this landmark collection of essays dissecting the American political psyche. Hofstadter chronicles the enduring national fixation on the "central preconception of the Paranoid Style--the existence of a vast, insidious, preternaturally effective network designed to perpetrate acts of the most fiendish character." #twotribes #themorethingschange #bookstagram #finebooks #firstedition #antiintellectualism #nativism #booksareart #richardhofstadter #leftvsright #conservative #liberal #pluralism #oneoutofmany #booksofourfathers #keeperofbooks #americanhistory #theamericanproposition #staroftheseabooks


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BLESSED CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
Anne Fremantle. Desert Calling: The Story of Charles de Foucauld, 1950. "FATHER, I ABANDON MYSELF IN YOUR HANDS. DO WITH ME WHAT YOU WILL." The so-called "Last Photo" of Foucauld before he was martyred at Tamanrasset in southern Algeria on December 1, 1916. He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. #prayerofabandonment #livesofthesaints #christianmystic #martyrdom #desertspirituality #catholic #bookstagram #booksofourfathers #sonofthechurch #librorumhelluo #alonewithgod #exploreyourfaith #trappist #cistercian #staroftheseabooks #atthesignofthestar
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


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"ST. THOMAS AQUINAS WAS ONE OF THE GREAT LIBERATORS OF THE HUMAN INTELLECT" G.K. Chesterton. St. Thomas Aquinas, 1933. First American edition of Chesterton's acclaimed popular biography of Aquinas. Published by Sheed & Ward in the Fall of 1933, here complete with the typographical "Dumb Ox" dust jacket.
#collectingcatholicbooks #thomism #livesofthesaints #saintthomasaquinas
#thedumbox #doctorofthechurch
#dominicanbooks #orderofpreachers
#scholasticism #thomist #gkchesterton
#booksofourfathers #bookstagram
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
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DAVID JONES. "THE POET SPEAKS" (1967). Original phonograph record of the Welsh painter and poet reading selections from his two most important books: In Parenthesis (1937) and The Anathemata (1952). Housed in the original cardboard sleeve with titles lettered by Jones. Complete with inner sleeve and inserted liner notes. A wonderful artifact of Catholic Culture.
#catholicconvert #roadtorome #warpoets
#collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram
#catholicliteraryrevival #librorumhelluo
#incarnationalculture #greatgift #catholic
#booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar
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"LOYOLA HAD TAUGHT THEM: THE INDIVIDUAL IS NOTHING, THE MOVEMENT ALL. THE CHRISTIAN DEPARTS WITHOUT CONSOLATION"
Ludwig Marcuse. Soldier of the Church: The Story of Ignatius Loyola, 1939. First American edition of this life of the Founder of the Society of Jesus, written by an exile from Hitler's Germany and published on the eve of the Second World War. This copy still has the original dust jacket in glittering gold foil and the black-and-gold foil spine label. #saintignatiusloyola #bookstagram #ignatian #societyofjesus #jesuitbooks #livesofthesaints #keeperofbooks #booksofourfathers #romancatholic #catholicreformation #jesuit #finebooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #greatgiftbook #soldierofthechurch #loyola #firstedition #atthesignofthestar


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SOREN KIERKEGAARD. Theodor Haecker. Kierkegaard the Cripple, 1948. One of 10 portraits of Kierkegaard in this first English translation of Haecker's wartime study of the relationship between physical affliction and the life of the mind. Haecker converted to Catholicism in 1921 in the midst of a lifetime devoted to studying Kierkegaard. #collectingcatholicbooks #existentialism #theodorhaecker #sorenkierkegaard #philosophy #librorumhelluo #keeperofbooks #finebooks #firstedition #bookstagram #catholicspirituality #booksofourfathers #staroftheseabooks #atthesignofthestar #catholicintellectualtradition


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VENERABLE PIERRE TOUSSAINT
Frontispiece portrait in Pierre Toussaint: A Citizen of Old New York, 1955. "'GO TO TOUSSAINT' PEOPLE WOULD SAY 'HE WILL KNOW WHAT DO.'" This Haitian-born slave arrived in New York as the property of his masters. He went on to become a central pillar of Old New York's Catholic community. Toussaint is the only layperson buried in the crypt beneath the Altar at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
#catholicnewyork #livesofthesaints #charity #manforothers #collectingcatholicbooks #racism #bookstagram #exploreyourfaith #nativism #mybrotherskeeper #saintpatrickscathedral #immigrantchurch #sidewalksofnewyork #thechurchinyourhands #librorumhelluo #pierretoussaint #booksofourfathers #sonofthechurch #staroftheseabooks #orapronobis


