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London: Longman's, Green, and Co, 1883.
Finely bound and profusely illustrated New Testament featuring the work of numerous artists. Quarto, bound in full leather, elaborately tooled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with wood-cut engravings from designs by Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia, Lorenzo di Credi, Fra Bartolommeo, Titan, Raphael, Gaudenzio, Ferrari, Daniel di Volterra, and others. In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119729
New York: Decland X McMullen Company, 1947.
First edition of this classic work which recounts the life of Jesus, from his birth to his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “My Dear Jack and Jim, May you love Jesus each day more and more- Fulton Sheen.” Inscription, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119549
“The destiny a person suffers therefore has a twofold meaning: to be shaped where possible, and to be endured where necessary": First Edition of Viktor E. Frankl's The Doctor and the Soul; Signed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.
First edition of Frankl’s classic work which explores topics on the meaning of life in general as well as the meaning of specific areas of one’s life, such as work and personal relationships. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Mrs. Norma Phil- Cips Viktor Frankl May 1st 1955 Chicago.” Bookplate of the recipient to the front pastedown, near fine in a good dust jacket. Typography, binding and jacket design by Herbert Bayer. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119462
The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English Immediately from the Original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, Taken from the Most Approved Commentators.
London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734.
First edition of George Sale’s important translation of the Koran, the first to translate the original text directly from the Arabic into English. Quarto, bound in full morocco by Bayntun with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling and stamping to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition with the text exceptionally clean. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 119670
Massadah & Alumoth: Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, 1962.
Elaborately bound example of Szyk’s magnum opus. Quarto, publisher’s full velvet cloth with gilt stamping to the spine, front and rear panels, illustrated profusely with full color illumination. With the English translation printed in black and brick red and Hebrew text accompanied by elaborate full color illuminations. Edited by Cecil Roth. In fine condition. Housed in the original publisher’s three quarters morocco plush-lined clamshell box which is in very good condition. A beautiful presentation.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 114563
London: Printed by John Norton, for John Partridge, 1631.
Rare early edition of this English translation of his classic work. 12 mo. bound in half calf over red cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Translated and with an introduction by William Watts. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119330
Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 5605, 1845-46.
First edition of the “first English translation of the Pentateuch in America,” the 1845 Hebrew-English Bible by one of the most prominent and influential figures in American Jewish history. Octavo, 5 volumes. Translated by Isaac Leeser. Bound in contemporary embossed decorative leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt. Given as a wedding gift in London to Emily Sarah [Davis] by her new father-in-law Jacob Franklin, 12 December 1866. The groom was Lewis Abraham Franklin (1820-1879), who had gone to California in the Gold Rush, living in San Francisco from 1849 to 1855 and then in San Diego until 1860 before returning to England. In very good condition, inscribed in English and Hebrew on front flyleaf and half-title by Jacob Franklin. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $22,500.00 Item Number: 113020
First edition of The People's Ancient and Just Liberties Asserted: in the Tryal of William Penn, and William Mead; bound in full calf
First edition of the proceedings of the historic trial of William Penn which established beyond question the independence of the jury in the English legal system. Octavo, bound in full modern calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, quadruple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels. In near fine condition. Rare.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 119238
"I fear neither you nor all the sachems": Scarce printing of John Elliot, The Apostle to the American Indians
Philadelphia: Published by the Sunday and Adult School Union, nd.
Scarce printing of the biography of John Eliot. Octavo, one of 50 brief dialogues, biographies, and tracts bound as one in full contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, illustrated with woodcut engravings including an illustration of Eliot. In near fine condition. Scarce with only 2 copies traced in OCLC.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 119423
"Without the Way, there is no going, Without the Truth, there is no knowing, Without the Life, there is no living" First illustrated Latin edition of the most influential devotional work of the later Middle Ages: Thomas à Kempis' Imitatio Christi
Strasbourg: Johannes Gerson, 1489.
First illustrated Latin edition of the most influential devotional work of the later Middle Ages. Chancery octavo, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, woodcut engraving of Christ with a suppliant at this feet, decorated illuminated initials. In near fine condition with light toning to the text. An exceptional example of this rarity.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 119380
“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 near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the front panel.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 119662
Paterson, New Jersey: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1941.
