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  • Topic: Christianity: Elucidation & Encouragement

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J.B. [Joseph Boyse]:
Sermons Preach'd on Various Subjects [Vol I title] and Sermons Preach'd on Several Subjects [Voll II title].

Dublin: for the use of the Author: printed by [Vol.I] S.Powell and [Vol.II] E.Waters, 1708. First thus compiled. Vol I: [vi] preface, 56, 60, 27, 464, [14] appendix, [2] contents; Vol II: [viii] (incl.contents), 625. But for a few in Vol II, each sermon has its own title page, dated 1707 or 1708. The first three sermons in Vol I have separate pagination. Contents in very good order, with some tanning and soiling to the pages of Vol I, as well as some contemporary doodling and trying-out of pens to its pastedowns, and to the title page and its verso. There is a little face in the margin of p.[iv] in the same brown ink, and an 'N' inked to the closed fore-edge. Volume II appears less used. 8vo, in matching contemporary bindings of full panel calf with five raised bands, refurbished and with new labels, in very good firm condition. Very scarce. Very Good+.

Price: 380.00


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John Bunyan:
The Pilgrim`s Progress: From this World to that which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream, Wherein is discovered the Manner of his Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey, and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country: to which is added The Life and Death of John Bunyan. [3 parts in one volume, the Life being appended to the third part. ]

London: W.Johnston et al., The parts: 1771, 1775, 1774. The 32nd, 27th and 22nd editions. [viii], 205, [1]; [x], 179, [1]; iv, 119, & 30, [2], 4. With a frontis to each title, and a number of other cuts in the text. Contents in very good clean condition. The prelim blank leaf bears an early owner's jotted sum in brown ink recto: facing it, on the back of the front endpaper, is a recent owner's name in biro. Top line of text shaved at A4 & A6 of the second part. 12mo, 15x8.5cms, original binding of contemporary full calf, with four raised bands, gilt ruled. Professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue, and some peeling of calf from rear board tinted not to obtrude. An attractive, sound, and very well preserved copy. Very Good+.

Price: 240.00


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'C.S.' [Charles Sabine]:
The Jewel and Star.

London: William Yapp 1855. Presumed first edition. 104pp. Poems with celestial aspirations. Publishers' hand-coloured vignette to title page, with another hand-coloured emblem heading the first poem, at p.11. Ruled borders to text. Preface 'to the reader' by 'C.S.'. Contents clean with minimal signs of handling. A very few minor foxing spots. Original brown endpapers. All edges gilt. c.22x17cms, in the original binding of blue pebble cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in blind and in gilt, with a plain spine. Firm and bright, with a couple of minor soil marks. Small scuffs to extremities: spine ends puckered, with small nicks at the head. Scarce. Very good copy. VG+.

Price: 65.00


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Mrs J. Bowen Thompson:
Scripture Portions, with Prayers for Invalids.

London: Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt, 1861. Third edition, enlarged. [iv], 95, +[i] adverts. Contents good, with large, clear type. Pencilled gift inscription to front pastedown. The title page is soiled, and has a gift inscription to the head: it has been relaid to strengthen it as it has a large closed tear. The soiled prefatory page also has a closed tear. Brown top edge to a few pages. 19.5x13cms, in an early binding of black cloth over thin boards ruled in blind with gilt spine title. Firm, gilt bright. Unusual to find this title in an original 19thC edition. Good.

Price: 35.00


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J. Flower [Job Flower]:
A Golden Guide to Matrimony, with Six Qualifications for Wedded Life. [Third edition of 'A golden Guide to Matrimony, or, Three Steps to the Altar'] Showing that there is but one Connubial Love, and its Analogy to Spiritual Love.

