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ORDER OF PREACHERS. Saint Thomas Aquinas: Being Papers Read at the Celebration of the Sixth Centenary of the Canonization, 1925. I love the #dominicandog bounding across the program of this celebration of St. Thomas at the University of Manchester in May 1924. #houndsofthelord #atthesignofthestar #dominicanbooks #boundinghoundofsaintdominic #holyghost #catholicengland #finebooks #bookstagram #incarnationculture #booksofourfathers #orderofpreachers #thechurchinyourhands #thomasaquinas #doctorofthechurch #staroftheseabooks #thecatholictradition


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"THE FIRST GREAT CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY AND THEOLOGIAN" Wilfred Knox. St. Paul, 1932. Wilfrid Knox, a prominent Anglo-Catholic priest and Hellenistic scholar, was the third of the celebrated four Knox Brothers (Edmund, Dillwyn, and Ronald). #anglocatholic #knoxbrothers #saintpaul #missionary #booksfineandrare #livesofthesaints #booksofourfathers #incarnationculture #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #paultheapostle


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"EVERY PERSON'S CONCEPTION OF GOD IS TOO SMALL. THROUGH HUMILITY WE CAN BEGIN TO GET INTO PERSPECTIVE THE INFINITY OF GOD. THIS IS THE HUMBLE APPROACH" John M. Templeton. The Humble Approach: Scientists Discover God, 1981. Templeton's essay about the intersection of science and spirituality and the establishment of The Templeton Prize ("The Nobel Prize for Religion") includes profiles and photos of the earliest recipients of the prize: Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1973) and Bro. Roger of Taize (1974). #booksofourfathers #finebooks #bookstagram #godshapedhole #keeperofbooks #yourhumblebookseller #ecumenical #scienceandreligion #verticaldimension #templetonprize #motherteresa #brotherrogeroftaizé #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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(FULTON SHEEN) This is the Mass, 1958. "The Canon of Our Faith: The Credo" ...one of 30 b/w images of Bishop Sheen celebrating Mass, photographs by Yousuf Karsh. #collectingtheliturgy #catholic #greatgiftbook #bishopfultonsheen #finebooks #saint #photobook #holysacrificeofthemass #sacrament #eucharist #devotion #incarnationculture #booksofourfathers #liturgical #tridentine #tradition #orapronobis #atthesignofthestar #catholicamerica


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THE GIFFORD LECTURES OF 1947
Christopher Dawson. Religion and Culture.
Scotland's prestigious Gifford Lectures, interrupted by World War II, resumed in 1947 with Dawson's addresses on the religious foundations of the West. In 1958 the influential English Catholic historian was named the 1st Charles Chauncey Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Studies at Harvard University. #genieduchristianisme #convert #thecatholictradition #finebooks
#thechurchinyourhands #catholicbooks
#booksofourfathers #incarnationculture
#christopherdawson #librorumhelluo
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"I HAVE ATTACKED NOBODY, UNLESS THEY FIRST ATTACKED ME" Dame Edith Sitwell. Taken Care Of: An Autobiography. The poet Edith Sitwell was received into the Catholic Church in August 1955. According to Evelyn Waugh, Sitwell appeared for her reception "swathed in black like a sixteenth-century infanta." (Joseph Pearce). Dame Edith's tart literary gossip, together with Cecil Beaton's lustrous photographs (and Sitwell's obituary) makes for an evocative book. #catholicliteraryrevival #edithsitwell #cecilbeaton #bookstagram #englishpoetry #collectingcatholicbooks #finebooks #catholicengland #booksareart #convert #incarnationculture #booksofourfathers
#madbadanddangeroustoknow


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G.K. Chesterton. Heretics, 1960. The rare 1905 first edition of the precursor to GKC's great "Orthodoxy" (posted below on August 5th) has SOLD. We've listed this considerably less-expensive Bodley Head edition, part of the publisher's series of elegant Chesterton reprints (also including Orthodoxy, George Bernard Shaw, and The Napoleon of Notting Hill), on the website. Would make a wonderful gift. #collectingcatholicbooks #booksofourfathers #booksfineandrare #convert #catholicengland #catholicliteraryrevival #roadtorome #GKC #gkchesterton #catholic #atthesignofthestar #incarnationculture


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(Saint Francis de Sales) Letters from a Saint: The Great Christian Guide to Peace of Mind and Soul, 1957. "THE MEASURE OF LOVE IS TO LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE" This introduction to the spirituality of Francis de Sales has SOLD so I'm posting a picture of the bright green jacket (green for hope and renewal) before the book ships to Maryland. #saintfrancisdesales #peaceofmindandsoul #orapronobis #introductiontothedevoutlife #holyghost #collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram #incarnationculture #catholicreformation #booksofourfathers #catholicspirituality #staroftheseabooks


