Copyright 1941 Benziger Brothers, this is a Priest's Latin missal for celebrating a Mass for the Dead.....completely in Latin. The first page translates as : Mass for the Dead, taken from the Roman Missal, added Rites of Absolutions for the Dead, from the Roman Ritual. The next page is "signed" by the Archbishop of New York(Neo-Eboracensis)Francis Joseph. This wonderful missal does show some wear, mostly on the outer binding and the tabs on edges of pages....but the book itself has a very sturdy front and back, with gold-stamped cross on front and back. The pages are actually in very good vintage condition....I do not notice any tears...a little discoloration to some pages, but the text is clear and strong. I have enjoyed going thru this and tried to recite some of the phrases....brings back many memories of my early grammar school days when some Masses were said in Latin. Measures 13" by 9.1/4".