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  1. The Present State of the Jews: (more particularly relating to those in Barbary.)
    ADDISON, Lancelot. The Present State of the Jews: (more particularly relating to those in Barbary.)

    London : 1675

    First edition of possibly the first study of Moroccan Jewry and certainly one of the few to appear before the 20th century.

    Addison, father of the essayist Joseph Addison, had been a curate in Tangier during the brief period when the city was a North African outpost of the English empire. Back in England he wrote two books based on his experiences:... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 149376

  2. 137326
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings. "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 the medium" (Allen, p. 184). The collection, which... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137326

  3. 146210
    ROWE, Elizabeth Singer. Devout Exercises of the Heart,

    London : [1796]

    A lovely copy of the poet and devotional writer Rowe's (1674-1737) Devout Exercises of the Heart, first published in 1737 after her death. She achieved great contemporary fame; Samuel Johnson observed that other essayists "tried to imitate the copiousness and luxuriance of Mrs. Rowe... they have laboured to add to her brightness of imagery, her purity... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 146210

  4. Logic; or, the Right Use of Reason
    WATTS, Isaac. Logic; or, the Right Use of Reason

    London : 1825

    An attractive copy of this handbook to logic and morals by the noted hymn writer Isaac Watts (1674-1748). It was first published in 1724 and is supplemented by The Improvement of the Mind (1741). Watts wrote the hymns "Joy to the World" and "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", among many others.

    Samuel Johnson included Watts in The Lives of the... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 146207

  5. 146200
    WATTS, Isaac. The Improvement of the Mind.

    London : 1825

    An attractively bound copy of the important hymn writer Isaac Watts's (1674-1748) moral guidebook, first published in 1741 as a supplement to Logic; or the Right Use of Reason (1724). Watts wrote the hymns "Joy to the World" and "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", among many others.

    Samuel Johnson included Watts in The Lives of the Poets (1779-81),... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 146200

  6. The Pageant of Popes, Contayninge the lyves of all the Bishops of Rome, from the beginninge of them to the yeare of Grace 1555.
    BALE, John. The Pageant of Popes, Contayninge the lyves of all the Bishops of Rome, from the beginninge of them to the yeare of Grace 1555.

    London : 1574

    First edition in English of Bale's Acta Romanorum pontificum (1558). Bale, who stood out even among the first generation of English protestants as an especially vituperative critic of the papacy, attempts to prove the spuriousness of the claim that the popes are successors of Peter, and he relates many of the stories of papal immorality and political... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 147349

  7. The Theogony of the Hindoos;
    BJÖRNSTJERNA, Magnus Fredrik Ferdinand, Count. The Theogony of the Hindoos;

    London : 1844

    First edition in English, published the year before in Swedish as Om Hinduernas theogoni, philosophi och kosmogoni. Also translated into German, this overview of Indian religions, history, and culture reached a wide European audience.

    General Björnstjerna (1779-1847) was a writer on economics and history who also wrote The British Empire in... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 146810

  8. Book of Hours in Latin and French, Use of Le Mans, illuminated manuscript on vellum.
    BOOK OF HOURS. Book of Hours in Latin and French, Use of Le Mans, illuminated manuscript on vellum.

    [France, probably Paris : c.1490–1500]

    A magnificent Book of Hours by the Master of Jacques de Besançon, one of the most sought-after French artists of the late 15th century, deliberately executed in the formerly dominant style of the 1470s, superbly illuminated with 10 large miniatures, 20 small miniatures, and various other richly decorative elements.

    In 1953 Martin Breslauer described... Learn More
    £250,000.00

    Stock Code: 147425

  9. 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 : 1863

    An elegantly bound copy of one of the most celebrated Victorian editions of the Book of Common Prayer, originally issued by William Pickering in 1853. The wood-engraved borders are the work of Mary Byfield (1795-1871), described by Ruari McLean as her "masterpiece".

