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  • (anonymous).
    MAPLE HILL or Aunt Lucy's Stories [c. 1863.] 3 engraved plates.

    New York: American Tract Society, nd (ca 1860-1880). Hardcover - A collection of stories for children with special moral messages; respect for the aged, kindness to the poor, etc. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. Three attractive engraved plates, 110 pp. plus 16 pp of advertisements of Tract Society publications at rear of book.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book with remnants of label on spine and a bookplate inside front cover, but overall sturdy and good condition.

    Book ID: 27412
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  • (anonymous).
    OUR EARTHLY HOUSE AND ITS BUILDER or The Wisdom of God as Displayed in the Body of Man. [no date]

    New York: American Tract Society, nd (ca 1860-1880). Hardcover - A non fiction work on the human body, written for children. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. Illustrated with small entexte drawings. 199pp

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book with remnants of label on spine and a bookplate inside front cover, but overall sturdy and good condition.

    Book ID: 27413
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  • (anonymous)
    THE GOLD BRACELET or The Blind Basket-maker's Children.

    New York: American Tract Society, [1860]. Hardcover - A moral and cautionary tale for children. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 3 attractive engraved plates. 122 pgs.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, dampstaining to the lower edges of the plate, not affecting the illustrations but still overall good condition.

    Book ID: 14024
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  • (anonymous)
    REEF VILLAGE or What a Few Can Do.

    New York: American Tract Society, 1865. Hardcover - A moral and cautionary tale for children, this one on the subject of temperance. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 168 pgs.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, bumping to corners, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, but still overall good condition.

    Book ID: 14025
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  • Cooley, John K.
    BAAL, CHRIST, AND MOHAMMED: Religion and Revolution in North Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to understand why Islam and the Arabic culture have been so much more successful in establishing a solid culture in North Africa - an overview of "the main themes in the relationship between religious faith, alien imperialism and the native Berber revolutionary spirit." Illustrated with maps drawn by Charles McDonnell including one of the Phoenician colonies 1000 B.C.-700 B.C., of Christian North Africa and Roman empire about A.D. 400, and Moslem North Africa and the Middle East, and of European colonization. Glossary of Arabic terms, sources and biblography. xiv, 369 pp, Map of pagan North Africa [Graeco-Roman] on endpapers.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, no dj. Front flap of dj tipped onto blank rear paper.

    Book ID: 38892
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  • THE EMERALD SEA: The Quest of Brendan the Navigator, Book Three of the Heroes of the Misty Isle. by Dengler, Sandy.
    Dengler, Sandy.
    THE EMERALD SEA: The Quest of Brendan the Navigator, Book Three of the Heroes of the Misty Isle.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Chicago: Moody Publishers, (1994). First edition - "Brendan has dreamed all his life of sailing to this promised land. Now his dream is coming true. But he and his fellow travelers must face the peril of the high seas, explore strange and dangerous lands, and defend themselves against terrors both physical and spiritual, before they reach their goal." 337 pp. ISBN: 0-802422950.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 78854
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  • SWALLOW CLIFF: A Novel of Village Life in China. by Drummond, Ellen L.
    Drummond, Ellen L.
    SWALLOW CLIFF: A Novel of Village Life in China.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Moody Press, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - A religious tale set in the little hamlet of Swallow Cliff on the Yangste River by a woman who the daughter of missionaries to China, brought up there, and became a missionary herself. Illustrated by the author with black and white drawings throughout, Epilogue by Christiana Tsai. 284 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, a bit of chipping to base of spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 61279
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  • [Elliot, Emily Elizabeth Steele] by the author of 'Village Missionaries'
    MATTY'S MISSIONARY BOX and Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing. Includes a notation on the copyright page that it was reprinted from the edition

    New York: American Tract Society, n.d. (ca 1860). Hardcover - Moral and cautionary tales for children. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 3 attractive engraved plates. 171 pgs.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, corners slightly bumped, but still overall good condition.

    Book ID: 14027
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  • Heyer, Carol.
    THE EASTER STORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Nashville, TN: Ideals Children's Books, 1990. dj. First edition - The story of Jesus retold for children 4-8 and illustrated with glowing full-color paintings by the author. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8249-84390.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated boards, no dj.

    Book ID: 29222
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  • THE DEATH OF ATTILA. by Holland, Cecelia.
    Holland, Cecelia.
    THE DEATH OF ATTILA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her seventh novel, set in the fifth century at the conflict of Hun, Goth and Roman. The young son of a German chief and a Hun soldier begin to build a relationship bridging their differences until Attila dies and 'the precarious alliance quickly deteriorates into war.' SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-394-473094.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket ("Mercury News" stamp on front endpaper, short closed tear to the upper edge of the front cover of the dj, red tinting on top edge of textblock bright and unfaded, a tight clean copy overall.)

    Book ID: 62492
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  • RAKOSSY. by Holland, Cecelia.
    Holland, Cecelia.
    RAKOSSY.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1967.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, set in in 1525 in Hungary bordering on the Turkish empire. SIGNED on the title page. 243 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49890
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  • Land, Jon.
    A WALK IN THE DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The murder of a group of archaeologists and geologists in the Judean desert is investigated by the Israeli-Palestinean police team of Ben Kamal and Danielle Barnea. A fast-moving suspense story, with its roots 2000 years ago, and a very personal human look at the problems existing in Palestine. SIGNED on the title page. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-312-872658.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46364
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  • Lerrigo, P. H. J. [Peter Hugh James]
    ROCK-BREAKERS: Kingdom Building in Kongo Land.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Judson Press, (1922.). Hardcover first edition - Although primarily an account of Christian Protestant missionaries work in the Belgian Congo, this also gives a picture of Africa itself and of the lives of the Africans. Includes one chapter on "rival practicioners" - on medicine men and medical missionaries. Illustrated with photographs. Fold-out map. Uncommon. 200 pp.

