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  1. Integral Yoga Hatha.
    SATCHIDANANDA, Swami. Integral Yoga Hatha.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing, paperback issue. A highly appealing presentation copy, with a typed letter signed from artist and Satchidananda devotee Peter Max to Buckminster Fuller, on Max's eye-catching Pop Art stationery, the letterhead reading "An Important Message from The World of Peter Max". In the language of the day, a deeply groovy provenance.

    Letter... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141172

  2. Think on these Things.
    KRISHNAMURTI, Jiddu. Think on these Things.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing. A major presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the visionary inventor and designer Buckminster Fuller: "to Dr.Fuller, with much affection, J. Krishnamurti".

    The dust jacket bears Fuller's characteristic markings: above Krishnamurti's name on the front panel he has written in blue... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140987

  3. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.
    (DULEEP SINGH) CONYBEARE, W. J., The Rev. & The Rev. J. S. Howson. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.

    London : 1855

    Inscribed on the first blank of volume I; "To the Revd. G. J. Colinson sic with the best wishes of Duleep Singh, Roehampton June 18 1856". This suitably soberly bound set of an early edition of a handsomely illustrated popular biographical study of the Apostle, perhaps the greatest Christian conversion narrative, may seem an apposite choice for this... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 142745

  4. The Whole workes of... three worthy Martyrs,
    TYNDALE, William; John Frith; Robert Barnes. The Whole workes of... three worthy Martyrs,

    London : 1573

    First edition, edited by the martyrologist John Foxe. Foxe had established his reputation as the leading chronicler of the English reformation with his first two editions of Acts and Monuments (Foxe's Book of Martyrs) in 1563 and 1570. In the latter he had promised that he would edit a collection of the works of William Tyndale, John Frith, and Robert... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 77878

  5. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
    GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1931

    Limited edition, number 454 of 500 copies on paper; 12 copies were also issued on vellum. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric... Learn More
    £13,500.00

    Stock Code: 133103

  6. With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of a.h. 1319; a.d. 1902.
    KHAN, Gazanfar Ali & Wilfrid Sparroy. With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of a.h. 1319; a.d. 1902.

    London : 1905

    First edition of this uncommon and attractive account of the hajj. "The early 20th century saw a growth of British travel texts and religious commentaries concerned with the religion of Arabia. It was in this vein that in 1902 the Morning Post sent its 'Special Correspondent' Hadji Khan, a Persian Sufi, on the hajj to Mecca. His experiences were written... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143000

  7. The Screwtape Letters.
    LEWIS, C. S. The Screwtape Letters.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression. Taking the form of a series of letters between an experienced devil and a subordinate, The Screwtape Letters addresses numerous questions of Christian theology. Though the book sparkles with wit, Lewis found its composition difficult and unpleasant: "The strain produced a sort of spiritual cramp... It almost smothered... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132223

  8. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.
    MACDIARMID, John, of Weem. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.

    London : 1806

    Rare first and only edition of this investigation into "natural" and "artificial" subordination, and in particular into the specifically military institutions of the latter and their possible improvement. From the library of the marquess of Londonderry, an attractive copy with an excellent military provenance.

    Macdiarmid's (17791808) father... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139663

  9. [Works, in Latin: Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico; Contra Apionem.]
    JOSEPHUS, Flavius. [Works, in Latin: Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico; Contra Apionem.]

    Milan : 1513/14

    First edition to add the complementary work of pseudo-Hegesippus, handsomely printed in clear Roman type for the noted Renaissance scholar and professor at Milan, Alexander Minutianus, a zealous proponent of Latin literature. It also includes a ninth-century compilation based primarily on pseudo-Hegesippus, and a list of concordances between pseudo-Hegesippus... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 138817

  10. The Vision of Hades,
    (POETRY.) The Vision of Hades,

    London : 1825

    First complete edition, publishing the Vision of Noös for the first time, paired with the Vision of Hades, first published in 1820 and here in its second appearance. This copy has various pencilled emendations in the Vision of Noös, all stylistic rather than correcting errata, and consequently almost certainly in the hand... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 138867

  11. 141042
    GRAVES, Robert. Adam's Rib and other anomalous elements in the Hebrew Creation Myth.

