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  • A Collection of the Works of William Penn in Two Volumes by PENN, William.
    PENN, William.
    A Collection of the Works of William Penn in Two Volumes To Which is Prefixed a Journal of His Life. With Many Original Letters and Papers Not Before Published.

    London: J. Sowle, 1726. First edition. 2 volumes (Complete). Near contemporary full leather boards (Possibly 19th Century). Boards are blind embossed with decoration and labels to spine. Some rubbing particularly to the head and tail fo the spine - but still an attractive set. There is splitting to the rear hinge (bottom 3rd) of Vol. 2 but still holding. Internally in very good condition, with a little darkening / foxing, Owner's name to the title page of volume 2 (From 1761). The works of Penn, celebrated Quaker and founding father of Pennsylvania. Includes religious and political tracts supporting the Quaker faith. Also includes some exhortations to the people of Pennsylvania and a short account of the people and geography…

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    London: J. Sowle, 1726. First edition. 2 volumes (Complete). Near contemporary full leather boards (Possibly 19th Century). Boards are blind embossed with decoration and labels to spine. Some rubbing particularly to the head and tail fo the spine - but still an attractive set. There is splitting to the rear hinge (bottom 3rd) of Vol. 2 but still holding. Internally in very good condition, with a little darkening / foxing, Owner's name to the title page of volume 2 (From 1761). The works of Penn, celebrated Quaker and founding father of Pennsylvania. Includes religious and political tracts supporting the Quaker faith. Also includes some exhortations to the people of Pennsylvania and a short account of the people and geography of the region. Includes epistles to Roman Catholics and Dissenters of all types, and arguments against the Test Acts of the United Kingdom (These were instituted in 1673 against Catholic Recusants, but also encompassed Quakers and made their life very difficult. They were not repealed until 1828). This work was published 8 years after Penn's death, and so if a complete account of his speeches. Collation: (6),911; (2),916,(4). pp. dimensions: 310 by 220mm (12¼ by 8¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 3743
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  • A commentary on the book of Job with a translation by COX, Samuel
    COX, Samuel
    A commentary on the book of Job with a translation

    London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1880. Scarce First edition. Original black buckram with gilt titles to spine. Clean condition, but a little rubbed. Black end papers, front and rear hinges have been reinforced by archival tape. Internally clean and tidy throughout. A few foxing spots only, mainly confined to the first few pages. Xi, 552 pp. Plus advertisements for C. Kegan Paul & Co. at rear. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches). Samuel Cox was a baptist minister and British theological writer born in 1826. He was editor of the monthly publication 'Expositor'.

    Book ID: 2764
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  • A Defence of a Letter Concerning the Education of Dissenters in their Private Academies: by WESLEY, Samuel
    WESLEY, Samuel
    A Defence of a Letter Concerning the Education of Dissenters in their Private Academies: With a More Full and Satisfactory Account of the Same, and of Their Morals and Behaviour Towards the Church of England: Being an Answer to the Defence of Dissenters.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Robert Clavel and James Knaplock in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1704. First edition. Later Vellum with titles stamped to spine. Overall a decent copy. The vellum is clean and tidy, with a little foxing / marking only. A large, uncut copy. Lower corner of leaf D4 torn away, with loss of a few words from six lines of text. Paper flaw to leaves H-H2, with loss of a single word to recto and verso of each.ESTC T75521. 64p pages.
    Samuel Wesley (1663-1735), Anglican clergyman and poet. Public outcry to the criticism of dissenting education in his 'Letter from a Country Divine' to his friend in London concerning the education of dissenters in their private academies (London, 1702) led…

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    London: Robert Clavel and James Knaplock in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1704. First edition. Later Vellum with titles stamped to spine. Overall a decent copy. The vellum is clean and tidy, with a little foxing / marking only. A large, uncut copy. Lower corner of leaf D4 torn away, with loss of a few words from six lines of text. Paper flaw to leaves H-H2, with loss of a single word to recto and verso of each.ESTC T75521. 64p pages.
    Samuel Wesley (1663-1735), Anglican clergyman and poet. Public outcry to the criticism of dissenting education in his 'Letter from a Country Divine' to his friend in London concerning the education of dissenters in their private academies (London, 1702) led Wesley to respond voraciously, firstly with this work, and then again in A Reply to Mr. Palmer's Vindication (1707).

