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“The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux": First Edition of Autobiography of A Yogi; Inscribed by Yogananda Paramhansa
New York: The Philosophical Library, 1946.
First edition of one of the most important spiritual books of the twentieth century, Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "With blessings Paramhansa Yogananda Dec 10, 46. LA." Preface by Walter Evans-Wentz. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Exceptionally rare signed and in the original dust jacket.
Price: $18,000.00 Item Number: 144018
“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you": First Edition of Mere Christianity; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1952.
First edition of this classic C.S. Lewis work, which was adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between 1942 and 1944. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with reinforcement to the verso. Rare in the original dust jacket.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 143991
Select Poetry: Chiefly on Subjects Connected with Religion; finely bound with a fore-edge painting of St. Saviour's church in London
London: R. B. Seeley, 1830.
Finely bound poetry collection decorated with a concealed fore-edge painting. 18mo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt fleuron cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, decorated with a concealed fore-edge painting of St. Saviour's church in London. In very good condition.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 142387
"There is no other fire but this, This speck of life, this fading spark": The Screwtape Letters; signed by C.S. Lewis with an inscription of his poem The Salamander
London: Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 1945.
Early printing of Lewis' classic novel of spiritual conflict, one of his most celebrated works; signed by him with his poem The Salamader in the year it was published in The Spectator. Octavo, original publisher's cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "C. S. Lewis" and inscribed by him on the final free endpaper with an inscription of his poem The Salamander which was published in the same year (1945) in The Spectator, "The Salamander I stared in to the fire: - blue waves of shuddering hear that rose and fell and blazing ships and binding caves Canyons…
Price: $30,000.00 Item Number: 143837
Extra-illustrated first edition of Robert Southey's The Pilgrim's Progress With a Life of John Bunyan; elaborately bound in full morocco by bayntun riviere
London: John Murray and John Major, 1830.
First edition of A Pilgrim's Progress to include Southey's Life of Bunyan, extra-illustrated with 15 plates, 6 in color. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, triple gilt ruling and decorative borders to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Bunyan, illustrated with two engravings by William Raymond Smith after paintings by John Martin and woodcut illustrations in text by Charles Nesbit. This copy extra-illustrated with 15 plates, 6 in color. Southey's biography of Bunyan reinvigorated interest in…
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 133036
A LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF PRINTING, AND ONE OF THE GREATEST ILLUSTRATED BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED: FIRST EDITION OF THE MONUMENTAL NUREMBERG CHRONICLE; Published in 1493 and containing over 1800 splendid woodcuts illustrating the history of the world from the Creation of man to the invention of the printing press
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493.
First edition of the most fully realized illustrated book of the fifteenth century and one of the most impressive volumes ever published. Imperial folio, bound in three quarter calf with five raised bands to the spine, morocco title labels lettered in gilt to the spine and front panel, copiously illustrated with 1,809 splendid woodcuts by Wohlgemuth and Pleydenwurff (the teachers of Durer), some full page, others double-page, illustrating Schedel's year-by-year account of notable events in world history from the Creation to the year of publication, including the creation of Adam and Eve, birth of Jesus Christ, invention of printing at Mainz,…
Price: $92,000.00 Item Number: 143505
The Holy Bible Containing The Old and New Testaments, According to the Publick Version; with Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References.
London: Printed by C. Baldwin; And Published by L. B. Seeley; John Hatchard; and Robert Baldwin, 1812-1814.
New edition of influential English preacher and author Thomas Scott's popular commentary on the Holy Bible, originally published serially in 174 parts printed weekly beginning in January 1788. Herbert 1366. Quarto, 6 volumes bound in full contemporary diced calf with gilt stamping and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, triple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. In very good condition. A very nice example.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 143737
First edition, association copy of Das Neue Ghetto; inscribed by Theodor Herzl to fellow Zionist Heinrich Elchanan York-Steiner
Wein: Verlag Der "Welt", 1897.
First edition of Herzl's popular politically-charged drama, written several years before Der Judenstaat and praised by Max Nordau and Sigmund Freud. Octavo, original printed wrappers. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication opposite the title page, "Herrn Heinrich Steiner zur freundlichen Erinnerung Th. Herzl." The recipient, Hungarian author and publisher Heinrich Elchanan York-Steiner was a prominent Zionist. He participated in all phases of early Zionist activity and was instrumental in convening the First Zionist Congress as well as conceptualizing and organizing the publication of Die Welt, the newspaper that became the official organ of the World…
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 143510
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.
New York: American Bible Society, 1816.
Early 19th century American King James Bible. Quarto, bound in half morocco by the Harcourt Bindery with gilt title to the spine, five raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 143804
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.
