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Moses

By BUBER, Martin

Oxford: Easy & West Library, 1946. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering. 226pp. Very good/very good. Head and foot of spine a bit sunned; jacket a tad edgeworn, with large chip at head and tail of age-toned spine and expert archival mends on verso; front flyleaf ownership signature. Quite tight and nice first English-language edition of this study, first published in German in 1945.

$55.00

Color Photograph Signed

By GANTIN, Bernardin (1922-2008)

This influential Roman Catholic prelate from Benin was named archbishop of Cotonou in 1960 and cardinal in 1984, later becoming the first non-European named Dean of the College of Cardinals in 1993, the highest-ranking African in the Roman Catholic church since its earliest years. Color PS (on verso, as was his custom), 4" X 6", n.p., n.y. Near fine. Handsome printed formal head-and-shoulders portrait in clerical garb as a young man, boldly signed in black fineline near the bottom on the verso. With original envelope cancelled at the Vatican on 21 May 1982.

$55.00

The Weekly Pacquet of Advice from Rome: or, The History of Popery
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The Weekly Pacquet of Advice from Rome: or, The History of Popery

By (POPISH PLOT)

London: Langley Curtis, 1681. Paperback. Small 8vo. Self-cover. Pp. 417-424. Near fine. Faintly age toned, as usual, else bright and attractive. Single issue (June 20, 1681) from the third volume of this Catholic-bashing weekly whose purpose was to fan the flames of anti-Catholicism supposedly begun by Titus Oates and which gripped England from 1678 to 1681. Oates wanted all Brits and Scots to believe that the Catholic Church in England was trying to assassinate King Charles II. On page 423 a contemporary hand neatly pens "Remarkable" alongside one anecdote about "a famous Virgin, called Juliana." This particular issue was published as the hysteria was waning, and soon afterward Oates was tried for perjury and found guilty. A handsome example.

$75.00

Typed Letter Signed
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Typed Letter Signed

By TOURET, Frank Hale (1875-1945)

This Episcopal cleric served as Bishop of Utah from 1917 to 1919, Missionary Bishop of Idaho from 1919 to 1924 and Bishop of Western Colorado from 1917 to 1924. TLS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Grand Junction, CO, 30 November 1918. Addressed to Messrs. Mitchell & Smith of Charleston, South Carolina. Very good. Faintly age toned, with original folds. On letterhead of "The Missionary District of Western Colorado," the prelate discusses conditions of "the will of Miss Margaret Murdoch" with these attorneys, innocently enquiring "Will you kindly advise me at your earliest convenience as to the amount of this bequest?" Signed large and full in brown ink, below which he pens "Acting Bishop of Utah." An uncommon oddity.

$75.00

Koran
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Koran

By (KORAN)

N.p.: N.p., n.y.. Paperback. Miniature (1¼"). Stiff glossy red wrappers. (Ca. 200pp). Very good. Quite mild wear to outer wrappers only -- internally tight and bright. Attractive copy of this bibliographically-vacant production. If publisher, city or year of publication appear in Roman alphabet they are so miniscule as to be indecipherable or they appear in Arabic, a language of which our knowledge is less than fluent -- some might say nonexistent. Of the age of this copy we cannot hazard even the vaguest of estimates. It appears to be printed via offset lithography. An incredibly miniscule "231" is neatly inked on the last page, though the significance of this (limitation number?) is unknown. Needless to say, this title requires a strong magnifying glass to read. An annoyingly cryptic but intriguing, fascinating tiny production.

$75.00

Signature

By CUSHING, Richard (1895-1970)

Beloved long-time archbishop of Boston (1944-70), ambitious and colorful. "+Richard Cardinal Cushing" signed large and bold in blue ballpoint on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., n.y. Fine and attractive.

$25.00

Printed Document Signed
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Printed Document Signed

By (PEW RENTAL)

DS, 1p, 8¼" X 13¼", Newbury, MA, 27 March 1813. Very good. Original folds, mildly edgeworn, with several small expert archival mends on verso. Pay-per-pew! Unusual pew rental agreement for the Meeting House of the Fourth Religious Society of Newport of Newbury ("in which the Revd Charles Wm Milton is pastor") -- Solomon and Martha Haskell rent "a Wall Pew... the Pew being No one Hundred & three on the Lower floor in the West Corner" for $100. Boilerplate printed legalese text spells out the details. Both sign at lower right alongside two small paper seals. Also signed by two witnesses at lower right as well as by justice of the peace John Fitz. Solomon Haskell lived 1753-1830, his second wife Martha 1766-1844.