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    Book ID: 1219
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  • A Gentleman in Prison. by ISHII, Tokichi
    ISHII, Tokichi
    A Gentleman in Prison. The Story of Tokichi Ishii. Written in Tokyo Prison. Translated by Caroline Macdonald

    New York: George H. Doran Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardback. Blue cloth, with paper labels to front board and spine. No dust jacket. Six b/w photographs. 164 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). An autobiographical study with excellent insight in to Japanese prison conditions of the time. Caroline Macdonald carried out missionary work in Tokyo prisons, and this is the true story of the convicted murderer Tokichi Ishii who spent 27 years incarcerated for his crime. Mrs Macdonald befriended Ishii and enjoyed many discussions about Christianity and Buddhism with him prior to his death.

    Condition: Light bumping to boards. Previous owner's signature to FFEP, otherwise very clean.

    Book ID: 2834
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  • A History of Religions by SAURAT, Denis
    SAURAT, Denis
    A History of Religions

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. First edition. Signed and dedicated by the author to the front. The dedication is to Sir Victor [Ewings] Negus, the famous British surgeon. They were both fellows of King's College, London. Hardback, in dark blue with gilt title to spine. Saurat has also made some corrections and annotations in 1943, and marked them in the pages and dated them. Boards are a little grubby and bumped, but inside is good - aside from Saurat's markings. 319 pages. 230 x 160 mm (9 x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3611
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  • A History of the Church of England in India Since the Early Days of the East India Company. by CHATTERTON, Eyre. (Bishop of Nagpur).
    CHATTERTON, Eyre. (Bishop of Nagpur).
    A History of the Church of England in India Since the Early Days of the East India Company.

    London: Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK), 1924. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Frontis photograph of the first Indian Bishop. Thirteen illustrations.

    Condition: Very nice condition. The blue cloth is clean and tidy with just a little handling to the head and tail of the spine. Inside, there are two gift inscriptions to the front end paper. A little light foxing to the pages.

    Book ID: 1536
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  • The Funeral Oration for Charles II
    A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory... by ANDERSON, Henry
    ANDERSON, Henry
    A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory...

    London: Luke Meredith at The King's Head, 1685. Full title reads: "A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory. By Henry Anderson, M.A. vicar of Kingsumborne in Hampshire."
    The original funeral oration for Charles II. Now bound in faux leather boards with gilt titles to the front board. End papers from time of binding. Bound in to the rear are two additional leaves, printed in Circa 1816 and each offering a hymn composed by Joseph Wiggins. He was a member of Stretton Friendly Society (Quakers). The faux leather cover is clean and bright. The text is mainly clean, with a touch of marking / foxing to it.…

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    London: Luke Meredith at The King's Head, 1685. Full title reads: "A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory. By Henry Anderson, M.A. vicar of Kingsumborne in Hampshire."
    The original funeral oration for Charles II. Now bound in faux leather boards with gilt titles to the front board. End papers from time of binding. Bound in to the rear are two additional leaves, printed in Circa 1816 and each offering a hymn composed by Joseph Wiggins. He was a member of Stretton Friendly Society (Quakers). The faux leather cover is clean and bright. The text is mainly clean, with a touch of marking / foxing to it. small number 19 to title suggests that this has been abstracted from a larger collection at some point. [6], 26, [4] p. ; 4⁰. Signatures: A-D⁴ +2 leaves. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches).
    Conforms to Wing A3091. Bibliography - Wing (2nd ed.), A3091

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    Book ID: 2822
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  • A Memorial of God's Judgments, Spiritual and Temporal, by LOCKYER, Nicholas [Lockier]
    LOCKYER, Nicholas [Lockier]
    A Memorial of God's Judgments, Spiritual and Temporal, Or Sermons to Call to Remembrance. First preached and now Published for Publick Benefit.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Dorman Newman, 1671. First edition. Scarce. A collection of sermons by Cromwell's Chaplain, Nicholas Lockyer [Lockier]. Full leather binding. Rubbed and worn leather boards. No end papers. Weak to front hinge. Marking to front board and title page. The rest of the book is mainly clean and tidy, but with some worm holes to the margins. Nicholas Lockyer (1611–1685) was an English clergyman and independent minister, a close supporter of Oliver Cromwell and Provost of Eton College, and later an ejected minister and nonconformist.
    165 x 110 mm (6½ x 4¼ inches).
    (10), 32 (2) 33-67, (2) 69-106, missing half title leaf 107-174 (2) 175-226 (4) pp.

