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1. Compendium of the History of the Cistercian Order. By a Father of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappist).  Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappist), 1944. 8vo, xv + 375pp. Good cloth with like d/j. Internally clean.

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2. St. Bernard of Clairvaux. The story of his Life as recorded in the Vita Prima Bernardi by certain of his contemporaries, William of St. Thierry, Arnold of Bonnevaux, Geoffrey and Philip of Clairvaux, and Odo of Deuil. A first translation into English by Geoffrey Webb and Adrian Walker.  London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., 1960. Small 8vo, 130pp. Good cloth with like d/j.

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3. The Influence of Saint Bernard. Anglican Essays with an Introduction by Jean Leclercq, OSB. Edited by Sister Benedicta Ward SLG.  Oxford: SLG Press, 1976. 'Fairacres Publication No. 60.' 8vo, xviii + 146pp. Good softcover. Notable contributions by Andrew Louth, Rowan Williams, Brian Golding et al.

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4. The School of Self-Knowledge.  London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., 1956. 'Fleur de Lys Series.' Small 8vo, 50pp. Good original wrappers.

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5. "AELRED OF RIEVAULX, SAINT. The Pastoral Prayer of St. Aelred of Rievaulx.  Westminster: Dacre Press, 1955. 8vo, 32pp. Pamphlet in good condition. Clean interior.

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6. "AILRED OF RIEVAULX, SAINT. Christian Friendship. Translated with Introduction and Notes by Hugh Talbot O. Cist.  London: The Catholic Book Club, 1942. Small 8vo, 148pp. Good cloth with slightly worn d/j.

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7. "APRILE, DIANNE. The Abbey of Gethsemani. Place of Peace and Paradox. 150 Years in the Life of America's Oldest Trappist Monastery.  Gethsemani: Trout Lily Press, 1998. 4to, 246pp. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs. Very good cloth with like d/j. Near fine. 1 inch tear to rear and sticker to spine of d/j.

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8. "ATHANASIUS OF ALEXANDRIA,. The Life of Antony: The Greek Life of Antony, The Coptic Life of Antony and an Encomium on Saint Antony by John of Shmun and a Letter to the Disciples of Antony by Serapion of Thmuis. Translated by Tim Vivian and Apostolos N. Athanassakis with Rowan A Greer...Preface by Benedicta Ward, SLG. Foreword by Rowan Williams.  Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2003. 'Cistercian Studies Series: Number Two Hundred Two.' 8vo, lxvi + 290pp. New softcover.

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9. "BELL, DAVID N. A Cloud of Witnesses. An Introductory History of the Development of Christian Doctrine.  Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1971. Cistercian Studies Series, No. 109. 8vo, 212pp. Illustrated. Soft-cover.

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10. "BELL, DAVID N. An Index of Cistercian Authors and Works in Medieval Library Catalogues in Great Britain.  Washington, D.C.: Cistercian Publications, 1994. 'Cistercian Studies Series, No. 32.' 8vo, x + 202pp. Good cloth with like d/j. Ex-library.

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11. "BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, SAINT. Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux. From the Translation by the Late Dr. Eales. Selected, with a Preface, by Francis Aidan Gasquet.  London: John Hodges, 1904. 8vo, xvi + 310pp. Dark blue cloth. Wear to edges. Cracked inner hing. Clean text.

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12. "BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, SAINT. The Letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Newly Translated by Bruno Scott James.  Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1953. 8vo, xx + 530pp. Very good cloth with like d/j. Includes several, never previously translated or published letters, such as one addressed 'to the English people' from a manuscript in the Bibliotheque Nationale.

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13. "BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, SAINT. The Twelve Degrees of Humility and Pride. Translated by Barton R. V. Mills.  London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1929. 'Translations of Christian Literature. Series II-Latin Texts.' 12mo, xxxvi + 96pp. Beautifully rebound in black cloth with gilded spine. In excellent condition.

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14. "BERNARD, SAINT. On the Song of Songs. Sermones in Cantica Canticorum.  London: A. R. Mowbray, 1952. Small 8vo, 272pp. Good cloth with sunning to spine. Slightly ex-library. Otherwise clean and tight.

