Thaw At The Vatican - Bernard Wall; Barbara Wall;Victor Gollancz, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded, top edge creased, slightly wrinkled. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The great second session of the Second Vatican Council, summoned by Pope John and continued by Pope Paul, took place from September to December 1963, and its decisions will be written into the annals of history. The purpose of the Council as a whole (and as John had envisaged it) was to bring the Church up to date. After presenting the historical background and explaining the points at issue between the “progressives” and the “conservatives”, and setting the stage (there is a remarkably visual chapter on Rome when the 2,424 Council Fathers arrive — their dress, the arrangements at St. Peter’s, etc.) the authors go straight into the business of the Council — into the great assembly chamber in St. Peter’s itself, it would seem, into the very heart of the controversial debate…”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages.