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  • NAMU DAI BOSA: TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA Limited Edition, Numbered, SIGNED with a CALLIGRAPHY Inscriptio by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano NAMU DAI BOSA: TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA Limited Edition, Numbered, SIGNED with a CALLIGRAPHY Inscriptio
    Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano

    NAMU DAI BOSA: A TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA, by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano.

    Zen Studies Society's Bhaiajaguru Series published by Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1976.

    SPECIAL LIMITED, NUMBERED and SIGNED EDITION. This is copy number 512 of only 1000 copies and has a sweeping CALLIGRAPHY SIGNATURE-INSCRIPTION by EIDO SHIMANO on the rear endpapers.

    From the Colophon page: "This book was designed by Stephen Harvard and printed at The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont...An edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies has been printed..."

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 6x9 inches. Pagination: xxix, 262 pages. Comes in a paper covered, heavy cardboard slipcase.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book,…

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    NAMU DAI BOSA: A TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA, by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano.

    Zen Studies Society's Bhaiajaguru Series published by Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1976.

    SPECIAL LIMITED, NUMBERED and SIGNED EDITION. This is copy number 512 of only 1000 copies and has a sweeping CALLIGRAPHY SIGNATURE-INSCRIPTION by EIDO SHIMANO on the rear endpapers.

    From the Colophon page: "This book was designed by Stephen Harvard and printed at The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont...An edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies has been printed..."

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 6x9 inches. Pagination: xxix, 262 pages. Comes in a paper covered, heavy cardboard slipcase.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the rear cover has a few small black smudges, clearly a result of the bold black calligraphic inscription on the rear endpapers, perhaps the calligrapher's brush or inky fingers lightly touched the rear cover at a couple spots, anyway adds a few nice "touches" to the inscription; otherwise the book is sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a FAIR slipcase that is solid and doing its job well, but has staining to the spine, a couple scrapes, ghost of a removed sticker, and some soiling.

    About NYOGEN SENZAKI (from Wikipedia):

    ******Nyogen Senzaki, b.1876 d.1958, was a Rinzai Zen monk who was one of the 20th century's leading proponents of Zen Buddhism in the United States.******

    About SOEN NAKAGAWA (from Wikipedia):

    ******Soen Nakagawa, b.1907 d.1984, was a Taiwanese born Japanese roshi and Zen Buddhist master in the Rinzai tradition. An enigmatic figure, Nakagawa had a major impact on Zen as it was practiced in the 20th century, both in Japan and abroad.******

    About EIDO SHIMANO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Eido Tai Shimano (Shimano Eido), b.1932 d.2018, was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist priest. He was the founding abbot of the New York Zendo Shobo-Ji in Manhattan and Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji monastery in the Catskill mountains of New York; he was forced to resign from that position of 40 years after revelations of a series of sexual relationships with and alleged sexual harassment of female students.****** (Not very Zen!)

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  • The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS with FINELY PRINTED PAGES reproduced from the GUTENBERG BIBLE with ILLUMINATED INITIALS by Frederick Ashley, Librarian of the Library of Congress The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS with FINELY PRINTED PAGES reproduced from the GUTENBERG BIBLE with ILLUMINATED INITIALS
    Frederick Ashley, Librarian of the Library of Congress

    The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS. Contains SEVEN FOLIO LEAVES (14 pages) of FINELY PRINTED PAGES REPRODUCED FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. The pages are printed with HANDMADE ILLUMINATED TITLE LETTERS. The Bible pages are introduced by the transcript of an address by Frederick Ashley, Chief Assistant Librarian of the Library of Congress, that was given before the Eleventh National Conference on Printing Education held in the Library of Congress; and with some b&w photographs including one of Doctor Otto Vollbehr examining his copy of the Gutenberg Bible. The caption below the photo reads: "Collector of the three thousand volumes of fifteenth-century printing purchased by the United States Government for the Library of Congress at a cost of one…

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    The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS. Contains SEVEN FOLIO LEAVES (14 pages) of FINELY PRINTED PAGES REPRODUCED FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. The pages are printed with HANDMADE ILLUMINATED TITLE LETTERS. The Bible pages are introduced by the transcript of an address by Frederick Ashley, Chief Assistant Librarian of the Library of Congress, that was given before the Eleventh National Conference on Printing Education held in the Library of Congress; and with some b&w photographs including one of Doctor Otto Vollbehr examining his copy of the Gutenberg Bible. The caption below the photo reads: "Collector of the three thousand volumes of fifteenth-century printing purchased by the United States Government for the Library of Congress at a cost of one million five hundred thousand dollars [approx. $33 million in today's money]".

    Published by the Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1932. LIMITED to only 420 copies, this being copy #73. Folio, 10.5x13 inches, 24 unnumbered pages (12 leaves). Comes with its original slipcase

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "Designed and printed by George Henry Carter...to the number of four hundred and twenty copies...impressed on handmade paper with Cloister types in two columns of forty-two lines each and illuminated with handmade initial letters similar to the Gutenberg Bible in the Library of Congress of the United States of America MCMXXXII".

    VERY GOOD condition, age toning to the covers as normal, internally lovely. A solid, very presentable copy. The original slipcase is in rather poor condition, it is missing a piece on the top edge, has clear tape repairs / reinforcement on all sides, and is soiled; nonetheless the slipcase is original with its paper title label on the spine and it continues to protect the document well.

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  • GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible by Henry Lewis Johnson GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible
    Henry Lewis Johnson

    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION…

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    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION from the Gutenberg Bible are GORGEOUS.

    Condition: NEAR FINE BOOK, light age toning to the page edges, otherwise sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The book's plates are beautiful and each is protected with a tissue guard. The separate paper folder has some toning and light soiling, the facsimile leaf it holds is bright, clean and lovely, and would look great mounted and/or framed. The original cardboard case holding both items is well-worn, with some staining, scratches, and tearing; nonetheless it is still doing its job of protecting the treasure within.

    Rare with ALL FOUR PLATES and the separate FACSIMILE OF PSALM 23 all present.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This large format and rather heavy

    book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • 1925-29 CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, N.Y.- TWO SIGNED REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES by Dayve DeWaltoff, et al 1925-29 CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, N.Y.- TWO SIGNED REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES
    Dayve DeWaltoff, et al

    MORTGAGES / LOAN DOCUMENTS for CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. Folded official documents, with signatures, documentary stamps, notary statements, etc.

