+Manuals of Prayer & Prayer Books+


30-92. Manual of Catholic Devotions, a Prayerbook for the Use of Catholics, Revised by a Jesuit Father; Regina Press; 1957; 447pp, 4 ½”tall; Very Good black leather, gilt edges $16                                                                                                                                                            1924-49 Good leather, red edges, some repair $5

30-95b.Ave Maria, a Manual of Catholic Devotions; Catholic Book Publishing; 1928-37; 460pp+179pp Epistles & Gospels; 5 ¾” tall; Very Good in leather zip case, gilt edges $22                                                                                                                                                       1942 edited by Rev. Lelen; black imitation leather, worn exterior enclosed in cloth tape, intact with Very Good pages $6

30-95d.Catholic Girl’s Manual and Sunday Missal containing Spiritual Reflections, Sunday Missal and Indulgenced Prayers for Catholic Girls, edited by Rev. William A.
Carroll; Catholic Book Publishing; 1952; 541pp, 6 ½”tall, Illustrated; Good+
imitation leather, gilt edges, wear to spine & corners, pages Very Good $18

30-96a.The Christian’s Guide to Heaven,  Manual  of Spiritual Excercises for Catholics with the Evening Office of the Church in Latin and English and a Selection of Pious Hymns; John Murphy & Co.; no date (1884); 371pp, 5”tall; Good embossed Hardcover, darkened edges, rare original $48

30-100. Key of Heaven, Manual of Select Prayers for the Use of the Faithful; Regina Press; 1938; 289pp, very large dark print, 5 ¼” tall; Good imitation leather, red edges, worn spine & corners $10

30-100b.Let Us Pray to the Lord, a Manual of Prayers for Ukrainian Catholics of the Greek Rite, Rev. Leo Sembratovich; Orphanage Bookstore; 1941; 266pp, 4 ¼”tall; Good black celluloid with gilt decoration and edges, slight hinge repair $12

30-101. Manual of Prayers for Use of the Catholic Laity, Prepared and Enjoined by Order of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, the Official Prayer Book of the Catholic Church, Prepared and Published by the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore; John Murphy Company; Imprimatur 1889, Copyright 1916; 792pp, 5 ½” tall; Very Good, black leather, red edges, slightly worn, cracked & repaired front hinge $40 sold                                          P.J. Kenedy & Sons; Imprimatur 1889, 1930 Edition; 832pp, 6 ½”tall; Very Good leather, gilt edges, slight wear $40                                                                                                             Roman Catholic Books reprint; 832pp, 7 ½” tall; Very Good Hardcover $32 sold

30-102b.Manual of the Purgatorian Society, Spiritual Reading and Prayers for Every Day of the Month and the Ordinary Prayers of a Pious Catholic, Redemptorist Fathers; St.James Church; 1946; 288pp, 4 ½”tall; Good Hardcover, red edges $12

30-104. Mother Love, a Manual for Christian Mothers with Instructions for the Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers, Rev. Pius Franciscus, O.F.M.Cap.; English revision by Rev. Bertin Roll; Frederick Pustet Co.; 1951; 691pp, 5 ½” tall; Good leather, worn page edges $28                                                                                                                         Fair leather, very worn page edges & covers, missing pages 1-21 $12

List 30-105. Orate! Manual of Prayers and Devotions for Afternoon and Evening Services in English and German (includes Litanies and Stations), Rev. George J. Muenzer; 1902 Imprimatur, Second Edition 1925; 120pp, 6 ¾” tall; Good, fading to covers and red edges $16

List 30-106. The Raccolta or Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences, Edited and in part newly translated from the 1938 edition “Preces et Pia Opera” with later additions by Rev. Joseph P. Christopher and Rev. Charles E. Spence; Benziger Brothers; 1943; 590pp+Appendix, also Prayer for Families Supplement; Good blue Hardcover, 7” tall, red edges, cracked & repaired front hinge, Good solid copy $28  sold                   Loreto Press Reprint, Hardcover, 8” tall, New in wrappings $39

30-106a. Saint Joseph Catholic Manual, Complete Manual of Christian Doctrine with Prayers and Devotions, Lives of the Saints and Epistles and Gospels for Sundays, edited Rev. Hugo Hoever; Catholic Book Publishing Co.; 1956; 895pp Color IL, 6 ½”tall; Very Good Hardcover, red edges, slightly used $38 