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Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time to Keep Silence, 1953. The Queen Anne Press edition of Fermor's travel classic features John Craxton's illustration of The Abbey of St. Wandrille de Fontanelle. "THE ABBEY WAS AT FIRST A GRAVEYARD; THE OUTER WORLD SEEMED AFTERWARDS, BY CONTRAST, AN INFERNO OF NOISE AND VULGARITY ENTIRELY POPULATED BY BOUNDERS AND SLUTS AND CROOKS" #benedictine #contemplation #catholicbooks #booksofourfathers #finebooks #booksareart #bookarts #firstedition #monks #bookbeautiful #librorumhelluo #catholic #ecclesiastes #cistercian #travelbook #catholicculture #patrickleighfermor #queenannepress #catholiceurope #monastic #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #ruleofstbenedict


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DOROTHY DAY. The Dorothy Day Book, 1982. "The books will always be there. The millions of words written can nourish us, enlighten us, strengthen us--in fact, be our food, just as Christ, the Word, is also our food." (Dorothy Day). #wordmadeflesh #booksofourfathers #womenofthechurch #dorothyday #adebethune #booksareart #bookstagram #gaudetmaterecclesia #thecatholictradition #catholicworker #catholicamerica #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #illustratedfaith #greatgiftbook #catholic #thechurchinyourhands
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


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DOROTHY DAY. The Dorothy Day Book, 1982. Dorothy Day was devoted to the simple pleasures of life: coffee, the opera on the radio, newspapers, and most of all, books: "Lord did she read! Along with Pascal, Berdaev, Tolstoy and Chesterton, she read the lives of the saints, literary gossip, Berlitz language courses, Murray Kempton, Dickens, Henry Miller, D.H. Lawrence, garden columns and, apparently, any travel book she could get her hands on." #dorothyday #catholic #bookstagram #booksofourfathers #catholicbooks #catholicspirituality #catholiclit #catholicamerica #adebethune #librorumhelluo #atthesignofthestar #greatgiftbook #giftbooks
#womenofthechurch #staroftheseabooks


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DOROTHY DAY. The Dorothy Day Book, 1982. This tribute to Dorothy Day weaves together passages from her "On Pilgrimage" column in The Catholic Worker together with inspirational quotes from her favorite writers. The book also features 12 illustrated plates by Ade Bethune. Here is a detail of "St. Jerome." (The Lion rests at his feet).
#dorothyday #booksofourfathers #books #catholic #bookstagram #booksareart
#greatgiftbook #catholicspirituality
#athomewiththesaints #godinallthings
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


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Evelyn Waugh. The Holy Places, 1953. "THE PILGRIM'S INSTINCT IS DEEP-SET IN THE HUMAN HEART" Waugh's two essays ("St. Helena Empress" and "The Defence of the Holy Places") are decorated with colored wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. #pilgrimage #librorumhelluo #churchoftheholysepulchre #catholic #collectingcatholicbooks #crusaders #bookstagram #jerusalem #thetruecross #finebooks #booksareart #bookbeautiful #thechurchinyourhands #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #booksofourfathers #latinkingdoms #illustratedfaith #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


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STAR OF THE SEA FINE BOOKS
We are preparing a Father's Day selection of Gift Books for subscribers. Gift-wrapping and expedited delivery available. DM an email address if you'd like to have a look. #booksofourfathers #booksareart #incarnationalculture #heritageoffaith
#collectingcatholicbooks #catholic
#yourhumblebookseller #finebooks
#firstedition #gaudetmaterecclesia
#greatgiftbook #keeperofbooks
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
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E.F. SCHUMACHER. Schumacher's two classics, "Small is Beautiful" (1973) and "A Guide for the Perplexed" (1977) updated the economic Distributism of Belloc and Chesterton for a new era of rising global ecological consciousness. But few realized that Schumacher's "economic theories were underpinned by solid religious and philosophical foundations, the fruits of a lifetime of searching. In 1971, Schumacher had become a Roman Catholic, the final destination of his philosophical journey." (Joseph Pearce). #distributism #socialjustice #convert #catholicculture #exploreyourfaith #catholicsocialteaching #laudatosi #verticaldimension #smallisbeautiful
#guidefortheperplexed #efschumacher
#collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram
#booksofourfathers #staroftheseabooks


