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Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue Between Literature and Christian Doctrine by Paul S. Fiddes (£128.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333491424]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Writers of novels, plays and poems use their imagination with an evident freedom; by contrast, makers of Christian doctrine seem to impose limits, reducing the open-ended meaning of images to exact concepts and summing up the loose ends of stories in one unified Story. But the author of this study sets out to show how images and stories in literature can actually help the theologian to make doctrinal statements, while at the same time careful theological thinking can assist the critical reading of literary texts. Such a dialogue is worked out in studies of the poetry of William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Iris Murdoch and William Golding. Here the tension between the freedom of imagination and the limits of doctrine is seen to be only a part of more far-reaching tensions of freedom in human life, which account for a sense of ‘fallenness’ and which a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine can do much to illuminate. In all this, the relationship between imagination and revelation is never far from the centre of discussion.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: english literature history and criticism religion england christian doctrine bible christianity theology religious aspects special subjects viewpoints great britain paul fiddes first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
Irish History from Contemporary Sources (1509-1610) by Constantia Maxwell (£68.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1923Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine, darkened at the extremities. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Endpapers browned. Text bright and tight.Description: From the author’s introduction: “This book is intended primarily for students and teachers of Irish History, to whom it is hoped the extracts given will be of service, whatever generalisations they may base upon them. Most of the selections have been made to illustrate English rule, and are largely, though not by any means entirely, drawn from English sources and official State Papers. It should be borne in mind that almost all writers of the period were animated by a certain amount of religious and political bias.”Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". 400 pages. Tags: irish history irish nationalism social life vatican archives catholic record society british museum kildare desmond silken thomas lord leonard grey macwilliam burke con o’neill ulster munster settlers countv down irish buildings waterford gild
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Savonarola: A Tragedy [In Verse] by Alfred Austin (£68.00)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1891Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with mottling to both boards. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Heavy tanning to first and last blanks facing the pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1881] A play based on the activities of Girolamo Savonarola. Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar and an influential contributor to the politics of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498. He was known for his book burning, destruction of what he considered immoral art, and his perception of what he thought the Renaissance — which began in his Florence and was at its beginning — ought to become. He vehemently preached against the moral corruption of much of the clergy at the time, and his main opponent was Rodrigo Borgia, who was Pope Alexander VI from 1492, through Savonarola's death, to 1498.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". [IX] 306 pages. Tags: adherents and austere aversion built careggi enthusiasm followers government held luigi marcuccio medicean medici oligarchs people pious political pulci religious roysterers salviati savonarola supremacy teaching the villa whimperers who
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History of Jewish Philosophy by Edited by Daniel H. Frank & Oliver Leaman (£54.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0415080649]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Volume 2 in the series.

From the cover: “Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right, but the History of Jewish Philosophy explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from philosophical interpretations of the Bible right up to contemporary Jewish feminist and postmodernist thought. The links between Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context are stressed, building up a comprehensive and historically sensitive view of Jewish philosophy and its place in the development of philosophy as a whole.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Routledge History of World Philosophies series. [XII] 934 pages. Tags: leaman 0415080649 routledge history world philosophies 9780415080644 jewish philosophy judaism western oriental indian eastern surveys religious religion theology
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The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by ANON. (£53.00)Publisher: George E. Eyre & William Spottiswoode — 1844Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards rubbed and marked, fraying at the top corners, lower board warped. Top corners of last few gathers curled. bep torn. Binding is reasonably tight, text bright and clean.Description: Black cloth with gilt, now faded, titling to spine. This edition translated out of the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesty's special command, appointed to be read in churches. Size: Pica Small 4toTags: pseudepigraphy thessalonians non-canonical introductions thessalonica christianity phillippians developments thessalonian relationship composition philippians attestation dislocation historicity theological corinthians compilation colossians chronology corinthian philippian catechisms revelation collection bar-cochba ecumenical christians missionary discipline epistolary background attendance spiritual matthew’s testament opponents jerusalem christian criticism ephesians apostolic maccabean sadducees pharisees religious primitive rebellion societies attitudes captivity
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Compulsory Mass Medication: A Factual Guide to the Fluoridation Issue Which Touches the Personal Health and Well-Being of Every Man, Woman and Child by P. [Patrick] Clavell Blount (£48.00)Publisher: The Clair Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with creasing to both the panels and sunning to the spine. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Compulsory Mass Medication shows that the fluoridation of the public water supplies is not a medical/dental issue and never has been despite the fact that millions of sincere and honest people believe that it is, just as millions of people once believed that the world was flat, but that did not make it so. Compulsory Mass Medication shows that the issue is a political/ethical one and that no person or group has the right to promote changes in the bodies of others without their consent. That is the issue and it has nothing whatever to do with the choice of medicines.

