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PEARLS FROM MANY SEAS. A Galaxy of Thought from Four Hundred Writers of Wide Repute. Embracing Beautiful Maxims for the Conduct of Life and Lucid Expositions of Holy Writ. Classified and Illustrated.

By McClure, J.B.

Rhodes & McClure, Chicago: ., 1904. pp. 528 +Plus 50 leaves of plates. 8vo. 200mm. Original publisher's full dark green pictorial cloth binding lettered and decorated in silver gilt. Spine decorated and lettered similarly. Gilt bright on cover and slightly rubbed on spine. Boards and spine clean with slight abrasions. Head and base of spine worn and binding crinkled. Patterned end papers. Corners frayed. A later printing from 1904. Damp stained on all pages near interior corner. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very good. Pearls from Many Seas offers beautiful maxims for the conduct of life and lucid expositions of holy write, selected by JB McClure. Frontispiece plate of "Farewell" from the painting by Grosch. Portrait plate of McClure at front. Offers a topical and alphabetical index at front to navigate the maxims. Illustrated plates selected especially for this work from the great art galleries of the world. Intriguing six-page write-up from an address - Teaching the Deaf to Speak - by R.S. Rhodes of Flint, Michigan, explaining and illustrating his Rhodes Audiophone. An intriguing device, apparatus, transmitting audible sounds to the teeth and somehow to the audio nerves. The Teeth the Best Medium and the Audiophone the Best Instrument for Converting Sounds to the Deaf, and Teaching the Partly Deaf to Speak. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$30.00

MOODY'S ANECDOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. Related in His revival Work by the Great Evangelist. Fully Illustrated from Gustave Dore.

By Moody, Dwight Lyman.

Rhodes & McClure, Chicago: ., 1898. pp. 192 +Plus 38 leaves of plates. 8vo. 200mm. Original publisher's full dark green pictorial cloth binding lettered and decorated in silver gilt. Spine decorated and lettered similarly. Gilt bright on cover and slightly rubbed on spine. Boards and spine clean with slight abrasions. Head and base of spine worn. Patterned end papers. Ownership stamp of 'Barralow Bros, Railroad News Agents, Portland, OGN.' Revised edition, Edited by Rev. J.B. McClure. Manuscript ownership on title page. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very good. Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899), also known as D. L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher connected with the Holiness Movement. He founded the Moody Church, Northfield School, Mount Hermon School, Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers. NW61. Hardcover.

$35.00

CONFESSIONALE [PRO] INSTRUCTIO[N]E CO[N]FESSO[RUM] reuere[n]di patris fratris Hieronymi Sauonarole de Ferraria ordinis Predicatorum.

By Savonarola, Girolamo (1452-1498); Ferrariis, Elias de.

Lazzaro de' Soardi, Venice: ., 1507. pp. 93 (of 94) leaves. Number 84 repeated in foliation. Lacks title page. Last three pages are defective with some loss, but the woodcut printer's device at the colophon remains. 16 mo. (in 4's). 150 mm. Latin black letter text. Very early worn limp vellum binding, with leather double bands sewn in. Ink ownership of F.F. Washburn, Florence, March, 1869. From Wiki: Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) was an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north who would reform the Church. In September 1494, when Charles VIII of France invaded Italy, and threatened Florence, such prophecies seemed on the verge of fulfilment. While Savonarola intervened with the French king, the Florentines expelled the ruling Medici and, at the friar's urging, established a "popular" republic. Declaring that Florence would be the New Jerusalem, the world centre of Christianity and 'richer, more powerful, more glorious than ever.' He instituted an extreme puritanical campaign, enlisting the active help of Florentine youth. In 1495 when Florence refused to join Pope Alexander VI's Holy League against the French, the Vatican summoned Savonarola to Rome. He disobeyed and further defied the pope by preaching under a ban, highlighting his campaign for reform with processions, bonfires of the vanities, and pious theatricals. In retaliation, the Pope excommunicated him in May 1497. A trial by fire proposed by a rival Florentine preacher in April 1498 to test Savonarola's divine mandate turned into a fiasco, and popular opinion turned against him. Savonarola and two of his supporting friars were imprisoned. On 23 May 1498, Church and civil authorities condemned, hanged, and burned the three friars in the main square of Florence. Some consider Savonarola a pre-curser of the Protestant Reformation. CHEST 2/1. Hardcover. Good.