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ANGLO-CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY
(T.S. Eliot). The Private Devotions of Lancelot Andrewes, 1961. "Andrewes has built a chapel constructed of stones brought together from many places." (Masterpieces of Christian Literature). The Brightman edition of this enduring devotional, together with Eliot's 1926 essay on Andrewes. Front panel of the pleasing mid-century jacket designed by Ernest Reichl. #collectingcatholicbooks #theenglishchurch #finebooks #booksareart #bookstagram #anglocatholic #anglican #romancatholic #fathersofthechurch #holyscriptures #spirituality #privateprayer #catholicculture #prayer #devotional #booksofourfathers #catholic #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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"THE MESSAGE OF THE SACRED HEART TO THE WORLD" Sister Josefa Menendez. The Way of Divine Love, 1953. Splendid dust jacket for this enlarged English translation, including the original blessing by Eugenio Pacelli, Cardinal Protector of the Society of the Sacred Heart (then reigning as Pope Pius XII). #divinelove
#sacredart #collectingcatholicbooks
#greatgiftbook #daughterofthechurch
#devotional #romancatholic #catholic #bookstagram #booksareart #finebooks
#catholicspirituality #booksofourfathers
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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SISTER JOSEFA MENENDEZ
The Way of Divine Love, 1953. Frontispiece portrait from the post-war "amplification" of her book, which was first published in Toulouse in 1938. #catholic
#daughterofthechurch #catholicculture
#exploreyourfaith #devotional #mystic
#keeperofbooks #librorumhelluo
#booksofourfathers #catholicbooks
#messageoflove #heartofjesus
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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Thomas Merton. Seeds of Contemplation, 1949. "LET US THROW OFF THE PIECES OF THE WORLD LIKE CLOTHING AND ENTER NAKED INTO WISDOM" Original burlap binding on Merton's meditations, published by James Laughlin's New Directions. Merton mentioned it in his diary on March 6, 1949: "Yesterday Seeds of Contemplation arrived and it is handsome. I can hardly keep my hands off it. Laughlin says the burlap effect on the binding is a material they are using right now in night clubs for wall covering." (The Sign of Jonas). #contemplation #catholic #collectingcatholicbooks #thomasmerton #booksofourfathers #bookstagram #keeperofbooks #catholiclit
#incarnationalculture #catholicculture
#catholicamerica #librorumhelluo
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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STAR OF THE SEA FINE BOOKS
May is a busy month around here: we are putting the finishing touches on our upcoming Spring 2018 catalogue and GIFT books are coming and going daily. Leave an email address on our home page to see a preview of the new acquisitions. #stellamaris #greatgiftbook #catholic
#yourhumblebookseller #ourlady #BVM #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram
#catholicculture #romancatholic #anglican #anglocatholic #bookarts #bookbeautiful
#booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar
#bamgiftwrapped #marianblue #beholdthymothersday


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FULTON J. SHEEN. This is the Holy Land: A Pilgrimage in Words and Pictures, 1961.
In cataloguing for next week's Spring 2018 list. A detail from the full-page color frontispiece portrait of Bishop Sheen by Karsh of Ottawa. #agnusdei #romancatholic #librorumhelluo #happybirthdayfultonsheen #pilgrimage #theholyland #orapronobis #keeperofbooks #collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram #photobook #holysites #thechurchinyourhands #exploreyourfaith #booksofourfathers #sonofthechurch #catholicculture #venerablefultonjsheen #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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Dan Gilbert. Crucifying Christ in Our Colleges, 1935. "A GODLESS KIND OF EVOLUTION WHICH DENIES NATURE HAS A GOD AND THAT MAN HAS A SOUL"
Arresting dust jacket illustration for this denunciation of a secular apocalypse in American higher education, focused on a monstrous and predatory academic ("The Pied Piper") corrupting young minds with Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and especially Bertrand Russell ("the high priest of all preachers of the new dispensation"). #finebooks #bookstagram #godshapedhole #isms #thepiedpiper #tradition #modernism #christianhighereducation #homeschool #heritageoffaith #higherreeducation #educationaldystopia #booksofourfathers #exploreyourfaith #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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POPE SAINT JOHN XXIII. Journal of a Soul, 1965. Angelo Roncalli was "faithful to his diary all his life...this is the first time in history...that a Pope has left us such a record of his thoughts, reactions, and spiritual values." (John O'Malley, A History of the Popes). The dust jacket depicts a bronze relief (from St. Peter's) of His Holiness in prayer. #collectingthepopes #devotion
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#bookstagram #finebooks #firstedition
#angeloroncalli #popesaintjohnxxiii
#prayer #gaudetmaterecclesia #catholic
#saint #goodpopejohn #booksareart
#booksofourfathers #catholicbooks
#catholicspirituality #orapronobis
#sonofthechurch #librorumhelluo
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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"THE LILY OF THE MOHAWKS" Robert Holland. The Song of Tekakwitha, 1942. LeRoy Appleton's depiction of the baptism of Kateri Tekakwitha in 1676. Published by the Fordham Jesuits to further the promotion of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of (then) Venerable Kateri Tekakwitha. #womenofthechurch #illustratedfaith #nativeamericansaint #collectingthesaints #staroftheseabooks #catholicamerica #bookstagram #atthesignofthestar #fordham #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #booksareart
#finebooks #keeperofbooks #catholicism #librorumhelluo #kateritekakwitha
#jesuitbooks #societyofjesus #jesuits


