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13736. Butler, Rev. Dr. Alban Butler: The Moveable Feasts, Fasts and other Annual Observances of the Catholic Church.

Dublin: by John Morris Editor of the Meditations No. 9 Fishamble street 1775. 20 by 12.5 cms. (A Posthumous Work) 523 pp. in a contemporary calf binding with a modern spine label, spine professionally relaid, rear board with a small new leather repair, internally tight with some signs of use but otherwise very good. An interesting association copy. the title page bears the inscription, "Rev. Jas O'Laverty PP MRIA Holywood." Monsignor O'Laverty 1828-1906 was born in Lecale and educated at St Malachy's College, Belfast, and at Maynooth. He was P.P. in Holywood for 30 years and between 1878-87 he wrote the five volumes of the Historical Account of Down and Connor. 125.00


15780. Collet, M.: Traitre des Dispenses en General et en Particulier, dans lequel on resout les principales difficultes qui regardent cette matiere. Volume 3.

Paris: Chez J.B. Garnier, 1753. Volume 3 only of 3. 688 pp. 17 x 10 cm. Bound in contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, decorative gilt panels and original spine label, marbled endpapers, back board a bit scuffed with pachy loss of some calf, internally bright and clean, a tight copy. Bears a contemporary bookseller's label for Jean-Bapt Collignon at Metz, and a bookplate for Le Comte de Lanet au Chateau de la Garde Giron. 30.00


974. Gregory, Olinthus.: Letters to a Friend on the Evidences, Doctrines and Duties of the Christian Religion.

London: 1841. 406pp. 14 x 9 cm. Black leather binding with gilt decoration surrounding a coronet over the monogram "DW". Aeg. Reverse of ffep inscribed "To Esther S. Smith with her Aunt Brown's kind love 1845." Slight wear to spine and boards but generally in good condition 15.00


11908. Henry, Matthew: The Communicant's Companion: or , Instructions for The Right Receiving of the Lord's Supper.

Belfast: Printed by George Berwick, North Street, for Alexander M'Donald, King Street new edition 1815. 22 by 13 cms. xv+432 pp. contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine separated by double gilt lines and gilt decorative motifs, original red spine label with gilt title. Rubbing to boards, wear to spine extremities, including loss of the top edge, a split of an inch between top of spine and front board, the binder did not have a steady hand when doing the spine title, internally tight and solid, some edge dustiness, the final page partly detatched along the gutter, without loss. Belfast printed books of this period are scarce.This is on page 46 of Anderson's Catalogue of early Belfast Printed Books, though this copy is by a different printer to that listed in Anderson, his printer is Ewart. 55.00


10844. Hill, Myrtle: The Time of the End Millenarian Beliefs in Ulster.

The Belfast Society, Ulster Historical Foundation. 2001. 58 pp. illustrated, softcovers, autographed by the author on the ffep. In very good condition, almost as new. This is No. 3 of the Natural History & Philosophical Society Publications. 15.00


12353. Hodges, James: The New Practice of Piety: containing the Necessary Duties of a Christian Life: or the Means of acquiring every Virtue, the Remedies against every Vice, and Directions to resist all Temptations:

London: printed by J.Hodges at the Looking Glass facing St Magnus Church London Bridge 1749. Adapted to the genius of the present age whereby the ignorant will be awakened, the unbelieving convicted, the vicious awakened and reclaimed, and the religious confirmed in their holy resolutions and directed to walk in the favour of God and man. (18) 472 pp. contemporary calf, six panelled spine, raised bands, no spine label, some edgewear and rubbing to boards, engraved title page, no half title, a small tear on the title page, no loss, repairable, the engraved frontispiece not present, owner's name on front and rear endpapers dated 1799. A good copy for its age. Scarce. 150.00


16789. Howe, J.: The Blessedness of the Righteous Opened, and further recommended from the consideration of The Vanity of this Mortal Life: and, The Vanity of this Mortal Life or of Man, considered only in his Present Mortal State.