    [Boissia, Clairvaux, Jura, France] : 1955

    First edition, first impression. One of 1,750 standard copies out of a total edition of 2,026. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141042

  12. "Ecce Homo".
    GLADSTONE, William Ewart. "Ecce Homo".

    London : 1868

    First edition of Gladstone's book-length review of J. R. Seeley's controversial Ecce Homo: A Survey of the Life and Work of Jesus Christ (1866), originally published in the monthly periodical Good Words. Seeley's purpose was "to suggest by analogy that just as 'the drama of ancient society had been played out', and its traditions and morals and civic... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141823

  13. The Book of Common-Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments,
    BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common-Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments,

    London : 1662

    First folio edition of the 1662 Prayer Book, printed only two years after the restoration of the monarchy. The book was revised after the Savoy Conference, an attempt to effect a reconciliation within the Church of England. The bishops rejected attempts by the Presbyterians to present a new liturgy, although allowed some 600 minor changes. Unable to... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 131958

  14. A treatise concerning the truth of the Christian religion.
    BURNET, Gilbert; LOCKE, John. A treatise concerning the truth of the Christian religion.

    Glasgow : 1743

    First Foulis edition of both works, and the first appearance in print of Burnet treatise, with Locke's treatise originally published in his posthumous works in 1706. The terminal advertisement leaves for Robert Foulis's press are present, and include an advertisement for his upcoming edition of Plato's Republic, the first edition in English. An uncommon... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126863

  15. Arabian Poems. The Land of Faith.
    JUNG, Sir Nizamat. Arabian Poems. The Land of Faith.

    Hyderabad : 1935

    First edition, no other copy traced. Group of poems on Islamic themes dedicated to Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar - "The Premier Muslim Ruler in India". Sir Nizamat Jung Bahadur (1871-1955)was an Arab-Indian poet, lawyer and bibliophile. In 1887 he became a student at Trinity College Cambridge where he gained a B.A. and LL.B... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140973

  16. Alcorani textus universus.
    QUR'AN; Arabic & Latin; MARRICCI, Ludovico (ed.) Alcorani textus universus.

    Padua : 1698

    First edition of Marracci's Qur'an, "the greatest pre-modern European work of Qur'anic scholarship" (Burman). The second volume, "Refutatio Alcorani", comprises the second obtainable edition of the original Arabic, a Latin translation considered "by far and away the best translation of the Qur'an to date" (Hamilton), and an analysis and refutation of... Learn More
    £10,500.00

    Stock Code: 115141

  17. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:
    BIRD, James. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:

    Bombay : 1847

    First and sole edition, decidedly uncommon on the market. An important early work in the transmission of information and images from the celebrated Buddhist caves of western India, in particular those at Ajanta, which he saw as repositories of universal value, mindful of "the duty imposed on us, as a nation, to preserve these relics of ancient art".... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 129805

  18. Researches on the Jeynes and Boodhists;
    FRANCKLIN, William. Researches on the Jeynes and Boodhists;

    London : 1827

    First edition of a key book in the formation of the Victorian discourse about Buddhism and Brahmanism, which also includes include a discussion of serpent worship in various parts of the world.

    Francklin (1763-1839) was the son of the classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin. He enjoyed a considerable reputation as an oriental scholar,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 96923

  19. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
    JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1902

    First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks, with a printed presentation slip "From the Author", from the library of the Oxford philosopher F. "Canning" S. Schiller (1864-1937), with his pencil annotations throughout.

    James focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136480

  20. Le Totémisme Aujourd'hui.
    LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Le Totémisme Aujourd'hui.

    Paris : 1962

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Pour Claudie et Claude Tardits en amical hommage, Claude Levi Strauss", and with the recipient pencil annotations. Claude Tardits (1921-2007) was a French ethnologist and anthropologist specialised in Africa, best known for his thesis on the Bamoum kingdom, published in 1980.... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 140937

  21. The Book of Common Prayer,
    JONES, Owen (design). The Book of Common Prayer,

    London : 1845

    First Owen Jones edition of the Book of Common Prayer, "one of the most important examples of his commercial decoration" (McLean, Victorian Book Design, p.66). The impressive binding on this copy is an exquisitely preserved relievo binding executed to a design by Jones himself, the whole thus presenting a gesamtkunstwerk of Jones's vision for... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 139453

  22. Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie.
    WEBER, Max. Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie.

