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THE CHOIR INVISIBLE.

By Allen, James Lane.

The Macmillan Company, New York., 1905. pp. 361. 12mo. 180mm. Publisher's full dark beige cloth binding stamped in white and gilt. Cover decorated with a simple leaf pattern circling the lettering. Spine lettered and decorated similarly. Front cover is clean and colors are bright. Mild abrasions on corners of boards. Spine rubbed. Front hinge cracked but contents tight. Hardbound. Good. James Lane Allen (1849-1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. Characteristic of the late-19th century local color era. Writers everywhere sought to capture the regional vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as 'Kentucky's first important novelist.' NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$20.00

THE WISDOM OF THE FOOLISH AND THE FOLLY OF THE WISE.

By Antrim, Minna Thomas.

H. Altemus, Philadelphia., 1903. pp. 112. 12mo. 160mm. Publisher's full maroon cloth binding stamped in cream and gilt. Cover decorated with a swooping floral pattern and lettered plainly in gilt. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Front cover is slightly rubbed and crinkled. Mild abrasions on corners of boards. Spine bright. Minna Thomas Antrim (1861-1950) was an American writer. She is famous for the quote 'Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.' Title page printed in red and black. Hardbound. Good. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$50.00

GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: In a Faithful Account of the Life and Death of John Bunyan

By Bunyan, John

W.A. Leary, Philadelphia:, 1844. pp. 374. 12mo. 130mm. Original publisher's full dark blue cloth binding decorated in blind with an ornamental design. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards mildly faded and brittle. Spine rubbed with mild wear to head and base of spine. Corners sharp. Contents mildly foxed. Hardbound. Very Good. These small volumes were typically given as gifts but also in their early years of publications they were used primarily by soldiers. Their small ze made them perfect for taking into the battlefield. John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to give up preaching. During this time he wrote a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and began work on his most famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress, which was not published until some years after his release. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$80.00

GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: In a Faithful Account of the Life and Death of John Bunyan

By Bunyan, John

John Bear, Lancaster:, 1843. pp. 188. 16mo. 140mm. Original publisher's pictorial full maroonish-orange cloth binding decorated in blind and with a small decorative design on the front board in gilt. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Cover gilt and spine gilt is bright. All text edges gilt. Spine faded with some wear to head and base of spine. Boards faded around edges. Corners bumped. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Gift inscription on inside flyleaf 'John jh. Ruth, Rothsville, Pa.' These small volumes were typically given as gifts. During the Civil War era their small size made them perfect for taking to camp or into the battlefield. John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The 'Pilgrim's Progress.' In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to give up preaching. During this time he wrote a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and began work on his most famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress, which was not published until some years after his release. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$50.00

INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS, AND THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH. From the 2d Edinburgh ed. With Questions for the Examination of Students.

By Abercrombie, John

Harper & Bros., New York:, 1836. pp. 349. 12mo. 160mm. A very early American printed full cloth binding. Front board with title and imprint info ruled and lettered in black. Spine also printed plainly. Back board stamped with index of other works in the 'Harper's Family Library' Series (of which this is number 37). Boards dirtied with some rubbing and soiling. Spine browned and brittle with some wear to head and base. Boards fraying around edges. Corners bumped and frayed. Front Flyleaf excised. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Gift inscription on title page from 'M. Cheston to her friend, A.S. Rigely.' John Abercrombie, M.D. (1780-1844), physician, was the only son of the Rev. George Abercrombie, one of the parish ministers of Aberdeen. In 1800 he went to Edinburgh to study medicine, and took his degree there in 1803. He spent about a year in London in further study at St. George's Hospital, and soon after his return to Edinburgh in 1804 began to practice. From the outset of his career his fellow-citizens recognized in him a man of boundless energy and of generous public spirit. Becoming connected with the public dispensary, he gradually gained an intimate knowledge of the moral and physical condition of the poor, and found opportunities for the exercise of those habits of close and accurate observation which were already formed in himself, and which throughout his life he strove to teach to others. He did much to train the medical students of his time. It is recorded as part of his system that he divided the poorer quarters of Edinburgh into districts, and allotted them to different students, himself maintaining a supervision of the whole. Meanwhile he kept with scrupulous care a record of every case of scientific interest that came before him. The results of his observations appeared in a series of papers on pathological subjects, contributed chiefly to the `Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal' from 1816 to 1824. In 1830 he published a work on the intellectual powers and the application of logical methods to science, followed three years afterwards by another and shorter work on the moral feelings. Both books acquired an instant popularity, which they maintained for generations. Within ten years there appeared ten English editions of the `Intellectual Powers,' and in 1860 it was still in such favor that it was introduced as a text-book in the Calcutta University. NW51. Soft cover. Very Good.