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15. "BERNARDO, SAN [BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX. Opere di San Bernardo. Tome I. Trattati.  Milano: Scriptorium Claravallense Fondazione di Studi Cistercensi, 1984. Large 8vo, lxiv + 954pp. Prelims in Italian. Text in Latin/Italian. Excellent hardcover. Interior is spotless. Binding firm.

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16. "BERNARDUS CLARAE-VALLENSIS, SANCTUS [BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX. Sancti Bernardi Abbatis Claræ-Vallensis opera omnia post horstium denuo recognita, repurgata, et in meliorem digesta ordinem, necnon novis præfationibus, admonitionibus, notis et observationibus, indicibusque copiosissimis locupletata et illustrata curis D. Joannis Mabillon... Editio quarta, emendata et aucta [Volumen secundum, pars prior et altera].  Parisiis: Apud Gaume Fratres, Bibliopolas, 1839. Two volumes only, being tomes 5 and 6 (of 6), containing Tomi V priores et posteriores tractatus, S. Doctoris vitæ, and the general indices. 8vo (19 x 26.5cm). Newly rebound in black buckram, gilt lettering to spines. All edges marbled. Scattered foxing, few internal library stamps. Overall very good condition. This was the copy of Bishop Ignatius F. Horstmann (1840-1908) of the Diocese of Philadelphia, with his signature and stamp on each title-page. These volumes are of the great Maurist edition of the works of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, later reprinted by J.-P. Migne

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17. "BERNARDUS CLAREVALLENSIS, SANCTUS [BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX. Sermons of St. Bernard on Advent & Christmas. Including the famous Treatise on the Incarnation called 'Missus Est'.  New York: Benziger, 1909. 'Classics of Catholic Tradition' published by Loome Booksellers and Ignatius Press. Facsimile edition printed in 2002. 8vo, xii + 166pp. Fine cloth.

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18. "DANIEL-ROPS, HENRI. Bernard of Clairvaux. The Story of the Last of the Great Church Fathers. Foreward by Thomas Merton. Translated from the French by Elisabeth Abbott.  New York: Hawthorn, 1964. 8vo, 230pp. 14 black and white plates. Very good cloth. Very good d/j with protective clear wrapper. D/j is taped to boards. Ffep is torn out. Many ex-library marks throught. Interior text is clean.

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19. "EVAGRIUS PONTICUS, . The Praktikos. Chapters on Prayer.  Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1970. 'Cistercian Studies Series, 4.' 8vo, xciv + 96pp. Good softcover. Clean interior.

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20. "FERNANDEZ, GONZALO. God Alone. A Spiritual Biography of Blessed Rafael Arnaiz Baron.  Kalamazoo: Cistersian Publications, 2008. 'Monastic Wisdom Series: Number Fourteen'. 8vo, xvi + 123pp. Excellent glossy soft cover. Spotless text. Like new.

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21. "FRANCE, JAMES. The Cistercians in Medieval Art.  Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1998. 4to, x + 278pp. Fine cloth with d/j. Private library blind-stamp to title. Fully illustrated in color.

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22. "GOLDFRANK, DAVID M. The Monastic Rule of Iosif Volotsky.  Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1983. 'Cistercian Studies Series: Number Thirty-Six.' 8vo, xii + 247pp. Very good soft cover. Clean interior.

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23. "HAUSHERR, IRENEE. The Name of Jesus. Translated by Charles Cummings, O.C.S.O.  Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1978. 'Cistercian Studies Series: Number Forty-Four.' 8vo, viii + 358pp. Good cloth. Minor black tape remnants to lower spine. Ex-library endpapers. Text clean.

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24. "HERVE, LUCIEN. Architecture of Truth. The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet.  London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2001. 4to, 159pp. Excellent cloth. Profusely illustrated.

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25. "KING, ARCHDALE. Cîteaux and Her Elder Daughters.  London: Burns & Oates, 1954. 8vo, xii + 412pp. Illustrated. Newly rebound in fine navy cloth with gilded spine. Blind-stamp to title-page. Ink stamp to title-page. Else excellent.