Compulsory Mass Medicationmaintains that once fluoridation has been accepted by the nation, we shall have given the State the right to interfere with the functioning and development of people’s bodies without the consent of the owner. Fluoridation is the first real attempt to make people surrender their existing right to think for themselves and to follow the dictates of conscience. If this attempt succeeds there is no knowing where it will end.

The author criticises in detail the British Ministry of Health booklet advocating fluoridation and the false ethics behind it. There are also important chapters giving verbatim extracts from Parliament and Congress and the views of leading medical and religious authorities.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Red Title Plate with Gilt titling to the Spine. 151 pages. Tags: against agent are authorities case commercial decisions disposing fluoridate fluoridation fluorides for health local ministry opportunists public stocks supplies supply surplus the their trying use waste water who
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The Little Flowers of Saint Francis Being a Translation of I Fioretti Di S. Francesco by Thomas Okey [Trans.] (£47.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1919Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with fraying at the corners. Shaken. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank which is loose. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text bright but a little loose and quite fragile now.Description: Illustrated with 30 colour drawings.Notes: Illustrated by Eugene Burnand. Size: 13" x 10". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXV] 178 pages. Tags: assisi church fra francis history maria orders religious saint santa theology ugolino
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The Story of the First-Fifth Bedfords by Edmund Rimmer (£42.00)Publisher: Co-Operative Wholesale Society's Printing Works — 1942Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good+. Slight browning to end papers, lightly faded on spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated frontispiece. From the preface: “As there has been no public record of the history of the battalion in which all the townspeople of Luton are interested, the writer has gathered a few facts which will help to keep green the memory of the 1st Battalion of the 5th Bedfordshire Regiment, not only in our town, but also in the towns and hamlets of the county whose name they have borne with honour.”Notes: Size: 7¼" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. 79 pages. Tags: 5th bedford regiment territorial force volunteer regiment park street luton bedford ampthill toddington lord haldane primett cumberland wounded the action marching through george strebt mudros suvla bay ghurkas’ religious dance flnsbury vale captain cumberland captain shoosmith killed gallipoli killed action andreini captain walter meakin lydekker captain cumberland private frank rimmer harold scott private horace goodwin
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Korean Music: Its History And Its Performance by Keith Pratt (£34.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber; Seoul: Jung Eum Sa Publishing Corporation — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571100813]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy. LACKS THE ORIGINAL BOX & CASSETTE TAPES.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Musical scores; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Korean music is one of the most splendid and distinctive of all the great East Asian arts. Varied in form and instrumentation, rich in texture and tone-colour, sophisticated in rhythm and mood, it is still little known in the West, though it is now attracting increasing attention. Keith Pratt, one of the few British scholars to have made an extensive study of it, gives an account of its development over the past fifteen hundred years. He explains the social importance of music and dance in both traditional and modern Korea, and discusses their links with Chinese music and their individual characteristics. At the core of his book is a unique collection of pictures and drawings showing the representation of music in Korean art. The 142 colour plates, many of them reproducing Korean works for the first time, constitute a remarkable survey of literati and folk art traditions. There are examples of painting, sculpture, metalwork, pottery and wood-carving.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Light Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 279 pages. Tags: music korea history criticism korean east asian arts chinese folk art traditions painting sculpture metalwork pottery woodcarving court religious vocal instrumental forms
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The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages: Written to Commemorate the Nine Hundredth Anniversary of Foundation of the Order At Citeaux in 1098 Under the Patronage of Blessed Vincent Kadlubek, Bishop of Krakow (1208-18), Monk of Jedrzejow (1218-1223) by David H. [Henry] Williams (£32.00)Publisher: Leominster: Gracewing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0852443501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Maps;

From the cover: “The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages seeks to portray the growth, conventual, cultural, spiritual and economic life, of a religious Order which was second to none in medieval Europe. Published to mark the nono-centenary of the foundation of the order at Citeaux in France in 1098, this volume concerns itself with the first 250 years of Cistercian history, sometimes called the ‘Golden Age’ of the Order, brought to a close by the Black Death.

No less than well over six hundred monasteries of ‘white monks’ spread throughout Europe, and into the Near East, and not only endeavoured to maintain an austere life of simplicity, accompanying the daily round of worship and prayer, but also played a significant role in bringing woodland and wasteland into cultivation. Sheep-farming was one of their noted activities, but they also participated successfully in industry and trade. In all this the monks were assisted by a large number of lay-brothers (known as the converse), who often outnumbered the monks by more than two to one, and who in practice undertook much of the manual labour.