$95.00

The Great Forty Years in the Diocese of Chicago A.D. 1893 to 1934

By HOPKINS, John Henry

Chicago: The Centenary Fund of the Diocese of Chicago, Inc, 1936. Hardcover. Small 4to. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. xii, 243pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good. Tipped to copyright page is a 1945 newspaper obituary for Hopkins. A tight and nice first edition of this chronicle of four decades Episcopalian church service. Penned on front flyleaf is "Presented to the Church Home / by Dr. Hopkins, August 1944. Second Floor Copy."

$25.00

American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate
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American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate

By CURTIS, George Munson (introduction)

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1911. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth spine and tan paper over boards with black lettering. xxv, 163pp. Numerous captioned tissue-guarded full-page plates. Very good. Faint binding wear to otherwise tight and internally fine copy. An attractive first edition of this famed exhibit held July to December 1911 -- superbly illustrated.

$55.00

Freemasonry and Roman Catholicism

By HAYWOOD, H.L.

Chicago: The Masonic History Company, 1943. Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth with gilt lettering. 224pp. Very good. Spine a bit age toned and sunned and boards a tad irregularly sunned. A clean and tight first edition. Uncommon. Ownership signature/Indiana address on front pastedown of George D. Manson (1926-2006), long-time employee of the Chicago printer R.R. Donnelley and Sons and descendant of Union general Mahlon D. Manson.

$45.00

The Helping Hand: Extended and Dedicated to Sunday Schools & Praise Meetings
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The Helping Hand: Extended and Dedicated to Sunday Schools & Praise Meetings

By GIFFE, W.T., and ROSECRANS, J.H.

Cincinnati: Geo. D. Newhall & Co, 1878. Hardcover. Wide 24mo. Brown cloth spine with green pictorial paper over boards. 157pp, (3pp). Good plus. Boards quite age toned, rubbed and scuffed, though internally tight and very good. Decent first edition of this significant and very uncommon hymn collection. Interestingly, though not so marked, it hails from the library of Mahlon D. Manson (1820-95), a Union general in the Civil War and Indiana politician. Front flyleaf bears large brown ink ownership signature of a "Miss Rosa B Rogers / Manson / Ind" -- Manson Indiana being a tiny community in central Indiana named after the general in 1874. What the general's relationship was to early Manson resident Rogers is not known.

$95.00

The Christ Story
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The Christ Story

By TAPPAN, Eva March

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1903. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with red lettering, rules and pictorial stamping. 416pp. Frontispiece, 7 full-page plates. Near fine. Ownership signature on front pastedown; endpapers a tad age toned. Handsome and tight first edition of this biography by the popular educator and juvenile writer (1854-1930).

$50.00

"Many Infallible Proofs:" The Evidences of Christianity, or, The Written and Living Word of God
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"Many Infallible Proofs:" The Evidences of Christianity, or, The Written and Living Word of God

By PIERSON, Arthur T.

New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1886. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Dark green blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering. 322pp. Very good. Text block moderately age toned as usual. A tight and attractive later printing, exceptionally nice, of this early title by the popular, prolific Presbyterian pastor (1837-1911), which like many inspirational texts of this era attempted to confront Darwinism with "scientific" proof of the Bible's validity. Front flyleaf bears a non-authorial gift inscription from the well-known Baptist pastor from Indiana, J. Frederick Rake (1878-1962): "'That thy faith / fail not' is the / purpose of this gift / J. Frederick Rake / Dec 25th, 1918."

$55.00

Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God
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Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God

By LEWIS, C.S.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1945. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with ivory spine lettering. vii, 68pp. Near fine. Tight and attractive first edition of this slim essay gathering. Though not so marked, from the library of Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate, and his son Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930), U.S. senator from Illinois 1970-81.

