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Rare 18th century printing of the Roman Missal; elaborately bound in full gilt calf with two full page engravings of the Annunciation and Crucifixion and numerous pages of printed sheet music
Missale Romanum, ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum S.PIIV. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum: Clementis VII. Et Urbani PP. VII.
Augsburg: Philippi Jacobi Veith, 1739.
Rare 18th century printing of the Roman Missal. Folio, bound in full contemporary black morocco with gilt tooling to the spine in seven compartments within raised gilt bands, elaborate triple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, brass edges and engraved clasps, gauffered edges, marbled pastedowns and green, blue, and purple silk ribbons laid in. Illustrated with numerous full page engravings including title page vignette, full page engravings of the Annunciation and Crucifixion, headpieces, tailpieces, woodcut initials, text in two columns in black and red ink, printed sheet music and lyrics, index. In very good condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 103526
San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1999.
First edition of this work by theologians Borg and Wright. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Borg on the front free endpaper prior to publication, "Dec. '98 To Maren, From one who knows yours parents, and with best wishes. Marcus Borg." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 101663
"Mary Baker Eddy was far ahead of her time in the emphasis she placed upon positive thinking, a force which modern psychology was belated in recognizing": Mary Baker Eddy's Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; inscribed by her to her cousin, the daughter of President Franklin Pierce
Boston: Published by the Author, 1886.
Early printing of the central text of the Christian Science which continues to rank as a best-seller to this day. Octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the second free endpaper in the year of publication, "Mrs. F. McNeil Potter, with love from the Author, 1886." The recipient, Frances Maria McNeil Potter was the niece of President Franklin Pierce and his sometimes hostess in the White house, assisting First Lady Jane Pierce after the death of the president's…
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 90463
First Edition of N.T. Wright's For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church; Inscribed by Him
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Erdmans Publishing Company, 1997.
First edition of this "passionate and thoughtful book" (The Library Journal). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Jacqueline with love Tom." In fine condition. Cover design by Lorraine White.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 100861
New York: The Viking Press, 1968.
First edition of this Campbell classic, which discusses the primitive roots of mythology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Anne and Brendan with my love and good wishes from Joe." The recipient, Brendan Gill wrote for the New Yorker for more than 60 years where he wrote more than 1,200 pieces including scores of reviews and served as the main architecture critic from 1987 to 1996. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 101266
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
"Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed": Signed Photograph of Mahatma Gandhi
Rare signed photograph depicting Mohandas K. Gandhi in profile with his palms pressed together, inscribed in Gujarati ("[Truth at all costs]") and signed in English M.K. Gandhi on the image in blue ink. With an autographed letter signed from Amrit Kaur, the secretary to Gandhi and later Health Minister of India, to Sgt. John McAleer, written on Gandhi's behalf, enclosing the signed photograph and responding to his letter ("...Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed..."), 2 pages, Poona, 5 March 1946, with envelope; photograph of Gandhi and another in rickshaws being…
Price: $13,500.00 Item Number: 100048
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 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
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk's classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For David and Dan in memory of Uncle Alex Herman Wouk. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 49878
Rare 18th Century Heart-Shaped Christian Broadside; containing liturgical prayers, hymns, and creeds in latin
Germany: c. 1780.
Rare late 18th century liturgical broadside. Printed broadside mounted on a decorated heart-shaped hardwood frame with a hand-painted botanical border containing Protestant liturgical chants, daily prayers, and hymns. Text in Latin. In very good condition. Scarce and desirable.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 96227
London: Imprinted by Thomas Dawson for John Harison and George Byshop, 1577.
First edition in English of John Calvin's commentaries on the Pauline Epistles. Octavo, bound in full speckled calf with raised bands to the spine, all edges red, rebacked. Title within architectual woodcut border, woodcut initials. In very good condition. First editions are rare.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 96188
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
"Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity": First Edition of The Authors Landmark Work The Seven Storey Mountain; signed by Thomas Merton
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1948.
First edition, first-issue binding in white cloth and in the first-issue dust jacket with the photo on rear panel captioned: "Author is second from the left." Signed by Thomas Merton on the half-title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions are rare.
Price: $8,500.00 Item Number: 81934
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”: Original photograph of Mother Teresa meeting German Chancellor Helmut Kohl; Signed by both
Black and white photographic portrait of Mother Teresa and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Signed by Mother Teresa, "God bless you M. Teresa mc" and signed by Helmut Kohl. Mother Teresa and Chancellor Kohl met on July 13, 1986 at Mother Teresa's home in Oggersheim. Kohl gained a reputation for his strong commitment to European integration and French–German cooperation. He was also a dedicated ally of the United States and supported Reagan's policies in order to weaken the Soviet Union. He has been described as "the greatest European leader of the second half of the 20th century" by both U.S. Presidents George H.W.…
Price: $6,200.00 Item Number: 96017
Paris: Arthaud, 1955.
First edition of Merton's work on monastic life and preparation for death. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with photographs, with the rare original dust jacket laid in. In very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 95366
New York and London: The Queen Anne Press; The British Book Centre, 1953.
Signed limited issue, number 23 of 50 specially bound copies, signed by both the author and illustrator Reynolds Stone, from a total edition of 1,000 copies. Quarto, original red morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gray endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece woodcut and title page printed in brown, 3 further woodcuts in text printed in black. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 71894
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
First Edition of Thomas Merton's Seasons of Celebration: Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965.
First edition of this work by Merton. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 69959
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1950.
First edition of Merton's interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 67983
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