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Western Illuminated Manuscripts the Property of the John Carter Brown Library
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Western Illuminated Manuscripts the Property of the John Carter Brown Library

By [MANUSCRIPTS]

London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co, 1981. original green boards lettered in black. Covers lightly silverfished else fine. Quarto. Profusely illustrated Nineteen lots of illuminated manuscripts extensively described and detailed, profusely illustrated.

$10.00

The Pioneer Preacher. Incidents of Interest, and Experiences in the Author’s Life
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The Pioneer Preacher. Incidents of Interest, and Experiences in the Author’s Life

By BRISTOL Sherlock

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1989). First edition thus. green cloth with gilt lettering. Fine. Quarto. Illustrated with drawings by Isabelle Blood. Includes illustrated title page “Bristol himself was not an important leader of the frontier mission...but the relatively artless autobiography of this Congregationalist preacher on the frontier vividly portrays the everyday events and attitudes that illustrated and shaped culture and religion in western America.” -from the Introduction.

$10.00

An Address to the Jews by John Xeres: Containing His Reasons for Leaving the Jewish, and Embracing the Christian Religion
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An Address to the Jews by John Xeres: Containing His Reasons for Leaving the Jewish, and Embracing the Christian Religion

By XERES John

London: Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Anthony Barker, at St. Laurence-Lane End in Cheapside, 1710. First edition. original brown sheep over stiff boards, re-backed (some time ago) to style, lettered in gilt on burgundy spine label. Some rubbing of edges, title page with small nicks at lower edge. Octavo. 115 pp. 1p, Advertisement "Books printed for Anthony Barker Dedication leaf with inscription of William Worsley dated 1753. Rear flyleaf and pastedown with doodles and one inscription in Hebrew "The author writes this book to persuade other Jews that Jesus Christ truly is their savior, and urges them to convert to the Christian faith. Xeres tells us that he was from a family of Spanish Jewish origin living in North African Saphia. He opens his book by addressing John, Archbishop of York (John Sharp, 1643-1714) and thanks him for sponsoring Xeres' own conversion. There is also a testimonial signed by seven British merchants who trade in "Barbary" telling the reader that the author (who is here called Jonah Ben Jacob Xeres) was employed by them in their establishment in North AFrica. ...persuaded by them at the age of about 25 that Jesus was indeed the promised Messiah. Xeeres then proceeded to England, they say, where he adopted Christianity with the aid of the learned Reverend Dr. Allix, who himself then tetifies briefly that Xeres is learned not only in the Old Testament, but also in the Jewish Talmud. The degree of the author's erudition is important because Jewish Converst to Christianity were commonly dismissed as being deficient in learning.[ST10863a].

$1250.00

Sermons Preach\'d Upon Several Occasions
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Sermons Preach'd Upon Several Occasions

By STANHOPE George

London: Printed for Dan. Midwinter and Tho. Leigh, 1700. First edition. rebound in full brown calf with lighter panelled inlays tooled in blind, spine with raised bands, gilt and gilt lettered burgundy morocco label, all edges gilt. Spine faded to lighter brown, slight browning to some leaves, else fine. Royal octavo. 464 pp George Stanhope (5 March 1660 – 18 March 1728) was a clergyman of the Church of England, rising to be Dean of Canterbury and a Royal Chaplain. He was also amongst the commissioners responsible for the building of fifty new churches in London, and a leading figure in church politics of the early 18th century. Stanhope also founded the Stanhope School in 1715. George was born on 5 March 1660 at Hartshorne, near Swadlincote in south Derbyshire, son of Thomas Stanhope, rector of Hartshorne, Derbyshire,[2] vicar of St Margaret's Church, Leicester, and chaplain to the Earls of Chesterfield and Clare. His grandfather, George Stanhope (d. 1644), was canon and precentor of York from 1631, and was rector of Wheldrake, Yorkshire, and chaplain to James I and Charles I; he was dispossessed during the Commonwealth. The younger George was educated at Uppingham School in Rutland, Eton College and King's College in Cambridge. He graduated in 1681 and obtained his Master of Arts in 1685 and entered into Holy Orders, however he remained three years longer at Cambridge. In 1687 he was appointed curate of Stow cum Quy, Cambridgeshire, and in 1688 he was appointed rector of Tewin, Hertfordshire (Tewin Register), and on 3 August 1689 of Lewisham, Kent, being presented to the latter by Lord Dartmouth, to whose son he was tutor, both then and apparently for five years afterwards. He became a Doctor of Divinity in 1697, and he was appointed chaplain to William and Mary. In 1701 he was appointed Boyle lecturer. In the year following he was presented to the vicarage of Deptford, was reappointed Royal chaplain by Queen Anne, and on 23 March 1704 was made Dean of Canterbury, still retaining Lewisham and Deptford. -wikipedia.

