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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 AMERICA. Vincent F. Holden. The Yankee Paul: Isaac Thomas Hecker, 1958. First edition of this biography of Isaac Hecker and the founding of the Paulist Fathers, based on Fr. Holden's 1939 doctoral dissertation at CUA. Portrait after a painting by George P.A. Healy.
#catholicamerica #brookfarm #paulist #transcendentalism #convert #firstedition #roadtorome #americanism #finebooks
#booksfineandrare #bookstagram #csp #catholic #servantofgod #paulistfathers
#isaachecker #stpaultheapostle
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#catholicbooks #atthesignofthestar
#missionary #evangelization #atthesignofthestar #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
#vaticantwo #councilfathers #finebooks #bookstagram #atthesignofthestar

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CARDINAL NEWMAN. Fr. Henry Tristam, editor. John Henry Newman Centenary Essays, 1945. The Newman Bookshop edition of this celebration of the 100th anniversary of Newman's entrance into the Catholic Church. With an Introduction and three essays by Tristam and nine others by Denis Gwynn, Douglas Woodruff, Christopher Hollis, etc. #catholicbooks
#catholicculture #johnhenrynewman
#collectingcatholicbooks #roadtorome
#convert #anglican #anglocatholic #catholic #catholicintellectualtradition #keeperofbooks #librorumhelluo #books #bookstagram #booksfineandrare #jhn #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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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
#prizewinningbiography #anglocatholic
#anglican #romancatholic #rarebooks
#johnhenrynewman #roadtorome #catholicculture #convert #bookstagram
#booksofourfathers #churchinyourhands #catholicintellectualtradition #youngnewman
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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PAPACY. Hartwell de la Garde Grissell. Sede Vacante: Being a Diary Written during the Conclave of 1903. Grissell's diary was published by James Parker of Oxford with 13 tissue-guarded photographs, including this portrait of the new pontiff (by Felici of Roma). #finebooks #firstedition #convert #catholicbooks #papal #papalmonarchy #popesaintpiusx #convert #catholic #oxfordmovement #ultramontane #librorumhelluo #pontiff #vatican #hisholiness #habemuspapum #collectingthesaints #oxforduniversity #newmansociety #vicarofchrist #catholicculture #saint #anglocatholic #bookstagram #bookstagram #collectingthepopes #atthesignofthestar #churchinyourhands #staroftheseabooks

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PAPACY. Hartwell de la Garde Grissell. Sede Vacante: Being a Diary Written during the Conclave of 1903. The title page. Hartwell de la Garde Grissell was received into the Church by Cardinal Manning in 1868. He arrived in Rome and joined the court of Pope Pius IX during the First Vatican Council. Grissell was active in the Catholic revival at Oxford and inspired the founding of the Oxford University Newman Society in 1878. #oxfordmovement #convert #anglocatholic #catholicculture #brasenose #finebooks #bookstagram #newmansociety #catholicengland #ultramontane #johnhenrynewman #popepiusx #collectingcatholicbooks #librorumhelluo #heritageoffaith #genieduchristianisme #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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PAPACY. Hartwell de la Garde Grissell. Sede Vacante: Being a Diary Written during the Conclave of 1903. Pope Leo XIII died on July 20, 1903 after a pontificate of 25 years. This diary, by a longtime papal chamberlain, provides a behind the scenes description of the conclave that elected Giuseppe Sarto as Pope Pius X.

This handsome first edition features the original binding and all of the illustrations. The cloth boards show some fading and gentle scuffing but the gilt lettering is bright and the corners are sharp. #popeleoxiii #popepiusx #papacy #conclave #habemuspapum #urbietorbi #wehaveapope #papalcourt #vatican #holysee #monarchy #ultramontane #patriarchofvenice #giuseppesarto #collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram #librorumhelluo #collectingthepopes #keeperofbooks #catholicculture #catholic #finebooks #firstedition #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooksI

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SAINT BRIDGET. Eleanor Farjeon. Ten Saints, 1936. A Rhyme for Bridget (February 1st). The poem concludes: "Look, look! there goes the loveliest one/in Ireland ever known/Our Bride who gave the world away/and made all Heaven her own." #womenofthechurch #feastday #saintbrigid #romancatholic #brigidofkildare #gaudetmaterecclesia #patronsaintofireland #livesofthesaints #keeperofbooks #catholiclit #bookarts #catholicculture #exploreyourfaith #imbolc #consecrated #saints #finebooks #firstedition #bookstagram #booksareart #heritageoffaith #atthesignofthestar

