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Stained Glass
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Stained Glass

By Laurence Lee, George Seddon, Francis Sephens

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, and the spine. There is minimal wear on the edges and the corners are slightly bumped. The back of the cover board does have two dents in it, and the top of the cover board and spine are discolored. The pages are crisp, clean and white and free from markings. The binding is tight and solid. "Stained glass is unique among the arts of the world because of the relationship That exists between glass and light. We see colour on a painted surface through the reflection of light; the colour we see in a stained- glass window is from the light refracted through it. The colours of the glass are deadened by reflected light, and when darkness falls a stained-glass window cannot be brought to life." - Stained Glass

$50.51

The Episcopal Church In The United States: 1789-1931
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The Episcopal Church In The United States: 1789-1931

By James Thayer Addison

This book is in very good condition. The cover has minimal to no wear on the front, back, spine , edges and corners. The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front cover board. The front end page has stains and some discoloration. The previous owners stamp is on the title page. There are no other marking in the book. The pages are still white, crisp, and clean. The binding is in perfect condition. "Convention Starts Today Episcopal," ran the headlines of the San Francisco Chronicle of September 26, 1949. And in the next issue it's readers learned that "San Francisco's Civic Auditorium became a cathedral yesterday for close to ten thousand Episcopalians from all parts of the world, gathered for the Fifty-Sixth General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States" For this triennial meeting there were met nearly 150 bishops and more than 600 clerical and lay deputies representing 74 dioceses and 28 missionary districts, domestic and foreign, with a baptized membership of two and a half million. It was not one of the largest Churches in Christendom, but it's influence in every State in the Union and in the lands of its overseas missions was out of all proportion to its numbers" - Prologue, The Episcopal Church In The United States: 1789-1931

$37.50

The Cathedrals Of England
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The Cathedrals Of England

By M. J. Taber

This antiquarian book is in poor condition. The cover has major wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. There are also stains on the cover boards. The previous owners mark is on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned and the binding is loose but still intact. This book is 112 years old and is a perfect collectors item. "In a book this size it is clearly impossible to give a full description of the architecture of the thirty cathedrals of England. The principal aim of this book is to throw something of a personal interest around the cathedrals, by giving glimpses of the bishops, rulers, and other noted personages who have been connected with them through the long series of years which have elapsed since their erection. At the same time, an attempt has been made to state briefly but comprehensively the salient and distinguishing characteristics of each edifice." - Author's Forward, The Cathedrals Of England

$50.00

Rose Windows
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Rose Windows

By Painton Cowen

This book is in very good condition. The cover has some minimal wear on the front, back, spine, corners and edges. There is a marking on the front cover page. The pages are clean, white and crisp. "The ability to create beauty is God's greatest gift to man. And the appreciation of beauty - whether man-made or natural - is not only a joy but an active call to something much greater than oneself. At rare intervals in our lives we may experience moments of magic, when a person a place, a view, an object or a situation seems to transfix us, and we suddenly see the world in a quite different light. Such moments are often accompanied by an equally sudden 'inner expansion' and the realization that there is much more of life to be experienced, much that is unfulfilled. However unexpected the moments may be, they have a feeling of the Absolute about them. They are rare and elusive but leave us with a sense of awe and wonder which we feel is our birthright." - Rose Windows

$7.50

The Horizon History Of Christianity
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The Horizon History Of Christianity

By Roland H. Bainton

This book is in fair condition. The cover has some wear on the front, the spine, the edges and the corners. No dust jacket. There is highlighting inside the book, but the pages are still readable. The previous owners stamp is affixed to the inside front board. There are water stains on the front pages of the book. In this single absorbing volume, the noted historian and religious scholar Roland Bainton offers a comprehensive, critical portrait of Christianity from its beginnings two thousand years ago to the modern day. From Christ's lowly birth in a stable to the rise of cathedrals and kings, from Roman soldiers to Franciscan monks to Puritans fleeing persecution to a new world across the sea, Bainton paints a rich history of a vast and varied people united by a singular belief. Illustrated with fifty black-and-white photographs, Christianity is a perfect introduction for lay readers and a classic in its field.

$12.50

Splendors Of Christendom
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Splendors Of Christendom

By Dmitri Kessel

This book is in good condition. There is some cover wear and the edges and corners are worn. The inside is clean. It should be noted that this book and the photographs in it are all made by hand. This is an over-sized and heavy book that requires additional postage. Dmitri Kessel (1902-1995) was a photojournalist and staff photographer for Life magazine known for his courageous coverage of war on the front line, including reports on the liberation of Europe during WWII. From the mid-1950s he photographed Europe's religious architecture, including St Mark's, in Venice, and the opulent monuments of the Vatican. Henri Maurice Peyre (1901-1988) was a French-born American linguist, literary scholar and Sterling Professor of French Emeritus at Yale University. He wrote the commentary about the church site, history and society of the period each were constructed.Structural data on 14 specific churches and cathedrals featured, as well as time-line and list of 103 illustrations (9 photos cover more than one page). Modern churches in Istanbul.

$35.00

Ravenna Mosaics
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Ravenna Mosaics

By New York Graphic Society

This book is in acceptable condition. The binding is loose and fraying. The cover is worn and stained. The corners are rubbed. The previous owners name is written on the top of the first page. Marking on the cover page, also. The pages are tanning, but the pictures inside the book are still beautiful. This is an over-sized or heavy book that requires additional postage. Ravenna Mosaics from the "So-called Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Baptistery of the Cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Chapel, the Baptistery of the Arians, the Basilica San Apollinare Nuovo, the Church of San Vitale and the Basilica of San Apollinare in Classe." Illustrated with sixty plates of which forty-five are color.

$20.00