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Paris: Club de Livre, 1966.
Finely bound example of this classic work with full-page color reproductions of illuminated manuscript pages; decorative initials. full antique-style tooled brown leather, metal clasps. With explanatory text and accompanying sample leaves, set loose in leather-backed folder. Both set in folding case. In near fine condition.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 110822
"Arise shine for thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee": Rare Sanborn & Carter Pocket edition of the holy bible
The Everlasting Gospel and The Holy Bible, Containing The Old Testament and The New; Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.
Portland: Sanborn & Carter, 1843.
Sanborn & Carter pocket edition of the Holy Bible. Duodecimo, original full leather with gilt titles to the spine, engraved frontispiece of the Repose in Egypt, engraved title page. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 114401
Francofurti ad Moenum: Johanne Oleario, 1691.
Rare 17th century example of the Pauline Epistles. Quarto, bound in full period vellum. Engraved headpiece, initials, and tailpiece. From the library of Professor F. A. Schmidt, one of the best known Lutheran scholars in the northwestern United States, with his bookplate to the front pastedown (Curtiss-Wedge, 409). In very good condition with some browning to the text.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 95907
First British edition of Jose Luis Gonzalez-Balado's Heart of Joy; lengthily inscribed by Mother Superior Agnes Mariam de la Croix
London: Founts Paperbacks, 1988.
First British edition, second impression this collection of Mother Teresa’s thoughts on the transfiguring power of self-giving. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Association copy, lengthily inscribed by Mother Superior Agnes Mariam de la Croix on the front free endpaper, “Dear Saruleh, you are God’s gift to us and our poor. Remain in His love and share His love with all you come in contact with. May God bless you Sr. M. Agnes, mc 26th Aug. 1989.” Christian nun Mother Agnes is mother superior of the monastery of St James the Mutilated in Syria, a Melkite Greek Catholic monastery in the town of Qara in the Homs diocese. In very good condition. Cover illustration by P.J. Lynch.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 115901
Rare Second Venetian edition of Giovanni Domenico Mansi's Latin translation of Antoine Augustin Calmet's dictionary of the Holy Scriptures
Dictionarium Historicum, Criticum, Chronologicum, Geographicum, et Literale Sacrae Scripturae, Cum figuris Antiquitates Judaicas repraesentantibus Authore R.P.D. Augustino Calmet Ordinis S. Benedicti Abbate, E Gallico in Latinum translatum A Joanne Dominico Mansi, Congregationis Matris Dei, Lucensi.
Venetiis: Apud Sebastianum Coleti, 1757.
Second Venetian edition of Giovanni Domenico Mansi’s Latin translation of Antoine Augustin Calmet’s dictionary of the Holy Scriptures, perhaps the most famous and meticulous exegetical, historical and geographical dictionary of the Holy Scriptures produced. Folio, 2 volumes bound in full vellum with morocco spine labels, all edges speckled red, elaborately illustrated with full-page woodcut engravings, folding maps, printers device to the title page. In very good condition.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 114059
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 112461
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974.
First edition of this work on the life of Jesus. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Photography by Lee Boltin. Design by Ray Ripper.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 67998
London: Viking Press, 1991.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "Dear Derek with all love from John Julius Publication Day, 14.x.91." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 4421
New York: Harper Collins, 2009.
First edition of this “book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life” (Dallas Willard). Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Berger on the front free endpaper, “For Christal, from Peter Berger.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 41764
“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
First Edition of Slavoj Zizek's The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?; Inscribed by Him
London: Verso , 2000.
First edition of this “subtle argument for the Christian faith” (The Boston Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Chris- Slavoj Zizek.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 43268
New York: Random House, 1979.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Elaine Pagels on the half title page.Small name on the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 29007
“FREEDOM IS THE OXYGEN OF THE SOUL”: First Edition of Moshe Dayan's Living With the Bible; Inscribed by Him
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1978.
First edition of Moshe Dayan’s Living With The Bible. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by Moshe Dayan on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 41034
Halae Magdebvrgicae, 1774.
First edition. Octavo, three quarters leather over marbled boards. In very good condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 2416
New York: Seabury Press, 1970.
First edition of this work by the author of A Long Day’s Dying. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Vernon and Mary with love. Freddy Sept. 1970 Rupert Mountain.” The recipients were close friends and neighbors of Buechner. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 46355
Color photograph of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, boldly signed by him. The photograph measures 5 inches by 3.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 112958
Wheaton, Ill: Van Kampen Press, 1953.
First edition of this collection of essays by the author of My Utmost For His Highest. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 75634
First Edition of Isaac M. Wise's The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement; published by bloch in the rare original cloth
Cincinatti: Block and Co., Publishers and Printers, 1866.
First edition of one of the earliest Jewish American devotionals, written by one of the most influential Reform rabbis in the history of the United States and published by the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States. With text in Hebrew, English and German. Small octavo, original publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. In good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 82401
First Edition of Herman Wouk's The Will To Live On: This is Our Heritage ; Inscribed by Him in the year of publication to fellow writer
New York: Cliff Street Books, 2000.
First edition of this work, which examines the changes affecting the Jewish world. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “For George Wiegel a fellow toiler in the vineyard with deep respect Herman Wouk Feb 00.” The recipient George Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation and is the author of the best-selling biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope and Tranquillitas Ordinis: The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Irving Freeman.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 72051
“DO YOUR LITTLE BIT OF GOOD WHERE YOU ARE; IT'S THOSE LITTLE BITS OF GOOD PUT TOGETHER THAT OVERWHELM THE WORLD”: FIRST EDITION OF DESMOND TUTU’S NO FUTURE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Doubleday, 1999.
New York: Doubleday, 1999. First American edition of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning work which chronicles his courageous chairing of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. Octavo, original half-cloth. Signed by the author, “God Bless You Desmond Tutu Mar 2006 Capetown.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 1157
“IT IS THROUGH WEAKNESS AND VULNERABILITY THAT MOST OF US LEARN EMPATHY AND COMPASSION AND DISCOVER OUR SOUL”: FIRST EDITION OF GOD HAS A DREAM; SIGNED BY DESMOND TUTU
New York: Doubleday, 2004.
First edition of this powerful work by Archbishop Tutu. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “God Bless You Desmond Tutu June 2004” on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kathleen DiGrado.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 1158
New York: Random House, 1979.
Early printing of the author’s groundbreaking work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Peter with best wishes from Elaine Pagels.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by R.D. Scudellari.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 108321