Luche, Abbé; Thein, John. The Catechism of Rodez explained in form of sermons: A work equally useful to the Clergy, Religious Communities, and Faithful; Translated and adapted to the wants of the American Public by Rev. John Thein. St. Louis: B. Herder, 1904. Second Edition.
Dark red publisher's cloth, 6 1/2 x 9, backstrip dull with old faint stain. Former owner's ink name stamp on the front paste-down, top page edges dusty, 528 clean and unmarked pp., tight.
Good. Hardcover. 
Imprimatur: † J. J. Glennon, Archbishop of St. Louis. A book expressly designed to teach Catholic doctrine to the faithful - it went through many editions in the first half of the 20th century.
"The object has been to sum up the points of doctrine and to condense them in such a manner that the preacher may go over them all, in the pulpit, within the space of four years at most, as the spiritual well-being of his congregation my require; to avail myself of the assistance of the most accredited Catechists, such as Noel, Cambournac, Guillois, Couturier, Guillet, Canisius, Bressenvido, Reinerie, etc., and to support myself on the contemporary theology of Gousset and Gury; to set forth the truths and to give the practical details with simplicity, clearness, and method, in order to put them within the compass of the most ordinary intelligences; finally to dispose the form of my instructions in such a manner that, by the unity of the subject, the connection of the ideas, and an uniformity of style, they may serve as well for sermons as for catechetical instructions." - from the Author's Preface.