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SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL. Xavier Rynne. Letters from Vatican City: The Debates and Decrees of Vatican II, 1963-1966. Jacket photo of Pope Paul VI from the Fourth Session of Council. These 4 volumes are rarely seen together. An abridged one volume edition appeared in 1968. #secondvaticancouncil #aggiornamento #collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram #romancatholic #popepaulvi #catholic #keeperofbooks #librorumhelluo #tradition #councilfathers #finebooks #religiousliberty #booksofourfathers #ecumenism #churchinthemodernworld #nomorewar #warneveragain #thepopeinthenewworld #staroftheseabooks #popesaintpaulvi


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Hugh Ross Williamson. The Flowering Hawthorn, 1962. "THE FLOWERING HAWTHORN BLESSED BY A VISION OF THE HAND OF THE VIRGIN MARY" by Clare Leighton. Hugh Ross Williamson, together with his wife, was received into the Church by Fr. Basil Fitz-Gibbon, SJ at Farm Street in October, 1955. #easter
#glastonburyabbey #holythorn #catholic
#anglocatholic #anglican #romancatholic
#illustratedfaith #secondrome #BVM
#medieval #collectingcatholicbooks
#catholicengland #incarnationalculture
#booksofourfathers #iconography
#christianliteraryrevival #librorumhelluo
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #orapronobis


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"THE RESURRECTION" Detail of the final illustrated plate in Heavenward Bound: A Child's Book of the Catholic Religion (first published in 1941). "The Earth Trembled and was still when God Arose to Judgement." #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#claredawson #catholickids #catholicengland
#catholicart #illustratedfaith #heisrisen #jesusinourmidst #romancatholic #christtriumphant #anglocatholic #finebooks #booksareart #collectingcatholicbooks #eastersunday #booksofourfathers #godandme #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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EASTER SUNDAY
"I have found Him where every Christian should expect to find Him: in the darkness, in the fear, in the blinding weariness of Calvary. And Calvary is but one step from the empty tomb." (Trevor Huddleston, Naught for Your Comfort, 1956). #heisrisen #catholic #anglocatholic #theemptytomb #gaudetmaterecclesia #romancatholic #happyeaster #incarnationalculture #booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #yourhumblebookseller #prayforme


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The Way of the Cross, 1918. The engraved wrapper for the second edition of these miniature wood-engravings of the Eric Gill sculptures of the Stations of the Cross, prepared for Westminster Cathedral and dedicated on Good Friday, 1918.
#lent #viacrucis #viadolorosa #calvary #catholic #holyweek #wayofthecross
#stationsofthecross #rarebooks
#booksareart #collectingcatholicbooks
#librorumhelluo #ericgill #catholicengland #booksofourfathers #illustratedfaith
#thepassionofchrist #atthesignofthestar
#staroftheseabooks #orapronobis


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"JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER" The Way of the Cross, 1935. Frank Brangwyn's lithograph of The Fourth Station, echoing his sycamore panels in the Chapel of Campion Hall at Oxford University.
#viadolorosa #viacrucis #crownofthorns
#thewayofthecross #stationsofthecross
#gkchesterton #thechurchinyourhands
#exploreyourfaith #exploreyourfaith
#catholicengland #frankbrangwyn
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #contemplation
#thelastsevenwords #calvary #lent
#holyweek #triduum #jesusandmary


