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    Typed Letter Signed by a Football Player by KERR, George V. (1919 - 1983)

    Roxbury, MA, 1959. unbound. 1 page on "Saint Francis De Sales Church" letterhead, 7.25 x 5 inches, Roxbury, Massachusetts, November 16, 1959. In this letter, Kerr complies with a request for his autograph, in part: "...It is a high honor indeed to be a member of that treasured collection. Please keep me and my work in your prayers and may health, happiness, and blessings ever be with you and yours..." Near fine. Roman Catholic Chaplain of the Massachusetts House of Representatives best known as a former Boston College All-American football player. He played guard on the famous Boston College squad which came up from behind to win, 19-13, over Tennessee in the 1941 Sugar Bowl.


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    Creeds, Councils, and Controversies : Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church, AD 337-461 by Stevenson, J. (Edited by)

    London, UK: SPCK, 1986. 390 pages including Index. Tight binding with unmarked clean pages. Spine slightly lean.. Eighth Impression. Trade Paperback. Very Good.


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    Grace Church in Newark: The First Hundred Years, 1837-1937 by BATAILLE, Edward F

    (New Jersey: Kenny Press, 1937. Very Good. First edition. Small quarto. 140pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs, portraits and drawings. Small stain on one illustrated page and very fine edges of last few pages, modest edgewear, else a very good or better copy.


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    Cotswold Churches by Verey, David

    Alan Sutton, Gloucester, 1982. First Edition. Softcover (Photographic). Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations . Foreword by author and index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography and black-and-white illustrations and line drawings. Colour photographic paperback binding with dark purple coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A look at the churches and monuments in the Cotswold region of England. A little creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Uniform light age toning of the text block edges with very faint foxing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 189, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Churches; Britain/UK; History. ISBN: 090438778X. ISBN/EAN: 9780904387780. Inventory No: 0124649. . 9780904387780


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    Tournus '72 Chap. St. Michel by SALLACH, Henry

    1972. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored woodblock print. Page measures 6.25" x 4.5" Nice interior woodcut, signed, dated and titled in pencil. Henry Sallach was a German-born American based artist in the mid 20th century. Top corners glued to card.


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    Norfolk Churches by Cautley, H, Munro

    The Boydell Press, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1979. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. preface by author, map showing position of churches, list of illustrations, notes on Norfolk Churches. Pale green coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black and white photographs taken by the author, between pages 55 to page 164. Brown coloured cloth covered boards with blind stamp edge decoration to the front panel and gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel and back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This book was first published in 1949. The author spent nearly 40 years researching the churches in Norfolk area of England. This is a distillation of his research giving a small history of each church, and those he considered of greater interest he has placed on asterix beside the entry. Rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Some flecking to the lower edges of the book with browning to the top text block edge. A previous owner has made some underlining and notations throughout. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing of the panels. Some fading to the back strip and there is a white mark that transverses the rear panel. The verso of the dustwrapper is a darker brown, with the same illustration as for the front panel. Original price sticker to the lower right hand corner of the front fold over panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XIV, 272, [2] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Churches; Britain/UK; History. ISBN: 0851150225. ISBN/EAN: 9780851150222. Inventory No: 0122683. . 9780851150222


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    The Sleeping Congregation by RIEPENHAUSEN, Ernst Ludwig (after HOGARTH, William)

    Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen, 1850. Engraving, with some stipple. Image measures 7.75 x 5.75". Sheet measures 14.75 x 10.5" This print which, originally published in 1736, illustrates Hogarth's ability to find humor even in the most sacred and solemn of places. Here, the parishoners of an Anglican church are so bored by the service that most have drifted off to sleep. Even the minister is barely awake enough to read the lines of Scripture which appropriately read, "Come unto me all ye that Labour and are Heavy Laden & I will give you rest" from Matthew 11:28. This is in contrast to the fanatical enthusiasm of the Methodist congregation depicted in this print's companion piece. Hypocrisy is always a favorite theme in graphic satire, and Hogarth does not miss an opportunity to make a jab at the Church of England'9s presumption of untarnished virtuousness. The only person who is awake, therefore, is a stoutly clerk ogling a sleeping young woman's bosom. This edition is considered after Hogarth and was engraved by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen circa 1850 for a German collection of Hogarth's works, "Erklärung Hogarthischen." It is in very good condition with some foxing and minor tearing around the wide margins. William Hogarth (1697-1764) is considered by many scholars and print enthusiasts as the grandfather of English graphic satire, but he was also an accomplished oil painter, portraitist, engraver, and draughtsman. Hogarth mastered the art of depicting human nature and all of its hypocrisies in society with graphic satire. The universality of his humor and the all-too-human characters featured in his works make Hogarth%u2019s satires remarkable. This print represents the epitome of Hogarth%u2019s skills as an artist and as a conscientious observer of humanity.


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    Untitled [English Village Scene] by CLAUSEN, George

    London: Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd, 1915. Original poster. Color lithograph. 40 x 25 inches. This poster features an illustration of an idyllic English village scene. Villagers sit beneath large trees on the grass in front of a church. They are surrounded by cottages with thatched roofs. The text at the top indicates the motivational nature of the poster, reminding the viewer what they were fighting for. It reads: "The Underground Railways of London, knowing how many of their passengers are now engaged on important business in France and other parts of the world, send out this reminder of home." Beneath the image is printed the poem "A Wish" by Samuel Rogers. Sir George Clausen RA (1852-1944) was an English artist and illustrator. He held the post of Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy between 1904-06 and was appointed an official war artist in 1917. Some small tears to margins but no loss to printed area. Otherwise good condition.


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    Is the Cooking Stove an Apostate? by Scott, W

    New York: The Church and Home Publishing Co., 1888. Small octavo, 7 pages. First edition. In this pamphlet, Reverend W. Scott writes a defense of the modern cooking stove after, "a speaker at the Prophetic Convention, held some time ago in Chicago, shivered a lance against the cooking-stove." Scott argues that the cooking stove (domestic and ecclesiastical) does not undermine the principles of Christianity. Fine condition, in cream publisher's wrappers slightly discolored due to aging.


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    Autricum, Prolemeo in Gallia Lugdunensis Urbs; vulgo, cum Villa nouano, Chartres / Chasteaudunum, Comitatus vulgo Dunoys in Gallia Oppidum primorium by BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans

    Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg. unbound. Two bird's-eye plans on one sheet. Copper engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13" x 18.75" These two bird's-eye plans on one sheet depict the French cities of Chartres and Châteaudun. Chartres is shown from the southeast, with its famous cathedral at the center of the frame towering over the comparatively diminutive city around it. This prized church became the model for many other Gothic churches and is nearly synonymous with the city in which it is located. A number of lesser churches are also shown in detail, as are houses, fields, and gardens. Similarly detailed is the map of Châteaudun, shown from the east as to clearly illustrate how the city leans up against the ridge of the hill to its right. This city's prominent buildings are the 12th-century chateau at the top right and the church of La Madeleine at the upper left. Its seal and coat of arms are also rendered. he print is from Braun's city atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", a collection of city views and plans created as a companion to Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" and published between 1572 and 1617. Latin text on verso. The plans are in very good condition with some overall toning and wear to the title of the Chartres view. Chips in the margins not affecting the image. Some mat burn and margin folds from being previously framed. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that set new standard for cartography for the next century. These views demonstrate the high quality of their work.


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    Autographed Letter Signed about Church Property by CRUIKSHANK, George (1792 - 1878)

    London, 1868. unbound. 2 pages together measuring 7 x 8.75 inches, London, January 8, 1868. Signed "Geo. Cruikshank" to John Bele, discussing church property near Trafalgar Square, in part: "...I called at the St. Martin Vestry...and his assistant could give no certain information as to the extent of control held by the Parish over the terrace and other parts of Trafalgar Square..." The letter has been mounted onto a 7.5 x 9.25-inch white piece of paper. Several folds and stains; very good(-) condition.


