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  • THE GREAT MORNING. by Lathbury, Clarence.
    Lathbury, Clarence.
    THE GREAT MORNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: The Nunc Licet Press, 1911. Hardcover first edition - A rather hard to find title by this prolific religious writer, a collection of three essays on death and life after death. Lathbury was originally ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church but moved to the Swedenborgian influenced New Church in 1892. Frontispiece illustration of angels, with a tissue guard, facing a hymn entitled "Aspiration" by Mary A. Lathbury, the author's sister. The name of the press - "Nunc Licet" - is a Latin phrase which means "Now it is allowed." Swedenborg adopted this inscription as a way of expressing the idea that now people are allowed to use their intellects to explore issues of faith in…

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    Minneapolis: The Nunc Licet Press, 1911. Hardcover first edition - A rather hard to find title by this prolific religious writer, a collection of three essays on death and life after death. Lathbury was originally ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church but moved to the Swedenborgian influenced New Church in 1892. Frontispiece illustration of angels, with a tissue guard, facing a hymn entitled "Aspiration" by Mary A. Lathbury, the author's sister. The name of the press - "Nunc Licet" - is a Latin phrase which means "Now it is allowed." Swedenborg adopted this inscription as a way of expressing the idea that now people are allowed to use their intellects to explore issues of faith in Scripture that were, for various reasons, formerly shrouded in mystery. A small volume, 71 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in white cloth with gilt lettering and illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 79325
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  • Phelps [Ward], Elizabeth Stuart (1844-1911)
    THE GATES AJAR.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1890. Hardcover - Phelp's first book, originally published in 1868 and one of the most popular novels in the post-Civil War era (although the list of books opposite the title page indicates that this is the 76th thousand printing.) This is the story of a young New England woman who receives word, in the last days of the Civil War, that her brother has been killed - a small volume of 248 pages with a 42 page catalogue of 'Books of Religion at rear of book.

    Condition: Good condition overall - 2 stamps for a public library and also a previous owner's name dated in 1887 - contents tight and clean, some rubbing and wear to the blue cloth covers with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 25318
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