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26. "LECLERCQ, JEAN. Monks on Marriage. A Twelfth-Century View.  New York: Seabury, 1982. 8vo, viii + 136pp. Very good cloth with d/j.

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27. "LEKAI, LOUIS. The White Monks. A History of Cistercian Order.  Our Lady of Spring Bank, Okauchee, Wis.: Cistercian Fathers, 1953. 8vo, vii + 328pp. + illustrations. Good cloth. Clean interior. Ex-library markings and pocket to interior. Front free endpaper has been neatly cut out. Sunning to spine.

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28. "LEKAI, LOUIS J. The Cistercians. Ideals and Reality.  Kent State UP, 1977. 8vo, x + 524pp. Excellent cloth with like d/j.

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29. "LOUF, ANDRE. The Cistercian Way.  Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1989. 'Cistercian Studies Series, No. 76.' 8vo, 158pp. Illustrated. Good softcover.

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30. "LUDDY, AILBE J. The Cistercian Nuns. A Brief Sketch of the History of the Order from its Foundation to the Present Day.  Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son, 1931. 8vo, 74pp. Illustrated. Pages untrimmed. Good cloth with slight wear to head and foot of spine.

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31. "MABILLON, JEAN [1632-1707]. Traité des études monastiques, divisé en trois paties; avec une liste des principals....  Farnborough, England: Gregg Press, 1967. Facsimile of first edition, published in Paris 1691 by Charles Rubustel. 8vo, xiv + 478pp + 12pp. Very good cloth. Clean and tight.

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32. "MCGINN, BERNARD. The Golden Chain. A Study in the Theological Anthropology of Isaac of Stella.  Washington, D.C.: Cistercian Publications, 1972. 'Cistercian Studies Series, No. 15.' 8vo, x + 274pp. Good cloth. Ex-library. Wear to top edge of pages.

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33. "MCGINN, BERNARD (Editor). Three Treatises on Man: A Cistercian Anthropology.  Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1977. 'Cistercian Fathers Series, No. 24.' 8vo, viii + 288pp. Good cloth with fair d/j. Contains treatises by William of St. Thierry, Isaac of Stella, and the Anonymous compiler of 'The Spirit and the Soul.'

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34. "MERTON, THOMAS. Contemplative Prayer.  New York: Herder and Herder, 1969. 8vo, 144pp. Very good cloth with good d/j. Interior clean and bright.

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35. "MERTON, THOMAS. Nativity Kerygma.  St. Paul, Minnesota: North Central Publishing Company, 1958. Narrow 4to (40cm x 15cm), vi + 10pp. Bound in original blind-stamped boards, decorated endpapers. Very slight bumping at lower corner. Very good condition. Printed on last page is: 'Nativity Kerygma was written by Thomas Merton (Father Louis, O.C.S.O.) of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Trappist, Kentucky. The type is Times Roman, designed by Stanley Morison. Art work and layout are by Frank Kacmarcik. The book was composed, printed by letterpress on Mohawk white Vellum, and bound by the North Central Publishing Company, of Saint Paul, Minnesota, the work being completed on the sixth of December, nineteen-hundred and fifty-eight'.

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36. "MERTON, THOMAS. Run to the Mountain. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume I 1939-1941. Edited by Patrick Hart O.S.C.O.  San Francisco: Harper, 1995. Large 8vo, xviii + 478pp. As new cloth with boards and like d/j.

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37. "MERTON, THOMAS. The Monastic Journey. Edited by Brother Patrick Hart.  London: Sheed Andrews and MicMeel, 1977. 8vo, 186pp. Very good cloth with like d/j. Clean and tight.

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38. "MERTON, THOMAS. What are These Wounds? The Life of a Cistercian Mystic: Saint Lutgarde of Aywières.  Milwaukee: Bruce, 1950. 8vo, xvi + 192pp. Good cloth with worn d/j. Clean interior. Ex-library stamp on ffep. Tears to edges of d/j.

