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La Palestine Illustrée (in 2 vols.)
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La Palestine Illustrée (in 2 vols.): I. La Porte d'Entrée: JAFFA; II. JAFFA LA BELLE

by Scholten, Francois

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First Edition. Paris: Jean Budry & Cie, 1929. In two volumes: La Porte d'Entrée: JAFFA and JAFFA la Belle. Copy no. 321 of the initial 1 - 1000 numbered print run. Photos and full description available on request. Condition generally very good except for water staining to covers (particularly vol.2 extending to FEP, half-title and title pages) and very minor traces of mould close to bindings. Photos are unscathed in both volumes: 449 bandw historic photos in vol.1, plus 370 in vol. 2. : more than 800 photo heliogravures in excellent condition.
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LITTERAE PROVINCIALES De Morali & Politica Jesuitarum Disciplina a Wilhelmo Wendrockio .. E...

LITTERAE PROVINCIALES De Morali & Politica Jesuitarum Disciplina a Wilhelmo Wendrockio .. E Gallica in Latinam linguam translatae; et Theologicis notis illustratae, quibus tum Jesuitarum adversus Montaltium criminationes repelluntur .. accedit Samuelis Rachelii examen Probabilitatis Jesuiticae novorumque Casuistarum.

by Montaltus,Ludovicus [pseudonym of Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)]

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Helmstadt: Jacob Mueller, 1664. Hardcover. Very Good-. Quarto (197x153mm) newer pale pigskin on 3 shallow spine bands with douple rules and some ornamental designs with ties (very slightly rubbed) All Edges Blue. Titlepage +(14pp Preface) +(12pp To Reader) +637pp. BOUND WITH THESES seu Assertiones Catholicae de Incarnatione .. (same publisher & date with further titlepages) Titlepage +[22pp] +Titlepage +[6pp] +Titlepage +[17pp] +154pp (recte 156). Art Nouveau bookplate of Haut on pastedown and slightly faded name at top margin of title. Endpapers earlier than the rebinding, as they and the first few preliminaries have matching worming but all but one single hole have disappeared by the first page of text. The last two leaves of the end of the second item have one worm hole in the gutter margin. There is some foxing & browning but the paper is supple and strong and entirely readable and there are no tears or signs of use. *This is the second Latin translation of Pascale's work written to defend the… Read More
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A Dictionary Of The Bible
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A Dictionary Of The Bible: Comprising It's Antiquities, Biography, Geography And Natural History With Numerous Illustrations And Maps, Engraved Expressly For This Work

by Edited By William Smith

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The cover of this book has much wear. A binding was added later as well as pads for the corner's of the book. the previous owners names are written on the inside of the front cover and on the top of the third blank page. The pages are yellowing and tanning. The edges of most of the pages are worn. This is a rare book and dates 147 years old.."There are three books which ought to be found in every household - the Bible, an English dictionary, and a Bible dictionary. The necessity of the first two is universally admitted; and a moment's consideration will show the almost equal importance of the third." - Preface to the edition by the publishers
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Passing Protestantism And Coming Catholicism
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Passing Protestantism And Coming Catholicism

by Newman Smyth

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This book is an antique. It is in good condition considering it is over 100 years old. There is some wear to the cover and scuffing. The corners are also worn. Pages are tanning and spotted. There are some pencil markings inside the book.A summary of Catholic modernism by a Protestant, with a plea for it as the basis ... is found in Newman Smyth's Passing Protestantism and Coming Catholicism.
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.

by ERASMUS.

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Hardcover. Fine. 4to. Bound in 20th-century 1/4-vellum over marbled boards. Strasbourg: Matthias Schürer, July 1510. Second Strasbourg edition of Erasmus heavily annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. Printed in Roman and Greek types. This is the original version, containing 818 adages, which is considerably shorter than the later expanded versions published under the title Adagiorum chiliades. (Adams E-420; Bezzel, Erasmusdrucke, 50; Van der Haeghen, Bibliotheca Erasmiana, p.25-6; Bibl. Belgica II, 276: no. E.61; Muller, Strasbourg II, p. 179, no. 45.) The Adagia could only have been possible in the new world of European education, in which careful attention to a broader range of classical texts produced a much fuller picture of the literature of antiquity. Its impact has been long lasting. Such popular expressions such as one step at a time, between a rock and a hard place, break the ice, an iron in the fire, looking a gift horse in the mouth, and many other sayings can trace their… Read More
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Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God: with the history of the devotion to her,...
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Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God: with the history of the devotion to her, completed by the traditions of East, the writings of the Fathers, and the private history of the Jews

