Hardcover. Philadelphia, The American Philosophical Society, reprint, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 579 pages. B&w photographs. Previous owner's inscription on front flyleaf. Light foxing to top edge. Wear, chipping to dust jacket. A nice, clean copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge, England, Cambridge University, 1st Edition, 1777, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Nonpaginated. Hardcover. Cover boards bound in polished calf (agewear--see image), gilt bands on spine. Front cover boards and front flyleaf still attached but coming loose from binding,Binding tight otherwise. Spine straight. Previous owner's inscription on front flyleaf and dated signatures (178? and 1792) on title page (see image). Some light pencil on top of title page (see image). Tanning throughout from age. Beautiful old volume, a collector's dream.
Hardcover. New York, The Century Co., 1st, 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 341 pages, gilt title on spine, blue cloth cover. Very slight edge and corner wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, PA, J.J. Woodward, 1st Revised, 1830, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, 652 pages. Hardcover. Two volumes in one. "...or The Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church; Being a Complete History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Deaths of the Christian Martyrs; From the Commencement of Christianity to the Present Period. B/w illustrations (engravings) throughout, including frontispiece. Pages and edges have tanning and foxing (see image) throughout (less toward center of the book). Previous owner's name and town of residence in beautiful script, on front endpaper--dated March 11th 1833, same name (first initial and last name) on title page top right corner. A little writing in light pencil on front flyleaf. Binding tight. Spine straight. Tan cover boards, gilt title and decoration on spine (faded), chipping, discoloration to boards from age (see image). A beautiful old volume, perfect for a collector's bookshelf.
Hardcover. Lewes, DE, GILES, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 232 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrinkwrap. Over 140 color illustrations. Provides analysis of this single panel painting of St. Francis, rendered by Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini
Hardcover. New York, Abingdon Press, 1st, 1918, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 224 pages. Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt titles. NOT a reprint or print on demand edition. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, American Unitarian Association, 1st, nd, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 225 pages. Hardcover. No date of publication. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside front cover and label at bottom of spine. Top edge gilt. Black & white photographs. Light wear. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, David McKay, reprint, 1918, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Oblong hardcover, 28 unnumbered pages. Previous owner's name and date on front end paper, binding cracked. Stamped cloth covers with dark blue lettering. Illustrated cover. Illustrated by author. Reduced in size from the French and Century Co. editions with fewer illustrations. This edition with 10 pages in full color.
Hardcover. New York, Collins Brother & Co, 1st, 1845, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, 309 pages. Hardcover, full leather with black band on spine. Heavy wear to tan leather edges. Water staining throughout bottom half pages, heavy foxing and tanning. bottom corners bumped. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf and end paper. Front end paper has previous owner's name pasted on small piece of paper bottom corner. Binding tight for age of copy.
Hardcover. New York , Nelson & Phillips, 1st, 1873, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 309 pages. Terracota cloth with gilt titles and decor to front and spine. Light edgewear and rubbing to covers, previous owner's bookplate on front end paper, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, powerHouse Books, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 127 pages. Lili Almog's color photos taken at three Carmelite monasteries (of nuns) are revealing of their faith.. The sisters showing their distinctive profession crucifixes (normally worn hidden under their scapulars, and pinned to their beds when they go to sleep) are revealing their personal symbols of "perfect intimacy." And the statues and/or holy cards of our holy mother St. Teresa, our holy father St. John of the Cross, St. Therese, and St. Joseph make Carmelites feel right at home. The monasteries are also significant: they are on Mt. Carmel (Haifa) and in Bethlehem--founded by Sister Miriam, "the little Arab"; and in Port Tobacco, Maryland, whose community is the oldest and first Discalced Carmelite convent founded in the US. The spartan surroundings emphasize the importance of the nuns' relationship with God. The photos of the sisters revealing their profession crucifixes, which they wear near their hearts and pin to their beds when going to sleep, I found especially moving. Almog's photos are neither stilted nor rigid, but reminiscent of the photos that St. Therese's sister Celine took of her! The quotations from Blessed Teresa of the Andes are very apt comments on the photos.
Hardcover. Berkeley, CA , University of California Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 283 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Black and white illustrations throughout. This richly detailed study reconceptualizes a striking but enigmatic moment in Rembrandt's art from the 1650s--one of the artist's most prolific and creative periods. Michael Zell identifies a significant theological shift in Rembrandt's use of religious imagery and interprets this shift in light of the unique religious and social conditions of seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Rembrandt's biblical art has generally been regarded as the embodiment of a Protestant aesthetic. By looking closely at the artist's relationship with his patron Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel and the ideas of a group of "philosemitic" Protestants with whom the rabbi was engaged in an apologetic dialogue, Zell deepens and complicates our understanding of Rembrandt's sacred art from this period.
Hardcover. NY, Sheed and Ward, reprint, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn, chipped dust jacket. G.K. Chesterton's brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in 1933. Then it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson, Jacques Martain, and Anton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth-century Dominican. Chesterton's Aquinas is a man of mystery. Born into a noble Neapolitan family, Thomas chose the life of a mendicant friar. Lumbering and shy -- his classmates dubbed him "the Dumb Ox" -- he led a revolution in Christian thought. Possessed of the rarest brilliance, he found the highest truth in the humblest object. Having spent his life amid the vast intricacies of reason, he asked on his deathbed to have read aloud the Song of Songs, the most passionate book in the Bible. This is the 6th printing, 1938. Name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Unraveling the controversies surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration to this day. In this concise and accessible book, John Collins tells the story of the scrolls and the bitter conflicts that have swirled around them since their startling discovery. There is some underline to the Preface, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Row, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 124 pages. Hardcover with price-clipped dust jacket. Chipping to dust jacket. Cover warped slightly. Color and black and white illustrations by Ted Chaiko.
Hardcover. Boston, Benjamin H. Greene, 1st, 1837, Book: Good, Scarce. 168 pages. Dark brown cloth covers w/ gilt lettering. Light edge wear, soiling to covers. Foxing to edges, end papers and pages. Pages slightly warped. Else in good condition.
Hardcover. Carbondale IL, Southern Illinois University Press, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 219 pages, with black & white illustrations throughout. Minor dust jacket edge wear and yellowing, particularly on back cover, otherwise, unmarked, crisp, and tight copy.