“Missals are old liturgical books with instructions for mass. I'm not a religious person, I didn’t grow up Catholic, and I didn’t even know what a missal was back then, but I think they're beautiful. I got my first one from a book vendor at a flea market in San Francisco — he’s not there anymore — who had this big truck where every book was a dollar. It didn’t matter how collectible or how cheap and ratty it was. Missals are quite small (2x4 to 2x5 inches) so you can carry them in your pocket. The paper is really thin, many are written in German, and the text is in some gorgeous Fraktur font. Some have illustrations inside too. In fact, might be interesting to open the next four up and show the insides, which are just as beautiful as the outsides.”
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Missals are old liturgical books with instructions for mass. I'm not a religious person, I didn’t grow up Catholic, and I didn’t even know what a missal was back then, but I think they're beautiful. I got my first one from a book vendor at a flea market in San Francisco — he’s not there anymore — who had this big truck where every book was a dollar. It didn’t matter how collectible or how cheap and ratty it was. Missals are quite small (2x4 to 2x5 inches) so you can carry them in your pocket. The paper is really thin, many are written in German, and the text is in some gorgeous Fraktur font. Some have illustrations inside too. In fact, might be interesting to open the next four up and show the insides, which are just as beautiful as the outsides.”