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19211. Bengel, John Albert: New Testament Word Studies

Grand Rapids Michigan: Kregal Publications,1971. In Two Vols. Vol. 1 Matthew .- Acts, 925 pp. Vol. 2, 980 pp. Ffep removed from each volume. Gold blocked green boards, in vg, price clipped, dustwrappers. No markings or annotations internally. These are heavy books weighing unpacked 2.5 kilos. Overseas shipping will require extra postage. 40.00


18351. Blunt, Rev. J. J.: Undesigned Coincidences in the writings both of The Old and New Testanment, an argument of their veracity:

London: John Murray sixth edition 1859. with an appendix, containing undesigned coincidences between the Gospels and Acts, and Josephus. vii + 365 pp. 19 x 13 cm. In a modern plain blue boards binding. The top corner has been removed from the front free endpaper, otherwise in good condition. 45.00


8482. Carter, George: Classical and Scriptural Atlas

London: Relfe Brothers, Ltd., c1905. Fourth edition. i + 16 + 2 pp. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. The final two pages is the publisher's catalogue, continued on the back pastedown. Black-blocked brown cloth. Contents very clean. Damp stain to front board. 10.00


15438. Conder, Claude Reignier: Judas Maccabaeus and the Jewish War of Independence.

London and Belfast: Marcus Ward & Co. 1879. 218 + vi pp. 18 x 13 cm. Map. Appendix. Index. Publisher's Catalogue. Terracotta-blocked patterned black boards. No dw. In good condition. 15.00


3697. Disney, Rev. Brabazon: A Companion to the Psalms of David.

Dublin, Ann Watson second edition 1820. 17.5 by 11 cms. vi+448 pp. contemporary full calf, wear to top and bottom of spine.Disney was Vicar of Syddan in the Diocese of Meath 35.00


6543. Finlay, FD: Abstract of the History of the Bible, in Question and Answer.

Belfast: Printed and sold by F.D. Finlay, 1 Corn-Market, 1821. 17.5 by 11 cms. 36+4 pp. A Belfast printed pamphlet, recased professionally in new burgundy boards. This is a catechism type publication almost certainly Presbyterian. Bound at the end is a four page pamphlet published by Kelso in Joy's entry which is a comment on O'Connell's remarks about hereditary bondsmen, and an appeal to study the Bible and stand up for rights, again Presbyterian but interestingly with an Irish language quotation. Interesting snapshots of local history. 35.00


18780. Grabbe, Lester L. and Robert D. Haak, editors: "Every City Shall be Forsaken" Urbanism and Prophecy in Ancient Israel and the Near East.

Sheffield Academic Press, 2001. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 330. 226 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, in a very good dustwrapper. In very good condition, almost as new. Urbanism in ancient society has now become an important topic for both classical and ancient Near Eastern scholars. Equally the question of prophecy as social institution and literary corpus has been problematized increasingly. The essays in this volume bring together these crucial aspects of biblical research, the scope ranging from methodological issues about sociology and urbanism to Assyrian prophecies and specific biblical texts. An introductory chapter surveys recent anthropological study on urbanism, summarizes the essays, and places the different contributions in context. 45.00


19209. Green, Jay P, General Editor and Translator.: The Interlinear Hebrew-Aramaic Old Testament. With Strong's Concordance Numbers above each word.

Peabody Mass. Hendrickson Publishers, 1985. Three volumes covering the Old Testament: Vol. 1, Gen.- Ruth, vi + 708 pp; Vol. 2, 1 Sam.- Ps.55, xv + 709-1436 pp; Vol. 3, xv + 1437 - 2186 pp. Blue boards with gilt blocked faux-leather spines. A handsome production, in very good condition. No markings or annotation. Please note that these 3 volumes weigh 3.7 kilos, and overseas shipping will require extra postage charges. A fourth matching volume was published to cover the Greek New Testament, but we do not have this. 90.00


13133. Jamieson, John: The Use of Sacred History; especially as illustrating and confirming the great doctrines of Revelation to which are prefixed two dissertations.

Edinburgh: A.Neill and Co 1802. Volume 1 only out of two vols. viii+464 pp. professionally rebound in cloth with new endpapers, gilt spine titling and lining and a new black and gilt spine label. In very good condition. The two dissertations are, first on the authenticity of the history contained in the Pentateuch, and in the book of Josua; the second proving that the books ascribed to Moses were actually written by him, and that he wrote them by divine inspiration. Jamieson, 1759-1838 was a Scottish Minister, lexicographer, philologist and antiquary. He was best known for his magisterial Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language. 45.00


19204. Makintosh, C. H.: Notes on the Pentateuch Genesis to Deuteronomy.

New Jersey: Loizeaux Brothers, 1972. 928 pp. 24 x 17 cm. A study by a noted Brethren writer. Gold -blocked brown / orange boards. The ffep is corner clipped, otherwise in very good condition, in a good, very slightly worn, dustwrapper. This is a large heavy book, unpackaged weight 1,300g, and overseas shipping will require extra postage.charges. 15.00


19644. McCaw, William: Truth Frae 'Mang The Heather or Is the Bible True?

London: S. W. Partridge third edition 1863. 18.5 x 13 cm. xiii+92+32 pp. fronispiece portrait and other vignettes, gilt stamped embossed blue boards, written inscription on the ffep, in very good fresh condition. The final 32 pages are advertising pages for the publisher's illustrated books for presents and distribution. These are beautifully illustrated with oval framed monochrome vignettes. "The Mother's Picture Alphabet"," Good Servants, Good Wives and Happy Homes"."Band of Hope Review", "Confessions of a Decanter", etc, etc. 15.00


19717. N.A. ( Sophia Goodrich Ashton?): The Mothers of the Bible or, Maternal Characters emplified from the Sacred Scriptures.