$450.00

ANALOGIA VETERIS AC NOVI TESTAMENTI, In Qua Primum Status Veteris, deinde consensus, proportio, & conspiratio illius cum Nouo explicatur. Authore Martino Becano. [Relationship of the Jewish Old Testament to the New Testament].

By Becan, Martin.

Moguntiae. Ex Officina Ioannis Albini (Johann Albin, Mainz, Germany): ., 1620. pp. [24], 574, [26]. Foxed. Latin text with decorative capital initials. Title printed in red and black. Small 8vo. 190 mm. Original full vellum binding with yapp fore edges. The binding is detached from the text block revealing the original bands and binder's super made from early Flemish or Dutch black letter printers' waste. Early manuscript ownership: 'Ex Libris And. Steen. No. 59 / N. 43.' Hardbound. Good. Martin Becan (Verbreck / van der Breck) [1563-1624] was born at Hilvarenbeck, Brabant, Holland. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1583, and taught theology for twenty-two years at Wuerzburg, Mainz, and Vienna, where he was confessor to Emperor Ferdinand II from 1620 until his death. He possessed a style clear and dignified, and noticeably free from the bitterness which marked the polemical literature of the day. His writings were directed principally against Calvin, Luther, and the Anabaptists. Best known as a Controversialist and anti-Protestant author, here he turns to Bible criticism, interpretation, etc. Especially the relationship of the Old Testament beliefs & practices of the Jews to those of the New Testament. Scarce. CHEST 2/1 L. Hardcover.

$250.00

GOOD CHEER FOR A YEAR: Selections from the Writings of the RT. REV. Phillips Brooks, D.D.

By Jay, W.M.L. ; Brooks, Phillips.

E.P. Dutton, New York:, 1896. pp. vi, 372 +Plus small pictorial pastedown on cover of Brooks. 12mo. 180mm. Original publisher's pictorial full green cloth binding lettered in gilt and decorated with gilt, dark green, and a small photo-gravure of Rev. Brooks. Spine lettered and decorated similarly. Cover gilt is bright and image is crisp. Top edge gilt. Spine clean. Very mild wear to base and head of spine. Corners sharp. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and particularly remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn, 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'. In the Episcopal liturgical calendar he is remembered on January 23. NW63. Hardcover. Very Good.

$20.00

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS.

By Van Dyke, Henry.

C. Scribner's Sons, New York:, 1905. pp. 59. +Plus black and white fontis. 12mo. 190mm. Publisher's green binding with cover stamped in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Gilt is bright on cover and spine. Spine faded. Original glassine dust jacket present with price printed in green ink. Corners sharp. Gift inscription on inside flyleaf ' Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, To Father from Lucy. Dec 25th 1906. Binding tight and contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good+. Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852-1933) was an American author, educator, foreign minister, and clergyman. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$50.00

THE MAXIMS OF METHUSELAH: Being the Advice Given by the Patriarch in his Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to his Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age, in Regard to Women. With Illustrations, Decorations and Cover Design by Louis D. Francher.

By Burgess, Gelett.

Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York:, 1903. pp. ii, 108. +Plus 4 leaves of 4 tone illustrations including illustrations. 12mo. 160mm. Original publisher's binding backed in green cloth with pictorial paper covered boards in black cream and rust. Paper boards moderately browned. Corners slightly torn. Text in orange illustrated typographic frame. Hardbound. Very Good. NW58. Hardcover. Very Good.

$40.00

ERROR'S CHAINS: How Forged and Broken. A Complete, Graphic, and Comparative History of the Many Strange Beliefs, Superstitious Practices, Domestic Peculiarities, Sacred Writings, Systems of Philosophy, Legends and Traditions, Customs and Habits of Mankind Throughout the World, Ancient and Modern. Assisted by Hon. S. Wells Williams, LL.D., And Prof. Issac Hall, LL.B., Ph.D. The Whole Profusely Illustrated from Authentic and Trustworthy Authorities.