London: Printed by A. Maxwel and R. Roberts for Ed. Gellibrand at the Ball in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1678. (22)+514+(10)+96 pp. 18.5 x 11.5 cm. Two works bound together in a contemporary calf binding with raised bands to the spine. The upper and lower spine extremities, along with the front board corners, have been professionally repaired with matching leather and a new burgundy and gold-blocked spine title label has been added. Both works are separately paginated and have their own title pages. The book is tight and internally unmarked. It wears its 337 years very well. John Howe was an ejected minister who became a private chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. From 1671-76 he was Chaplain to Lord Massereene at Antrim Castle. There he was a member of the Antrim Meeting, the precursor of the Presbyterian Church organisation in Ireland. The foreword to the second work in this book is dated "Antrim April 12 1671". 295.00


11506. MacLeod, Norman: Parish Papers.

London Alexander Strahan first edition 1862. viii+328 pp. In a contemporary polished calf binding, six panelled spine with small raised bands and extensive gilt decoration, gilt ruled edge borders to boards, aeg, a little edge rubbed but internally tight, bright, clean. On the front pastedown is a school prize bookplate from Coldstream Academy, July 29th 1863, presented by William Pearson. MacLeod, 1812-1872, was one of Her Majesty's Chaplains for Scotland. A noted preacher and liberal minded minister he was editor of "Good Words" from 1862 to his death. "in all his writing there is a clarity of expression and lightness of touch that made him one of the most sought after clerical writers of his day." 35.00


8496. Maurice, Frederick. editor: The Life of Frederick Denison Maurice chiefly told in his own letters.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1884. In two volumes. Vol. Ixi+552 pp. Vol. II: xii+712 pp. with frontispiece portrait, dark green boards, minor wear, some light foxing to ffep, endpapers and title page otherwise very good. The title page indicates, with portraits, but apart from the frontispiece none appear to have been bound in and their is no list of same. Maurice was an Anglican, a theologian, and a socialist. Oneof the foiunders of Christian Socialism. 45.00


18009. Niedermeyer, Gerhard: Jesus und Ich aus den Evangelien beleuchtet.

Barmen: Emil Muller's Verlag, 1909 93 + (3) pp. 16 x 10.5 cm. Decorative head and tail pieces. Matt card covers, prined black. In very good condition. 10.00


12595. Pearson, John: An Exposition of the Creed.

London: Printed by J.F. for Job. Williams and are to be sold by Richard Davis (1669).. The Third edition revised and now more enlarged. 31 by 20.5 cms. (6) 398 pp. bound in contemporary calf, blind ruling, six panelled spine with raised bands and original spine label. Title page with text in black and red lining. Engraved woodblock headpiece and a few decorated capitals. There is some very old, but minor, annotation and pen lining. The bottom 4.5 cms of the title page has been neatly cut off but at some point has had a new strip laid down to replace it. this title page has several old signatures, and some lightish staining. At some point a very fine stilletto type blade has been stabbed into the book leaving a closed tear of 1cm through the first 200 pages. There is no loss, and it does not affect readibility, it sounds much worse than it actually is. The text block is otherwise tight clean and satisfactory. There is some edge rubbing and the upper spine extremity has been restored 195.00


10011. Sherlock, Tho.: The Use and Intent of Prophecy in the Several Ages of the World in Six Discourses delivered at the Temple Church in April and May 1724.

London: Printed for John Whiston at Mr Boyle's Head in Fleet Street The Fifth Edition corrected and enlarged 1749. Published at the desire of the Masters of the Bench of the Two Honourable Societies. To which are added four Dissertations and an appendix. 20 by 13 cms. 387 pp. professionally rebound in new brown cloth boards with black and gilt spine title, gilt lining to spine, new endpapers, internally in very good condition, an old discolouration to the final 40 pages. The four dissertations are, the authority of the second epistle of St Peter, the sense of the ancients before Christ, upon the circumstances and consequences of the Fall, an appendix to the second dissertation being a farther enquiry into the Mosaick account of the Fall, the blessing of Judah, Christ's entry into Jerusalem. 60.00


11342. Sibbes, Richard: Works of Richard Sibbes Volume 7 Miscellaneous Sermons & Indices Edited by Alexander B. Grosart. .

Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1982 reprint. xi+604 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Grey cloth with gold blocked red printed spine label, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. The last of the seven volumes of the complete works. 12.00


13416. Society of Friends: The Old Banner: A Series of Essays by Members of the Society of Friends.

London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1866. A collection of fourteen essays, that had previous been published individually. iii + 331 pages - the essays are individually paginated. 18.5 x 12 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, five compartmented spine, with gilt-decorated raised bands, and original label. The essays are: WC Westlake - What is Truth?; John T Rice - The Christian Priesthood; W Pollard - Primitive Christianity Revived; Isaac Brown - Gospel Principles; Richard Westlake - Life and its Discipline; T Pumphrey - Joseph Sturge, The Christian Citizen; John T Rice - Christian Baptism; Isaac Brown - The Lord's Supper; WC Westlake - The Christian Heritage; WC Westlake - Daniel Wheeler, The Christian Missionary; W Pollard - Congregational Worship; Anna D Peet - Influences of the Holy Spirit; Isaac Brown - The Purposes of the Coming of Christ; and WC Westlake - Gospel Ministry. The last two pages of the final pamphlet are a "Conclusion", by WC Westlake. The front paste-down bears the bookplate of John Bewley Beale, 1832 - 1910. He was a Registrar with the Society, and was descended from the Beale and Bewley families of Mountmellick. 95.00


12011. Sparke, Edward: Thysiasterion Vel Scintilla Altaris Primitive Devotion in the Feasts and Fasts of the Church of England

London: Printed by J. Redmayne, Jun. for T. Basset and J. Brome and are to be sold by J. Williams at the Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard 1682. The Seventh edition revised by the author. With additions upon the Three Grand Solemnities last annexed to the Liturgy: consisting of Prose, Poems, Prayers and Scriptures. (38) 640 (5) pp. page 641 is misnumbered as 433. with 40 engravings, no frontispiece portrait. Copac lists only one copy of this edition but gives the number of preliminary pages as 40 whereas this has 38 but no evidence of any missing page. Recently professionally rebound in calf, with blind stamped and gilt edged boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and blind stamped panel centres, black and gilt spine labels, new marbled endpapers. 220.00


16842. Stackhouse, Rev. Thomas: A Defence of the Christian Religion from the Several Objections of Modern Antiscripturalists. Wherein the Literal Sense of the Prophecies Contained in the Old Testament, and the Miracles Recorded in the New, Is Explained and Vindicated.

London: Printed for Edward Symon over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1731. (30) + 509 + (3) pp. 20 x 13 cm. Decorative woodcut head and tailpieces and decorated capitals, Bound in contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, and new gold-blocked black spine label. Slight scuffing to boards, internally very tight and bright, though there are light traces of an old waterstain to the first twenty or so pages. No internal marking. The last three pages are a list of books printed for Mr Edward Symon. Overall in very good condition for its 285 years. 295.00


17487. Thomas, John, and Robert Roberts: The Book Unsealed: A Lecture on the Prophetic Periods of Daniel and John.

Birmingham: C.C. Walker, 1908. (1911). Fourth edition. 21 x 14 cm. Lecture "Delivered at a social meeting, August 17th, 1869, in explanation of three Prophetic Charts, and published from Shorthand Notes". Four coloured charts + 32 + 15 + 60 + 26 + 30 + 16 + 16 + 20 + 16 + 53 + 51 pp. A collection of 10 Christadelphian pamphlets including: "The Sabbath What the Bible teaches concerning it. Reprinted from Elpis Israel"; Robert Roberts, "Christ in the Earth Again"; "Scepticism Answered in rejoinder to S.W.'s attack on "The Trial"; "The Blood of Christ Its place in the Divine Scheme of Reconciliation or Atonement"; "The Resurrection of Christ the Foundation of Human Hope"; "The Sect Everywhere Spoken Against, or the true character and faith of the people known as Christadelphians"; "Anglo-Israelism Refuted"; "Is the Bible the Work of Inspiration?"; "The Bible defended from Unbelief"; and "The Destiny of the British Empire as revealed in the Scriptures". All pamplets published between 1901-1911. Half brown leather and cloth boards, six panelled spine with gilt raised bands, and marbled foreedges. In very good condition. Robert Roberts, 1839-1898, was the man considered to have continued and established the work of the Christadelphian monvement founded by Dr John Thomas. Roberts was editor of the Christadelphian Magazine 1864-1898. The men are buried beside one another in New York. 50.00