The Cistercians left their mark in Europe in other ways, not least in some splendid architectural masterpieces, and in their contribution to annals and chronicles which tell of the political history, as well as of climatic and tectonic phenomena of their day. This volume endeavours to illustrate, with original maps and plans, much of the white monks’ activity, nor does it neglect the hundreds of Cistercian-affiliated nunneries which sought to emulate the male communities of the Order.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 479 pages. Tags: monastic community cultural activity cistercians history cistercian order monasticism religious orders church christianity monasteries abbey buildings churches property granges pastoralism nunneries
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Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective by Michael Solomon, Gary Bamossy & Søren Askegaard (£31.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall Europe — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0137519834]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective satisfies the need for a comprehensive, accessible and contemporary textbook which gives significant weighting to issues, illustrative examples, data and research concerning European markets and consumer behaviour. Written in parallel with the revision of the highly-acclaimed and successful US edition, the text has been significantly revised to examine the diversity of European values, popular culture, lifestyles and consumption, and their role and relationship in formulating marketing strategy. The five-part micro-to-macro ‘wheel’ structure of the text takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the discussion of consumer behaviour theory and applications, and includes the latest attitude and demographic data for profiling European consumers..” The text also includes the following features:

• European country-specific, pan-European and global applications and examples

• Full-colour illustrations, advertisements and text design

• Chapter-opening consumer vignettes, highlighted key terms and consumer behaviour challenge questions

• Comprehensive, integrative case study problems
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XVIII] 590 pages. Tags: 0135153360 0137519834 9780135153369 age and askegaard attitude attitudes bamossy behavior business buying change class communications consumer consumers cultural culture customer decision disposing economics ethnic gary global group household income individual influence influences interactive leadership learning lifestyles making management market marketing memory michael motivation opinion organizational perception personality racial religious research rule self service services social solomon søren subcultures surveys the values
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Medieval Sculpture by Roberto Salvini (£31.00)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718105788]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge dye has run slightly on the first blank and pastedown. Slight and light spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Jacket illustration: Gothic Pieta from Seeon, Bavaria c. 1420-30. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The history of medieval sculpture in Western Europe is often described as a gradual rediscovery of technical skill and naturalism. In this volume, the author approaches his subject from a different angle, tracing the development of sculpture against a background of changing political, social and religious structures and in relation to the growth of written and spoken languages. He demonstrates that a new kind of sculpture, a humble, popular style which developed from Roman provincial sculpture, appeared and existed side by side with courtly styles which preserved or rediscovered much of the dignity of Late Classical art.

As feudalism declined, this dichotomy between the popular and courtly disappeared. The first literary Romance languages took root and regional Romanesque styles developed, identified with religious architecture and sculptors like Gislebertus, Wiligelmo and Antelami.

In the Gothic age, national idioms developed in the figurative arts as France, England and Germany became unified monarchical states. In Italy a national consciousness, on a cultural level, evolved; with it are associated the sculptors of the Pisano family and the cathedrals they decorated in Pisa and Siena.

As the Renaissance flowered in Italy and southern France, the Late Gothic style continued in the north, especially in Germany, where the work of Riemen-schneider and Veil Stoss is outstanding in this period.

This volume, spanning over 1,000 years from the fifth to the fifteenth century, contains a remarkable selection of illustrations which follow closely the historical development and represent the finest examples of Medieval art.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter & Linda Murray. Size: 9¾" x 8¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the History of Western Sculpture series. 368 pages. Tags: 0718105788 history western sculpture medieval brunelleschi donatello middle ages romanesque gothic naturalism naturalism constantinian reliefs barbaric jewellery illumination metalwork ornamentation roman byzantine art
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India by Antonio Monroy (£27.00)Publisher: Orbis — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856139467]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “India, the world’s second most populous country, possesses an extraordinary diversity of peoples whose complex religious, cultural and linguistic divisions are lost in antiquity. But this huge subcontinent is distinguished by an intense religious consciousness which permeates the whole of life. Every aspect of Indian culture is rooted in powerful religious and philosophical ideas — whether Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim or Sikh; or the product of one of the many tribal and traditional cults still prevalent in village life.

This volume presents India as it is today, and discusses the history and geography of the land as it has influenced the development of myth, religion and language. India is a conjunction of contradictory elements where modern society is still influenced by the pressures of tribe and caste; where her art and architecture combine subtle metaphysics with an extraordinary sensuality and raw physical energy. This book celebrates, in words and pictures, the vigour and abundance of an age-old culture where traditions have been re-animated by the impetus of folklore, legend and imagination.