First and limited deluxe Confraternity edition of the New Testament. Quarto, bound in full black morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, inner dentelles and gilt morocco doublures, watered silk endleaves. One of one thousand numbered copies, this is number 592. In fine condition without wear.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 119406
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: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches.
Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon, 1771.
Rare 18th century Book of Common Prayer. Small octavo, bound in full contemporary calf tie gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, double gilt ruing and cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Ownership inscriptions. Desirable in a contemporary binding.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 118145
Black and white photographic portrait of Mother Teresa, boldly signed by her, “God bless you M. Teresa mc.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 10 inches.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 117469
"Nothing exists separately. On the contrary, everything is connected to everything else": First edition of Violence & Compassion; signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
New York: Doubleday, 1994.
First edition of French film writer Jean-Claude Carriere’s conversations with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the title page. Very good in a fine dust jacket. Library stamps to the page edges and unnecessary tape remnants to the pastedowns. Jacket design by Kathy Kikkert. Jacket photograph by Paul Coughlin.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 119044
Large photograph of Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene purchasing supplies for the hospital, signed and inscribed by him. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11 inches. One of the largest signed photographs we have seen or handled.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 117846
He Palaia Diatheke Kata tous Ebdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum.
Cambridge: John Field, 1665.
Rare 17th century Greek Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. 12mo, two volumes bound in full 18th century morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, double gilt ruling and miniature fleuron cornerpeices to the front and rear panels, stamped turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, woodcut devices to the title pages, text in two columns. In fine condition. Ownership inscription.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 117048
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1955.
First edition of this work by Meher Baba. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With an introduction by C.B. Purdom.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 117989
Fine 19th century Quran. Small octavo, bound in full goatskin elaborately decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, double-page illuminated manuscript, decorative gilt borders to each page. In near fine condition. A beautiful example.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 114037
Paris: c. 1697.
Rare late 17th century Book of Prayer. Octavo, bound in one quarter vellum over speckled red boards with a hand painted coat of arms to the front panel, all edges red, illustrated with two engravings, text in French manuscript. Dedicated on the title page to Madame de Maintenon. In very good condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 116083
Biblia, Dat is, De gantsche H. Schriftuure vervattende alle de Boeken des Ouden ende Nieuwen Testaments; Nu Van nieuws uyt D.M. Luthers Hoogduitse Bybel in onze Nederlandsche Taale getrouwelyk overgezet, Tot dienst van de Christelyke Gemeynten, d’Onveranderde Augsburgsche Confessie toegedaan in deeze Nederlanden. [Biblia Neerlandica].
Amsterdam: Jacob Lindenberg, 1702.
Rare early 18th century Dutch Luther Bible illustrated with exquisite engravings by renowned Dutch Baroque artist Romeyn de Hooghe. Folio, original full calf with ruling and central motifs to the panels stamped in blind, brass cornerpieces and clasps, illustrated with engravings including frontispiece portrait of Martin Luther, pictorial title page, portrait of Henricus Vos. Amstelodamensis, initials, headpieces and tailpieces. From the library of American interior and architectural designed Edward Francis Searles with his bookplate to the pastedown. Housed in a custom clamshell box. In good condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 116383
"Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, pray for us now at the hour of our death": First edition and signed limited edition of T. S. Eliot's Ash-Wednesday
New York: The Fountain Press Inc./London Faber & Faber Ltd, 1930.
First edition and signed limited edition of T. S. Eliot’s “conversion poem”. Octavo, original cloth decorated in gilt. One of six hundred numbered copies signed by the author on the colophon, this is number 323. Near fine in the rare original slipcase. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box signed in gilt by Asprey.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 116397
Rare first edition of La Sagrada Biblia Nuevamente Traducida Al Español; the first Catholic Bible printed in Latin America
La Sagrada Biblia Nuevamente Traducida Al Español, é Ilustrada Con Notas Por Don Felix Torres Amat. [The Catholic Amat Bible].
Méjico: Librería de Galvan, Portal de Agustinos, 1835-1836.
Rare first edition of the first Catholic Bible printed in Latin America. Small octavo, 17 volumes bound in full contemporary calf with gilt ruling to the spine and panels, black spine labels lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. In very good condition. Scarce.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 116037