$60.00

WHAT IS WORTH WHILE?

By Brown, Anna Robertson.

Thomas Y. Crowell, New York:, 1893. pp. 32. 8vo. 190mm. Original publisher's textured cream colored vellum covered color illustrated boards lettered in gilt. Gilt title set in a purple floral frame. Spine blank. Dust jacket present and intact but slightly torn. Gilt bright. Cover mildly soiled. Binding tight. Corners bumped. Manuscript ownership of 'Lizzie, April 9th, 1894' on inside flyleaf. Anna Robertson Brown Lindsay (1864-1948) was the first woman to earn a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. She wrote a number of books on theological topics, most of which were published in the early-1900s. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. NW61 3n3. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$30.00

FOR FRIENDSHIP'S SAKE.

By Rader, William.

Dodge Pub. Co., New York., 1900. pp. 91 +Plus Frontis Portrait. 12mo. 160mm. Publisher's full dark brown cloth binding stamped in purple, green and gilt. Cover decorated with an intricate swirling design with grapes and leaves growing as if on a lattice. Spine lettered and decorated similarly in gilt. Front cover is clean. Colors are a little dulled but the gilt shines. Mild fraying to corners. Spine rubbed. Hardbound. Very Good. Scarce. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$50.00

THE POSTHUMOUS PIECES OF THE LATE REVEREND JOHN WILLIAM de la FLECHERE, By the Rev. Melville Horne, Curate of Madeley.

By Fletcher, John William (1729-1785); Horne, Rev. Melville.

Re-printed from the English Edition, at the Press of Barber & Southwick, for T. Spencer and A. Ellison, Albany, NY: ., 1794. pp. iv, (5)-384. Blind stamp of AAS withdrawn on title page. Title page chipped on front margin. Pages 193 & 194 torn without loss. Age stain. Pencil manuscript ownership of William J. Campbell [1850-1931] (Philadelphia printer / publisher) 1909 on first fly leaf. 12mo. 180 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Front board detached. Rear board very fragile. Remnants of leather spine label. Slight loss at head and tail of spine. Reprinted from the English edition. Hardbound. Good. Evans 26980. EVANS1. Hardcover.

$100.00

THE PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. The 7th Edition, Corrected.

By Paley, William.

Printed for Thomas Dobson, at the Stone-House, no. 41, South Second-Street, Philadelphia: ., 1788. pp. 499 [1]. 8vo. 200 mm. Autograph ownerships of Thomas Harris, Jr. Original full leather Philadelphia binding, with a nicely tooled morocco gilt spine title piece. Hardbound. Very Good. William Paley (1743-1805) was an English clergyman, Archdeacon of Carlisle, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work 'Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity', which made use of the famed watchmaker analogy. This work was intended as a practical 'real world' companion. SCARCE. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 21356. EVANS1. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$150.00

OLD MORTALITY

By Scott, Sir Walter

Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago: ()., 1900. 458 p. plus 4 unnumbered prints. 8vo. A clean original publisher's full cloth pictorial binding in brown. Cover stamped in gilt, green and red with same on spine. Slight rubbing of spine. Spine rubbed slightly. A clean and tight example. 8vo. 200mm. Hardbound. Very Good. NW66. Hardcover. Very Good.

$75.00

ELEMENTS OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE HUMAN MIND.

By Stewart, Dugald (1753-1828).

