Hardcover, 68 pages, illustrated thorough.
Condition: Very good condition, bright and clean copy. Dust jacket shows several foxing but is very perfect, with no tears or crease. Page edges show slight foxing, but interior is close to as new condition.
From the Rule of St. Benedict we learn that an abbot is to furnish his brethren with things new and old. In the same spirit we present a new artist with an old theme. That the theme is traditional we might call to witness Chaucer and the medieval boys — whether carvers, illuminators, or versifiers — but though mockery is as old as art itself, and indeed as old as religion itself, there is something new in the present artist’s application of it.
Brother Choleric’s satire is quite without purpose — often quite without point. Bebunked his characters may be; debunked never. So if anyone sets up a wail about the reverence due to the religious habit, Brother Choleric can answer that his smils are all at the wearers, never at the habit they wear.