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1. BOSSUET, JACQUES BENIGNE (1627-1704) [MARECHAL JOU. Oeuvres choisies. Paris: Chez Delestre-Boulage, 1821-1823. 19 of 21 volumes. Lacking volumes 18 & 19. 8vo. Bound in beautiful contemporary marbled calf, gilt borders, morocco labels. Slight rubbing, small crack to upper joint of volume one. From the library of Count Jean Baptiste Jourdan, marshal of France, with his book-plates on several of the paste-down endpapers. A lovely set.

Book # AR656
Price: $750.00 NOT IN STOCK

2. BRYAN, MICHAEL (1757-1821). Bryan's Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Extra Illustrated [16 volumes]. Monastery Hill Bindery, 1902 / 1921. From the 1902 London revised edition, here rebound by The Monastery Hill Bindery: Chicago, 1921. Bryan's dictionary has been an excellent resource for many years. It originally came in two 4to volumes. Here, however, it has been voluminously extra illustrated and rebound, comprising 16 full volumes, each measuring approximately 11.25 by 9 inches. Bound in full leather with five raised bands. Boards are black; spines faded to a brown. Royal blue silk moire endpapers and double gilt-ruled dentelles to inner borders. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Some wear along extremities, occasional chipping at heads. This set is in excellent condition. All of the bindings are intact and square; boards are all firmly attached with no cracking or splitting to joints. Contents are remarkably clean and fresh, with no foxing, markings, or other defects. The extra illustrations have been taken from a number of different sources, and include photogravures, steel engravings, and facsimiles. Many are tipped-in. Quite a few include a hand-written caption, written lightly in pencil in a fine hand. Coat of arms of George William Cardinal Mundelein (1872-1939), former Archbishop of Chicago, stamped in gilt and red to the upper cover of each volume. A very impressive set!

Book # 9110099859
Price: $5,400.00 NOT IN STOCK

3. DE LUGO HISPALENSIS, JOANNES [JUAN], S.J. Opera omnia Joannis de Lugo Hispalensis... [7 volumes bound as 6]. Venetiis: Sumptibus Nicolai Pezzana, 1718. Folio. Bound in contemporary vellum. Upper hinge (inside) is broken on final volume. Some browning to upper corner of half of leaves of third volume. Minor edge wear. Title-page of first volume in red and black. Edges sprinkled blue. Title and decoration in manuscript to spines with some fading and wear. Overall condition is good. De Lugo is considered to be among the foremost theologians of the early 17th century theological revival in the Catholic Church. In many dogmatic and moral questions de Lugo's opinion held the greatest authority for centuries. St. Alphonsus Liguori ranked him the second greatest theologian after St. Thomas Aquinas.

Book # AR350
Price: $950.00 NOT IN STOCK

4. HERTSLET, LEWIS [Editor]. A Complete Collection of the Treaties and Conventions, and Reciprocal Regulations, at Present Subsisting between Great Britain & Foreign Powers, and of the Laws, Decrees, and Orders in Council, Concerning the Same; so Far as They Relate to Commerce. London: Henry Butterworth, 1827-1845. 1827-1845. 8vo, volumes 1-6. Bound in contemporary diced russia with gilt tooling on borders, all edges marbled, library cloth on spines with inventory numbers at tails, corners slightly rubbed. Book-plates of 'Joseph M. Gleason' and 'Lansdowne' on paste-down endpapers of volumes 1-5. Owner's inscription of 'The Right Honble. the Marquiss of Lansdowne' on volumes 1-3. The Marquis is either the third or fourth of Lansdowne, both named Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice. [Sabin 31954 see note].

Book # AR329
Price: $700.00 NOT IN STOCK

5. MURATORI, LUIGI ANTONIO (1672-1750). Raccolta delle opere minori di Ludovico Antonio Muratori bibliotecario del Serenissimo Signor Duca di Modena. Prima edizione [Complete in 22 volumes]. Napoli: Giuseppe Ponzelli; Tommaso Alfano; Eredi di Tommaso Alfano, 1757-1764. 4to. Bound in contemporary full vellum, with gilt-stamped titles to spines. First volume bears an engraved frontispiece of Muratori, as well as a full-page engraved dedicatory plate of Niccola Fraggianni. Engraved fold-out map of South America in very good condition. Several additional engraved plates depicting ancient scripts and inscriptions. Sewn-in marker ribbon in each volume. Foxing throughout, heavy in places. Rear hinge of one volume somewhat cracked; upper hinge of another volume showing minor cracking near tail. Light wear to bindings. Good overall condition. Luigi Antonio Muratori [Ludovico Muratori] was one of the leading scholars of his day, particularly in the study of history. He remains known for his ground-breaking and learned writings on the history of Italy, as well as his discovery and publication of the 'Muratorian Canon', the earliest known list of New Testament books. OCLC #4212968

Book # AR1752
Price: $2,200.00 NOT IN STOCK

6. NEWMAN, BL. JOHN HENRY CARDINAL. The Works of John Henry Cardinal Newman [Complete in 39 volumes]. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908-1916. 39, half leather over marbled boards, volumes in good condition. Each volume with leather spine label “Newman’s Works” and paper label identifying specific volume; marbled endpapers; top edges gilt. All volume have various levels of wear to spines; rubbing and chipping; occasionally loose edges of paper labels; the “Verses,” “Loss & Gain,” “Callista,” and “Meditations & Devotions” volumes have much more wear to spines than the others (cracking and severe chipping). NOT an ex-library set.

