So, I decided to first look for a new edition of one of my favorite books The True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin by St. Louis-Marie De Montfort. I had a one volume complete collection of his works, which was really beautiful, but it, unfortunately, was a casualty in the great flood of August 11th, 2014. So, I did a quick Amazon search for True Devotion and there popped up the Baronius edition. I'll be honest, I had forgotten that they had re-published it. So, I decided to order it, assuming it would be of high quality. I was surprised to find he price was only a bit over $20.00.
There is a lovely yellow ribbon included, which makes it very suitable to daily devotional reading. As with the majority of the volumes Baronius publishes, there are head and tail bands as well as endpapers. I love endpapers. One of things I miss about my Knox Bible, which I had rebound in goatskin by Leonard's, is the missing endpapers that needed to come out. The ones here in the True Devotion add a nice touch of class and elegance to this book.
Along with the text, itself, there is a preface from Baronius Press, as well as one from the translator Fr. Faber. Also, there is a Letter to the Clergy (1883) from Herbert, the bishop of Salford. In the appendix, there is a supplement on How to Practise this Devotion in Holy Communion and an act of Consecration to Jesus by the hands of Mary.
Overall, I really admire the work and craftsmanship that went into this volume. The price for this lovely volume is remarkable as well. I would think it would easily be sold for over $30.00. I have been using it everyday since it arrived and plan on getting some of their other editions in the future. You can check their website to see which ones are currently available. They sell-out quickly, so if there is something you like, I'd advise that you get it. Some of them will be printed again, but which ones and how many is uncertain.