List 30-107. St. Vincent’s Manual containing a Selection of Prayers and Devotional Exercises, originally prepared for the use of the Sisters of Charity in the U.S., Revised, enlarged and adapted to general use; John Murphy Co.; 1859; 966pp, 5 ½” tall; Good Hardcover, gilt decoration & edges, brass clasp, wear to corners & spine, 3 loose front pages, foxing, rare older title $75

List 30-108. St. Jude Thaddeus, Patron of Those in Need, Manual for Use of His Devotees, compiled by Joseph Berghold, P.P.; Catholic Publications; 1930; 191pp, 4 ¾” tall; Very Good Hardcover, paper d/j $22


Cardinal Newman Prayer Books:

30-111a.Heart to Heart, a Cardinal Newman Prayerbook, compiled from his writings by Daniel M. O’Connell, S.J.; America Press; 1938; 322pp, 7 ¾”tall; Very Good Hardcover, convent library, no outside markings $12                                                                                           Very Good Hardcover, faded boards $10                                                                                          Good Hardcover, ex-library $8

30-111b.Kindly Light, a (Second) Cardinal Newman Prayerbook, compiled from his writings by Daniel M. O’Connell, S.J.; America Press; 1940; 346pp, 7 ¾”tall; Very Good Hardcover $8

30-111c.And with the Morn, a Third Cardinal Newman Prayerbook, compiled from his writings by Daniel M. O’Connell, S.J.; America Press; 1947; 253pp, 7 ¾”tall; Very Good Hardcover $12                                                                                                                                          Good Hardcover, ex-library $8

30-111d. Cardinal Spellman’s (Bridal) Prayer Book; Edward O’Toole Co.; 1951; 693pp, 6 ¼”tall; Very Good white leather, gilt edges $35

30-112a.Everybody’s Prayer-Book, Rev. Cornelius Joseph Holland, S.T.L.; Blase Benziger & Co.; 1923; 47pp, 6 ½”tall; Good cloth, reinforced inner hinge, black marks one page, no effect on text, rare $10

30-112b.The Garland of Praise, Spiritual Songs for Use in the Catholic Church with Prayers for Mass and Latin Hymns (English translations from German & Latin), Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Rothensteiner; B. Herder Book Co.; 1929; 307pp, 6”tall; Very Good Hardcover, rare $12

30-113. God and My Heart, Devotions and Mass, Rev. John K. Ryan & Rev. Joseph Collins; 1938; 418pp; Good black leather, gilt edges, slight repair to hinges $10               1958 Edition Very Good white or black imitation leather $10

30-116. Jesu, Zyj We Mnie przez Najsw. Marye Panne i Tereske swieta, Marjan Siwik, O.F.M.; 1944; 250pp Illustrated, 5” tall; Very Good imitation leather, red edges $15

30-117a.Moments with God, Rev. Edward F. Garesché, S.J.; Bruce Publishing; 1941; 525pp, 6”tall; Good+ Hardcover, red edges $28 sold                                                                   Repaired leather or hardcover $10                                                                                                  1956 repaired imitation leather $8

30-118. My Daily Bread, a Summary of the Spiritual Life Summarized and Arranged for Daily Reading, Reflection and Prayer , Anthony J. Paone, S.J.; 1954; 437pp, 5” tall; Very Good Softcover $3

30-119. My Daily Psalm Book, the Book of Psalms arranged for Each Day of the Week, Rev. Joseph Frey; Confraternity of the Precious Blood; 1947; 368ppIL, 5” tall; Very Good imitation leather or softcover $3

121a.Mysteries of the Mass in Reasoned Prayers, Fr. W. Roche, S.J.; Longmans, Green and Co.; 1925-49-59 (reset with no textual alteration); 83pp with four plates, 6 ¾”tall; Very Good Hardcover, chipped d/j $8                                                                                      Good+ Hardcover, no d/j, darkened boards $6

30-122a. The Our Father Prayer Book, Daughters of Isabella; 1942; 65pp, 4 ¾” tall; Very Good soft cover $3

30-122b.The Psalms in Latin and English, a Prayer Book, also the Canticles of the Roman Breviary, English Translation by Professors of the Pontifical Biblical Institute; Benziger Brothers; 1945-47; 416pp+Glossary & Index, 7”tall; Very Good dark blue Hardcover $28                                                                                                                                                     Good Hardcover, worn boards, repaired hinges $12

30-124a. Vade-Mecum for Colleges, Academies, Sodalities, a Father of the Society
of Jesus; B. Herder; 1925; 322pp, 4 ½”tall; Good Hardcover, slightly bowed
boards, name written on page edges $10

