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Liturgical Latin, Its Origins and Character by Dr. Christine Mohrmann  86 pages

Original year of publication: 1957
Reprinted in the year: 2007

A great little book that gives a short but detailed explanation of Liturgical Latin in three chapters. Chapter One- Sacred and Hieratic Languages, Two- Early Christian Latin and the Origin of Liturgical Latin, Three- General Characteristics of Liturgical Latin. Written in an easy to read format so you don't have to be a historian or scholar to understand what is contained therein. A nice companion to a grammatical Latin course which rarely give any background to the development of the language.

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January 26, 2010

I ran across a reference to "Liturgical Latin, Its Origins and Character" on a blog that I happened to read and went about looking for it with my usual sources to no avail. I ran a search and came across your website. The price was reasonable and the delivery time was acceptable so I placed the order and to my surprise, the book appeared in much less time than was quoted. The quality was excellent and I heartily recommend this book for anyone who is concerned with our Sacred Liturgy. Thanks so much for the fine work that you are doing. I will bookmark your site and check with you on future items.
 

M.L. from Lebanon, KY


November 04, 2009

Dear Max,  I have received my order this minute - 3.30 p.m., Wednesday October 8 - with the greatest delight & gratitude to you for all you have done to make this possible.  At 89 years of age, now living in retirement, I am able to devote time to things dearest to my heart, such as what Christine Mohrmann & Fr. Hugh Pope have so well elucidated for us.  You have put into my hands these two indispensable aids to solve some questions for me.  God bless you for your kindness & generosity to me. 

 

L.D. from Corrinda, Queensland, Australia


THE IMITATION OF CHRIST IN LATIN
De Imitatione Christi by Thomas a Kempis  332 pages

Original year of publication: 1902
Reprinted in the year: 2010

We are proud to offer the Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi) in the original Latin. This treasured work of Thomas a Kempis is now available in a economical, accessible format. There are many editions of English translations of the Imitation in print- take your pick!  Like any translation, the original meaning can become clouded or distorted depending on how literal the translation is.  Since Latin is a "second language" for Roman Catholics, it is fitting that we should find ourselves able to read the great spiritual work of Thomas a Kempis in the original Latin. We consulted several different Latin editions of this work before choosing this one, which was published by Desclee in 1902. 

Since we have been unable to produce a high-quality reprint from the original edition we obtained, we have decided to re-typeset this book.  This valuable work needs to be preserved in a totally new typesetting, proper to it's importance and value throughout history. This may take us several months to a year to complete, but fortunately you do not have to wait that long to obtain this honored text. We have decided to go ahead and release the facsimile edition as-is, in expectation of the newly typeset edition which is forthcoming. We will also be offering a totally free download of the entire work, as a pdf e-book. Download it. The e-book is bookmarked for easy navigation from book to book and chapter to chapter.

 We are offering the printed edition in two different sizes.  Both in softcover, one in pocket size and one in large print.

Another thing we would like to mention is that De Imitatione Christi is also available from the Family of St. Jerome as an audio book (9 compact discs) Go to this link, click on the "VENALIA" link on the lower left, and then scroll to item number 20.

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Stock Number: 7402411
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THE PSALTER IN VULGATE LATIN AND DOUAY ENGLISH
The New Psalter with Interverse Translation by Rev. E.P. Graham, LL.D.  578 pages

Original year of publication: 1935
Reprinted in the year: 2010

So what makes this book so unique? Isn't it just the Psalms, presented in Latin and English? No. This book contains, in one handy volume, the entire Psalter of the Roman Breviary with the English text embedded in the Latin. Far different from other parallel texts available, this book allows one to study the translation of each particular verse as they read. This book will be an essential tool for anyone who is seeking better comprehension of the Vulgate Psalms. The Psalms are ordered according to the Psalter Pope Pius X, so this book will is suited for anyone using a Breviary from 1911 to 1962. There are two indices, an alphabetical and a numerical index to the entire Psalter. Also included are the 17 canticles of the Roman Breviary. Latin text is from the Vulgate Psalms, English is from the Douay-Rheims.

 

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May 28, 2010

Received the New Psalter today. Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for.

D.L. from Woden, ACT, Australia


April 19, 2010

My books arrived this morning! I am truly delighted with the books and the response time.

K.M. from London, England


April 19, 2010

I received the Psalter of the Roman Breviary much sooner than expected and want to thank you  for the superior service. The book is an excellent reprint, very well done.  Thanks again from a very satisfied customer!
 

W.R. from San Jose, CA


Latin-English Dictionary by William Smith, D.C.L. LL.D.  1214 pages

Original year of publication: 1881
Reprinted in the year: 2008

 

This comprehensive Latin-English dictionary is offered as a two volume set. These hardbound tomes are constructed with high quality binder's board covered with navy blue linen featuring gold lettering on the spine. The endsheets are constructed from cream 80# stock. The text is printed on cream 50# vellum finish pages. We have posted a photo gallery below with close-up pictures of the interior and exterior of these volumes. Please refer to our full description of the Latin-English Dictionary for much more information on this exciting new addition to our library.

 

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September 05, 2008

This customer ordered two sets!-

This is a difficult volume to find, and the quality of the reproduction is exceptionally good, especially considering the age of the exemplar. The perfect binding appears sturdy enough to stand up to repeated use, which this dictionary surely deserves. It is a beautifully produced edition at a very affordable price. Not only is this convenient dictionary useful in its own right (especially because of its many citations), but is also a very welcome companion to William Smith and Theophilus Hall's English-Latin Dictionary (currently available from Bolchazy-Carducci). Maximus Scriptorius has done Latinists and Latin students a great service in making this dictionary easily available once again.

P.D.S. from Montclair, New Jersey


July 24, 2008

We were pleased to receive this review from William Linney of Linney's Latin Class and Getting Started with Latin.

"...This unabridged dictionary, in two volumes, claims to have every Latin word in it, from all Latin literature.

I know that's an ambitious claim, so I tested it by looking up the most obscure word I could thing of: subnervo. I had trouble finding this word in any dictionary a few months back, and I doubted it would be in this dictionary. But lo and behold, there it was. The dictionary entry gave the literal meaning, the normal meaning, and even a figurative meaning, along with citations of Latin literature where the word could be found. I was very pleased to have such a resource on my shelf.

This dictionary is not cheap, but it's really worth having on your shelf if you translate texts of any kind..."

William Linney


July 16, 2008

Max,
Received the dictionary last Saturday. It took less than two weeks. That is a speedy service. Very happy with the good quality of the reprint. I like the handy size of the dictionary.
I own both Lewis and Short's A Latin Dictionary and Oxford Latin Dictionary. I can list the following uniqueness of the Smith's in comparison to the other two.
(1) Comparative philological remarks on some entries to aid linguistic cognition to other ancient and modern languages.
(2) All plant and animal words are given binomial Linnaean naming as part of their translation/definition.
In summary, great service and beautiful book.
W.C. from Potomac, Maryland


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