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1 AnonymousVisits from the world of spirits; or interesting anecdotes of the dead.
15030 London: printed for the proprietor; and sold by L. Wayland 1791. 1st ed., 12mo, 302 pp. A scarce volume “Containing very curious narratives of the appearances of many departed spirits on particular occasions, to friends, relations. &c. being an impartial survey of the most remarkable accounts of apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions. That have been recorded in several ages of the world; together with some originals. To which is prefixed, an introduction, by the editor.” The anecdotes vary from a page or two to several dozen pages or more. Brown boards, ¼ calf spine. Rear hinge is partially split but fully intact; Text block is clean and tight with only occasional mild foxing.. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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A Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix, Buck, Charles
2 Buck, CharlesA Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix
Published by Joseph J. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1831. A revised edition. 12mo, full brown leather with gilt spine; 624 double-column pages. Contents tight. Paper is age-toned with occasionally light foxing. Full brown leather cover is scuffed, some scratches, corners bumped. "Containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations which have subsisted in the religious world from the birth of Christ to the present day. Woodward's new edition published from the last London edition, to which is added an appendix containing an account of the Methodist Episcopal, and Presbyterian Churches in the United States to the Present Period. Charles Buck (1771 - 1815) was an English Independent minister and theological writer. He first published his Theological Dictionary in 1802; it was a significant work running to 50 reprints prior to the civil war. Illustrated with four frontispiece engravings depicting various religious martyrdom's and the tortures of the Inquisition.. 
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Buck's Theological Dictionary, Buck, Rev. Charles
3 Buck, Rev. CharlesBuck's Theological Dictionary
Philadelphia: Joseph J. Woodward, 1831. 'Woodward's New Edition published from the last London edition to which is added AN APPENDIX containing an Account of the Methodist, Episcopal, and Presbetyrian Churches in the United States to the Present Period.' Four engravings in front matter depict religious martyrdom's and tortures of the Inquisition. 8vo, leather, 624 pp. with gilt title and bands on spine. Containing 1,510 entries.Buck's Theological Dictionary, first published in London in 1802, sought to provide a textual basis for the evangelical community by combining brief essays on orthodox belief and practice with historical entries on various denominations. American evangelicals gave the work almost canonical status as the textual interpreter of what it meant to be evangelical. Covers heavily rubbed, wear to all edges with, hinges cracking. Internally a clean and tight copy with very light foxing throughout.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Common Sense: or, Natural Ideas Opposed to Supernatural, d'Hohlbach, Baron
4 d'Hohlbach, BaronCommon Sense: or, Natural Ideas Opposed to Supernatural
8vo, full-calf, 204 pp. Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (8 December 1723 – 21 January 1789) was a French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist and a prominent figure in the French Enlightenment. He is best known for his atheism and for his voluminous writings against religion, the most famous of them being The System of Nature (1770), which presented a core of radical ideas that prompted the Catholic Church in France to threaten the crown with withdrawal of financial support unless it effectively suppressed the circulation of the book. The list of people writing refutations of the work was long. The Roman Catholic Church had its pre-eminent theologian Nicolas-Sylvestre Bergier write a refutation of the Système titled Examen du matérialisme (Materialism examined). Voltaire hastily seized his pen to refute the philosophy of the Système in the article "Dieu" in his Dictionnaire philosophique, while Frederick the Great also drew up an answer to it. Its principles are summed up in a more popular form in this present volume "Common Sense", which was first published in Amsterdam in 1772. This translation into English is the first American edition. Fair-Good: text block is clean and tight with light foxing throughout. Penciled marginalia on some pages. Front hinge is partially split. Covers heavily rubbed and chipped with 1-1/2" split at top and bottom of front spine. Pasted inside the front cover is a 19th century advertisement for another book entitled Common Sense, by John Meslier. While the condition is not great, the work is quite scarce.. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Encyclopedia Ecclesiastica / Prompta Biblioteca, Ferris, F. Lucci
5 Ferris, F. LucciEncyclopedia Ecclesiastica / Prompta Biblioteca
Frankfuert: Apud Van Duren, 1784. The complete title is "Prompta Bibliotheca canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica, necnon ascetica, polemica, rubricistica, historica", an 8-volume encyclopedia of religious knowledge. The first edition of this work appeared at Bologna, in 1746. A second edition, much enlarged, also a third, were published by the author himself. The fourth edition, dating from 1763 seems to have been published after his death. This edition, 20 years later, contains the additions which the author had made to the second edition and also other enlargements (additiones ex aliena manu) inserted in their respective places in the body of the work (and no longer in the appendix as in the former editions) and supplements. Ferrari was an eighteenth-century canonist of the Franciscan Order. The exact dates of his birth and death are unknown, but he was born at Solero, near Alessandria in Northern Italy. He was also professor, provincial of his order, and consultor of the Holy Office. 8 volume set, each comprising approximately 700 pages. Good condition. Interior is very good-near fine: clean and tight with very little foxing. It was rebound, from appearances sometime in the late 19th century and the bindings show heavy edge wear and cracked spines. Marbled boards with cloth spines, to which the original ribbed-leather spines have been affixed. The book has recently been reprinted, but vintage volumes such as this are quite rare -- and complete sets especially so.. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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Pages From The Gutenberg Bible. Facsimiles from the copy in the General Theological Seminary. With an Introduction and Notes by Otto W. Fuhrmann, Division of Graphic Arts, New York University. Published in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Invention of Printing., Fuhrman, Otto W.
