Bible Dictionary, Hymn Book, 6-volume Bible, St. Paul, Scripture Atlas, Thomas Scott, John Sherer, Thomas Stanley, and More

Antiquarian Books, Mostly Religious

Bible Dictionary, Hymn Book, 6-volume Bible, St. Paul, Scripture Atlas, Thomas Scott, John Sherer, Thomas Stanley, and More

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Catalog Report

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Antiquarian Selection, Mainly Religious : 24 Books

[3873] Baring-Gould, Rev. S.. Preacher's Pocket: a Packet of Sermons . London: W. Skeffington & Son, 12 mo., 232 pp. plus publisher's ads. 2nd Edition. 1881. By his own description, the author provides here a collection of sermons which "...appeal rather to educated minds". 21 sermons in total. Blue decorated cloth; decorative e.p.'s. Minor edgewear and rubbing and light soiling of covers; inner hinges cracked; some minor foxing of foredges, first few pages and last few pages; an 1884 gift inscription on front free endpaper; about a G+ to -VG copy. $50.00

[3833] Barnes-Lawrence, A.E. and Sheppard, W.J.L. (ed.). Church Mission Hymn Book with Mission Liturgies . London: Robert Scott, 8 vo., 158 pp. plus 2-pp. publisher's catalogue. (1913). Probable 1st Edition. Words and music to some traditional hymns and many new hymns, a compilation that the editors hoped would be found useful in carrying on that Evangelistic work which is one of the most important duties of the Church. Blue cloth with blind stamping. Minor edgewear; minor water damage to bottom of front cover; poor paper quite discoloured but not brittle; slight foxing of e.p.'s; Red dot on f.e.p.; o/w a G to G+ copy. $90.00

[4098] Barnum, Samuel W. (ed.). Comprehensive Dictionary of the Bible. N.Y.: D. Appleton and Co., 4 to., 1219 pp. 2nd printing. 1868. Mainly abridged from Dr. Wm. Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, but comprising important additions and improvements from other sources. Illustrated with 500 maps and engravings. Marbled endpapers. Pebbled cloth with leather corners and ribbed leather spine. A.e.g. Considerable wear to corners and edges of spine; front board starting, split about an inch up from bottom; titling and decoration on spine is still bright; blind stamp of a bookbinder on f.e.p.; two lines in pencil on title page about the ownership of the book; still a tight, clean G+ copy. Extra postage applies. $70.00

[3883] Cheetham, Rev. William. Lights and Shadows of Clerical Life. Montreal: Lovell Printing and Publishing, 12 mo., 310 pp. 1st Edition. 1879. Wine cloth. Fairly heavy rubbing of boards, edges and corners; one inch tear in f.e.p.; some scattered light foxing; a G to G+ copy. $35.00

[3872] Cusack, Francis Clare. Life Inside the Church of Rome . Toronto, Ontario: William Briggs, Sm. 8 vo., 408 pp. Probable 1st Canadian Edition. 1890. A rather biting attack on the Church of Rome by "The Nun of Kenmare". In her Preface, she states: "I know that all the treachery and deceit of which I have been made the subject is the common, ordinary practice of the Church of Rome; and if my sufferings have been great, and if the treatment which I have received has been cruel, it has simply been because I was at the mercy of a power which knows no mercy, and which makes persecution a dogma of her Church." Burgundy cloth. Covers faded from being waterstained; inside hinges broken; scattered light foxing and minor staining; about a Good copy of a controversial book. $35.00

[3828] Farrar, F. W.. Life and Work of St. Paul . London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 4 to., 912 pp. 1883 edition. 4 coloured maps and dozens of b/w illus. Ex-reference library copy with paste-on label on bottom of spine with card no.; couple of library stamps on f.e.p. and one on rear e.p. Rebound with Black leather spine and corners over original cloth-covered boards; new Gold endpapers (a rather amateurish binding job). A.e.g. Some minor foxing on maps and the two title pages, but otherwise a clean G+ or better copy. $48.50