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    Catholic Church Buildings: Their Planning and Furnishing by Weber, Edward Joseph

    Joseph F. Wagner, 1927. Hardcover. Poor/None. Purple cloth boards with gilt titling and decoration in gilt to front cover and spine, edgeworn. Small quarto. Spine is shaken. Title page and four introductory pages missing, and one interior page loose. Pages are unmarked but a couple have fingerprints. Half title page has a one inch closed tear bottom edge. BOOK INFO: 250 illus., includes list and index of illustrations.


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    Churches and Chapels: Their Arrangements, Construction and Equipment, Supplemented by Plans, Interior and Exterior Views of Numerous Churches of Different Denominations, Arrangement and Cost by Kidder, F. E

    New York: William T. Comstock Co., 1910. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good/None. Two-tone brown cloth boards. Oblong octavo. Binding is solid and square, appears rebound, in very good condition with no edgewear. Two pages with pencil marking ""max"" in margin, no markings to text. Some fingerprint smudges to edges of title page and three favorite interior pages. BOOK INFO: 200 illustrations. The 4th ed revised and greatly enlarged 67 plates and widened the scope of the popular first edition. Practical assistance in the arrangement, construction and equipment of churches, including plans & specs for architects and help with building arrangement and equipment for building committees. 179 pages of text plus index of plates and terminal display ads. This is NOT a reprint of this scarce book. Ships from US.


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    St Michael's Church : Formerly the Collins Street Independent Church, Melbourne by Wood, Christopher & Askew, Marc

    Hyland House, Melbourne, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. foreword by Dr Francis Macnab, acknowledgements, list of pastors and ministers of the church, 1838 - 1992, Assistant Ministers, 1869 - 1936, Ministers Have Insisted Dr Macnab since 1972, Architectural Drawings with the Independent Church, Collins Street, references, bibliography and index. Photographic endpapers, showing the stained-glass windows and their various meanings. The text is in illustrated with the aforementioned architectural drawings, black and white photography and some black-and-white illustrations. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and build coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper purple, black and brown titles to the front panel and purple and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Tucked away at the eastern end of Collins Street with its lone tower failing to compete with the multi-storey buildings surrounding it, is the Collins Street Independent Church which was originated in a creative partnership between a fine architect and a farsighted minister, who is prepared to adopt an extraordinary acoustic designed to maximise the power of his preaching and so revive his congregation. Minor rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XVI, [2], 173, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Church; Australia; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0947062920. ISBN/EAN: 9780947062927. Inventory No: 0117792. . 9780947062927


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    The Gothic Cathedral With an Historical Introduction The Cathedral in Medieval Society by Christopher Brooke by SWAAN, Wim

    New York: Park Lane, 1981. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Near fine in a near fine dustwrapper.


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    UNDERSTANDING CHURCH GROWTH by McGarvran, Donald A

    Eerdman's. Near Fine with no dust jacket. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Hardbound in orange boards, near fine except for some underlining. .


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    The Christian altar In history and today by Pocknee, Cyril Edward

    London: Mowbray. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1963. Hardback. Publisher's tan boards in pictorial dust wrapper, dw slightly edgeworn & chipped at head of spine, internally clean, colour frontis, b&w illustrations. ; 7.30 X 5 X 0.80 inches; 112 pages .


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    THE CHURCH IN THE CHANGING WORLD 3751-A by Tappert, , Theodore G

    May not be noted.. Good with no dust jacket. Paperback. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Tappert, Theodore G. The Church in the changing world. Muhlenberg Press 1949. Trade paperback, good. .