$50.00

Strong Men South

By MENSTER, William J.

Dubuque: Stromen Publishing Company, n.y.. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff blue pictorial wrappers. vii, 206pp. Illustrations. Near fine. "5th Printing for 50th Anniversary" reprint edition, tight and handsome, of this popular account of Byrd's 1946 fourth Antarctic expedition ("Operation Highjump") by the expedition chaplain. Undated, but likely 1996. Boldly signed and inscribed by him in black ballpoint on the half-title page: "to Jim / with blessings / Father Bill."

$25.00

The Massacre at Sianfu and Other Experiences in Connection with the Scandinavian Alliance Mission of North America
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The Massacre at Sianfu and Other Experiences in Connection with the Scandinavian Alliance Mission of North America

By BECKMAN, E.R.

Chicago: J.V. Mortenson, 1913. Hardcover. 12mo. Burgundy blind-embossed cloth with gilt lettering. 138pp, (2pp). Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine. Wonderfully tight and bright first edition of this slim account of the murder of Christian missionaries in Sian Fu, China in October 1911. A handsome, gleaming copy. This edition is also seen in green and blue cloth, though no priority has been established.

$100.00

Autograph Note Signed
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Autograph Note Signed

By SMITH, Samuel Francis (1808-95)

This noted Baptist clergyman, author and poet is remembered for writing the patriotic hymn "America" ("My Country, 'Tis of Thee") -- supposedly in half an hour on a scrap of paper -- in 1831. ANS, 4½" X 4", Newton Centre, MA, 22 March 1895. Addressed to "Dr. Sir" at the Boston Daily Publishing Company. Very good. Couple of quite faint folds; minor mounting traces on verso. Cryptic content regarding a meeting: "I will be with you at the People's Temple, as you request, March 27th. You will please notify me as to the hour of the meeting, of which your note said nothing. Very stormy weather would, of course compel me to remain at home." Nicely penned in brown ink. Recipient is possibly editor Robert James Long, who was elected president of that company in 1895.

$295.00

Professor Joseph Emerson, D.D., LL.D.: May 28, 1821 -- August 4, 1900

By (EMERSON, Joseph)

Madison, WI: Tracy, Gibbs & Co, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 4to. Grey cloth over bevelled boards with gilt lettering. 104pp. Frontispiece, 3 full-page plates. Very good. Faintest of binding wear, else internally tight and fine. Likely sole printing of this testimonial to this minister and theologian, long-time professor of ancient languages at Beloit College, Wisconsin. Unusual.

$25.00

This Grace Given
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This Grace Given

By READ, David H.C.

Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1984. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. ix, 130pp. Near fine. A tight and handsome first edition of this early years memoir -- covering his childhood early travels and experience as a POW of the Germans in World War Two -- by the famed Scottish-born pastor (1910-2001) of New York's Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (1956-89) who also served as first chaplain of University of Edinburgh (1949-55) and Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland (1952-56). He boldly inscribes and signs the front flyleaf in black ballpoint "For Bob, Ibbie / with love from the / author, / David H.C. Read." Accompanied by a Typed Letter Signed from Read, 1p, 8½" X 11", New York, NY, 29 November 1985. Addressed to Robert H. Malott. Very good. Original folds. On "Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church" letterhead, Read chats cordially about a New York Arthritis Foundation dinner, offers "Congratulations to you on the success of your campaign," etc. Signed simply "David" at the close. Robert Malott (1926-2018) was a noted Chicago businessman, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.

$50.00

Mission Tours India
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Mission Tours India

By McGLINCHLEY, Joseph F.

Boston: Society for the Propogation of the Faith, 1926. Hardcover. Introduction by Rev. T. Galan Duffy. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. xxiv, 280pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Very good. Faint binding edgewear, though internally tight and near fine. A handsome second printing of this detailed history of Catholic missionaries in India. Circular purple inkstamp of the Croatian Franciscan Fathers of Chicago near bottom of title page, rear flyleaf and three text pages. Front pastedown bears "In Memory of" pictorial card for Yugoslav monsignor Michael G. Domladovac (1887-1956), Catholic priest of Akron, Ohio, connected to this volume perhaps through Indian missionary work.

$50.00

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