New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1924. Original black pebbled cloth (2 inches by 1 1/2 inches), gilt vignette, rounded corners, decorated endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine. Item #1116
"OUT OF THE DEPTHS I HAVE CRIED TO THEE, O LORD: LORD HEAR MY PRAYER"
Lovely miniature illustrated prayer book—measuring only 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches—produced by Benziger Brothers ("Printers to the Holy Apostolic See"). The Latin and English text, bordered throughout in a simple black frame, consists of private devotions and prayers at Mass, concluding with the Stations of the Cross. Illustrated with a fine frontispiece and three additional miniature engraved plates, placed at Prayers at Mass, Vesper Service, and The Holy Rosary. Printed in Belgium for distribution in America. Approbations, including the Imprimatur of Cardinal Hayes ("+Patr.J.Card.Hayes D.D. / Archb.of New York / New York Mar.24,1924").