    TWO DOCUMENTS:

    October 1925 Mortgage Agreement between Congregation B'nai Israel and Williamsburgh Savings Bank. This document is SIGNED by DAYVE DeWALTOFF, then President of the Congregation of B'Nai Israel, and by Simon Abels, John Ginsberg, Bernard Ginsberg, Abram Fisch, Elias Kruchkow, and Charles Goldenberg. There are a number of Documentary Stamps at the top of the front page.

    January 1929 Document assigning the mortgage of Congregation B'nai Israel real estate to Bay RIdge Savings Bank.

    Both mortgage documents are in GOOD condition, they are lightly age toned, have various handwritten marks and notes, otherwise they are solid, bright, clear,…

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    MORTGAGES / LOAN DOCUMENTS for CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. Folded official documents, with signatures, documentary stamps, notary statements, etc.

    TWO DOCUMENTS:

    October 1925 Mortgage Agreement between Congregation B'nai Israel and Williamsburgh Savings Bank. This document is SIGNED by DAYVE DeWALTOFF, then President of the Congregation of B'Nai Israel, and by Simon Abels, John Ginsberg, Bernard Ginsberg, Abram Fisch, Elias Kruchkow, and Charles Goldenberg. There are a number of Documentary Stamps at the top of the front page.

    January 1929 Document assigning the mortgage of Congregation B'nai Israel real estate to Bay RIdge Savings Bank.

    Both mortgage documents are in GOOD condition, they are lightly age toned, have various handwritten marks and notes, otherwise they are solid, bright, clear, and fully legible.

    Interesting historical documents relating to Judaism in Brooklyn in the 1920s.

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  • 1926 YIDDISH The CITIZEN A GUIDE to NATURALIZATION & the U.S. CONSTITUTION for Jewish Immigrant Yiddish Speakers by Alexander Harkavy, translator 1926 YIDDISH The CITIZEN A GUIDE to NATURALIZATION & the U.S. CONSTITUTION for Jewish Immigrant Yiddish Speakers
    Alexander Harkavy, translator

    THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - ENGLISH and YIDDISH, translated by Alexander Harkavy. To which is added: THE CITIZEN - A GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION [in YIDDISH].

    NEW YORK: HEBREW PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1926.

    The booklet contains the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and a naturalization study guide with sample questions asked in the naturalization test. The Guide to Naturalization is printed in YIDDISH, with some English. The Constitution is bi-lingual in YIDDISH and ENGLISH.

    Booklet, paper wrappers (front and rear covers detached but present), small format 4x5.5 inches (10x14 cm). IN TWO PARTS BOUND TOGETHER - Part I; The Constitution / Declaration of Independence AND Part 2: The Citizen - A Guide to Naturalization. PAGINATION: [4], 90, 64 pages.

    Complete…

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    THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - ENGLISH and YIDDISH, translated by Alexander Harkavy. To which is added: THE CITIZEN - A GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION [in YIDDISH].

    NEW YORK: HEBREW PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1926.

    The booklet contains the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and a naturalization study guide with sample questions asked in the naturalization test. The Guide to Naturalization is printed in YIDDISH, with some English. The Constitution is bi-lingual in YIDDISH and ENGLISH.

    Booklet, paper wrappers (front and rear covers detached but present), small format 4x5.5 inches (10x14 cm). IN TWO PARTS BOUND TOGETHER - Part I; The Constitution / Declaration of Independence AND Part 2: The Citizen - A Guide to Naturalization. PAGINATION: [4], 90, 64 pages.

    Complete but only FAIR condition, the front and rear wrappers are disbound and substantially chipped but are present and each is now in it's own protective plastic sleeve; internally, many of the inner pages have torn bottom corners that have been reinserted / restored with strips of clear tape; there are closed edge tears and chips here and there, some of which have been reinforced with clear tape; the paper is tender and can tear and chip rather easily (be gentle!), the page margins are age toned as normal. Despite the flaws the text pages are complete with printing that is fully legible, and the original wrappers, though disbound and chipped, are present with clear text. The wrappers are often lacking from this Yiddish naturalization guide.

    Rare booklet for Yiddish speaking Jewish immigrants wanting to become U.S. citizens in 1926, containing the U.S. Constitution and the Naturalization Guide.

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  • Jim Jones PEOPLES TEMPLE 1977 Peoples Forum Newspaper CULT Huey Newton BLACK PANTHERS by Jim Jones Jim Jones PEOPLES TEMPLE 1977 Peoples Forum Newspaper CULT Huey Newton BLACK PANTHERS
    Jim Jones

    Peoples Forum, Vol. I, No. 17, March 1, 1977. Published by Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, San Francisco, CA. First edition, broadsheet format, one folded sheet, four pages printed on newsprint. GOOD CONDITION: tender at the folds with tiny chips/wear, some edge tears/wear, and light age toning, otherwise bright and clean. Scarce.

    In April 1976, Jim Jones' Peoples Temple launched Peoples Forum. Distributed on the street by Temple volunteers and dropped on doorsteps throughout San Francisco, it served as the Temple's monthly newspaper and main source of promotion and communication. The header shows three faces of different races, civil rights related imagery Jones used to advertise his interracial religious movement.

    Jones' increasing radicalism and connection to the civil…

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    Peoples Forum, Vol. I, No. 17, March 1, 1977. Published by Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, San Francisco, CA. First edition, broadsheet format, one folded sheet, four pages printed on newsprint. GOOD CONDITION: tender at the folds with tiny chips/wear, some edge tears/wear, and light age toning, otherwise bright and clean. Scarce.

    In April 1976, Jim Jones' Peoples Temple launched Peoples Forum. Distributed on the street by Temple volunteers and dropped on doorsteps throughout San Francisco, it served as the Temple's monthly newspaper and main source of promotion and communication. The header shows three faces of different races, civil rights related imagery Jones used to advertise his interracial religious movement.

    Jones' increasing radicalism and connection to the civil rights movement became apparent with the Peoples Forum. While early issues contain articles on "subjects as diverse as killer bees, Muhammed Ali, freedom of the press, and Jones hosting a TV show," later editions are more radical, illustrating Jones' support for Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party. In late 1976 Peoples Forum covered a story about the FBI's role in the death of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. The cover photo from this March 1, 1977 edition shows Jones and Newton shaking hands. Peoples Forum exemplifies the increasing involvement Peoples Temple had in California with Black rights leaders, racial issues, and activism. Additionally, Peoples Forum denounced and exposed the rising dangers of neo Nazism in San Francisco.

    Jim Jones' Peoples Temple is notorious for the way it ended in on November 18, 1978 with more than 900 people dying in a mass murder suicide at the Peoples Temple Settlement in Jonestown, Guyana. The majority of the Jonestown massacre victims were black women.

