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Zen and the taming of the bull
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Zen and the taming of the bull

By Rahula, Walpola

First edition. Gordon Fraser. London. 1978. 160pp. Original black cloth. In original unclipped dust wrapper. A fine copy in slightly marked dust wrapper. Walpola Rahula (1907-1997) Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and scholar.

$33.38

Biographies of twelve Chinese great scholars 中國學士圖 Zhongguo xue shi tu
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Biographies of twelve Chinese great scholars 中國學士圖 Zhongguo xue shi tu

By Anon

Octavo. Accordion fold. Early twentieth century. 10 watercolour paintings on two layers, silk with borders in contrast woven silk, each faced with accompanying biographical text in Chinese and English. Edges gilt. Original wooden boards with carved vignette coloured in green to upper board 福 = Fu = Blessing. Title plate in Chinese in red and black to endpaper: 中國古代名人圖 = Zhongguo gu dai ming ren tu = Ancient Chinese Celebrities. Error in English title which should read Ten, not Twelve. (Yang Kwei-Shan / Li Chung-Ting / Su Wen-Chung / Chu Wen-Kung / Pai Wen Kung / Li Tai-Pai / Yen Chung-Chieh /Han Wen-Kung / Major General Wang / Tigar Head Koo). Not held in the British Library. No copies held in any UK libraries.

$66.76

The Tryal of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus. NB Not only Mr. Woolston’s Objections in his Sixth Discourse on our Saviour’s Miracles, but those also which he and others have publish’d in other Books, are here considered.
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The Tryal of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus. NB Not only Mr. Woolston’s Objections in his Sixth Discourse on our Saviour’s Miracles, but those also which he and others have publish’d in other Books, are here considered.

By [Sherlock, Thomas]

Printed for J. and H. Pemberton, at the Buck in Fleetstreet. London. MDCCXLIII (1743). 12mo. Title page with engraved vignette. 110pp. 2pp publisher's catalogue. Engraved headpiece and tailpiece. Eighteenth century half calf. Lacking spine strip. Upper board detached. The binding is firm. Light toning to endpapers and title. Occasional minor spots or marks. Silk ribbon marker. Oval Bookplate of Chas Henshaw to fep. "By Dr. Sherlock, Bishop of Salisbury" inscribed to title. Thomas Sherlock (1677-1761) Bishop of Bangor Caernarvonshire 1728-34; Bishop of Salisbury Wiltshire 1734-48; Bishop of London 1748-1761. A supporter of Walpole he was no stranger to controversy and was forceful in debate. Involved in the Bangorian Controversy he entered into the pamphlet war. This work was written in response to Thomas Woolston's Discourses on the Miracles, and ran to thirteen editions as the argument progressed. Sherlock's work also called forth Peter Annet's Deist work The Resurrection of Jesus Considered: In Answer To the Tryal of the Witnesses "By a Moral Philosopher," in 1744; The Resurrection Reconsidered (1744); The Sequel of the Resurrection of Jesus Considered (1745); and The Resurrection Defenders stript of all Defence (1745). Both Woolston and Annet were prosecuted for blasphemy and profanity. Annet was made a scapegoat after the attempt to suppress the publication of David Hume's Four Dissertations of 1757. David Hume wrote 'Of Miracles' in 1748 as a counter to Sherlock's argument in this work. Jane Austen is on record as saying she preferred the sermons of Thomas Sherlock to 'perhaps any other'. ESTC T26528

$60.08

The economy of human life; translated from an Indian Manuscript, written by an ancient Bramin. In two parts.
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The economy of human life; translated from an Indian Manuscript, written by an ancient Bramin. In two parts.

By [Dodsley, Robert; Hill, John; Cao Tsou]

Printed for W. Simpkin & R. Marshall. London. 1833. 12mo. 7x12cm. xii, 152pp. Engraved frontispiece. Part 2 has separate half-title and preface. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards. Gilt to spine. Chipped to head of spine, rubbed with wear to corners and edges. Lightly toned, some offsetting of frontispiece to title. "The Oeconomy of Human Life purports to be an English translation of an ancient Indian text found by a Chinese scholar in Lhasa." Attributed to Robert Dodsley, the bookseller, it became a bestseller. The first part is attributed to Robert Dodsley, dedicated to P. D. Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield; the second is attributed to John Hill, also dedicated to the Earl of Chesterfield. A system of mystical instruction: a translation of the most ancient manuscript found in the Grand Temple of Thibet by Cao-Tsou. The original "author" has been variously identified as Dandamis, Confucius, Lao-tse or the Brahmins, and in the ancient Egyptian teachings of Amenhotep IV, Pharaoh of Egypt. Or there may have never been an original at all. The Economy was republished as 'Kuthumi' by the Theosophists in 1886. See: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Third Series, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Oct., 2009), pp. 439-458 Bray, John. The Oeconomy of Human Life: An 'Ancient Bramin' In Eighteenth-Century Tibet.