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MONASTIC. Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time to Keep Silence, 1957. Chapter-opening vignette by John Craxton. Paddy Fermor's lyrical reflections on the modern legacy of the cloister. "An ancient wisdom exorcising the memory of the conflict and bloodshed of the intervening centuries, that brings its message of tranquility to quieten the mind and compose the spirit." A masterpiece of travel writing. #monks #finebooks #catholiceurope #monastic #ruleofstbenedict #benedictine #cistercian #trappist #catholicbooks #booksofourfathers #bookstagram #booksareart #medieval #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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"NINE STORIES ABOUT ORIGINAL SIN, WITH MY COMPLIMENTS." Flannery O'Connor. A Good Man is Hard to Find, 1955. In cataloguing. This first edition of Flannery's masterpiece was our big acquisition during Rare Book Week in New York. #catholicamerica #booksareart #flanneryoconnor #christhauntedsouth #catholicliteraryrevival #keeperofbooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo
#catholiclit #collectingcatholicbooks
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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ECCLESIOLOGY. Hans Urs von Balthasar. Church and World, 1967. First English translation of this work which appeared shortly after the close of the Second Vatican Council. "Many windows have been opened for us to see into the center but in the most secret chamber the Church remains hidden." von Balthasar was a big influence on Joseph Ratzinger and Karol Wojtyla. #thinkingwiththechurch #catholic #secondvaticancouncil #sonofthechurch #communio #collectingcatholicbooks
#hansursvonbalthasar #ecclesiology
#greattheologians #keeperofbooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#theguywiththecatholicbooks #finebooks #bookstagram #firstedition #starbooks
#booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo #theology
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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"THE HOLY THORN OF GLASTONBURY"
Hugh Ross Williamson. The Flowering Hawthorn, 1962. "Sir Bedevere committing King Arthur's sword Excalibur to the lake," another of the 8 wood-engravings by Clare Leighton. #glastonburyabbey #catholic #booksareart #romancatholic #finebooks #anglocatholic #firstedition #convert #bookstagram #catholicart #bookarts #catholicculture #incarnationalculture #booksofourfathers #catholicengland #keeperofbooks #librorumhelluo #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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"THE HOLY THORN OF GLASTONBURY" Hugh Ross Williamson. The Flowering Hawthorn, 1962. Clare Leighton's illustration of Joseph of Arimathea for Williamson's tale of Glastonbury Abbey and the Hawthorn Tree which flowers at Easter and Christmas. #catholicengland #catholicclassics #booksofourfathers #lent #anglocatholic #romancatholic #catholic #incarnationalculture #illustratedfaith #convert #keeperofbooks #booksareart #finebooks #greatgiftbook #finebinding #catholicart
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#glastonburyabbey #atthesignofthestar
#staroftheseabooks #collectingcatholicbooks


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CATHOLIC ART. Caryll Houselander. The Way of the Cross, 1955. "JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB" Currently cataloguing this Lenten classic, written and illustrated by Houselander, for this week's Winter 2018 catalogue. #caryllhouselander #finebooks #collectingcatholicbooks #firstedition #booksofourfathers #booksareart
#womenofthechurch #heritageoffaith
#romancatholic #lent #illustratedfaith
#catholicart #stationsofthecross #mystic #librorumhelluo #christianmystic #viacrucis
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
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CATHOLIC ART. Caryll Houselander. The Way of the Cross, 1955. "JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB" Currently cataloguing this Lenten classic, written and illustrated by Houselander, for this week's Winter 2018 catalogue. #caryllhouselander #finebooks #collectingcatholicbooks #firstedition #booksofourfathers #booksareart
#womenofthechurch #heritageoffaith
#romancatholic #lent #illustratedfaith
#catholicart #stationsofthecross #mystic #librorumhelluo #christianmystic #viacrucis
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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AQUINAS. Josef Pieper. The Silence of St. Thomas: Three Essays on Thomas Aquinas, 1957. First edition of this "insightful little book" (Robert Royal) by one of the foremost Thomists of the 20th century. #booksofourfathers #thomism #thomasaquinas #catholicculture #finebooks #collectingcatholicbooks #firstedition #josefpieper #philosophy #catholicintellectualtradition #catholic #bookstagram #librorumhelluo #aquinas
#keeperofbooks #neoscholasticism
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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CHRISTIAN LITERARY REVIVAL. Kathleen Nott. The Emperor's Clothes: An Attack on the Dogmatic Orthodoxy of T.S. Eliot, Graham Greene, Dorothy Sayers, C.S. Lewis and Others, 1953. Nott's critique of the "pseudo-religious revival" in mid-century British Arts and Letters was brightened by these charming dust jacket caricatures by Nicolas Bentley. Clockwise: Dorothy Sayers, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and Graham Greene. (currently in cataloguing).
#christianliteraryrevival #anglocatholic
#anglican #romancatholic #convert
#godshapedhole #bookstagram #catholic #booksareart #booksofourfathers
#catholicintellectualtradition #lent
#booksfineandrare #theinklings #firstedition #atthesignofthestar


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CATHOLIC BOOKS. Frederick D. Wilhelmsen. The Metaphysics of Love, 1962. Currently cataloguing this handsome first edition for our upcoming Winter 2018 catalogue. "...Agape lies at the heart of all being..." #thomism #thomist #aquinas #atthesignofthestar #catholicintellectualtradition #finebooks #metaphysics #bookstagram #catholic #collectingcatholicbooks #firstedition
#booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo
#catholicphilosophy #agape #philosophy #existentialism #personalism
#staroftheseabooks


