The Acquisitions Table: The White Knight or The Rock of the Candle

Brother Joseph. The White Knight or The Rock of the Candle. (Brother James’s Library). Philadelphia: Henry McGrath, 1867.

American Catholic children’s literature is rare before 1850, and The White Knight exemplifies the modest boom in Catholic publishing after the Civil War. The back pages contain advertisements for the Catholic Pocket Library, and books for parochial libraries published in England, Ireland, and Scotland—giving us a glimpse into the transatlantic world of Anglo-American 19th-century Catholic publishing.

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