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(CATHOLIC CHURCH.) Missale Romanum.
Tours : 1869 & 1875A handsomely-bound 19th-century Roman Missal, printed in Tours. It is bound with a copy of the Missal specific to the archdiocese of Tours, which was produced under the supervision of Charles Théodore Colet (1806-1883), who became Archbishop of Tours in 1874.
Three tipped-in pages from a 1936 Roman Missal, also printed in Tours, indicate that... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124054
(MOON, William.) Wide Line Reader. Prayers and Promises.
London : [c.1920s]An appealing example of a book employing William Moon's system of type, in which the letters of the alphabet are reduced to their simplest unique elements and then embossed on paper for touch-reading. Moon had contracted smallpox at the age of 4 and lost the sight in one eye, retaining some vestigial vision in the other. In 1840, aged 22, despite several... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 130011
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
(PSALMS.) BUCHANAN, George. Psalmorum Davidis paraphrasis poëtica Georgii Buchanani Scoti:
Herbornæ Nassov : 1608First Corvinus edition of Buchanan's metrical Latin version of the Psalms. The humanist scholar George Buchanan (1506-1582) translated the psalms into Latin verse while imprisoned for heresy in Portugal. "The best-known work associated with his period of detention was his Latin version of the Psalms which he may have planned earlier as it was a genre... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 120574
CABONI, Maria Petronilla. De Jure Christi Domini ad regnum temporale Judaeorum
Ascoli : 1776Rare second edition, with some additions. Maria Petronilla Caboni (b. 1749), a nun of the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception at Ascoli, first published this Latin dissertation on "The Right of the Lord Jesus over the Temporal Kingdom of the Jews" in 1774. The "contemporary notice of this suggests that the dissertation was written as an exercise... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141857
PARKINSON, Yehya-en-Nasr. Muslim Chivalry.
Rangoon : 1909First and only edition, extremely uncommon: Library Hub cites BL only among British and Irish institutional libraries, WorldCat adds Northwestern, Chicago and Cleveland Public Libraries. John Yehya-en-Nasr Parkinson (1874-1918) was a Scottish Muslim poet, essayist and critic. "Born John Parkinson, he adopted the name Yehya-en-Nasr after privately converting... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118377
REELAND, Adriaan. La Religion des Mahometans,
The Hague : 1721First edition in French, first published in Latin in 1705, an English edition was published in 1712, and a German in 1715. "Edited by David Durand this important work by the Dutch orientalist Reeland sets out to correct misconceptions in the popular about Islam, and to bring a better understanding of it. The work was based on Reeland's own collection... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126891
PYE, Ernest (ed.) Charlotte R. Willard of Merzifon.
New York : 1933First edition, first printing. Charlotte Willard (1860-1930) served as a missionary teacher in the Congregational College for Armenian Girls in Turkey from 1895 to 1929. The present work gathers multiple accounts of her life into a single narrative, with a focus on the tumultuous years of the war and the Armenian genocide. In 1915, an order for the... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 126436
O'CALLAGHAN, Jeremiah. Usury or, Lending at Interest.
London : 1828First edition under this title, one of several treatises against the practices of usury and simony by the Reverend Jeremiah O'Callaghan. O'Callaghan (1780-1861) was an Irish Catholic priest who is best known for his campaigns against usury in Ireland and in Burlington, Vermont. As the author himself describes in this work, he was suspended by Bishop... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 124081
NEWMAN, John Henry. Apologia Pro Vita Sua.
London : 1864First edition, in the original parts (including Appendix). Roused by a clumsy attack on him by the Rev. Charles Kingsley, author of The Water-Babies, Newman now decided "to write an apologia for his conversion, which would finally convince the protestant public that he had not been an agent for popery as a Tractarian and that his submission to Rome... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 128464
MARSILIUS OF PADUA. Opus insigne sui titulum fecit autor Defensorum Pacis,
Basel : 1522First edition of the Defensor pacis, a major work of political theory, establishing the supremacy of the state over the Church, and thereby laying the foundations of modern popular sovereignty.