    Tübingen : 1920-21

    First edition of Weber's monumental study of world religions, which incorporates his earlier writings on the subject, including Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus, his most controversial essay. After Weber's death on 14 June 1920, it was edited by his wife Marianne, an intellectual in her own right and early women's rights... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140886

  23. The Chester Play of the Deluge.
    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS: JONES, David (illus.); J. Isaacs (ed.) The Chester Play of the Deluge.

    Waltham, St Lawrence : 1927

    First edition thus, first impression, one of 201 of 275 copies only. "In the opinion of some the engravings in this book are the greatest achievement of the Press" (Chanticleer). This is a retelling of the story of Noah and his Ark during the biblical deluge; the Chester version focuses on Noah's wife's reluctance to enter his Ark. The present copy... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 140763

  24. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;
    HILDEBRAND, G. B. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;

    London : 1864

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon - both Library Hub and WorldCat list three locations (BL, NLS, Cambridge). The text concludes "End of Volume I", but this is all published. An extraordinary sustained exercise in apocalyptic biblical exegesis by a mind stimulated, or perhaps over-stimulated, by the ongoing war in the Crimea. The author saw... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121341

  25. Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism.
    SUZUKI, Diasetz Teitaro. Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression, of Suzuki's first own book in English. His work aimed "to refute the many wrong opinions which are entertained by Western critics and to awake interest among scholars of comparative religion" (Preface).

    Suzuki (1870-1966) was an influential Japanese writer, whose publications on Buddhism, Zen (Chan), and Shin... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140608

  26. Christian Morals.
    MORE, Hannah. Christian Morals.

    London : 1813

    First edition. The leading bluestocking of her generation, Hannah More (1745-1833) and her four sisters were educated so as to earn a living for themselves, and ran a very successful and well-respected boarding-school for girls in Bristol. "More's role as moral guardian of the nation became increasingly politicized as a consequence of the French Revolution.... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140267

  27. On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man,
    KIDD, John. On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man,

    London : 1833

    First edition of this work by the physician John Kidd (17751851), who in his writings and lectures promoted natural sciences viewed through a religious lens. "Responding to the perceived threat of transmutationist theories Kidd's On the Adaptation sought to demonstrate the natural superiority of man to all other animals. He did not, however, provide... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140248

  28. From the Darkness of Africa to the Light of America:
    BESOLOW, Thomas Edward. From the Darkness of Africa to the Light of America:

    Boston : 1891

    First edition thus, second overall, the earliest realistically procurable edition of the author's first book. Besolow (1857-1948) was born of Vai parents at Bendu, Liberia. He studied in America before coming back to Cape Mount, where he served as county attorney, member of the House of Representatives, and was appointed associate justice of the Supreme... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 34016

  29. Two Elizabethan Puritan Diaries.
    KNAPPEN, M. M. (ed.) ROGERS, Richard, and Samuel Ward. Two Elizabethan Puritan Diaries.

    Chicago : 1933

    First edition, first printing. This work publishes two diaries from the late-16th century and early-17th century, along with annotations and short biographies of the two diarists. This copy from the library of the prominent authority on Elizabethan England A. L. Rowse, with his ownership signature to front pastedown and marginal lining to text in pencil.... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140132

  30. An History of the Mitred Parliamentary Abbeys, and Conventual Cathedral Churches.
    WILLIS, Browne. An History of the Mitred Parliamentary Abbeys, and Conventual Cathedral Churches.

    London : 1718-9

    First editions. Educated Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, "through his father Willis inherited Whaddon Hall, where he was to live until his death, together with the adjoining manor and advowson of Bletchley. He also owned the manor of Burlton in Burghill, Herefordshire, and his estate was augmented by the dowry of 7000 obtained through his marriage...... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139647

  31. Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever.
    PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever.