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  • 1565 Alejo Venegas de Busto AGONY OF DEATH - WARNINGS & CONSOLATIONS WHEN APPROACHING DEATH Spanish Mysticism by Alejo Venegas de Busto 1565 Alejo Venegas de Busto AGONY OF DEATH - WARNINGS & CONSOLATIONS WHEN APPROACHING DEATH Spanish Mysticism
    Alejo Venegas de Busto

    Agonía del tránsito de la muerte con los avisos y consuelos que cerca de ella son provechosos, Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.

    (Agony of the Transition to Death with Helpful Warnings and Consolations when Approaching Death, with Brief Descriptions of Obscure Sentences and Words, by Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.)

    ALCALA DE HENARES [Spain], Andrés de Angulo, Diego de Sancta Cruz, M.D.LX.V (1565). Sixth edition.

    Hardcovers (19th century Spanish binding), 3/4 red leather (spine and corners) and red textured cloth covered boards, 5 raised spine bands, gilt titling and gilt designs to the spine, marbled endpapers, small 4o, 6x8 inches (14.5x20 cm). Pagination: ff. [8] CCXVI (i.e. [8], 216 leaves numbered in Roman numerals). Illustrated with intricate woodcut crests on…

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    Agonía del tránsito de la muerte con los avisos y consuelos que cerca de ella son provechosos, Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.

    (Agony of the Transition to Death with Helpful Warnings and Consolations when Approaching Death, with Brief Descriptions of Obscure Sentences and Words, by Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.)

    ALCALA DE HENARES [Spain], Andrés de Angulo, Diego de Sancta Cruz, M.D.LX.V (1565). Sixth edition.

    Hardcovers (19th century Spanish binding), 3/4 red leather (spine and corners) and red textured cloth covered boards, 5 raised spine bands, gilt titling and gilt designs to the spine, marbled endpapers, small 4o, 6x8 inches (14.5x20 cm). Pagination: ff. [8] CCXVI (i.e. [8], 216 leaves numbered in Roman numerals). Illustrated with intricate woodcut crests on titles.

    GOOD Condition: Covers are rubbed and have some scrapes, most noticeably on the leather corners, still the covers are solid, doing their job well, and quite attractive. Internally, the title page and the subsequent couple of leaves have a little professional conservation at top margin that affects a bit of the title page image and a couple words at the top of the following two leaves; there is the ghost of the removal of a bookplate on the front free-endpaper, the title page has some early marginalia that has been lined out and there is some relevant scholarly ink marginalia on the latter pages related to the description of obscure words in that part of the text; overall solid, tight, bright, clean and clear. A nice copy.

    COLLATED page by page with a 1565 copy in the Austrian National Library (the pages of THIS copy are much whiter and brighter).

    About MAESTRO ALEJO VENEGAS DE BUSTO (from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet):

    ******Alejo Venegas de Busto, b.Toledo 1497 or 1498, d.Toledo, 1562, was a Spanish Renaissance writer, humanist, lexicographer, and considered a Spanish mystic.

    His best known work is the AGONY OF THE TRANSITION TO DEATH... (Toledo, 1537), an ascetic, mystic work that he dedicated to Doña Ana de la Cerda, Countess of Melito, on the occasion of the death of the writer's great protector, her husband Count Diego de Mendoza. This work derives specifically from the Praeparatio ad Mortem (1534) by Erasmus. The second edition appears in Toledo in 1540, the third in Toledo, 1543, the fourth in Zaragoza, 1544, the fifth in Toledo, 1547, the sixth in Toledo, 1553 and the seventh in Alcalá, 1565. Beginning in the third edition Venegas added his Brief Declaration of the Sentences and Obscure Words. The book has continued to be reprinted and was edited in the 19th century by Eugenio de Ochoa (Paris, Beaudry, 1847) and in 2001 by Marc Zuili (Paris, L'Harmattan, 2001). Various parts of this work have appeared in numerous other publications, including works on Spanish and Christian Mysticism.******

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  • MYSTERY HERMETIC CULTS Theosophy SCARCE 1929 1ST PAGAN REGENERATION A Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco-Roman World by Harold R. Willoughby MYSTERY HERMETIC CULTS Theosophy SCARCE 1929 1ST PAGAN REGENERATION A Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco-Roman World
    Harold R. Willoughby

    PAGAN REGENERATION A Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco-Roman World by Harold R. Willoughby

    Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1929. First edition, first printing, September 1929. Hardcover, purple cloth with black printing on the cover and gilt printing on the spine, 8.25" x 5.5", 307 pages. GOOD CONDITION: ex library with the usual stamps, shelf numbers, marks, and a bookplate. Ex lib aside the covers are sunned, have shelf, corner-tip, spine-end wear, and the rear cover has an area of white off-setting probably from old white paint in the bookshelf, but remain solid and fairly bright, internally just a touch of age, and a former owner's name stamp, otherwise tight, bright and clean. A scarce…

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    PAGAN REGENERATION A Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco-Roman World by Harold R. Willoughby

    Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1929. First edition, first printing, September 1929. Hardcover, purple cloth with black printing on the cover and gilt printing on the spine, 8.25" x 5.5", 307 pages. GOOD CONDITION: ex library with the usual stamps, shelf numbers, marks, and a bookplate. Ex lib aside the covers are sunned, have shelf, corner-tip, spine-end wear, and the rear cover has an area of white off-setting probably from old white paint in the bookshelf, but remain solid and fairly bright, internally just a touch of age, and a former owner's name stamp, otherwise tight, bright and clean. A scarce 1929 first edition lacking the paper jacket.

    A central text on the Mystery Religions and Secret Cults which flourished in the archaic Greco-Roman world and greatly influenced the development of Christianity in the centuries before and after Christ. The early church developed during a time of diverse pagan religions which were assimilated into the central tenets of Christianity. These pagan superstitious magical belief systems and philosophical cults include Orphism, the adherents of which developed the Eleusinian Mystery Festivals an orgiastic worship of Dionysus, the Cult of the Great Mother Cybele, the rite of the Taurobolium, the religions of Mithras, and of Isis and Osiris, and the Hermetic writings. Knowledge of the Mystery Religions is important for any serious study of the occult.

    HAROLD RIDEOUT WILLOUGHBY (1890-1962) Author, Bible Scholar, Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, and member of the Federated Theological faculty at the University of Chicago.

