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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

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 and practices of the Jews to those of the New Testament. Scarce. ** PRICE JUST REDUCED!! CHEST 2/1 L. Hardcover. Very Good.

$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 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

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. ** PRICE JUST REDUCED NW63. Hardcover. Very Good.

$125.00

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

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

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

THE GREAT OPTIMIST AND OTHER ESSAYS

By Hodges, Leigh Mitchell.

Dodge Publishing Company, New York:, 1903 pp. iii, 35 with text illuminated in green print throughout. 12mo. 230mm. Original publisher's full beige paper covered boards. Cover decorated in gilt and brown. Spine blank. Covers clean and corners sharp. Dust jacket intact and bright with slight loss at the head of the spine. Some marking on top edge of text (marker pen.) A clean and tight binding. Hardbound. Very Good. Leigh Mitchell Hodges (1876-1954) was a journalist, author, poet and lecturer. He was a columnist for the Philadelphia North American (eventually merged with the Philadelphia Inquirer) and his a column was named The Optimist. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$50.00

THE FIRST MORTGAGE. Fully Illustrated from Gustave Dore.

By Cook, E.U.

Rhodes & McClure, Chicago: (1990 Facsimile Reprint)., 1898 pp. 228 +Plus 40 leaves of prints. 8vo. 200mm. Facsimile publisher's full dark green pictorial cloth binding lettered and decorated in silver gilt. Spine decorated and lettered similarly. Gilt bright on cover and spine. Boards and spine clean. Contents clean. Hardbound. Fine. Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Dore (1832-1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving. Facsimile edition in excellent condition. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$25.00

GEMS OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY: Selected from the Sermons and Addresses of Talmage, Beecher, Moody, Spurgeon, Guthrie, and Parker. With and Introduction by Henry B. Ridgaway. D.D.

By Albertson, Charles Carroll.

Rhodes & McClure, Chicago: ., 1888 pp. 299. 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. Head and base of spine worn. Hardbound. Very good. Patterned end papers. Charles Carroll Albertson (1865-1959) was a minister in the North Indiana Conference; Erie Conference; Genesee (now Western New York) Conference; and the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1888-1903). NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$60.00

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

POLYGAMY: or, The Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism. Being a Full and Authentic History of this Strange Sect from its Origin to the Present Time, with a Thrilling Account of the Inner Life and Teachings of the Mormons and an Expose of the Secret Rites and

By Beadle, J. H.

[National Pub. Co.],[Philadelphia]: ., 1904 pp. 648 +Plus numerous leaves of plates and illustrations throughout. 8vo. 220mm. Original publisher's full dark green pictorial cloth binding lettered and decorated black and gilt. Spine decorated and lettered similarly. Gilt rubbed on cover and binding rubbed. Spine slightly dented and soiled with wear at the head and tail. Marbled edges and marbled end papers. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very good. A sensational book that had both moral and political motivations. Published by subscription it was a Best-Seller. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$50.00

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