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London : Imprinted by Thomas Dawson for John Harison and George Byshop 1577
First edition in English of John Calvin’s commentaries on the Pauline Epistles. Octavo, bound in full speckled calf with raised bands to the spine, all edges red, rebacked. Title within architectual woodcut border, woodcut initials. In very good condition. First editions are rare.
New York : New Directions 1946
First edition of Thomas Merton’s second book. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"We often fail to grasp the seriousness of the menace to the jewish heritage involved in the modern ideology": First Edition of Mordecai Kaplan's A New Approach to Jewish Life; Inscribed by Him
New York : Hartmore House 1973
First edition of the early writings of one of the most influential philosophers in twentieth century American Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author, “To Mariam Greenberg, the lady with a new heart and a new spirit, Mordecai M. Kaplan.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear.
"Let my last end be like his!" First Edition of John Wesley's Sermon on the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield
London : J. and W. Oliver 1770
First edition of Wesley’s sermon preached at the funeral of fellow founder of Methodism, Reverend George Whitefield. Octavo, bound in contemporary calf with gilt ruling and title to the front panel. One of the three founders of the Methodist movement along with John and Charles Wesley, Whitefield gained widespread recognition during his 1740 journey to North American where he preached a series of revivals that became part of the “Great Awakening.” He preached nearly 20,000 sermons throughout his ministry, enthralling large audiences with a potent combination of drama and rhetoric. In very good condition.
Autograph quote signed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer. The quote reads, “Only at quite rare moments have I felt really glad to be alive. I could not but feel with a sympathy full of regret all the pain that I saw around me, not only that of men but that of the whole creation. From this community of suffering I have never tried to withdraw myself. It seemed to me a matter of course that we should all take our share of the burden of pain which lies upon the world.” Signed by Schweitzer beneath the quote. In fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Schweitzer. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17.5 inches. A unique example, rare and desirable signed by the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Photograph of Albert Schweitzer, signed “Albert Schweitzer 1949. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 9.5 inches.
Rare signed photograph of Albert Schweitzer, signed and dated by him, “Albert Schweitzer 1949.” Accompanied by an autograph letter signed in French to Mary Hebe Degler thanking her for her photographs and reporting that he is in recovery at the hospital. With the original transmittal envelope. In near fine condition. The photograph measures 3.5 by 2.5 inches.
London : Oxford University Press 1930
First edition of English Egyptologist and philologist Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with twenty-two plates and three hundred illustrations in the text. In near fine condition. A nice example.
Illinois : InterVarsity Press 2008
First edition of the 50th Anniversary edition of the Stott’s classic work, originally published in 1958. Octavo, original black boards. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For ____ with best wishes from John Stott.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Books signed by John Stott are uncommon.
Philadelphia : Sumptibus Johannis W. Moore 1849
First edition of the first Hebrew Bible printed in America with vocalized text. Quarto, original three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt title and tooling to the spine, all edges red. Text in Hebrew with preface in Latin by Issac Leeser, one of the most prominent and influential figures in American-Jewish history. In good condition with light rubbing to the extremities and crown of the spine. A very nice example of this rare and important piece of history.
Bibliotheca Magna Rabbinica de Scriptoribus & Scriptis Herbraicis, Ordine Alphabetico Hebraice, & Latine Digestis.
Rome : Typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide 1675-1694
First edition of this monumental work, the first systematic, all-inclusive bibliography of Jewish literature. Folio, 5 volumes, bound in contemporary calf, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Title pages printed in red and black, 10 tables printed in red and black in volume 2, music printing in volume 4, 2 engraved portraits, woodcut device on 4 title-pages, woodcut initials, head-and tail-pieces. First editions are scarce.
London : Viking Press 1991
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "Dear Derek with all love from John Julius Publication Day, 14.x.91." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Salisburgi : Typis Joannis Josephi Mayr 1728
Scarce 18th century example of the Canon of the Roman Mass, the oldest anaphora used in the Roman Rite of Mass. Folio, bound in full period red calf ornately decorated with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, gilt decorated central cross within elaborate gilt ruled cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in, patterned endpapers, two elaborate woodcut engraved title pages, text in black and red throughout with woodcut initials, illustrated with 3 full page engravings, leather page tabs. In very good condition. Scarce with only two copies found at OCLC.
London : Morgan & Scott 1875-1878
First editions of these works edited by J. Hudson Taylor regarding information on Chinese life. Quarto, 2 volumes, bound in original pictorial cloth, frontispiece, illustrated throughout, maps, gilt edges. Volume one covers July 1875 to December 1876. Volume two covers January 1878 to December 1878. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.