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  • 1909 WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON - SUGGESTION & AUTO-SUGGESTION - First Edition MENTALISM OCCULT by William Walker Atkinson 1909 WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON - SUGGESTION & AUTO-SUGGESTION - First Edition MENTALISM OCCULT
    William Walker Atkinson

    SUGGESTION AND AUTO-SUGGESTION, by WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON. Atkinson was a noted American Mentalist, Occultist, Hypnotist, Theosophist, and Yogi. He wrote under his own name and under many pseudonyms.

    Published by The Progress Company, Chicago, 1909. First edition, with the date 1909 on the title page and copyright page, with no statement of additional printings. (The title page also has the imprint of "L. N. Fowler & Company / England", which was the book's distributor in England.)

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards, gilt titles on front cover and spine, 5.5x7.5 inches, 217 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, covers have slight edge toning, a few small light spots, and a touch of corner tip and spine end wear; overall the covers are quite nice,…

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    SUGGESTION AND AUTO-SUGGESTION, by WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON. Atkinson was a noted American Mentalist, Occultist, Hypnotist, Theosophist, and Yogi. He wrote under his own name and under many pseudonyms.

    Published by The Progress Company, Chicago, 1909. First edition, with the date 1909 on the title page and copyright page, with no statement of additional printings. (The title page also has the imprint of "L. N. Fowler & Company / England", which was the book's distributor in England.)

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards, gilt titles on front cover and spine, 5.5x7.5 inches, 217 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, covers have slight edge toning, a few small light spots, and a touch of corner tip and spine end wear; overall the covers are quite nice, solid with bright gilt; internally, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, there is a small previous owner's initials and date at the bottom gutter edge of the front free endpaper, there is an ink stamp below the Publisher's imprint at the bottom of the title page "From / The Sholar Service / Boston", likely the book's distributor; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, very presentable copy.

    Scarce 1909 first edition. I auto-suggest you buy this now.

    About WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON (from Wikipedia and other Internet sources):

    ******William Walker Atkinson, b.1862 d.1932, was a prolific and influential American Occultist, Mentalist, Publisher, Author, Swami and founder of the Yogi Publication Society. He published the New Thought magazines Suggestion, New Thought and Advanced Thought. The New Thought movement in America evolved from Mary Baker Eddy's Christian Science teachings, and embraced a wide array of teachings relating to the creative power of thought (particularly with regard to mental healing), a universalistic embrace of different religious traditions, and self-affirmative psychology. Atkinson wrote under a wide variety of pseudonyms and personas, such as Theron Q. Dumont, Theodore Sheldon, Magus Incognito, Swami Panchadasi, Swami Bhakta Vishita, and Yogi Ramacharaka. Atkinson's Ramacharaka writings helped create a new, western oriented approach to yoga which emerged from the intersection of the rise in physical culture, self-help, mental hygiene, mental powers, New Thought, Theosophy, and self-affirmations.******

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  • RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609 JEWISH MYSTIC, KABBALAH SCHOLAR, CREATOR of the GOLEM OF PRAGUE, Deluxe Illustrated Book of the Exhibition RARE by Alexandr Putik, editor and curator of the exhibition RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609 JEWISH MYSTIC, KABBALAH SCHOLAR, CREATOR of the GOLEM OF PRAGUE, Deluxe Illustrated Book of the Exhibition RARE
    Alexandr Putik, editor and curator of the exhibition

    PATH OF LIFE : RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609. Large, beautifully produced, fully illustrated CATALOGUE for the Exhibition of the same name that took place at the PRAGUE CASTLE, Czech Republic, in 2009. The exhibition was conceived by Alexandr Putik, who also edited this deluxe catalog. English edition, translated from the Czech.

    Contains numerous essays on Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel by Jewish scholars.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), 520 pages. ILLUSTRATED with hundreds of color and b&w photographs.

    Published by Jewish Museum in Prague / Academia, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009. ISBN 10: 8020017755; ISBN 13: 978-8020017758.

    FINE condition, still in much of its original shrink-wrap (some has started peeling off), a lovely…

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    PATH OF LIFE : RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609. Large, beautifully produced, fully illustrated CATALOGUE for the Exhibition of the same name that took place at the PRAGUE CASTLE, Czech Republic, in 2009. The exhibition was conceived by Alexandr Putik, who also edited this deluxe catalog. English edition, translated from the Czech.

    Contains numerous essays on Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel by Jewish scholars.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), 520 pages. ILLUSTRATED with hundreds of color and b&w photographs.

    Published by Jewish Museum in Prague / Academia, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009. ISBN 10: 8020017755; ISBN 13: 978-8020017758.

    FINE condition, still in much of its original shrink-wrap (some has started peeling off), a lovely unread copy, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Photos of the open book are from my personal copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******The 7th of September 2009 was the 400th anniversary of the death of Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known both as the Maharal and Rabbi Loew. This exquisite book was published by the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Academia Publishing House for a prestigious exhibition of the same name at Prague Castle. It features a substantial selection of the exhibited items from the museum's collections and from numerous other Czech and foreign cultural institutions. However, it is more than a mere catalogue for the exhibition, as it PROVIDES INSIGHTS into the AUTHENTIC LEGACY of the MAHARAL, WHICH FOR THE MOST PART HAS UNTIL NOW REMAINED CONCEALED.

    About Judah Loew ben Bezalel (from Wikipedia):

    ******Judah Loew ben Bezalel, b.1512-1526 d.1609, also called Rabbi Loew (aka Löw, Loewe, Löwe or Levai), widely known to scholars of Judaism as the Maharal of Prague or simply The Maharal, was an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who, for most of his life, served as the leading rabbi in the cities of Mikulov in Moravia and Prague in Bohemia.

    Within the world of Torah and Talmudic scholarship, Loew is known for his works on Jewish philosophy and Jewish mysticism and his work Gur Aryeh al HaTorah, a supercommentary on Rashi's Torah commentary. He is also the subject of a 19th century legend that he created the Golem of Prague, an animate being fashioned from clay.

    Maharal's numerous philosophical works have become cornerstones of Jewish thought. His writings tried to make the ideas of the Kabbalah (which he held to be the most deeply true of all the Torah) understandable to the average educated reader, by presenting them in a rigorously philosophical form, couched in terms accessible to the public. He felt that only the greatest of Torah scholars are able to perceive the full intent of the Kabbalistic works in their complex entirety, but much could be comprehended by the general reader if presented in a rational and philosophic form. His main kabbalistic influences appear to have been the Zohar, Sefer Yetzirah, and traditions of the Chassidei Ashkenaz.

    Miharal was in favor of scientific research, but believed the Talmudic, Midrashic, and Aggadic teachings refer to matters far beyond the sphere of natural science.