Book # AR2007
Price: $2,400.00 NOT IN STOCK

7. OZANAM, ANTOINE FRÉDÉRIC. Œuvres complètes de A. F. Ozanam avec une preface par M. Ampère. [11 volume set]. Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1872-1895. Ozanam lived a short but industrious life, his most famous achievement probably being the founding of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A professor, man of letters, and journalist, he acquired advanced degrees in law, literature and history. His treatment of Dante was revolutionary at the time. He defended the Catholic Church against the attacks of the day, and his thoughts on social issues anticipated to some extent Pope Leo XIII’s “Rerum Novarum.” This copy of Ozanam’s “Oeuvres completes” consists of eleven tomes bound in eight hardcover volumes, half-bound in black leather with four raised spine bands and marbled boards. The set includes volumes from the fourth through seventh editions, but the binding matches throughout. Overall the set is in good condition. Papers on boards are rubbed through at the edges. Covers are moderately shelf-worn overall. The head of the spine of Tome 3-4 is chipped. A small strip of black tape on the spine of each volume presumably covers a call number. Each volume has ex-library markings to the front and rear endpapers, plus pencil notations to the rear pastedown. Some volumes contain occasional marginalia, also in pencil. The binding is good overall, with a few cracked internal hinges; the rear hinge of Tome 10-11 is broken, but the stitching is intact.

Book # 9110249397
Price: $399.00 NOT IN STOCK

8. SAINTE-MARTHE, DENYS DE (1650-1725). Gallia Christiana in provincias ecclesiasticas distributa qua series & historia archiepiscoporum, episcoporum & abbatum Franciæ vicinarumque... opera et studio Dionysii Sammarthani... nec non monachorum ejusdem congregationis editio alter, labore et curis Domni Pauli Piolin... recensita et aucta [13 Volumes]. Parisiis: Apud Victorem Palme, 1744-1899. This set consists of 6 volumes of the reprinted and expanded edition by Piolin (volumes I-V, XIII), 6 volumes of the earlier edition (Ex Typographia Regia, 1744-1770; volumes VII-XII), and 1 volume of the 1899 facsimile reprint of the 1739 edition (volume VI). Folio (41 x 28cm). With several folding plates. Volumes VI and XIII bound in quarter black leather with black cloth; all other volumes bound in full black cloth. Leaves unopened. Marbled endpapers. Ex-library. Foxing in places. Upper board of volume III detached, and a 7 x 5cm piece of cloth at the head of the spine is torn off. Volumes IV and V bear some rubbing and tearing along their spines. Despite these exterior imperfections, the overall condition is good.

Book # AR1101
Price: $1,800.00 NOT IN STOCK

9. [SOUTHERN, HENRY (Editor) (1799-1853)]. The Retrospective Review. [Volumes I-XII]. London: Charles & Henry Baldwyn; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; Payne and Foss, 1820-1825. 8vo. Newly rebound in fine black cloth with original leather labels laid down on spine (excepting one volume, for which a new, nearly matching label was made). Scattered foxing and embossed library stamps to title-pages, otherwise nice clean copies. Very good condition. Founded in 1820 by Henry Southern, The Retrospective Review focused on literary criticism of 17th- and 18th-century literature, with an emphasis on British works, though not disregarding foreign and even classical pieces. It provides an outstanding selection of 19th-century literary criticism.