$600.00

The Illustrated Scripture History, for the Young
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The Illustrated Scripture History, for the Young

By HOWARD John

New York: Virtue, Yorston & Co., n. d. First edition. three-quarter brown sheep over brown cloth, spines decorated and lettered in gilt. Some darkening of spines, slight rubbing, occasional slight browning of leavdes. Square octavo. Two volumes Illustrated with nearly 300 engravings; coloured title page opposite p. 32 in vol. I .

$150.00

A Dissertation of Christian Baptism and the Subjects Therewith Immediately Connected, comprised in a Series of Sections
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A Dissertation of Christian Baptism and the Subjects Therewith Immediately Connected, comprised in a Series of Sections

By PORTER David

Catskill {US]: Printed by Nathan Elliot, 1809. First edition. re-backed in half brown calf lettered in gilt over original boards. Slight rubbing of edges of boards, front free endpaper with small tears at each end and offsetting from glue, albeit a nice copy. Octavo. 141 pp. plus errata page and content page Contemporary name in ink on front free endpaper .

$75.00

Religion in Modern New Mexico

By [AMERICAN HISTORY, RELIGION]

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1997). First edition. red cloth with gilt lettering. Slight spotting of top edges,small remainder mark at lower edge, else fine. Quarto. Illustrated with tables and charts “In spite of often heated rhetoric, the traditionalist historians and the ‘new’ western scholars have more in common than they are likely to admit. Foremost among their shared assumptions is a conspicuous lack of interest in the religious history of the American West.” -from the Introduction.

$10.00

Junipero Serra's Legacy

By MORGADO Martin J and WEBER Francis J

Pacific Grove: Mount Carmel, 1987. Second printing. black cloth lettered in gilt. Covers lightly spotted, else as new/pictorial dust jacket (fine). 11.9 x 9 x 0.8 inches. 251 pages Profusely illustrated .

$10.00

The Religious Philosopher: or, The Right Use of Contemplating the Works of the Creator. In the I. Wonderful Structure of Animal Bodies, and in particular Man,  II, In the no less Wonderful and Wife Formation of the Elements, and Their Various Effects Upon Animal and Vegetable Bodies. And, III.  In the Most Amazing Structure of the Heavens, with all Its Furniture. Designed for the Conviction of Atheists and Infidels ...
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The Religious Philosopher: or, The Right Use of Contemplating the Works of the Creator. In the I. Wonderful Structure of Animal Bodies, and in particular Man, II, In the no less Wonderful and Wife Formation of the Elements, and Their Various Effects Upon Animal and Vegetable Bodies. And, III. In the Most Amazing Structure of the Heavens, with all Its Furniture. Designed for the Conviction of Atheists and Infidels ...

By [RELIGION] [NIEYUWENTYT Bernard]

London: Printed for J. Senex et al, 1724. Third edition. rebacked to style, contemporary inlaid calf over boards tooled in blind. Bord edges a little worn, some margins trimmed a little, else fine. Quarto. Two volumes Illustrated with woodcuts, many folding plates of anatomy and biology This main work of Nieuwentijt was "intended to demonstrate the existence of God by teleological arguments. Never before had this been tried on such a scale, and none among Nieuwentijt's numerous imitators equalled his completeness." -DSB.

$750.00

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the United Churchof England and Ireland ...
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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the United Churchof England and Ireland ...

By [RELIGION]

Oxford: University Press, 1864. full brown leather custom binding tooled in blind, lettered in gilt over stiff boards, all edges gilt, metal edges on covers with clasp, by Westley of Cheltenham. Fine. 16mo. With a foredge painting of Cheltenham? With contemporary inscriptions in brown ink on free endpaper and first fly leaf .