by ORSINI, abbé Mathieu

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1853 Life of Blessed Virgin Mary Orsini English Catholic Ireland IllustratedA beautiful, rare English edition of Orsini's 'Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.' This fine work of Catholic literature was translated out of the original French into English and is "a labor of love for a Catholic to celebrate the praises and publish the renown of our most dear Mother." Called a 'Superb Work' by the Lambruschini 'Treatise on the Immaculate Conception', this work was written to honor the Virgin Mary and hold her in the highest regard. Translated by Mrs. J Sadlier, this work "follows the course of the universal devotion wherewith the Church has honored, and does still honor, this Queen of angels and of men. It shows how from age to age that devotion has grown and prospected coequal with Catholicity and records the shrines and churches erected in every land under her invocation. It embodies the Eastern traditions concerning her with the conclusive testimony of the Fathers; the little which is related of her in… Read More
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Venerable histoire du trés-saint Sacrement de Miracle : notablement ameliorée & augmantée...
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Venerable histoire du trés-saint Sacrement de Miracle : notablement ameliorée & augmantée en cette nouvelle Edition de plusieurs preuves, témoignages & circonstances curieuses ... : le tout tiré de plusieurs autheurs ...

by CAFMEYER, Petrus de

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1720 1ed Brussels Massacre Belgium Sacrament of Miracle Judaica Jews

A rare historical account of the Sacrament of Miracle by Petrus Cafmeyer. The Sacrament of Miracle, also known as the Brussels Massacre, was an anti-Semitic riot in Brussels in 1370 in which a number of Jews were killed and banished from Brussels in connection with a host desecration at the synagogue. Christians claimed that a Jew stabbed a host and was not harmed – an event that lead to the establishment of the Cult of the Miracle.

This rare 1720 first edition was written by Petrus de Cafmeyer and published in Brussels. Illustrated with 21 fascinating engravings depicting scenes from the massacre.

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CAFMEYER, Petrus de
Venerable histoire du trés-saint Sacrement de Miracle : notablement ameliorée & augmantée en cette nouvelle Edition de plusieurs preuves, témoignages & circonstances curieuses ... : le tout tiré de plusieurs autheurs ...
A Bruxelles : Chez George De Backer, 1720. First… Read More
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Georgii Fabricii Chemnicensis. Virorum illustrium seu Historiae Sacrae: Liber X recogniti, et aucti.
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Georgii Fabricii Chemnicensis. Virorum illustrium seu Historiae Sacrae: Liber X recogniti, et aucti.

by FABRICIUS, Georg

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1571 Fabricius Virorum Illustrium Famous Lives ROME Josephus Tacitus Strabo

"Death comes to all, But great achievements raise a monument, Which shall endure until the sun grows old."
– Georg Fabricius

Georg Fabricius was an important 16th-century Protestant German author who is responsible for some of the best editions of Greek and Roman classics such as Terence, Virgil, and Horace. And while his commentary on classical literature is without a doubt his best work, he is also known for a study on the history of Christian religion. He published a number of sacred poems as well in which he sought to completely avoid all traces of paganism.

This 1571 printing of 'Virorum Illustrium' includes many of his sacred poems, but is desirable for his biographical sketches of notable church fathers, historians, and Roman rulers including:
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Africanus
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Florus
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Josephus
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Justin Martyr
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Thucydides
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The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies...
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The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of The Church of England. Also, the Companion to the altar. With notes and Annotations

by BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

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Birmingham: Birmingham: printed by J. Thompson, 1791. Full leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo; not paginated (approx 400pp). In contemporary full calf (lightly worn), single gilt rolls to board margins, flat spine divided by gilt double fillets into six compartments, gilt lettered red leather title label to second compartment, marbled endpapers, unobtrusive light spotting to opening and closing leaves and very occasional feint staining,overall a clean and attractive copy complete with engraved frontispiece. A rare edition; ESTC T94967, listing just four institutional holdings all in the UK.
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Babar And Father Christmas
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Babar And Father Christmas

by De Brunhoff, Jean

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Babar and Father Christmas (Babar et le Pare Noel). By Jean DeBrunhoff. Childrens Book. Random House 1st Edition, 1940 FIRST EDITION. In RARE original, unclipped dust jacket that shows price 1.00/1.00. Used. Very Good/Good. A nice clean copy. Please see our photos.
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DE BETOVERDE WEERELD [The World Bewitched] ... [in four books; bound with:] ARTICULEN TOT...
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DE BETOVERDE WEERELD ["The World Bewitched"] ... [in four books; bound with:] ARTICULEN TOT SATISFACTIE AAN DE EERW. CLASSIS VAN AMSTERDAM, VAN BALTHASAR BEKKER, OVERGELEVERD DEN 22 JANUARY 1692

