Reading PA: Gedruckt bei Arnold Puwelle, 1849.
Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #14899
Modern rebind, library emboss on title page with no other library markings, light tone and foxing, older owner's signature on title page, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; German language translation of two works by Catholic priest and emigre Russian aristocrat Prince Gallitzin, who founded the first English-speaking Catholic community west of the Allegheny Mountains, Loretto, Pennsylvania. Gallitzin wrote these tracts in defence of Catholicism in reaction to the popularity of anti-Catholic public sentiment in the United States. The translation was by German Catholic priest Peter Henry Lemcke, who served as an assistant to Gallitzin and later his biographer. Quite uncommon German language printing of Gallitzin's controversial works. ; Ex-Library; 214 pages.