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1 Aboab, Isaac - 14th century [Hebrew] Sefer Menorat ha-ma'or
Vilna [Vilnius, Lithuania] Rom - Bi-defus ha-almanah yehe-ahim Rom 1890 Hardcover Good 4to 
2 vols. pages; Contemporary half pebbled dark brown morocco over black cloth. Considerable wear and rubbing to the corners, both backstrips now lost. Two volume edition of Isaac Aboab's Menorat ha-Maor, the great household book of medieval Jews. This two volume edition also has the commentary and Yiddish version of Moses Frankfurter [1672-1762] -- Nefesh Yehudah. The volumes were printed in Vilnius, Lithuania -- a major Jewish center at the time of publication. There are title pages in Hebrew and Russian (both detached and worn in the margins), followed by title pages entirely in Hebrew. 324; 328 pp. (After the Holocaust, Vilnius has a Jewish population of about half of one percent; books like this one certainly suffered a similar catastrophic decline in fortune). The provenance of our set is interesting. Leopold Strouse, the Baltimore philanthropist gave these volumes to Johns Hopkins University. The donor established the collection which Hopkins called the Leopold Strouse Semitic Collection; by the time of Strouse's death in 1904, there were over 2500 volumes. Johns Hopkins de-accessioned this set, the two Hopkins bookplates have been stamped "Withdrawn". It appears that Hopkins then sent these to the Library of Congress, so that the Exchange and Gift Division might seek another institutional owner. These were sold by the LC in the mid 1970's and entered the booktrade, after being stamped "Surplus-Duplicate." Bindings worn, and text on paper which is toned throughout and somewhat brittle. A scarce survivor. OCLC Number: 319760215. 
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THE PRINCIPLES OF LOGIC, Aikins, Herbert Austin
2 Aikins, Herbert Austin THE PRINCIPLES OF LOGIC
New York Henry Holt and Company 1905 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
499 pages; Text block is clean and tight, ink doodlings on endpapers. OCLC: 1090734; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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3 Allwohn, Adolf DER MYTHOS BEI SCHELLING
Charlottenburg Rolf Heise 1927 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo 
1 p.l. & 78 pages; Clean and tight in Publisher's printed wrappers. Published as Kant-studien. Ergänzungshefte, 61. OCLC: 2306498; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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ANTONIA LITHOSTROTOS - A GUIDE FOR THE VISITOR, Anonymous
4 Anonymous ANTONIA LITHOSTROTOS - A GUIDE FOR THE VISITOR
Franciscan Printing Press 1973 Pamphlet Very Good 16mo 
Clean and tight in original printed wrappers; wrappers toned at edges. Photographs and folding plan at rear. OCLC 21086654; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Miracle de nostre dame la marquise de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ... Imprime nouuelleme~t a Paris, Anonymous
5 Anonymous Miracle de nostre dame la marquise de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ... Imprime nouuelleme~t a Paris
Paris Par Crapelet chez Silvestre 1841 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
[33 ff.] pages; Old marbled paper-covered boards, ms. title on label mounted to the front cover. 33 leaves, unpaginated. Text printed in a gothic black letter type, with 2 woodcut illustrations. The long title transcribes the manuscript original, including its dropped letter abbreviations: "Miracle de nostre dame la marq[ui]se de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ. Et est le dict miracle a XVII person~aiges..." This beautifully printed small volume appears to be a type-facsimile of an early printed book, but it is really an original production from 1841 -- the editio princeps of an important fourteenth century French mystery play. It is one of a group collectively known as the "Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages" -- (originally performed annually between 1339 and 1382 at the meetings of the Confrérie Saint-Éloi of the Parisian Goldsmiths' Guild). The texts of these forty plays were preserved in two precious manuscript volumes once the property of the French crown and now in the Bibliotheque Nationale: [MS. 2 vols. Bibl. Nat. 819-820. The first volume contains 22 plays; the second contains 18 plays. The pair are known also as MS. de Cangé, and date from the 15th century]. The present play is number twelve in the BN MS -- "La marquise de la Gaudine." The story is one of the most vivid of these early mystery plays, and is likely to have been an adaptation of sources drawn from the old romances and chansons de geste. The earthy plot involves the intervention of the Virgin only as an agent of consolation at the end. The uncle of the marquise seeks in vain to seduce his niece during her husband's absence. Desiring revenge for her rejection of his advances, he puts a dwarf in her bed while she sleeps, pretends to "discover" him there, murders his planted "lover," and accuses the marquise of adultery. The marquise's husband on his return condemns her to be burned alive. Fortunately, a knight whom she has formerly befriended arrives at this crucial point, proclaims her innocence, and challenges anyone who will deny it. The uncle, who has been responsible for this mess, unwisely accepts the Knight's challenge, is conquered, and admits that his accusation was false. The marquis and marquise are reunited, while the knight is rewarded