The first book is dated 1856, it is leather bound with an embossed cross. The pages are timeworn and in places a bit ragged from use as you would expect from a book over 160 years old. 12cm or 5" long.
The second is a Missel is extremely special as it is from Lourdes. The pages are decorated with colour images from Lourdes. Inside I found a picture slip, a poem and a lovely souvenir petal, there may be more. It is dated 1923, leather bound with an enmbossed image of Our Lady of Lourdes and pilgrims. It has had the silver initials BA applied. Clearly this has been treasured and revered.
The binding is lose from use. 15cm or 6" long.
The third book is also leather bound and comes in a case. It is dated 1957 with a splendid opening illustration, the rest in black and white. With golden highlights and page ends and it's embossed cover, it shows a little age related wear but is in good condition. 15cm or 6" long.