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12mo - 18.5 x 13.5 cm.; 376 pp. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. A collection of 24 essays by the Reverend Silas-Chatard who was the bishop of Vincennes. The essays were written for publication in popular catholic periodicals of the day ". . . with a view to keeping the young men of America, especially, of what it seemed to me important they should know." As regards the condition of the book, the boards are stained and faded on the fore edges, the gilt lettering is all but gone and there is a rather large library sticker (red cloth tape) on the lower spine. Library attachments and stamps are on the front paste down end paper along with an elaborate book plate from a previous owner. An earlier previous onwer has written his name on all end papers, front and back, with pencil and has done so quite boldly. The library name is also stamped on the text block tail and fore edges and blind stamped on the title page. I would guess that the 'stamper' wore out the offending tool in the course of their scholarly duties. If not, somebody most likely took it from them or should have. Surprisingly the interior is quite clean and the binding is good. One gathering in the middle sits a tad proud on the fore edge but is not loose. Aside from all that, the essays are quite enjoyable to read and Bishop Silas-Chatard could be described as a bit of a Rennaissance man.; Ex-Library
Title: Occasional Essays.
Publisher: New York., Catholic Publication Society.: 1894
Book Condition: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 19162
Keywords: Catholic; Essays; Reflections; Apologetics; History; Vatican Council; Max Muller; Papacy; Rome; Education; Suicide; Immortale Dei; Miracles; Abstinence; Brahmanism; Bible;