New-York: Stereotyped by E. and J. White, For the "American Bible Society", 1819.
Early 19th century American King James Bible. Royal octavo, bound in full polished calf by the Harcourt Bindery with gilt ruling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. In very good condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 143810
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism.
New York: Alcoholics Anonymous, 1939.
First edition of Bill Wilson’s classic work, one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the spine lightly toned, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by the Harcourt Bindery. An exceptional example.
Price: $55,000.00 Item Number: 143075
“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you": First Edition of Mere Christianity; Finely Bound by the Harcourt Bindery
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1952.
First edition of this classic C.S. Lewis work, which was adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between 1942 and 1944. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, gilt signature to the front panel, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. First editions are uncommon.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 143027
FIRST EDITION OF The World of Albert Schweitzer; with a RARE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF ALBERT SCHWEITZER DURING HIS YEARS AS A MEDICAL MISSIONARY IN AFRICA SIGNED BY HIM AND AN ADDITIONAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH NOTE
The World of Albert Schweitzer: A Book of Photographs by Erica Anderson. [With] Albert Schweitzer Autograph Note and Signed Photograph.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1955.
First edition of this magnificent volume of 169 photographs recording Albert Schweitzer's life and work; with a rare black and white photograph of Albert Schweitzer on a bank of the Ogooué River, signed by him, "Albert Schweitzer." Also accompanied by a letter in English from Schweitzer's nurse and personal secretary Ali Silver to Fred and Eleanor Peck, on the bottom portion of which Schweitzer has added an autograph note in French which translates into English as, "Dear Sir, dear Madam, I thank you from the heart for the medicines for my hospital. Let me also tell you how much I…
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 142709
Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Des Alten und Neuen Testaments. Bie Foide von Herrnn Doctor Martin Luther. [18th Century German Martin Luther Bible].
Nuremberg: Endter, 1788.
Eighteenth century printing of the Martin Luther Bible; the first Bible in the German language originally translated by Martin Luther in 1534, considered the foundation of the modern German language. Folio, bound in full pig elaborately stamped in blind with brass cornerpieces, illustrated with numerous engravings in-text, including many 1/3 page and a number of full-page, additional engraved title. In very good condition.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 142643
“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell": C.S. Lewis' The Problem of Pain
London: The Centenary Press, 1940.
Early printing of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition, contemporary name to the front free endpaper.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 143627
The Holy Bible: Containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out Of The Original Tongues and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, With Marginal Notes and References. Together With The Apocrypha.
Lunenburg, MA: Published and Sold by Edmund Cushing, 1829.
Early 19th century American Family Bible, printed by Edmund Cushing of Lunenburg Massachusetts. Quarto, bound in full modern morocco, illustrated with plates. The Frederick Kingsley Family Bible with family notes and a number of documents of provenance laid in. In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 142191
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with the Former Translations diligently Compared and Revised By the Special Command of King James I, of England.
Printed at the Press in Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1791.
The first quarto edition of the Holy Bible printed in America, printed by Isaiah Thomas, one of the most important printers of the early Republic. Quarto, bound in full early morocco with five raised bands to the spine, later morocco spine label lettered in gilt, discreetly rebacked, illustrated with two frontispieces and with numerous plates. Printed by Isaiah Thomas who also printed the first folio edition of the Holy Bible in America that same year. In very good condition with the frontispiece trimmed and laid down, title remargined, occasional closed tears and marginal chipping in places, some plates with chipped…
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 142559
"The Bible degrades Woman from Genesis to Revelation & yet women believe it was written by the fingers of God"; The Woman's Bible; inscribed by American suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton
New York: European Publishing Company, 1898.
Rare early printings of The Woman's Bible, both volumes lengthily inscribed by famed American suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton who chaired the committee that published the work. Octavo, two volumes, Part I: third edition - ten thousand, Part II: first edition - ten thousand. Both parts are presentation copies, lengthily inscribed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Part I is inscribed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Miss Mary .... compliments of Elizabeth Cady Stanton 250 West 94th New York 1899 We much read the Bible as we do all other books that have emanated from the brain of man with no special divine authority."…
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 142839
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues.
Charlestown, Massachusetts: Printed by and for Samuel Etheridge, 1803.
First edition of this King James Family Bible printed by Samuel Etheridge of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Quarto, bound in full period paneled calf, rebacked with a morocco spine label lettered in gilt, illustrated with 8 full-page engravings and folding map of the Holy Land. From the library of Nathaniel and Anna Loomis with their genealogical notes in the family record at rear. In very good condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 142810