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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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Bede Griffiths. The Golden String: The Autobiography of Bede Griffiths, 1954. The first American edition of Griffiths's memoirs of his spiritual awakening and conversion to Catholicism. A lovely example of the preferred dust jacket, depicting Dom Bede in the white habit of the Prinknash Benedictines, accompanied by a quote by John of the Cross: "I will lead thee by a way thou knowest not to the secret chamber of love." Griffiths was the dedicatee of C.S. Lewis's Surprised by Joy. #roadtorome #romancatholic #convert #contemplation #bookstagram #catholic #christianmystic #catholicengland #benedictine #mystic #oraetlabora #collectingcatholicbooks #monastic #orderofstbenedict #OSB
#theguywiththecatholicbooks #finebooks
#catholicliteraryrevival #exploreyourfaith
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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C.S. Lewis. Surprised by Joy. The Shape of My Early Life, 1956. Philip Grushkin's dust jacket for the first American edition. The title is taken from Wordsworth: "Surprised by Joy--Impatient as the Wind." Dedicated by Lewis to Dom Bede Griffiths, O.S.B. A beautiful copy. #cslewis #collectorscopy #theinklings #christianliteraryrevival #bookstagram #booksareart #finebooks #librorumhelluo #atthesignofthestar #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
#booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo
#collectingtheinklings #journeytogod
#collectorscopy #atthesignofthestar

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C.S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters, 1943.
Dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien and with Lewis's Preface, dated "Magdalen College, July 5 1941." This early American printing is far less expensive than the 1942 first London edition, making it an ideal gift or an option for a budding book collector. #lowerarchyofhell #cslewis #giftbooks #screwtapeletters #finebooks #greatgiftbook #bookstagram #christianliteraryrevival #librorumhelluo #wormwood #tolkienandlewis #lewisandtolkien #theinklings #birdandbaby #keeperofbooks #librorumhelluo #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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PRAYER. Alexandre Brou. Ignatian Methods of Prayer, 1949. First English translation of the French Jesuit's discourse on Ignatian spirituality, demonstrating the continuity between Loyola's Spiritual Exercises and the medieval traditions of the Benedictines, Franciscans, and Dominicans. #prayer #godinallthings #discernment #catholic #contemplation #spiritualexercises #jesuit #jesuitbooks #societyofjesus #ignatian #ignatianspirituality #saintignatius #loyola #journeyofthesoul #finebooks #keeperofbooks #seekinggod #catholicculture #pray #bookstagram #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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CARDINAL NEWMAN. Maisie Ward. Young Mr. Newman, 1948. First edition of Maisie Ward's biography of John Henry Newman's life as an Anglican. The complement to her father, Wilfrid Ward's 1912 biography of the Catholic, second half of Newman's life. #womenofthechurch #anglocatholic #oxfordmovement #apologiaprovitasua
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#collectingcardinalnewman #anglican #bookstagram #keeperofbooks #finebooks #librorumhelluo #tractarian #romancatholic #booksfineandrare #catholicengland #johnhenrynewman #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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HOLY SPIRIT. Yves Congar. I Believe in the Holy Spirit, 1983. Volume I. The Experience of the Spirit. Congar was inspired by the sense of renewal ushered in by the charismatic movement to resume "the work I have been wanting to write for years." The first volume traces the history of the Holy Spirit in Scripture and in the early Church. #theholyspirit #catholicculture #theology #scripture #oldtestament #newtestament #catholic #holyghost #ecclesiology #charismatic #thebreathofgod #thechurchinyourhands #keeperofbooks #librorumhelluo #finebooks #yvescongar #churchfathers #theholytrinity #trinitarian #theologian #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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HOLY SPIRIT. Yves Congar. I Believe in the Holy Spirit, 1983. Volume II. Lord and Giver of Life. The second volume focuses on the Spirit in the life of the Church and in the life of the human person. #ecclesiology #thebreathofgod #theholyspirit #catholic #trinitarian
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#orderofpreachers #dominicanbooks
#bookstagram #librorumhelluo #theology
#thechurchinyourhands #finebooks
#charismatic #thinkingwiththechurch
#collectingcatholicbooks #theologian
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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HOLY SPIRIT. Yves Congar. I Believe in the Holy Spirit,1983. Volume III. The River of Life Flows in the East and in the West. The final volume of the Dominican theologian's trilogy explores the theology of the Holy Spirit in the Greek and Latin churches. John Paul II named Congar a Cardinal a year before he died in 1994. #holyspirit #greekeast #latinwest #ecumenical #theology #collectingcatholicbooks #collectingthetheologians #theholytrinity
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#ecumenism #ecclesiology #catholic #bookstagram #exploreyourfaith #orderofpreachers #finebooks #yvescongar #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH. Helen Sewell. A First Bible, 1934. "Nobody has ever written stories for children that can match the Bible for their drama and simplicity in telling." A luminous Angel, encircled by a blue floral scroll, graces the back panel of the dust jacket. #womenofthechurch
#readaloud #familyreading #devotional
#illustratedfaith #scripture #thebible
#heritageoffaith #librorumhelluo #catholic
#anglican #anglocatholic #bookstagram
#booksareart #kingjamesbible #kjv
#angelofgod #oldtestament #starbooks #keeperofbooks #newtestament #bookarts #thechurchinyourhands #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks

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