The brilliant colour photography of Antonio Martinelli and Roberto Meazza captures the events, places, and sensations of everyday India with sensitivity and sympathy. Antonio Monroy, who knows India and its culture well, has provided a text which describes and explains in detail the qualities which make India, its history, religion, society, architecture, even its cinema, unique amongst the world’s cultures. The result is a magnificent study of the subcontinent, both past and present.”
Notes: Illustrated by Antonio Martinelli & Roberto Meazza. Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 287 pages. Tags: and architecture caste cities city communal cults cut dance family festivities great hinduism history holy india indian indo-islamic into life literature mahavira major marriage modern monasteries mountainsides music practices regional religion sanctuaries system the today traditions tribes uniquely village villages vishnu
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Witless Willie — The Idiot Boy by Mrs. Scott (£27.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1888Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: New edition. [First Edition: 1884] 14pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 4". Decorative boards. In the Sunday Library for Young People series. 96 pages. Tags: mathieson religious juvenile theology children library fiction sunday author people turner writer books young emma mary for
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Gods of the New Millennium: Scientific Proof of Flesh and Blood Gods by Alan F. Alford (£26.00)Publisher: Walsall: Eridu Books — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0952799405]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which has a light, vertical, crease the length of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank with a small spot to the same. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] 467 pages. Tags: gods human beings origin evolution literature creationism civilization ancient extraterrestrial influences biology religious aspects christianity mind body spirit thought ufos theology extraterrestrials religion man
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Mr Rank: A Study of J. Arthur Rank and British Films by Alan Wood (£26.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape reinforcement to the verso, tanned at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans a little. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Price Clipped. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Contains: Diagrams [1];

From the cover: “A great servant to his country — it is with Michael Balcon’s tribute to J. Arthur Rank that Mr. Wood ends his book; and having read this account of the extraordinary achievements of a man without intellectual pretensions but with courage, pertinacity and a simple religious faith, the reader may well agree. The entry of this plain Yorkshire flour-miller into the bizarre world of financiers, stars and directors — a world of which he knew nothing — makes a fascinating study, with many ironic twists.

But the book is more than the story of one man : it is almost the history of British films during the last twenty years, with a great deal of material never before published. Mr. Wood goes fully and clearly into the economic difficulties of film production, the effects of American competition, the dangers of the Rank Organisation’s own semi-monopoly, and the results of Government interference: while the author’s friendship with many of those in the industry allows a number of entertaining glimpses of famous film personalities. Mr. Rank is lively, informative, and (in part) highly controversial.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 288 pages. Tags: arthur rank, motion pictures great britain, history 20th century, picture industry britain, biography rank, cinema, first edition books, books written alan wood
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Navajo: Tradition and Change in the Southwest by Wolfgang Lindig; Helga Teiwes; (£26.00)Publisher: Facts on File Inc — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0816027560]Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. DJ snagged at head and tail with a further 2" closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Bruised at the corners. Previous owners inscription to reverse of the ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Contents; Map; Foreword; Acknowledgments; the Environment; Navajo History to 1850; Navajo History after 1850; Traditional Economic Systems; Crafts; Sociopolitical Organization; The Religious World; the Modern Navajo World;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10". 240 pages. Tags: navajo dinetah grand canyon new mexico colorado plateau paleozoic canyon chelly chaco canyon little colorado monument valley painted desert native american people
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Philosopy by James. L Christian (£26.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0155003739]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: 6th Edition. An Introduction to the Art of Wondering. From the introduction: “This is a textbook in synoptic philosophy. It is an invitation to ponder, in the largest possible perspective, the weightier, more stubborn problems of human existence. It is an invitation to think — to wonder, to question, to speculate, to reason, even to fantasize — in the eternal search for wisdom. In a word, synoptic philosophy is an attempt to weave interconnecting lines of illumination between all the disparate realms of human thought in the hope that, like a thousand dawnings, new insights will burst through.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 664 pages. Tags: human condition search for meaning world-riddle love wisdom freedom wonder ask questions western dilemma belief doubt critical thinking faith philosophic mind philosophize analysis skills listening synoptic synthesis understand philosophy annihilation boundaries aristotle activist philosophers antinomian analytic coherent world-view predicament illusion egocentric aristocentric claims illusions time and space albert
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Sanctity and Pornography in Medieval Culture: on the Verge by Bill Burgwinkle & Cary Howie (£26.00)Publisher: Manchester & New York: Manchester University Press — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780719080296]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Sanctity And Pornography In Medieval Culture makes an argument that is, on the surface of things, a startling one. Medieval Christians, like their more secular modern counterparts, used images and accounts of pain and pleasure, bodily exposure and enclosure, to express and to challenge their sense of the possible. In fact, the saints of pre-modern Europe bear an uncanny resemblance, in their form and function, to the cluster of texts and images that modernity has christened as pornographic.