$500.00

Ave Rokma Immortalis. Studies from the Chronicles of Rome
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Ave Rokma Immortalis. Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

By CRAWFORD Francis Marion

London: Macmillan Company, 1899. Early edition. full blue crushed morocco with gilt border, spines with raised bands (later?) gilt lettered spine labels, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Spines faded to brown, top of spine on vol. I expertly repaird, slight rubbing. Quarto. Two volumes Illustrated with foldout map and photogravure plates .

$60.00

Gutenberg to Gill: Fine Printing & Important Books from Six Centuries, Catalogue  Number 44
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Gutenberg to Gill: Fine Printing & Important Books from Six Centuries, Catalogue Number 44

By HOWELL Warren R

San Francisco: John Howell-Books, 1973. original pictorially stamped white wrappers lettered in black. With slight fold at lower edge. Quarto. Illustrated With: The Coverdale Bible. separate six page offering of this important book .

$20.00

Sundancing. The Great Sioux Piercing Ritual

By MAILS Thomas E

Tulsa: Council Oak Books, (1978). Second edition. pictorial wrappers lettered in red, yellow, white and black. Slightly rubbed, else fine. Oblong quarto. Profusely illustrated “The Sun Dance includes every aspect of Sioux Religion, everything spiritual they do on a year-round basis is represented within the single ceremony” -from the dust jacket.

$20.00

The Ashes of Waco. An Investigation

By REAVIS Dick J

New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995). First edition. black cloth spine lettered in copper over gray boards. Slight spotting of top edges, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (some rubbing). Quarto. Illustrated with drawings and floorplans “It is the story about the very American, nineteenth-century roots of Koresh’s theology, and it includes previously unpublished biographical details.” -from the dust jacket.

$10.00

They Call Me Agnes. A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of Agnes Yellowtail Deernose

By VOGET Fred W and MEE Mary K., Assistant

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1995). First edition. green boards with white lettering. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly sunned). Octavo. Illustrated with frontispiece, photographs, and maps .

$10.00

Karok Myths

By KROEBER A. L and GIFFORD E. W

Berkeley: University of California Press, (1980). First edition. dark tan cloth lettered and decorated in brown on spine. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (very slight wear). Quarto. Illustrated with photographs “In the early summer of 1902 when Alfred Kroeber, a young anthropologist at the University of California at Berkely, was on his second field trip among the Indians of northwest California. He had previously been with the Yurok and how was headed upstream to collect texts of mythological materials from the neighboring Karok ...nearly forty years later E. W. Gifford took up the Karok study where Kroeber left off ... he collected more that 160 tales and formulas - for healing, for childbirth, for hunting luck - and along with Kroeber’s notes are published for the first time” from dust jacket.

$20.00

Of Borders and Margins. Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945
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Of Borders and Margins. Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

By MACHADO Daisy L

New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. First edition. American Academy of Religion Academy Series. black boards with silver lettering. Fine/dust jacket (slight rubbing). Quarto. Written with an engaging style and crisp historical view, Of Borders and Margins offers a penetrating historical examination of a previously unexamined area of the history of American Protestantism...The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and its Hispanic constituency live in an uneasy and tension-filled relationship...Machado locates the historical underpinnings of this relationship through an analysis of the Disciples’ interaction with the Hispanics in Texas in the late Nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.” -from the dust jacket.

$10.00

Before the Great Spirit. The Many Faces of Sioux Spirituality

By RICE Julian

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1998). First edition. purple boards lettered and decorated in gray. Small remainder mark on lower edges, slightly rubbed, else fine. Quarto. “This book is dedicated to the proposition that all cultures were not created intellectually and spiritually alike” -from the introduction.

$25.00

Yellowtail. Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief. An Autobiography

By FITZGERALD Michael Oren

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1991). First edition. brown boards lettered in black and red. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Octavo. “Medicine man and Sun Dance chief Thomas Yellowtail is a pivotal figure in Crow tribal life... through his life story and description of the Sun Dance religion we can reexamine the premises and orientations of both cultures” -from the dust jacket.

$12.50

Black Elk. Holy Man of the Oglala

By STELTENKAMP Michael F

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1993). First edition. blue boards lettered in black. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Octavo. Illustrated “Steltenkamp’s biography shows that Black Elk’s spirituality was not limited to traditional Indian religion but represented a remarkable convergence of traditional and Christian themes” -from the dust jacket.

$10.00

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