30-125a.Words of Life on the Margin of the Missal, D. Columba Marmion, edited by Dom Thibaut, O.S.B., translated by Mother St. Thomas; B. Herder; 1965; 488pp, 5 ¾”tall; Good+ Paperback, rare $24


30-130. My Prayer Book, Happiness in Goodness, Reflections, Counsels, Prayers, Devotions, Rev. F.X. Lasance; Benziger Bros.; 1944; 719+pp, 5 ½” tall; Very Good leather in box, gilt edges $36 sold                                                                                                                    Same, Good leather, red edges, wear to spine and corners, slight spotting inside front cover, 2 loose pages in back $18

30-130a. My Prayer Book, Happiness in Goodness, Reflections, Counsels, Prayers, Devotions, Rev. F.X. Lasance; Benziger Bros.; 1936; 719pp, 5 ½”tall; Very Good leather, red edges $32                                                                                                                                    1938 Good leather, worn spine & corners, Very Good hinges & pages $16                              1953 Very Good leather, gilt edges, slight foxing on title page & frontispiece $22

30-130b. My Prayer Book, Happiness in Goodness, Reflections, Counsels, Prayers, Devotions, Rev. F.X. Lasance; Benziger Bros.; 1908; 719pp, 5 ½”tall; Good leather, red edges, repaired hinges, darkened pages $18

30-131a.Patience, Thoughts on Patient Endurance of Sorrows and Sufferings, compiled & edited by Rev. F.X. Lasance; 1937; Benziger Brothers; 148pp Illustrated; , 5 ¾” tall; As New soft cover reprint by Bonaventure Publications $9

+The Following and Imitation of Christ+

K-1a. The Following of Christ in Four Books by Thomas a Kempis, New Translation from the Original Latin to which are added Practical Reflections and a Prayer at the end of Each Chapter, Regina Press; 1952; 557pp, 6”tall; Very Good black, gilt edges $12                      1934 Good+ black, gilt edges, wear to head & tail of spine $10                                              1939 Good black with gilt edges, ex-library, wear to spine & corners $8

K-2.The Following of Christ by Thomas a Kempis in Four Books translated from the original Latin by the Rt. Rev. Richard Challoner with Practical Reflections and Prayers, Devotions for Mass; Benziger Brothers; 1895; 800pp, 4 ¼”tall; Good Hardcover, repaired hinges $8 sold                                                                                                                              Same but with missing covers, pages intact & clean $4                                                         Milwaukee Church Supply Co. 1925 Good Hardcover, frayed & repaired front spine $8

K-3.The Following of Christ in Four Books by Thomas a Kempis, a New Translation from the Original Latin to which are added Practical Reflections and a Prayer at the End of Each Chapter, edited by Rev. J.M. Lelen; Catholic Book Publishing; 1941-51; 576pp, 5 ¾”tall; Very Good leather, gilt edges $15 sold                                                                                         1941-56 Illustrated Very Good imitation leather, red edges $10

 K-4.The Following of Christ, the Spiritual Diary of Gerard Groote (1340-1384), translated from original Netherlandish texts by Joseph Malaise, S.J.; America Press; 1937; 273pp, 8 ¾”tall; Fair Hardcover, ex-library, repaired spine $5                                                                Very Good 1945 pocket size $10                                                                                                          Good 1988 TAN Paperback, bent corners, no separations $3

K-7.The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, the Full Text of the Autograph Manuscript of A.D. 1441 translated into Modern English by Edgar Daplyn, F.R.S.I; Sheed & Ward; 1950; 184pp, 7”tall; Good Hardcover, wear to spine & corners $5                         Very Good Hardcover, d/j $8

K-8.The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, translated from the Latin into Modern English; Bruce Publishing; Imprimatur 1940; 257pp, 7”tall; Good imitation leather $6        Good repaired Hardcover $4

K-9.The Imitation of Christ Complete in Four Books by Thomas a Kempis, Pocket Edition with alphabetical index, edited by Rev. William A. Carroll; Catholic Book Publishing; 1947; 351pp, 4 ½”tall; Fair, repaired spine, missing title pages $5

K-10.The Imitation of Christ in Four Books by Thomas a Kempis, New Edition with Prayers at Mass, edited by Rev. J.M. Lelen; Catholic Book Publishing; 1941; 432pp, 5 ½”tall; Good leather $8                                                                                                               Repaired leather $4

K-11.The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, translated by Ronald Knox and Michael Oakley; Sheed & Ward; 1959; 217pp, 7 ½”tall; Very Good Hardcover, ex-library, taped d/j $5