with half the uncle's lands. The role of Nostre Dame is subordinate, as she descends from heaven only to comfort the marquise and to assure the knight of her innocence. There are thirty two unpaginated leaves with the text (signed A-H4), plus a final leaf with two-pages of historical information by the editor, signed "A.V." -- [Auguste Veinant (an anagram of Gustave Aventin)]. There are two wood-engraved illustrations: a depiction of the marquise of Gaudine on her way to meet her unpleasant fate on the title page, and a full-page woodcut depicting the heroic Knight, between the end of the text and the leaf of the editor's explanation. The modern editor explains that the former is based on the miniature at the head of the text in the BN manuscript. "A.V." also explains that up until 1841, only thirteen of the forty plays had been published, the present "Marquise de Gaudine" being one of the final pair. The modern colophon appears immediately below: "Achevé d'imprimer le 20 fevrier 1841, par CRAPELET, rue de Vaugirard, no. 9; et se vend a Paris, chez SILVESTRE, Libraire, Rue des Bons-Enfants, no. 30." A modern description of the original manuscript volumes and confirmation that this 1841 publication is the editio princeps of the Marquise de Gaudine can be found in "References for students of miracle plays and mysteries," by Francis Hovey Stoddard (Berkeley, 887) -- see pp. 27-8. The binding is executed with marbled paste-downs but no matching free endpapers, front and rear. 
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6 Anonymous Miracle de nostre dame la marquise de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ... Imprime nouuelleme~t a Paris
Paris Par Crapelet chez Silvestre 1841 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
[33 ff.] pages; Old marbled paper-covered boards, ms. title on label mounted to the front cover. 33 leaves, unpaginated. Text printed in a gothic black letter type, with 2 woodcut illustrations. The long title transcribes the manuscript original, including its dropped letter abbreviations: "Miracle de nostre dame la marq[ui]se de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ. Et est le dict miracle a XVII person~aiges..." This beautifully printed small volume appears to be a type-facsimile of an early printed book, but it is really an original production from 1841 -- the editio princeps of an important fourteenth century French mystery play. It is one of a group collectively known as the "Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages" -- (originally performed annually between 1339 and 1382 at the meetings of the Confrérie Saint-Éloi of the Parisian Goldsmiths' Guild). The texts of these forty plays were preserved in two precious manuscript volumes once the property of the French crown and now in the Bibliotheque Nationale: [MS. 2 vols. Bibl. Nat. 819-820. The first volume contains 22 plays; the second contains 18 plays. The pair are known also as MS. de Cangé, and date from the 15th century]. The present play is number twelve in the BN MS -- "La marquise de la Gaudine." The story is one of the most vivid of these early mystery plays, and is likely to have been an adaptation of sources drawn from the old romances and chansons de geste. The earthy plot involves the intervention of the Virgin only as an agent of consolation at the end. The uncle of the marquise seeks in vain to seduce his niece during her husband's absence. Desiring revenge for her rejection of his advances, he puts a dwarf in her bed while she sleeps, pretends to "discover" him there, murders his planted "lover," and accuses the marquise of adultery. The marquise's husband on his return condemns her to be burned alive. Fortunately, a knight whom she has formerly befriended arrives at this crucial point, proclaims her innocence, and challenges anyone who will deny it. The uncle, who has been responsible for this mess, unwisely accepts the Knight's challenge, is conquered, and admits that his accusation was false. The marquis and marquise are reunited, while the knight is rewarded with half the uncle's lands. The role of Nostre Dame is subordinate, as she descends from heaven only to comfort the marquise and to assure the knight of her innocence. There are thirty two unpaginated leaves with the text (signed A-H4), plus a final leaf with two-pages of historical information by the editor, signed "A.V." -- [Auguste Veinant (an anagram of Gustave Aventin)]. There are two wood-engraved illustrations: a depiction of the marquise of Gaudine on her way to meet her unpleasant fate on the title page, and a full-page woodcut depicting the heroic Knight, between the end of the text and the leaf of the editor's explanation. The modern editor explains that the former is based on the miniature at the head of the text in the BN manuscript. "A.V." also explains that up until 1841, only thirteen of the forty plays had been published, the present "Marquise de Gaudine" being one of the final pair. The modern colophon appears immediately below: "Achevé d'imprimer le 20 fevrier 1841, par CRAPELET, rue de Vaugirard, no. 9; et se vend a Paris, chez SILVESTRE, Libraire, Rue des Bons-Enfants, no. 30." A modern description of the original manuscript volumes and confirmation that this 1841 publication is the editio princeps of the Marquise de Gaudine can be found in "References for students of miracle plays and mysteries," by Francis Hovey Stoddard (Berkeley, 887) -- see pp. 27-8. The binding is executed with marbled paste-downs but no matching free endpapers, front and rear. 
