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First Edition of Thomas Merton's Seasons of Celebration: Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965.
First edition of this work by Merton. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 69959
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1962.
First edition of the definitive text on Merton's thought and development. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anita Walker Scott.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 110470
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1950.
First edition of Merton's interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 67983
“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": Autobiography of A Yogi
New York: The Philosophical Library, 2005.
Reprint of one of the most important spiritual books of the twentieth century, Octavo, original wrappers. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 135452
"From my youth I had greatly desired to see the Holy land and tread, if ever so distantly, in the footsteps of my Lord and Master": First edition of Clara Huston Miller's High Places of Sacrifice
Philadelphia: Self Published, 1922.
First edition of Clara Huston Miller's detailed memoir of her pilgrimages to the most important holy places of sacrifice throughout the world. Octavo, original half cloth over boards, illustrated throughout with photographs. In very good condition.
Price: $85.00 Item Number: 89033
"Patriotism, honor, glory, and national prosperity are terms to which the Christian and the mere politician attach different ideas": Second edition of American abolitionist William Jay's A Review of the Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co, 1849.
Second edition of American abolitionist and jurist William Jay's classic antiwar treatise. Octavo, original publisher's cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In good condition with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 82412
Paris: Arthaud, 1955.
First edition of Merton's work on monastic life and preparation for death. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with photographs, with the rare original dust jacket laid in. In very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 95366
“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
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907.
First edition, first issue of Clemens' collected essays on Christian Science with frontispiece dated 1906, preliminaries with 17 titles on list of "Uniform Editions" on the copyright page, and the list of illustrations on page (iii) set in six lines (including the heading). BAL 3497. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece. From the library of William Safire with his bookplate to the pastedown. William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter and a close friend of the then Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin. Safire joined Nixon’s campaign for the 1960 Presidential race, and again in 1968.…
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 132377
San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1999.
First edition of this work by theologians Borg and Wright. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Borg on the front free endpaper prior to publication, "Dec. '98 To Maren, From one who knows yours parents, and with best wishes. Marcus Borg." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 101663
"The search of your life is the search for your life": First Edition of Erwin McManus' Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit; Inscribed by Him
Nashville : Nelson Books, 2008.
Early printing of this early work by McManus. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Dan- Live your story Leave a mark! Erwin McManus." In very good condition with some highlighting. Cover design by Joby Harris.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 136213
First Edition of N.T. Wright's For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church; Inscribed by Him
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Erdmans Publishing Company, 1997.
First edition of this "passionate and thoughtful book" (The Library Journal). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Jacqueline with love Tom." In fine condition. Cover design by Lorraine White.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 100861
London: The Brotherhood Publishing Co, 1897.
First edition of Tchertkoff's work on the persecution of the Doukhobors. Octavo, original wrappers. In good condition.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 135138
First Edition of John C. Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership; Inscribed by Him in the year of Publication
New York: Center Street, 2011.
First edition of this inspirational work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the title page, "To Melody J. Maxwell 12.11." Very good in a very good dust jacket, marginalia. Jacket design by Brand Navigation.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 141311
“The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation": First Edition of C.S. Lewis' Surprised by Joy: The Shape of my Early Life
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956.
First American edition of Lewis' spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Philip Grushkin.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 140473
New York: Pantheon Books, 1990.
First edition of this spellbinding collection of tales of the far North. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Angela Skouras.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 135334