London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1957. First edition. Octavo, original white paper boards, original dust jacket. Nearly-fine book with only mild offsetting to free endpapers. Dust jacket with moderate edge-wear. Very good indeed. Item #92
First edition of this splendidly illustrated biography of the founder of the Order of Preachers and a Doctor of the Church. The Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans, was founded by the Spanish priest Dominic de Guzman in the 13th century. In 2016, the Dominicans (sometimes referred to as "Domini canes," or "Hounds of the Lord") celebrated a Jubilee Year, marking the 800th anniversary of the official foundation of the Order. Fifth in the photographer Von Matt's series of deluxe pictorial biographies of the saints (St. Pius X. St. Francis of Assisi, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Bernadette). Translated from the French by Gerard Meath, O. P. With "Map Illustrating the Travels of St. Dominic 1215-1221" by Sebastian Bullough, O. P. Approbations.