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RELIGIOUS INDEPENDENCE - EXTRACTED FROM THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Anonymous
7 Anonymous RELIGIOUS INDEPENDENCE - EXTRACTED FROM THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA
Middletown [CT] Printed By T. & J. B. Dunning 1802 Softcover Very Good 
8vo: 15 & [1, blank] pp. Stitched (appears to be disbound, the sewing imay be later, using the old stab-holes in the gutter margin) . This offprint is identified on the title page as having been 'For David Parsons, D. D. Amherst' -- in an old ink inscription [likely written by Parsons]. David Parsons [1749-1823] was born in Amherst, New Hampshire, and was graduated from Harvard in 1771. He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Amherst from 1782-1819, (during which period, he declined the Chair of Divinity at Yale, in 1795. He donated the land on which Amherst College sits, and played a major role in its founding. This extract from the Encyclopaedia was later reprinted in 1803, in Northampton, Mass by Andrew Wright -- [see S & S 4963]. This 1802 edition is Shaw and Shoemaker 2971.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE ABBEY GROUNDS (Newstead Abbey), Anonymous
8 Anonymous THE ABBEY GROUNDS (Newstead Abbey)
Nottingham Corporation of Nottingham 1955 Paperback Very Good 12mo 
20 pages; Newstead Abbey Publications No. 2. Photo illustrations, map. A visitors brochure for the Abbey Grounds. OCLC: 505077873; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE, Anonymous
9 Anonymous THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE
New York WCIPTR 1928 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good+ 8vo 
36 pages; September 1928. Publication No. 6. Near Fine in original blue wrappers. Frontispiece photograph. OCLC: 14957599; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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WORLD CONFERENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE THROUGH RELIGION, Anonymous
10 Anonymous WORLD CONFERENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE THROUGH RELIGION
New York WCIPTR 1931 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good+ 8vo 
44 pages; The Geneva Meeting, August 1931. Publication No. 12. Small indentation from paperclip (removed), otherwise Near Fine. OCLC: 37433242; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone, Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy]
11 Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy] Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone
Venice nella stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi 1770 Paperback Good+ Large 12mo 
8 p.l., 766 & [2] pages; Original flexible paste-paper boards. Spine quite worn, with upper portion now missing, exposing the sewing and the folded ends of the gatherings, some soiling and marks to the front and rear covers, hinges still attached by the sewing, upper corner of the first several leaves bumped, some lifting to the front paste-down endpaper. With engraved frontispiece and over 100 half-page illustrations throughout, along with an assortment of woodcut decorative tailpieces. With two Rockwell Kent bookplates, designed by the artist himself, mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. These bookplates date from Kent's second and third marriages. While living on Monhegan early in the twentieth century, Rockwell Kent met his first wife, Kathleen Whiting, a niece of painter Abbott Handerson Thayer. Over the course of the next 13 years, the couple had five children together until their divorce in 1925. Kent was married again in 1926 to Frances Lee Higgins, and, after a 1939 divorce, yet another marriage followed in 1940 to Shirley (“Sally”) Johnstone. Both bookplates Kent used for this book were exhibited at SUNY Plattsburg's State Art Museum "Art of the Bookplate" at the University's Rockwell Kent Gallery. [The larger plate is #458 - Frances and Rockwell Kent, 1928, image: 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 ", paper: 3 x 2 1/8 ". The smaller plate mounted beneath is #560- Sally and Rockwell Kent, 1955, image: approx. 