    The Maharal is the subject of the legend about the creation of a golem, a creature made out of clay to defend the Jews of the Prague Ghetto from antisemitic attacks. He is said to have used mystical powers based on esoteric knowledge of how God created Adam.

    Rabbi Loew is buried at the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague in Josefov, where his grave and tombstone can still be visited.******

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  • MARC CHAGALL - DRAWINGS FOR THE BIBLE w/ 24 ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS + 96 PLATES - HARDCOVER IN DUSTJACKET by Marc Chagall, Gaston Bachelard MARC CHAGALL - DRAWINGS FOR THE BIBLE w/ 24 ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS + 96 PLATES - HARDCOVER IN DUSTJACKET
    Marc Chagall, Gaston Bachelard

    MARC CHAGALL - DRAWINGS FOR THE BIBLE. With 24 ORIGINAL FULL-PAGE COLOR LITHOGRAPHS and 96 B&W HELIOGRAVURE PLATES. Text by Gaston Bachelard. (Translated into English by Stuart Gilbert.)

    NEW YORK: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1960. First American edition. The 24 original color lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres and the 96 b&w heliogravure plates by Draeger Freres. This book was produced as Verve 37/38 (double issue - Summer 1960).

    Hardcover Book in an Original LIthograph Dustjacket, 10.5x14 inches (27x36 cm). there are seven Introductory leaves, 24 original color lithographs, 96 b&w heliogravure reproductions, and some text pages at the rear that list the 24 lithographs and describe the 96 b&w heliographs.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers have a…

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    MARC CHAGALL - DRAWINGS FOR THE BIBLE. With 24 ORIGINAL FULL-PAGE COLOR LITHOGRAPHS and 96 B&W HELIOGRAVURE PLATES. Text by Gaston Bachelard. (Translated into English by Stuart Gilbert.)

    NEW YORK: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1960. First American edition. The 24 original color lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres and the 96 b&w heliogravure plates by Draeger Freres. This book was produced as Verve 37/38 (double issue - Summer 1960).

    Hardcover Book in an Original LIthograph Dustjacket, 10.5x14 inches (27x36 cm). there are seven Introductory leaves, 24 original color lithographs, 96 b&w heliogravure reproductions, and some text pages at the rear that list the 24 lithographs and describe the 96 b&w heliographs.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers have a few small spots and slight pushing to a couple corners but are solid, bright and clear; internally, the pages have light toning to the margins (as on every copy I have seen), lovely overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The LITHOGRAPHS are GORGEOUS. In a GOOD original lithograph dustjacket that was professionally / archivally restored; the jacket is missing a large piece from the top front area of the rear panel, a piece at the bottom of the spine, and a few other small pieces, all of which have now been integrally reinforced; there are some scrapes to the folds, and some repaired and reinforced tears; overall the jacket is solid and bright.

    A lovely copy of the book with all its incredibly beautiful lithographs by Marc Chagall, in its original (and archivally restored) dustjacket.

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  • MACABRE ARMENIAN DEVOTIONAL Sinners Tortured By Demons Horrific ETERNAL DAMNATION ENGRAVINGS Decorate This Early 19th Century ARMENIAN Christian Spirituality Book MACABRE ARMENIAN DEVOTIONAL Sinners Tortured By Demons Horrific ETERNAL DAMNATION ENGRAVINGS Decorate This Early 19th Century ARMENIAN Christian Spirituality Book

    Curious ARMENIAN devotional book illustrated with six macabre full page engravings in the style of Jesuit Priest Alexandre Perier's 1724 Disillusion of Sinners (Desengano dos Peccadores) originally printed in Rome in 1724. The six plates show grotesque imagery of sinners suffering eternal punishment in Hell, terrifying engravings of damnation and torment the religious powers used to intimidate their flock, horrifying demons and serpents brutally torturing the souls of sinners burning in the fires of Hell. Interestingly, Perier's book was banned by the Church in 1771 because wealthy slave owners were not happy they were condemned to Hell too .

    Blind tooled leather over wood boards, leather spine perished exposing burlap spine covering, sewn endbands, 3 raised spine bands, 5.25 x…

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    Curious ARMENIAN devotional book illustrated with six macabre full page engravings in the style of Jesuit Priest Alexandre Perier's 1724 Disillusion of Sinners (Desengano dos Peccadores) originally printed in Rome in 1724. The six plates show grotesque imagery of sinners suffering eternal punishment in Hell, terrifying engravings of damnation and torment the religious powers used to intimidate their flock, horrifying demons and serpents brutally torturing the souls of sinners burning in the fires of Hell. Interestingly, Perier's book was banned by the Church in 1771 because wealthy slave owners were not happy they were condemned to Hell too .

    Blind tooled leather over wood boards, leather spine perished exposing burlap spine covering, sewn endbands, 3 raised spine bands, 5.25 x 3.35", [iv] 260 pages [iv], Armenian text, printed on laid paper, illustrated with 6 unsigned engravings - 7 are called for, plates present are 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, (plate 3 partial), decorated throughout with a variety of ornaments including cherubs and birds, zoomorphic initials, and various head and tail pieces, nd, np, circa early 19th century. Imperfect: lacking title page, and 3 leaves containing pages 23/24, 75/76, 217/218; plate 3 on leaf 73/74 is mostly torn away; leather lightly rubbed, rear bottom corner-tip chipped, internally inked notations in Armenian on endpapers, some ink stains/staining here and there including on the plates, gutter cracked but stitches holding well, edgewear/edge tears, finger soiling, some old repairs, generally clean and bright. Housed in a later slipcase.

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  • MAX WEBER'S JUDAIC THEMES - Original M.A. THESIS in ART 1981 by Sheila B. Braufman MAX WEBER'S JUDAIC THEMES - Original M.A. THESIS in ART 1981
    Sheila B. Braufman

    MAX WEBER'S JUDAIC THEMES, by Sheila B. Braufman.

    Dissertation for the degree of Master of Arts at San Jose State University, San Jose, California, 1981.

    The THESIS is signed and approved by two members of the Department of Art and by a member of the University Graduate Committee.

    Softcover, velo-bound, 151 photocopied pages, pages printed on one side only.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A unique work by Sheila B. Braufman who went on to be a Curator of Jewish Exhibitions at the Magnus museum, Berkeley, California.

