Thursday, January 18, 2007

Some liturgica and philosophy for sale; vestments by priestly donation

I am trying to sell off a few books and ecclesial items from my own personal collection to help raise the money for a few different liturgical books (Breviaries and Missals of other Western rites and uses) that I have the opportunity to purchase if I act fairly soon.

As you can imagine, this isn't inexpensive, but also they are opportunities I'd rather not miss either as they'd be valuable study tools and references.

So to try to accomplish this, I would like sell out of my own collection the following:

1. Books

Some selected works of Cardinal John Henry Newman from the old Longman's editions (if I am to do this with these, I will get the titles, but would prefer to sell them together. But it would include things like his book on Justification. Probably Sermons preached on Various Occasions. Disourses to Mixed Congregations. On the Arians. Apologia Pro Vita Sua. A copy of the Dream of Gerontius, that one isn't Longman's. And possibly a couple others)


A complete hardcover edition of the Summa Contra Gentiles of St. Thomas Aquinas (5 volumes)

A complete softcover edition of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas.

A complete set of Copleston's History of Philosophy (Image paperback, 17 volumes).

I may, in addition, have some spare breviary sets (including non-Roman) which I could divest myself of as well.

2. Vestments

I may have some vestments that I've collected over the years as well, but which aren't as useful in our local parish and indult situation, but which could be useful somewhere else, either reform of the reform of classical rite. A Catholic priest might be able to make a donation in exchange for such, putting them to better use and helping in this goal. They would include a black cope, a black dalmatic (both with gold brocade), a black Roman chasuble with stole, a red cope that is beautiful but in need of repair somehow, and a rose cope and chasuble (no stole however).

3. Altar cards

Three sets of altar cards. Not extremely ornate, but in good shape.

Approach me in email if you think you'd be interested in any of these items.

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