$26.70

Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France
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Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France

By Bromfield, James

First edition. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green. London. 1863. Octavo. xii, 314pp. Original embossed red cloth, gilt to spine. Light shelf wear and rubbing to edges. Partially unopened. Inscription "Presented to Benjamin Williams Ffrith Tryddyn by Mrs Jones" dated 1910 to fep, same date to ffep. Vestiges of a removed bookplate to fep. James Bromfield (1815 -) [I. Hope; James Broomfield] He lived at 16, rue de Callac, Morlaix for more than a decade in the mid nineteenth century with his wife, children and two sisters, one of whom, Elizabeth, was the author of 'Recollections of Brittany, in Prose and Verse'. London: James Blackwood, 1863. In 1851, the founders of the Le Bulletin Évangélique de Basse-Bretagne, his friends pastors Achille Le Fourdrey, John Jenkins, James Williams and Jacques Planta, appointed him as treasurer. At the same time, he became the editor of this small suppressed newspaper. James Bromfield was passionate about the Protestant evangelization of Brittany, and religious freedom, whether in Morlaix, then Brest, Quimper and Lorient. This volume is the culmination of his work before he returned to Llanbadoc, Usk in 1862. His previous works were published under assumed names under the coup d'état regime. "I send this book forth in my own name". John Jenkins (1807-1872) born in Cwmcrawnon, Llangynidr, was a fundamental player in the revival of Breton Protestantism in the 19th century. As the first Welsh missionary in the province, he was a linguist, pedagogue, evangelist and pastor. With his colleague James Williams who joined him a few years later, he is the father of a very original form of Protestantism in the Celtic language. James Williams, born at Laugharne, 1812, in 1842 his Protestant mission to "the Welsh people in France" came to Quimper. Author of 'Lower Brittany and Wales: some simple and truthful words addressed to Count Hersart de La Villemarque'. Meyrueis. 1860. He translated the Book of Psalms into Breton.

$100.13

The History of the Church of Japan. Written originally in French by Monsieur L’Abbe de T. And now translated into English. By N.N.
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The History of the Church of Japan. Written originally in French by Monsieur L’Abbe de T. And now translated into English. By N.N.

By Crasset, Jean; [Webb, George transl.]

Two volumes. First editions. s.n. London. 1705. s.n. London. 1707. Small quartos. (22), 544, (8)pp; (10), 549, (6)pp. Later full calf, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands and leather labels. Renewed endpapers. All edges sprinkled to volume I. Variable light toning and occasional spotting to Volume I; intermittent light water staining, spotting and toning to Volume II. Paper fault: 2 small holes and corner loss to penultimate page of Volume II with no loss to text. ESTC T94112. Jean Crasset (1618 – 1692) George Webb (1653 – 1725) "The History I have now in hand, speaks of so strange and surprising Adventures which happedn'd at the very utmost extremities of the World, that they may well pass for Romance and Fables." [From the Preface.]

$907.87

The modern dowser
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The modern dowser

By France, Le Viscomte Henry de (Bell, A. H. transl.)

G. Bell & Sons. London. 1930. xv, 135pp. Photo frontis., text illustrations. Original cloth, gilt to spine. Original protected unclipped dust wrapper, slightly spotted, faded and chipped to edges, short closed tear to corner. Text lightly toned.

$40.05

Mad shepherds and other human studies
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Mad shepherds and other human studies

By Jacks, L. P.

First edition. Williams and Norgate. London. 1910. 8vo. (1), 251pp. Tissue guarded frontispiece portrait tipped in. Original cloth, rubbed to extremities, spotted. Slight foxing to endpapers and tissue guard. Slight crease to lower corner of frontis. Edges untrimmed. From the library of E. A. Browne, "given to me by Jermyn Moorsom, Jan 5 1913". Signed "Raisley Moorsom, from the library of Edward Browne". Lake Poets, Kings College and Bloomsbury Group associations. At some point returned to Jermyn Moorsom, as it came from his library. [Edward Browne of Tallantire Hall, uncle of Jermyn and Raisley Moorsom of Keswick] Jacks, L(awrence) P(earsall) (1860-1955) Principal of Manchester College, Oxford. Visionary author,parapsychologist and investigator of psychical phenomena. A rural philosophical parable partially written in the vernacular. An oddity.

$40.05

Love, Power and Justice
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Love, Power and Justice

By Tillich, Paul

First edition. Geoffrey Cumberleigh. Oxford University Press. London. 1954. viii, 127pp. Original cloth, in original protected dust wrapper, sl sunned and chipped to extremities.