    Book ID: 1876
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  • A Pastor's Farewell. by GARRATT, Samuel.
    GARRATT, Samuel.
    A Pastor's Farewell. Twelve Sermons, Including the Last Eight Preached in Trinity Church, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, 1867. A first edition of this scarce work. Dark brown cloth. Contemporary brown end papers and owner's contemporary gift inscription to the FFEP. A quite reasonable copy. The brown cloth has marking to the corner of the front board, and there is some light fading from water spots to the rear board. The spine has darkened so that the title is illegible (no gilt, if ever any, remains). Internally clean and tidy throughout, with a touch of darkening to the pages only. Foxing spots to the end papers only. X, [1]-212, [ii]. pp
    Samuel, Garratt 1817-1907 was also the author of "Signs of the Times" and "World Without End" amongst other works. He was…

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    London: Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, 1867. A first edition of this scarce work. Dark brown cloth. Contemporary brown end papers and owner's contemporary gift inscription to the FFEP. A quite reasonable copy. The brown cloth has marking to the corner of the front board, and there is some light fading from water spots to the rear board. The spine has darkened so that the title is illegible (no gilt, if ever any, remains). Internally clean and tidy throughout, with a touch of darkening to the pages only. Foxing spots to the end papers only. X, [1]-212, [ii]. pp
    Samuel, Garratt 1817-1907 was also the author of "Signs of the Times" and "World Without End" amongst other works. He was an Evangelist within the Church of England. These sermons were given at the end of his tenure at Trinity Church in Lincoln's Inn Fields, before his departure for Ipswich. X, [1]-212, [ii]. pp

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    Book ID: 1150
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  • A Treatise on Prayer: by Bickertsteth. Rev. Edward,
    Bickertsteth. Rev. Edward,
    A Treatise on Prayer: Designed to assist in the Devout Discharge of that Duty.

    Edition: Reprint

    London: L. B. Seeley and Son, 1825. Original diced Russian calf with gilt decoration to spine. Bookplate to the inside board. Contemporary gift inscription to the end paper. There is an engraved vignette to the title page. After the treatise on Prayer, there is around 70 pages with examples of prayers for the faithful to use, and an index. Edward Bickersteth (1786-1850) was an evangelical Church of England clergyman. He was active in promoting the Evangelical Alliance and was strongly opposed to the Tractarian movement. His son became the Bishop of Exeter.

    Condition: There is rubbing to the edges of the boards, with a little bumping to the corners. The gilt to the spine has been rubbed and the titles are no longer legible. It appears that the book may have been repaired in the distant past (unsure) the end papers look a little newer. The binding is strong and secure. Internally clean and tidy throughout with just a little darkening. Overall a sound copy.

    Book ID: 1346
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  • An answer to some papers lately printed, concerning the authority of the Catholick Church in matters of faith, and the reformation of the Church of England by [Stillingfleet, Edward]
    [Stillingfleet, Edward]
    An answer to some papers lately printed, concerning the authority of the Catholick Church in matters of faith, and the reformation of the Church of England

    London: Printed for Ric. Chiswel at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1686. First edition. Later hardback binding of this important leaflet. A reply to "Copies of two papers written by the late King Charles II." Plain paper covered boards are a little aged at spine, and somewhat toned. The pamphlet inside has some foxing, but is in very good condition. Complete. 72 pages. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3664
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  • An Answer to the Question, Why Are You a Christian? by CLARKE, John
    CLARKE, John
    An Answer to the Question, Why Are You a Christian?

    Boston: Apollo Press Joseph Belknap, 1795. A very nice copy of this scarce first edition. Recently rebound in half calf, with black marbled boards. Author's name and date in gilt to the spine. Binding is spotless. Internally complete, with some darkening to the initial pages. The page edges are rather chipped - but not affecting text. 43 pages. 250 by 160mm (9¾ by 6¼ inches). John Clarke (1755–1798) was a minister of the First Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he was educated at the Boston Public Latin School and Harvard University He joined the ministry of Boston's First Church in January 1778, and remained there until his death at age 42. He was a charter…

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    Boston: Apollo Press Joseph Belknap, 1795. A very nice copy of this scarce first edition. Recently rebound in half calf, with black marbled boards. Author's name and date in gilt to the spine. Binding is spotless. Internally complete, with some darkening to the initial pages. The page edges are rather chipped - but not affecting text. 43 pages. 250 by 160mm (9¾ by 6¼ inches). John Clarke (1755–1798) was a minister of the First Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he was educated at the Boston Public Latin School and Harvard University He joined the ministry of Boston's First Church in January 1778, and remained there until his death at age 42. He was a charter member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1780. & was associated with the Boston Library Society; the Humane Society of Massachusetts; and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
    Joseph Belknap was a Boston publisher. He was the son of a noted Congregationalist minister Jeremy Belknap, and a member of his "long lane" church in Boston. Here he had been involved with the ratifying of the Confederating Constitution of America. He involved in the foundation of, and printer to the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1791

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    Book ID: 3073
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  • Anekdoten voor Christenen, en ook voor zulken die het niet zijn. by KIRSCH, George Frederik
    KIRSCH, George Frederik
    Anekdoten voor Christenen, en ook voor zulken die het niet zijn. Naar het hoogduitsch van George Frederik Kirsch, hofprediker des graven van Reuse.

