Catholic World Volume 10

Catholic World Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... and enlarged, by the translator of The Bird. With 160 illustrations. London, Edinburgh, and New York: T. Nelson & Sons. 1869. This is a companion book to the ATysteries of the Ocean, and the best notice we can give this elegantly printed and illustrated volume is to let the author, in his preface, speak for himself: "The area of our present work would be very limited if we understood the word desert in its more rigorous signification; for we should then have only to consider those desolate wildernesses which an inclement sky and a fertile soil seem to exclude for ever from man's dominion. But by a license which usage authorizes, we are able to attribute to this term a much more extended sense; and to call deserts not only the sandy seas of Africa and Asia, the icy wastes of the poles, and the inaccessible crests of the great mountain-chain, but all the regions where man has not planted his regular communities or permanent abodes; where earth has never been appropriated, tilled, and. subjected to cultivation; where nature has maintained her inviolability against the encroachments of human industry." The author has made a most interesting and instructive work, one that can be read with much interest and profit. His description of the mountain regions of the world is especially good. New York Illustrated. New York: D. Apple ton & Co. A very good description of New York City. The illustrations of its churches, public and other buildings, are well executed, and the description of each must prove a valuable assistance to strangers visiting our city. An Historical Sketch Of The OrDer Of St. Dominic; Or, A MemoRial To The French People._ By the Rev. Father Lacordaire, Member of the same Order, of the French Institute, etc. New York: P....show more

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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 894g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618599
  • 9781236618597