Estate sale find! Very sweet Souvenir of First Communion Catholic missal - written in Latin and French, retailed by B.R. Finney on Royal Street in New Orleans. This was presented to little Evelyn Louviere on 29 June 1913. Contains Morning prayers, prayers to the Saints, various novenas and all the Prayers of the Mass. She put a lock of blond hair in the book (as found). We will leave or remove it for the purchaser (just let us know what you prefer). She also wrote in notes in the last couple of pages regarding the deaths of her mother and sister (in French).
Front and back covers have a nice embossed design, you can still see gilding on page edges, clasp works fine. 447 pages. Gently used.