    McLean goes on to note that Pickering's employment of borders and ornaments... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 147998

  10. The Sermon on the Mount.
    SANGORSKI, Alberto (calligrapher & illus.) The Sermon on the Mount.

    London : 1911

    An attractive reproduction of an illuminated manuscript executed by one of the early 20th century's most highly regarded illuminators, Alberto Sangorski (1862-1932).

    Alberto Sangorski was the elder brother of Francis Sangorski, co-founder of the prestigious London binders Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Around 1905, Alberto abandoned his career as secretary... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146062

  11. 148905
    FRAZER, James George. The Golden Bough.

    London : 1890

    First edition of Frazer's ground-breaking study of comparative religion, a major and enduring influence on the discipline of anthropology, and which scandalized its Victorian readership by placing Christian beliefs alongside pagan religions.

    "Frazer's true subject is nothing less than humanity's long upward struggle towards an understanding of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148905

  12. Illustrations of The Book of Job.
    BLAKE, William. Illustrations of The Book of Job.

    London : 1825 [1826]

    First edition, one of 65 sets on French paper, the rarest of the three forms of the original issue of the last series that Blake fully completed. "The modest size of the central panels does not prevent them from ranking with the supreme masterpieces of graphic art" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 17901914, no. 8).

    In c.1805-06... Learn More
    £57,500.00

    Stock Code: 147462

  13. Of the Imitation of Christ.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); A KEMPIS, Thomas. Of the Imitation of Christ.

    London : 1908

    A handsomely bound copy of Thomas à Kempis's masterpiece, in a somewhat modernized version of the popular 16th-century translation by Richard Whytford, with the illustrations of William Russell Flint. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134959

  14. The Wisdom of China.
    YUTANG, Lin (ed.) The Wisdom of China.

    London : 1949

    First edition thus, first impression. The Wisdom of China was first published in an edition limited to 750 copies only in 1944, followed by an edition for export only in 1948.

    This is Lin's attempt to summarize the core tenets of Chinese philosophy by presenting some key writings in translation. Alongside Confucius and other classics are texts... Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 148238

  15. The Pilgrim's Progress; [together with:] The Second Part.
    BUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim's Progress; [together with:] The Second Part.

    London : 1718 & 1717

    An attractive copy of both parts of the Pilgrim's Progress in early 18th-century editions (stated nineteenth and tenth respectively). Small, popular, and read to death, all early editions of the work are rare. ESTC locates ten institutional copies of the first part, and only two of the second. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148648

  16. 146001
    NEALE, Edward Vansittart. Feasts and Fasts:

    London : 1845

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page, "With the author's affectionate regards". Neale (1810-1892) was a barrister and Christian Socialist, who in this work offers an account of how religious observances have been enshrined in law over time.

    The recipient, John Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon (1805-1854), was the author's stepson;... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 146001

  17. Paradise Lost.
    MILTON, John. Paradise Lost.

    London : 1688

    First folio and first illustrated edition, large paper copy, of Milton's epic, together with its sequel. This is the preferred format for this edition, as it displays the engraved plates to their best advantage, with ample margins. In ordinary paper copies, the plates are inevitably trimmed.

    In contrast to the plain dress small quarto of 1667... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 143238

  18. Biblia cum tabula noviter edita.
    BIBLE; Latin; Vulgate. Biblia cum tabula noviter edita.

    Venice : 1494

    The hundredth edition of the Bible by Copinger's count, printed 40 years after Gutenberg's first Bible, and one of the first of all Latin bibles to be printed in a smaller format, an attractive copy in contemporary panelled calf, with early vellum tabs to the page edges as chapter markers.