$64.08

Observationum Sacrarum Libri Septem. Tomus I. Editio Ultima.
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Observationum Sacrarum Libri Septem. Tomus I. Editio Ultima.

By Vitringa, Campegius

Tomus I. Editio Ultima. Fredericum Horreum. Amstelodami & Franquerae. 1723, 1724, 1727. Small quarto. Title page in red and black, (1), (3pp) Dedicatio, (11pp) Praefatio, (13pp) Lemmata Capitum, 1052pp, (6pp) Index Praecipuorum Locorum Scripturae Sacrae, (2pp) Index Vocum aut Phraseum Hebraerum & Graecarum, quae in his Libris exponuntor, (23pp) Index Rerum Praecipuarum, (6)pp. Engraved frontis portrait, engraved Kabbalistic plate. Text in Latin, with Hebrew and Greek. Engraved historiated initials, headpieces and tailpieces. Vellum, with embossed floral vignette to boards. Spine in six compartments with raised bands and hand lettering (with erroneous date of 1637). Some discolouration to vellum. Corners bumped, with wear to lower corner of upper board. Text bright and crisp, paper fault to lower margin p 325/6. Light marginal toning. Separate title pages for Books II, III & IV, imprints reading Franquerae, dated 1723, 1723 and 1724 respectively. Complete indices for this volume of the Four Books. [A second volume of books V – VII was published, dated 1726, the title page bearing the words "Editio Tertia".] Vitringa, Campegius [Vitringa, Kempe] (1659-1722) Dutch Prophetic Theologian. Hebraist. A Millenarianist with apocalyptic expectation of the Second Coming and a strong believer in the concept of the New Jerusalem with a major transformation of society, after which all things will be changed. He maintained an ancient oral tradition of transmission of the secret doctrines of Kabbalah. Judaica interest.

$166.89

A review of the principal questions in morals. Particularly those respecting the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, relation to the Deity, obligation, subject matter, and sanctions.
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A review of the principal questions in morals. Particularly those respecting the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, relation to the Deity, obligation, subject matter, and sanctions.

By Price, Richard

The third edition corrected, and enlarged by an appendix, containing additional notes, and a dissertation on the Being and the attributes of the Deity. Printed for T Cadell. London. 1787. 8vo. vii, 512pp, 3pp publisher's adverts. Later full calf, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, blind tooling, leather label and gilt lettering. Signature to title page. The first work by Price, Richard (1723 - 1791) FRS, philosopher, demographer, and political radical. He studied under Vavasor Griffiths at Chancefield, Talgarth. His writings in defence of the American patriots led to an invitation to advise congress conveyed to him by Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams. A member of the intellectual societies the Bowood Group and Benjamin Franklin's 'Club of Honest Whigs'. The journal Enlightenment and Dissent remains a focus for the study of Price's thought. This is his first work: the third edition, being greatly enlarged. Provenance: Signature of William Torrence (slightly cropped) to upper margin of title page. Probably the William Torrence the thirteenth member of the Speculative Society in 1764, ordained July 1788 and afterwards Minister of the Parish of Glencross, Edinburghshire. Robert Louis Stevenson in a letter to Frances Sitwell dated 4 July 1875 "The small kirkyard is full of old gravestones…in church old Mr Torrence preached, over eighty and a relic of times forgotten". William Torrence and the church appear in R.L.S. last unfinished book, The Weir of Hermiston. ESTC T44902

$467.29

A course of physico-theological lectures upon the state of the world, from the Creation to the Deluge
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A course of physico-theological lectures upon the state of the world, from the Creation to the Deluge

By Miln, Robert

First edition. Printed for J Milliken: And sold by R Faulder, Bookseller, London. Carlisle. 1786. 8vo. xxiv, (1), 383pp. Contemporary tree calf, gilt rules and leather label to spine. Corners bumped and joints cracked, but firm. Title excised to upper margin, no loss of text. 17pp subscriber list including J Priestley, Wm Cullen and William Paley, with unnumbered page of subscribers not present in all copies. Toned throughout, with some spotting. Small ink stain to edges. Signature to title page. Barely legible note dated 1832, with the name Matthias Ferguson … "come Holy Spirit" loosely inserted: Ferguson marked neatly with pencil in subscribers list. Miln's reconciliation of recent geological discoveries and scripture: the chapter "To build an Ark" carefully evaluates the practicalities. Paley's own work was published 8 years later.

$267.02

Dissertationum philologico-theologicarum de stylo Nov T. syntagma.
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Dissertationum philologico-theologicarum de stylo Nov T. syntagma.

