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New York: Block Publishing Co, 1941.
First edition in English of Herzl’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Translated from the original German by Lotta Levensohn. With a preface by Stephen S. Wise. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 135944
Black and white photograph of Mother Teresa, boldly signed by her, "God bless you M. Teresa mc." In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 16 inches.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 134698
London: Robert Barker, 1602.
Early 17th century printing of Robert Barker's Geneva Bible including the Apocrypha, published a decade prior to the King James. Quarto, bound in full 19th century calf, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous woodcut engravings. Lacking the title page and four leaves of The Old Testament. Rare.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 135192
"PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HISTORY": Thomas Norton's English translation of one of the most influential works of Protestant theology: John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion
The Institution Of Christian Religion, Written In Latin By M. John Calvine, Translated Into English According To The Authors Last Edition; With Sundry Tables To Finde The Principall Matters Intreated Of In This Booke.
London: John Norton, 1611.
Rare 1611 edition of Calvin's seminal work on systematic theology, regarded as one of the most influential works of Protestant theology. Quarto, bound in three quarter calf with five raised bands to the spine, elaborate architectural borders to the title page, woodcut headpieces and tailpieces. In good condition. Upper portion of title page removed.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 132719
"Works of love are always works of joy": First Edition of Mother Teresa's Meditations From A Simple Path; Signed by Her
New York: Ballantine Books, 1996.
First edition of this classic collection of words by Mother Teresa. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "M Teresa MC." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Introduction by Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua Archbishop of Philadelphia. Books signed by Mother Teresa are rare.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 133704
Rare 18th century Book of Common Prayer; elaborately illustrated with over 40 hand-colored engravings
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England.
London: Printed for Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, 1705.
Early 18th century Book of Common Prayer, profusely illustrated with over 40 engraved plates, all in period hand-color. 12mo, bound in full contemporary paneled morocco elaborately decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, hand-colored frontispiece portrait of Queen Ann and over 40 additional hand-colored engraved plates. In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 134283
“Ceasing to be 'in love' need not mean ceasing to love": 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. First editions are rare, especially in the original jacket.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 133629
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship": First Edition of C.S. Lewis' The Weight of Glory
New York: Macmillan & Co, 1949.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Bookplate. Uncommon in the original jacket.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 133597
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2007.
First edition, early printing of this polemic by Hitchens. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anne Twomey.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 133564
New York: Time, December 29, 1975.
Rare cover from the December 29, 1975 issue of Time Magazine featuring a portrait of Mother Teresa by Bob Peak and inscribed by her, "God bless you M Teresa MC." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with the original transmittal envelope inserted into a pocket on the verso of the frame showing the printed Missionaries of Charity return address and postmarked Bronx, 3 April 1986. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 14 inches.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 133441
London: Printed for J. Wilford, 1735.
Rare fifth edition in English of Dutch Renaissance theologian Erasmus’ classic satire which influenced the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation. 16mo, bound in full calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, illustrated with 46 engraved plates after Hans Holbein, 6 folding, and 2 engraved portraits including the frontispiece of Erasmus. In very good condition. Small bibliographic descriptions tipped in, period ownership inscription.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 133450
Atlanta: The Atlanta University Press, 1903.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. In good condition, lacking the front panel. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Exceptionally rare, without any record of this title appearing at auction in the last 100 years.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 133316
Thomas A Kempis' Of the Imitation of Christ; finely bound in full crushed morocco by Bayntun for Brentanos
London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1884.
Finely bound example of a Kempis’ classic work. Octavo, bound in full crushed purple morocco by Bayntun for Brentano's with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, tissue-guarded frontispiece. In very good condition. A handsome example.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 133424
“When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you": The Power of Positive Thinking; Signed by Norman Vincent Peale
New York: Prentice-Hall, 1956.
Early printing of Norman Vincent Peale's enduring classic. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Norman Vincent Peale on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 133202
“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
London: Geoffey Bles, 1955.
First 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, name to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by John R. Biggs.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 134211
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
The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World to that Which if to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream: Wherein is Discovered the Manner of his Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country: Containing the Pilgrimage of His Wife and Children, and Also Their Safe Arrival.
London: Printed for Thomas Kelly, 1813.
First Thomas Kelly edition of one of the most significant works of theological fiction in English literature. Octavo, bound in three quarter contemporary calf over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, additional engraved title and frontispiece, illustrated with engravings. In very good condition. Period ownership inscription. Rare.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 133047
"This is what I gave voluntarily at the risk of my life to keep my promise to the Government": Exceptionally rare document containing the fingerprints of Mohandas K. Gandhi; signed and inscribed by him
Early 20th century South African government document containing the fingerprints of Mohandas K. Gandhi, signed and inscribed by him, "This is what I gave voluntarily at the risk of my life to keep my promise to the Government. Phoenix, Natal, 15th February 1909, M.K. Gandhi." In April 1893, Gandhi aged 23, set sail for South Africa to practice law in the colony of Natal, which, like India was part of the British Empire. The racial discrimination he experienced in his first year of residence inspired him to found the Natal Indian Congress which opposed several proposed discriminatory legislations and molded the Indian…
Price: $850,000.00 Item Number: 132138
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1943.
First edition of the of the second book of Lewis’ BBC radio talks which would later appear in Mere Christianity. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 132613
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
"Long before the emergence of Hitler I made the cause of Zionism mine because through it I saw a means of correcting a flagrant wrong": Rare first edition of Albert Einstein's About Zionism
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1931.
First edition of this volume of Einstein's speeches and letters concerning his views on Zionism. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the scarce original dust jacket which is in near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 132449
“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": First Edition of C.S. Lewis' The Problem of Pain; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: The Centenary Press, 1940.
First British edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare, especially in the original dust jacket.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 131321
London: Oxford University Press, 1939.
First edition of this collection of arguments on the subjective and objective positions of writings, with C.S. Lewis arguing the latter. Presentation copy, inscribed by C.S. Lewis on the front free endpaper, "R.W. Fletcher from C.S.L. March 20th 1940." In near fine condition. Exceedingly rare signed and inscribed by Lewis.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 132284