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    Abbeys and Churches of England and Wales. [Second Series] by BONNEY, Rev T.G

    London: Cassell, 1890. Unstated Edition: A very nice copy. Cloth tan boards; gilt letters and gilt illustration of Wimborne Minster on uppper board; all edges gilt. [i-viii]. 274pp. [2]. [8]. 124 wood engravings.clean, tad darkened to spine. Very light rubs; tiny chip at head of spine; with similar starting at base.Profusely illustrated, spotting to prelims,ink name inscription to fep, but internally a very tight and clean book. 272pp. No Jacket [ Location : Display Lothlorien ]. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by b/w Illustrations. 4to.


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    The Gothic Cathedral by SWAAN, Wim

    New York: Park Lane, 1981. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. 328pp. With an Historical Introduction "The Cathedral in Medieval Society" by Christopher Brooke. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dustwrapper with short tear on spine head. Signed by the author on the title and Inscribed to fellow photographer "Charles" by Swaan on the half-title.


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    Framed Typed Letter Signed as President by HOOVER, Herbert (1874 - 1964)

    Washington, D.C., 1930. unbound. 1 page on White House letterhead, 7.25 x 6.5 inches, Washington, D.C., August 14, 1930. In this letter, Hoover offers kind words to a church for a milestone anniversary, in full: "I am glad to learn that the Methodist Episcopal Church at East Chatham is to celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary on Sunday, and I will be obliged if you will express to your congregation my cordial congratulations and best wishes." One horizontal fold and light spotting, but still in very good(+) condition. Set beside a 5.5 x 4.5-inch portrait engraving of Hoover. Double-matted in brown and gray and set in a silver frame measuring 13 x 18 inches. Accompanied by the original postmarked envelope.


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    The statutes of the collegiate church of Ely, in the original Latin, with explanatory notes and an Engl. translation. by Ely cathedral

    Skinner Street, London: printed by Barnard and Farley, 1817. The uncommon first edition. Retaining the original boards, with paper title label still in excellent condition. A new matching cloth spine has secured and preserved this book. Also now fitted with new period feel endpapers. Some ageing to some pages, but they are in very good condition, not fragile in any way, just with foxing consistent with the age of any such book. ( images will follow shortly after listing ). p.143. Excerpt: .Deura celebran dum, will, that the farmers shall be bound to pay the amount of their rents also in our Church to the Receiver or his Deputy; the alienation or mortgage of any manor, land, rents, tenements, or any other immovable thing, we do altogether prohibit, for we wish our Church to fatten, not to waste away. Finally, Causes and Suits in Law for the defence, recovery, and conservation of the rights of the said Church, the Dean himself, nor any one of the Canons, shall not institute, or prosecute, lay aside, or relinquish, without the advice of the Chapter; all benefices, every Rectory, Vicarage, or other ecclesiastical benefit of that kind, belonging to the patronage, nomination, or presentation of our Church, shall be bestowed by the Dean, or, in his absence, the Vice Dean, with the consent of the Chapter. Of the Election of the Minor Canons. Size: 8vo [ Location: G7 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.


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    Architectural Compositions in the Indian Style: Designs for Temples and Shrines by REMEY, Charles Mason

    (Newport, Rhode Island: Privately Published), 1923. Very Good. First edition. Small folio. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. Ex-library copy with bookplate, pocket and spine letters, a tight, else very good copy.


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    Sancti Gregorii II. Pontificis Agrigentinorum Libri Decem Explanationis Ecclesiastæ, Græce primum & cum Latina interpretatione ac commentariis vulgati. Quibus praeposite est Vita ejusdem Pontificis a Leontio Monacho scripta nec hactenus Graeca edita. by LEONTIOS; SAINT GREGORY, BISHOP OF AGRIGENTO & Stefano Antonio MORCELLI (1737-1822) (editor)

