Constable, 1997, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
200 pages, preface by author, glossary and list of encyclicals, geography and index. Red coloured boards with silver gilt writing on the spine. A little bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the investiture of Pope John Paul XXIII, with yellow and white writing on the front panel and spine. A little rubbing and crinkling to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. "This book examines, sometimes critically, sometimes approvingly, the secular and religious work of all eight twentieth century popes -- men who have ensured that the papacy has played a more prominent role on the world's stage than at any time since the Middle Ages." -- from the front fold over blurb. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History ; Religion -- Christianity; ISBN: 0094767300. ISBN/EAN: 9780094767300. Inventory No: 0105147.