[3839] Grant, F. W.. Numerical Structure of Scripture. New York: Loizeaux Brothers/Bible Truth Press, 12 mo., 155 pp. plus 5 pp. of publisher's catalogue. (1899). This being a revised edition of the original 1877 edition and perhaps a post-1900 printing. The author states that he noticed the methodical nature of the Bible and set about to interpret the meaning of the various numbers incorporated in it (i.e. the 36 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament). The subtitle of the book is "A Seal Upon its Perfect Inspiration, and a Divinely Given Help to its Right Interpretation". Wine cloth. Minor edgewear and rubbing; minor discolouring of the paper; two previous owners' names on f.e.p., partially marked out with felt pen; o/w a VG clean copy. $35.00

[3849] Herbert, Edward. Ancient Religion of the Gentiles and Causes of Their Errors Consider'd . London: John Nutt, Sm. 8 vo., 388 pp. plus 12-pp. Index and 9-pp. Life of the Author. 1705. 1st and only English Edition, translated by William Lewis from the original 1663 edition of "De Religione Gentilium" published in Latin in Amsterdam. Herbert's philosophical task, set forth in his two major works on the subject, De veritate (1624) and De religione gentilium (1645), was to effect the reconcilement of religions by uncovering their common ground in antiquity. Original calf binding with blind stamping; Red leather title label on spine: "Ancient Religion. Herbert of Cherbury". Heavy wear to edges and corners plus moderate rubbing and staining; small pieces missing from top and bottom of spine; abt. 1-1/2" break at top of front board; moderate to heavy foxing of most pages but entire text legible; f.e.p. needs to be reattached; a Fair to Good copy of a scarce work. $295.00

[3840] Little, Rev. Arthur Wilde. Reasons for Being a Churchman: Addressed to English Speaking Christians of Every Name . Milwaukee: Young Churchman Company , 12 mo., 269 pp. plus b/w frontispiece. 1890. 16th Thousand (orig. publ'd 1885). The object of this book is stated as twofold: First, to strengthen those who are already in actual conformity with the Anglo-Catholic Church; Second, to call the attention of our non-conforming brethren--Roman and Protestant alike--to the historic continuity, the divine authority, the lawful jurisdiction, the true Catholicity, and the practical advantages of the venerable Church of their ancestors and ours, the Mother-Church of the English-speaking race. Brown cloth with Gold lettering and Black decoration on front panel. Minor edgewear and rubbing; ink price on free f.e.p.; gift inscription card glued to inside front cover; paper a little discoloured; o/w a VG clean copy. $47.50

[3846] Marsden, J.B.. History of the Later Puritans: From the Opening of the Civil War in 1642, to the Ejection of the Non-Conforming Clergy in 1662. London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 8 vo., 474 pp. 1852. Probable 1st Edition. The ousting and demise of Charles I and the rise of Richard Cromwell. Original blind-stamped Green cloth faded mostly to Brown. Moderate edgewear; coners bumped; small amount of cloth missing from top and bottom of spine; minor edge damage to a few pages; former owner's name on f.e.p.; o/w a G+ or better copy with very clean contents. $65.00

[3845] Newman, John Henry. Lectures on Justification. London: Rivington, J.G. & F. , 8 vo., 443 pp. Probable 1st Edition. 1838. Arguments based on Scripture to consolidate a certain theological system within the English Church. Presumed original Red leather spine and corners with marbled paper-on-boards. Moderate wear to edges; extra wear on spine; some damage from two library stickers removed from spine; remains of library number on spine; a few library stamps plus a card pocket on inside rear cover; front inner hinge repaired; abt. a Good copy with very clean contents. $190.00