    The printer Simone Gabi, called Bevilaqua, of Pavia,... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 143022

  19. Le Livre des Prieres Communes, Et de l'Administration des Sacremens,
    BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER; French & English. Le Livre des Prieres Communes, Et de l'Administration des Sacremens,

    Oxford : 1717

    An attractive early Georgian binding for this bilingual BCP. "A reissue of the French-English 1717 'Book of common prayer', with a new titlepage and preliminaries in French added before the original parallel French and English titlepages, and slight resetting by removal of ornaments in the direction lines" (ESTC). In this copy, the French title appears... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 71427

  20. The Antichrist of Nietzsche.
    LINDSAY, Norman (illus.); STEPHENSEN, P.R. (trans.) The Antichrist of Nietzsche.

    London : [1928]

    First and only Fanfrolico Press edition (fourth edition in English), number 350 of 550 copies printed on Arnold's Handmade paper, translated from the original 1895 publication in German, and beautifully illustrated by Norman Lindsay.

    "Nietzsche's Antichrist, the most formidable analysis of the Christian idea which has ever been made, is the... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 147564

  21. Phaethon.
    KINGSLEY, Charles. Phaethon.

    Cambridge : 1852

    First edition. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), best remembered for his works The Water-Babies and Westward Ho!, produced this work to seek to refute the doctrines of Ralph Waldo Emerson, using the form of a Platonic dialogue. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 123965

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

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing, of this 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 and his circle.

    Isherwood undertook the editorship of the bimonthly journal Vedanta... Learn More
    £25.00

    Stock Code: 146011

  23. 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. An important early work in the transmission of information about the celebrated Buddhist caves of western India, which Bird saw as repositories of universal value, mindful of "the duty imposed on us, as a nation, to preserve these relics of ancient art". Inevitably scarce, as just 59 subscribers contributed towards the expense... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 129805

  24. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
    WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,

    Bombay : 1832

    First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 145823

  25. 146045
    GRISWOLD, Rufus Wilmot (ed.) The Cypress Wreath:

    Boston : 1844

    First edition of this American consolation anthology. The editor Griswold (1815-1857) "produced a flood of gift books containing the sentimental poetry popular at the time", and was considered by his contemporaries "an expert on American poetry" (ANB). Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 146045

  26. The Moulids of Egypt.
    McPHERSON, Joseph Williams. The Moulids of Egypt.

    Cairo : 1941

    First and only edition of this study of the popular Muslim and Coptic festivals of Cairo. Well represented institutionally, but distinctly uncommon on the market. Bimbashi McPherson began life in Cairo as mathematics teacher at the prestigious Khedival College, during WWI he was commissioned in the Camel Transport Corps and subsequently became head... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 147675

  27. Single leaf from the Old Testament, Ezekiel 43:27 to 45:16.
    GUTENBERG, Johann - BIBLE; Latin. Single leaf from the Old Testament, Ezekiel 43:27 to 45:16.

    [Mainz : 1455]

    A single paper leaf from the Gutenberg bible, the first complete book printed with movable type.

    The "Noble Fragment" originates from an imperfect copy of the Gutenberg Bible, lacking 50 leaves, which was divided by Gabriel Wells, a New York book dealer, and dispersed as single leaves or larger fragments, and inserted into a morocco portfolio... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 147465

  28. 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

  29. Pèlerinage à la Mecque et à la Médine.
    SOUBHY, Saleh. Pèlerinage à la Mecque et à la Médine.

    Cairo : 1894

    First and only edition. Saleh Soubhi was an Egyptian public health official commissioned by Khedive 'Abbas II to write a report on the sanitary conditions experienced by pilgrims travelling to Mecca. He performed the hajj twice, in 1888 and 1891, producing this detailed account, to which are affixed a response to European criticisms of Islam and an... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 99252

  30. The Book of Common Prayer.
    BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer.

    Oxford : 1822

    An attractively bound Georgian prayer book. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147625

  31. Imitation de Jésus-Christ.
    KEMPIS, Thomas à. Imitation de Jésus-Christ.

    Paris : [c.1917]

    A very attractively bound French-language edition of the Imitation of Christ, the supreme Catholic popular devotional work.

