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The Communistic Societies of the United States
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The Communistic Societies of the United States

By Nordhoff, Charles

New York: Hillary House Publishers, Ltd. First published in 1875, this facsimile reprint was issued in 1961. This copy is from the 1962 third printing of the reissue. NEAR FINE hardcover in GOOD+ price-intact jacket. Pages fresh, crisp and unmarked, Bound in dark blue hardcover, gilt-stamped titles on spine. Small scuff front hinge near bottom of spine, otherwise fine. Hinges and binding firm and intact. The jacket has a few small smudges but is overall clean. Jacket spine has some tearing and a 2" hole; type on spine has faded and there is a black pen or pencil mark. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. "The classic eye-witness report of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian and other Utopian communities that flourished in 19th century America." Illustrated with several black and white line drawings. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". 439 pages, including index. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good+.

$18.95

Nature Cure: A Story of Depression and Healing
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Nature Cure: A Story of Depression and Healing

By Richard Mabey

Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2007. 2007 Stated First Univ. of Virginia Press Edition, First printing with full number line. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine as is the hardcover of gray paper-covered boards with a light tan cloth spine. Title is gilt-stamped on spine. Hinges and binding tight and straight. Jacket is clean and complete. Slight shelf rub to jacket but no stains, tears, creases or chips. Price was not printed on jacket. "If in the future we are to secure the survival of the natural world we need more than ever Richard Mabey's passionate and excited exploration of why it is worth saving not only for its sake but also for ours." - Tim Dee, from the Times Literary Supplement. 6 x 8-1/2".[x] + 232 text pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$37.05

Discurso Sobre la Historia Universal, para explicar la continuacion perpetua de la Religion, y las vari mutaciones de los Imperios. Tomo Primero.
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Discurso Sobre la Historia Universal, para explicar la continuacion perpetua de la Religion, y las vari mutaciones de los Imperios. Tomo Primero.

By Bossuet, Jacobo Benigno (Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet); Andres de Salcedo (Spanish Translation)

Madrid: Andres Ortega, 1778. 1778 Spanish language edition of Bishop Bossuet's theological work on Divine Providence and the understanding of history as an actual war between God and the Devil. VERY GOOD. A clean and well-bound copy. Small notation on front pasted endpaper, no other markings, Pages clean, supple and near fine with very little toning or foxing. (Title page, printed in red and black is lightly toned.) Full calf leather binding with title and volume gilt-stamped on leather spine labels. Gilt rules and ornamentation also stamped on spine. Cover is moderately worn with some scuffing and edge rub but is overall very good. Lovely hand-marbled endpapers. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. The book measure 5-3/4 x 8-1/4" and contains48 pages of front matter (including title, Translator's statement "Al Principe Nuestro Senor". Prologo, Table of Contents and "Caracter, y Memorales") followed by 330 text pages and 41-page "Indice de las Cosas Mas Notables." Additional photos and information available on request.. Leather. Very Good/Not Issued.

$142.50

Verdades Eternas, Confirmadas con la Sagrada Escritura, y Expuestas en décimas Castellanas para conservarlas facilmente en la Memoria, por el Presbytero Don Francisco Xavier Lozano
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Verdades Eternas, Confirmadas con la Sagrada Escritura, y Expuestas en décimas Castellanas para conservarlas facilmente en la Memoria, por el Presbytero Don Francisco Xavier Lozano

By Lozano, Francisco Xavier (Javier)

Mexico: La Oficina de los Herederos del Lic. D. Joseph de Jauregui, 1794. 1794. Original edition, published in Mexico. Two parts bound in this one volume. NEAR FINE. A clean, tight copy in lovely tree-calf binding. Pages are fresh and unmarked, the paper supple and bright. First 8 leaves, last ~20 leaves and endpapers have small book worm channels at top outside corner (affecting only folios in last few leaves), also a very short channel to top margin of about 6 leaves at center of book. Pages otherwise fine. Leather cover is gilt titled on blue leather spine label. Cover is lightly worn, a few short, shallow worm channels on front cover but overall near fine. Binding tight and straight. A collection of over 900 poems by the Spanish Jesuit, Francisco Xavier Lozano. Born in Spain, Lozano apparently lived in Mexico from about 1737 until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. He also wrote "Los atributos de Dios y misterios del Dios hombre." 6 x 8-1/4". Part 1: xiv + 168 pages. Part 2: 173 pages. An lovely copy of a very scarce book. . First Edition. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo.