London: Passmore & Alabaster, n.d. [c.1895?]. Third edition. xx, 214, [4], 8; illustrated by seven engravings, and including pages for 'Remarks' to be added. The last 12 pp consist of the publisher's advertisements for Sturgeon's works. Extensive depiction and discussion of a variety of difficult social and relationship scenarios and moral dilemmas, considered from a pious Christian viewpoint. Contents in good order, with occasional soiling, and with some dog-ear creases. Endpapers soiled and foxed, with a pencilled ownership name. 18.5x12.5cms, in the original limp brown cloth, printed in black: soiled and darkened, with a little fraying to the lower corners. A good original copy of this scarce, and larger, edition. [copac gives the dates for the 1st & 2nd edns as [1892] & [1889?], with respectively 183pp & 198pp. There is no mention of the present edition, which does not have 'Three Steps to the Altar' in the title.] G.

Price: 35.00


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Edited by Rev.W. Knight Chaplin:
Report of Christian Endeavour Convention held at Bristol, Whitsuntide, 1896.

London: The Sunday School Union, [1896]. 270, [2] adverts. Extensive and thoughtful articles: with a group photo frontis, and a number of illustrations in the text, mostly portrait photographs. Front free endpaper soiled and has the ownership names of two delegates from Blackheath. Pages clean but for some having pencil emphases in the margins. Corners splaying a little. Firm, in the original binding of limp ochre cloth, titled in black: a little rubbed and soiled, with slight fraying of edges. Good.

Price: 45.00


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Zusammengestellt von A. Wysard: Pfarrer der deutsch-evangelischen Gemeinde Camberwell, London:
Christliche Heilslehre. [Inscribed copy].

London: Aug. Siegle, 1897. Presumed first edition. [ii], 80pp. Front endpaper bears a long inscription signed by Wysard. Some browning to endpapers, contents otherwise very clean. 19x13cms, in the original binding of black cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt: bright, clean, firm and sharp, spine ends slightly puckered. Near Fine.

Price: 30.00


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A.L. Waring [Anna Letitia Waring]:
Hymns and Meditations. New Edition, with Portrait and Memoir prefixed, together with appendix.

London: SPCK/ S.P.C.K./ Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1911. New Edition. [6], 3-48, xlix-liv, 200, 44, 8. Pages very clean and fresh, with a small ink underline on p.49 and another in the publisher's list at the back. Faint compression crease to text block at foot of spine. In the original binding of red grained cloth titled in black and gilt, with black endpapers, all bright and firm, with a small black mark to the lower joint. Extremities slightly blunted, and small knock to edge of upper board. *** [Wikipedia: 'In 1850, Anna published her first work, Hymns and Meditations. This was to be reprinted and extended many times. Additional Hymns (1858) was integrated into later editions of Hymns and meditations. Mary S. Talbot's memoir In Remembrance of Anna Letitia Waring was added to the 1911 final edition of Hymns and Meditations. This posthumous publication collected previously unpublished material, secular as well as religious. Domestic topics are in evidence, including a light-hearted piece on her cat.'] *** An exceptionally fresh copy of the most complete edition of a title seldom found other than in modern reprints. Very Good+.

Price: 60.00


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W.P. Hares:
Gojra Jangal vichch Mangal. 'Joy in the Wilderness', a Panjabi Proverbial Saying. The Story of a Canal Colony in the Land of the Five Rivers.

Mysore: Wesley Press, n.d. [1934]. Presumed first and only edition. viii, 148, [2], illustrated with many photographs. Contents clean and unmarked. Quarto, c.25x19cms, in the original binding of red cloth, bright and firm, slightly marked and with crease across upper corner of front board, spine titled in gilt and slightly faded. The story of a mission. Good copy. VG.

Price: 30.00


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Wilhelm Kelber: authorised translation by M.L. Mitchell:
The Picture of Christ as evidence of Religious Development.

London: The Christian Community Bookshop, 1937. First edition. 27, [i], followed by the 39 monochrome plates, printed recto. Book printed on coated stock. Some foxing to the first plate and to the list facing it, as well as to the blank leaves at the back of the book: one or two other pages have a single spot. Contents otherwise clean. 253x184mm, in the original gilt paper-covered boards, printed in red. Somewhat darkened, but firm and unmarked, upper corners knocked, slight fraying to spine ends. Good copy. Good.