    Mainly composed of aphorisms and maxims advocating humility, resignation and abnegation, this work has known the greatest number of impressions, after the Bible. "This little book never left me, in summer in my pocket, in... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 147626

  32. The First Gate, or the Outward Door to the Holy Tongue, Opened in English;
    ROBERTSON, William. The First Gate, or the Outward Door to the Holy Tongue, Opened in English;

    London : [1654-55]

    First editions of both parts of this English-Hebrew dictionary and grammar, intended to make accessible the language of the Old Testament to every Christian; the first title is the secondary issue of the 1653 A Gate or Door to the Holy Tongue with cancel title page and three additional preliminary leaves, and additionally carries the additional bifolioum... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 147423

  33. The History of the Assassins.
    HAMMER-PURGSTALL, Joseph von. The History of the Assassins.

    London : 1835

    First edition in English of one of the earliest substantial Western histories of the Assassins, the Nizari Isma'ili sect of Shia Islam who inhabited the mountains of Persia and Syria between 1090 and 1275; it was originally published as Die Geschichte der Assassinen aus morgenländischen Quellen (1818), and is extremely scarce in commerce, auction records... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 146156

  34. The Holy Bible.
    BIBLE; English. The Holy Bible.

    London : 1857

    A standard mid-century Victorian Bible elevated by a delightful handmade covering of patterned silk; the gift inscription to the front free endpaper reads, "Edward N. J. Ridley, June 28th 1858, With Papa & Mama's love, & earnest prayers that God will bless to him the reading of His Holy Word".

    The recipient, Edward Nicholas Touchet Ridley (1849-1879),... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 146800

  35. De imitatione Christi.
    A KEMPIS, Thomas. De imitatione Christi.

    Antwerp : 1626

    An attractive copy of this Plantinian edition in Latin of Thomas A Kempis's masterpiece, The Imitation of Christ (1441), here edited by the Belgian Jesuit hagiographer Héribert Rosweyde (1569-1629). First published in 1617, the Rosweyde edition is noted, in a 1883 edition in English, as one of two "best Latin editions" (p. xxi); both were published... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146710

  36. The Book of Tobit and History of Susanna.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.) The Book of Tobit and History of Susanna.

    London : 1929

    First Flint edition, deluxe issue, number 45 of 100 copies issued with the additional suite of four colour plates, retained here in the original folder. There were also 875 copies of the trade edition and 12 copies printed on vellum and signed by the artist.

    William Russell Flint contributed to a number of early 20th century editions of the Apocrypha,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146051

  37. The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,
    WILSON, James. The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,

    Portsea : 1810

    The highly uncommon first edition of the first biography of James Wilson, captain of the Duff on her first missionary voyage to the South Seas. None of the four copies listed at auction in the last 40 years has had the attractive frontispiece.

    "Although there are several accounts of James Wilson's life, sufferings and missionary voyage, this... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 70373

  38. The Catechism, or Christian Doctrine by way of Question and Answer,
    IRISH CATECHISM. The Catechism, or Christian Doctrine by way of Question and Answer,

    Paris : 1742

    First edition of Donlevy's Irish-language Catholic Catechism, with the Irish and its English translation printed on parallel pages.

    The Irish Roman Catholic priest Andrew Donlevy (1680-1746) was resident in Paris, where the book was published, and where this copy was likely bound. "Donlevy lamented the decline of the Irish language and worked... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146966

  39. Judith.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.) Judith.

    London : 1928

    First Flint edition, deluxe issue, number 21 of 100 copies, this copy signed by the artist, though uncalled for in the limitation; there were also 875 copies of the trade edition and 11 copies printed on vellum. The book's illustrator, William Russell Flint, contributed to a number of early 20th-century editions of the Apocrypha, and has been described... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146056

  40. Bible, with prologues and the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, illuminated manuscript in Latin.
    BIBLE; Latin, Vulgate. Bible, with prologues and the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, illuminated manuscript in Latin.

