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(St. Patrick). The life of Saint Patrick, apostle of Ireland ... to which are added the lives of Bridget, virgin and abbess, and Saint Columba, abbot, and apostle of the Northern Picts. Baltimore: John Murphy, 1850. 8vo (19.7 cm; 7.75"). 191, , 41 pp. $40.00
Murphy's Enlarged Stereotype Edition. "The following work will be found to contain a copious Appendix, calculated to assist the reader to a perfect and accurate knowledge of the various Ecclesiastical Institutions, Orders, &c. in Ireland, since the era of the introduction of Christianity by St. Patrick. . . ."
The first printing of this work by Murphy in a stereotype edition seems to have been in 1828 and this appears to be only the second edition. Illustrated by an metal-engraved frontispiece of St. Patrick by John Sands.
Provenance: On recto of frontispiece, the calligraphic signature of "Mr. M[ichail] O'Brien of Milford, Mass." His signature also appears in pencil on the rear endpaper.
WorldCat locates seven institutional copies of this 1850 edition.
Publisher's green cloth; boards stamped in blind and spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Areas of discoloration and fading to boards; spine faded. Corners bumped; spine-ends rubbed. Faint bleeding of ink from previous owner's signature above frontispiece. Light water-staining to page edges. => A pleasant copy. (37776) Please RESHELVE This.
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