    Haarlem: J.L. Augustini, 1813. First Edition - Part III in two volumes. These are numbered continuously: 1-114, 115-244 pp. This series of 85 anecdotes of Christian morality was issued in four series (this is the third). Hard paper covers (later than publication date). Paper labels to the spine. Text in Dutch. The covers are a little darkened and have some rubbing to the corners. Some cracking to the paper on the spine - but still holding well. bookseller stamps to the front of each volume, with owner's shelf locators etc: Overall good.

    Book ID: 1830
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  • Born for friendship. The spirit of Sir Thomas More. by BASSET, Bernard
    BASSET, Bernard
    Born for friendship. The spirit of Sir Thomas More.

    London: Burns and Oates, 1965. First edition. Hardback brown cloth, in unclipped dust jacket. This book is "particularly illuminating on the delicate problem of vocation". Both book and dust jacket are in very good condition. 220 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Father Bernard Basset SJ was directly descended from Sir Thomas More, and wrote many books - both serious and humorous.

    Book ID: 3717
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  • Certaine sermons or homilies, appointed to be read in churches : In the time of the late Queen Elizabeth of famous memory. And now thought fit to be reprinted by authority from the King's most excellent Majesty. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Certaine sermons or homilies, appointed to be read in churches : In the time of the late Queen Elizabeth of famous memory. And now thought fit to be reprinted by authority from the King's most excellent Majesty. [Bound together with] The Second Tome of Homilies, of Such Matters as Were Promised and Entituled in the former part of the Homilies.

    London: John Norton for Joyce Norton: 1633. A nice copy of this two volume work, unfortunately lacking the title page to Volume 1. The volume starts on gather A. Original full leather boards, with a touch of bumping / edgewear to the boards. Recent spine with titles and date to the spine. There is a little water staining to the work, particularly to the edges, and a slight nicking to the edges of the blank front end paper. Some darkening / foxing, again particularly to the edges. Owner's inscriptions to the inside front board and to the 2nd end paper. (I think what is laid in as the first end paper is a later addition, when the spine was replaced…

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    London: John Norton for Joyce Norton: 1633. A nice copy of this two volume work, unfortunately lacking the title page to Volume 1. The volume starts on gather A. Original full leather boards, with a touch of bumping / edgewear to the boards. Recent spine with titles and date to the spine. There is a little water staining to the work, particularly to the edges, and a slight nicking to the edges of the blank front end paper. Some darkening / foxing, again particularly to the edges. Owner's inscriptions to the inside front board and to the 2nd end paper. (I think what is laid in as the first end paper is a later addition, when the spine was replaced - the 2nd end paper appears from condition and inscriptions to be the original one). Also lacking is leaf 3I2 (page 99/100) with the text here also lacking. Bizarrely, a full page plate, dating from 1814 has been laid in to face page 275. This is an engraving by Wm Craig and L. Brown, showing national liberty crushing the nations of Europe. This is perhaps laid in here as it is opposite an homily against Disobedience and Wilfull rebellion. This long homily, published in various forms, is important, as it was part of the celebrations following the failure of the rebellions against Queen Elizabeth. To the end of the work is "A thankesgiving for the suppression of the last rebellion." 1-98, [vi], 1-98 101-320 [iv].

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    Book ID: 1977
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  • Certainty Unattainable in the Roman Church by SEYMOUR, Rev. M. Hobart
    SEYMOUR, Rev. M. Hobart
    Certainty Unattainable in the Roman Church A Consideration bearing upon Secession to Rome.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Seeleys: 1851. First edition. Original dark brown, blind stamped buckram with decorations and a cross to the front and rear of the boards. The spine has been recently repaired with fresh gilt titles to the spine. The traditional anti-Catholic fare, with chapters on infallibility, the Saints, the Sacraments and Transubstantiation. A very clean and tidy copy with fractional darkening to the pages. 19cm x 14cm. An Anglo-Irish Protestant from Limerick, who had to move to England as he was so unpopular in England, Seymour spent his life writing Polemics against Catholicism. In 1844, having recently married, he went on a long journey to Rome with his wife. Several books against the Roman church followed - this being one of…