Book # AR738
Price: $299.00 NOT IN STOCK

10. THEODORET CYRENSIS [THEODORET OF CYRUS] (c.393-c.4, . Makariou Theodoritou episkopou Kyriou apanta. Beati Theodoreti episcopi Cyri opera omnia in quatuor tomos distributa. Quorum plurima graece, quaedam etiam Latinè nunc primùm prodeunt: Graeca cum manuscriptis exemplaribus diligenter collata, latinae versiones ad graecorum normam exactae & recognitae. Cura & studio Iacobi Sirmondi... Tomus V: cura & studio Joannis Carnerii... opus posthumum. Seriem contentorum pagina sequens exhibet. [Complete in 5 volumes]. Lutetiae Parisiorum [Paris]: Sumptibus Sebastiani Cramoisy et Gabrielis Cramoisy; Viduae Edmundi Martini & Joannis Boudot, 1642, 1684. Folio (35 x 23cm). Newly rebound in black cloth, gilt-lettered red morocco labels to spines. Previous owner's signatures and library stamps to title-pages. Greek and Latin text in parallel columns. Title-pages in black and red, with engraved printer's device. Chipping and some tears to original front and rear endpapers, v.3 lacks original ffep, piece torn off from ffep of v.2. Few worm holes. Volumes 1-4 were edited by Jacques Sirmond, S.J., published in 1642, and contain the works of Theodoret; volume 5 was edited by Jean Garnier, S.J., published in 1684, and contains supplements to the first 4 volumes, a biography of Theodoret and a dissertation 'De libris Theodoreti' (both by Garnier), additional dialogues of Theodoret, a collation by Fulvius Ursinus (1529-1600) of citations used by Theodoret, several dissertations by Garnier: 'De fide Theodoreti', 'Critica de V. Synodo Generali', 'De Theodoreti & orientalium causa'; and 'Eutherii Tyanorum Episcopi Sermones', the sermons of Bishop Eutherius of Tyana, from the first complete edition of the works of Marius Mercator, edited by Garnier in 1673. These Sermons, says Garnier, had been falsely attributed to Theodoret by the Nestorians. Theodoret was an advocate of Nestorius, who was deposed and exiled at Ephesus in 431. He urged Nestorius not to reject the expression Theotokos and, to the end of his life, held that Nestorius never taught two persons in Christ. For this stance, Theodoret found much trouble with Cyril and the Alexandrines, though he appears to have been in good standing with Rome. At the Council of Chalcedon (451) he signed the anathema against Nestorius, though probably only in the sense of condemning the heresy imputed to him. Jacques Sirmond, S.J., (1559-1651) was one of the greatest scholars of the 17th century. He published several editions of Greek and Latin Christian writings. Jean Garnier, S.J., (1612-1681) was a noted patristic scholar and moral theologian. He is known particularly for his publication of the works of Marius Mercator, the 5th century ecclesiastical writer.

Book # AR1537
Price: $1,500.00 NOT IN STOCK

11. VENTURA DI RAULICA, GIOACCHINO (1792-1861). Select Works in 12 Volumes. Titles are: 1) La Raison Philosophique et la Raison Catholique (3 vols.); 2) Les Beautes de la Foi (3 vols.); 3) La Femme Catholique (2 vols.); 4) Essai sur le Pouvoir Public (1 vol.); 5) Le Pouvoir Politique (1 vol.); 6) La Tradition et les Semi-Pelagiens de la Philosophie (1 vol.). Paris: Gaume Freres et J. Duprey, 1852-1859. Italian pulpit orator, patriot, philosopher, b. at Palermo, 8 Dec., 1792; d. at Versailles, 2 Aug., 1861. Ventura di Raulica entered the Society of Jesus in 1808, and in 1817, when the Society was suppressed in Sicily, joined the Theatines. Ordained a priest, he distinguished himself as a Catholic journalist and apologist, as a preacher, especially by his 'Funeral Oration of Pius VII' (1823), as an exponent of the systems of de Lamennais, de Maistre, and de Bonald. He was appointed by Leo XII professor of canon law at the Sapienza, and in 1830 was elected Superior-General of the Theatines. He published his 'De methodo philosophandi' in 1828 and 'Bellezze della Fede' in 1839. After his generalship (1830-33) he preached in Rome. His eloquence, though somewhat exaggerated and prolix, was vehement and direct, with a noble bearing, a magnificent voice, and an affecting delivery, and it won him great renown. In Paris, though not perfectly master of French, he almost rivalled Lacordaire. With the accession of Pius IX, Ventura became politically prominent. His 'Funeral Oration of O'Connell' (1847) glorified the union of religion and liberty. His eulogy of liberty on the 'Morti di Vienna' sounded almost like a diatribe against kings in general. It was put on the Index; the author nobly submitted. Ventura maintained the lawfulness of the Sicilian Revolution (cf. his 'Sul riconoscimento della Sicilia, etc.', Palermo, 1848; 'Menzogne diplomatiche', etc.). His ideal was an Italian Confederation under the presidency of the pope. During the exile of Pius IX at Gaeta, Ventura's position in Rome was a delicate and compromising one. Though refusing a seat in the Roman Assembly, he advocated the separation of the ecclesiastical and temporal powers, and in the name of the Sicilians recognized the Roman Republic. As commissioner from Sicily, he was present at an unseemly politico- religious ceremony in St. Peter's, but took no active part in the services. He opposed French intervention in behalf of the pope and when Oudinot attacked Rome, spoke of Pius IX in words which he bitterly regretted. On the downfall of the Triumvirs (1849), he went to Montpellier and then to Paris (1851). Here he made an ineffectual attempt to convert his former friend de Lamennais. His Conferences at the 'Madeleine' etc. were published as 'La raison philosophique et la raison catholique' (1852---). In 1857 he gave the Lenten Sermons at the Tuileries before Napoleon III; these appeared as 'Le pouvoir politique chrétien'. Ventura's philosophical views received final expression in 'La tradizione e semi-pelagiani della philosophia', 'Saggio sull' origine dell' idee', 'Philosophie chrétienne' (Paris, 1861). He is a moderate Traditionalist of the Bonald-Bonnetty School. Ventura's private life was irreproachable. In spite of some blunders he remained a loyal Catholic and died an edifying death. His works were published as: 'Opere Complete' (31 vols., Milan, 1854-64); 'Opere Postume', (Venice, 1863) [Cath. Ency.]. 8vo. Bound in contemporary half leather over marbled boards, raised bands, slight scattered foxing.

Book # AR789
Price: $950.00 NOT IN STOCK