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CATHOLIC BOOKS.
Here is our Lenten schedule: February 14: Ash Wednesday. February 26: Star of the Sea Books Winter 2018 catalogue. March 1: Winter Newsletter. *March 10: We will be showing at the New York City Book and Ephemera Fair during "Rare Book Week in New York"* March 25: Holy Week. March 31: Easter Sunday. Star of the Sea colophon: MissMarck. #staroftheseabooks
#undertheprotectionofourlady #catholic
#finebooks #firstedition #booksareart
#gaudetmaterecclesia #librorumhelluo
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#genieduchristianisme #heritageoffaith
#booksofourfathers #keeperofbooks
#collectingcatholicbooks #anglocatholic
#romancatholic #atthesignofthestar


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CATHOLIC BOOKS.
G.K. Chesterton had it right: "The business of selling books is in its nature the most perilous and speculative of businesses." (G.K. Chesterton, "On Books"). Still, I spent the weekend living dangerously at the 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena. #rarebooks #giftbooks #catholicculture #yourhumblebookseller #lifeofabookseller #catholicbooks #exploreyourfaith #librorumhelluo #bibliophile #bibliomania #firstedition #churchinyourhands #booksofourfathers #booksareart #booksellerlife #finebooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#genieduchristianisme #keeperofbooks
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL. Ralph Wiltgen. The Rhine Flows into the Tiber: The Unknown Council, 1967. Fr. Wiltgen ran the Divine Word News Services in Rome. His eyewitness account of the four sessions of the Council shows how the bishops of France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland voted as a bloc and dominated the Council.
#collectingthesecondvaticancouncil
#booksofourfathers #keeperofbooks
#churchinyourhands #librorumhelluo
#romancatholic #catholicbooks #catholic
#secondvaticancouncil #sonofthechurch
#tradition #modernism #aggiornamento
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CARDINAL NEWMAN. Meriol Trevor. Newman - The Pillar of the Cloud, 1962. First American edition of the 1st volume of Meriol Trevor's definitive study of John Henry Newman. Volume I covers the years 1801-1853. Volume II covers 1853-1890. Both volumes include a portrait of Newman and numerous other illustrations from the archives of the Birmingham Oratory. #womenofthechurch #firstedition
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#anglican #romancatholic #rarebooks
#johnhenrynewman #roadtorome #catholicculture #convert #bookstagram
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SAINT JEAN VIANNEY. The Secret of the Cure d'Ars, 1929. Increasingly scarce first English edition of Henri Gheon's biography of St. John Vianney, coupled with G.K. Chesterton's "study" of the French saint. This copy complete with the original dust wrapper with lovely engraved colophon of Christ bearing the Cross, repeated on the title page. #catholicbooks #catholicfrance #sheedandward #stjeanvianney #stjohnvianney #saint #penance #thegreatconfessor #catholic #priest #patronsaint #parishpriest #booksofourfathers #bookstagram #booksareart #collectorscopy #finebooks #chesterton #firstedition #librorumhelluo #atthesignofthestar #thesoul #staroftheseabooks


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C.S. Lewis. Surprised by Joy. The Shape of My Early Life, 1956. Back of the dust jacket of the first American appearance of Lewis's conversion autobiography, featuring a portrait of Lewis by Walter Stoneman. A beautiful copy. #cslewis #theinklings #surprisedbyjoy #convert #exploreyourfaith #christianliteraryrevival #finebooks #firstedition #bookstagram
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#collectingtheinklings #journeytogod
#collectorscopy #atthesignofthestar


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CATHOLIC ART. Detail of "Our Holy Mother, The Catholic and Apostolic Church" by Clare Dawson. One of the full-page illustrated plates in Heavenward Bound: A Child's Book of the Catholic Religion by E.T.W. Branscombe, 1962. #catholicbooks #catholicengland #anglocatholic #romancatholic #illustratedfaith #catholic #godandme #catholickids #readaloud #familyreading #familyheirloom #exploreyourfaith #bookstagram #booksareart #finebooks #keeperofbooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #booksofourfathers #heritageoffaith #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH. Dorothy L. Sayers. The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays, 1978. This Macmillan edition collects "simple powerful reflections on the human condition in the scientific age." It was my introduction to the work of the great Dorothy L. Sayers. #anglocatholic #womenofthechurch #heritageoffaith #librorumhelluo #booksofourfathers #dante
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#atthesignofthestar #finebooks #anglican
#bookstagram #greatgiftbook #giftbooks
#exploreyourfaith #staroftheseabooks


