A most interesting Merton pamphlet addition: The Pope of the Virgin Mary , (15 pages) published “with ecclesiastical approval” by The Marion Library, University of Dayton, Ohio. This format is exceedingly rare with only 2 others located on the WoldCat database of libraries.
An extraordinary recent find: Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1956), published by Victor Hammer’s Stamperia del Santuccio. This is a prayer printed on one sheet, French-folded, to make four printable pages (8 total). This copy is inscribed by Thomas Merton: “Very gratefully and with the promise of special
A very rare Merton book was added to this collection recently – arguably the rarest of all, with only 5 presentation copies printed. Here are the details: Waters of Silence (1950) published by Theodore Brun – limited deluxe presentation edition (number IV of V). Details: Leather, no jacket (as issued). A
I received the following inscription in a Merton related periodical from a former editor of a successful national quarterly literary journal (to which Merton had been a contributor in the 1960’s): “To Albert Romkema, A true voyager who has walked the walk (yes sir, big time) and who has created one of
This past year marked a shift of focus in the composition of the collection. Whereas over the past number of years I have mostly limited my search to Merton items alone, I have recently begun adding items from friends, family members, acquaintances and contemporaries of Merton. This has surely been
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