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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
London : L. and G. Seeley, 1840.
Finely bound example with a foredge painting of a sailing ship initialed and dated 1840 of one of the most significant works of religious English literature, Pilgrim’s Progress. Octavo, bound in full morocco, all edges gilt, 15 plates and illustrations, all hand-colored, with a fore-edge painting of a sailing ship initialed and dated 1840, engraved frontispiece. In very good condition. An nice presentation.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 120842
"If you don't do your part, don't blame God": First Edition of The Real Billy Sunday; Signed by Billy Sunday
Dayton, OH: The Otterbein Press , 1914.
First edition of this biography on the great evangelist. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper, “W.A. Sunday Psalm 34.” Light rubbing to the cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and a chip to the crown of the spine. Books signed by Billy Sunday are rare.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 27096
Summa Theologica Sancti Thomae Aquinatis, Divinae Voluntatis Interpretis: Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum.
Parisiis: Sumptibus Maturini Henault, 1638.
Early printing of Aquinas’ seminal work. Folio, bound in full contemporary leather with a red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, woodcut engraving of Aquinas in prayer to the title page. In very good condition with tape repairs to the title page.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 90390
Octavo manuscript in Arabic on paper, consisting of two works, including Fakhr al-Din al-Razi’s (1149-1209) Hashiya ‘ala sharh hidayat alhikma, contemporary blind-tooled leather. In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 71008
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
"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
“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be": Finely Bound By Bayntun of Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ
London: Chatto & Windus, 1908.
Finely bound example of a Kempis’ classic work. Octavo, bound in morocco by Bayntun, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt doublures, illustrated including color plates by Flint. Translated from the Latin by Richard Wbytford and then re-edited into modern English by Wilfrid Raynal. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 120987
Rare first edition of A Dictionary of the Bible Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History; finely bound in full vellum
London: John Murray, 1863.
First edition of Smith’s Dictionary of the Holy Bible. Octavo, three volumes, bound in full vellum with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, double gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges red, illustrations with three maps and illustrations throughout text. In near fine condition. Armorial bookplates.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 111032
London: Morgan & Scott, 1875-1878.
First editions of these works edited by J. Hudson Taylor regarding information on Chinese life. Quarto, 2 volumes, bound in original pictorial cloth, frontispiece, illustrated throughout, maps, gilt edges. Volume one covers July 1875 to December 1876. Volume two covers January 1878 to December 1878. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 69068
London: The Cresset Press, 1935.
First edition of the author’s doctorate thesis on the theory and function of dreams in primitive cultures. Octavo, original cloth, engraved frontispiece. In very good condition with toning to the spine. Very rare.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 115384
"For Richard Adams, Animal Master Supreme, with warm good wishes": First Edition of The Way of the Animal Powers; Inscribed by Joseph Campbell to Richard Adams
San Francisco: Alfred Van Der Marck Editions/ Harper & Row, 1983.
First edition of this work on mythology by the author of The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Richard Adams, Animal Master Supreme, with warm good wishes. Joseph Campbell 9/15/84.” Best known as the author of Watership Down, English novelist Richard Adams was heavily influenced by American professor Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology, specifically the concept of the monomyth, or journey of the archetypal hero that can be applied as a common template to a range of mythological narratives. Popularized in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell described the narrative pattern of the hero’s journey as follows: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” He and other scholars described the narratives of Odysseus, Gautama Buddha, Moses, and Jesus Christ in terms of the monomyth. Adams’ Watership Down exhibits strong parallels to the epic themes of Homer’s Odyssey, following a group of anthropomorphised rabbits who encounter perils and temptations on their journey to establish a new home after their warren is destroyed. Bookplate of Richard Adams, fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 95632
"I use the word miracle to mean an interference with nature by supernatural power"; First edition of C.S. Lewis' Miracles: A Preliminary Study; from the library of British Anglican theologian Arthur Peacocke
Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 1947.
First edition of Lewis’ study of the logical possibility of miracles, in which he presents the case that a supernatural world may exist including a benevolent creator. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of Arthur Peacocke with his ownership inscription to the half title page, “A.R. Peacocke Oxford June 21st, 1947.” Arthur Robert Peacocke was a British Anglican theologian and biochemist. He is perhaps best known for his attempts to argue rigorously that evolution and Christianity need not be at odds and remains the most well-known theological advocate of theistic evolution as author of the essay “Evolution: The Disguised Friend of Faith?” In one of the five arguments contained in the essay, the Jesus-as-pinnacle-of-human-evolution argument, Peacocke proposed Jesus Christ to be “the consummation of the purposes of God already incompletely manifested in evolving humanity.” Lewis made the same proposition in Mere Christianity, and began to develop his thoughts on the subject in the present volume which was apparently highly influential in Peacocke’s development and was attained by him as a student at Oxford. In very good condition. Bookplate to the pastedown.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 104486
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of French physician and Nobel Laureate Albert Schweitzer. One page, text in French. The letter is addressed to Miss Mary Hebe Degler of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and reads in part, “Thank you for very much for the beautiful photographs. The are very natural. All is well at the hospital but the number of hospitalizations increase with each year. Best Regards, Albert Schweitzer.” Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope post dated December, 27, 1960. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 116818
Very attractive palm leaf book in East Asian script (possibly Burmese). Approximately 159 palm leaves between two wooden covers with beveled edges, loosely bound with a cord, with a medallion at each end. Each leaf approximately 1.25 inches by 13.5 inches, with manuscript in black ink on rectos and versos of each leaf, initial and final leaves blank. 19th century.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 52015
“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
"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
“HAPPINESS IS NOT SOMETHING READY MADE”: The Art of Happiness: A Handbook For Living; Signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
New York: Riverhead Books, 1998.
Early printing of this beloved classic. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lisa Amoroso.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 108377
"A source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible": 1828 Edition of the Book of Common Prayer
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1828.
Nineteenth century Book of Common Prayer. Octavo, bound in contemporary red morocco, engraved throughout, including portraits, illustrations, page borders, with volvelle on the Circular Table, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition, rebacked.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 53087
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: 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
"But the main thing in view all along has been to vindicate the moral character of the Deity from the injurious representations, either of designing, or well-meaning but mistaken men" First edition of James Dana's Second response to Jonathan Edwards' The Freedom of the Will
New Haven: Printed for Thomas and Samuel Green, 1773.
First edition of American Protestant clergyman James Dana’s second published response to Jonathan Edwards’ Inquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of the Freedom of the Will, preceded by Dana’s prior examination of the same subject published anonymously in 1770. Octavo, original three-quarter period calf over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine, morocco spine labels, raised bands. A rare and desirable example illustrating the tensions that shaped the Evangelical Revival in eighteenth century America.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 82405