by Bekker, Balthasar

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Amsterdam: Daniel van den Dalen, 1691-1693. Four books and one pamphlet in two volumes. Quarto. [4],[4],[16],138,[2];[8],262,[2];11; [8],32,188,[2];[6],277,[3] pp., including portrait frontipiece and facing description leaf in first volume and in-text illustration of the Oldenburg Horn on p. 141 of fourth book. Contemporary parchment, manuscript spine titles. Autograph signature of the author on half-title verso of first book, title-page verso of second book, and following the introductions of third and fourth books. Matching contemporary ownership inscriptions of C. V. D. Hell on title pages of first and third books; early ownership inscription of "[?]. [?]. v. d. Bosch" on front free endpaper of both volumes; 1961 gift inscription on front free title page of first volume; occasional contemporary underlining and marginalia throughout; booksellers' pencil notations in front and rear endpapers of both volumes. Boards bowed, parchment moderately soiled and, in first volume, turn-ins separating from… Read More
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum...
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum homo: et de his que sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendum seipsum et Deum, et omne debitum ad quod homo tenetur et obligatur tam Deo quam proximo.

by De Sabunde, Raymundus (Raimundus Sabundus, Raymond of Sebonde or Ramon Sibiuda, Catalan scholar, c.1385-1436)

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Strasbourg: Argentinae: Ex officina Martini Flach junioris, 1501. Half leather. Fine. Folio, printed in Strassburg by Martin Flach, 7 February 1501; 161 unnumbered leaves. BINDING: new Gothic hand-sewn oak binding by Arthur Green of Malvern; tawed quarter leather over quarter-sawn oak boards, quires hand-sewn on four double-cords creating four raised spine bands, board leather blind-tooled with period style rosettes and fleurs-de-lys within panel of diagonal blind triple fillets, hand-sewn Gothic double headbands of alternate hand-dyed indigo and undyed linen thread, hand-made brass hasps and clasps ornamented in period style; an exceptionally attractive recreation of a Gothic hand-sewn binding employing medieval techniques contemporaneous with the date the book was printed. COLLATION: [pi]6, a2-8, b-y6, z8, zeta6, antisigma8; leaf a1 excised and subsequent first few lines of a2[recto] redacted in black ink in the sixteenth century by the inquisitor for its heretical content (see below). TEXT: Double… Read More
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Paradise Lost
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, 15th Edition published in 1738

by Milton, John

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Paradise Lost was originally published in the year 1667. Early editions such as the one being offered here are very scarce and valuable. This fifteenth edition from 1738 is completely original inside and out. The leather covers show some scuffing, and the gold decor on both front and back covers is still good. There is a former owner's name on the front endsheet, and a few pages have some edge spots. The binding is tight, and the book is mostly as it was when it was published almost three centuries ago.This will make a fine and unique addition to your library of classic literature.
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1686 IRELAND 1ed James Ussher Life & Letters Archbishop Irish Bible Sermons
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1686 IRELAND 1ed James Ussher Life & Letters Archbishop Irish Bible Sermons

by PARR, Richard

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1686 IRELAND 1ed James Ussher Life & Letters Archbishop Irish Bible Sermons

"What is it which all men especially desire? Eternal life and happiness?" ­
– James Ussher, Body of Divinity
James Ussher was an early 17th-century Archbishop in the Church of Ireland who is most remembered for giving an exact date to the beginning of creation. His full body of work includes letters, sermons, dissertations, and exegeticals, but this work focuses solely on improving the Christians life and strengthening their faith. A biographical sketch of Ussher's life was written by Richard Parr in 1686 in which he included hundreds of correspondence letters, including those from William Camden and Edward Stradling.
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PARR, Richard
The life of the most reverend father in God, James Usher, late Lord Arch-Bishop of Armagh, primate and metropolitan of all Ireland. With a collection of three hundred letters, between the said Lord Primate and most of the eminentest persons for piety and learning… Read More
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The First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, Virginia
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The First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, Virginia

by Hoge, Arista

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Staunton, Virginia: Press of Caldwell-Sites Company, 1908. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo. 336 pages. Hardcover bound in 3/4 brown leather with brown marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is worn but sound. The leather is starting to get dry but is still holding. There is a little splitting to the leather on the rear outer hinge near the foot of the spine. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Untrimmed fore edge has some brown stains that stay on the edges of the margins. A couple of handwritten dates are written in pencil on the last page of text. Contains several illustrations, mostly portraits.
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