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(California Missions) "GLORIA"
Da Silva. Mission Music of California: A Collection of Old California Mission Hymns and Masses, 1941. Limited edition, dedicated "To the Franciscan Fathers, California's Padres of Yesterday and Today." #franciscan #catholiccalifornia #liturgy #sacredmusic #illustratedfaith #bookarts #booksareart #californiamissions #catholicbooks #booksofourfathers #incarnationculture
#collectingtheliturgy #librorumhelluo
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #holyghost


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Helen Iswolsky. Soul of Russia, 1944. "RUSSIA, IN SPITE OF THE SCHISM, IS STILL LINKED BY AN INVISIBLE BOND TO THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH" This introduction to Russian spirituality was begun in Paris but had to be reconstructed in America after Iswolsky fled the Nazi occupation of France in 1940. #holyghost #booksofourfathers #bookstagram #convert #heleniswolsky #russianspirituality #womenofthechurch #catholicbooks #genieduchristianisme #finebooks #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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(Liturgical Photography) "...ENIM CORPUS MEUM" Hands at Mass, 1951. Walter Nurnberg's liturgical study features 17 luminous black-and-white images of Holy Mass. With a valuable Introduction by Father C.C. Martindale, convert and noted English Jesuit. #collectingcatholicbooks #sacrament #collectingtheliturgy #incarnationculture #booksofourfathers #holymass #catholic #eucharist #keeperofbooks #photobook #illustratedfaith #atthesignofthestar


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SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS
Roy Campbell (translator). The Poems of St. John of the Cross, 1951. The great South African poet Roy Campbell was enamored of Iberian culture and converted (with his wife and children) to Catholicism in Spain in 1935. Campbell was returning from Holy Week in Sevilla when he was killed in a car crash in Portugal in April 1957. #johnofthecross #roycampbell #convert #martindarcy #finecatholicbooks #saint #holyghost #catholicliteraryrevival #christianmystic #incarnationculture #booksofourfathers #carmelite #keeperofbooks #atthesignofthestar


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SAINT JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
Salvador Bernal. Msgr. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer: A Profile of the Founder of Opus Dei, 1977. "I HAVE TO PASS UNNOTICED AND DISAPPEAR, SO THAT JESUS ALONE MAY BE IN THE LIMELIGHT" This loving tribute opens in June 1975 as Escriva's "mortal remains lay in the oratory of Our Lady of Peace in the central offices of Opus Dei." #catholic
#opusdei #sonofthechurch #orapronobis #catholicbooks #incarnationculture #librorumhelluo #livesofthesaints #booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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"THE JESUS PRAYER"
The Way of a Pilgrim (with) The Pilgrim Continues His Way, 1965. I was first introduced to the Jesus Prayer by Franny Glass in J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961). This Seabury edition of the R.M. French translation appeared shortly after Salinger's book, featuring a handsome binding and the original slipcase. #praywithoutceasing #greatgiftbook #orthodox #anglican #1thessalonians #spiritualclassics #havemercyonme #pilgrimage #prayer #seekinggod #verticaldimension #christianmystic #booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #godinallthings #holyghost


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Flannery O'Connor. Mystery and Manners, 1969. Immaculate posthumous first edition collecting Flannery's "occasional prose." My favorite section presents 4 important essays: The Church and the Fiction Writer, Novelist and Believer, Catholic Novelists and Their Readers, and The Catholic Novelist in the South: "I am concerned that future Catholics have a literature."
#peacocksofandalusia #finebooks #catholicliteraryrevival #flanneryoconnor
#firstedition #bookstagram #booksareart
#christhauntedsouth #catholicculture
#womenofthechurch #catholicliterature
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THOMAS MERTON
Grateful to our friend and colleague, Erik DuRon of Brooklyn's Left Bank Books, for this sweet Thomas Merton bibliography, scavenged from the Sidewalks of New York. #booksellerlife #toolsofthetrade #finebooks #firstedition #catholicbooks #thechurchinyourhands #librorumhelluo #sidewalksofnewyork #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #catholicliterarytradition #thomasmerton #booksofourfathers #gaudetmaterecclesia #catholic
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


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(ANGELS) "MINISTERS INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN GOD AND MAN" Jean Danielou. The Angels and Their Mission. According to the Fathers of the Church, 1957. The French Jesuit was known for his writings on the Church Fathers and Scripture. Here Danielou summons the early Christian writers to construct a Theology of the Angels, warning against rationalist and spiritualist characterizations. #holyghost #catholicculture #exploreyourfaith #incarnationalculture #fathersofthechurch #librorumhelluo #booksofourfathers #bookstagram #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #collectingcatholicbooks