    Birmingham : 1787

    First edition of the second part, second edition of the first part (first published in 1780). The Letters form part of a series of publications by Priestley in the last two decades of the 18th century rejecting the atheistic and sceptical philosophy then ascendant. Priestley conceived the project on his visit to Paris in 1774, where he recorded that... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 136695

  32. Ars Moriendi ex.
    ARS MORIENDI. Ars Moriendi ex.

    Nuremberg : [1510]

    First of three Latin editions printed by Weissenburger. The book derives from the Tractatus (or Speculum) artis bene moriendi, composed in 1415 by an anonymous Dominican friar, probably at the request of the Council of Constance. Owing to its popularity, a shorter version of Ars Moriendi was taken from the second chapter, dealing with the five temptations... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 90894

  33. My Wanderings. Being Travels in the East in 1846-47, 1850-51, 1852-53.
    GADSBY, John. My Wanderings. Being Travels in the East in 1846-47, 1850-51, 1852-53.

    London : 1869-68

    First published in 1855, this "interesting and informative travelogue" (Toledano, p. 121) went through a huge number of editions. John Gadsby (1809-1893), described by the General Baptist Magazine as "the celebrated Eastern Traveller", was co-founder with his father William Gadsby, Strict and Particular Baptist minister, of the Gospel Standard Magazine.... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139382

  34. The Zoroastrian and some other Ancient Systems.
    MEDHORA, Dhunjeebhoy Jamsetjee. The Zoroastrian and some other Ancient Systems.

    Bombay : 1886

    First edition of this collection of writings on Zoroastrianism and other esoteric traditions, including Christian mysticism, Rosicrucianism, and yoga. Medhora was a fellow of the Theosophical Society and wrote several works on Zoroastrianism and a number of articles on the topic for the periodical The Theosophist in 1886. Helena Blavatsky founded... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 139626

  35. Essays upon the Following Subjects.
    BULSTRODE, Whitelocke. Essays upon the Following Subjects.

    London : 1724

    First edition, the presumed dedication copy to Thomas Parker (1666-1732), the first Earl of Macclesfield, with the Macclesfield library bookplate to the front pastedown (south library), blindstamp to the frontispiece and title page, pencilled shelf marks to the initial blank, and shelf labels to spine; subsequently sold as part of the celebrated sales... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 139490

  36. The Golden Bough.
    FRAZER, James George. The Golden Bough.

    London : 1890

    First edition of Frazer's ground-breaking study of comparative religion. "Frazer's true subject is nothing less than humanity's long upward struggle towards an understanding of itself and the world. In Frazer's view that movement towards the light began in earliest times with the priest-king employing magic to compel the gods to do his bidding, followed... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138045

  37. New and Comprehensive Lessons; Containing a General Outline of the Old Testament; with Twenty-Four Engravings.
    [TRIMMER, Sarah.] New and Comprehensive Lessons; Containing a General Outline of the Old Testament; with Twenty-Four Engravings.

    London : 1813

    First edition of the popular educationist's biblical guide for children, published posthumously as the first of two books, the second being on the New Testament. While educating her own children, Trimmer (1741-1810) became aware of the need for texts for children which would provide interesting as well as proper moral and religious instruction. After... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 117689

  38. Vedanta for Modern Man.
    ISHERWOOD, Christopher (ed.) Vedanta for Modern Man.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper "To Andy, with best wishes Christopher Isherwood". An anthology of writings addressing Vedanta, the school of Hindu philosophy addressing the divine nature of man, ideas to which Isherwood was introduced by his friend Aldous Huxley, who introduced him to Swami Prabhavananda... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 138996

  39. Jesus The Son of a Man.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Jesus The Son of a Man.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, first printing, of Gibran's imaginative biography of Jesus, made up of poetic character sketches voiced by "those who knew him". Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138648

  40. Die Anweisung zum seeligen Leben oder auch die Religionslehre...
    FICHTE, Johann Gottlieb. Die Anweisung zum seeligen Leben oder auch die Religionslehre...

