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Old and Rare Catholic Books

Old and Rare Books Related to Roman Catholic Theology,  History and Practice

 

Augustine, Saint , Bp. Of Hippo, 354-430
…Opera tomis vndecim comprehensu, per theologos lovanienses ex vetvstissimis codicibus manuscriptis… Paris: Simeon Pigest, 1655.

Comprehensive edition of the writings of St. Augustine edited by Jerome Vignier, a 17th century Flemish theologian who taught at the University of Louvain.
11 volumes in 7 folio bindings.

Faber Matthais, 1586-1653
Concionum opus tripartitum auctore Mattia Fabro…pluribus insingula evanelia argumentis instructum.  Coloniae Arippinae: Apud Ioannem, 1646-1672.
Collection includes 3 volumes of this work which comprises sermons in Latin for each
period during the liturgical year of the Catholic Church

Erasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536
Epistola nuncupatoria ad Carolum Caesarem: Exhortatio ad studium Euangelicae lectionis: Paraphrasis in Euangeliu Matthaei.
Basil: Apud lo. Frob., 1522.

Erasmus of Rotterdam’s Paraphrases on the Gospel of Matthew
together with an introductory epistle to Holy Roman Emperor,
Charles V. The library’s copy contains a four page letter and
extensive notes written in the Italic script of the sixteenth century.

Description: 17 cm. book clasps restored; leather spine restored.

Acta Sanctorum, quotquot toto orbe coluntur, vel a Catholicis scriptoribus celebrantur, quae ex Latinis & Graecis aliarumque gentium antiquis monumentis collegerunt ac digesservnt…
Antuerpiae, Apud Iacobum Mevrsium, 1658-

Acta Sanctorum or the Acts of the Saints is a 17th century collection of Hagiographies edited by John Van Bollard, S.J. The library owns 5
volumes covering the saints whose lives are celebrated during the months of February, April and May.

Description: 37 cm.

Muro, Francesco. Francisci Mavri Hispellatis Minoridae Francisciados libri XIII. Florentiae: Carolum Pectinarium, 1571.

The story of St. Francis of Assisi and his knights of Poverty, the Franciscans.

Relacion de algvnos martyrios, que de nueno han hecho los hereges en Inglaterra.  Madrid: Pedro Madrigal, 1590.

A tract about Catholic martyrs in England and other matters translated into Spanish by the English Jesuit, Robert Parsons.

Description: 15cm. Bound in vellum

Harpsfield, Nicholas, 1519-1575. Historia Ecclesiastica a Primis Gentis Susceptae Fidi Incunabulis ad Nostra Fere Tempore Deducta…  Dvaci, Sumptibus Marci Wyon, 1622.

History of the Church in England to the Reformation in the 16th century, Latin.

Description: folio edition 779pp. 34 cm.

Heylyn, Peter, 1599-1662. Ecclesia Restaurata; the History of the Reformation of the Church of England; Containing the beginnings, progress and success of it. London: printed for H. Twyford, 1661.

A history of the Reformation in England which includes a record and interpretation of events to 1665.

Description: 168 & 196pp. 29cm.

Chrysostomus, Joannes, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, d. 407.
D. Ioan Chrysostomi Episcopi Constantinopolitani in Sanctum Iesu Christi Evangelium Secundum Ioanem Commentarii…
Parisiis: Apud Benedictum Preuotium, 1558.

St. John Chrysostom's New Testament commentary on St. John. Translated into Latin by Francisus Accoltus, 1418-1483.

Description: 17 cm.

Bible. O.T. Greek. 1653
Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex versione Septuaginta Interpretum… Juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Romae editium…
Londini, Excudebat Rogerus Daniel…MDCLIII (1653)

Biblia Sacra Vulgate. Editionis Sixti Ouinti Pont Max Ivssv.
Romae, Ex Typographia Apostolica Vatican, MDXCIII (1593)

English Hexapla. Six English Translations of the Bible. London:
Samuel Bagster & Sons, Paternoster Row, 1848.

Concilio RVM Omnium, TAM GE neralium q particulariu, a Temporibus Aga peti papae usque ad Eugenium papam quartu vetustillimis biblio thecis collectorum. Tomus Secundus.
Coloniae, MDXXXVIII (1538)

Marchant, Jacques, 1585-1648.
Hortus Pastorumet Concionatorum Sacrae doctrinae floribus Polymitus. Paris: apud Michaelem Soly, 1643.

L’Office De La Semaine Saincte Selon Le Messel et Breuiaire Romain… Paris, Chez Sebastien Hvre…MDCXIX (1619).

Breviarium Franciscanum ad usum Provinciae Tusciae, scriptum certo ante 1450: deest festum S. Bernardini 
Senensis, canonisati a 1450.

Manuscript breviary produced in Italy about the year 1425.
The provenance of this item indicates that this prayer book belonged to a Franciscan communities in Tuscany during the lifetime of Saint Bernardine of Siena.

Description: 11 cm. Housed in dedicated leather box.