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  • 1657 DEVOTIONS TO BABY JESUS First Edition BOUND in VELLUM Rare French Book by Joseph Parisot 1657 DEVOTIONS TO BABY JESUS First Edition BOUND in VELLUM Rare French Book
    Joseph Parisot

    EXPLICATION DE LA DEVOTION A LA SAINTE ENFANCE DE JESUS-CHRIST NOSTRE SEIGNEUR. Divisée en Trois Parties. La Premiere Contient les Motifs & Excellence de la Devotion. La Seconde, sa Nécessité et Utilité. La Troisième, le Recueil de Ceux qui l'ont Pratiquée.... Par le Père Joseph Parisot.

    (EXPLANATION OF THE DEVOTION TO THE HOLY INFANCY OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. Divided into Three Parts. The Premiere Contains the Motives & Excellence of Devotion. The Second, its Necessity and Utility. The Third, the Collection of Those who practiced it.... By Father Joseph Parisot.)

    TOME PREMIER Qui Contient La Première et Seconde Partie. (FIRST VOLUME, containing Parts I and II). A Second Volume, containing Part III, was published subsequently. This is for…

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    EXPLICATION DE LA DEVOTION A LA SAINTE ENFANCE DE JESUS-CHRIST NOSTRE SEIGNEUR. Divisée en Trois Parties. La Premiere Contient les Motifs & Excellence de la Devotion. La Seconde, sa Nécessité et Utilité. La Troisième, le Recueil de Ceux qui l'ont Pratiquée.... Par le Père Joseph Parisot.

    (EXPLANATION OF THE DEVOTION TO THE HOLY INFANCY OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. Divided into Three Parts. The Premiere Contains the Motives & Excellence of Devotion. The Second, its Necessity and Utility. The Third, the Collection of Those who practiced it.... By Father Joseph Parisot.)

    TOME PREMIER Qui Contient La Première et Seconde Partie. (FIRST VOLUME, containing Parts I and II). A Second Volume, containing Part III, was published subsequently. This is for the First Volume, with Parts I and II, only.

    AIX (Aix-en-Provence, France): Charles David (printer to the King, the Clergy and the City). M.DC.LVII (1657).

    Collated with a copy held in the Collection Jésuite des Fontaines at the Library of Lyon, that was digitized online. (This copy is in MUCH better condition than the copy in Lyon which was heavily water-stained and browned throughout.)

    Full Vellum Covers, three raised spine bands, 6x8 inches, 2126 pages + an errata page. At the rear is added the Title-Page and the Table-of-Contents of the Second Volume (a Publisher's teaser, I suppose).

    This 1657 book is in VERY GOOD condition, the vellum covers have yellowed and have some areas of browning especially on the rear cover, the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding tight, there is a two line ink statement on the front free pastedown that I believe indicates this book came from Beaucaire, France; the inner text pages are lovely, there is some light toning to some of the early and latter pages, light shorelining to the upper part of the first 50 or so pages, a torn blank bottom margin to a prelim page (not affecting text), a thumbprint size tear to the front blank margin of a few middle pages, and a rare spot here and there; overall the inner pages are quite amazingly well-kept, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy of this rare work on why one should worship Infant Jesus.

    RARE, becoming almost impossible to find.

    Ah, the innocence of Babies, even Baby Jesus...

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  • WITCHCRAFT Supernatural OCCULT Christianity RELIGION AND THE DECLINE OF MAGIC Studies In Popular Beliefs In Sixteenth And Seventeenth-Century England 2 Volume BOX SET by Sir Keith Thomas WITCHCRAFT Supernatural OCCULT Christianity RELIGION AND THE DECLINE OF MAGIC Studies In Popular Beliefs In Sixteenth And Seventeenth-Century England 2 Volume BOX SET
    Sir Keith Thomas

    RELIGION AND THE DECLINE OF MAGIC Studies In Popular Beliefs In Sixteenth And Seventeenth-Century England by Sir Keith Thomas

    Published by the Folio Society, London, 2012. First Illustrated Edition, Two Volumes in Slipcase, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 10" x 6.5", 992 total pages, beautifully illustrated with 42 pages of color plates. FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked, as new. Shrink wrap partially removed from slipcase which has a few light shipping dings to the front edge.

    Sir Keith Thomas's magnum opus is the foundational text for the study of early modern witchcraft during the English Renaissance. A monumental historical monograph that examines the complicated relationship between the supernatural and christianity.…

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    RELIGION AND THE DECLINE OF MAGIC Studies In Popular Beliefs In Sixteenth And Seventeenth-Century England by Sir Keith Thomas

    Published by the Folio Society, London, 2012. First Illustrated Edition, Two Volumes in Slipcase, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 10" x 6.5", 992 total pages, beautifully illustrated with 42 pages of color plates. FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked, as new. Shrink wrap partially removed from slipcase which has a few light shipping dings to the front edge.

    Sir Keith Thomas's magnum opus is the foundational text for the study of early modern witchcraft during the English Renaissance. A monumental historical monograph that examines the complicated relationship between the supernatural and christianity. In the beginning of the 1500s magic pervaded society. Religious faith, prayer and prophecies were magical. Outside the church magical power reigned in the healing arts, in astrology and alchemy, in the knowledge that ghosts, fairies, omens, spirits, and the devil exist, and in the obsession with witchcraft. Nothing happened by accident. Evil had to be willed. The air was full of demons who controlled everything, easily summoned by a malevolent witch. But by the time Sir Isaac Newton dropped that gravitational apple science was ascendant and most of the witches had been burned.

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  • BUDDHIST ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS in the NARA MUSEUM Buddhism Archaeology by Edited by Yoshiharu Inokuchi BUDDHIST ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS in the NARA MUSEUM Buddhism Archaeology
    Edited by Yoshiharu Inokuchi

    BUDDHIST ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS - Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection in the Nara National Museum. Published by the Nara National Museum, Nara City, Japan, 1993. First Edition.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 7.5x10.5 inches, 156 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout with numerous b&w photographs. Text in Japanese and English.

    Artifacts are arranged in sections. including: Objects from Ancient Temple Sites; Baked Clay Stupa; Tiles with Figure Buddha; Clay Statues; Objects from Cremation Tombs; and more.

    FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket that has a hint of handling. A lovely copy.

    From the English introductory notes:

    ******This publication is a pictorial catalogue of the buddhist archaeological objects except the objects excavated from sutra mounds, in the archaeology department,…

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    BUDDHIST ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS - Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection in the Nara National Museum. Published by the Nara National Museum, Nara City, Japan, 1993. First Edition.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 7.5x10.5 inches, 156 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout with numerous b&w photographs. Text in Japanese and English.

    Artifacts are arranged in sections. including: Objects from Ancient Temple Sites; Baked Clay Stupa; Tiles with Figure Buddha; Clay Statues; Objects from Cremation Tombs; and more.

    FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket that has a hint of handling. A lovely copy.

    From the English introductory notes:

    ******This publication is a pictorial catalogue of the buddhist archaeological objects except the objects excavated from sutra mounds, in the archaeology department, stored (as of March 1993) at the Nara National Museum. These illustrations have been arranged by place of excavation in north-south order. Data mentioned are plate numbers, titles, total number, quality, shape, size (in centimeters), period, etc. Data is given in English also. (Abbreviations are as follows. H. Height, D. Diameter, L. Length, W. Width) Detailed places of excavation, inscriptions, reference literature, storage numbers, designations, etc. are mentioned in reference materials appearing in the later part of this catalogue. ? indicates items of Important Cultural Property. Photographs are by Kinji Morimura and Satokazu Yazawa (former members of the museum's staff). Edited by Yoshiharu Inokuchi.******

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  • HEBREW BIBLE PSALMS a COMMENTARY with MARGINALIA, ADDENDA and 100+ PAGES of MANUSCRIPT NOTES by an AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL SCHOLAR 1910 by Walter Robert Betteridge HEBREW BIBLE PSALMS a COMMENTARY with MARGINALIA, ADDENDA and 100+ PAGES of MANUSCRIPT NOTES by an AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL SCHOLAR 1910
    Walter Robert Betteridge

    A MANUSCRIPT COMMENTARY on the HEBREW BIBLE OLD TESTAMENT PSALMS by NOTED AMERICAN THEOLOGIAN and HEBREW SCHOLAR, WALTER ROBERT BETTERIDGE. An incomplete but extensive manuscript work that binds together an 1880 printing of the PSALMS (which have Betteridge's EXTENSIVE MARGIN NOTES ON EVERY PAGE) and OVER 100 PAGES OF MANUSCRIPT COMMENTARY. The handwritten commentary and notes were written by Betteridge ca. 1910-1916. The manuscript was likely being prepared for publication as "Commentary on Old Testament Psalms", but the work was never published because Betteridge died (1916) before it was completed. Nonetheless his wife had his "work in progress" professionally bound and then donated it to the University of Rochester Theological Seminary where her husband had been a Professor of Hebrew…

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    A MANUSCRIPT COMMENTARY on the HEBREW BIBLE OLD TESTAMENT PSALMS by NOTED AMERICAN THEOLOGIAN and HEBREW SCHOLAR, WALTER ROBERT BETTERIDGE. An incomplete but extensive manuscript work that binds together an 1880 printing of the PSALMS (which have Betteridge's EXTENSIVE MARGIN NOTES ON EVERY PAGE) and OVER 100 PAGES OF MANUSCRIPT COMMENTARY. The handwritten commentary and notes were written by Betteridge ca. 1910-1916. The manuscript was likely being prepared for publication as "Commentary on Old Testament Psalms", but the work was never published because Betteridge died (1916) before it was completed. Nonetheless his wife had his "work in progress" professionally bound and then donated it to the University of Rochester Theological Seminary where her husband had been a Professor of Hebrew in the Old Testament Department.

    This professionally bound volume contains the printed work: LIBER PSALMORUM - Textum masoreticum acuratissime expressit... notis criticis confirmavit, by S. BAER, [with] Praefatus est edendi operis adjutor, by FRANCISCUS DELITZSCH. Lipsiae: Ex officina Bernhardi Tauchnitz, 1880. 8vo, 5.5x9 inches. Pagination: [1] f., 82 pp. TOGETHER with over 100 PAGES of INTERLEAVED MANUSCRIPT COMMENTARY NOTES by Bettteridge, interleaved so that every one of the printed pages of the LIBER PSALMORUM has one or more pages of associated handwritten commentary bound-in beside it. There are also manuscript pages at both the front and rear of the book, and clippings from related texts here and there, clippings which Betteridge also annotated.

    The printed PSALMS, the 100+ pages of manuscript commentary, and the many other small slips of paper with handwritten notes, are BOUND TOGETHER in recent hardcovers, black moire silk covered boards with leather spine label titled in gilt.

    NOTE: Betteridge's handwriting is miniscule with LOTS of words crammed onto every page and is difficult to read without a magnifier, so either have eagle eyes or an illuminated magnifying lamp on standby. Of course by writing in such a small manuscript Betteridge has managed to impart an incredible amount of commentary onto the 100+ handwritten pages. In normal script it would likely be at least 200+ pages.

    PROVENANCE: Donated by Mrs. Betteridge to the Rochester Theological Seminary Library. with an institutional bookplate noting this on front pastedown. "Presented to Rochester Theological Seminary Library by MRS. BETTERIDGE / From The Library of WALTER ROBERT BETTERIDGE, D.D. 1863-1916 / On the Faculty of This Seminary in the Department Of Old Testament, 1891-1916".

    CONDITION: The recent covers are solid and lovely; internally there is a Seminary bookplate on the front pastedown, as noted above, and a library blind-stamp on the title page; the pages are age toned; all the edges have significantly browned and have varying degrees of chipping and wear, affecting only a bit of marginalia here and there; overall the printing and handwriting is clear and legible (with magnification); all pages, manuscript and printed, are tightly bound. A solid copy.

    A UNIQUE WORK that represents an American theological scholar's lifetime of studying and teaching Hebrew and the Old Testament. Deserving of close examination.

    About PROFESSOR WALTER ROBERT BETTERIDGE, D.D. (from various Internet sources):

    ******Walter Robert Betteridge, b.1863 d.1916, was an American theologian, professor, and Bible scholar. He was a Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Rochester from 1891 until his death.

    Author of "Commentary on Exodus" American Baptist Publication Society, 1914, and numerous articles including "The Accuracy of the Authorized Version of the Old Testament" 1911, and "Commentary on Deuteronomy", 1915.

    Walter Robert Betteridge is listed in Volume 8, page 184 of "Who's Who in America", published by A.N. Marquis, 1914.******

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  • 1753 BIBLE - DAS NEUE TESTAMENT Johann Albrecht Bengel VELLUM COVERS by Johann Albrecht Bengel 1753 BIBLE - DAS NEUE TESTAMENT Johann Albrecht Bengel VELLUM COVERS
    Johann Albrecht Bengel

    DAS NEUE TESTAMENT zum Wachsthum in der Gnade und der Erkaenntniß des Herrn Jesu christi, nach dem revidirten Grundtext übersetzt und mit dienlichen Anmerckungen begleitet von D. Johann Albrecht Bengel.

