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TWO WORKS ABOUT SAINTS’ LIVES

[1.]: [Saints, Lives, St. John Bosco] Despiney, Don Bosco, 1890
UNCOMMON FIRST ITALIAN ED. OF THIS BIOGRAPHY OF DON BOSCO BY THE DESPINEY

APPARENTLY NO COPY IN USA

Despiney, Carlo. Don Bosco, pel dottore Carlo Despiney [...]. Prima versione italiana sull'11. edizione francese novellamente riveduta e notevolmente ampliata [...]. S. Pier D'Arena: Tipografia S. Vincenzo de' Paoli, 1890.

8vo (210x136 mm), editorial paper binding with title in black types at spine and front board, in a richly decorated frame; pp. XIV, 331, [1] plate. Portrait in b/w of the Saint at frontispiece, with the reproduction of a Saint’s thought and his signature.

Saint John Bosco (Italian: Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; 1815-1888), popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator and writer of the 19th century. In 1876 Bosco founded a movement of laity, the Association of Salesian Cooperators, with the same educational mission to the poor. He was canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Pius XI in 1934.

References: IT\ICCU\TO0\0754591 (9 copies). OCLC, 887670930 (1 copy in Switzerland). Apparently no copy in USA.


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[2.]: [Saints, Lives, St. Daniel Comboni] Capovilla, 1949
AN ACCOUNT ON THE LIFE OF ST. DANIEL COMBONI

Capovilla, Agostino. Il servo di Dio Daniele Comboni vicario apostolico dell'Africa centrale, fondatore delle Missioni africane di Verona e delle Pie Madri della Nigrizia. 6^ edizione, 32° migliaio. Verona: Missioni Africane, 1949.

8vo (192x130 mm), editorial illustrated paper binding with dust cover; pp. 454, [2]; photo reproduction of the portrait of Daniel Comboni. Many illustrations in the text.

Daniel Comboni (15 March 1831 – 10 October 1881) was a Roman Catholic missionary to Africa and is a canonized saint.

References: IT\ICCU\LIA\0137574.

Condition

[1.]: Traces of use, some little brown spots to the binding; overall a good copy.
[2.]: Traces of use, little tears to the dust cover. Partially uncut leaves. A good copy.

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[Saints, Lives, Don Bosco, St. Daniel Comboni] 2 works

Auction ended on Thu, Jun 9, 2016
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