Pastoral Letters of Cardinal Bourne from 1919 - 1923 by Cardinal Bourne
No dust jacket. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Contains 20 letters of Cardinal Bourne, each paginated differently. Also 5 typed letters, additional ephemera and errata inserts. Contents dated between 1919-1923. Stamps to front endpapers. Rough cut pages are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Significant surface tears to both title pages. Binding has remained firm. Ephemera varies in size and text block is a little uneven from multiple texts bound together. Boards have been heavily rub worn with some noticeable shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are bumped and a noticeably frayed and spine ends are crushed, with some small splits and chips. Spine tiles are a little chipped. Cloth is a little bubbled in places. Moderate tanning to spine and edges. Boards are moderately bowed. Book has a prominent forward lean. Water marks to boards and spine.