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“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. Jacket design by John R. Biggs.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 129411
Divotissimi Exercizi di Preparazione, e di ringraziamento da praticarii avanti e dopo la santa confessione.
Venizia: Pietro Savioni, 1777.
Finely bound example in contemporary full calf, 12 mo, engraved portrait frontispiece, all edges gilt. This is a 17th century work on devotional exercises by St. Francis de Sales, who is best known for his 1609 “Introduction to the Devout Life,” regarded by Catholics as a classic that ranks with “The Imitation of Christ.”
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 129193
London: Walter Scott, Ltd., 1896.
First English edition of Tolstoy’s important work on non-resistance. Octavo, original cloth. With a note to English readers by John C. Kenworthy. Scarce.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 127590
United Synagogue of America, 1951.
First edition of charming picture book celebrating the Shabbat, with early illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Octavo, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Leonard Weisgard, Art Consultant. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 127020
Fine collection of autograph letters and cards signed by a number of prominent 19th and 20th century American clergymen including Henry Ward Beecher, Henry van Dyke, Charles Spurgeon, and Dwight L. Moody
Extensive collection of over forty cards and letters signed by a number of prominent 19th and 20th century American Clergymen including Henry Ward Beecher, Henry van Dyke, Charles Spurgeon, and Dwight L. Moody. The collection includes: an autograph letter dated January 25 1866 signed by Henry War Beecher; four typed letters and on autograph letter signed by Henry van Dyke between October and November 1912; a card signed by Dwight L. Moody; a card dated November 14 1887 signed by William Taylor; a card dated March 6 1874 signed by Charles H. Parkhurst; a card signed by Russell Conwell dated 1923; a John Crawford signed card dated September 22 1881; a Thomas De Witt Talmage signed card; four autograph letters signed by Justin D. Fulton; a shorthand sermon signed by Samuel Hopkins; and an autograph letter dated November 13 1890 signed by William Booth; an autograph letter signed by James Gould Schurman dated August 29 1893; a card dated September 30 1884 signed by Newman Hall; a John H. Vincent signed card dated March 15 1880; a William Croswell Doane clipped signature; an Edward Judson typed letter signed May 17 1913; and a Phillips Brooks autograph note signed among others. In very good to near fine condition. A fine collection of autographs.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 126098
June 14, 1878: June 14, 1878.
Autograph letter signed by American evangelist and publisher Dwight L. Moody. One page, the letter reads, “East Northfield, Mass June 14th 1878 Augusta, Maine Dear Sir: I am enclosing herewith an item of news with reference to the work of the Army Christian Commission. If you consider it of sufficient interest to your readers to give it a place in your paper I shall be glad. If you use it will you please send me a marked copy of the paper? Yours very truly D. L. Moody.” In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 126311
Donauworth: Erich Wewel Verlag, 2005.
Rare German edition of Pope Benedict XVI’s collected sermons. Octavo, original pictorial boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his brother’s former housekeeper and signed, “Benedictus PP XVI”. In fine condition. Books signed by Pope Benedict XVI as Benedictus PP XVI are rare.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 126808
"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
London: The Soncino Press, 1930.
First British edition (which precedes the American edition by one year) of this volume of Einstein’s speeches and letters concerning his views on Zionism. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in the scarce original dust jacket which is lacking the spine.
Price: $1,150.00 Item Number: 126038
Ethiopia: C. 18th Century.
Wonderfully illustrated Ethiopian Coptic Ge’ez prayerbook. Quarto, original leather over wooden boards, parchment manuscript. Written in a Ethiopic Ge’ez script in two columns, in black ink with some words or letters in red. Illuminated with 6 full-page hand-painted miniatures in color. In very good condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 126841
An oil on canvas of the founder of the Methodist movement John Wesley. In this half-length view, Wesley is depicted in profile wearing a black cassock and Geneva bands preaching at a pulpit, his right hand gesticulating and his left hand holding an open book. From circa 1820s. Housed in a mahogany and gilt filet frame. The entire piece measures 28 inches by 24 inches.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 125149
"For a faint-hearted agnostic "just say no": First Edition of God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; From the Library of Novelist Anne Rice
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2007.
First edition of this polemic by Hitchens, from the library of novelist and author of Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice. Octavo, original boards. On July 28, 2010, Rice publicly announced her disdain for the current state of Christianity, stating, “Today I quit being a Christian…. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.” Shortly thereafter, she clarified her statement: “My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic atheist lost in a world I didn’t understand, to an optimistic believer in a universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me. But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been, or might become.” Following her announcement, Rice’s critique of Christianity was commented upon by numerous journalists and pundits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Rice elaborated on her view regarding being a member of a Christian church: “I feel much more morally comfortable walking away from organized religion. I respect that there are all kinds of denominations and all kinds of churches, but it’s the entire controversy, the entire conversation that I need to walk away from right now.” In response to the question, “how do you follow Christ without a church?” Rice replied: “I think the basic ritual is simply prayer. It’s talking to God, putting things in the hands of God, trusting that you’re living in God’s world and praying for God’s guidance. And being absolutely faithful to the core principles of Jesus’ teachings.” In 2011, Rice participated in the “I Am Second” project, with a short documentary about her spiritual journey. With her name on the front free endpaper, “Anne Rice Bought when published. Reopened Sept 1, 2010.” With her tabs and marginalia in the text. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anne Twomey. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 125686
"So that, in learning the truth I drew from the gospel, I was not only no alone, but was with all the best men of the past and present": First American edition of Leo Tolstoy's The Christian Teaching
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1898.