Printed by William Young, Philadelphia: ., 1793. pp. xi, [2], 10-500. Publisher's advertisements on verso of p. xi. 8vo. 210 mm. Original full leather binding, boards detached. Hardbound. Good. Dugald Stewart (1753-1828) was a Scottish philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for popularizing the Scottish Enlightenment through his lectures, and his influential students at the University of Edinburgh, and other followers. Contents of this work include: Of the Powers of External Perception; Of Attention; Of Conception; Of Abstraction; Of the Association of Ideas; Of Memory; Of Imagination; etc. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. SCARCE. Evans 26212. EVANS1. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$150.00

A DICTIONARY OF LOVE; WHEREIN IS THE DESCRIPTION OF A PERFECT BEAUTY; THE PICTURE OF A FOP OR MACARONI; AND A KEY TO ALL THE ARCH PHRASES, DIFFICULT TERMS, AND PECULIAR IDIOMS, USED IN THAT UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. With Notes.

By Dictionary of Love.

Printed by James Carey, No. 83, North Second Street, Philadelphia: ()., 1798. pp. 119. May lack a leaf at the front and/or back, but no text appears to be missing. Fly leaves and title page dampstained. Rest of text lightly foxed. 24mo. 130 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Front board detached. Hardbound. Text good. Though the language has changed much of the advice offered in the rare little book still applies today. RARE. Evans 33637. EVANS1. Hardcover. Good.

$150.00

A VIEW OF THE EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY, In Three Parts: Part I. Of the direct historical evidence of Christianity, and wherein it is distinguished from the evidence alleged for other miracles : Part II. Of the auxiliary evidence of Christianity : Part III. A brief consideration of some popular objections.

By Paley, William.

Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the Stone-House, no. 41, South Second-Street, Philadelphia: ., 1795. pp. 443. 8vo. 220 mm. Original full leather Philadelphia binding, with a nicely tooled morocco gilt spine title piece. Autograph ownerships of Henry Hollyday, Jr. Hardbound. Very Good. William Paley (1743-1805) was an English clergyman, Archdeacon of Carlisle, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in this work, which made use of the famed watchmaker analogy. SCARCE. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 29274. EVANS1. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$150.00

SOLITUDE CONSIDERED WITH RESPECT TO ITS INFLUENCE UPON THE MIND AND THE HEART.

By Zimmermann, Johann Georg. ritter von (1728-1795).

Printed for J. Crukshank, W. Young, T. Dobson, M. Carey, etc, Philadelphia: ., 1793. pp. (4), (i)-vii, (1)-328. Age stain. **Early manuscript ownerships of Jno. Spayd (1764-1822) on title page. He was a very prominent Reading PA attorney. In the War of 1812 he raised militia to protect Philadelphia. 12mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding, very worn. Front board detached. Spine very rubbed and worn. Title continues: 'Written Originally in German by M. Zimmerman, Aulic Counsellor and Physician to His Britannic Majesty at Hanover. Translated from the French of J.B. Mercier'. Evans 26528. Hardbound. Binding Poor. Text good. EVANS1. Hardcover.

$125.00

THE PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. A New Edition.

By Paley, William.

Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the Stone-House, no. 41, South Second-Street, Philadelphia: ., 1794. pp. 618 [2] (Publisher's list which includes Dobson's Encyclopedia 'More than two thirds of this work are finished.' Text foxed and age stained. 8vo. 200 mm. Autograph ownerships of William Moore and others in his family. Original full leather binding, worn. Hardbound. Good. William Paley (1743-1805) was an English clergyman, Archdeacon of Carlisle, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work 'Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity', which made use of the famed watchmaker analogy. This work was intended as a practical 'real world' companion. SCARCE. Evans 27470. EVANS1. Hardcover.

$150.00

MEDITATIONS AND CONTEMPLATIONS. In Two Volumes.

By Hervey, James (1714-1758).

Printed for Robert Campbell, Second edition, Philadelphia: ., 1795. Two volumes bound in one: pp. 179; 174, (2) [Publisher's catalogue]. Loss bottom corner of pages 77/78 in first volume. Loss bottom margin and a few lines of text on pages 83 / 84 in volume one. Dampstain. Foxed. Age stain. Early manuscript ownerships on first fly leaf: James W. Craken and Adam Linn. This probably was Adam Linn (1760-1810) born in Bedford, Westmoreland, PA. 12mo. 170 mm. Original full leather binding, very worn with loss. Hardbound. Fair. Second edition on the title page. The first Philadelphia edition was probably 1791. Evans 27118/28828. EVANS1. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$75.00

SOLITUDE CONSIDERED WITH RESPECT TO ITS INFLUENCE UPON THE MIND AND THE HEART.