[3819] None. Scripture Atlas; or, A Series of Maps to Illustrate the Old and New Testament . London: Mathews and Leigh, Sm. folio, unpaginated. 1812. Probable 1st Edition. Dedicated with permission to her Majesty. In a note to the Public, the publishers state that every precaution has been taken to make the maps as accurate as possible. Also they say: "An Atlas of this description (comprising the geography of the Old and New Testament only) was much wanted; and the proprietors flatter themslves, that their work will afford every assistance to those who wish to acquire a competent knowledge of the geographical and historical parts of the Holy Scriptures." There are 19 detailed maps plus a Plan of the Temple at the City of Jerusalem. Some of the maps have lovely cartouches. Several of the maps are double-page. The last map shows the Travels and Voyages of St. Paul. All of the maps are dated, 1812. Engraved preliminary title-page. Lovely paper title label on front board. Brown paper-on- boards with Black leather spine and corners. Moderate to heavy wear to spine and corners; rear outer hinge cracked at top and bottom; inside rear hinge cracked; an ex-reference-library copy with a donation sticker on attached f.e.p.; bookseller's sticker on attached f.e.p.; crease in f.e.p.; some maps are very clean, others have light to moderate foxing; overall I would still consider this a G+ copy of this scarce item. The maps are uncoloured. $525.00

[3829] Pattison, S.R.. Gospel Ethnology. London: Religious Tract Society, 12 mo., 226 pp. plus frontispiece of "A Group of Patagonians" and a 6-pp. publisher's catalogue. n.d. (circa 1885). Chapters include: "The Black Races of Man Accepting the Gospel"; "The Yellow Races Accepting the Gospel"; "The Brown and White Races Accepting the Gospel". Numerous b/w illus. Brown cloth. Minor edgewear and rubbing; darkened endpapers and foredges; two small holes in f.e.p.; prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a G+ clean copy. $34.50

[3821] Poole, Rev. W.H.. Anglo-Israel or The Saxon Race, Proved to be the Lost Tribes of Israel; in Nine Lectures . Toronto: William Briggs, 8 vo., 686 pp. plus "Opinions of the Press" and "Extracts from Letters of Commendation". 2nd Edition. n.d. (circa 1890). The British-Israel argument that the Lost Tribes of Israel inhabited Britain and her colonies. The nine lectures are entitled: "The Jews"; "Anglo-Israel, or the Saxon Race the Lost Tribes of Israel"; "Anglo-Israel and Philology"; "Druidism"; "Archaeology, or, Echoes from the Rocks of Eastern Lands, Clearly Identify the Saxon Race with the Lost Tribes of Israel"; "Lia-Fail, or the Stone of Destiny, or Jacob's Pillow"; "The Harp of David on Royal British Standard"; "Our Gates"; and, "Our American Ensign and Seal, or The Eagle, the Stars and the Pyramid". Green decorated cloth. Heavy edgewear; moderate rubbing and minor soiling; small piece missing from top and bottom of spine; rear inner hinge repaired; binding a little loose; some pencilled notes in margins (which I've left, thinking they might be of interest to the next reader); about a G to G+ copy of this uncommon title. $135.00

[3850] Scott, John. Christian Life, The: in 5 Volumes . London: Printed for J. Knapton, C. Hitch & Other Booksellers , 436 pp. plus frontispiece, 389 pp., 632 pp. plus 12 pp. Notes, 316 pp., 445 pp. All volumes dated 1757, but variously noted as 6th, 8th and 12th ed. Sub-title of volume I is: "From its Beginning, to its Consummation in Glory; Together with the several Means and Instruments of Christianity conducing thereto. With directions for private devotion, and Forms of Prayer Fitted to the several States of Christians". All other volumes have similar lofty sub-titles. Boards almost off Vol. 1; some other hinges cracked; leather bindings with ribbed spines and Red leather title labels. Heavily scuffed; moderate edgewear; prev. owner has written his name at top of title pages; darkened endpapers; a few pages of each volume have darkened margins but generally clean contents. Overall a Good set. See photo at right. Extra postage applies. $635.00

[3915] Scott, Thomas. Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version . London: Seeley, Burnside and Seeley , 6 volumes, sm. folio. 1844. New Edition with the author's last corrections and improvements. With Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References by Scott. 84 illustrative maps and engravings. Lovely marbled endpapers and edges. Full leather bindings with decorated spines. Moderate wear and rubbing to bindings; spines somewhat faded; 2 volumes have broken hinges; moderate foxing, mostly to plates, heavy foxing in Vol. 5; ex-library with some stamps and labels; overall a G+ set. Extra postage applies. See photo at left. $385.00

