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David the King

By: SCHMITT, Gladys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1946

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79500

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book club edition. A re-creation of the life of David, the shepherd boy who became King of Israel. With engraved illustrations by Cathal O'Toole. --- In brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped harp & sheep art on cover; gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color Cathal O'Toole illustrations. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper in pencil, otherwise a clean, unmarked copy. Fair only jacket with many chips and tears; in removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 631 pages View more info

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Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish People (Modern Library Giant #G85.1)

By: SCHWARZ, Leo W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1962]

Stock No.: 81589

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


A collection of writings by Jewish writers and historians in a Modern Library Giant edition. With entries by Yhezkel Kaufmann, Ralph Marcus, Salo W. Baron, Gerson D. Cohen, Abraham S. Halkan and Cecil Roth. Edited, with an introduction, by Leo W. Schwarz. --- In Toledano spine G5 / grey cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / faded black topstain / endpapers depict cultural growth in Jewish history / jacket style Gf*, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but no total number. Likely published c.1962 (though 1956 date appears in book). ML #G85.1. --- A Fair only copy with partial ... View more info

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Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography

By: SCHWEITZER, Albert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1949

Stock No.: 80998

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Stated fourth printing (October 1949) of the autobiography of the noted German-French physician, theologian, writer, and organist. Dr. Schweitzer abandoned his stable life in Europe to establish a hospital in West-Central Africa, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Translated from the German by C. T. Campion. Includes a postscript by Everett Skillings. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Simple blue jacket with unclipped flap price. --- With interior notes and underlinings on perhaps as many as 15 pages, else a clean, firm copy. Dust jacket with ch... View more info

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The Oxford Reformers: Colet, Erasmus and More (Everyman's Library #665, in "Flatback" style 1 binding)

By: SEEBOHM, Frederic

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: [c.1914-1928]

Stock No.: 82637

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This Everyman's Library edition by the English economic historian Frederic Seebohm (1833-1912) focuses on the influences of University of Oxford lecturers John Colet, Erasmus, and Sir Thomas More, ". . .with relation to the religious movements at Oxford from 1496 to 1519." (per Ross, p.451). With a brief introduction by the author's son, Hugh Seebohm. An entry in Everyman's Library Biography series. E.L. no. 665. --- In flatback binding style 1, grey cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front... View more info

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Life Among the Mormons, or the Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, from their origin to the present time; containing full statements of their doctrines, government and condition, and memoirs of their founder, Joseph Smith

By: SMUCKER, Samuel M.; WILLIAMS, H. L.

Price: $78.50

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Co:

Stock No.: 74511

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An early work, describing the religion founded by Joseph Smith, in an undated reprint copy. Likely published c.1880-1910. Labeled as publisher's 'Arlington Edition' on front cover. Includes frontis illustration depicting the death of Smith by N. Orr. In full navy cloth covered-boards and with yellowed, brittle pages. With a few smudges and discolorations on the covers; interior has a torn out page and a few leaves with tears. Textblock is firm. A very scarce work in a damaged, but still decent, copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 466, (6, ads) pages View more info

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Jesus Then and Now: Thoughts on the Continuity and Survival of the Christian Religion

By: SPERRY, Willard L.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81129

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Stated First Edition. The one-time Dean of the Harvard Divinity School's four lectures on early Chrisianity as inspired by Jesus, its growth, and its state in the modern world. The four lectures, delivered at Northwestern University, are supplemented by two additional chapters. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. In unclipped dust jacket. --- With prior owners' signatures to front free endpaper & a little edgewear; else a clean, firm, bright copy. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges, but mostly intact and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Sm... View more info

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If This Be Religion--

By: STAMM, Fredrick Keller

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: 1950

Stock No.: 79672

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A veteran Christian preacher, Dr. Stamm makes the case for fundamental Christian values and teachings, charging neglect of them in many churches of the day. --- First edition in full black paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling; jacket flap w/author black and white portrait. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking markings but with slight rubbing to spine area. Somewhat sunned dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges, bears orig. $1.75 flap price.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); x, 116 pages View more info

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An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism: A Handbook for the Catechetical Class (Revised Edition)

By: STUMP, Joseph

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The United Lutheran Publication House: 1935

Stock No.: 75642

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Later edition of work first published in 1907. A compact Lutheran catechism offering guidance on the key tenets of the faith, from the Ten Commandments through the Sacraments. Volume in blue cloth-covered boards. --- A firm, complete copy lacking interior markings but with soiling to covers.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 162 pages View more info