By taking seriously the skin that sacred bodies, no more or less than profane ones, offer to the world, this book illustrates some of the desires and practices that continue to sustain and enable our bodies’ transformation even now. In this way, medieval French and Italian narratives and manuscript illuminations come to touch upon and respond to modern short stories, photography and film; saints and centrefolds appear side by side.

From the Old French life of Saint Alexis to the work of writer-filmmaker Miranda July, from Wakefield Poole to Pietro Aretino, these are texts and images that diminish the distance between pre-modern Europe and contemporary California, between the sacred and the profane, as they demonstrate how, in the end as in the beginning, the surface of things is never simple.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture series. [XII] 216 pages. Tags: christian art symbolism medieval, pornography religious aspects christianity, martyrs art, erotica history, saints history, sex history, art religion early literary classical, criticism medieval, social science pornography, first edition books, books written bill burgwinkle cary howie, books the manchester medieval literature and culture series
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Chambers Dictionary of Beliefs and Religions: Faith, Philosophy, Controversy and Understanding from the Ancient World to the Present Day by Edited by Mark Vernon (£25.00)Publisher: Chambers — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780550103444]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1992] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 677 pages. Tags: vernon 9780550103444 religions dictionaries issues study religion experience creationism intelligent design secular society wearing religious symbols psychology marriage divorce visiting buddhist temple christian church hindu mosque sikh gurudwara synagogue
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Christianity and the World Religions by Hans Kung (£24.00)Publisher: Collins — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 000217619X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated abrasion to the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly soiled. Description: From the cover: “There are 4. 9 billion people living on this earth, and of these, 1. 4 billion are nominally Christian — exactly one third of the world’s population. That compares with 723 million Muslims, 583 million Hindus, and 274 million Buddhists.

Whether I am a Christian or a non-Christian, what is my attitude towards these other religions? That question is becoming ever more urgent, since not only the geographical horizon of our religious world but its historical horizon as well have expanded enormously. In a world so closely knit together, the old religious boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred, and we find large numbers of people with different faiths even in our own country, in our home town, in our factories and schools, often in our street. What indeed is my attitude towards these other religions?

Conversation between Christianity and Islam, Christianity and Hinduism, and Christianity and Buddhism had not been going on in earnest until this century. This book is an attempt to draw up something like an interim balance sheet of the twentieth-century conversation, in order to stimulate further discussion, and indeed to make us consider afresh what “religion” really is..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 460 pages. Tags: 20th and buddhism century christianity comparative hinduism islam other related religion religions study teaching
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Everyday Life in Ancient Greece by R. F. Willetts (£24.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Faintest wear at edges of DJ. Book mildly bumped at spine and corners. Bookplate inside front cover.Description: Our knowledge of Ancient Crete, has now been amplified by spectacular archaeological discoveries. In this book the author shows Cretan life from the Stone Age until the Roman Conquest 7,000 years later. He also discusses the position of women and slaves; the growth of trade; the complex organisation of law and government; and the roles of religious belief and ritual.Illustrated with line drawings by Eva WilsonTags: plato-continued peloponnesian consciousness organization prostitution geographical distribution theophrastus themistocles architecture environment citizenship poseidonius portraiture thermopylae aristocracy hellenistic variations technology philosophy individual pythagoras theocritus protagoras thucydides literature government xenophanes priesthood praxiteles divination barbarians population revolution political sophocles community festivals anthology jymnasium vitruvius geography seleucids dionysiac oligarchy simonides sculpture democracy thersites finances national
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Crumbs From The Children's Table by Jessie M. E. [Margaret Edmondston] Saxby (£23.00)Publisher: The Sunday School Union — 1889Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little faded. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned and lightly fragile with age now. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". Decorative Green boards with Yellow & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 210 [6] pages. Tags: theology religious fiction miscellaneous jessie margaret edmondston saxby
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Heathen Mythology: Illustrated by Extracts from the Most Celebrated Writers, Both Ancient and Modem, On the Gods of Greece, Rome, India, Scandinavia, &c., &c. and Embellished with Nearly Two Hundren Engravings After M. Baron by Anon. (£23.00)Publisher: Willoughby & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine strip near detached with the hinges weakening at both boards. Text remains tight, despite, but a little tanned to start and finish with scattered spotting to the margins throughout. A reading copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Wood Engravings [200]; All edges gilt;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blind-stamped Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 294 [8] pages. Tags: heathen mythology poet religious feeling ancients system worship idolatry divine being profane faith
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The Cloud and the Fire: His Path for Me by Fraser McLuskey (£23.00)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1858211506]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “The Cloud and The Fire tells the intriguing story of the author’s life and work as a Church of Scotland Minister.

