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  • DRAWING DOWN THE MOON: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, Other Pagans in America Today. by Adler, Margot (1946-2014)
    Adler, Margot (1946-2014)
    DRAWING DOWN THE MOON: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, Other Pagans in America Today.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which remains the best comprehensive guide to Neo-paganism and one which sparked increased interest in the movement. Adler, a practicing Wiccan herself, felt a close affinity to the earth-centered worship of the Pagan ceremonies - this opened to her a spiritual world that did not require a catechism of belief but instead allowed her to suspend rationalism and give herself over to something more akin to art, poetry and music. As preparation for this book,in the 1970s Adler interviewed hundreds of people and gathered a wide variety of documents in order to capture and describe the full range of contemporary and historical Pagan practices, including touring…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which remains the best comprehensive guide to Neo-paganism and one which sparked increased interest in the movement. Adler, a practicing Wiccan herself, felt a close affinity to the earth-centered worship of the Pagan ceremonies - this opened to her a spiritual world that did not require a catechism of belief but instead allowed her to suspend rationalism and give herself over to something more akin to art, poetry and music. As preparation for this book,in the 1970s Adler interviewed hundreds of people and gathered a wide variety of documents in order to capture and describe the full range of contemporary and historical Pagan practices, including touring England where she interviewed Druids, witches, and Pagans. Illustrated with photographs. Appendices on rituals, proclamations and resources. Notes, index. xi, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-670283428.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, short edgetear). Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 86484
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  • GOD AND THE BIBLE: A Review of Objections to "Literature and Dogma" by Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888)
    Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888)
    GOD AND THE BIBLE: A Review of Objections to "Literature and Dogma"

    Edition: Second American edition (just one year after the first).

    Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. Hardcover - A classic and influential book on religion by this poet, critic and essayist - as a religious liberal, he was attacked both by the more orthodox and by those who rejected religion, but he considered his religious writings to be both constructive and conservative. In his long preface to this book, he notes At the present moment two things about the Christian religion must surely be clear to anybody with eyes in his head. One is, that men cannot do without it; the other, that they cannot do with it as it is. xl, 329 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (toning to the pages, a bit of usual wear to covers, previous owner's name, front hinge starting, but a sturdy, tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 85499
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  • THE LIVES OF THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST. by (Bacon, David Frances.)
    (Bacon, David Frances.)
    THE LIVES OF THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST.

    Edition: Early printing (copyright 1835.)

    New Haven: L. H. Young, 1836. Hardcover - Illustrated with many engraved plates, plus smaller decorative figures. It is interesting to note that a contemporary Methodist review found this book (with "its enormous price") to be lacking in piousness and in fact, at one point, the reviewer even wondered if the "Protestant Christian author" was not a Jesuit in disguise. 607 pp plus errata page. Marblized endpapers.

    Condition: Fair condition only in full brown leather (significant rubbing and wear to leather binding and to the gilt decorations and titling on the spine, tidemarks on many pages, especially the earlier pages, foxing and offsetting throughout, although the binding .

    Book ID: 51945
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  • PILGRIM PARSON: The Life of James Herbert Bainton (1867-1942) by Bainton, Roland H.
    Bainton, Roland H.
    PILGRIM PARSON: The Life of James Herbert Bainton (1867-1942)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - An affectionate biography of James Herbert Bainton, by his son. Bainton was a dedicated man born in England into a long line of Congregational ministers, who served as a minister in England, Canada and the United States. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and drawings. 166 p

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket. (several large chips to the dj)

    Book ID: 84066
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  • FROM OUT OF THE WEST: Messages from Western Pulpits. by Baird, P.J., editor. Jesse Hays Baird, signed.
    Baird, P.J., editor. Jesse Hays Baird, signed.
    FROM OUT OF THE WEST: Messages from Western Pulpits.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stockton, California. Lantern Press, 1962. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of sixteen sermons by preachers in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and more, which set the ageless Christian message against the backdrop of mountains and desert. SIGNED by Jesse Hays Baird at "The Parable of the Giant Redwood" - the General Grant tree in the Sequoia National Forest. Includes an introduction to each contributor, with small photographs of their churches. Footnotes. 156 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some underlining and checkmarks affecting just 2 of the sermons, edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 81837
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  • PASTRIX: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint. by Bolz-Weber, Nadia.
    Bolz-Weber, Nadia.
    PASTRIX: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Jericho Books, (2013). First edition - A book in which Bolz-Weber, a former stand-up comic, reclaims the term "pastrix"(a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in "her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith" - a book which portrays a woman who is "both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way." 206 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81132
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  • JOURNAL OF ANN BRANSON: A Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends. by Branson, Ann (1808 - 1891.)
    Branson, Ann (1808 - 1891.)
    JOURNAL OF ANN BRANSON: A Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Wm. H. Pile's Sons, Printers, 1892. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of this journal which covers the period from 1833 to just 5 days before her death in 1891. Preface by her cousin Asa Branson. The first chapter gives a brief history of early years (she was born in Ohio in 1808). While most of it deals with both the spiritual beliefs of the Quakers, her own spiritual temptations, progress and concerns and her extensive travels - to New England, Pennsylvania, etc, and meetings with others as a minister, there is also some commentary on other matters - in 1845 she commented on the prevalence of "black tongue" or Erysipelas fever and the reports of starvation in…

