Lives Of The Saints [NOOK Book]

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Lives Of The Saints
by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. edition

With Reflections for Every Day in the Year --This text refers to the Paperback  edition.

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Overview

Lives Of The Saints
by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. edition

With Reflections for Every Day in the Year --This text refers to the Paperback  edition.

For additional information on publishing your books on iPhone and iPad please visit www.AppsPublisher.com
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012151353
  • Publisher: Apps Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 671,997
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

"Alban Butler (October 24 NS, 1710 - St-Omer, France May 15, 1773), English Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer, was born at Appletree, Northamptonshire.

He was educated at the English college, Douai, where on his ordination to the priesthood in 1735 he held successively the chairs of philosophy and divinity. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, held several positions as tutor to young Roman Catholic noblemen, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at St Omer, where he remained till his death.

Butler's great work, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints ("Butler's Lives"), the result of thirty years study (first published in four volumes, London, 1756-1759), has passed through many editions and translations (best edition, including valuable notes, Dublin, 12 vols. 1779-1780). It is a popular and compendious reproduction of the Acta Sanctorum, exhibiting great industry and research, and is in all respects the best compendium of Acta in English.

In 1745 Butler was commissioned to act as tutor and guide to George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his two brothers, James and Thomas Talbot, both afterwards Catholic bishops, on the Grand Tour. On his return he acted as Catholic mission priest in his native Midlands. He acted as chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk, whose nephew and heir, the Hon. Edward Howard, Butler accompanied to Paris as tutor. While he was in Paris, Butler completed his Lives.

See An Account of the Life of A. B. by C. B., i.e. by his nephew Charles Butler (London, 1799); and Joseph Gillow's Bibliographical Dictionary of English Catholics, vol. i.

Notes on the first edition of 1756-1759: This edition was printed initially in 4 octavo volumes, with no stated publisher or author's name. However they were so thick that they were usually bound in more volumes than that. There were actually 6 title pages since Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 both have a ""part II"" issued thus: vol. I, vol. II, vol. III, vol. III part II, vol. IV, and vol. IV part II. Each "volume" contained three months of the liturgical calendar's Saints' lives. "
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Wonderful book, beautiful pictures

    This book actually DOES have pictures. The sample omits them, but the actual book has them. But even without the pictures, the book would be worth every penny. Alban Butler is a good author with a lot of knowledge about the saints; he is what makes this book the best saint book of all time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    amazing book and paintings

    great book, and there are a lot of beautiful paintings of the saints in this version.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Recommend

    The book gives a thumbnail sketch of the lives of many of the old-time saints. I read about a few each night for devotional purposes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Clean text, good read, easy to follow by date, no pictures

    But don't buy it for the pictures like the other person said, because there are none aside from the cover. The dates are not quite the same as on my traditional calendars, which might be because of leap year or might be because of the new order. But I bought this version because the first review said lots of pictures and I wish I had known the truth before I paid.

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