By Dobbins, Frank S.; Williams, S. Wells; Hall, Isaac H.

Standard Pub. House, New York:, 1883. pp. xxii, 785 +Plus 43 leaves of full page illustrations, 6 steel plates engravings, 9 double page illustrations and numerous other B/W illustrations throughout the text. 12mo. 240mm. Original publisher's pictorial full yellow cloth binding decorated and lettered in gilt and black. Cover depicts various religious imagery from the Historical Buddha to dragons and ornate pillar with elephants. Spine lettered in gilt and black and decorated with a gilt image of a seemingly godly man sitting in a chair. All edges gilt. Cover gilt bright but boards slightly damp-stained. Spine soiled and but gilt bright. Some wear to base and head of spine. Corners fraying. Front hinge cracked. Some pages mildly damp-stained. Hardbound. Very Good. Frank S. Dobbins, (1855-1916). Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884) was a linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist from the U.S. in the early 19th century. Isaac Hollister Hall (1837-1896) was an American Orientalist. NW63. Hardcover. Very Good.

$145.00

A DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE: Including Biography, Natural History, Geography, Topography, Archaeology, and Literature; with Twelve Colored Maps and over Four Hundred Illustrations.

By Schaff, Philip.

American Sunday-school Union, Philadelphia: ., 1880. pp. 958. 8vo. 200mm. Original publisher's full green pictorial cloth binding lettered and decorated in black. Spine decorated with gilt and lettered in black. Gilt bright on spine. Boards and spine clean. Head and base of spine frayed. Slight dent edge of boards. Presentation bookplate on inside pastedown Corners frayed. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very good. 'Presented to Robert Le. Maierenhelter By His Grandfather, American Sunday-School Union, June 4, 1891.' Philip Schaff (1819-1893), was a Swiss-born, German-educated Protestant theologian and a Church historian who spent most of his adult life living and teaching in the United States. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$75.00

THE POETRY OF THE PSALMS, For Readers of the English Bible.

By Van Dyke, Henry.

T.Y. Crowell & Co., New York:, 1900. pp. 26. 12mo. 190mm. Publisher's green cloth binding with cover stamped in gilt with unusual almost embroidered pattern. Floral gilt cover design. Gilt is on cover. Top edge gilt. Spine faded, worn, and fraying. Corners worn. Printed in red and black. Binding tight and contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852-1933) was an American author, educator, foreign minister, and clergyman. The binding was probably designed by - Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867-1944) a 20th-century American designer, illustrator, and author. She is best known for her book covers in the Art Nouveau style. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$25.00

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

ANALOGIA VETERIS AC NOVI TESTAMENTI, In Qua Primum Status Veteris, deinde consensus, proportio, & conspiratio illius cum Nouo explicatur.

By Becano, Martino [Martin Becan].

Moguntiae. Ex Officina Ioannis Albini (Johann Albin, Mainz, Germany): ., 1620. pp. [24], 574, [26]. Foxed. Latin text with decorative capital initials. Title printed in red and black. Small 8vo. 190 mm. Original full vellum binding with yapp fore edges. The binding is detached from the text block revealing the original bands and binder's super made from early Flemish or Dutch black letter printers' waste. Early manuscript ownership: "Ex Libris And. Steen. No. 59 / N. 43." The author, Martin Becan was also known as Van der Breck Verbreck [1563-1624]. Born at Hilvarenbeck, Brabant, Holland, he entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1583, and taught theology for twenty-two years at Wuerzburg, Mainz, and Vienna, where he was confessor to Emperor Ferdinand II from 1620 until the time of his death. He possessed a style clear and dignified, and noticeably free from the bitterness which marked the polemical literature of the day. His writings were directed principally against Calvin, Luther, and the Anabaptists. Best known as a Controversialist and anti-Protestant author, here he turns to Bible criticism, interpretation, etc. Especially the relationship of the Old Testament beliefs and practices of the Jews to those of the New Testament. CHEST 2/3. Hardcover. Good.