16800. White, Jeremiah: A Perswasive to Moderation and Forbearance in Love among the Divided Forms of Christians; and The Restoration of All Things or, a Vindication of the Goodness and Grace of God...

London: Printed for J. Woodward and sold by J. Morphew, near Stationer's Hall, 1708. xxii + (8) + 176 + xlii + 246 + (2) pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Two works by Jeremiah White bound together and published as a single volume. The first work is the first edition of 1708, whilst the second Work, "The Restoration of all Things", is the third edition, printed in London by John Denis and Son, 1779. White, 1629-1707, was onetime Chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. Bound in contemporary half leather and marbled boards. The boards are rubbed and worn, with the marbled paper seriously aged, and the spine label is largely missing. The portrait called for in the first work has not been bound in or is missing. Internally tight and unmarked. Overall in good condition. 195.00


18669. Willet, Andrew: Synopsis Papismi, that is A General View of Papistrie: Wherein the Whole Mysterie of Iniquitie, and Sum of Antichristian Doctrine is set down, which is maintained this day by the Synagogue of Rome, against the Church of Christ......

London: Printed by John Haviland and are to be sold by John Grismond, 1634. The fifth printing. (42) +1352 + (36) pp. 33 x 22 cm. with its original leather binding, although the boards are detached, but present. The Book is "Divided into five Books or Centuaries, that is, so many hundreds of Popish heresies and errours." Each book/section has a decorated title page. The Fourth Book, unlike the others, is printed by the "Asignes of Thomas Man, Paul Man and Jonah Man London 1634". As a supplement there is printed "Tetrastylon Papisme: that is the Foure Principall Pillars of Papistrie...." and "A Catalogue of Good Works done since the Times of the Gospell". With many decorative capitals, head- and tail-pieces etc. The preface, with a life of Andrew Willet (1562-1621), is by Peter Smith. Prefaces from two earlier editions are included, dedicating the work to Queen Elizabeth and to King James 1, respectively. A work of enormous theological scholarship for the time, with printed quotations in Greek and Latin. A couple of pages have a marginal tear, clean, and not affecting text, and two pages have been transposed. Pages 1053-57 have old marginal and textual annotation, there is a small worm hole in the margins of a few pages, and, towards the end, the printer has misnumbered some pages. The boards need to be re-attached but the print block is absolutely sound and tight, and the seven-panelled spine, with raised bands, is firmly attached, although three and a half panels have lost some leather. Having survived 384 years the book deserves to be professionally tidied up to carry it forward for many years to come. 450.00


12131. Wilson, Rev. William Carus: The Friendly Visitor. Published in Monthly Numbers during the year 1828, 1829, 1830.

Kirby Lonsdale Printed and sold by A. Foster. Sold in London by L.B. Seeley and sons, J. Hatchard and Son and by all booksellers in the United Kingdom. Three volumes in one. Vol X, 152 pp. Vol XI, 156 pp. Vol. XII, 156 pp. half leather and marbled boards, a little minor shelf wear, internally very clean, tight and fresh. A monthly Church of England magazine published in Kirby Lonsdale 1919-1850. "The profits will be devoted to charitable purposes." 25.00


18137. Winkle, P. van, and T.B.Baines: The Christophones, and The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Box 15344 Charlotte North Carolina: Books for Christians, nd. The Serious Christian Vol.XVI. A reprinting of these two works. 254 + (6) + viii + 325 pp. 19 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked green faux leather, and ivory coloured boards. T.e.g. Ffep removed, o/w in very good condition. Overseas shipping may require extra postage. 15.00

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