+Manuals of Prayer, Prayer Books, Novenas


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 sold                                                                                                                                                       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; P.J. Kenedy & Sons; Imprimatur 1889, 1930 Edition; 832pp, 6 ½”tall; Very Good leather, gilt edges, slight wear $40 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

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

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 

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

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


30-109a. Blessed Be God, the Complete Catholic Prayer Book, Very Rev. Charles Callan, O.P. and Very Rev. John McHugh, O.P.; Refuge of Sinners Publishing; 1925 Imprimatur, 2013 Reprint; 754pp, 6 ¼”tall; As New Paperback $16 

30-110a.Crown of Roses to Saint Rita of Cascia, Augustinian, New Edition with the Fifteen Thursdays and Other Prayers, Monastery of St. Rita; 1962; 262pp Illustrated, 5 ¼”tall; Very Good, blue plastic covers, rare $18 sold

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 sold            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-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                   Repaired spine, Very Good pages $6

NV-1a.Franciscan Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima, as suggested by the revelations of Fatima, arranged by Fr. Theodore Zaremba; Franciscan Publishers; 1947 Imprimatur, 1970 Reprint; 48pp, 6”tall; Very Good Booklet $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-3a.Novena Devotions in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, White Cross Edition, Redemptorist Fathers; 1936; 48pp, 5 ¾”tall; Good booklet $3                             1952 Edition; 32pp, 5 ¼”tall; Very Good booklet $3                                                                       1952 Edition, Good booklet $2                                                                                                     Sisters of St. Basil 1971, Very Good booklet $2

NV-3b.Novena Hymns and Prayers in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus arranged for Congregational Use, compiled by William J. Kearney, S.J.; J.S. Paluch; 1938; 32pp, 5 ¾”tall; Very Good booklet $3                                                                                                             Good booklet, slightly soiled $2                                                                                                         Paulist Press 1933, Good+ booklet $2

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-4a.Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Victory for Our Boys in the Armed Forces and for Victory and Peace, compiled and arranged by Rev. Raymond A. Punda; 1942; 32pp, 6 ¼”tall; Good booklet, some foxing, date marked on back cover, pages very good $2

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

NV-5a.Novena Prayers and Sketch of the Life of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini; Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart; 1948; 48pp, 5 ¾”tall; Very Good Booklet $3

NV-7a.The Blessed Martin Book: Life Sketch, Novena and Other Prayers in Honor of Blessed Martin de Porres; Blessed Martin Guild; 193724+pp, 5 ½”tall; Very Good booklet $3

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

NV-8a.Novena of Grace in Honor of St. Francis Xavier, March 4-12, Gesu Church; 1930; 16pp, 6”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

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

NV-10a.Novena to St. Benedict the Moor for the Sick of Body and Mind, St. Anthony Guild Press; no date; 20pp, 6”tall; Good booklet $2

NV-10a.Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Claretian Fathers; 1951; 32pp, 5 ½”tall; Very Good booklet $2

NV-10b.Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Helen Behrens; Imprimatur 1956; 16pp, 6”tall; Very Good booklet $2

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-12a.Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Rev. William J. Smith, S.J.; Paulist Press; 1944; 32pp, 5 ¾”tall; Very Good booklet $3

NV-14a.Novena to St. Mary Goretti Based upon the Canonization Homily of Pope Pius XII, Father Conroy; 1951; 24pp, 5 ½”tall; Very Good booklet $2

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; Very Good booklet in flexible imitation leather covers $5 sold                                                                                                                    Good slightly repaired booklet in cover $3                                                                                          Very Good 1962 Reprint $2

NV-16a.The Poor Soul’s Friend with Novena Prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, a Redemptorist Father; Purgatorian Society; 1941; 32pp, 5 ¾”tall; Fair booklet, spottet cover $2

NV-16b.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-16c.The Paraclete, Novenas to the Holy Spirit Illustrating the Seven gifts and the Seven Fruits, Lawrence J. Luetkemeyer; 1946; 90pp, 6”tall; Good+ booklet $3

NV-17b.Rosary Novena to Our Lady of Fatima, Sister Mary Laetitia, R.S.M.; 1948; 47pp, 5”tall; Very Good booklet $2

NV-17c.Rosary Novenas to Our Lady, Charles V. Lacey, Preface Rev. Raymond P. Lawrence; Benziger; 1926, 1954; 48pp Illustrated, 5 ¼”tall,; Very Good booklet $3           Good+ bound booklet $4                                                                                                                      Fair booklet, covers very worn, pages good $2

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

NV-18a.Saint Ann Novena Hymns and Prayers for Congregational Praying, compiled and arranged by Rev. J.A. Kalvelage, C.Ss.R.; J.S. Paluch; 1942; 32pp, 5 ¾”tall; Very Good booklet $3

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-19a.Spirit of the Catholic Apostolate, Novena in Honor of Blessed Vincent Pallotti, Augustine A. Bogdanski, S.A.C.; Bruce Publishing; 1950; 64pp, 5 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

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