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THEOLOGIANS. James Brodrick. Robert Bellarmine: Saint and Scholar, 1961. Biography of the Jesuit apologist and theologian, abridged from Fr. Brodrick's comprehensive two-volume biography of 1928. Bellarmine was canonized in 1930 and declared a Doctor of the Church. "LOVE IS A MARVELOUS AND HEAVENLY THING. IT NEVER TIRES AND NEVER THINKS IT HAS DONE ENOUGH." #collectingcatholicbooks #catholicism #papalinfallibility #jesuitbooks #societyofjesus #finebooks #bookstagram #doctorofthechurch #catholicreformation #catholicculture #thechurchinyourhands #theologian #collectingthesaints #orthodoxy #catholiceurope #booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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AQUINAS. Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy. My Way of Life, 1952. This "Pocket Edition of St. Thomas: The Summa Simplified for Everyone" This miniature (5 1/3 inches tall) introduction to the Summa was prepared by Walter Farrell, O.P. (founder and editor of The Thomist) and Martin Healy of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. #catholicbooks #pocketsumma #aquinasinyourpocket #catholicculture #theology #catholicintellectualtradition #finebooks #bookstagram #librorumhelluo #thomism #thechurchinyourhands #thomist #aquinas #catholicphilosophy #dominicanbooks #scholasticism #booksofourfathers #orderofpreachers #keeperofbooks #collectingdoctorsofthechurch #thomasaquinas #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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"CAMPION THE SEDITIOUS JESUIT" Richard Challoner. Martyrs to the Catholic Faith, 1877. Detail of steel-engraving depicting the capture of Edmund Campion, S.J. Bishop Challoner's martyrology, bound here with Memoirs of Missionary Priests, was a counter to Foxe's Book of Martyrs. #catholicengland #catholicculture #exploreyourfaith #keeperofbooks #recusant #fortymartyrsofenglandandwales #tyburn #illustratedfaith #librorumhelluo #catholic #finebooks #booksofourfathers #booksareart #bookstagram #finebinding #collectingthesaints
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#martyrdom #saint #societyofjesus #jesuits #jesuitbooks #richardchalloner #orapronobis #elizabethanmartyrs #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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KATERI TEKAKWITHA. The Song of Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks, 1942. The book was part of the efforts of the Fordham Jesuits to advance the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of Venerable Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri was pronounced Venerable by Pius XII (1942), beatified by John Paul II (1980) and canonized by Benedict XVI (2002), 60 years after the Jesuits took up the cause. #kateritekakwitha #nativeamericansaint #societyofjesus #positio #collectingcatholicbooks #saint #jesuit #catholicculture #catholic #bookstagram #booksareart #finebooks #keeperofbooks #booksofourfathers #womenofthechurch #fordhamuniversity #catholicamerica #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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Hilaire Belloc. The Servile State, 1946. First published in London in 1912, Belloc's Distributist polemic did not appear in the U.S. until after World War II. This 1st American edition includes Belloc's Preface from both the 1913 and 1927 British editions as well as an Introduction by Christian Gauss of Princeton University. A comprehensive edition of an enduring lay Catholic landmark. #rerumnovarum #catholicsocialteaching #finebooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #distributism #capitalist #socialist #distributist #thinkingwiththechurch #bookstagram #thechurchinyourhands #keeperofbooks #economicsonahumanscale #catholic #atthesignofthestar #catholicamerica
#staroftheseabooks


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Thomas Merton. The Waters of Siloe, 1949. Merton's portrait of the Cistercians, his follow-up to The Seven Storey Mountain, featured a stunning jacket by Arno. Dedicated to Evelyn Waugh and supplemented with a photo essay of Cistercian life and a Glossary of Monastic Terms. #contemplation #cistercian
#fratermlouis #thomasmerton #catholic
#collectingcatholicbooks #monastic
#cardinalspellmanimprimatur #monks
#catholicamerica #booksareart
#greatgiftbook #atthesignofthestar
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #exploreyourfaith
#oraetlabora #staroftheseabooks


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Henri Nouwen. The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery, 1976. First edition of Nouwen's 1974 diary, an attempt to find relief from the "restless searching" of modern life. His ongoing dialogue with Fr. John Eudes forms the spine of this modern classic. #contemplation #monks #oraetlabora #trappist #catholicbooks #unceasingprayer #cistercian #monastic #psychology #personalism #existentialism #firstedition #christmastide #bookstagram #finebooks #staroftheseabooks #catholic #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar
#abbeyofthegenesee