1 1 x 1 1/4 ", paper: 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 "]. There is an interesting inscription in ink on a front blank leaf: "To Clarke Bowen / Compliments of / Mr. Joseph Calì / Artist / Malta / 31st March / 1914." Giuseppe Calì (1846 –1930) was a Maltese painter, born in Valletta of Neapolitan parents and educated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples. He was a prolific artist: almost every church of any consequence in Malta boasts work by Giuseppe Calì. He was commemorated by the Republic of Malta with a series of four postage stamps in 1996, and a coin in 2004. The 'New York Times' (23 May 1915) printed a notice of a private exhibition of Clarke Bowen's collection of art, furniture and objects at his home, Woodhaven [Queens], noting that most of Bowen's paintings had been aquired in Malta. There are also brief eighteenth century ownership inscriptions on that same front blank and the title page. Printed as an unusually tall 12mo. Collation: [-] 8 A-Ii 12. With both half title and a genuine initial blank leaf ([-]1). Despite the wear to the fragile original boards, a clean and complete copy of what is now a rare book. OCLC Number: 636308750 (locating a single copy only, at the Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese, Lugano, Switzerland. From the collation, it appears that this sole OCLC copy lacked the initial blank leaf, and had only the text of the "Vecchio Testamento" - ending with page 504). A search of the huge database of ICCU [4600 Italian libraries -- Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)] turns up three copies in Italy -- [Biblioteca comunale Planettiana - Jesi - AN; Biblioteca del Monte - Perugia - PG; and Biblioteca comunale Manfrediana - Faenza - RA]. The collation of the uniform listing is completely in accord with our copy, with the blank leaf, the frontispiece, 766 pages of text (Testamenti Vecchio e Nuovo) and [2] pages of "Tavola." The Hauptbibliothek Altstadt at Heidelberg University has a copy with identical pagination (and the same frontispiece), but evidently dated "1760." Since that date, ten years earlier than our copy, is not mentioned in the 4600 library database of the ICCU, I suggest that this is a typographical error in modern cataloguing rather than a variant. No copies recorded in the USA, none in the British Library, or the Bibliotheque Nationale. Some of the many illustrations throughout show some wear in this copy, and the plates from which those were printed were almost certainly reused from earlier sources. Still, ownership of this copy seemed to inspire two reknowned artists, and at least one American collector of paintings. 
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12 Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy] Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone
Venice nella stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi 1770 Paperback Good+ Large 12mo 
8 p.l., 766 & [2] pages; Original flexible paste-paper boards. Spine quite worn, with upper portion now missing, exposing the sewing and the folded ends of the gatherings, some soiling and marks to the front and rear covers, hinges still attached by the sewing, upper corner of the first several leaves bumped, some lifting to the front paste-down endpaper. With engraved frontispiece and over 100 half-page illustrations throughout, along with an assortment of woodcut decorative tailpieces. With two Rockwell Kent bookplates, designed by the artist himself, mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. These bookplates date from Kent's second and third marriages. While living on Monhegan early in the twentieth century, Rockwell Kent met his first wife, Kathleen Whiting, a niece of painter Abbott Handerson Thayer. Over the course of the next 13 years, the couple had five children together until their divorce in 1925. Kent was married again in 1926 to Frances Lee Higgins, and, after a 1939 divorce, yet another marriage followed in 1940 to Shirley (“Sally”) Johnstone. Both bookplates Kent used for this book were exhibited at SUNY Plattsburg's State Art Museum "Art of the Bookplate" at the University's Rockwell Kent Gallery. [The larger plate is #458 - Frances and Rockwell Kent, 1928, image: 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 ", paper: 3 x 2 1/8 ". The smaller plate mounted beneath is #560- Sally and Rockwell Kent, 1955, image: approx. 1 1 x 1 1/4 ", paper: 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 "]. There is an interesting inscription in ink on a front blank leaf: "To Clarke Bowen / Compliments of / Mr. Joseph Calì / Artist / Malta / 31st March / 1914." Giuseppe Calì (1846 –1930) was a Maltese painter, born in Valletta of Neapolitan parents and educated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples. He was a prolific artist: almost every church of any consequence in Malta boasts work by Giuseppe Calì. He was commemorated by the Republic of Malta with a series of four postage stamps in 1996, and a coin in 2004. The 'New York Times' (23 May 1915) printed a notice of a private exhibition of Clarke Bowen's collection of art, furniture and objects at his home, Woodhaven [Queens], noting that most of Bowen's paintings had been aquired in Malta. There are also brief eighteenth century ownership inscriptions on that same front blank and the title page. Printed as an unusually tall 12mo. Collation: [-] 8 A-Ii 12. With both half title and