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The Woman's Book of Confidence: Meditations for Strength & Inspiration

By: THOELE, Sue Patton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, MJF Books / Fine Communications: 1997

Stock No.: 80910

ISBN: 1567313019

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


The author, a licensed psychotherapist, offers meditations for women to aid in improving their lives. --- This compact volume in beige and tan paper-covered boards with Rae Ecklund watercolor illustration on jacket cover. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages, in similar jacket.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); (24), 273 pages View more info

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The Lost Boy

By: Van DYKE, Henry

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1914

Stock No.: 73762

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In full green cloth-covered boards, with gilt decorations and lettering, cover. Lettering on spine very much dulled but still readable. With 3 black and white illustrations by unattributed artist. Volume lightly yellowed with heavily deckled fore and bottom edges. Cover has small white speckles; otherwise a good, tight copy of prolific author's religious story. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pages View more info

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Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra: India's Most Authoritative Treatise on Sex and Love

By: VATSYAYANA

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, R & K Publishing House: 1977

Stock No.: 70316

Condition: Good


Fully intact but missing most of thin, printed glossy paper covering over it's spine. ; An English language edition of the ancient Indian manual of sexuality, emotional fulfillment, and general philosophy of love. Originally written in Sanskrit, the Kama Sutra has murky beginnings, and may have appeared as long ago as 400 B.C. The authorship of the Kama Sutra is generally attributed to Vatsyayana. This copy, produced in India, offers a series of black & white plates showing couples in various lovemaking or romantic positions in ancient sculptures or paintings. --- In stiff wraps backed in tan ... View more info

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The Guide to Israel with Map Eighth Edition

By: Vilnay, Zev Ph. D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jerusalem, Sivan Press Ltd: 1965

Stock No.: 72566

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Popular guide to Israel is very detailed and offered with numerous diagrams and maps. In flexible red leatherette covers; interior clean & unmarked. Bumped corners. Dust jacket has chipping at edges; toned spine. With frayed satin bookmark ribbon and folded color map of Israel measuring 39" tall x 16.5" wide; with 2.5" tape-repaired tear lower edge. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 642 pages View more info

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The Oxford History Of Christian Worship

By: WAINWRIGHT, Geoffrey; TUCKER, Karen B. Westerfield

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2006

Stock No.: 60353

ISBN: 0195138864

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


"A comprehensive and authoritative history..." Giant 916 pg. volume covers the gamut from early traditions through recent trends in Christianity. In full black cloth cover w/bright gilt spine lettering. First US Edition. Cover has reproduction of coptic tapestry. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Solid, tight and newish. Orig. $55 DJ price unclipped and in Brodart. Smudge back endpaper.; 60353; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 916 pages View more info

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The Prince of India; or, Why Constantinople Fell (Two-volume Set)

By: WALLACE, Lew

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81313

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First edition, second state of this two-volume third novel by Union General Lew Wallace. With dedication page. Mr. Wallace is perhaps best known for his popular novel "Ben-Hur", but he also served as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico and as a U.S. diplomat as minister to the Ottoman Empire. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with design of a crucifix and Maltese Cross attached to a Muslim crescent with beads. Design in silver, red and blindstamped; titling to cover and spine in gilt. Volumes lack the slipcase or dust jackets. --- A firmly bound, sound set but with scorched are... View more info

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

By: WALLACE, Lew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: [c.1880s-1910s]

Stock No.: 81341

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


A later, undated edition of author's 1880 novel (possibly published 1880s-1910s). The American Civil War General and Governor of New Mexico Territory first published his novel 'Ben-Hur' in 1880. The novel became a huge hit, surpassing even 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' in popularity. It was later made into a movie in 1959 which was seen by millions.--- In full navy cloth-covered boards with star over Bethlehelm in gilt on cover, title in gilt-edged red on cover, in gilt on spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Poor only copy in a very loose binding, with a split near front of volume, at least one detac... View more info

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Jesus and His Times

By: WARD, Kaari (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pleasantville, New York,, Readers Digest: 1990

Stock No.: 77628

ISBN: 0895772574

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated fourth printing, 1990. The world as it was when Jesus walked the earth is presented, with dozens of photos, drawings and maps. In pictorial paper-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Prior owner's discreet inked signature, front paste-down; else a bright, firm, clean copy. Covers with faint scratches.; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 336 pages View more info

