Sunday, October 17, 2010

1947 book cover image of Matt Talbot

This is the book cover for the 1947 edition of Matt Talbot, Alcoholic by Fr. Albert H. Dolan, O.Carm. published by Carmelite Press. (The 1948 edition had a dark blue color with just the title and author's name). This was the first American published book on Matt Talbot

An almost identical cover (but with Matt wearing a hat and without the chain) appeared on the cover of Piety in Overalls: The Story of Matt Talbot, Dublin Laborer (Franciscan Herald Press, 1930) by Robert John Bayer.