    Berlin : 1806

    First edition, publishing Fichte's lectures presented in 1806 at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, in which he justified religion within his scientific system, and in so doing so gave his most substantial exposition on the subject. "Previously dismissed from the University of Jena on charges of atheism, the philosopher again flouted authority... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 138445

  41. An Enquiry Concerning the Influence of Tithes upon Agriculture,
    HOWLETT, John. An Enquiry Concerning the Influence of Tithes upon Agriculture,

    London : 1801

    First edition of this essay by the economist John Howlett (1731-1804). "Most of Howlett's writings concentrated on the well-being of the poor, an issue for which he was well equipped as an able statistician and demographer, and inclined to see in a broader compass than many of his contemporaries" (ODNB). Howlett correctly stated the population to be... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 129256

  42. A Report of the Arguments in the case of The Queen V. The Hon. & Rev. W. Capel, as to the Rating of the Occupiers of Land and Tithe Owners.
    HODGES, William. A Report of the Arguments in the case of The Queen V. The Hon. & Rev. W. Capel, as to the Rating of the Occupiers of Land and Tithe Owners.

    London : 1840

    First edition of this legal report concerning tithe payments, now highly rare, with only the University College London copy known.

    Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their stamp to front cover and shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page. The library was assembled in the early 20th century by Sir John Russell, director of the... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129255

  43. An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,
    (TITHES.) An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,

    Dublin : 1808

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page "from the author 1809". The author proposes a method of reforming the tithe system in Ireland, to quieten discontent and to support both the Protestant and Catholic clergy.

    Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page and their... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 129254

  44. A Few Brief Hints on the Subject of Tithes.
    (TITHES.) A Few Brief Hints on the Subject of Tithes.

    Maidstone : 1802

    First edition. The anonymous author, claiming to not be a tithe holder, beseeches the men of Kent that their tithes are just. Bound in at the rear is a copy of an earlier document relating to tithes, dated 1747, and a page of notes on the price of hops. The tract is highly rare, with WorldCat recording only two copies, in the British Library and the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 129253

  45. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.
    LESLIE, Charles. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.

    London : 1700

    First edition. Charles Leslie (1650-1722), a nonjuring Church of Ireland clergyman, poured forth a lengthy series of polemics against the Quakers around the turn of the eighteenth century. The present treatise rejects the Quaker critique of tithes, and upholds the divine right of the practice, rooting it in the law of the Old Testament.

    Provenance:... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129250

  46. The Historie of Tithes.
    SELDEN, John. The Historie of Tithes.

    [London : 1618

    First edition. John Selden (1584-1654) was perhaps the most notable jurist and legal scholar of the first half of the 17th century; John Milton declared him in the Areopagitica "the chief of learned men reputed in this land". The Historie of Tithes marked a major refinement in Selden's theory and practice of history, and was meticulously researched,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 129239

  47. The Works.
    BUNYAN, John. The Works.

    Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London : 1854

    An attractive set of Bunyan's collected works, in the original cloth. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 138517

  48. Sunday Under Three Heads.
    [DICKENS, Charles.] Sunday Under Three Heads.

    London : 1836

    First edition of the young Dickens' pseudonymous political pamphlet defending the right of the poor man to a free Sabbath, in opposition to a proposed law (put forward by Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet Agnew of Lochnaw) prohibiting all work and all recreation on a Sunday. Provenance: Richard Manney, book-label to chemise, sale of his library at Sotheby's... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138166

  49. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:
    WARD, William. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:

    Serampore : 1811

    The first volume was first published in 1806, but no copies traced, this full edition being issued in 1811 from the Mission Press that Ward laboured so hard to establish. Extremely uncommon, just one set traced at auction, maybe 20 locations institutionally. Trained as a printer, and working in that capacity on various newspapers in the Midlands, and... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 102883

  50. Twenty Drawings.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137326

  51. Christianity not Mysterious:
    [TOLAND, John.] Christianity not Mysterious:

    London : 1696 [i.e. late 1695]

    First edition of the author's most significant work, and a key text of Deistic theory. "Toland was but twenty-five when his most famous work, Christianity not Mysterious, anonymously appeared late in 1695 (with a 1696 imprint). In it he argued that no tenets of true Christianity could be contrary to or above human reason, for if they were they would... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 136977

  52. New and Comprehensive Lessons; Containing a General Outline of the New Testament; with Forty Engravings.
    [TRIMMER, Sarah.] New and Comprehensive Lessons; Containing a General Outline of the New Testament; with Forty Engravings.