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The New Compact Topical Bible

By: WHARTON, Gary C. (compiler)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Zondervan Publishing House: 1975

Stock No.: 82185

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated third printing, 1975. This work serves as a guide to the concepts referenced in the Bible. It differs from a concordance in that it doesn't require the exact words of the topic in question to be discussed. Presented encyclopedia-style, arranged alphabetically by topic and with location in Bible where topic is addressed. --- In full red-orange cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, tightly-bound and sturdy copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tal... View more info

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Easter in My Heart: Uplifting Stories of Redemption & Hope

By: WHEELER, Joe (compiler and editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Waterbrook Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 75716

ISBN: 1578562686

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Signed by editor, Joe Wheeler, on front free endpaper. A collection of heartwarming, Christian-oriented stories and accompanied with numerous illustrations. In tan paper-covered boards. --- A clean, unmarked and bright copy in similar jacket.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 227 pages; Signed by Editor View more info

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The New English Bible: New Testament

By: WINTON, Alwyn (chairman of the joint committee)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Oxford / Cambridge], Oxford University Press / Cambridge University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82947

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Jointly published by the Oxford University Press and the Cambridge University Press, this new translation of the New Testament was the result of 13 years of "patient scholarship" by Biblical scholars. This translation planned and directed by a consortium of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish Protestant organizations, including the Church of England. --- Likely first edition, with same date (1961) to copyright and title pages; no indication of later printings. In full blue cloth-covered boards with ornate cross decoration to cover in bright gilt and titling to spine, also bright gilt. B... View more info

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The New English Bible: New Testament (in a New English Translation)

By: WINTON, Alwyn (chairman of the joint committee)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: [Oxford / Cambridge], Oxford University Press / Cambridge University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83382

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Jointly published by the Oxford University Press and the Cambridge University Press, this new translation of the New Testament was the result of 13 years of "patient scholarship" by Biblical scholars. This translation planned and directed by a consortium of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish Protestant organizations, including the Church of England. --- In flexible navy pebbled leatherette with gilt-stamped spine titling, rounded textblock corners, sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark and all edges gilt. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked, though with some chafing to hea... View more info

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Many Winters [Taos Pueblo Indians]

By: WOOD, Nancy (author); HOWELL, Frank (illustrations)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1974

Stock No.: 83161

ISBN: 0385022263

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First trade edition of this work, which presents the poems and prose writings of the Indians of the Taos Pueblo in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Alongside are the paintings and drawings of Frank Howell. --- In cream and brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With light chafing to spine ends, else a clean, tightly-bound and unmarked copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 80 pages View more info

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Elements of Ancient Classical and Scripture Geography: With an Atlas

By: WORCESTER, J. E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Phillips & Sampson: 1839

Stock No.: 77467

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


From the preface: '[this work] ...a brief sketch of Ancient Classical and Scripture Geography constitutes a part of the author's 'Elements of Modern and Ancient Geography'...to accomodate [those who] ...are not in want of the Modern part.' Includes a description (in words) of lands mentioned in Scripture. With an index by country of place names at rear of volume. Despite title page claim, there is no traditional atlas with maps present. --- A slim volume in marbled paper-covered boards w/black leather backstrip. With a few scattered engraved illustrations. --- A fragile volume: rear cover has ... View more info

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

By: WRIGHT, Lawrence

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81861

ISBN: 0307700666

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Stated first edition of this detailed examination of the key players, essential tenets and dark secrets of the Church of Scientology. With black & white photos scattered throughout. --- In full black cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Simple jacket with photographic portrait of the author by Kenny Braun on rear flap. --- A clean, bright, firmly bound copy but with a hint of rubbing to cover. Unclipped jacket in excellent condition and protected in mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiii, 430 pages View more info

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The Epiphany Story 1895-1965

By: YOUNG, A. Beatrice

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Denver, Big Mountain Press for Epiphany Episcopal Church: 1966

Stock No.: 83135

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A history, in words and pictures, of Denver's Epiphany Episcopal Church, located on Colorado Boulevard. The photos are in both color and black & white. --- In full leather-look textured cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine; leaves printed on gloss coated paper. --- A well-preserved copy, lacking damages other than slight wear to cover edges.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall ; 123 pages View more info