Lives of Saints, with Excerpts from their Writings. Introduction by Father Thomas Plassmann, OFM. Editorial supervision by Father Joseph Vann, OFM. New York: J. J. Crawley, 1954.
French technique binding sewn on flattened cords, laced into boards and covered in a variety of hues of blue leather, mostly goatskin. Tooling and titling in carbon, 23k gold, and dark blue foils. Edge-to-edge goatskin doublures, flyleaves of navy blue paper with texture echoing the vertical wrapping of leather on exterior of book. Hand-sewn, French style headbands, watercolor top edge in a variety of blues. The design incorporates numerous classic metaphors for achieving spiritual enlightenment.