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Key of Heaven.  A Manual of Prayers and Instructions for Catholics., ANONYMOUS.
1 ANONYMOUS. Key of Heaven. A Manual of Prayers and Instructions for Catholics.
Small Catholic Prayer Book with Crucifix. NY, 1905 1905 Oilcloth Bound in originally cream colored padded oilcloth, now soiled darker, gilt title on spine and gilt "IHS" on front cover, just starting to fray at spine ends, rounded gilt page edges worn some, a gold crucifix on a thin ivory cross set into a recessed window in the inside front cover--window lined with cloth and surrounded by gilt design on cream endpaper, facing free endpaper contains "Prayer before a Crucifix," pages tanning some but in good condition. Pagination: 1-448pp Prayers; 1-190 Epistles & Gospels. Some woodcut illustrations are printed within the text along with a few head and tailpieces. Small volume: 6 x 9.1cm. New York "Presented to Mildred Kraus September 1926 By Mrs
ANONYMOUS. Key of Heaven. A Manual of Prayers and Instructions for Catholics. Catholic Publications Press, New York, London. (Imprimatur, 1905). Small volume: 6 x 9.1cm. $85.00 Bound in originally cream colored padded oilcloth, now soiled darker, gilt title on spine and gilt "IHS" on front cover, just starting to fray at spine ends, rounded gilt page edges worn some, a gold crucifix on a thin ivory cross set into a recessed window in the inside front cover--window lined with cloth and surrounded by gilt design on cream endpaper, facing free endpaper contains "Prayer before a Crucifix," pages tanning some but in good condition. Pagination: 1-448pp Prayers; 1-190 Epistles & Gospels. Some woodcut illustrations are printed within the text along with a few head and tailpieces. With inscription on front flyleaf, "Presented to Mildred Kraus September 1926 By Mrs. Arnold." Although the covers are soiled some, still a pretty little prayer book with the gold & ivory crucifix. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Anioł Stróż albo Książka do Nabożeństwa., GAJEWSKI, PIOTR.
2 GAJEWSKI, PIOTR. Anioł Stróż albo Książka do Nabożeństwa.
Small Polish Prayer Book, Printed in Grudziadz, Poland, 1926, Leather, with Hidden Pocket inside rear cover 1926 Leather Bound padded black morocco covers with simple gilt & green tooled vine, flower & cross on front cover; gilt title on spine. Working strap & snap; gilt & red page edges are gauffered. Black cloth front endpapers and rear free endpaper. Paste-down rear endpaper is tooled in gilt with a decorative edge and gilt candlestick plus line designs and 4 round balls at bottom; top half with green flap tooled with gilt cross & border, that lifts up to reveal a circular pocket lined with blue, red & green floral design. There is an insert to the pocket that moves up and down when the leather strap is moved up and down. Title printed in read & black; all pages printed within red ruled border. Leather is wearing and split 1-3mm at top and bottom of both hinges; leather rubbed some and just wearing through at three corners; page edges worn some with several starts, pages tanned. 6.1 x 9.8cm Grudziadz, Poland 
GAJEWSKI, PIOTR. Anioł Stróż albo Książka do Nabożeństwa. Ulożyl Ks. Piotr Gajewski, M.S.F. Kevelaer. Nakladem Ksiegarni Józefa Thuma i. F. K. Sikorskiego, Grudziądz. 1926 r. Printed in Poland. 6.1 x 9.8cm (outside) or 5.9 x 9.4cm (inside). $125.00 Bound padded black morocco covers with simple gilt & green tooled vine, flower & cross on front cover; gilt title on spine. Working strap & snap; gilt & red page edges are gauffered. Black cloth front endpapers and rear free endpaper. Paste-down rear endpaper is tooled in gilt with a decorative edge and gilt candlestick plus line designs and 4 round balls at bottom; top half with green flap tooled with gilt cross & border, that lifts up to reveal a circular pocket lined with blue, red & green floral design. There is an insert to the pocket that moves up and down when the leather strap is moved up and down. Title printed in read & black; all pages printed within red ruled border. Leather is wearing and split 1-3mm at top and bottom of both hinges; leather rubbed some and just wearing through at three corners; page edges worn some with several starts, pages tanned. Pagination: (1) title, (1) Imprimatur, (1) dedication, p.4 table of dates, 5-12 contents-feasts, 13-320pp prayer book. There is a sepia frontispiece of Christ on the cross. There are 9 b&w illustrations printed in the text including a small circular one of a medallion containing Pope Leon XIII. The other 8 picture a priest at various stations in the church. Name in earlier pen written on front flyleaf: Micozuslaw Piskadlo A charming little Polish Prayer Book with some wear but still quite nice. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 PRAYER BOOK/LITURGICAL MSS. A leaf from an Illuminated Prayer Book/Liturgical Manuscript Netherlands, 15th Century. In Dutch, on vellum.
circa 1400-1500 Manuscript leaf NETHERLANDS 
PRAYER BOOK/LITURGICAL MANUSCRIPT. A leaf from An Illuminated Prayer Book/Liturgical Manuscript, Northern Netherlands, 15th Century. In Dutch, on vellum. 141 x 99mm. There are eighteen lines of hand-written Gothic script, in black ink with rubrics in red and with seven-line marginal initial in blue with pen work in red, and with a two-line initial in red. Verso: eighteen lines of hand-written Gothic script, in black ink with rubrics in red; a blue two-line initial and a red one-line initial. Condition of this leaf is Fine. Mounted in a double-sided, conservation matte board, 8x10 inches, ready to be framed. (GMM 38519) 
Price: 495.00 USD
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