Memoir, Letters and Journal, of Elizabeth Seton, Covert to the Catholic Faith, and Sister of Charity 2 Volumes Bound as One
by Seton, Robert, editor
New York: P. O'Shea, 1870. Hardcover. Very Good -. Hardcover. Scarce. Inscribed by the editor in October 1870 on free front endpaper. A comprehensive compilation of the writings of Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), the first natural born United States citizen to be canonized by the Catholic church. She converted to Catholicism in 1805 after the death of her husband, with whom she had five children. Her legacy includes founding the first Catholic girls' school and founding the religious order, the Sisters of Charity. She was canonized in 1975. The editor, Robert Seton, was her grandson and a monsignor in the Catholic church. Bound in contemporary dark red cloth with title in gilt to spine and Elizabeth Seton to front cover. Spine is faded and chipped, and covers are bumped and stained. Front hinge is weak and rear hinge was partially split but has been repaired and the text block is tight, with gutter showing between the two volumes. Interior is clean and in very good condition. Volume I has frontis of Seton. Volume II has frontis of Saint Joseph's Academy near Emmitsburg MD. Red ink accession number on ffep. Volume I: 322 pages; Volume II: 311 pages. REL/070716. (Inventory #: 29568)
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