Chicago: The Priory Press, . Hardcover. Foreword by James P. Shannon. Small 4to. Grey cloth with blue lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxi, 329pp. Large foldout map tipped to rear pastedown. Very good/very good. Item #48757
Tight, quite nice facsimile reprint of the 1915 first English language edition. Mazzuchelli (1806-64) was a Milanese clergyman who became a pioneering and influential missionary and architect in southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois. This unusual copy is inscribed and signed large and bold in black ink on front flyleaf "To: Mother Mary Matilda -- / With my prayers and joyful / wishes this feast day / Msgr. Justin A. Driscoll / April 8, 1967." Driscoll (1920-84) served as president of Loras College in Duquque, Iowa from1967 to 1970 and as Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota from 1970 to 1984. Mild ex-library copy, with very few and discreet markings.