a genuine initial blank leaf ([-]1). Despite the wear to the fragile original boards, a clean and complete copy of what is now a rare book. OCLC Number: 636308750 (locating a single copy only, at the Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese, Lugano, Switzerland. From the collation, it appears that this sole OCLC copy lacked the initial blank leaf, and had only the text of the "Vecchio Testamento" - ending with page 504). A search of the huge database of ICCU [4600 Italian libraries -- Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)] turns up three copies in Italy -- [Biblioteca comunale Planettiana - Jesi - AN; Biblioteca del Monte - Perugia - PG; and Biblioteca comunale Manfrediana - Faenza - RA]. The collation of the uniform listing is completely in accord with our copy, with the blank leaf, the frontispiece, 766 pages of text (Testamenti Vecchio e Nuovo) and [2] pages of "Tavola." The Hauptbibliothek Altstadt at Heidelberg University has a copy with identical pagination (and the same frontispiece), but evidently dated "1760." Since that date, ten years earlier than our copy, is not mentioned in the 4600 library database of the ICCU, I suggest that this is a typographical error in modern cataloguing rather than a variant. No copies recorded in the USA, none in the British Library, or the Bibliotheque Nationale. Some of the many illustrations throughout show some wear in this copy, and the plates from which those were printed were almost certainly reused from earlier sources. Still, ownership of this copy seemed to inspire two reknowned artists, and at least one American collector of paintings. 
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THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY -  "We or They", Anspacher, Louis Kaufman
13 Anspacher, Louis Kaufman THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY - "We or They"
New York Island Workshop Press 1945 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
29 pages; Clean and tight in original mustard wrappers. During the last years of World War II, Louis K. Anspacher, an American playwright and poet, published this anti-German polemic. His radical arguement is that Pan-German nationalism is pervasive in Germans as a whole, and that it must be wiped out entirely. OCLC 1930282 
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AN INTRODUCTION INTO LAMAISM - The Mystical Buddhism of Tibet, Anuruddha, R. P.
14 Anuruddha, R. P. AN INTRODUCTION INTO LAMAISM - The Mystical Buddhism of Tibet
Hoshiarpur Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research institute 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
xvi, 212 pages; Clean and tight in original printed boards with brown cloth spine in chipped, edgeworn dustjacket. Dustjacket flaps fixed to inner boards. Lamaism the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia. 
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The Children of the Bible, Armstrong, Fanny L.
15 Armstrong, Fanny L. The Children of the Bible
Nashville, Tenn Southern Methodist Publishing House, Printed for the Author 1880 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 12mo 
272 pages; Publisher's purple cloth, elaborate decorative stamping and lettering in black and gilt, pale yellow endpapers. This is a particularly interesting copy of the first edition of this children's book -- printed in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of the post-Civil War Reconstruction. This is the copyright deposit copy, with a blue-ink oval stamp on the title page: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / COPYRIGHT / 1880 / City of Washington. The number "9082 82" is entered in pencil on the line supplied in the stamp, just about the 1880 date. Stamped over this official copyright accession stamp is the Surplus-Duplicate stamp of the Library of Congress (mid-20th century, in red ink). A slip of paper is tipped to the rear endpaper with a stamp reading "Y A C R 465." No other marks. A beautifully preserved copy; there is a faint fold to the corner of the front-free endpaper (no break or loss to the paper) and very faint sunning to the spine (much less than usual for purple, a notoriously fugitive color). This is now a rare book. OCLC 31343825 locates only a single copy of this 1880 first edition -- at the Harvard Divinity School Library; the Hollis online catalogue now locates the copy in the Andover-Harvard Depository - categorized as a "Brittle Book." The copy we offer here is very Nearly Fine, inside and out, with NO signs of brittleness at all. The Library of Congress has only electronic texts of this title, no physical copies of any of the three early editions. An interesting and important documentary copy of this book, which is luckily preserved in excellent condition. 
