* The True Hero and Other Poems by Alexander Laing. Glasgow, Morison Brothers, 1893. Many works have a decided political bent. A ‘Trilogy on the extension of the franchise, 1886’ is written in the voices of the Commons, the Lords, and the People. In ‘Father Christmas Turns Socialist’, Laing attacks trickle-down economics – ‘these droppings through a sieve / From purse-proud upper classes’ – and the volume closes with an ‘Ode to Socialism’.
* Neueröffnete Himmels-Schule... by Martialis Keller. Augsburg, Matthäus Riegers, 1793. Rare later edition of this educational and devotional work by the Bavarian Benedictine Martialis Keller, containing prayers, exercises and points of doctrine, and illustrated with attractive engravings, this copy in a contemporary local binding. Divided into twelve parts, the Newly-opened School of Heaven provides the reader with morning and evening prayers; prayers for Mass and Communion; prayers to the Blessed Sacrament, the Trinity, Christ, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, and numerous saints; and prayers for Advent, Christmas, New Year, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, as well as for ‘the consolation of poor souls in Purgatory’. No copies traced in the UK or US.