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Pilgrim-Walks in Rome: A Guide to Its Holy Places The California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor's Guide
Pilgrim-Walks in Rome: A Guide to Its Holy Places is a rather rare book in hardback, with gold-embossed cover featuring St. Peter's Piazza. The book was written by P.J. Chandlery, of the Society of Jesus. In good condition, with only two St. Basil High School Library stamps, tight binding, a little rubbing around the edges, and gold embossing completely intact. The book's frontispiece is a plate of a youthful-looking Pope Pius X at the time of his election in 1903, the date when this book was published. It is very good condition. The book describes Rome as it was in 1903, at the accession of Pope Pius X. The book comprises 468 pages, plus two appendices and index, of descriptions and nearly 100 black-and-white plates of all the churches and Holy Places of Rome and their history. The author lived many years in the Eternal City and has here gathered together in nineteen chapters all the information likely to be interesting and useful to a devout armchair pilgrim. Catholics prevented by circumstances from undertaking a journey to Rome when it was Catholic under a Pope-Saint, yet still desirous to visit its Holy Places, will find in this volume a reliable and fascinating historical walk untainted by the New Order's destruction of the Holy Places.
A large-scale (27 x 21 cm) paperback edition of The California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor's Guide, published in 1993 by the noted historical publishers, Sunset Books. The book's 320 pages include copious color and black-and-white photographs and drawings of Padre Serra's 21 famous missions as they were and as they are today. The photographs and drawings are accompanied by detailed textual explanations. The back of the book includes several indices containing information about the missions. The book is in like-new condition.
Vox Graeca: The Pronunciation of Classical [and Biblical] Greek The Elements of New Testament Greek A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament
W. Sidney Allen's Vox Graeca is the most authoritative books in the field, which includes information about how the original Greek of the New Testament was pronounced. This is the same Greek that was used by the early Councils of the Church and the Great Eastern Doctors of the Church and the other eastern writers of the Apostolic and Patristic periods. (Third Edition/1987, Cambridge University Press, 179 pages, paperback, like-new-condition).
H.P.V. Nunn's Elements of New Testament Greek: A Method of Studying the Greek New Testament with Exercises is one of the most reprinted traditional short texts for learning New Testament Greek. It contains everything needed to read New Testament Greek. It is well laid out and includes exercises for each section, as well as Reading Exercises in the New Testament, tables of the Regular Verb and the Principal Parts of Verbs, and Vocabularies. (Eighth Edition/1945, Cambridge University Press, 195 pages, hardcover, good condition.)
A.T. Robinson's A Short Grammar of New Testament Greek: For Students Familiar with the Elements of Greek was used as a textbook in many American institutions of learning. Includes detailed coverage of the syntax of Biblical Greek. Includes a useful Index to New Testament Passages Index of Some Important Greek Words (Second Edition/1909, A.C. Armstrong, 240 pages, hardcover, new.)
Locatelli: L'arte del violino, Concerti Grossi (9 CDs)
Albinoni: Concerti a cinque, Opus 5 (12)
Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764) was a Roman Catholic composer, whose works for violin and string orchestra had an inestimable influence on Western music, particularly Johann Sebastian Bach, Archangelo Corelli, and Georg Friderich Handel, among many others. This collection includes his influential Art of the Violin (Opus 3, 2 CDs) and four sets of Concerti Grossi (Opp. 1, 4, 7, and 8, 7 CDs). The CDs are in like-new condition with all original covers, plastic cases, and booklets of notes.
Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) was a Roman Catholic composer, known especially for his concerti grossi (concerti for string orchestra), which influenced Johann Sebastian Bach, who was his contemporary. Practically everyone has heard his famous Adagio in G-minor, which is popular at weddings and in film scores.