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    Philadelphia: Wm. H. Pile's Sons, Printers, 1892. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of this journal which covers the period from 1833 to just 5 days before her death in 1891. Preface by her cousin Asa Branson. The first chapter gives a brief history of early years (she was born in Ohio in 1808). While most of it deals with both the spiritual beliefs of the Quakers, her own spiritual temptations, progress and concerns and her extensive travels - to New England, Pennsylvania, etc, and meetings with others as a minister, there is also some commentary on other matters - in 1845 she commented on the prevalence of "black tongue" or Erysipelas fever and the reports of starvation in Ireland. In 1848, she discussed her labors and concern relative to California gold-hunting, and during the Civil War she recounted her unsuccessful attempt to keep a young man from going to the army and the notice of his death soon after. Index. 408 pp. Uncommon.

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    Condition: Near fine in embossed brown cloth, with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 35600
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  • THE HEALTH MESSAGE. by Branson, William H. (1887-1961)
    Branson, William H. (1887-1961)
    THE HEALTH MESSAGE.

    Edition: First thus- in wrappers.

    Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, (1955). First edition - A summary of the philosophy regarding health and diet which has "been connected with the great Advent message from the beginning." After a lifetime of service to the Seventh Day Adventists as a missionary, minister and administrator, Branson was elected to the position of President of the General Conference in 1950. 78 pp. Surprisingly uncommon both in the market and in library holdings with WorldCat only identifying 6 such.

    Condition: Very good in stapled gold wrappers.

    Book ID: 82247
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  • HOLD FAST BY YOUR SUNDAYS. by By the author of "Deepdale Vicarage" with introductory note by Charles Bullock.
    By the author of "Deepdale Vicarage" with introductory note by Charles Bullock.
    HOLD FAST BY YOUR SUNDAYS.

    Edition: New edition.

    London: Home Words Office. (ca 1889). Hardcover - Frontisplate with tissue guard and illustrations at the heading of each chapter. 123 pp plus 13 pp publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue pictorial cloth with gilt title to cover and spine on bevelled boards (previous owner's name, offsetting to front endpaper)

    Book ID: 69289
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  • THE RESTLESS QUEST OF MODERN MAN. by Cole, William Graham.
    Cole, William Graham.
    THE RESTLESS QUEST OF MODERN MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A way out of the wasteland of contemporary emptiness and meaninglessness." INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Cover praise from Paul Tillich, among others. Suggestions for further readings. 110 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in a very good dustjacket. (edgewear to dj.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 45574
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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 SCIENCE OF RELIGION OR SANATANA VAIDIKA DHARMA: An Attempt at an Exposition of Principles. by Das, Bhagavan.
    Das, Bhagavan.
    THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION OR SANATANA VAIDIKA DHARMA: An Attempt at an Exposition of Principles.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Banares, India: The Ananda Publishing House (Theosophical Society - Indian Section) (1948). Hardcover - Includes a new preface to this edition. The publication information on the copyright page indicates a first edition in 1917 of 1000 copies and this edition, also in 1000 copies. 128 pp.

    Condition: An inexpensively printed book but overall very good in medium blue cloth with dark blue lettering.