[3815] Sherer, John. Rural Life Described and Illustrated in the Management of Horses, Dogs, Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Etc. . London & New York: London Printing and Publishing Co.,, Tall 4 to., 1016 pp. n.d. (circa 1860). A most amazing book in which the author deals with farm animals, their treatment in health and disease, plus authentic information on all that relates to modern farming, gardening, shooting and angling; as well as a complete system of modern veterinary practice, with some impressive internal drawings especially of the horse. Close to 100 illustrations from the work of the best animal artists and engravers of the time. Many fine horse and dog sporting prints; several interesting illustrations of modern English farming equipment. Complete in one volume, including 12 Divisions and Index. Black leather spine and corners; marbled paper-on-boards; marbled edges and endpapers. Moderate edgewear; some heavy rubbing of tooled spine; corners bumped; scattered minor foxing; a wonderful G+ copy. $455.00

[3842] Stanley, Thomas. History of Philosophy in 8 Parts. London: Humphrey Moseley and Thomas Dring, 4 to. 1656. Volume 2 only of 4 volumes. (The 4 volumes were published 1655, 1656, 1660 and 1662.) All 8 Parts are present, as are the 17 full-page engravings of philosophers. This to me is the best of the four volumes because it includes most of the major Greek philosophers. The First Part, containing those on whom the Attribute of Wise was conferred, includes: Thales, Solon. Chilon, Pittacus, Bias, Cleobulus, Periander, Sosiades, Ausonii Ludus, Anacharsis, Myson, Epimenides, and Pherecydes. The Second Part, containing the Jonick Philosophers, includes: Anaximander, Anaximenes, Anaxagoras, and Archelaus. The Third Part, containing the Socratick Philosophers, includes: Socrates, Xenophon, Aeschines, plus short mentions of Simon, Crito, Glaucon, Simmias and Cebes. The Fourth Part, containing the Cyrenaick, Megarick, Eleack and Eretriack Sects. Philosophers included in these shorter-lived schools were Aristippus, Hegesias, Anniceris, Theodorus, Bion, Euclid, Eubulides, Alexinus, Diodorus, Stilpo, Phaedo, and Menedemus. The Fifth Part, containing the Academick Philosophers, including: Plato, Speusippus, Xenocrates, Polemo, Crates, Crantor, Arcesilaus, Lacydes, Carneades, Clitomachus, Philo, and Antiochus. The Sixth Part, containing the Peripatetick Philosophers, includes: Aristotle, Theophrastus, Strato, Lyco, Aristo, Critolaus, and Diodorus. The Seventh Part, containing the Cynick Philosophers, includes: Antisthenes, Diogenes, Monimus, Onesicritus, Crates, Metrocles, Hipparchia, Menippus, and Menedemus. The Eighth Part, containing the Stoick Philosophers, includes: Zeno, Cleanthes, Chrysippus, Diogenes, Antipater, Panaetius, and Posidonius. Most of the philosophers in this volume have some information about their life and examples of their writings. Of course, the largest portions are allotted to Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Zeno. The heavily-worn leather binding may be the original (no titling left on it). Heavy wear to edges and corners; pieces missing from top and bottom of spine; front outer hinge beginning to crack at bottom; front endpaper partly loose, has gift inscription from 1670 and several subtraction solutions written on it (mostly to do with how old the book is in terms of the time of figuring); light to moderate foxing throughout plus some ghosting; a couple of the portrait engravings have stains in the bottom margin but most engravings are very clean; some pencil notations here and there; last page torn and small piece missing from it; still considered a Good or better copy of this scarce first edition and important volume of philosophy and philosophers. More photos available on request for interested parties. Extra postage applies. SOLD