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AQUINAS. Monsignor Paul J. Glenn. A Tour of the Summa, 1960. A bright, fresh first edition of this "condensed paraphrase" of the Summa; adheres to the major divisions but omits objections and replies to objections. An excellent introduction for the beginning Thomist.
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#booksofourfathers #catholicbooks
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#aquinas #catholicintellectualtradition
#scholasticism #medievalphilosophy
#thomism #librorumhelluo #collectingaquinas
#atthesignofthestar #holyghost


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G.K. Chesterton. Heretics, 1905. Title-page and original binding for the first edition of GKC's early masterpiece. The predecessor of Orthodoxy (1908) was published in June 1905 in an edition of only 2000 copies. "NO MAN OUGHT TO WRITE AT ALL, OR EVEN TO SPEAK AT ALL, UNLESS HE THINKS HE IS IN TRUTH AND THE OTHER MAN IN ERROR" #heritageoffaith #booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo #collectingcatholicbooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram #gkchesterton #gilbertkeithchesterton #rarebooks #collectorscopy #finebooks #firstedition #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #holyghost


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C.S. Lewis. Mere Christianity, 1952. First edition, a Collector's Copy of a true rarity. "Ever since I became a Christian, I have thought that the best, perhaps the only, service I could do for my unbelieving neighbours was to explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times." #christianliteraryrevival #cslewis #theinklings #merechristianity #exploreyourfaith #keeperofbooks #booksofourfathers #firstedition #bookstagram #librorumhelluo #finebooks #heritageoffaith #apologetics #catholic #anglican #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #holyghost


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The Holy Bible, 1955.
First one-volume edition of The Douay-Rheims, the singular translation by Monsignor Ronald Knox, undertaken at the request of the Catholic Hierarchy of England and Wales. "A BIBLE TRANSLATION MUST TAKE THE VULGATE AS ITS STANDARD." (Ronald Knox).
#englishingthebible #msgrronalknox
#catholicengland #douayrheims #catholic
#bookstagram #latinwest #holybible
#collectingcatholicbooks #librorumhelluo
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#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
#genieduchristianisme #holyghost


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"FOR THE FIRST TIME A LIVING POPE IS GIVEN THE SCRUTINY THAT IS NORMALLY RESERVED FOR THOSE IN HIGH PUBLIC OFFICES" Paul VI: Critical Appraisals, 1970. This collection of "critical appraisals" (by Protestant and Catholic writers) of Pope Paul VI - issued by a Catholic publishing house - appeared in the middle of his pontificate. #spiritofvaticanii #ecumenical #catholic #secondvaticancouncil #livesofthesaints #sonofthechurch #librorumhelluo #popepaulvi #signofthetimes #collectingthepopes #bookstagram #booksofourfathers #exploreyourfaith #aggiornamento #catholicculture #keeperofbooks #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


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CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Here's a sneak peek of a newly-arrived gem: Leo Politi's Saint Francis and the Animals, 1959. The story of Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio initiated a full blown childhood reverie for me. "In later years the Church said that Francis, because of his pure and holy life, should be called Saint Francis. And that is what we call him today: SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI."
#livesofthesaints #catholickids #brotherwolf #saintfrancis #wolfofgubbio #leopoliti #summer2018 #collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram#booksofourfathers #gaudetmaterecclesia #greatgiftbook #readaloud #catholicfamily #catholic #familyreading #finebooks #firstedition #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


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Dorothy Day. House of Hospitality, 1939.
"Our lives are made up of little miracles day by day. That splendid globe of sun -- one street wide -- framed at the foot of East 14th Street in early morning mists, that greeted me on my way to Mass was a miracle that lifted up my heart." ...First edition in a pleasing example of the increasingly scarce "tenement yard" dust jacket. Currently in-cataloguing for the upcoming Summer 2018 list.
#collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram
#booksofourfathers #catholicworker #librorumhelluo #livesofthesaints #oraetlabora #catholicamerica #finebooks #convert #angelofthelowereastside #firstedition #keeperofbooks #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #dorothyday #catholicspirituality #godinallthings #sidewalksofnewyork #booksareart
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Vincent McNabb. A Life of Our Lord, 1938. "THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST IS BUT ONE" Dust jacket and title page from a splendid first edition of these meditations on the Gospels by the saintly and eccentric Irish Dominican. #distributism #thegospels #thechurchinyourhands #catholicengland #booksofourfathers #exploreyourfaith #backtotheland #luddite #thesimplelife #bookstagram #firstedition #finebooks #dominicanbooks #orderofpreachers #catholicbooks #greatgiftbook #giftbooks
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
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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 #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


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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
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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
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