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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: Geofrey Bles, 1945.
First edition of this classic allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear and tear and the bottom of the spine panel replaced.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 131512
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…
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
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
"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
"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…
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
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
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
The Alcoran of Mahomet, Translated out of Arabique into French; by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and Resident for the King of France, at Alexandria. And Newly Englished, for the Satisfaction of All That Desire to Look into the Turkish Vanities. [The Koran].
London: No Publisher, 1649.
First edition in English. Small octavo, contemporary full paneled brown calf, rebacked. In excellent condition with some occasional light foxing, rebacked. Translated by Andre du Ryer.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 122377
Rare Illuminated Astrological Sign Symbol Painting Collection; elaborately bound in full decorated calf and containing twelve original paintings
Rare collection of illuminated paintings depicting the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Quarto, bound in full calf with gilt tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling to the front and rear panels with fleuron cornerpieces surrounding a gilt-bordered morocco onlay displaying a coat of arms, patterned endpapers, twelve vellum leaves. The illuminated paintings include: the Aires the Ram, Taurus the Bull, the Gemini Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, the Maiden Virgo in Medieval dress, the Scales of Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius the Centaur, Capricorn the Goat, Aquarius the Water-bearer, and Fishes Pisces. Painted in a style reminiscent of Medieval…
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 199552
Scarce First edition of John Marbecke's A Concordace; One of the finest and most complete copies obtainable
A Concordace, that is to saie, a work wherein by the ordre of the letters of the A.B.C. ye maie redely finde any worde conteigned in the whole Bible, so often as it is there expressed or mentioned.
London: Richardus Grafton, 1550.
Rare first edition of the first concordance in English to the Bible. Quarto, bound in full polished calf with raised bands and gilt titles to the spine, trimmed and mounted engraved title page. In near fine condition with some leaves supplied and mounted and restoration to the margins. One of the finest and most complete copies obtainable as this work is invariably found in defective condition. Housed in a custom slipcase. From the library of Anglo-Irish George Stokes with his bookplate to the pastedown and a presentation note signed by his daughter.
Price: $25,000.00 Item Number: 122671
"People go off to marvel at the height of mountains and the great waves of the sea and the broad courses of rivers, and the flow of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars: but they neglect themselves": C.S. Lewis' copy of Sir Thomas Browne's highly influential 17th century Christian confessional Religio Medici; with Lewis' ownership signature and notes throughout
London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd, .
C.S. Lewis' copy of Browne's celebrated 17th century "confession of Christian faith qualified by an eclectic and generally skeptical attitude" (The Oxford Companion). Octavo, original boards, paper spine label, gilt vignette to the front panel, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of Browne. British author and theologian C.S. Lewis' copy with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, "C.S. Lewis April 1919", underlines, marks, and footnotes to several pages, most notably a lengthy quote from The Confessions of St. Augustine to page 29: "(1) Et eunt homines mirari alta montium et ingentes fluctus maris et latissimos lapsus fluminum et oceani ambitum…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 122430
"IF YOU DON'T DO YOUR PART, DON'T BLAME GOD": FIRST EDITION OF THE REAL BILLY SUNDAY; SIGNED BY BILLY SUNDAY
Dayton, Ohio: The Otterbein Press, 1914.
First edition of Brown's biography of renowned American evangelist, Billy Sunday. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Sunday, illustrated. Boldly signed by Sunday on the front free endpaper, "W.A. Sunday Psalm 34." In near fine condition. Books signed by Sunday are uncommon.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 124135