The Moveable Feasts, Fasts, and Other Annual Observances of the Catholic Church
This book is an amazing find! Printed in 1774 and rebound at some point (date unknown) just one year after Alban Butler (the well-known author of Butler's Lives of the Saints) died in 1773. Book is in Fair-Poor condition. Book is separated from binding. Pages are have yellowing and fading with blotches that are to be expected of a book of this age. Binding, while not attached to the cover, is tight. There is a written note inside on title page "ed. by Bp. Challoner" but that is not printed officially in the book.
Other copies of this book, printed around the same year are listed at $153, $249, & $499!
The Moveable Feasts, Fasts, and Other Annual Observance of the Catholic Church: a Posthumous Work of the Late Rev. Alban Butler.
The authors object was to make a supplement to the Lives of the Saints, by presenting every thing necessary to be known concerning the moveable Feasts, Fast, and other annual observances of the Catholic Church, not sufficiently noticed in that Work. This work, with the most solid instruction, presents an extraordinary quantity of erudition, and must satisfy the taste of the pious Christian, enlightened scholar, and eminent divine. However valuable this Work has been considered in its original state, its value is considerably enhanced by the addition of what has been deemed necessary to complete it, according to the desire of the gifted Author. The Treatise on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and of the Sacred Heart, are here for the first time presented to the public; and, with the Index affixed, will no doubt render it still more acceptable.
516 page book.