Throughout his ministry Fraser McLuskey has played many parts which are vividly described with modesty and gentle humour. Known in earlier years as the Parachute Padre and a regular religious broadcaster, Dr Johnson’s noblest prospect must have caught his eye because he eventually took the high road to England and stayed there for twenty-six years as the Minister of St. Columba’s Church of Scotland in Pont Street, London. In retirement he has returned to Edinburgh where a series of Locums, including an Interim Chaplaincy in Loretto School, has comforted a Reluctant Retirer.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 166 pages. Tags: biography britain chaplains church churches clergy fraser great james mcluskey military presbyterian scotland
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English Men and Manners in the Eighteenth Century by A. S. Turberville (£22.50)Publisher: Oxford At The Clarendon Press — 1929Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: 2nd Edition. From the introduction: “The period of English History of which this book treats is sometimes known as the Classical or Augustan Age. This designation refers especially to the character of its literature, to its adoption of classical models for its own style of expression; but it will bear a wider signification. An attempt will be made in the following pages to look at this period from the biographical point of view, by taking several outstanding groups of statesmen and politicians and certain other characteristic types.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 539 pages. Tags: social scene litterati middle classes farmers whigs tories queen anne’s day lord somers earl oxford viscount bolingbroke walpole pelhams yorkes rockinghams henry sacheverell gilbert buraet benjamin hoadly joseph butler methodists unitarianism joseph priestley philanthropists daniel defoe samuel johnson william hogarth thomas gainsborough richard wilson sir john vanbrugh josiah wedgwood drama
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Practical Magic — A Book of Transformations, Spells & Mind Magic by Marian Green (£22.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0754807444]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" tear to the foot of the leading edge of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The ancient traditional arts of healing, foretelling the future and discovering the power of ancient gods and goddesses within have too often been mislaid or abandoned over the centuries. Now, with the advent of the Age of Aquarius, people are turning back to the old ways, and are searching out the natural magical elements that were once a part of everyday life. These all but forgotten skills have never

really left us, and can be mastered once again by working with traditional exercises and techniques. This book is based on the truths of natural magic, that honour Nature and her cycles, and also on the individual powers of insight and farseeing that we all have within us.

Learn how to draw power from the cycles of the moon, creation myths and astrology. How, by matching our hectic lives with more ancient cycles, we can create oases of calm and peace through simple exercises that awaken the planets’ subtle energies. Practical Magic offers an in depth look at the traditions of rite and ritual, the cyclical nature of society’s celebrations and practical advice on devising new workings for all occasions. As well as instructions on such matters as making incense or a talisman, learning to dowse and dedicate an altar, there are also more advanced levels of magic work — enhancing your psychic abilities, successful astral travel, creative visualization and inner sight.

This book will help you to learn that by recreating a place of inner peace our own forgotten skills and unknown abilities can be brought to the surf ace to bring enlightenment, power and joy.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: adepti age air also altars altered amulets ancestors and angels aphrodite apollo aquarius archangels arthurian aspects astral astrology atmosphere auras autumn beliefs beltane blessing book bread brigit broomstick candlemas candles cards cauldron ceremonies chakras changing chaos charms christmas circles coming-of-age commitment communion consciousness cosmos country covens crystal-gazing cycle dances dawn days
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World Drama: From Aeschylus to Anouilh by Allardyce Nicoll (£22.50)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with 64 half-tone plates.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 1000 pages. Tags: dramatic conventions greece greek theatre sophocles aristophanes old comedy menander mimes comic world plautus roman stage religious drama profane middle ages liturgy liturgical plays moralities farces interludes renaissance tragedy melodrama pastorals operas french romanticism classicism spanish lope vega calderon cervantes moreto jesuits professional public shakespeare tragi-comedies history seventeenth-century realistic ben
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Jesus Christ and Primitive Need: A Missionary Study in the Christian Message by Charles Pelham Groves (£22.00)Publisher: London: The Epworth Press — 1934Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Appendices [2];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Fernley-Hartley lectures series. 260 pages. Tags: groves fernley-hartley lectures jesus christ apologetics evangelistic work missions communication religious aspects christianity intercultural culture missionary fernley hartley
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Man, God And Society: An Outline Of Christian Truth by T. E. [Thomas Edmund] Jessop (£22.00)Publisher: The Churches' Committee for Supplementing Religious Education Among Men in H.M. Forces — 1947Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Wrappers tanned. Slightly fragile with age now. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1946] Number 6 in the series.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". In the Christian Faith and Action (For the Padre's Hour) series. [III] 26 pages. Tags: thomas edmund churches committee for supplementing religious education among men forces jessop christian faith and action the padre hour
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The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral by Robert A Scott (£22.00)Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520231775]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe are among the most astonishing achievements of Western culture. Evoking feelings of awe and humility, they make us want to understand what inspired the people who had the audacity to build them. This engrossing book surveys an era that has fired the historical imagination for centuries. In it Robert A. Scott explores why medieval people built Gothic cathedrals, how they built them, what conception of the divine lay behind their creation, and how religious and secular leaders used cathedrals for social and political purposes. As a traveler’s companion or a rich source of knowledge for the armchair enthusiast, The Gothic Enterprise helps us understand how ordinary people managed such tremendous feats of physical and creative energy at a time when technology was rudimentary, famine and disease were rampant, the climate was often harsh, and communal life was unstable and incessantly violent.