Price: 40.00


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Dietrich von Hildebrand:
In Defence of Purity: The Catholic Idea of Sex. An analysis and an explanation.

London: Sheed and Ward, 1943. Sixth impression. 196pp. Neat early ownership name to front free endpaper. Contents clean and unmarked, with a couple of small foxing spots to endpapers. In the original binding of tan cloth, spine titled in black, clean, bright and firm, with very slight blunting of extremities. In the uncommon protected unclipped dust jacket, slightly toned, handled and foxed, internally repaired with archival tissue and with small chips at the extremities, but somewhat marred by a brown stain from former sellotape along the upper joint. VG+ in G- dust-jacket.

Price: 48.00


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Thomas Veitch:
Why Should I Kill Myself?

London: Skeffington and Son, [1950]. First edition. 156pp. 1950 ownership name to front free endpaper. Contents clean and unmarked: tips of some page corners creased where formerly bent. In the original paper-covered boards: firm, but heavily damaged and repaired, with marks from old selotape, the spine glued on, and the lower board creased with splitting of the surface. worn.

Price: 20.00


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Caryll Houselander:
The Risen Christ.

London: Sheed and Ward, 1959. First edition. [vi], 111pp. 1966 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Contents very clean, appears unread. In the original binding of green-blue cloth, spine titled in black: clean and firm, spine ends slightly puckered. In the protected soft blue-and-tan jacket: clean, with light fraying to spine ends: flap clipped, but stamped with a subsequent price. Very uncommon in jacket. Very Good+ in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 32.00


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Joel S. Goldsmith:
The World is New.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1962. First UK edition. 206, (ii). Contents extremely fresh and clean, with faint tanning to endpapers. In the original binding of red-and-green speckled cloth, spine titled in white. Very bright and sharp. In the protected unclipped orange dust jacket: very bright and fresh, very slightly knocked to the top edge, and with two tiny scuffs to the joints. Exceptional copy. Fine in very good+ dust-jacket.

Price: 20.00


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Dietrich von Hildebrand:
In Defense of Purity.

Maryland: Helicon Press, 1962. Reprint. viii, 142pp. Contents clean and unmarked. Free endpapers have a band of light tanning, and there is an early ownership name at the front. In the original binding of green cloth, spine titled in silver: clean and firm, with a tiny knock to one corner, puckering to the spine ends, and a small indentation near the top edge of the front board. In the protected unclipped red dust jacket: this is clean and complete, with front panel rubbed and minimal other light wear to the edges. 'This classic study of human love is once more available to a new generation of readers'. A very nice copy. Very Good+ in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 48.00


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J.G. Davies:
Worship and Mission.

London: SCM Press Ltd, 1967. Reprint. 159pp. Ownership name to half-title. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked - appears unread. Paperback with green covers, clean and square, with slight handling scuffs. Very Good+.

Price: 15.00


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G.C. Oosthuizen, H.A. Shapiro, S.A. Strauss (editors):
Euthanasia. Human Sciences Research Council Publication No.65.

Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1978. First edition. [x], 241pp. Contents clean and unmarked. Review slip laid in. Pale foxing to closed edges of text block. In the original binding of white buckram, spine titled in blue: clean and bright, corners sharp, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped blue dust jacket: bright, with a few small marks, edges knocked and scuffed. Nice copy of the scarce hardback edition. Very Good+ in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 50.00


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Karl Hublow:
The Working of Christ in Man. The Thousand-Year-Old Frescoes in the Church of St George on the Island of Reichenau.

Edinburgh: Floris Books, 1979. First English edition. 62pp, illustrated in colour. Contents very clean with a few faint foxing spots to prelims. Quarto, in the original cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket with some sunning to spine and edges. Good copy. Very Good.

Price: 24.00


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