$755.25

The New Pantheon; or, An Introduction to The Mythology of The Ancients, In Question and Answer: Compiled for the Use of Young Persons.
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The New Pantheon; or, An Introduction to The Mythology of The Ancients, In Question and Answer: Compiled for the Use of Young Persons.

By Hort, W. Jillard

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1815. 1815 Edition. VERY GOOD. Early edition of this illustrated mythology, 1815 printed on title page. Internally very good+ in worn contemporary calf leather binding. Two previous owner names neatly penned on front pasted endpaper, a few penciled check marks, no other markings. A clean, complete copy with fold-out frontis engraving "The Mythological Tree" intact and with engraved plates of 16 gods. Pages clean with occasional light foxing, three plates moderately foxed. Cover is clean but scuffed and worn, particularly at corners and spine ends. Spine is scuffed and only 5 gilt rules remain visible. Leather is cracked along hinges but cover and hinges remain intact. Lacks front free endpaper. Binding firm, no cracks or splits. 3-1/2 x 5-1/2"; xii + 191 pp text; 8 pp index. Fourth Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo.

$47.50

The Prow of the Ship: Preachers and Preaching Over 150 Years, 1824-1974
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The Prow of the Ship: Preachers and Preaching Over 150 Years, 1824-1974

By Edwards, Robert L. (Editor)

Hartford, Connecticut: Immanuel Congregational Church, 1979. 1979. VERY GOOD softcover, INSCRIBED by the Editor, in blue ink on the title page, "For Gilbert Hart, Who grew up at Immanuel, with high regard. Robert L. Edwards Hartford October 1979." A clean, otherwise unmarked and firmly bound copy. Paper cover is clean, moderately shelf rubbed, primarily at edges and corners, no tears or chips. Page corners lightly rubbed, pages otherwise fine. Binding firm and intact, no creasing to cover spine. An anthology of "old-time preachers" from Congregational churches of Hartford, Connecticut: North Church, Pearl Street - Farmington Avenue Churches, Park Church and Immanuel Church. 13 black and white illustrations plus 1-page map of Hartford in 1899. Robert L. Edwards (1915-2006) was minister of Immanuel Congregational Church from the 1950s until 1980. 6 x 9". [xii] + 228 pages, including index. Signed By Editor. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued.

$36.10

La Riqueza del Bordado Eclesiastico en Checoslovaquia. El Nino Jesus de Praga
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La Riqueza del Bordado Eclesiastico en Checoslovaquia. El Nino Jesus de Praga

By Drobna, Zoroslava

Prague: Sfinx, 1949. 1949 Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Text in Spanish. A clean, unmarked and well bound copy. Full page errata sheet bound in at rear. Pages clean and fine, bound in red cloth hardcover; cover is fresh with little wear; gilt stamping spine and front cover bright. Binding and hinges intact. Color illustrated jacket is clean with a few small scuffs and moderate edge wear (short closed tears, small chips and some creasing). Jacket is in a removable clear archival protector. Text is followed by the illustration section with 103 photos, several in color, of the richly embroidered ecclesiastical vestments and textiles. 6-1/4 x9-3/8". 70 pages plus 103 pages of plates. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$42.75

A Long Way from Tipperary: A Memoir
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A Long Way from Tipperary: A Memoir