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39. "[MERTON, THOMAS (1915-1968) (Translator and Commentat. The Spirit of Simplicity. Characteristic of the Cistercian Order. An Official Report, Demanded and Approved by the General Chapter. Together with Texts from St. Bernard of Clairvaux on Interior Simplicity. Translation and Commentary by a Cistercian Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani.  Trappist, Kentucky: Our Lady of Gethsemani, 1948. 'The Cistercian Library, No. 3.' (21 x 18.5cm), vi + 139pp + 12 photographs in sepia. Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering on upper board and spine. Library number to lower front free endpaper. Very good condition.

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40. "[MERTON, THOMAS]. Gethsemani Magnificat. Centenary of Gethsemani Abbey.  Trappist: Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, 1949. 4to, 72pp. Bound in dull blue pebbled wrappers. Good condition, spine faded. 200 photographs. [Dell'Isola A10].

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41. "[MERTON, THOMAS] FURLONG. Merton. A Biography.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980. 8vo, xx + 342pp. Illustrated. Good cloth.

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42. "PASCUAL, FRANCISCO R. DE. Cistercium. Revista Cisterciense. Enero-Junio, 2007. Números 246-247.  Cóbreces: Abadía de Sta. Ma de Viaceli, 2007. 4to, 301pp. Illustrated. Fine softcover. Small tear to tail of spine. Spotless interior. Text in Spanish. Periodical that covers the history, art and spirituality of the Cistercian order.

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43. "PASCUAL, FRANCISCO R. DE. Cistercium. Revista Cisterciense. Julio-Diciembre, 2007. Números 248-249.  Cóbreces: Abadía de Sta. Ma de Viaceli, 2007. 4to, 307-559pp. Illustrated. Fine softcover. Spotless interior. Text in Spanish. Periodical that covers the history, art and spirituality of the Cistercian order.

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44. "PASCUAL, FRANCISCO R. DE. Cistercium. Revista Cisterciense. Octubre-Diciembre, 2006. Número 245.  Cóbreces: Abadía de Sta. Ma de Viaceli, 2006. 4to, [Continuous pagination] 541-718pp. Near fine softcover. Creasing to back cover. Spotless interior. Text in Spanish. Periodical that covers the history, art and spirituality of the Cistercian order.

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45. "PENNINGTON, BASIL. Contemplative Community. An Interdisciplinary Symposium.  Washington, D.C.: Cistercian Publications, 1972. 'Cistercian Studies Series, No. 21.' 8vo, x + 366pp. Good cloth with slightly chipped d/j. With contributions by Sr. Michael Connor, Sr. benedicta Ward, Jean Leclercq, Valentine Walgrave, et al.

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46. "PENNINGTON, BASIL. The Cistercian Spirit. A Symposium. In Memory of Thomas Merton.  Spencer: Cistercian Publications, 1970. 'Cistercian Studies, No. 3.' 8vo, xvi + 284pp. Very good cloth with worn d/j. Contributions by Louis J. Lekai, Armand Veilleux, Jean Leclercq, Augustine Roberts, et al.

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47. "PENNINGTON, M. BASIL. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Studies Commemorating the Eighth Centenary of his Canonization.  Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1977. 'Cistercian Studies, Vol. 28.' 8vo, xiv + 280pp. Excellent, clean cloth binding with good d/j. Small ink signature to front free endpaper.

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48. "PENNINGTON, M. BASIL. The Last of the Fathers. The Cistercian Fathers of th Twelfth Century. A Collection of Essays.  Still River, Mass: St. Bede's Publications, 1983. 'Studies in Monasticism, I.' 8vo, 298pp. Good softcover.

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49. "RATISBONNE, ABBE THEODORE. St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Oracle of the Twelfth Century, 1091-1153. Also known as 'The Mellifluous Doctor'- Abbot, Confessor and Doctor of the Church-.  Rockford, IL: Tan Books, 1991. 8vo, xvii + 437pp. Like new softcover. Minor rubbing to head and tail of spine. Spotless interior.

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50. "ROGERS, CHARLES (Editor). Rental Book of the Cistercian Abbey of Cupar-Angus with the Breviary of the Register. Volume II.  London: Printed for the British Topographical Society, 1880. Volume II only. 8vo, folding frontispiece + title-page + xl + 378pp. Newly rebound in black buckram. Library stamps to half-title and title-page.

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