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VELLUM PRINTING)
OUR LADY'S CHOIR. A CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY OF VERSE BY CATHOLIC SISTERS
Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1931. ST. AGNES EDITION. ONE OF 25 COPIES ON VELLUM (this copy unnumbered) signed by the editors, from a total edition of 575 copies. 212 x 140 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2"). xxx, 213, [1] pp.Edited by William Stanley Braithwaite, with a foreword by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt, and with an introduction by Ralph Adams Cram, Litt. D. ST. AGNES EDITION. ONE OF 25 COPIES ON VELLUM (this copy unnumbered) signed by the editors, from a total edition of 575 copies. APPEALING DARK BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, EXTRAVAGANTLY GILT, BY THE HARCOURT BINDERY (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with strapwork cross, an urn of ivy at its crossbeams, surrounded by myriad small tools, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with urn centerpiece and scrolling cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt rules and decorative rolls, red watered silk endleaves, top edge gilt. With a hand-colored portrait of the dedicatee, Mary Emelda Curley (1883-1930), wife of Boston mayor James M. Curley. Tiny cracks at top of joints, one page with tiny printer's smudge, two leaves with minor defects to printing (not affecting legibility), otherwise a very fine copy--the vellum creamy, smooth, and bright, and the scarcely worn binding glittering with gilt. Printed on creamy vellum and attractively bound by a leading New England workshop, this is the deluxe edition of a wide-ranging collection of poems by Catholic nuns, some of which offer a feminine view of the realms of Catholic theology. Dedicated to the recently deceased wife of a flamboyant and famously corrupt Boston mayor, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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