    (The New Testament...translated and accompanied with notes by Johann Albrecht Bengel.)

    Contemporary vellum covered boards, 6x8 inches (12x19.5 cm), 1016 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece.

    STUTTGART: Johann Benedict Metzler, 1753.

    GOOD condition: the vellum covers are age browned, have some scrapes, rubs, etc., but are still doing their job. Internally, the front joint is split but holding, a couple of the first blank leaves are loose, there are extensive relevant ink notes in a neat, tiny script on the blank front free endpapers, the inner pages are age toned,…

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    DAS NEUE TESTAMENT zum Wachsthum in der Gnade und der Erkaenntniß des Herrn Jesu christi, nach dem revidirten Grundtext übersetzt und mit dienlichen Anmerckungen begleitet von D. Johann Albrecht Bengel.

    (The New Testament...translated and accompanied with notes by Johann Albrecht Bengel.)

    Contemporary vellum covered boards, 6x8 inches (12x19.5 cm), 1016 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece.

    STUTTGART: Johann Benedict Metzler, 1753.

    GOOD condition: the vellum covers are age browned, have some scrapes, rubs, etc., but are still doing their job. Internally, the front joint is split but holding, a couple of the first blank leaves are loose, there are extensive relevant ink notes in a neat, tiny script on the blank front free endpapers, the inner pages are age toned, overall generally sound with text that is bright and clear throughout.

    About JOHANN ALBRECHT BENGEL (from Wikipedia):

    ******Johann Albrecht Bengel, b.1687 d.1752, also known as Bengelius, was a Lutheran pietist clergyman and Greek language scholar known for his edition of the Greek New Testament and his commentaries on it.******

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  • REACHES OF HEAVEN Fine Printing LIMITED EDITION #90 of 250 SIGNED & NUMBERED by I.B. Singer & Ira Moskowitz - with 24 ETCHINGS by IRA MOSKOWITZ, Each Etching Signed & Numbered by Isaac Bashevis SINGER REACHES OF HEAVEN Fine Printing LIMITED EDITION #90 of 250 SIGNED & NUMBERED by I.B. Singer & Ira Moskowitz - with 24 ETCHINGS by IRA MOSKOWITZ, Each Etching Signed & Numbered
    Isaac Bashevis SINGER

    REACHES OF HEAVEN. Text by Isaac Bashevis SINGER. Illustrated with 24 SIGNED & NUMBERED ETCHINGS by Ira MOSKOWITZ.

    NEW YORK: Landmark Press, 1980.

    This is Copy #90 of only 250 copies printed on Arches paper and SIGNED by I.B. Singer and Ira Moskowitz.

    Includes 24 ETCHINGS by Moskowitz, each SIGNED and NUMBERED.

    Hardcover portfolio case holding 47 pages of text and 24 Etchings, all loose as issued, folio 13x18.5 inches, housed in a publisher's slipcase.

    FINE TEXT and FINE ETCHINGS in a NEAR FINE PORTFOLIO CASE, held in a GOOD SLIPCASE that has some rubs and wear to the cloth at its corners and edges.

    A wonderful fine printing of REACHES OF HEAVEN. The engravings by Moskowitz are brilliant and would look great framed.

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  • 1783 REGULA EMBLEMATICA SANCTI BENEDICTI / OCCULT ESOTERIC EMBLEMS with 187 PLATES Catholic Mysticism by BONIFACII GALLNER [Bonifaz Gallner] 1783 REGULA EMBLEMATICA SANCTI BENEDICTI / OCCULT ESOTERIC EMBLEMS with 187 PLATES Catholic Mysticism
    BONIFACII GALLNER [Bonifaz Gallner]

    REGULA EMBLEMATICA SANCTI BENEDICTI. Opus Posthumum Admodum Reverendi Patris BONIFACII GALLNER [Bonifaz Gallner], Monachi Benedictini in Coenobio Mellicensi - Nunc Primum Bibliotheca ejusdem coenobii luci publicae datum A.R.S. MDCCLXXXIII.

    VINDOBONAE (Vienna): Carl Wilhelm Holle Bibliopola Universitatis, MDCCLXXXIII (1783). Latin text.

    Large Format Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with leather covered spine and corners (front cover present but detached), 4to. 9.5x14 inches (23.5x35.5 cm). Pagination: [18] Introductory pages, A1-Aaa3 (187 pages) EMBLEMATICA PLATES, [2] Index.

    ILLUSTRATED with 187 ENGRAVED PLATES of ESOTERIC CATHOLIC OCCULT EMBLEMATICA. Each engraved plate and its accompanying Latin text is printed on its own leaf (i.e. blank backsides).

    Condition: The front cover is present but detached (i.e. laid on loosely), the rear cover is almost detached and…

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    REGULA EMBLEMATICA SANCTI BENEDICTI. Opus Posthumum Admodum Reverendi Patris BONIFACII GALLNER [Bonifaz Gallner], Monachi Benedictini in Coenobio Mellicensi - Nunc Primum Bibliotheca ejusdem coenobii luci publicae datum A.R.S. MDCCLXXXIII.

    VINDOBONAE (Vienna): Carl Wilhelm Holle Bibliopola Universitatis, MDCCLXXXIII (1783). Latin text.

    Large Format Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with leather covered spine and corners (front cover present but detached), 4to. 9.5x14 inches (23.5x35.5 cm). Pagination: [18] Introductory pages, A1-Aaa3 (187 pages) EMBLEMATICA PLATES, [2] Index.

    ILLUSTRATED with 187 ENGRAVED PLATES of ESOTERIC CATHOLIC OCCULT EMBLEMATICA. Each engraved plate and its accompanying Latin text is printed on its own leaf (i.e. blank backsides).

    Condition: The front cover is present but detached (i.e. laid on loosely), the rear cover is almost detached and just holding on with its two upper binding cords; the spine covering is worn, scraped, faded and chipped, the boards are worn and chipped primarily at the corner and spine margin leather. Internally complete, the front free endpaper is chipped along the edges and corners and separating from the spine at the top five inches, the blank prelim page is also chipped along the edges; the first three introductory pages and the rear two index pages seem to have been printed on lesser paper and have toned / browned, but are still solid and completely legible, the 187 EMBLEMATICA ENGRAVED PLATES are all lovely, some light yellowing at the margins, some waviness at the bottom (likely from the plate printing process), a few with some toning, and a spot or two here and there; overall the plates are striking and gorgeous, and each suitable for framing imho. A complete copy with wonderfully esoteric plates that is more than suitable for rebinding / rebacking.

    This 1783 edition is very scarce.

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