By Zimmermann, Johann Georg. ritter von (1728-1795).

Printed for J. Crukshank, W. Young, T. Dobson, M. Carey, etc, Philadelphia: ., 1793. pp. (4), (i)-vii, (1)-328. Loss top and bottom of title page. Title page very age stained. Lacks fly leaves. Foxed. **Early manuscript ownerships of D. (Dr?) Samuel Wiestling and George P. Wiestling on title page. Last page has comments on the book in German by D. Wiestling. Samuel Wiestling (1763-1823) was German born, and settled in Dauphin Cty., PA. His son George (1808-1883) was a printer and businessman in Harrisburg. 12mo. 170 mm. Original full leather binding, very worn. Rear board detached. Original leather spine label. Title continues: 'Written Originally in German by M. Zimmerman, Aulic Counsellor and Physician to His Britannic Majesty at Hanover. Translated from the French of J.B. Mercier'. Hardbound. Binding and title page poor. Remainder of text good. Evans 26528. EVANS1. Hardcover. Good.

$100.00

SEARCHING FOR TRUTH

By Draper, George Otis.

Peter Eckler, New York: ., 1902. 579 p. 8vo. 210mm. Clean and tight original publisher's full cloth pictorial binding in gray. Cover stamped in gilt and blue with title on spine in gilt and blue. Top edge Gilt.Slight rubbing of front cover. Spine faded. Second edition. Hardbound. Very good. NW66. Hardcover. Very Good.

$45.00

THE WISDOM OF THE SIMPLE: A Tale of Lower New York.

By Kildare, Owen.

Fleming H. Revell Company, New York: ., 1905. pp. 353. Original publisher's full green cloth pictorial binding decorated in cream, and black. Spine Faded. 8vo. 200 mm. Hardbound. Very good. NW65. Hardcover. Very Good.

$30.00

ELOISA: or, A Series of Original Letters. Together with: The Sequel of Julia; or , The New Eloisa. (Found amongst the author's papers after his decease.). First American Edition. Volumes 1 & 2 (of 3?) + Plus Vol. 3 of the 1795 Dublin Edition.

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1712-1778].

Printed for Samuel Longcope, Philadelphia: ., 1796. Three volumes. Vols. I & II are the 1st American Edition. pp. 275; 267. 12mo. 170 mm. Full leather bindings. Front board detached from Vol. 1. These have early ownerships of the Elmendorf family. In the (detached) front flyleaf of Vol. 1 is the signed manuscript comments on the book: 'Rosseau's Eloisa says Doct. Blar, is a production of a very singular kind. In many of the events related improbable & unnatural in some of the details tedious & for some of the scenes which he describes justly blamable: but withal for the power of eloquence, for tendency of sentiment and endeavor of passion entitled to rank high among the finest productions of fictitious history.' Signed - Maria D. Elmendorf (circa 1800). Volume 3 in this set is actually one of 4 volumes of the 1795 Dublin edition, with the title : ELOISA: or, A series of original letters Collected and Published by Mr. J. J. Rousseau, Citizen of Geneva, Translated from the French. A new edition: to which is now first added, the Sequel of Julia; or , The New Eloisa. (Found amongst the author's papers after his decease). Printed by John Pasley, for P. Wogan, P. Byrne. Dublin: 1795. 314 p. Foxed. Full leather bindings. Boards almost detached. Printed early Ex Library label on inside front paste-down 'Norristown Library Company. No.' 45 (in ink). The 1796 First American Edition was issued in three volumes. The Dublin edition was published in 4 volumes. Was this set created at some early time by some intent, or do the volumes find themselves by accident? A careful reading of the text itself might provide an answer. In any case, the early manuscript commentary justifies interest in this group. Evans 31122. EVANS2. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$150.00

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