First American edition of Tolstoy’s work the history and influence of Christianity, inspired by his own spiritual awakening. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt. Translated by Vladimir Tchertkoff. In very good condition. Ownership inscription.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 124255
“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": First Edition of The Power of Positive Thinking; Signed by Norman Vincent Peale
New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952.
First edition of Norman Vincent Peale’s enduring classic. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Norman Vincent Peale on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears, bookplate to the front pastedown. First printings are uncommon, especially signed.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 124531
"So that, in learning the truth I drew from the gospel, I was not only no alone, but was with all the best men of the past and present": First edition in English of Leo Tolstoy's The Christian Teaching
London: Horace Marshall & Son, 1898.
First edition in English of Tolstoy’s work the history and influence of Christianity, inspired by his own spiritual awakening. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Translated by Vladimir Tchertkoff. In very good condition. Ownership inscription.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 124036
“Our existence is now so entirely in contradiction with the doctrine of Jesus, that only with the greatest difficulty can we understand its meaning": Scarce First edition of Leo Tolstoy's What I Believe
London: Elliot , 1885.
First English edition of Tolstoy’s fervent attack on the church, the sequel to A Confession in which he outlines his profound spiritual awakening. Octavo, original brown cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, patterned endpapers. Advance copy with the publisher’s “Presented with Compliments” slip tipped in. In very good condition. Scarce.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 124056
London: Printed by R. W. for Nevel Simmons, 1657.
Rare first edition of this book on conversion by one of the chief pioneers of English Protestantism, and also revered in the United States for his contributions to the cause of evangelism. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather over boards, morocco spine label. In very good condition, owner name to the preliminary blank and he has also used this to delineate all the authors in Bells English Poets; the rear blank pages, and these contain notes, by the same reader, on the main religious and philosophical works to read Exceptionally rare with no copies appearing at auction in over 80 years and of the 140 books authored by Baxter one of his most enduing, ranking with his Call to the Unconverted (published the year after this) and Saints Everlasting Rest (1650).
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 123511
The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mahomet. Translated from the Original Arabick into French, By the Sieur De Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and Resident for the French at Alexandria. The Whole Now Faithfully Translated Into English.
Springfield: Printed by Henry Brewer for Isaiah Thomas, 1806.
Rare first American edition of Du Ryer’s translation of the Koran. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with gilt ruling to the spine, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. In very good condition. A very nice example.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 123643
Chicago: Muhammad Islamic Foundation, 1982.
First edition of this prayer book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Muhammad Ali on the front free endpaper, “To Marc from Muhammad Ali 9-25-86.” In fine condition.
Price: $900.00 Item Number: 123489
The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by His Majesty’s Special Command.
Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood, Printers to the University, 1815.
Westhall and Heath’s splendid illustrated edition of the King James Bible. Quarto, three volumes bound in full red straight grain morocco with gilt titles and ruling to the spines, double gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbons bound in, illustrated with 31 plates engraved by Charles Heath from the designs of William Westall including 2 frontispieces. In very good condition with some toning throughout the text. Uncommon.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 123938
Rare 18th Century Catholic Antiphonal; containing the Festa Februarii, Festa Martii, and Festa Aprilis
Rare 18th Century Catholic antiphonal containing the Festa Februarii, Festa Martii, and Festa Aprilis. Quarto, bound in full leather, hand-written script of both music and lyrics in black and red, all edges red, ribbon bound in. In very good condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 123047
"Master, ere the ruby dawn gild the dew of leaf and lawn, bidding the petals to unclose of heaven's imperishable rose": RARE FIRST edition OF the third issue of THE EQUINOX: THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE A∴A∴; containing the first appearance of Aleister Crowley's Aha !
London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1910.
Rare first edition of Vol. I. No. III of The Equinox, containing the first appearance of Aleister Crowley’s AHA !, which he considered his “greatest magical poem”. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated. In near fine condition. A rare and desirable piece of occult literature.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 123085
"The argument from miracles is a non sequitur": Rare First issue of The Equinox: The Official Organ of the A∴A∴; containing the first appearance of Aleister Crowley's The Wizard Way and The Soldier and the Hunchback: ! And ?
London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd, 1909.
Rare first issue of The Equinox, containing the first appearance of Aleister Crowley’s The Wizard Way and The Soldier and the Hunchback: ! And ?. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated. In addition to Crowley’s contributions, Vol. I. No. I. also contains An Account of A∴A∴; ; Liber Librae [The Book of the Balance]; Liber Exercitiorum; The Magic Glasses. By Frank Harris; The Chymical Jousting of Brother Perardua; The Lonely Bride. By Victor B. Neuburg; At the Fork of the Roads; The Magician; The Temple of Solomon the King (Book I); and The Herb Dangerous (Part I): A Pharmaceutical Study. By E. Whineray, M.P.S. In near fine condition. A rare and desirable piece of occult literature, particularly so being the first issue containing An Account of A∴A∴.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 123063
Rare illustrated edition of The Pilgrim's Progress, The Holy War, and Other Selected Works of John Bunyan; finely bound in full morocco
The Pilgrim’s Progress, The Holy War, and Other Selected Works of John Bunyan. The Life of the Author written by himself. With Interesting Historical Facts Affecting Religion at the Period in which He Wrote Explanatory Notes and Illustrative Passages From Modern Divines. Arranged by the Editors of Sturm’s Devotions.
London and New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company, n.d..
The illustrated edition of the selected works of John Bunyan. Quarto, elaborately bound in full morocco with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt ruling and stamping to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings, frontispiece, and engraved title page.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 122608