$300.00

THE SAINT AND THE OUTLAW: And Other Stories.

By Wood, Michael.

Theosophical Publishing Socety, London; & John Lane, New York., 1904. pp. 236, (4) [Theosophical Socity ads]. 8vo. 200mm. Publisher's green cloth binding with cover stamped in off white and black decorated with a black hooded figure reading sleepily or deep in thought sitting by a tree. Gothic unical style lettering on cover and spine. Covers crisp with the varnish still on the illustration. Hardbound. Very Good+. Michael Wood was the pseudonym of Joy Hooper, who was a regular contributor to the Theosophical Review, became a devout mystic. In this work she blends religious mysticism with rural folklore and legend. Many felt that she vitalized the essentials of incommunicable mysticism in a dreamy atmosphere. The stories include: The Saint and The Outlaw; The Dream Garden; 'Lox'; The House of Hate; The Fool and the Folk of Peace; The Prince and The Water Gates; The Way of the Herb Gatherer; The Land of Marvellous Night'; The Sinner's Requiem; The Preacher; The Teller of Drolls; The Guardian of the City; and The Tumultuous Shadows. It is a frequently overloked classic of English supernatural fiction. Scarce. OCLC records less than 10 examples in U.S. libraries. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$150.00

THE UNSEALED BIBLE, or, Revelation Revealed Disclosing the Mysteries of Life and Death. Vol. XXX, Revelation, or, The Book of Consummations.

By Chainey, George

K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London; School of Interpretation, Chicago:, 1902. Vol. 30 pp. xii, 388, 12mo. 220mm. Original publisher's pictorial full green cloth binding lettered in gilt and black and decorated in black and gilt. Cover depicts a mountainous scene with lightening coming from the sky framed by gilt flowers. Spine lettered and decorated similarly. Cover gilt bright and boards are clean. Spine clean. Corners mildly bumped. contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. George Chainey began his public career in the middle 1870s as a Christian minister in Evansville, Indiana, eventually becoming the pastor of something called the Church of the Unity. Chainey 'de-churched' into free thought in April of 1880 (announcing from the pulpit that he was no longer a Christian, and recommending that the hymnals in his church be sold for their value as waste paper, and getting kicked out of Freemasonry for infidelity for his troubles), and moved his family (wife Martha, and sons Ralph, Clair and Earl) to Boston, where he becomes a powerful propagandist for free thought, lecturing under the auspices of the Ethical Society of Boston. He starts a magazine, This World, which is notable in secular cultural history for its advocacy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (which gets it banned from the mails by the Postal Service), and becomes friendly with Bright, Ingersoll, Putnam and other free thought luminaries. Booksellers label on inside pastedown 'For Sale by Phila. Occult Book co. 2838 N. Eleventh St. Philadelphia, Pa.' NW63. Soft cover. Very Good.

$60.00

MISCELLANEA SPIRITUALIA: or, Devout Essaies.

By Montagu, Walter.

Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell. London: ., 1648. pp. [1] (Added engraved title on light paper), [1] (Printed Title), [30], [1](The Printer to the Reader + Errata); 198, 265-405, [1] (Imprimatur: Na: Brent. Junii 12. 1647, with crown and fleur de lis rules), [8]. With blanks. 4to. 216 mm. (4to). The printed title has "Ecclus" at the beginning epigraph, rather that "Eccles" as in some copies. Signatures: pi1 A4 a-c4 chi1 B-2B4 2C4 ( -2C4) 2M-3G4./ Includes index. Decorative initials and head-pieces. Nice sober modern full leather binding. Walter Montagu (1604/5-1677), courtier and abbot of St Martin, was born in the parish of St Botolph Aldgate, London. Upon leaving Cambridge he travelled to the continent (France and Italy) in order to improve himself. Returning to England he found employment in the service of the Duke of Buckingham and was sent to France in 1624 in relation to the planned marriage of the future Charles I and the French princess Henrietta Maria. At this time Montagu met Marie Aimee de Rohan, Duchesse de Chevreuse. Although he appears to have been involved in her later intrigues against Richelieu 'it was not until the summer of 1647 that their relations were to take on an intimate character.' In March 1625 he returned with the news that, with regard to the marriage negotiations, 'All is forward, and the lady should be delivered in thirty days'. The 21-year-old agent was rewarded for his efforts with the sum of L200 and began a devoted service to Henrietta Maria which ended only at her death. Indeed, this work is dedicated to her. After witnessing the exorcisms at Loudun in 1634 he became a Roman Catholic, and served the Queen-Regent Marie de Medici as well as Henrietta Maria. On 16 March 1640 parliament petitioned the king to remove all recusants from court and by the beginning of 1641 the Long Parliament had ordered Montagu, Digby, and John Winter (the Queen's secretary) to give an accounts of their part of the collection of money collected as a contribution from Catholics to defray the cost of the royal army in the struggle with the Scots. In the same month Montagu was banished and went again to France. In October 1643 Montagu re-entered England by subterfuge, clumsily disguised as a member of the French ambassador's entourage. He reached Rochester but was captured and taken to London, where he was ordered by the House of Commons to be detained as a close prisoner in the Tower, evidently due to the fact that he was carrying sealed letters with the arms of France directed to the King and Queen of England. He suffered a long imprisonment before being released in 1647. In 1644 the Commons ordered all his goods seized and sold and the proceeds sent to the army of Lord Fairfax. While in prison Montagu occupied his time in penning this first book of 'Miscellanea Spiritualia.' A later part of 'Miscellanea Spiritualia' was issued in 1654. Wing (2nd ed.) M2473; McAlpin II, p. 586. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 1/3. Hardcover. Good.

$400.00

1). Aurelius Augustinus. DIVI AURELII AUGUSTINI DE DOCTRINA CHRISTIANA, LIBRI QUATUOR, UNA CUM SINGULORUM ARGUMENTIS: Omnibus sacram scripturam et recte intelligere cupientibus, et de rebus diuinis facrisque populum fructuose docere volentibus, perquam utiles et necessari, stella duce peruemendu Bethleem. Excudebat Petrus Horst, Coloniae [Koln]: 1556. / BOUND WITH / 2). St. Vincent, of Lerins; Johannes Costerius. VINCENTII LIRINENSIS GALLI, PRO CATHOLICAE FIDEI ANTIQUITATE & VERIATE : ADUERSUS PROPHANAS OMNIUM HAERESEON NOUATIONES LIBER ELEGANTISSIMUS : Ante annos mille ab authore conscriptus. additum est breue commentariolum, per Joannem Costerium. Apud haeredes Arnoldi Birckmani. Coloniae [Koln]: 1560. / BOUND WITH / 3). Arnoldus Vesalien

By THREE RARE WORKS IN ONE SMALL VOLUME.

Various Publishers, Cologne: -1560., 1555. Three works bound in one. 1) pp. [353] Adams 2201; 2) ff. 63, [1]; 3) ff. 155. 24 mo. 120 mm. Attractive contemporary full leather binding over beveled oak boards. Leather worn smooth, though some the old armorial design can be made out. Unusual original twisted metal clasps. Gauphered gilt edges. The first of these works is by St. Augustine (354-430) an early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are 'The City of God'; 'On Christian Doctrine' [included here]; and 'Confessions.' The second title is by St. Vincent of Lerins, who died ca. 445. He was a Gallic monk and author of important early Christian writings. He was probably a proponent of semipelagianism and opposed the Augustine model of grace. The third is by Arnoldus Vesaliensis (Arnold Haldrein), (1484-1534). He was a German Humanist. Here he is joined with Peter Lombard (1096-1160), a scholastic theologian, Bishop of Paris, and author of Four Books of Sentences, which became the standard textbook of theology. Each of these editions are very scarce, and there are only a handful of examples in libraries worldwide. A treasured collection in a wonderful contemporary binding. CHEST 2/1. Hardcover. Very Good.

$800.00

THE LIVES OF THE PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS. Edited by H. Hastings Weld.

By Weld, H Hastings.

Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia:, 1846. pp. 239 +Plus Frontispiece and 7 plates of wood engravings. 16mo. 220mm. Original publisher's full red cloth binding decorated in gilt. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Rear board in gilt also. All edges gilt. Boards damp stained and worn around the edges. Spine heavily rubbed and gilt faded. Wear at head and base of spine. Corners bumped. Contents lightly foxed. Some of the super visible at the hub of the spine. Hardbound. Very Good with all plates. Horatio Hastings Weld (1811-1888) was an American author, newspaper editor and minister.[1] In 1845 he became an Episcopal minister. Weld was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1811. In 1845, Weld was ordained a minister in the Episcopal Church. He would serve as rector of St. James Episcopal Church of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Trinity Church of Moorestown, New Jersey and Christ Church of Riverton, New Jersey. Weld's books include The Women of the Scriptures (1848); Life of Christ (1850); and Sacred and Poetical Quotations (1851). Weld worked with several publications, include the Brother Jonathan and the short-lived Evening Tattler in New York City. Weld died in Riverton in 1888. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$75.00

HISTORY OF THE COVENANTERS IN SCOTLAND. In Two Volumes.

By Sime, William.

Presbyterian Board of Publication, Philadelphia:, 1841. pp. xiii, 13-346; vi, 7-350. 16mo. 160mm. Original publisher's full brown textured cloth binding embossed with ornamentation. Spines decorated and lettered in gilt. Boards clean with some fading. Spines lightly faded with light wear at heads and bases. Corners sharp. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. The Covenanters were a Scottish Presbyterian movement that played an important part in the history of Scotland, and to a lesser extent that of England and Ireland, during the 17th century. Presbyterian denominations tracing their history to the Covenanters and often incorporating the name continue the ideas and traditions in Scotland and internationally. They derived their name from the word covenant meaning a band, legal document or agreement, with particular reference to the Covenant between God and the Israelites in the Old Testament. There were two important covenants in Scottish history: the Scottish Covenant and the Solemn League and Covenant. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$60.00

THE MANSION, With Illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green.

By Van Dyke, Henry.

Harper & Bros., New York:, 1911. pp. 44. +Plus black and white fontis and illustrations throughout. 12mo. 190mm. Publisher's green binding with cover stamped in gilt, blind and color illustration of man by a lake. Spine lettered in gilt. Gilt is slightly faded on spine and illustration slightly soiled. Original glassine dust jacket present with title and price printed in black ink. Corners sharp. Binding tight and contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good+. Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852-1933) was an American author, educator, foreign minister, and clergyman. NW59. Hardcover.

$50.00

THE UNSEALED BIBLE, or, Revelation Revealed Disclosing the Mysteries of Life and Death. Vol. I, Genesis ,or, The Book of Beginnings.

By Chainey, George

K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London; School of Interpretation, Chicago:, 1902. Vol. 1 pp. xii, 388, 12mo. 220mm. Original publisher's pictorial full green cloth binding lettered in gilt and black and decorated in black and gilt. Cover depicts a mountainous scene with lightening coming from the sky framed by gilt flowers. Spine lettered and decorated similarly. Cover gilt bright and boards are clean. Spine clean. Corners mildly bumped. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. George Chainey began his public career in the middle 1870s as a Christian minister in Evansville, Indiana, eventually becoming the pastor of something called the Church of the Unity. Chainey 'de-churched' into free thought in April of 1880 (announcing from the pulpit that he was no longer a Christian, and recommending that the hymnals in his church be sold for their value as waste paper, and getting kicked out of Freemasonry for infidelity for his troubles), and moved his family (wife Martha, and sons Ralph, Clair and Earl) to Boston, where he becomes a powerful propagandist for free thought, lecturing under the auspices of the Ethical Society of Boston. He starts a magazine, This World, which is notable in secular cultural history for its advocacy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (which gets it banned from the mails by the Postal Service), and becomes friendly with Bright, Ingersoll, Putnam and other free thought luminaries. Booksellers label on inside pastedown 'For Sale by Phila. Occult Book co. 2838 N. Eleventh St. Philadelphia, Pa.' NW63. Soft cover. Very Good.

$60.00

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