    Book ID: 80994
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  • THE DECEMBER PROJECT: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery. by Davidson, Sara.
    Davidson, Sara.
    THE DECEMBER PROJECT: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2014). First edition - For two years, Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, to discuss what he calls The December Project - that is, "creating strategies to deal with pain and memory loss, and finding tools to cultivate simplicity, fearlessness, and joy at any age. Davidson includes twelve exercises so that readers may experience what she did a sea change in facing what we all must face: mortality." Glossary. 193 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 80185
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  • MYSTIC WORDS OF MIGHTY POWER. by DeVoe, Walter (1874-?)
    DeVoe, Walter (1874-?)
    MYSTIC WORDS OF MIGHTY POWER.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Vita Publishing Co., (1905). Hardcover first edition - An uncommon early work by this American religious and spiritual healer. DeVoe began his ministry after being a participant in the Parliament of Religions at the Chicago Worlds Fair of 1893, where he became one of the proponents of the New Thought movement, and, at the turn of the last century, he founded the Elohist Ministry. This work focuses on the fourfold nature of man - physical, mental, spiritual and divine - with sections on The Health Culture, the Mind Culture and the Soul Culture. 213 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover - some wear to ends of spine and corners, a few pages dogeared,

    Book ID: 86421
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  • GLAD TIDINGS. by DeWaters, Lillian (1883-1964)
    DeWaters, Lillian (1883-1964)
    GLAD TIDINGS.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    Boston: Davis & Bond, (1908). Hardcover - An early novel by this author best known for her metaphysical writings. Written while she was still a follower of Christian Science, this uses the story of a young school teacher to explain the beliefs of Christian Science. 307 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red cloth with white lettering (lettering rubbed off on spine)

    Book ID: 78978
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  • CARMEL: ITS HISTORY, SPIRIT AND SAINTS: Compiled from Approved Sources of the Discalced Carmelites of Boston and Santa Clara. by Discalced Carmelites of Boston and Santa Clara
    Discalced Carmelites of Boston and Santa Clara
    CARMEL: ITS HISTORY, SPIRIT AND SAINTS: Compiled from Approved Sources of the Discalced Carmelites of Boston and Santa Clara.

    Edition: Second edition.

    New York: P.J. Kenedy, 1927. Hardcover - A book written to answer questions which have arisen about the origins and the mission of the first Carmelite Monastery in New England (and the 4th in the US) . The second edition is augmented with much more material as the number of Carmels have increased from 4 to 24. Photographs, bibliography, xiv, 374 pp.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with gilt lettering (lettering on spine rubbed)

    Book ID: 85968
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  • du Nouy, Pierre Lecomte
    THE ROAD TO REASON

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co., 1948. dj. Hardcover first edition - The renowned biologist's writings on the significance and goals of human nature and of the impact of science on the future of humanity. Translated from the French by Mary Lecomte du Nouy.

    Condition: NF/VG (small chips and edgewear to rather fragile dj.)

    Book ID: 10584
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  • EMBRACING WHOLENESS: Living in Spiritual Congruence by Earl-Bozeman, Andriette; (Wiley, Jean, editor)
    Earl-Bozeman, Andriette; (Wiley, Jean, editor)
    EMBRACING WHOLENESS: Living in Spiritual Congruence

    Edition: Trade paperback original - first printing.

    Fort Bragg, California: Cypress House, (2002,). SIGNED first edition - Illustrated with the Ghanian symbol, 'Gye Nyame,' for the omnipotence of God. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author. 84 pp. ISBN: 1879384515.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers (as new .)

    Book ID: 30501
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  • PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE. by Evoy John J., S.J., and Van F. Christoph S.J.
    Evoy John J., S.J., and Van F. Christoph S.J.
    PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Sheed and Ward, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book based on a series of lectures (called Understanding Human Nature) given to nuns in 1960. It "deals in dialogue form with the application of psychological studies to the life of nuns." viii, 247 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (stamp on front endpaper, light sunning to edges of boards, toning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 84107
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  • Fowler, George.
    DANCE OF A FALLEN MONK: The Twists and Turns of a Spiritual Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Addison-Wesley, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A former Trappist monk and priest talks frankly how his life in and out of the church, including a homosexual experience at the monastery, his problems with alcohol and his marriage to a former nun - and he also discusses the oppressiveness of the world of organized religion and his own search for a meaningful spiritual and happy life. ISBN: 0-201-409771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26050
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  • Friedland, Michael B.
    LIFT UP YOUR VOICE LIKE A TRUMPET: White Clergy and the Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements, 1954 - 1973.

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

    Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. First edition - A collective biography of several Southern and nationally known religious leaders who lent their support first to the Civil Rights movement, and later to the anti-war movement. Among these leaders were William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Daniel and Phillip Berrigan, Abraham Joshua Herschel and others. Notes, bibliography, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-8076-46465.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26194
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  • Gomes, Peter J.
    THE GOOD BOOK: Reading the Bible With Mind and Heart.