By Rhenferd, Jacob

Leovardiae. [Leeuwarden]. Ex Officina Heronis Nautae. 1701. 4to. (bl.), (bl.), Title, (32), 678, (44)pp. Engraved title vignette by 'J:G'. Title page in red and black. Woodcut initials and tailpieces. Text in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Original vellum, with title inked onto spine. First gathering loose, but otherwise crisp, bright and clean, with minor occasional spots. The first edition of this collection of theses on the linguistic style of the New Testament, including Pfochenius's Diatribe de Linguae Graecae Novi Testamenti Puritate. Jacob Rhenferd (1654–1712), professor of Oriental Languages at Franeker University.

$200.27

Tracts in Controversy with Bishop Horsley, with Notes by the Editor. To which is annexed, An Appendix, containing a Review of the Controversy, in Four Letters to the Bishops, by the same author, Never Before Published
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Tracts in Controversy with Bishop Horsley, with Notes by the Editor. To which is annexed, An Appendix, containing a Review of the Controversy, in Four Letters to the Bishops, by the same author, Never Before Published

By Priestley, Joseph [Belsham, T, ed]

First edition. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor for the London Unitarian Society. London. 1815. Octavo. xvi, 493pp. 3pp publisher's adverts. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Rubbed and worn to extremities. Occasional spotting/browning. Occasional light marginal pencil lining. Bookplate of G. P. Burns to fep, and his signature to ffep. Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) British Enlightenment polymath. Scientist, theologian, philosopher he was the first to identify oxygen and other core gases. He invented soda water. In 1794 he emigrated to Pennsylvania where was befriended by Thomas Jefferson as 'one of the few lives precious to mankind'. His achievements have only recently begun to be acknowledged. His metaphysical works influenced Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, and Herbert Spencer. Thomas Belsham (1750-1829) Nonconformist author. Successor to Priestley at Hackney. The Priestley v. Horsley, Unitarian v. Trinitarian controversy documented for the first time. Contains the four letters which were left with Belsham by Priestley, "to be published or suppressed at his discretion… the two early letters were written at an early period of the French Revolution…"

$200.27

Les Jeunes Bienheureux
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Les Jeunes Bienheureux

By Carron, L’Abbe Guy Toussaint Julien

First edition. Chez Louis Janet Libraire, successor de son pere. nd [1820]. 12mo. 212pp. Engraved title page, 12 tissue guarded engraved plates. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary full red calf, spine with gilt rules, lettering and embellishment. Boards with double gilt border rules, foliar and floral embellishment, edge tooling, inner foliar curlicues. All edges gilt, silk ribbon bookmark. Small area of surface loss to lower board. Light spotting to free endpapers. L'Abbe Guy Toussaint Carron (1760-1821) born in Rennes, an author and French Roman Catholic priest who founded a number of social and educational institutions: schools, libraries and pharmacies while in exile in England. On the Bourbon Restoration in 1814, Carron returned to France and became head of the Institut de Marie - Thérèse. This children's book is extremely rare: 2 copies held in France (BM Lyon and BNF) are the only copies held worldwide.

$133.51

Paroissien Romain contenentes offices de tous les dimanches et des principals fetes de l’annee.
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Paroissien Romain contenentes offices de tous les dimanches et des principals fetes de l’annee.

By [Catholic Church]

Morizot. [c.1856]. 12mo. 668pp. Engraved frontis., colour litho title, three further engraved plates. Contemporary morocco, spine in five, with gilt gothic cross motifs in gilt, inner gilt swags, Gothic cross clasps, all edges red with gilt gothic cross motifs. Marbled endpapers. Joints and corners rubbed.

$113.48

A free discussion of the doctrines of Materialism, and Philosophical Necessity, in a Correspondence between Dr. Price and Dr. Priestley. To which are added, by Dr. Priestley, an introduction, explaining the Nature of the Controversy...
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A free discussion of the doctrines of Materialism, and Philosophical Necessity, in a Correspondence between Dr. Price and Dr. Priestley. To which are added, by Dr. Priestley, an introduction, explaining the Nature of the Controversy...

By Priestley, Dr [Joseph] & Price, Dr [ ]

First edition. J. Johnson & T. Cadell. 1778. Octavo. (6), xliv, (1), 428pp. Recent half calf, marbled boards. Spine in six, with leather labels and gilt and blind embellishment. New endpapers. Lightly toned. Lengthy and handsomely hand-written note to ffep, presented by the Revd. J. Cockin, May 1839. Rev. JOSEPH COCKIN. 1755-1828. "He was a fearless, zealous, able, and devoted minister. He preached annually at some of the large chapels in London, where his ministry was very acceptable and useful. He also preached before the London Missionary Society in 1798, and was largely occupied in public services in his own county." An Introductory Discourse. Leeds. 1797. The loyal subject. 1809. Cockin published and wrote the introduction to John Locke's Letter concerning Toleration. Huddersfield. 1796.

$300.40