    London : [1818]

    First edition of the popular educationist's biblical guide for children, published posthumously as the sequel to her nearly identically titled book for the Old Testament. While educating her own children, Trimmer (1741-1810) became aware of the need for texts for children which would provide interesting as well as proper moral and religious instruction.... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 117687

  53. [New Testament, in Greek.]
    (BASKERVILLE, John.) [New Testament, in Greek.]

    Oxford : 1763

    First edition of the preferred quarto, the octavo edition was published in the same year. The only book to be printed in the Greek type designed and cut by Baskerville himself; "The press made one purchase from Baskerville Savile's Greek types had become unfashionable. Baskerville had been cutting types for just five years but was sufficiently convincing... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 113574

  54. A Philosophicall Essay Towards an Eviction of the Being and Attributes of God.
    [WARD, Seth.] A Philosophicall Essay Towards an Eviction of the Being and Attributes of God.

    Oxford : 1652

    First edition. This was the first book (excluding his contribution to the 1644 volume Certain Disquisitions and Considerations) published by Seth Ward (1617-1689), then Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford, later bishop of Exeter and of Salisbury. The Essay is on the nature of God and the soul in general, but also constitutes... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 136679

  55. The Works.
    POPE, Alexander. The Works.

    London : 1835

    First edition thus, with Croly's memoir and notes, of Pope's works. This attractive set is from the library of the philosopher and writer Alan W. Watts (19151973), each volume with his self-designed esoterically illustrated bookplate, including the biblical motto "pulsate et aperietur vobis" ("knock, and it shall be opened to you"). Watts was a highly... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134475

  56. An Historical Character relating to The holy and exemplary Life of the Right Honourable the Lady Elisabeth Hastings:
    (HASTINGS, Elizabeth.) BARNARD, Thomas. An Historical Character relating to The holy and exemplary Life of the Right Honourable the Lady Elisabeth Hastings:

    Leeds : 1742

    First edition of the principal biography of the celebrated Lady Elizabeth Hastings, known as "Lady Betty" (1682-1739). Extremely well known in her lifetime, Hastings "became notable for her intelligence, her pious character, and her support of charitable causes. She was commemorated in no. 42 of The Tatler (16 July 1709) as 'Aspasia', a 'female philosopher',... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135086

  57. The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.
    CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.

    London : 1645

    First edition. The Kirk's remonstrance professes allegiance to the crown, but calls on Charles I to repent before God for "shedding the blood of many thousands of your majesties best subjects, for your permitting the masse and other idolatory... for your not punishing of public scandals and much prophanes in and about your court, for the shutting of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135462

  58. A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich.
    WOOLMAN, John. A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich.

    Dublin : 1793

    First edition of this Quaker tract preaching divine retribution for ungenerous hoarders of wealth. The author, the American anti-slavery campaigner John Woolman (1720-1772), was highly esteemed for his concern for animals, the poor, native Americans, and slaves; Charles Lamb, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and G. M. Trevelyan all wrote favourably of him, and... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 128995

  59. Thoughts on the Destiny of Man:
    [RAPP, George.] Thoughts on the Destiny of Man:

    Indiana : 1824

    First edition, the first extensive publication of this important American utopian community. "A statement of the principles upon which the Society was founded and of its aspirations... printed on their own press... and probably edited by Father Rapp himself" (quoted in Sabin). The Society had earlier published just one other work, a small leaflet of... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 87748

  60. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    (BIBLE; English; NT.) The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

    London : 1865

    First trade edition of this wonderful example of Victorian book production. Longman employed the finest wood-engravers of the day and the project was overseen by the antiquary and illuminator Henry Shaw (1800-1873): "He provided initials and ornament for the prestigious New Testament published by Longman in 1864 with engravings of works by artists from... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 133743

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