Wadding, Luke. Annales Minorum seu trium ordinum a S. Francisco institutiorum, auctore a.r.p. Luca Waddingo Hiberno… 31 volumes. Florentia, Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi) 1931.

Detailed history of the Franciscan Order from its origins in the 13th century to 1670.

Histoire de la Vie et Passion de Nostre Savvevr Iesvs Christ Avec les Figures, et quelques reflections fur les principaux mysteres. Paris: Chez Jean Baptiste Loison. n. d.

Bower, Archibald. The history of the popes, from the foundation of the See of Rome to the present time. 
London, Printed for the author, 1748-66. 7 vols. 28 cm.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany, NY) Cathedral Sanctuary Society. Centenary : dedication of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1852-1952. Golden jubilee : consecration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1902-1952 / [Cathedral Sanctuary Society]. [Albany : The Society, 1952] 1v. (unpaged) : ill., ports. ; 32 cm.

Sevier, Marie Christine. History of the Albany Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1852-1927. Albany, NY: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,1927.

Fleming, Christopher.
Sermons on different subjects : both of faith and morals / by Christopher Fleming, of the order of Saint Francis. Dublin : J.J. Nolan, 1822. vol.1; 22 cm.

Caeremoniale continens ritvs electionis Romani Pontificis / Gregorii Papae XV ivssv editvm ; cvi praefigvntvr constitutiones pontificiae & conciliorum decreta ad eam rem pertinentia.
Romae: Typis Reu. Cam. Apostolicae, 1740.

Benedict XIV, Pope, 1675 1758.
…De festis D.N. Jesu Christi, Beatae Mariae virginis, et quorum sanctorum, de quibus celebratur officium cum Missain civitate, et dioecesi Bononiensi.
Libri tres, edition quinta Latina post plurimas Italas auctior, et castigatior, Romae, Cura et impensis Aloysii Perego Salvioni, 1786.

Benedict XIV, Pope, 1657 -1758.
Casus conscientiae de mandato olim…Prosperi Lambertini ac Bononiae Archiep Deinde Sanctissimi D.M. Papae Benedicti XIV. Propositi atique resoluti… Neapoli, Expensis Andreae Migliaccio, 1772.

Louden, Michael J. ed.
Catholic Albany; an illustrated history of the Catholic Churches and Catholic Religious ; benevolent and educational institutions on the city of Albany, with biographical sketches…Albany, NY: P. Donnelly, 1895.

Natalis, Alexander. Historia Ecclesiastic Veteris Novique Testamenti (16 volumes In 8 bindings) Bingii ad Rhenum: Apud Georg Christian Voight, 1785.

Drexel, Jeremias, 1581 – 1638.
Opera Omnia… Studio ac labore R. P. Petri De Vos… Nunc autem ex recensione R. R. Patrum e Societate Iesu collegii archiepiscopalis Moguntineusis… 2 vols. apud
Nicolaum Heyllium, 1645.

Foulis, Henry,
History of Romish treasons and usurpations…
London: J. C. for Tho, 1671.
A 17th century Anglican polemical tract against the Roman Catholic Church. 32cm.

Lohner, Tobias, 1619-1697.
Instructissima bibliotheca manualis concionatoria…1698.
2 of 4 volumes.

The ‘Acta sanctorum Hiberniae. Reproduced at the Ordnance Survey, Dublin. With introd. by Brendan Jennings. Dublin, Stationery Off., 1948 [i.e. 1947]
[8] p., facsim.: [28], 906 p. port. 37 cm.
Facsimile reproduction of original ed. (Lovanil, 1645)

Cyprian, Saint. Bishop of Carthage.
Genuine Works of St. Cyprian. London: W. Bowyer, 1717.

Fiddes, Richard.
Life of Cardinal Wolsey, with several copper plates. London: J. Barber, 1724.

More, Thomas.
Memoirs of the Life of Sir Thomas More. London: L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1758.
 
19th Century Anti-Catholic Pamphlets & Books

The Protestant, a Journal for the Times, owing to the renewed energy and increasing influence of the papacy. St. John N.B. Vol. 1. (27 issues 1859-1860).

Montagu, Robert. Reasons for Leaving the Church of Rome. Converted Catholic
Tracts, No. 4.
[1890].

Jacobus, M. W. Popery Against Common School Education, in Four Letters to Bishop O’Connor and Gov. Bigler. Philadelphia: Board of Publication, 1853.

Irvine, Robert. Christ the Messiah of the Pentateuch… Saint John N.B., 1850.

Bierbower, Austin. Catholicism and Americanism: an analysis of the action and influence of the Roman Catholic Church in America. Aurora MI: Co. Menace Publishing Co. nd.

Extracts from Dens’ Theological Works on the nature of the Roman Catholic Confession… new edition. Boston: Edward Hinks & Co., 1855.

Ferrie, William. The Papacy: Its Present Chronological Position… St. John, N.B., 1859.

The Secret Instruction of the Jesuits. Aurora, MI: Menace Pub. Co. [reissue of 1723 edition].

Father Chiniquy. The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional. NY: Fleming H. Revell Company,