    [England, doubtless Oxford : mid 13th century]

    A fine English manuscript Bible, probably written and illuminated in Oxford between c.1240 and c.1260, as suggested by the illumination, text, and layout. The palette, particularly the somewhat pale milky blue found in some of the major initials (e.g. Psalms, fol. 248v), in addition to the deep blue used for the chapter and verse initials, is characteristic... Learn More
    £97,500.00

    Stock Code: 144627

  41. The Book of Common Prayer.
    BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer.

    London : 1999

    A handsome leather bound copy. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 107166

  42. Biblia Sacra [facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible].
    GUTENBERG, Johann. Biblia Sacra [facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible].

    New York : 1961

    Number 6 of 1,000 copies, the first American facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible, in the deluxe binding of full morocco (copies were also issued in half morocco or red cloth).

    The Gutenberg Bible was the first complete book printed from moveable type, published in Mainz in 1455. This facsimile was derived from the German Insel Verlgag facsimile... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 146771

  43. Science and Health.
    EDDY, Mary Baker. Science and Health.

    Boston : 1875

    First edition of the founding text of Christian Science, an especially nice copy of a fragile volume usually found worn or restored.

    "She has proved a difficult figure to view with objectivity, and she remains among the most controversial in this volume... The essence of Mary Baker Eddy's philosophy is that the Eternal Mind is the source of all... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 146748

  44. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life.
    DURKHEIM, Emile. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life.

    London : 1915

    First edition in English of Durkheim's sociological study of religion, first published in French in 1912 as Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse, and one of his most influential and enduring works.

    "In his last great work, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, Durkheim gave his most compelling demonstration of the structuralist... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146071

  45. Réflexions sur la Question Juive.
    SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Réflexions sur la Question Juive.

    Paris : 1946

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Hommage de JP Sartre".

    Sartre's reflections on the Jewish question, written in the aftermath of the holocaust, offers an analysis of what makes a person Jewish and the nature of the anti-Semite. In Sartre's view, a person is Jewish if they are viewed as such in the eyes... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145981

  46. Memoire sur le Calendrier Arabe avant l'Islamisme
    EFFENDI, Mahmoud. Memoire sur le Calendrier Arabe avant l'Islamisme

    Brussels : 1858

    First edition thus, first printing. Le Calendrier Arabe is an extract from the Memories Couronnes et Memoires des Savants Etrangers, Vol. XXX, and is on the pre-Islamic Arab calendar and the birth and age of the prophet Muhammad. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140075

  47. 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

  48. The Apocrypha.
    HUGHES, Ted (presents). The Apocrypha.

    London, New York, Toronto : 1953

    A fascinating copy of the biblical Apocrypha, presented by Ted Hughes to one of two Hungarian poets, either Janos Pilinsky (1921-1981) or Janos Csokits (1928-2011), inscribed "To Janos 10th August 1960, from Ted" on the front free endpaper. Hughes has marked up sections of interest in "The Wisdom of Solomon" for the recipient's interest. Pilinszky,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 131034

  49. 144376
    TROLLOPE, Anthony. Clergymen of the Church of England.

    London : 1866

    First and only edition, collecting Trollope's articles on the clergy of the Church of England, originally published in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1865 and 1866. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 144376

  50. Kitab al-Muhammadiyah.
    YAZICIOGLU MEHMET. Kitab al-Muhammadiyah.

    Istanbul : 1880-81 CE

    Uncommon Istanbul imprint of this popular Turkish translation of the Magharib al-Zaman (Sunsets of Time), a devotional work on the Prophet Muhammad, written in Arabic by the Ottoman Sufi poet Yazıcıoğlu Mehmet (d. 1491; his name means "son of the scribe") and translated into Ottoman Turkish by his younger brother Ahmed Bican. Mehmet, a native of... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 122439

  51. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.
    BEWICK, Thomas (illus.); LINGARD, John. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.

