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A key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist by abbot Anscar Vonier.
Padre Pio. The Pierced Priest by Jim Gallagher.
The World of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse.

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Padre Pio: The True Story, 2nd edition, by C. Bernard Ruffin. The author, a Lutheran minister, writes pretty well about Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

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Excellent! I love these threads. There has been one on every forum I have visited this past year.

Currently, I am reading In Defense of Sanity by G.K. Chesterton

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Excellent! I love these threads. There has been one on every forum I have visited this past year.

Currently, I am reading In Defense of Sanity by G.K. Chesterton



A selection of his essays, from sundry sources.

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Their Name Is Pius, by Lillian Browne-Olf. It's about Popes Pius VI, VII, IX, X, and XI. It's very intriguing stuff. Written in 1941. There have been so many great and holy Popes, even just since the Napoleonic Wars. And yet all people tend to remember are the Borgias, who weren't even as bad as they're made out to be... :nooo:

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Their Name Is Pius, by Lillian Browne-Olf. It's about Popes Pius VI, VII, IX, X, and XI. It's very intriguing stuff. Written in 1941. There have been so many great and holy Popes, even just since the Napoleonic Wars. And yet all people tend to remember are the Borgias, who weren't even as bad as they're made out to be... :nooo:


One of the Borgias is actually a canonized saint...I think his name was 'Francis' if I recall correctly.....

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True but St. Francis Borgia was never Pope -- he was the nephew of the most infamous (to moderns) Borgia Pope.

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You never know what you might find in a junk store. I found a book titled, "Standard Catholic Readers By Grades, Seventh Year." Copyright, 1909, 1913, by Mary E. Doyle.

The book is in pretty good condition for almost being 100 years old. When you open it, there's a picture of Pope Leo XIII. I just love the old illustrations. I love old books. :cloud9:


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You never know what you might find in a junk store. I found a book titled, "Standard Catholic Readers By Grades, Seventh Year." Copyright, 1909, 1913, by Mary E. Doyle.

The book is in pretty good condition for almost being 100 years old. When you open it, there's a picture of Pope Leo XIII. I just love the old illustrations. I love old books. :cloud9:



Me too.

Some of them, anyway.

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You never know what you might find in a junk store. I found a book titled, "Standard Catholic Readers By Grades, Seventh Year." Copyright, 1909, 1913, by Mary E. Doyle.

The book is in pretty good condition for almost being 100 years old. When you open it, there's a picture of Pope Leo XIII. I just love the old illustrations. I love old books. :cloud9:


i found a first printing of stranger in a strange land, complete with jacket... though it had a rip in it :( ...it was only about 30 years old at the time

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Vincenzo wrote:
You never know what you might find in a junk store. I found a book titled, "Standard Catholic Readers By Grades, Seventh Year." Copyright, 1909, 1913, by Mary E. Doyle.

The book is in pretty good condition for almost being 100 years old. When you open it, there's a picture of Pope Leo XIII. I just love the old illustrations. I love old books. :cloud9:


i found a first printing of stranger in a strange land, complete with jacket... though it had a rip in it :( ...it was only about 30 years old at the time



There are a number of questions that would need to be addressed before you could be sure you had a first edition, first printing of the 1961 book, but it's worth pursuing. That is to say, I hope you still have it. Fine/fine conditions (which this would not be) are worth in the multi-thousand $$ range.


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the only date it has on/in it is 1961 for the printing edition... the book itself is in great shape , but like i said, the "shiny" paper cover is far from "original"

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the only date it has on/in it is 1961 for the printing edition... the book itself is in great shape , but like i said, the "shiny" paper cover is far from "original"


I'm assuming this is a hard back book, with dust jacket..

Is there a number for a printing, after the 1961? In 1961, Putnam (that is the publisher, yes?) indicated 1st printing, which is what you want, by no number at all. 2nd and subsequent printings were indicated by the number.

Also, what color is the binding/covers, which should be cloth? Is there gilt lettering on the spine? Close the book and look at the top edges of the pages. What do they look like? Look at the bottom of page 408. Do you see anything?

We'll talk about the dust jacket if these points come up right. Also the book's condition.


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making me work aren't you? 8-) it seems we might have had this conversation before...ringing any bells with you?

1) yes, hard back book with dust jacket
2) no number, yes GPPS... it says (c with a circle around it) 1961 by robert a. heinlein
3) binding is alternate green and the color of the pages...a dingy yellow... cover is kind of a sea green..and i guess there is gilt lettering on the spine... it has the name of the book, the author and putnam ... the top of the pages are the same coloring ofwhat is on the spine and the lettering on the jacket... jacket design was by ben feder , inc. .. but nothing on the bottom of page 408 :(

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making me work aren't you? 8-) it seems we might have had this conversation before...ringing any bells with you?

1) yes, hard back book with dust jacket
2) no number, yes GPPS... it says (c with a circle around it) 1961 by robert a. heinlein
3) binding is alternate green and the color of the pages...a dingy yellow... cover is kind of a sea green..and i guess there is gilt lettering on the spine... it has the name of the book, the author and putnam ... the top of the pages are the same coloring ofwhat is on the spine and the lettering on the jacket... jacket design was by ben feder , inc. .. but nothing on the bottom of page 408 :(



Oh, dear. You were doing so well.

"C22" printed at the bottom of p. 408 is one of the crucial points for a 1st/1st.

Before proceeding, look at the dust jacket, usually at the top of the inside front flap. Is there a price? Does the DJ feel like a cheap paper?

We might have done so, but memory fades.

If no price, I'll ask about the overall condition of book and dj, but am suspecting book club edition. May say so, at bottom of inside of front DJ flap. In which case,it would have "C23" at bottom of p. 408, if 1st BC edition.

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yea, i know... no price on the dj... have no idea how i would rate the quality of paper

says nothing on inside dj flap...but then someone cut the bottom right of that flap diagonally

nothing on the bottom of page 408....except the last sentence on the page :wink:

so basically i have an old book of no particular value,except to me 8-) :wave don't tell Fr Kenobi or bagheera :mrgreen:

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yea, i know... no price on the dj... have no idea how i would rate the quality of paper

says nothing on inside dj flap...but then someone cut the bottom right of that flap diagonally

nothing on the bottom of page 408....except the last sentence on the page :wink:

so basically i have an old book of no particular value,except to me 8-) :wave don't tell Fr Kenobi or bagheera :mrgreen:



It's a later printing of the book club edition.

I'll tell no one.

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I just downloaded Lino Rulli's Sinner onto my Kindle. I haven't been able to put it down. I've gotten to be a huge fan of his The Catholic Guy radio show since I discovered it last month.

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I finished Sinner in about 22 hours, including time for sleep and play with my granddaughter. I loved it, and wrote Lino Rulli an email telling him so. He sent me back a very sweet reply, including congratulations for my upcoming Rite of Election, which will be on my birthday. I still think receiving a blessing from the Bishop will be the coolest birthday present I've ever received.

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