London: Religious Tract Society n.d. (1855?) 12 x 8 cm. 234 pp. gilt blocked black leather spine and marbled boards, in good condition. Covers, Eve, Hagar, Rebekah, The Widows, The Schunammite, Elizabeth and Mary. Authorship is uncertail but we think it is probably S.G. Ashton but welcome confirmation or otherwise. 15.00


18341. Newton, Benjamin Wills: Classified List and General Index of The Works of the late Benjamin Wills Newton.

Aylesbury: Hunt, Barnard & Co., (1910). 61 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards, The ffep is missing, otherwise in very good condition. This is very scarce. Copac lists only one copy, in the British Library. 75.00


18342. Newton, Benjamin Wills: European Prospects (A.D.1863.)

Worthing: E.J. Burnett, 1924. 53 + (1) pp. 18 x 12 cm. Gold-blocked maroon boards. An old price in ink on the title page. At some point there has been extensive light underlining. This is removed but leaves very faint traces, otherwise in very good condition. First appearing as an article in Occasional Papers in 1863, it was printed as a tract in 1910, and again in 1924. Copac lists only 2 copies in the British Library and 2 in Manchester University Library. Three of these are the earlier 1910 edition, and only one is this 1924 printing. We therefore consider this to be a very scarce item. 45.00


18354. Newton, Benjamin Wills: The Doctrine of Scripture respecting Baptism briefly considered.

London: Lucas Collins, 1907. Second edition. 19 x 13 cm. 150 + (1) pp. Gold-blocked bevelled green boards. Neat signature on ffep, o/w in very good condition. 15.00


12328. Parley, Peter ( pseud. for Goodrich, Samuel Grisewold ): Peter Parley's Tales about The Bible to which is added, the Story of Joseph and his Brethren.

London: Printed for T. Allman 42 Holborn Hill. n.d. c.1845 12.5 by 10.5 cms. 184 pp. frontispiece and vignette on the title page. Inscription on ffep,"Eliza Ellis Bird Xmas 1845". Brown boards with new spine professionally laid with new black and gilt spine label. Minor age wear otherwise in good condition. 32 chapters on Biblical history aimed at children. We have been unable to turn up any copies of this specific title on Copac. Goodrich was an American author and politician. The Peter Parley stories ran from 1827-57 covering some 170 vols. of which all but a few were written by him. 95.00


4481. Peel, Malcolm Lee: The Epistle to Rheginos A Valentinian Letter on the Resurrection.

London, SCM Press 1969. xv+ 208 pp, very good in a dustwrapper. Introduction, translation, analysis and exposition of this Gnostic document from Nag Hammadi. A valuable study of the development of Christian doctrine in the early centuries. 12.00


6120. Pfeiffer, Madame Ida: Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy, translated from the German by H.W. Dulcken. with eight tinted engravings.

London: Ingram Cooke, and Co., 1852. xv + 336 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Eight tinted engravings which comprise seven full-page engravings, including the frontispiece, and a pictorial vignette title page. Blind-stamped dark-green boards bearing the title National Illustrated Library, and national flowers, with the national heraldic shields. Spine title with the national flowers, roses, shamrock, and thistles, all gilt. The first English edition, and a standard work for many years. The condition is extremely good, bright and fresh. Engravings are clean, bright and fresh, showing Jerusalem, Nazareth, Scutari, the Dead Sea, Carmel, Lebanon, Balbeck, and Suez. Owner's name covered on title page. A handsome book. Madame Pfeiffer made the journey alone in 1842, one of those amazing women travellers of the nineteenth century. 92.50


15356. Pinnock, Rev. W. H.: An Analysis of New Testament History... with questions for examination for the use of divinity students.

Cambridge: J. Hall & Son, 1869. Twelth edition. 353 + 12 pp. 14.5 x 10 cm. Embossed black boards. Spine and corners professionally restored. In good condition. 20.00


12636. Robinson, Edward: A Harmony of The Four Gospels in the Authorised Version. Following The Harmony of the Gospels in Greek.

