1877 "Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged" stated on title page; Benziger Brothers publishers "Printers To The Holy Apostolic See"; hardbound; many black and white drawings/illustrations; quite good condition with tight binding; minor edge wear; hand-written note inside: "A present of my dear ... June 9, 1877".
Description, excerpt from Preface -
"This book does not claim to be a history of the Pontificate of Pius the Ninth. Such a work could not be compressed within the limited dimensions of the present volume, and would require an access to documents not within my reach, as well as more time and attention than could be conscientiously spared from a large field of ministerial labor. I have merely sought to place in the hands of the general reader a story of exalted virtue ; of meekness, firmness, humility, self-respect, patience, courage, faith in God, devotion to the Blessed Virgin, unbounded charity towards all men ; in a word, to place in the hands of the reader a history akin to the Life of a Saint. "