While most books about Gothic cathedrals focus on a particular building or on the cathedrals of a specific region, The Gothic Enterprise considers the idea of the cathedral as a humanly created space. Scott discusses why an impoverished people would commit so many social and personal resources to building something so physically stupendous and what this says about their ideas of the sacred, especially the vital role they ascribed to the divine as a protector against the dangers of everyday life.

Scott’s narrative offers a wealth of fascinating details concerning daily life during medieval times. The author describes the difficulties master-builders faced in scheduling construction that wouldn’t be completed during their own lifetimes, how they managed without adequate numeric systems or paper on which to make detailed drawings, and how climate, natural disasters, wars, variations in the hours of daylight throughout the year, and the celebration of holy days affected the pace”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 5¾". Fawn Spine Strip on Gold boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 292 pages. Tags: cathedrals history, history medieval period, gothic architecture, construction cathedrals, religious buildings, architecture history, history europe medieval, religion christianity, first edition books, books written robert scott
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Waymarks by G. E. Makins (£22.00)Publisher: William Sessions — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1850720266]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Waymarks are the small pointers along the way, which provide us with the reassurance of being on the right path. The author (previously an Art Teacher) looks for such pointers, in attempting to build up a ‘natural’ religion, based, as possible, on direct experiences, rather than the accepted guides from Church and Scripture; his aim is to approach religion through life, and not life through religion. Through the ‘dark wood’, a path must be chosen, so, the Quaker path is selected, finally approaching the Christian faith from the ‘experiential’ way, and not from unthinking acceptance of authority.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 116 pages. Tags: science theology reassuring reminder presbyterian religious society friends quakers margaret fell george fox scriptures prophets christ apostles spirit approach religlon god christian muslim jew creator the universe allah jahweh mystery life firm belief existentialist hold certain beliefs look for truth trust religious experiences self-expression self-expression self-denial spiritual experience devout conversion human progress gaia bible history
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Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot (£21.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the top edge of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Top edge of the boards sunned. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Photographic endpapers & blanks; Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. So wrote Jim Elliot at the age of twenty-two, sweating over Greek roots and patristics at Wheaton College.

Seven years later, writes his widow,he and four other young men… sat together on a strip of white sand on the Curaray River, deep in Ecuador’s rain forest, waiting for the arrival of a group of men whom they loved, but had never met — savage Stone Age killers, men known to all the world now as Aucas.

The circumstances of the death of these men are by now known throughout the world in one of the great missionary adventure stories of modern times. But this is the first account of the whole life of one of them — a life that, though hid with Christ in God , was in part revealed in some of the most poignant and moving spiritual writings of our time.

