Half of the year has passed already?
As promised, we are now offering some of our books in hardcover. We have begun with the Fr. Diamond books, which continue to be so popular. Hardcovers are more expensive, but they look better, are more durable, and last longer.
Thanks to a theological library who has graciously provided us with the scans, The Place Names of the Roman Breviary in Latin and English by Rev. F.J. Pinkman is now available. Ever since we reprinted his other work Knots Untied of the Latin Psalter, we had been searching for a used copy Place Names, with no results. We are thankful to God and to the theological library who provided the scans that we can offer this short book once again.
UPCOMING: We are excited to say that we are planning to offer the Imitation of Christ in Latin (De Imitatione Christi). A kind patron of churchlatin.com has recommended that we reprint this important work. We have been told that the most recent reprinting of this book was done by the Vatican's publisher. It is a critical edition, without any images. The edition we are proposing to reprint will be beautifully illustrated. We hope that many will benefit from this beautiful book, cherished by Catholics second only to Holy Scripture itself, for the last 500 years. Update: The edition that was recommended to us to reprint produced unsatisfactory scans. All three copies of this particular edition (Macmilian, 1867) that we had access to had significant spotting/foxing in the text areas. We have located another edition from a bookseller in Italy which was produced by our favorite religious publisher, Desclee of Tornaci, Belgium. It is nearly ready for release.
We would also like to offer a very useful resource to those who pray or are learning to pray the Latin Psalter. We have obtained a nice copy of The New Psalter of the Roman Breviary with Interverse Translation by Rev. E.P. Graham, LL.D. The Vulgate Psalter presented in the order of the Hours of the Roman Breviary with the Douay Rheims translation embedded into it. A fine resource this will be. Should be ready by fall.
We are also continuing work on the Leander van Ess edition of the Vulgate. The original text quality is very poor. We are still working diligently on the scans.
VULGATE PROJECT: Update- We have obtained 2 copies of the formerly unknown to us 1881 edition. It is absolutely beautiful. Nice two color text with additional ornamental features. We have put up some sample scans here. We are considering this edition for reprinting instead of the 1901 edition. We also put together an informational page on the editions of the Vulgate that the Society of St. John the Evangelist printed between 1881 and 1901. We are still collecting feedback on this project and taking our time preparing for this major undertaking. We are in the process of getting a couple of quotes from a few different printers/binders. More updates to come.
Our work on all of these projects has been slowed by an outrageously demanding work schedule. An 80 hour week leaves very little time for publishing. We look forward to the winter months when much more time can be devoted to the republishing of these important works.
As always- if you have any questions about these projects, recommendations for new projects, or anything else. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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