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    London: Seeleys: 1851. First edition. Original dark brown, blind stamped buckram with decorations and a cross to the front and rear of the boards. The spine has been recently repaired with fresh gilt titles to the spine. The traditional anti-Catholic fare, with chapters on infallibility, the Saints, the Sacraments and Transubstantiation. A very clean and tidy copy with fractional darkening to the pages. 19cm x 14cm. An Anglo-Irish Protestant from Limerick, who had to move to England as he was so unpopular in England, Seymour spent his life writing Polemics against Catholicism. In 1844, having recently married, he went on a long journey to Rome with his wife. Several books against the Roman church followed - this being one of them. He died in Bath in 1874.

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    Book ID: 1949
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  • Christian Politics by BATES, Ely.
    BATES, Ely.
    Christian Politics In Four Parts

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Half brown leather with black labels to the spine. Marbled boards. Title, advert & preface. The work is in four parts. (1) Containing a view of civil government in its influence on virtue and happiness, chiefly from the relation it bears to liberty and property. (2) On the importance of Religion, both to society and the individual, with reflections on Religious establishments and toleration. (3) On the Conduct of the good citizen, particularly under any moderate government. (4) On the way to live happily under all governments, and in all situations. Bates was previously the author of "A cursory view of Civil Government." This current work is an expansion of…

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    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Half brown leather with black labels to the spine. Marbled boards. Title, advert & preface. The work is in four parts. (1) Containing a view of civil government in its influence on virtue and happiness, chiefly from the relation it bears to liberty and property. (2) On the importance of Religion, both to society and the individual, with reflections on Religious establishments and toleration. (3) On the Conduct of the good citizen, particularly under any moderate government. (4) On the way to live happily under all governments, and in all situations. Bates was previously the author of "A cursory view of Civil Government." This current work is an expansion of that first. He advocated that government protect liberty and property, the importance of toleration and of being a good Christian. Being a good citizen led to being a good Christian and vice versa. The emphasis on Toleration is particularly pertinent, given how soon after the French Revolution this text was written. xvi, 445 (1) pp.,

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    Condition: The boards and spine are clean, but there is a little rubbing to the spine, with a closed tear to the top edge of the spine. Inside, the book is clean and tidy throughout. The text block is bright and there is minimal darkening. Overall a nice copy.

    Book ID: 1409
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  • Communal Silence by DUNLOP, M. V.
    DUNLOP, M. V.
    Communal Silence An Address Given at High Leigh, Hoddesdon. May 1932.

    Edition: First Edition

    Oxford: Alden Press, 1936. First edition. Grey card covers. Cream paper, stapled. A very nice copy of this booklet. The covers have a touch of edge wear only. A couple of light marks, but overall a clean copy. Neat owner's name to the front end paper. Staples are a little rusting, but overall clean and tidy copy. 14 pages.
    Dunlop was the founder of the "Fellowship of Meditation" an organisation to encourage Christian Meditation which is still going.

    Book ID: 1191
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  • De Assumptione Mariae Virginis by CLIFFORD, William
    CLIFFORD, William
    De Assumptione Mariae Virginis Oratio Habita XVIII. Kal. Sept. In Templo Liberiano

    Edition: First Edition

    Romae: Crispini Puccinelli, 1840. First edition. Printed in Rome, it seems to have been printed to be read aloud, as the blessing on the work (the first eight pages) is in a very large type. The rest of the work is in a more normal, although still large, font. Clean and tidy, and ready for binding, in a limp, marbled cover. The essay itself is clean and tidy throughout. There are a few tiny (burn ?) holes to the last couple of pages, but overall a good looking piece. viii., 20.

    Book ID: 1112
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  • De Catechismi en confessies in de Nederlandse Reformatie tot 1585 by HEIJTING, W.
    HEIJTING, W.
    De Catechismi en confessies in de Nederlandse Reformatie tot 1585 The catechisms and confessions of faith in the Dutch Reformation to 1585 with a summary in English

    Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1989. First edition. Two volumes (complete). Dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. No wrappers. Fractional darkening to the end papers. Otherwise in excellent condition. Vol. 1. TEXST: x, 413pp., notes & references, summary in English, general bibliography. Vol. 2. Pictures & Registers: vi, 380pp., 340 page-large facsimiles, chronological list publications, alphabetical list publications, copies & libraries, general index. Nice complete set

    Book ID: 3660
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