    Newcastle : 1806

    First edition of the first work of John Lingard (1771-1851), Roman Catholic priest and historian, "a work which reveals him to be a moderate upholder of the Catholic cisalpine and Gallican tradition of historical scholarship. In this work he sought to oppose the errors of a generation of protestant Anglo-Saxon scholars who argued for an English church,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 121264

  52. Fust and Schöffer 48-line Bible leaf.
    BIBLE; Latin; Vulgate. Fust and Schöffer 48-line Bible leaf.

    Mainz : 1462

    A single leaf from the 48-line Bible printed at Mainz by Johann Fust and Peter Schöffer in 1462, the fourth printed Bible but the first to include information about the place of printing, the printer, and the date of publication, preceded only by the 42-line Gutenberg Bible, the 36-line Pfister Bible (Bamberg) and the 49-line Mentelin Bible (Strassburg).

    The... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 144814

  53. Muslim Home.
    JAHAN, Sultan H. H., Nawab Begum of Bhopal Muslim Home.

    Calcutta : 1916

    First edition, first impression. The work, intended as the first in a series, was written "in the style of an advice manual to a newly married couple" and "was deemed so important that it was translated into English under the title Muslim Home" (Lambert-Hurley). The translation aimed to counter imperialist concepts of the supposed subjection of women... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134317

  54. Oratio Dominica.
    POLYGLOT LORD'S PRAYER. Oratio Dominica.

    London : 1700

    A remarkable publication, presenting the Lord's Prayer in over a hundred languages and dialects, a major exercise in comparative philology, and likewise offering a significant array of type specimens from multiple European and non-European languages. Wing attributes the work to the learned printer Benjamin Motte the elder.

    Alongside the major... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 144536

  55. The Present State and Regulations of the Church of Russia.
    CONSETT, Thomas. The Present State and Regulations of the Church of Russia.

    London : 1729

    First edition, a collection of Russian documents in English translation, all serving the compiler's attempt to cement the reputation of Peter the Great (who had died four years earlier) as a great leader and reformer.

    Thomas Consett was the first Anglican priest of the "British Factory", the association of British merchants who were resident... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144543

  56. A Collection of Anthems used in the cathedral and collegiate churches of England and Ireland.
    VICTORIA, Queen of Great Britain - MARSHALL, William, ed. A Collection of Anthems used in the cathedral and collegiate churches of England and Ireland.

    Oxford and London : 1865

    A handsome copy of William Marshall's (1806-1875) compilation of devotional anthems, bound for Queen Victoria by R. Ingalton Drake, binder to Windsor Castle. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141789

  57. The Book of Common Prayer,
    BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,

    Cambridge : 1762

    Third Baskerville edition (first published in 1760), handsomely bound for Mary Stopford, Countess of Courtown (1769-1823), wife of James Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown, with her ink ownership inscription dated 25 February 1795 to binder's first blank, the Courtown armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and two manuscript leaves of prayers mounted... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144390

  58. Magnificent Qajar Qur'an in a dated Zand lacquer binding
    QUR'AN. Magnificent Qajar Qur'an in a dated Zand lacquer binding

    [Zand and Qajar Iran,]

    This Qur'an is an exquisite example of Qajar calligraphy, copied in the bold Iranian naskh most often associated with the Safavid calligrapher Ahmad al-Nayrizi. The manuscript's illumination is extensive, elaborate, and vibrant, alive with colours and gold, rich in the exuberant luxury of Qajar decorative art. Particularly noticeable is the sheer diversity... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 142205

  59. Notes on the Grammar of the Rámáyan of Tulsí Dás.
    GREAVES, Edwin. Notes on the Grammar of the Rámáyan of Tulsí Dás.

    Benares : 1895

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the head of the title page, "Mrs. Partridge, with best wishes, fr. the author"; this highly uncommon work concerns the Ramcharitmanas ("Sacred Lake of the Acts of Rama") by the Indian poet Tulsidas (1543?-1623), which "remains the most popular version of the story of the Hindu deity Rama"... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 141124

  60. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.
    DULEEP SINGH - CONYBEARE, W. J., & 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

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