London: The Religious Tract Society, c1840. xii+203 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Coloured folding maps of Palestine and Jerusalem. Blind embossed boards. Ffep professionally repaired. Bookseller's label "Sold by Willm. McComb Bookseller & Stationer 1 High Street Belfast " and an inscription "This book belonged to the celebrated Dr. Henry Cooke of May Street Presbyterian Church & the Presbyterian College Belfast." The title page bears the signature "H. Cooke", in pencil, in an elderly hand. Fresh spine label. An interesting association copy. The first American edition seems to have been issued in 1845, and we would put this about 1840-45. Copac has no date for it. Some very minor underlining, o/w a lovely tight fresh copy. 95.00


15946. Rodgers, William: Notes on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians.

Lurgan: Printed by James Stewart, High Street, c1948. 72 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked dark-green boards. Neat author dedication on front pastedown, o/w In good condition. 10.00


15944. Rodgers, William: Notes on the Pastoral Epistles

Lurgan: Printed by James Stewart, High Street, c1948. 77 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked dark green boards. Former owner's name on front pastedown, o/w in good condition, 10.00


15383. Rogers, E. W.: Thoughts on the First Epistle of John.

London: Pickering & Inglis Ltd, 1962. First edition. 77 pp. 18 x 11 cm. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, in very good condition. 15.00


12327. Stackhouse, Rev. Thomas: A New History of The Holy Bible from the beginning of the World to the establishment of Christianity.

Dublin: Printed for Edward and John Exshaw at The Bible on Cork Hill 1748. Volume III only out of six vols. 521 pp. bound in contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, original label gone, slight scuffing to boards with a small loss of leather on the bottom rear board, internally very tight and bright, no marking, overall in very good condition for its 260 odd years. This volume covers from the death of Korah to the Israelites entrance into Canaan. 75.00


12010. Symon, Patrick Lord Bishop of Ely.: A Commentary Upon the Two Books of Samuel.

London: Printed for Ri. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard 1703. 21 by 17 cms. 616 pp. contemporary calf with some blind stamped tooling to front and rear boards. these have been professionally restored to a new calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt ruling and gilt floral devices, new spine title and gilt date to spine lower extremity, internally, very tight and clean, there is old ink annotation to the rear endpapers but nowhere else. A restored but attractive copy. The author was famous for his commentaries on the Old Testament. Scarce. 150.00


19719. The Religious Tract Society.: A Threefold Cord, or, a Precept, Promise, and Prayer, from the Holy Scriptures for every day in the year.

London: The Religious Tract Society, n.d. (1833). 7 x 6 cm. No pagination. Black leather binding. A leather tongue has the gilt titling, and tucks into a holder on the rear board. A.e.g. Bears a dated inscription on the ffep, "to dear Mrs Salmond with the blessing of the minister of Iver Jany. 1 1834. E.W." In lovely condition. A nice survival from 187 years ago. It is fascinating to consider how many hands have sought comfort from these pages in all that time. 20.00


12015. Trimmer, Sarah Kirby: A Description of a Series of Prints taken from the New Testament designed as Ornaments for those Apartments in which Children receive the Rudiments of their Education.

London Printed and Sold by John Marshall n.d. 1796. 10 by 9 cms. 239 pp.+lxiv plates. Two vols bound as one. Professionally rebound in cloth with black and gilt spine title. The first vol has lost the title page and first 24 pages. The plates vol. with its separate title page is complete. Plates dated 1790. The first vol. is a description of these delightful engravings illustrating New Testament history. We have full descriptions of plates 9-64. The British library date this edition to 1796. It was reprinted several times in the early nineteenth century. There is some very old light pencil annotation in the margins of most plates giving them their title. A defective copy showing some wear but a scarce educational book from the end of the eighteenth century. 30.00


11941. Whiston, William: The Works of Flavius Josephus.

Edinburgh: Peter Brown and Thomas Nelson 1830. To which are added three dissertations concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just, God's Command to Abraham &c with an index to the whole. Complete in One Volume. Translated by William Whiston. 854+23 pp. half leather, and marbled boards, marbled foreedges, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lines and blind stamping, some rubbing and wear to boards, wormhole trail running through the bottom margin of some index pages, otherwise tight, clean, in good condition. 45.00


7068. Whiston, William. translator: The Works of Flavius Josephus in Three Volumes to which are added Three Dissertations, concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just, God's command to Abraham, etc.

Oxford: D. A. Talboys for Thomas Tegg 1839. Three volumes, Vol I: 601 pp. frontispiece portrait, folding map, Vol II: 542 pp. Vol III: 665 pp. Contemporary polished calf binding, six panelled spine with slightly raised bands, original labels, extensive gilt tooling, including board edges, marbled endpapers and foreedges, Front paste downs have the bookplate, with crest of Walpole Spencer, and vol I has an inscription "Isabella Walpole given to her by a very affectionate & happy husband on the 10th Dec. 1840". Spines had some minor loss at top and bottom of vol II but all have been professionally restored presenting a handsome set. Minor foxing to a few endpapers otherwise tight, bright clean copies, a few pencil annotations generally to endpapers, otherwise very good. From the library of Spencer Horatio Walpole 1807-98, three times Home Secretary under the 14th Earl of Derby. He married Isabella Perceval in 1835. Their first son was the noted historian Spencer Walpole 1839-1907. 165.00

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