By Crossan, John Dominic

San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2000. 2000 Stated First Edition, first printing. INSCRIBED by author on front free endpaper "For Yamily (sp?) & Horace / With best wishes / Dominic / 03/15/03." Fine in Near Fine price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean copy - no markings other than inscription, Pages fresh and fine. Bound in pale green hardcover with black spine, title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover is fresh and unworn. Unclipped jacket is clean, slightly shlef rubbed, no scuffs, tears, chips or creases. Binding and hinges firm intact and straight. Subtitled "What a former Irish monk discovered in his search for the truth." Crossan, a New Testament historian, shares the insights revealed through his life-long journey - a dauntless quest for the historical Jesus. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". xxi + 216 pages, including index.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$23.75

The Company of Avalon: A Study of the Script Of Brother Symon, Sub-Prior of Winchester Abbey in the Time of King Stephen
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The Company of Avalon: A Study of the Script Of Brother Symon, Sub-Prior of Winchester Abbey in the Time of King Stephen

By Bond, F. Bligh

Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1924. 1924. VERY GOOD. A clean, well-preserved copy. The only marking is a small bookseller label (Brentano's, New York) at bottom of rear pasted endpaper. Pages are crisp and fine. Light toning to endpapers. Bound in orange cloth hardcover with title stamped in black on spine, title and illustration stamped in black on front. Cover is clean, lightly edge worn with bit of cloth fray at spine ends and corner tips. Cover spine is a bit darkened. Binding a bit creaky but hinges and book block are intact - no tearing to endpapers or splits to book block. Illustrated with several black & white drawings. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". xxxix + 159 text pages and 1 ad page at end.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$61.75

The Supernatural
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The Supernatural

By Kenny, John P.

Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1972. March 1972 First Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD+ price intact dust jacket. An unusually nice copy - fresh, totally unmarked and tightly bound. Slight waviness to bottom edge of first few leaves, pages otherwise fine. Hardcover of light magenta cloth, gilt-titled on spine, is clean and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped jacket is lightly edge rubbed with minor creasing and a few tiny chips, otherwise clean and near fine. Jacket is in clear archival protector. The Reverend Kenny begins with the definition of the technical concept according to the scholastic perspective and follows the development of the theology of the supernatural throughout the four great phases of scholasticism: early, high, late and post-tridentine. A chapter is also devoted to Teilhard de Chardin. A select Bibliography is included. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2"; xiv + 150 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+.

$9.45

Through the Gates Into the City: A Metropolis, A Seminary and a Chapel
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Through the Gates Into the City: A Metropolis, A Seminary and a Chapel

By Boggs, Timothy A

New York: The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, 2007. SIGNED 2007 Edition. FINE in FINE dust jacket. Signed in black ink on title page by both the author and photographer: "With love! Bruce" and "For Horace - with joy. Tim." An otherwise unmarked copy, pages fresh and fine as is the blue cloth hardcover. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Color pictorial dust jacket is clean, no scuffs, tears, chips or creases. The history of nineteenth-century struggle within the Episcopal Church to develop a thriving and rigorous general seminary in the heart of urban America, and the building of the of the beautiful Chapel of the Good Shepherd, whose 130-foot bell tower remains a landmark in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Illustrated with beautiful color photographs. 8 x 10-1/2". 96 pages. Signed by Author and Photographer. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Parker, Bruce.

$38.00

Be It Remembered: The Story of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio
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Be It Remembered: The Story of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio

By Klein, Lisa M.

Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Pr Inc, 2003. 2003 First Edition, SIGNED by the Author (in black ink, above her printed name on the title page). FINE in Near FINE price-intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy, firmly bound in black cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine. Pages and cover fine. Binding and hinges, tight, intact and straight. Pictorial jacket fresh and complete; four small dents to front panel but no tears, chips, creases or scuffs. Jacket is in a new clear protector. Profusely illustrated history of one of the oldest congregations in Columbus (archival black &white photos, and documents plus 8 pages with color photos of the stained glass windows. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4". xxii + 265 pages, including Index. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$22.80

The Druids: Priests of the Ancient Celts
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The Druids: Priests of the Ancient Celts

By Lonigan, Paul R

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. 1996 Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line. FINE. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Hardcover of dark blue cloth with silver lettering on front and spine. Cover is bright and sharp, faint rub mark on front cover, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. No dust jacket, apparently as issued. Publisher's information sheet laid in. "...a scholarly piece of detective work that entertains by an agile and surprising erudition balanced with cautious powers of deduction." - Anthony Annunziata. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"; 144 text pages, including Bibliography and Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

$80.75

Hymns and Verses Collected by S. B
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Hymns and Verses Collected by S. B

By Backhouse, Sarah; Backhouse, Elizabeth (Preface)

London and York: S. Harris and Co.; Hamilton, Adams and Co.; William Sessions, 1880. 1880. VERY GOOD. Elizabeth Backhouse writes in the Preface that her late sister, Sarah, collected these verses (of which there are 58), primarily from the American Friends' Review and the rest "from our periodicals." Bookplate of Homewood Friends' Library on front pasted endpaper and a neatly penned inscription on the unprinted side of the front free endpaper which reads, "To Deborah E. Thomas, with dear love from her affectionate young friend Martha Braithwaite. 9 mos 1880." Laid into the book is a letter, dating from the 1950s (the book was withdrawn from the library in November 1955) from Jean Mason Smith librarian of the Homewood Friends' Library, returning the now withdrawn book to a family member, Dr. Thomas. (Miss Smith isn't sure Dr. Thomas will be interested and ends with this rather negative comment, " Please dispose of it if you do not care for it." ) A clean, neat copy - unmarked other than the inscription and bookplate. Pages, all edges with red tint, are near fine, light foxing to a few leaves. Bound in flexible boards covered in light brown paper with gilt and black stamping on front, blind embossed decorative rules stamped on rear board. Printed light brown endpapers. The front hinge is cracked and the binding is tender, but all pages are secured. Scarce. 4-3/4 x 6-1/2"; 118 pages. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$66.50

Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends: Being a Selection from the Records of the Yearly Meeting for Pennsylvania, &c. From the Year 1788 to 1819, Inclusive

By Society of Friends

Philadelphia: Solomon W. Conrad, 1821. 1821. Very Good. A clean, intact copy. The only markings are a few small math additions penned to the rear pasted endpaper. Pages are clean and supple. Light damp stain to last 3 leaves and rear free endpaper, otherwise text is fine. Bound in full brown calf leather, gilt title on black leather spine label. Cover is clean though worn with scuffing and abrasionas along edges and spine. Leather cracked along hinges though binding and internal hinges remain tight and square. 4 x 7-1/4"; 184 pages. First Edition. Leather. Very Good.

$66.50

George Fox
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George Fox

By Hodgkin, Thomas

London: Methuen & Co., 1896. 1896 Edition, 1896 printed on title page. VERY GOOD. A clean, crisp and firmly bound copy. The only marking is a signature in black ink under the title on the half-title page, "by Thos Hodgkin", possibly in the author's hand. Frontispiece is a B&W reproduction of a portrait of George Fox painted by Sir Peter Lely. Pages are clean, supple and near fine. Hardcover of dark blue cloth is gilt titled on spine with blind titling on front, Cover is clean, lightly shelf worn. There are 2small punctures at the top of the rear board near spine and some scratches to the spine in same area- as if someone's pet dog once "fetched" the book. Binding is unharmed - the hinges and book block are intact, firm and straight. A well-written, comprehensive biography of 'George Fox, the Founder of Quakerism.' 5 x 7-5/8"; vii + 284 pages (including index). 40-page publisher's catalog dated March 1896 bound at rear. . First British Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$57.00

House of Worship: Sacred Spaces in America
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House of Worship: Sacred Spaces in America

By Browning, Dominique; Gomes, Rev. Peter J. (Introduction)