    Edition: 7th printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - By the Preacher to Harvard University. INSCRIBED on the title page "To . . . with good wishes" and dated in 1998. Inscription on front endpaper. Notes, index. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-688-13447-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46520
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  • THE BIBLICAL WORLD, New Series, Vol. XII, July to December 1898. by Harper, William R. editor.
    Harper, William R. editor.
    THE BIBLICAL WORLD, New Series, Vol. XII, July to December 1898.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Hardcover first edition - Six issues of this periodical containing Biblical critisism and study for theology students bound in one volume. Illustrated with many photographs. 469 pp plus a 36 pp bibliographical supplement on theological and Semitic literature.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy green buckram binding with gilt lettering on the spine, relatively few markings and overall very good.

    Book ID: 57424
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  • Harris, Sara.
    THE SISTERS: The Changing World of the American Nun.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on interviews with many nuns - and some former nuns - in different orders and different parts of the country. A serious look at the dedication of these women and the challenges they face in the modern world.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust- jacket (peeled spot on front cover of dj, small chip at bottom of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 21784
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  • Hatch, Alden and Seamus Walshe.
    CROWN OF GLORY: The Life of Pope Pius XII.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hawthorn Books, (1957.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A popular biography of Eugenio Pacelli who became Pope Pius XII, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church during "the rise of Fascism, World War II, the postwar menace of Communism, the Korean War, the unrest in the Soviet satellites, the Suez crisis." Illustrated with 38 black and white photographs, including previously unpublished pictures of the Pope as a young child, and 22 full page drawings by Louis Priscilla. Index. Imprimatur. Illustrated endpapers. 251 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 33747
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  • Hess, A. H.
    STIMMEN AUS ZION

    Edition: First thus.

    Cleveland, Ohio: Central Publishing House of the Reformed Church in the United States. (1899.). Hardcover first edition - A hymnal, composed by A H Hess, organist for the Evangelisch-Reformirten Zions-Gemeinde in Buffalo, New York. Entirely in German in the traditional Deutsche Schrift (except for the copyright notice.) Oblong format, measuring approximately 8 by 11 inches, 143 pages plus an alphabetical index. Bound in black cloth with leather spine and corners, gilt lettering on front cover.

    Condition: Very good condition - chip at bottom of spine, some wear to the corners, binding sturdy, contents clean. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 31565
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  • PAPA, I CAN HARDLY WAIT. by High, Lourdes.
    High, Lourdes.
    PAPA, I CAN HARDLY WAIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chico, California: Brock Publishing Co, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young children, shephards, in Portugal in 1916, as told by the least known of the children, Francisco Marta, brother of Jacinta and cousin to Lucia (Lucy). SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author, the wife of a Sacramento Valley farmer, who wrote this book out of her deep religious convictions and her pride in her Portuguese heritage. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-930534026.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40926
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  • THE SACRED PAGEANT OF THE AGES: CREATION TO ISRAEL IN EGYPT : Volume I. by Holley, J. E.; introduction by S. Parkes Cadman and Theodore Henderson
    Holley, J. E.; introduction by S. Parkes Cadman and Theodore Henderson
    THE SACRED PAGEANT OF THE AGES: CREATION TO ISRAEL IN EGYPT : Volume I.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Cincinnati: Sacred Pageant Society, (1927.). Hardcover - Volume One only, but complete in itself. Color frontispiece. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps and drawings, including some full page plates. xxxvii, 260 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark brown leatherette boards.

    Book ID: 55027
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  • THE SACRED PAGEANT OF THE AGES: MOSES TO GIDEON : Volume 2. by Holley, J. E.; introduction by S. Parkes Cadman and Theodore Henderson
    Holley, J. E.; introduction by S. Parkes Cadman and Theodore Henderson
    THE SACRED PAGEANT OF THE AGES: MOSES TO GIDEON : Volume 2.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Cincinnati: Sacred Pageant Society, (1927.). Hardcover - Volume Two ONLY, but complete in itself. Color frontispiece. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps and drawings, including some full page plates. xxxvii, 260 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark brown leatherette boards.

    Book ID: 55028
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  • ICELANDIC CHURCH SAGA. by Hood, John C. F.
    Hood, John C. F.
    ICELANDIC CHURCH SAGA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, (1981). Hardcover first edition - First publication in the US of a book originally published in 1946, the first history of the Icelandic Church to appear in English from the first traces of Christianity and the official adoption of Christianity in the year 1000 through the 19th century. Also describes the development of the church under the Bishops of Skalholt and the histories of Iceland's two saints, St. Jon and Thorlak. Frontispiece and map. Chronology, references, index. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-313221944.

    Condition: Fine in gray cloth, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 85512
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