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Roscoe Pound and the Resurgence of Juristic Idealism, Aronson, Moses J.
16 Aronson, Moses J. Roscoe Pound and the Resurgence of Juristic Idealism
New York Journal of Social Philosophy 1940 Paperback Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; 37 pages; Clean and tight in original gray printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly toned. Published as a reprint from the Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 6, No... 1940, pp. 47-83. This copy has been inscribed "To Mr. Crawford M. Bishop / with the high regards of / M. J. Aronson"; Signed by Author 
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17 Author Unknown [Hebrew letters: Seder ha-avodah] Gebetbuch herausgegeben vom Israelitischen Tempelverband in Hamburg
Hamburg Selbsvlg des Tempelverbandes 1904 Sixth Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
vi, 563 pages; Contemporary (original?) black diced cloth, with black pebbled cloth spine, lettered in gilt "Gebetbuch." Text in Hebrew and German throughout. Printed "back to front" in the Hebrew manner. (With the printer's slug appearing on the recto of what would usually be the first leaf: "Druck von H. Ißkowski, Berlin" -- and the title page appears on what would usually be interpreted as the verso of the final leaf). This is the rare sixth edition of the important and influential prayer book for the Hamburg Temple (auf Deutsch: Israelitischer Tempel), the synagogue of the Jewish reform movement in Hamburg (Germany) from 1818 to 1938 -- the first reform synagogue in Germany. This edition of the book of prayer for the Hamburger Israelitischer Tempel appeared in the sixtieth anniversary year of the opening of the second (of three) Temples. This was approximately the halfway point of the long and influential leadership of Dávid Leimdörfer, who became rabbi at the Temple in 1883, where he was also principal of the school for religion. He died in 1922. This 1904 version is the sixth in the series of siddurs -- [the first was "Seder ha-'Abodah, Minhag K.ehal Bayit H.adash" ("Ordnung der Oeffentlichen Andacht für die Sabbath und Festtage des Ganzen Jahres, nach dem Gebrauche des Neuen Tempel-Vereins"), in Hebrew and German, for Sabbath and holy-day services. The reading began from the left side of the siddur, and the Hebrew was pronounced in the Sephardic style. The siddur was edited by S. I. Fränkel and I. M. Bresselau and dedicated to Israel Jacobson (Hamburg, 1818). The innovations and alterations in the text were controversial, even among the Reform party members, leading to a revised edition in 1841. Even that newer version caused controversy -- Isaac Bernays, the h.akam-rabbi of Hamburg, on Oct. 11, 1841, promulgated an anathema against the use of the Reform prayer-book and stigmatized it as "frivolous" and as designed to deny "the religious future promised to Israel." The Hamburg reform movement was deeply influential in America, where there are about 2 million members of Reform Judaism. In Hamburg, there was a profound interruption to Judaism of all sorts in 1938. The second Temple, from which this siddur was issued, in the Poolstraße was profaned in 1931 when a new location was designed and built outside the old town center, in the Oberstraße. (The second Temple's building was sold six years later, and very nearly destroyed by the bombing of Hamburg in 1944. The third Temple did not have a long and happy life of course; after the November Pogrom in 1938 the Nazis closed the Oberstraße Temple. While the exterior of the building escaped destruction by fire, the interior was very badly damaged by looters, and a forced sale at a fraction of the real value was "arranged"). As to the copies of this 1904 prayer book, many can be assumed to have been burned, or otherwise destroyed. There is no listing in the OCLC, none in the British Library, none located in MALMAD, the Israel Union List, none in the Bibliotheque Nationale. The only copy we can locate is in Stockholm, at the Judiska biblioteket. [see also Michael Studemund-Halévy: Bibliographie Zur Geschichte Der Juden in Hamburg, p. 96]. Ours is a clean, sound copy, with wear and rubbing to the edges of the covers and the corners, minor splitting to the rear outer hinge, and two minor bumps to the edge of the rear board. With the pencil signature "Haukenstein (?)" on the rear free-endpaper, no other marks of any sort. 
