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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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CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION. Heavenward Bound: A Child's Book of the Catholic Religion, 1962. Detail of the front of the charming binding in blue cloth, decorated with tiny ships representing little souls voyaging to Heaven. #advent #anglocatholicadvent #catholickids #catholicculture #catholicengland #journeyofthesoul #religiousinstruction
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#collectingcatholicbooks #catechism
#catholicfamilies #familyheirloom
#bookstagram #heritageoffaith
#theguywiththecatholicbooks #atthesignofthestar #greatgiftbook #giftwrappedforchristmas

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MEXICO. Joseph L. Cassidy. Mexico, Land of Mary's Wonders, 1958. "Mexico is a land with deep and widespread devotion to Mary." First edition in the rare deluxe dark red leather binding. Father Cassidy's survey of the Marian sites in Mexico is illustrated with 28 photographic plates and a double-page map. Ten of the statues depicted were pontifically crowned, the Papal designation for veneration. John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, and Francis have since crowned an additional six, bringing the total number to sixteen. A gorgeous book, inside and out. #catholicmexico #feastday #rarebooks #ourladyofguadalupe #ourlady #marian #devotion #theblessedvirgin #firstedition #bookstagram #booksareart #mexico #greatgiftbook #atthesignofthestar
#staroftheseabooks #prayformexico

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Daniel Berrigan. The Bride: Essays in the Church, 1958. Daniel Berrigan's second book, the follow-up to his debut book of poetry (Time without Number), was something of a family affair. This collection was dedicated to Philip Berrigan (a Josephite priest at the time) and the lovely dust jacket was illustrated by "Mrs Jerome Berrigan." Carol and Jerry Berrigan were very active in Catholic circles for years. A beautiful copy. #advent #jesuitbooks #holyoutlaw #bookstagram #socialjustice #peaceonearth
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#bookstheyrewhatsforchristmas #catholicamerica #incarnationalculture #keeperofbooks #catholicsweread
#societyofjesus #ignatianspirituality #catholicamerica #catholicbooks
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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THE CATHOLIC WORKER. Dorothy Day. Loaves and Fishes, 1963. First edition of this history of the Catholic Worker Movement, lending Dorothy Day's eyewitness to the emerging dialogue of the 1960s about the nature of poverty. With "A Letter from Thomas Merton" on the back of the dust jacket. #advent #justice #dorothyday #catholicworker #loveinaction #thomasmerton #catholicculture #exploreyourfaith #keeperofbooks #greatgiftbook #bookstagram #saint #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#bookstheyrewhatsforchristmas #catholicamerica #socialjustice
#thinkingwiththechurch #finebooks #giftwrappedforchristmas #firstedition #atthesignofthestar #womenofthechurch #staroftheseabooks

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CALIFORNIA. Junipero Serra, Pioneer Colonist of California, 1933. Striking dust jacket, mounted cover and spine labels, cartographic endpapers, and illustrated title page by Harry Cimino. #advent #prayforcalifornia #livesofthesaints
#franciscan #missionary #giftbooks
#giftwrappedforchristmas #catholic
#collectingcatholicbooks #collectorscopy #collectingthesaints #bookstagram
#booksareart #exploreyourfaith
#catholicamerica #librorumhelluo
#peopleofcalifornia #atthesignofthestar
#staroftheseabooks