K-12.The Imitation of Christ in Four Books by Thomas a Kempis, newly edited by Clare L. Fitzpatrick; Catholic Book Pub.; 1977; 288pp, 7”tall; Very Good Hardcover $5

K-13.The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis, translated from Latin by the Rt. Rev. Richard Challoner, to which are added Practical reflections and a Prayer after Each Chapter; Tan Books; 1989; 427pp, 7”tall; Good+ red Paperback $4

K-14.The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis with Practical Reflections, Prayers and Supplementary Material, edited by Rev. John A. O’Brien; 1959; 432pp, 5 ½”tall; Good+ Paperback $5


NV-1.The Catholic Family Book of Novenas, Selected and then Illustrated; John J. Crawley & Co.; 1956; 371pp, 6 ¼”tall; black leather, gilt edges; As New $14                       Very Good, slightly marked on cover $10                                                                                    Repaired spine, Very Good pages $6

NV-2.Liturgical Novenas and Tridiums for All the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary and A Novena of Holy Communions according to the Effects of Holy Communion and the Eight Beatitudes, Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik; Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration; 1941 & 1956; 128pp & 64pp; 2 Good booklets $3

NV-3.Miraculous Medal Prayer Manual with Novena Devotions and Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; 1938 & 1949; 96pp & 23pp; 2 Good booklets, worn covers $3

NV-4.Novena in Honor of Blessed Bronislava, a Norbertine Nun, Patroness of Good Reputation and the Sick and Nowena Litanja-Modlitwy I Pieśni Do (Our Lady of Lasalette Novena in Polish); 1936 &1933; 78pp & 20pp; 2 Very Good booklets $3

NV-5.Novena in Honor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (English and Italian), Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart; 1944; Good booklet $2

NV-8.Novena in Honor of St. Patrick; St. Patrick’s Church, Madison, WI; 1958; 32pp, 6 ½”tall; Very Good booklet $2

NV-9.Novena Manual to Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Honor of the Precious Blood, Rev. Joseph F. Stedman; 1929-1939; 160pp, 5”tall; Very Good red softcover $12                   Good, more worn, some repair $6

NV-9a.”Triple” Novena Manual of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Father Stedman; 1943; 158pp, 5”tall; Very Good black softcover $8                                                                                            Good black or red softcover, some repair $5                                                                                     Very Good 1975 reprint $5

NV-10.Novena to St. Benedict; St. John’s Abbey Press; 1949; 28pp, 8”tall; Very Good booklet $3

NV-11.Novena to the Infant of Prague, Compiled by Rev. Augustine Studeny, O.S.B.; 1948; 64pp Illustrated, 6 ½”tall; Good booklet, foxing to covers $3

NV-12.Devotion to the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague, a History of its Origin & Propagation, Novena, Litany and Other Prayers, from Approved Sources; William G. Hirten Co.; 1898 Imprimatur; 93pp Illustrated, 6”tall; Very Good booklet $5

NV-15.Novena Prayers in Honor of Our Sorrowful Mother, compiled & arranged by Rev. James R. Keane, O.S.M.; 1938; 48pp, 6 ½”tall; Good repaired booklet $3                        Very Good 1962 Reprint $2

NV-16a.Recent Revelations on the Mercy of God Devotion including Novena to the Mercy of God(private recitation only); Congregation of Marian Fathers; 1945-57; 32pp, 5 ¾”tall; Very Good booklet $2

NV-17.Rosary Novenas to the Blessed Virgin; Paulist Press; 1934; 46pp Illustrated, 6 ¼”tall; Very Good booklet $3

NV-17a. Rosary Novenas by a Dominican Father; 1946; 35pp Color Illustrations, 5 ½”tall; Very Good booklet $3sold

NV-18.Selected Novenas and Prayers; W.H. Litho Co.; 1960; 135pp; Very Good pocket imitation $4

NV-19.Seraphic Novena, Prayers and Meditations, Fr. Basil Gummermann, O.M.Cap.; Third Order Bureau; 1932; 62pp Illustrated, 6 ¼”tall; Very Good booklet $3

NV-20.The Storm Novena (One Day), a Capuchin Father, St. Benedict the Moor Mission; 1955; 40pp, 6 ½”tall; Good booklet $2

NV-21.Treasury of Novenas, arranged for private prayer in accord with the Liturgical Year and Fests of Jesus, Mary & the Saints by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D.; Catholic Book Publishing; 1986; 351pp Color Illustrations, 7”tall; Very Good green plastic cover $7  


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