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In 1927, the publisher P.J. Kenedy & Sons published the book "Things Catholics are Asked About" which has 37 chapters.

Given the 1927 publishing date, I strongly suspect that the book is now in the public domain but I have not been able to find an archived PDF copy from a website in the Internet. About 10 years ago I found a website which has an online digital edition with a 1999 copyright by Michael A. Gallagher. The web page had 37 chapter buttons, whereupon clicking on one of them caused the entire chapter to appear. But I have no longer been able to find that site.

It seems that I can obtain a used printed copy of the book here but I prefer a digital version, if it exists.

QUESTION: Does anyone know where I may obtain a digital copy of "Things Catholics are Asked About" by Fr. Martin J. Scott, S.J., originally published in 1927 by P. J. Kenedy & Sons?

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  • It seems that Refuge of Sinners Publishing, Inc. has reprinted it in 2011 so possibly renewed the copyright. Also, a 1999 copyright would still be valid.
    – Dan
    Jan 4, 2023 at 22:05
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    @Dan That is on Amazon with no "look inside." Likely, if they have a copyright at all, it is a copyright on the typesetting, not on the content. Besides, it seems that the book is out of print as only two used copies are available. amazon.com/Things-Catholics-Are-Asked-About/dp/B006LQKK8Y
    – user60376
    Jan 4, 2023 at 22:39
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    Chapter XVIII "The Mass" is online.
    – Geremia
    Jan 5, 2023 at 0:35
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    @Dan Reference-request is a tag on this site; also, the book was published by P. J. Kenedy & Sons in 1927, which was a Baltimore and New York publishing company since the 19th century. Hence, the book being published in America, and, more than 95 years elapsing from the original publication---puts it in the public domain. Non-typographical copyright, therefore, should not be a concern.
    – user60376
    Jan 5, 2023 at 16:32
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    @Dan 123 questions are tagged [resource-request] so far.
    – Geremia
    Jan 5, 2023 at 23:59

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See this web archive of http://mafg.home.isp-direct.com/cquescnt.htm

Copyright © 1927 P.J. Kenedy & Sons
Online Digital Edition Copyright © 1999 by Michael A. Gallagher

EPUB version

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  • Many, many thanks for finding this.
    – user60376
    Jan 8, 2023 at 15:05

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