New York: Assouline Publishing, 2006. 2006 Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A fresh, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages crisp and clean; firmly bound in dark brown hardcover, with blind embossed titling on front and spine. Color photographic jacket is bright and complete; slightly shelf rubbed but no chips or tears. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. A collection of beautifully designed (and photographed) houses of worship, ranging from California's soaring Crystal Cathedral, the classic Brigham City Tabernacle to the humble Quaker Meeting House in Flushing, New York. Also Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI (America's oldest synagogue), the richly appointed Enmanji Buddhist Temple in Sebastopol, CA and New York City's Islamic Cultural Center. Profusely illustrated with rich, finely detailed, color photographs. 9-1/4 x 12". 248 pages . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$37.95

Lives at St. Luke's: An Oral History Book
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Lives at St. Luke's: An Oral History Book

By Murphy, Margaret (Preface); Wojtasik, Susan (Introduction); The St. Luke's Seniors Group

New York: The Church of St. Luke's in the Fields, 2004. 2004. FINE soft cover. INSCRIBED by St. Luke's Rector, Caroline Stacey, to Suffragan Bishop of the New York Episcopal Diocese, Catherine Roskam. On the title page, "October 30, 2005 - For Bishop Roskam - In celebration of your ministry and witness. With respect + prayer - Caroline Stacey on behalf of the parish of St. Luke's." A fresh, clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Firmly bound in color pictorial paper cover. No soiling, no tears, chips or creases to pages or cover. A remarkable collection of 22 interview transcripts, the project undertaken by senior parishioners of the historic church located in New York City's Greenwich Village, "to capture for the parish community and for future generations the compelling stories of lives lived in this beloved place." Preface by Margaret Murphy; Introduction by Susan Wojtasik; 2 Farewell Reflections (of The Revs. Ledlie Laughlin, Jr. and Roger Ferlo) plus 3 Appendices. 7x 10"; xxx + 625 pages. Soft Cover. Fiine.

$61.75

On the Improvement of Society By the Infusion of Knowledge

By Dick, Thomas

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. 1846 printed on title page. VERY GOOD+. A clean, firmly bound copy. The only marking is a name (possibly the bookseller) "Marvin & Hitchcock - San Francisco" rubbers stamped at bottom of title page. Pages otherwise clean and crisp. Bound in hardcover of brown paper with leatherette embossing, gilt titled on spine. Cover is clean, stamping bright. Cover edges lightly shelf rubbed. Binding and hinges intact, book block solid. The author dispels superstitions and presents the 'facts' on such topics as prevention of disease and accidents, optics, steam navigation and natural history, as well as philosophical/religious philosophies: the Unity of the Divine Being, the absurdity of persecution, benefits of Christianity, evidence of prophecy, evils of sectarianism. Includes several line engraving and diagrams. This title is No. 59 in "The Family Library" series. 4 x 6"; 442 pages. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 16mo.

$23.75

Shadowy Hand; Or Life-Struggles. A Story of Real Life. Testimonial Edition. Extra Chapter

By Morgan, Rev. Henry

Morgan Chapel, Boston: Self-published, 1875. Originally published 1874, this is the "6th Thousand" 1875 Testimonial Edition with an extra chapter. Includes frontispiece portrait engraving of author along with an illustrated half-title page. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked copy in bound green cloth over beveled boards. Cover is decoratively stamped and titled in gilt and black on front board, ornate gilt titling on spine. Pages clean with occasional small spotting, edges dusty. Cover is lightly shelf rubbed, some fraying to cloth at spine ends. Binding is tender but intact, front hinge with crack at bottom, rear hinge endpaper cracked, both hinges remain firm; there is a slight lean to the spine. The autobiography of Methodist minister, Henry Morgan (1825-1884). Morgan was pastor and the property-owner of the Morgan Chapel, First Independent Methodist Church in Boston's South End. 4-3/4 x 7-1/4"; 470 pages. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

$71.25

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