[3812] Thomson, W.M.. Land and the Book; or, Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of the Holy Land . New York: Harper & Brothers, 12 mo., 560 pp. 2nd Edition. 1860. Volume 1 of 2 volumes. The author lived for 25 years in the areas that he describes and illustrates. Dozens of full-page and in-text illus. plus a fold-out map of "The Holy Land and Southern Syria". This volume has its own "Index of Names and Subjects" plus "Index of Scripture Texts Illustrated". Frontispiece is a view of Beirut. Original Brown cloth binding. Heavy wear to top and bottom of spine and corners; the two front endpapers are missing; small piece missing from rear outer hinge; binding a little loose; minor fading of spine; some scattered light to moderate foxing; minor stain on bottom edges (not affecting contents); a Good Only copy. $35.00

[3895] Unknown. Works of Creation Illustrated . Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication , 12 mo., 264 pp. n.d. (circa 1860's). The story of Creation based on the Bible, taken day by day. Written for young people, to instruct them in history and science as well as religion. Numerous illus., mostly of various types of animals. Frontispiece and decorated title page, as well as plain title page which dark ink brackets around each word of the title. Blind-stamped Blue cloth with decorated spine and embossed Gold illus. on front panel. Binding rubbed; rear outer hinge repaired; top and bottom of spine and corners worn; minor soiling to front endpapers and periodically in margins; free f.e.p. missing; edges darkened; about a Good copy of an uncommon book. See photo at left. $35.00

[3820] Van-Lennep, Henry J.. Bible Lands: Their Modern Customs and Manners Illustrative of Scripture . New York: Harper & Brothers, 8 vo., 832 pp. plus publisher's catalogue and 2 folding two-colour maps. 1st Edition. 1875. The author's objective was " throw such light as can be derived from the manners and customs of the modern inhabitants of Bible lands upon the social, religious, and political life of Bible times". Dozens of b/w full-page and in-text illus. Wonderful marbled endpapers, edges and boards, with Brown leather spine and corners. Moderate wear to spine and edges, heavier wear to corners; a G+ copy with no foxing. See photo at left. $75.00

[4096] von Sallet, Friedrich. Laten-Evangelium (literally "Layman's Gospel") . Philipp Reclam, Leipzig. n.d. (according to publisher's advert. circa 1891). 16 mo., 326 pp. plus adverts. Text in German. Blind-stamped Brown cloth with Gold lettering and decoration. Decorative e.p.'s. Minor fading of spine; edges rubbed; minor spotting of covers; minor water damage to f.e.p.; o/w G+ to -VG. $34.50

[3811] Wingate, Sir Francis. Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 12 mo., 471 pp. 14th edition, revised and abridged. n.d. (c. 1894). Based on the original manuscript of Father Joseph Ohrwalder describing his arrival and stay in the Sudan. 23 full-page and in-text illus. by Walter C. Horsley, plus a fold-out plan of Omdurman. Original Wine cloth with gilt titling on spine. Moderate edgewear and rubbing; minor nick in rear outer hinge; minor foxing of edges; front free endpaper glued down to attached f.e.p.; 2 small "The Evangelical Library" stamps; o/w a G+ copy with bright spine titling. $44.50

[4104] Wray, J. Jackson. Simon Holmes, the Carpenter of Aspendale. Toronto: William Briggs, 12 mo., 356 pp. plus a 10-page publisher's catalogue and frontispiece drawing. 1st Edition. 1886. A novel with religious theme, set in Yorkshire. Decorative chapterheads. Rust cloth over bevelled boards; decorative spine and front panel in Black, with gilt lettering. Some wear to edges and corners; wrinkle to bottom of spine; minor soiling of covers; binding a little loose; poor paper used somewhat discoloured; abt. a G+ copy of a fairly scarce book. $20.00

[3841] Wright, William (ed.). Illustrated Bible Treasury. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 8 vo., 725 pp. plus 12 colour maps. 1902 edition, revised. Included are articles by various scholars on: the Old Testament; the New Testament; History and Chronology of the Bible; Geography of Bible Lands; Treasury of Bible Science; Treasury of Antiquities, Bible Terms, etc.; the Apocrypha. There is also a new concordance to the Authorized and Revised Versions, combined with a Subject Index and a Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names. Numerous illus. Blue cloth with Gold lettering and decoration. Minor edgewear and rubbing; inner hinges cracked; o/w a VG copy. $32.50

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