St. Louis: Published by B. Herder, 1884. First edition. Small 8vo, original maroon cloth, gilt lettering, 81 pages. Cloth scuffed and worn; front hinge tender; a good, sound copy. Item #13958
Ex-library copy from the Fathers' Library of the Society of the Divine Word in Techny, Illinois, with their occasional ink stamp, circulation pocket on the rear paste-down, and attractice pictorial bookplate on the front paste-down. Measured and intelligent articles on the state of contemporary Catholicism in America, including some probing as to the causes of declining numbers (mixed marriages, secret societies, kidnapping of Catholic children). Small shelf-label on the front board.