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THE HISTORICAL MEMORIAL OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRESBYTERY OF HUNTINGDON  held at Huntingdon, PA., April 9, 1893, Authority of the Presbytery
18 Authority of the Presbytery THE HISTORICAL MEMORIAL OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRESBYTERY OF HUNTINGDON held at Huntingdon, PA., April 9, 1893
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1896 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
422 pages; Former owner's name on first blank, otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine and front cover, minor rubbing to spine ends and lower corners. Number 689 out of a limited edition. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. I. Programme of the Centennial Anniversary; II. Histories of 76 individual churches; III. History of the Sunday Schools of the Presbytery by D.H. Campbell; IV. Woman's Foreign Missionary Work of the Presbytery for One Hundred Years by Catherine W. Stewart; V. Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Huntingdon Presbytery by N.D. Orbison; VI. Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Presbytery of Huntingdon ; VII. Woman's Home Missionary Work of the Presbytery for One Hundred Years by Julia A. Dorris; VIII. Historical Sketch of the Young People's Work by H.G. Finley; IX. Growth and Development of Young People's Work by H.G. Furbay; X. A List of All Ministers for the Century; XI. List of Stated Clerks; Index. Large heavy book requires additional charge for Piority or international shipping. 
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THE WORKS OF FRANCIS BACON, LORD CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND in 16 Volumes Complete, A New Edition, Bacon, Francis; Basil Montagu
19 Bacon, Francis; Basil Montagu THE WORKS OF FRANCIS BACON, LORD CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND in 16 Volumes Complete, A New Edition
London William Pickering 1825 New Edition Leather Bound Very Good+ 8vo 
Sixteen Volumes bound as 17 (Volume 16 bound in two parts), published consecutively from 1825 to 1834. Tan half calf over marbled boards with red and black title labels at spines with gilt lettering and extensive gilt tooling at spines; marbled endpapers. Bindings in very nice condition with some light rubbing. Volume 3 has some wear at head of spine, still quite attractive (see images); Volume 16, II has a scrape to leather on rear board. Engraved portrait frontispiece and facsimile letter in Volume 1; folding plan of 'Advancement of Learning' in Volume 2; engraved frontispiece portrait of Bacon in Volume 4; engraved frontispiece of St. Michael's Church in Volume 5; Engraved frontispiece of Monument to Lord Bacon in Volume 6; Frontispiece in Volume 7 has three images of Gorhameury; frontispiece in Volume 8; frontispiece facsimile letter in Volume 9. Volumes 1-3 and Volumes 9-11 were printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/Johnson's Court;" Volumes 4 - 8 printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/ Crane Court;" Volumes 12-16 printed by "C. Whittingham, Tooks Court/ Chancery Lane". Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban (1561 – 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After he left the political arena, he remained extremely influential through his writings, particularly his work on natural philosophy and the scientifi. Bacon has been called the creator of empiricism; introducing and popularising inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry. Additional shipping charge for this heavy multi-volume set. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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NAHBION or The Bible and The Poets, Bailey, Samuel Wordsworth
20 Bailey, Samuel Wordsworth NAHBION or The Bible and The Poets
Cambridge John Wilson & Son 1874 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
xvi, 698 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and a decorative in gilt on the front board. Cloth rubbed at spine ends with minor loss at base. Top edges gilt. An attractive 19th century book. OCLC: 2293873 "In these chapters are arranged passages amounting to about one fourth part of all the language of the Bible, and many of the choicest gems from about three hundred and fifty of the poets of Christendom. Those things which are most read and most valued have been marshalled, chiefly in the order of time, thus showing its unity and scope. ... the chief quest has been for what was fitting and forceful, passages quaint and rugged have sometimes been preferred to such as were more elegant, but feeble and diffuse. Such selections have been mostly made from poets contemporaneous, or nearly so, with King James's revisers of the Bible. 
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