6 Fuhrman, Otto W.Pages From The Gutenberg Bible. Facsimiles from the copy in the General Theological Seminary. With an Introduction and Notes by Otto W. Fuhrmann, Division of Graphic Arts, New York University. Published in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Invention of Printing.
NY: The H. W. Wilson Company,, 1940, 19401. 1st ed. thus. Limited Edition of 2000 copies; blue paper over boards with gold titles. A fine, virtually pristine copy; with original glassine jacket but the latter is partially shredded, Two page introduction followed by list of plates, introduction, and 25 plates,. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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A Guide for the Bedeviled, Hecht, Ben
7 Hecht, BenA Guide for the Bedeviled
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. Unidentified printing, but not a first printing but inscribed by Hecht on ffep. Hecht's attack on anti-semitism. 8vo,276 pp. Good in price-clipped d/w with several tape-repairs.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Telepathy, Mellott, S.H.
8 Mellott, S.H.Telepathy
American School of Magnetic Healing, 1899. 1st ed. 16mo, printed blue stapled wrappers, 64 pp. Illus. An unrecorded guide to telepathy published by the American School of Magnetic Healing, Nevada Missouri – the institution usually associated with the work of Professor Sidney Weltmer. (Rear cover includes ads for Weltmer’s works.) Not in OCLC or in the Library of Congress online catalogs, although several copies have previously appeared on the net. Interior is fine; clean and tight. Wrappers lightly rubbed along edges and spine; a ¼” clip from upper right front cover and a small chip from lower corner near spine. Light penciled initials on front cover at top. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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9 Nicholas Gurtler (Nicolai Gurtleri)Historia Templariorum. (History of the Templars)
1703. Amsterdam: F. Van der Platas, 1703 - 12mo, vellum. 448 pp. Second edition of this history of the Order of the Templars (1119-1314), written in 1691 by a Protestant theologian, scholar, professor of theology, rhetoric and history. Includes an index of authors cited and subject index. Vellum binding is intact, but soiled and with a slight bow to front cover. Ink title on spine. Pencil notations on ffep. Title page in red and black, engraved vignette. Text block is tight but many pages are age-toned or foxed; not enough to detract from a generally sound appearance. Several small tears in end papers. Detailed photos can be emailed on request.. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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Piesk & Most: A Memorial Book (Belarus), Piesk & Most Societies
10 Piesk & Most SocietiesPiesk & Most: A Memorial Book (Belarus)
Tel Aviv: Piesk & Most Societies, 1975. 1st ed. 726 pp., small 4to. A memorial to two communities in Belarus that were destroyed during the holocaust. Hardcover, gilt lettering on cover and spine, slightly stained covers. Otherwise in very good coondition.The book is in English Hebrew Yiddish, illustrated with numerous photographs. For an english translation, see http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/piaski/piesk.html.. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Diario / The Journal of Padre Serra translated by Ben F. Dixon, SERRA (Padre Junipero)
11 SERRA (Padre Junipero)Diario / The Journal of Padre Serra translated by Ben F. Dixon
San Diego: Don Diego's Libreria, 1964. 1st ed., Very Good-Near Fine. The Journal of Padre Serra, From Loreto, the Capital of Baja California, to San Diego, Capital of the New Establishments of Alta California in three months and three days March 28 to July 1, 1769. Including San Diego's Great Water Rights Document Now Published for the First Time. 1st ed., 8vo, softcover, 108 pp. Illustrations & map. Inscribed on title page by translator Ben F. Dixon. A very good-near fine copy: a darkened band 1” wide along back spine; light fade line along front spine. No tears, chips, or markings other than Dixon’s signature and date.. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Sequel to the Kreutzer Sonata, Tolstoi, Count Lyof N. [Leo Tolstoy]
12 Tolstoi, Count Lyof N. [Leo Tolstoy]Sequel to the Kreutzer Sonata
NY: Thomas Crowell & Co, 1899. First separate American edition. Tan stapled wrappers with black lettering on front cover. 5"x7" inches. 16pp. This is a sequel to the original Kreutzer Sonata, originally published in 1889. An absolutely pristine copy. The publication of The Kreutzer Sonata set off an explosive debate in Europe, America, and Asia on matters that were then called the “sexual question” and the “woman problem.” These debates stirred widespread condemnation from all sides, as well as fervent admiration. The Kreutzer Sonata was censored or forbidden in some countries as “indecent literature.” In this sequel, Tolstoy repeatedly makes reference to verses from the Gospels as evidence supporting his views.. 
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