In Defense of Purity: An Analysis of the Catholic Ideals of Purity and Virginity

HILDEBRAND, Dietrich von

Published by New York: Sheed and Ward, Inc., 1935
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING. 12mo., 196 p. NF/VG. Red cloth boards show minimal wear to extremities. Binding and corners are tight; pages are all clean and unmarked. Mylar-protected dust jacket is rubbed with some chipping and nicks to extremities. Back is a little browned and dust-stained. Original price of $2.25 to inside bottom flap. Hildebrand's philosophical treatise "expounds the Catholic idea of purity and virginity in a plain, outspoken way, free from prudery. The striking feature of the book is its positive point of view. It is not a statement of mere prohibitions; it shows how the sexual life rightly used contributes to a full individuals life." A very scarce title in its first state w/ dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000428

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Title: In Defense of Purity: An Analysis of the ...

Publisher: New York: Sheed and Ward, Inc.

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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I, the Andalusia Bookman, have a stock of over 100,000 covering a wide range of items specializing in 19th and 18th c. illustrated books, chromolithos, Philadelphiana, rare anthropology, early hermeneutics, Natural history, first editions and signed items, Beat lit, '60's material, unusual occult, erotica and esoterica. This is my personal collection from which I am de-accessing most everything, including a vast amount of ephemera, art work (steel engravings, pouchoir, collotype), movie posters (of the 1940's - 50's) and a mass of important 19th c. bound periodicals (Oology to Archeology, Mathematics, Botany, Knitting), and 20th c. Art journals, Italian Fascist publications, etc., culled from Walter J. Johnson's liquidation, as well as a collection rare jazz records, including 100's of Boogie Woogie and BeBop '78s, And much more, just ask. I was previously established as The Book Merchants, the Philadelphia's Riverside Book Fair and 30th Street Station Book Fair. In 1991 I purchased the stock of Samuel Kleinman's legendary Schuylkill Book and Curio Shop of 4207 Lancaster Ave., Phila. PA.

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Make checks out to David L. Miller. This is not a company but my individual activity. These are books of my own library that I am selling. David L Miller, at 908 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020, phone # 215-531-3679
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