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Edith Stein. The Science of the Cross, 1960. "In 1940 the Nazi's occupied Holland. Despite her cloistered status, Stein was required to wear the Yellow Star of David on her habit. Soon the deportations began. All the while Stein hurried to finish her study of the mystical theology of St. John of the Cross." (Robert Ellsberg). Sister Teresa Benedicta, along with her sister Rosa, were arrested and deported to Auschwitz in August 1942. #carmelite #edithstein #teresabenedicta #johnofthecross #livesofthesaints #collectingcatholicbooks #romancatholic #catholicintellectualtradition #finebooks #womenofthechurch #convert #collectingthesaints #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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Dietrich von Hildebrand. The New Tower of Babel, 1954. First British edition. You know what I like about the front panel of this colorful dust jacket? The way von Hildebrand's name appears twice. A gift for your Personalist friend. #personalism #advent #godshapedhole #finebooks #catholicphilosophy #convert #keeperofbooks #fordham #fordhamfaculty
#thinkingwiththechurch #bookstagram
#collectingcatholicbooks #booksareart
#exploreyourfaith #romancatholic
#catholicintellectualtradition #giftbooks
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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DOUAY RHEIMS BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Douay Version, Translated from the Vulgate, 1953. Dust jacket for this handsome mid-century Douai-Rheims Bible. With illustrated dust jacket, 18 black-and-white plates in the text and 14 color-printed maps of the Holy Land. See the website for a full catalogue description. #advent #catholicamerica #catholicculture #keeperofbooks #heritageoffaith #illustratedfaith #greatgift #bookstagram #booksareart #catholicsweread #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#librorumhelluo #tradition #vulgate #giftwrappedforchristmas #douaibible
#rheimsbible #thatromancatholicstuff
#thechurchinyourhands #holybible
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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DOUAY RHEIMS BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Douay Version, Translated from the Vulgate, 1953. Handsome mid-century Douai-Rheims Bible, printed by Brepol Press Editions ("Printers to the Holy See since 1905") for the U.S. Complete with original cardboard box with white lid printed in blue. #advent #douaibible #cardinalspellmanimprimataur #catholic
#giftwrappedforchristmas #finebooks
#librorumhelluo #keeperofbooks #holybible #illustratedfaith #bookstagram
#booksareart #collectingcatholicbooks
#catholicculture #catholicamerica
#collectorscopy #vulgate #greatgiftbook
#atthesignofthestar #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
#booksofourfathers #romancatholic
#anglocatholic #anglican #episcopalian
#exploreyourfaith #librorumhelluo #giftwrappedforchristmas #bookstagram #bookstheyrewhatsforchristmas

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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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CATHOLIC LIT. Thomas Merton. The Seven Storey Mountain. Elegant Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of Merton's acclaimed spiritual autobiography, featuring a valuable Introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux. Far more accessible on price than the earliest printings. A wonderful gift. #convert #advent #catholicamerica #roadtorome #trappist #giftbooks #collectingcatholicbooks #greatgiftbook #keeperofbooks
#bookstheyrewhatsforchristmas
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#catholicsweread #librorumhelluo
#giftwrappedforchristmas #bookstagram
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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ADVENT. Aloysius Coogan. Spiritual Steps to Christmas, 1953. "Christmas is the Feast of the Home." Monsignor Coogan's meditations and prayers contemplate the domestic nature of Christmas (he dedicates the book to the Holy Family) and stress the penitential aspects of our preparations. #advent #waitingforgod #prayer #penance #theholyfamily #giftbooks #tradition #heritageoffaith #giftwrappedforchristmas #firstedition #cardinalspellmanimprimataur #catholic #christmasbooks #keeperofbooks
#berooted #catholicculture #christmas
#catholicfamilies #atthesignofthestar
#staroftheseabooks

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BONAVENTURE. Etienne Gilson. The Philosophy of St. Bonaventure, 1965. Handsome reprint of Gilson's rare 1938 classic. "St. Bonaventure's doctrine marks for us the culminating point of Christian mysticism and constitutes the completest synthesis it has produced." #franciscan #advent #medieval #greatgiftbook #theseraphicdoctor #thechurchinyourhands #christianmystic #catholicintellectualtradition #finebooks #bookstagram #philosophy #giftwrappedforchristmas #franciscanbooks #stbonaventure #exploreyourfaith #librorumhelluo #doctorofthechurch #catholicphilosophy #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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SAINT. Malcolm Muggeridge. Something Beautiful for God, 1971. "To me, Mother Teresa represents, essentially, Love in Action, which is surely what Christianity is all about." One of the 24 black-and-white photographs in the text. #bookstheyrewhatsforchristmas #finebooks #catholicbooks #charity #livesofthesaints
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture #bookstagram #catholicculture #books #giftbooks #missionary #catholic #advent #mybrotherskeeper #motherteresa #hope
#staroftheseabooks #atthesignofthestar