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Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time to Keep Silence, 1957. The great Paddy Fermor's celebrated third book, recounting sojourns to St. Wandrille de Fontanelle, Solesmes, La Grande Trappe, and Cappadocia. First edition with lovely dust jacket by Peter Todd Mitchell. #christmastide #catholicculture #travel #firstedition #spiritualjourney #catholiceurope #travelbook #monastic #benedictine #cistercian #trappist #booksareart #keeperofbooks #bookstagram #finebooks #booksofourfathers #ecclesiastes #exploreyourfaith #collectingcatholicbooks #greatgiftbook #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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ENCYCLICAL. Pope John XXIII. Peace on Earth: An Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope John XXIII, 1964. "In Easter Week of 1963, less than two months before his death, Pope John XXIII issued his encyclical letter, Pacem in Terris. It was a message of unique and monumental significance--unique because it was the first papal encyclical ever to be addressed beyond the limits of the Roman Catholic community to men of goodwill everywhere in the world." (The Editors). #paceminterris #peaceonearth #christmastide #papal #finebooks #booksareart #popejohnxxiii #menofgoodwill #globalpapacy #photobook #saint #catholicculture #cardinalspellmanimprimatur #ecumenical #bookstagram #exploreyourfaith #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar #collectingcatholicbooks #orapronobis
#popesaintjohnxxiii #staroftheseabooks


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AUGUSTINE. Jean Guitton. The Modernity of St. Augustine, 1959. The French priest looks at Freud, Proust, Gide, Sartre, Hegel, and Newman through the lens of Augustine before concluding with "St. Augustine's Place in the History of Europe." A gift for your grad student friend who likes to throw the word "Modernity" around after a couple of pints. #advent #greatgiftbook #collectingcatholicbooks #thewesterntradition #catholicbooks #catholicintellectualtradition #saint #augustine #giftwrappedforchristmas
#doctorofthechurch #bookstagram
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#librorumhelluo #exploreyourfaith
#staroftheseabooks


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AUGUSTINE. "Thou wert with me, but I was not with Thee." John J. O'Meara. The Young Augustine, 1965. Pauline Fathers edition of this biography of Augustine focusing on the formative years of the Confessions. Dust jacket design by Bro. Paul Kinarney, S.S.P. #advent #saintaugustine #thinkingwiththechurch
#collectingcatholicbooks #augustine
#confessions #doctorofthechurch
#thewesterntradition #catholicculture #thechurchinyourhands #greatgiftbook #booksofourfathers #booksareart #giftwrappedforchristmas #catholiclit
#catholicintellectualtradition #convert
#roadtorome #romancatholic #saint
#atthesignofthestar #keeperofbooks


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CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION. Heavenward Bound: A Child's Book of the Catholic Religion, 1962.
This forgotten classic features Commentary and Illustration in perfect harmony. "Very definite English Catholic teaching for the child, splendid illustrations; can be taught to the smaller ones, read by the older ones, and the grown-ups will learn much." (Mothers' Union Workers' Paper). #godmademe #advent #catholickids #readaloud #catholicculture #ingodsgoodtime #anglocatholic #incarnationalculture #illustratedfaith #journeyofthesoul #cherub #catholicfamilies #exploreyourfaith #catechism #confraternity #giftbooks #firstcommuniongift #catholicbooks #booksofourfathers #putti #booksareart #giftwrappedforchristmas #bookstagram #atthesignofthestar #angel #staroftheseabooks


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STAR OF THE SEA fine books
Our preparations are nearly complete and we are pleased to announce our plans for ADVENT and CHRISTMASTIDE. On Tuesday, December 12 we will email "An Anglo-Catholic Advent," a hand-list of Gift Recommendations for our customers. On Friday, December 15 we will unveil "Godspeed" a website selection of New Arrivals for Christmastide. Visit our homepage, leave an email address, and we will include you! #finebooks #yourhumblebookseller #advent #AMDG #staroftheseabooks #atthesignofthestar #feastoftheimmaculateconception
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MARIAN. Legends of Our Lady Mary, 1922. "The Virgin Mary delivering two souls from the clutches of the Devil." An illustrated plate (one of 34) from the Lady Meux MSS, the Ethiopic manuscripts in the collections of the British Museum. This illustration thrills me every time I see it. #blessusandsaveus #intercession #orapronobis #undertheprotectionofourlady #advent#feastoftheimmaculateconception #BVM #booksofourfathers #ourlady #mariology #marian #collectorscopy #finebooks #collectingcatholicbooks #coptic #orthodox #byzantine #illustratedfaith #keeperofbooks #catholicart #devotional #romancatholic #atthesignofthestar


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