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London: Printed by William Standbye, .
Early printing of this important work by the influential English theologian. Quarto, quarter morocco with gilt titles and ruling to the spine in seven compartments within raised bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, engraved title, divisional titles, and woodcut initials. In very good condition. Bookplate and period ownership inscription. Rare.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 130372
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
First Edition of Isaac M. Wise's The Combat of the People; Published by the oldest Jewish Printing House in America
Cincinnati: Bloch & Co, 1859.
First edition of American Reform Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise's historical account of the era of Herod I. Octavo, contemporary cloth over boards, lacking the front free endpaper, library bookplate to the front pastedown, later collector's stamps to the title page, with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. In good condition. Rare.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 82600
Paris: A. Michel, 1955.
First edition of this work on the Nobel laureate. Quarto, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Schweitzer on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. Jean Marie Dubernard upon leaving Lambaréné with my good thoughts, Albert Schweitzer Lambaréné, 18 March 1957." Photographs by Erica Anderson. Text by Eugene Exman. Preface by Daniel Halevy. In near fine condition. Books signed by Schweitzer are rare.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 120738
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
FIRST EDITION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER'S MAUNDY THURSDAY SERMON BOUND TOGETHER WITH A RARE 1864 MANUSCRIPT CONTAINING A LITERAL TRANSLATION
Wittenberg: Jobst Gutknecht, 1523.
First edition of Dr. Martin Luther's Maundy Thursday Sermon with explicit instruction on the correct preparation for receiving the holy sacraments. Quarto, 24 leaves of German text disbound from the original Gutknecht edition and tipped in to accompany a rare 16-page handwritten manuscript containing a literal translation in English from 1864. Bound in full brown morocco, elaborate tooling to the front and rear panels, tooling to the spine, yellow silk endpapers, gilt turn-ins, inner dentelles, all edges gilt.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 79343
Rare 18th century printing of Pictures of the Old and New Testaments; lavishly illustrated with 151 full-page engravings
Pictures of the Old and New Testaments, Showing the Most Nottable Historys, in 150 Copper Platis, brought in Copper by the Most Famouss and Pricipal Masters.
Amsterdam: Reinier & Josua Ottens, n.d..
Rare 18th century printing of this lavishly illustrated biblical text. Quarto, bound in full contemporary mottled calf with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, illustrated with 152 copper-engraved plates after Matthias Scheits. Text in English and French. In near fine condition. From the library of Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington with his bookplate. Housed in a custom marbled slipcase. Rare.
Price: $3,250.00 Item Number: 131429
"Virtue which is not supported with gravity gains no repute among men": Rare Early edition of The Morals of Confucius; A Cornerstone of Chinese Philosophy
London: T. Horne, 1706.
Rare second edition in English of The Morals of Confucius. Small octavo, bound in full contemporary sheep contemporary sheep. In very good condition, toning to the extremities.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 107212
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
The Christian Pattern, or the Imitation of Jesus Christ, being an abridgement of the works of Thomas a Kempis. By a Female Hand.
Germantown: reprinted by Christopher Sowr, 1749.
First American edition of The Imitation of Christ and the first printing of any work by a Kempis in America and one of the earliest works of Catholic Americana. In very good condition with some browning to the text and rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 112577
RARE ELABORATELY ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A 16TH CENTURY BOOK OF HOURS DEPICTING THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE VIRGIN
Paris: c. 1500.
Rare illuminated leaf from a 16th Century French Book of Hours, likely executed by Gilles and Germain Hardouyn. The detailed hand-painted miniature is elaborately decorated with gold leaf and depicts the Annunciation on the recto. The verso contains text, illuminated initials and elaborate decorated borders. In near fine condition. The entire piece measures 8.5 inches by 5.25 inches.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 132091
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
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1958.
First edition of this work which stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most popular works. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Thomas Merton on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket, typography and binding by Enrico Arno.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 114467
"The establishment of peace on earth is a fundamental belief of universal Judaism with its principles of one universal God and one humanity": Rare type-written manuscript signed and hand-corrected by Palestine's first attorney general Norman Bentwich
Rare manuscript written by Mandatory Palestine's first attorney general, British Zionist Norman Bentwich. 21 pages, type-written with copious corrections and revisions in Bentwich's hand throughout, signed by Bentwich at the conclusion of the last page. Developed during his term as Chairman of the United Restitution Organization, the manuscript contains content and notes which would later be published as Bentwich's 1959 book: The Religious Foundations of Internationalism; A Study in International Relations Through the Ages. Also included at the conclusion of the text is a list of suggested reading. In very good condition. A rare and desirable signed manuscript.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 81253
“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 very good dust jacket. First printings are uncommon, especially signed.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 133171
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953.
First edition of the daily journal of American Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Thomas Merton on the title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $2,600.00 Item Number: 96038
Rare hand-illuminated apostolic benediction signed by Pope Pius XI with a circular portrait of him. The blessing in elaborate script reads, "Most Holy Father, Margaret, Katherine, Regina, John, Leo and Charles Lougrhan, humbly prostrate at the feet of Your Holiness beg one special blessing." Signed by the pope at the conclusion, "Pope PP. XI." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 24 inches by 19 inches. Uncommon signed by Pope Pius XI.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 88158
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