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London: Collins, 1946.
First edition of this essay concerning education. Octavo, original boards. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 137527
Deluxe publisher's quarto edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost; magnificently illustrated by Gustave Dore
MILTON, John. Illustrated by Gustave Dore. Edited and with Notes and a Life of Milton by Robert Vaughan.
New York, London, and Paris: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co, n.d.
Deluxe publisher's quarto edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Quarto, original publisher's deluxe full morocco binding elaborately stamped in blind and decorated in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, silk-watered endleaves, illustrated numerous plates by Gustave Dore. Edited and with Notes and a Life of Milton by Robert Vaughan, D.D. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 136561
Broadcast Talks: Reprinted with Some Alterations from Two Series of Broadcast Talks (Right and Wrong: A Clue to the Meaning of the Universe and What Christians Believe) Given in 1941 and 1942.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1942.
First edition of the transcripts of Lewis's Right and Wrong: A Clue to the Meaning of the Universe and What Christians Believe; part of his series of BBC radio talks made between 1941 and 1944 during the Second World War. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 137122
First edition of The Cross and the Switchblade; signed by Reverend David Wilkerson and Inscribed by Actor Pat Boone
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1967.
First edition of the author's best-selling "modern day sequel to the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament" (Pat Boone). Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, signed by David Wilkerson on the half-title page and inscribed by American actor Pat Boone, who starred as Wilkerson in the 1970 film adaptation of the book, on the front free endpaper, "God bless James! Pat Boone John 1: 12,13." After reading a copy of the book he saw at an airport newsstand on the way to Mexico City, Pat Boone was immediately taken with it. He and an associate, Clint Davidson, took out…
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 137030
First edition of Joseph Guns' The Form of Daily Prayers According to the Custom of the German and Polish Jews; elaborately bound
The Form of Daily Prayers According to the Custom of the German and Polish Jews. [Hebrew Prayer Book].
Vienna: Published by Jos. Schlesinger, 1857.
First edition of Joseph Gun's translation of the primary prayers of the German and Polish Jews. 12 mo, original mounted bone onlays over celluloid boards, elaborately decorated front panel with decorated onlays, top edge gilt, brass clasp, patterned endpapers, text in Hebrew and English. In very good condition. Ownership annotations to the front and rear endpapers documenting family deaths.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 136085
"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
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.
First American edition of Lewis's memoir regarding his early student years. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $45.00 Item Number: 137523
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
“I NOT ONLY HAVE MY SECRETS. I AM MY SECRETS. AND YOU ARE YOU’RE YOUR SECRETS”: FIRST EDITION OF FREDERICK BUECHNER’S TELLING SECRETS; SIGNED BY HIM
San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1991.
First edition of Buechner’s third autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Mabry. Photograph by Anne Merck.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 135362
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: $4,000.00 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