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Malcolm Muggeridge. Something Beautiful for God: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 1971. Based on the BBC documentary, this portrait of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity was a pivotal moment in Muggeridge's journey from atheism to Catholicism. #saints #loveinaction #catholicbooks #venerationofthesaints #missionary #booksareart #librorumhelluo #peopleofgod #saintsinourmidst
#saintteresaofcalcutta #catholicculture
#womenofthechurch #convert #nuns
#greatgiftbook #giftwrappedforchristmas
#catholicsweread #incarnationalculture
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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HOPE. Chiara Lubich. That All Men Be One, 1969. A bright and fresh first edition of Chiara Lubich's account of the origins and spread of the Focolare Movement, begun by a small group of girls in the midst of war-torn Trentino. An excellent gift for a discerning young person. #christianwitness #jesusinourmidst #greatgiftbook #ecumenism #focolaremovement #chiaralubich #catholicculture #womenofthechurch #laypeople #solidarity #newcity #advent
#giftbooks #giftwrap #ecumenical
#separatedbrethren #catholicbooks
#peopleofgod #peaceonearth #focolare
#bookstheyrewhatsforchristmas
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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ADVENT. The Days of Christ's Coming, 1953. I was delighted this weekend at the arrival of a beautiful mid-century ADVENT CALENDAR, a collaboration between Dorothy L. Sayers (words) and Fritz Wegner (picture). This is a photo of the illustrated front wrapper. Now in cataloguing/photography so stay tuned for details. #anglocatholic #greatgift #adventcalendar #atthesignofthestar #anglocatholicadvent #catholicculture
#booksareart #bookstagram #starbooks
#catholicart #illustratedfaith #anglican
#keeperofbooks #advent #nativity
#staroftheseabooks

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Martin Bell. The Way of the Wolf: The Gospel in New Images, 1970. Author photo for the first edition of this collection of stories, songs, poems, and parables by the Episcopalian priest, author, and musician. #thegospel #kidsbooks #hewhosingspraystwice #biblestudy
#advent #christmas #barringtonbunny
#episcopalian #exploreyourfaith #firstedition #bookstagram #giftbooks #keeperofbooks #booksofourfather
#spiritualinspiration #faithandmusic
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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BOOK ARTS. Stanley Morison. Fra Luca Pacioli of Borgos Sepolcro, 1933. Detail of one of the most celebrated title pages of 20th century book design. The red and black fields throughout the book required successive re-inking over several days in order to achieve the desired color saturation. From an edition of only 390 copies, printed for the members of The Grolier Club and completed in October 1933. (This book is now SOLD). #PAX #catholicart #bookarts #fineprinting #finebooks #bookstagram #franciscan #librorumhelluo #keeperofbooks #lettering #calligraphy #letterform #incarnationalculture #alphabet
#illustratedbooks #catholicculture
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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Marshall McLuhan. The Gutenberg Galaxy, The Making of Typographic Man, 1962. McLuhan's kaleidoscopic classic of post-war Modernism made him a star. This engaging but controversial work was the product of a convert, a devout Roman Catholic who taught English literature at Catholic universities. #PAX #modernist #catholicbooks #catholicculture #convert
#exploreyourfaith #keeperofbooks #roadtorome #collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram #catholicintellectualtradition #technology #genieduchristianisme #atthesignofthestar #booksofourfathers #staroftheseabooks

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ETIENNE GILSON. One of the great Catholic thinkers of the 20th century, Gilson broadened the appeal of Thomism so that "the study of what Gilson insisted on calling 'Christian philosophy' was as legitimate as studying 'Greek philosophy.'" (Robert Royal). #finebooks #catholicbooks #collectingcatholicbooks
#catholicintellectualtradition #medieval
#thomist #catholicphilosophy #thomism
#librorumhelluo #heritageoffaith
#theguywiththecatholicbooks #giftbooks
#keeperofbooks #atthesignofthestar

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