Marsilius of Padua became rector of the University of Paris in 1313, where he met one of the leading Averroists of the day, John of Jandun, with whom... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 141815
(CONSTANTINOPLE.) Letters Historical and Critical, from a Gentleman in Constantinople To his Friend in London.
London : 1735First edition. The anonymous author was a member of the retinue of George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoul, who served as British ambassador to Constantinople from 1729 to 1737. His account of the city, people, religion and rulers of Constantinople was written not long after he arrived, and was sent in two letters to Britain in 1730. Despite being impressed... Learn More£3,650.00
Stock Code: 117450
SUZUKI, Diasetz Teitaro. Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism.
London : 1907First 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
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
DICKENS, Charles. Sunday Under Three Heads.
London : 1836First 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
PRIDEAUX, Humphrey. La Vie de Mahomet,
Amsterdam : 1698First French edition, translated from the English by Daniel de Larroque, following the London edition of 1697. "Prideaux 1648-1724 lamented how many Deists had charged Christianity with imposture, and he meant to hold up Islam as an actual fraud against which Christianity's legitimacy would become more apparent. Knowing that some might accuse him of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 129216
POLYGLOT LORD'S PRAYER. Oratio Dominica.
London : 1700A 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
RODRIGUES GIRÃO, João. Litterae iaponicae annorum M.DC.IX et X. ad R. admodum piae mem. P. Claudium Aquavivam generalem praepositum Societatis Iesu A.R.P. Provinciali eiusdem in Iapone Societ. missae.
Antwerp : 1615Second Latin edition of this relation concerning the Jesuit mission to Japan during the years 1609 and 1610, the first Italian edition was published by Bartolomeo Zanetti in Rome, 1615, and the first Latin edition, translated by Halloix, appeared in Douai, 1615. The report was addressed to the Superior General of the order, Claudio Acquaviva (1543-1615)... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 87948
BASKERVILLE, John (type). [New Testament, in Greek.]
Oxford : 1763First 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
QUR'AN; Arabic & Latin; MARRICCI, Ludovico (ed.) Alcorani textus universus.
Padua : 1698First 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
MISSAL; Venice printed. Missale Romanum.
Venice : 1725A striking eighteenth-century Roman Missal, attractively printed in Venice and apparently bound in Brescia in the year of publication: a note on p. lxxxiii reads "Brixiae-Conglutinator est Ioseph Goltius in Via Pallade iuxta Xenodochium Mercaturae. Die 13. Decembris 1725" (The Brescian binder is Joseph Goltius on the Via Pallade, next to the marketplace... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 112562
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever.
Birmingham : 1787First 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
PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore. Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.
Ramsgate, Kent : 1841A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln's Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic chapel in London and restored... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 46369
SOUBHY, Saleh. Pèlerinage à la Mecque et à la Médine.
Cairo : 1894First 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
YAZICIOGLU MEHMET. Kitab al-Muhammadiyah.
Istanbul : 1880-1 CEUncommon 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
SATCHIDANANDA, Swami. Integral Yoga Hatha.
New York : 1971First 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
KAZAKHSTAN. Chasovnik - Kazakh Old Believer Book of Hours.
Uralsk [Oral], Kazakhstan : 1907First edition, uncommon, no copy traced on WorldCat. A superb example in the elaborate provincial publisher's binding. Following the enactment of Nicholas II's ukase On Tolerance Development in 1905, which lightened strictures on the observances of the Old Believers, Uralsk merchant Andrey Vasillievich Simakov established the first publishing house... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 124800
COULANGES, Fustel de. La Cité antique.
Paris : 1864First edition of the author's best known work, published at a time of renewed interest in religious history. "Its fundamental idea is that the beliefs of man are the determinants, and even the creators, of his institutions. In the preface to La Cité antique Coulanges wrote: 'The past never completely dies for men. Man may forget it, but he keeps it... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 114886