    Condition: From a Baptist Seminary library with the usual markings, but overall good condition: tight and clean in orange cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 38891
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  • Lerrigo, P. H. J. [Peter Hugh James]
    OMWA? ARE YOU AWAKE?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleming H. Ravel, (1936.). Hardcover first edition - The author made several trips to the Belgian Congo, visiting with missionaries there - but this book focuses on the native African people - on their ways - but also on their reactions to missionaries and to other whites who came to their country - the first chapter begins with Mongo, the cannibal, recounting his story and Yuka recalling his meeting with Stanley.Includes chapters on women, witch doctors, on the work of the missionaries, the difficulties of travel and more. Illustrated with photographs. 175 pp.

    Condition: From a Baptist Seminary library with the usual markings, but overall good condition: tight and clean in blue cloth with orange lettering.

    Book ID: 38894
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  • VENUS IN SACKCLOTH: The Magdalen's Origins and Metamorphoses by Malvern, Marjorie M.
    Malvern, Marjorie M.
    VENUS IN SACKCLOTH: The Magdalen's Origins and Metamorphoses

    Edition: First printing.

    Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly and perceptive study of the changing attitudes toward Mary Magdalen during the past two thousand years. John Lash in his article on Gnostic beliefs states "No one lately seems to have gotten her tawdry image as right as Marjorie M. Malvern, whose Venus in Sackcloth was published in 1975, almost thirty years before the present furor over Magdalene [that is, due to Brown's DaVinci Code] . Malvern shows that 'the connection of the Magdalen with a goddess of loveÉ is unbroken and unmistakable' in European art and literature from classical times. Illustrated with many reproductions of art works from medieval times on. Extensive notes, selected…

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    Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly and perceptive study of the changing attitudes toward Mary Magdalen during the past two thousand years. John Lash in his article on Gnostic beliefs states "No one lately seems to have gotten her tawdry image as right as Marjorie M. Malvern, whose Venus in Sackcloth was published in 1975, almost thirty years before the present furor over Magdalene [that is, due to Brown's DaVinci Code] . Malvern shows that 'the connection of the Magdalen with a goddess of loveÉ is unbroken and unmistakable' in European art and literature from classical times. Illustrated with many reproductions of art works from medieval times on. Extensive notes, selected bibliography, index. Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED by the author on the front pastedown "For --- May you remember the words of Max Spielman 'Ontogeny recapitulates cosmogeny - what is it but to say, Proctoscopy repeats hagiography?' as you view 'Venus in Sackcloth' - with love and best wishes for joy." 219 pp. ISBN: 0-809307073.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon, and especially so inscribed by the author..

    Book ID: 45885
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  • Reynolds, Vernon and Ralph Tanner.
    THE SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF RELIGION (original: The Biology of Religion.)

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. A completely revised and updated version of the 1983 book, 'The Biology of Religion.' Reveals how religions in all parts of the world meets the needs of ordinary people - includes discussion of such topics as sex in and out of marriage, circumsion, sickness, faith, divorce and widowhood, birth and childhood, and the challenges of modernity. Map, illustrations, notes, index. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5069749.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 26429
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  • THE GOD BOX. by Sanchez, Alex.
    Sanchez, Alex.
    THE GOD BOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel for young adults by this Lambda-award winning author which explores what it means for a high school boy to be both openly gay in a small town and a committed Christian. SIGNED on the title page. 248 pp plus a note from the author. ISBN: 1416908994.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 39218
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  • THE MARKS OF A MAN or The Essentials of Christian Character. by Speer, Robert Elliott.
    Speer, Robert Elliott.
    THE MARKS OF A MAN or The Essentials of Christian Character.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, (c 1907.). Hardcover - The Merrick Lectures for 1906-7 delivered at the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, December 6, 1906. Introduction by Herbert Welch. 197 pp.

    Condition: Very good in original dark red cloth with gold lettering on the spine (bookplate and previous owner' s name)

    Book ID: 56132
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  • BEYOND GEOGRAPHY: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness by Turner, Frederick
    Turner, Frederick
    BEYOND GEOGRAPHY: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A brilliant reconstruction of the 'spiritual history' that led up to the European domination and decimation of aboriginal cultures - native American tribes, Caribbean tribes, the Mayans - as rich in mythic life as the Western culture was barren. The author contends that it was the progressive decay of Christianity from a living mythology into a historically oriented state religion that creted a spiritual vacuum in the West, resulting in a terrific restlessness and energy that eventually mainfested itself in exploration conquest and conversion." Notes on sources, index. xviii, 329 pp. ISBN: 0-670-160989.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55363
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  • Whipple, Charles K.
    RELATION OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS TO SLAVERY.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Facsimile reprint of a work originally published in 1861. An indictment of the mission for its refusal to condemn slavery - 'this last unequivocal and emphatic uplifting of the voice of the Board on behalf of slavery will help many Christians to realize how far different is its teaching from the Gospel of Christ.' 45 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in brown cloth (some discoloration to front endpapers from binder's glue, a flaw found in most, if not all, copies, a few spots on edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 11532
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