    Venice:: Excudebant Fratres Coletii, 1791., 1791. At head of title, in Greek: [Tou en Hagiois Patros H?m?n Gr?goriou Episkopou Agrigentou Ex?g?se?s eis ton Ekkl?siast?n logoi deka]. Tall 4to. [ii], cxxvii, [1], 335, [1] pp. Portrait frontispiece of Gregory, tailpieces, indices; occasional light foxing to final leaves. Printed in parallel columns of Latin and Greek. Contemporary quarter vellum over paper-backed boards, gilt-stamped brown leather spine label; worn, paper label spine foot. Untrimmed. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very rare. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Morcelli's presentation of Leontios' life of St. Gregory of Agrigento. // Besides a collection of letters surviving the Roman patrimony in Sicily, "only one other contemporary source about seventh-century Sicily and Rome survives:… (An account of the life of Saint Gregory, bishop of the church of Agrigento), written in about 640 by a Greek monk, Leontios, abbot of the monastery of Saint Sabas near the gate to Ostia in Roma" (Martyn, p. 26). // "The standard Greek text has a parallel Latin version by Stephano Antonio Morcelli…. This is preceded by an investigatio by Morcelli of the monk Leontios…and followed by an account of the Sicilian saint's life, heavenly honors, and writings…, as well as Gregory's Explanatio super Excclesiasten libri I-X…, also in Greek with Morcelli's Latin version alongside. // "This biography is useful in showing how the pope selected bishops. Born in 559, this Gregory was consecrated (when he was a little over 30 years old) in place of one of two eminent clerics sent over with their supporters from Agrigento, for the pope to decide. It shows how a 'framed' bishop was imprisoned and tried, how well trained he was in the Classics, rhetoric, and theology, and how he was miraculously able to fast continually and cure illnesses. This Greek biography is an important, contemporary document on the cities, clergy and people of Agrigento, Jerusalem, Antioch, Constantinople and Rome during Gregory's papacy" (Martyn, p. 26). // Unofficial ecclesiastical sources identify St. Gregory of Agrigento as a 6th-century Italian bishop, not to be confused with his contemporary, Pope St. Gregory the Great. "Gregory was born in the sixth century AD near the town of Agrigentum, in Sicily. He was ordained a deacon while on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and was later consecrated bishop of Agrigentum in Rome, serving during the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great, who addressed several letters to him. He died around 594, and is regarded as one of the Early Church Fathers (D'Ambrosio). // Atti della Accademia delle scienze di Torino: Classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali, vol. 57, (1922); Blake, Wilson Wilberforce [bookseller], Catalogue no. 3 of Second-hand Books and Manuscripts: Being a Collection of Rare Volumes relating chiefly to Spanish America, Mexico, 1899, p. 121 (lot 2681); Cavalli, Ferdinando, Biografia di Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Padova, 1851 (p. 14); D'Ambrodio, Marcellino, The Crossroads Initiative, available on-line; Martyn, John R.C. & Pope Gregory I, The Letters of Gregory the Great, Books 5-9, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2004. // Locations: Copac: 3 copies; WorldCat (11 copies): Alcuin Library - Saint John's University; Brown University; Gonzaga University; Bibliothèque nationale de France; Universidad Iberoamericana; BM Lyon; University of Manchester Library; University of Oxford; Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières; University of Amsterdam, Central Library; University of Wales Trinity Saint David (lacks port.).


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    The late Revd. John Wesley, M.A. and 446 of the Preachers in his Connexion represented as assembled in City Road Chapel, London by SANFORD, Benjamin T

    Boston: Pendleton's Lithography. Lithograph. Image measures 20 1/2 x 29 1/2" This rare, separate-issue print depicts the late John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, presiding over his preachers in the City Road Chapel, otherwise known at Wesley Chapel. Wesley commissioned the chapel to be built in 1776 as his base in London. In this large and extremely detailed image, each of the 446 preachers is rendered individually--some stare out from the page, while others appear to be watching Wesley, who stands above them in the pulpit, in rapture. This image celebrates the Second Great Awakening, a period of renewed religious fervor in the United States. Some wear, abrasions, and chips, with a scuff on the pillar. Pendleton's Lithography (1825-1836) was a lithographic print studio in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts, known for their complicated, intricate imagery.


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