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As you peruse the January New Arrivals, you might notice some interesting volumes. Here are a few rare books we recently acquired:

Drummond, William.  __Review of the Governments of Sparta and Athens__.  London: W. Bulmer & Co..  1794.  Library buckram.  282pp.  Ex-library, rebound in brown buckram. Foxing.  $352  [426239]

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Smith, Joseph.  __Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mornon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Third European Edition. Stereotyped.__.  Liverpool: F.D. Richards; London: Sold at the L.D. Saints’ Book Depot.  1852.  Full leather.  563pp.  Third European Edition, and the first printed anywhere with numbered paragraphs. Not first state, no colophon present on page 563. Ex-library. Full tooled leather, dark green, spine re-backed. Boards rubbed. Foxing. 12mo.  $1200  [426104]

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Hopkins, D.C..  __True Cause of All Contention, Strife, and Civil War in Christian Communities__.  New York: M.W. Dodd.  1862.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  272pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine. Foxing. Cloth edge-worn at spine.  $127  [426103]

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.  __New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Translated out of the Latin Vulgate, Diligently Compared with the Original Greek, and First Published by the English College of Rheims, Anno 1582. With the Original Preface, Arguments and Tables, Marginal Notes, and Annotations. To Which Are Now Added, An Introductory Essay; and a Complete Topical and Textual Index.__.  New York: Jonathan Leavitt; Boston: Crocker and Brewster.  1834.  Full leather.  458pp.  8vo. Contents: Title, i; verso, Certificate of Copyright, dated 1833, John H. Turney’s Stereotype; Notice, Recoomendations and Certificate, pp. iii, iv; Introductory Address to Protestants, pp. 5-8; Preface, pp. 9-23; Intro. Remarks, pp. 24-26; Text: Matt. to Apocalypse, pp. 27-438; Appendix, 1 p.; Explication of Certain Words, 1 p.; Index, pp. 441-458. This edition accompanied by a certificate (p. iv) in these words: “We have compared this New-York edition of the Romish Testament and Annotations with the first publication of that volume, which was issued at Rheims in 1582; and after examination, we do hereby certify, that the present reprint is an exact and faithful copy of the original work, without abridgement or addition, except that the Latin of a few phrases which were translated by the annotators, and some unimportant expletive words were undesignedly omitted. The orthography also has been modernized.” Full leather, edge-worn. Foxing. Note: See Herbert #1803.  $500  [426105]

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.  __Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis Sicti V. Pont. Max. Kussu Recognita Atque Edita__.  Antverpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana.  1664.  Full leather.  1055pp.  Ex-library. Full leather, edge-worn, cracked & peeling at spine. Closures/clasps removed. Foxing. Quarto.  $127  [423998]

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Fellows, Charles.  __Journal Written During an Excursion in Asia Minor . . . 1838__.  London: John Murray.  1839.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  347pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine, cracked hinges. Cloth damp-stained. Corners bumped. Foxing. First edition, in original green cloth with gilt. All plates intact.  $500  [426108]
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Falkener, Edward.  __Ephesus, and the Temple of Diana (First edition)__.  London: Day & Son.  1862.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  346pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine, some collations starting to come loose. Cloth torn at head of spine. 25 plates: 4 double-page, 2 plates on one leaf, fold-out map in back pocket torn along folds. One single-page plate loose but present. Several illustrations. Gilt edges. Foxing.  $300  [426106]
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Thomson, Charles.  __Synopsis of the Four Evangelists: Or, A Regular History of the Conception, Birth, Doctrine, Miracles, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ, in the Words of the Evangelists__.  Philadelphia: Published for the Author, Wm. McCulloch, Printer.  1815.  Full leather.  200, 50pp.  Full leather, edge-worn. Front board nearly detached. A few first leaves starting to come loose. Foxing. Newspaper clipping pasted inside front cover. Association: Inscribed by author to George Bourne. Charles Thomson was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the Secretary of the Continental Congress (1774-1789) throughout its existence. George Bourne (1780-1845) was a 19th-century American abolitionist and editor credited as the first public proclaimer of ‘immediate emancipation without compensation’ of American slaves.  $2500  [426237]
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Happy New Year!

Here are the new catalogs for January:

New Arrivals January 2014

Church History

History

As always, orders of $20.00 or more are eligible for a 10% discount. Call or email us today!

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