Using to the full these rich journals, his widow has selected the most powerful, revealing passages and woven round them the story of his life. Shadow of the Almighty is a tremendous biography of an adventurous life and is also exceptional devotional literature. Jim Elliot’s life and testament may well be counted among those truly great Christian writings that will endure.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 256 pages. Tags: missionaries ecuador united states christian missions huao indians south america missionary biographies mission evangelism religious spiritual religion ministry
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The Plague and Fire of London, Described by an Eye-witness: Extracted from Vincent's God's Terrible Voice in the City by John Scott (£21.00)Publisher: London: L. B. Seeley & Sons — 1832Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. Wrappers worn, rubbed and soled with most of the spine strip now gone. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now. Description: Notes: Size: 7" x 4¼". 47 pages. Tags: plague religious aspects, plague england london, books written john scott
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The Cistercian Abbeys of Britain: Far from the Concourse of Men by Edited by David Robinson, with Contributions By Janet Burton, Nicola Coldstream, Glyn Coppack, Richard Fawcett & David Robinson (£20.50)Publisher: London: B. T. Batsford with English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 071348392X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which has a small nick to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps; Plans; Gazetteer;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: britain monasteries cistercian order architecture abbeys history wales norman gothic cistercians medieval scotland england religious buildings british irish roman catholicism catholic church christian communities monasticism religion christianity europe
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The Wycliffe Historical Geography Of Bible Lands by Charles F. Pfeiffer & Dr. Howard F. Vos (£20.00)Publisher: Moody Press — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine and fraying starting at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Book shop stamp to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “A survey of the history and geography of all the Bible lands in one volume is long overdue. Numerous books have been written on Palestine, but few have recognized that such widely separated places as Iran, Egypt, Greece and even Italy also provided a geographical stage on which the biblical drama was enacted. In recent years Bible dictionaries, encyclopaedias and atlases have been published in increasing numbers. Some of these have provided information on all the Bible lands, but their approach has been either topical or very largely geographical.

The writers of the present volume have sought to bring together historical, geographical, biblical and archaeological material on all ten areas of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean world that might properly be called “Bible lands”. Separate chapters deal with Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Phoenicia, Syria, Biblical Iran, Cyprus, Asia Minor, Greece and Italy.

Drs. Pfeiffer and Vos spent seven years on the planning and writing of this major contribution to biblical scholarship. Both men have travelled extensively in the countries about which they have written. Their work reflects a thorough knowledge of Bible lands, the archaeology and history of the Near East, and the Bible itself on which their work rests.

The Wycliffe Historical Geography of Bible Lands is an invaluable reference and study tool. The wealth of history and geography added to significant information concerning national customs, aspirations, and religious beliefs, the whole presented in a warm, clear, forceful style, makes this volume a significant contribution to an important area of knowledge. An unusually useful and entertaining reference work for pastors, students, schools and libraries, and for laymen who seek a clearer understanding of God’s inspired Word.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 588 [9] pages. Tags: bible geography mesopotamia egypt palestine phoenicia syria biblical iran cyprus asia minor greece italy scripture index middle east historical antiquities near archaeology mediterranean region
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Saladin: The Life, the Legend and The Islamic Empire by John Man (£19.50)Publisher: London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Bantam Press — 2015Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780593073728]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Colour plates; Maps; Chapter headpieces;

From the cover: “Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the twelfth century, he is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero. Ruthless in defence of his faith and brilliant in leadership, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes. He knew the limits of violence, showing such tolerance and generosity that many Europeans, appalled at the brutality of their own people, saw him as the exemplar of their own knightly ideals.

But Saladin is far more than a historical hero. Builder, literary patron and theologian, he is a man for all times, and a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided. Centuries after his death, in cities from Damascus to Cairo and beyond, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Saladin continues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and military resistance to the West. He is central to Arab memories, sensibilities and the ideal of a unified Islamic state.

In this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life in vivid detail. Charting his rise to power, his struggle to unify the warring factions of his faith, and his battles to retake Jerusalem and expel Christian influence from Arab lands, Saladin explores the life and the enduring legacy of this champion of Islam, and examines his significance for the world today.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 287 pages. Tags: crusades third, syria kings rulers biography, islamic empire history, political military military history, asian middle eastern history, history medieval, history middle east, sultan egypt syria, first edition books, books written john man
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Francis of Assisi: Paintings for Our Time by Greg Tricker (£19.00)Publisher: Totnes: Green Books — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1903998662]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “This inspired collection of over sixty original paintings and stone carvings by Greg Tricker portrays the human suffering, exultation, compassion and joy of the life of St Francis; with their visionary quality, they present a fresh, contemporary image of St Francis.

The plates, many of which have not been seen before, are complemented by a lively text on the historical background and life of St. Francis by Swedish craftsman Johannes Steuck, and a spirited introduction by writer and philosopher Jeremy Naydler, whose books include Goethe on Science and two volumes on ancient Egyptian religion”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jeremy Naydler. Size: 13¼" x 9". Grey boards with Salmon titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: tricker naydler 1903998662 francis assisi saint art christian saints mission evangelism religious spiritual religion ministry missions
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Marius The Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas by Walter Pater (£19.00)Publisher: Macmillan & Co. — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffeps. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned.Description: In II volumes. Reprint [1885] of the Fourth Edition.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 350 pages. Tags: religion numa tree knowledge golden book euphuism animula vagula new cyrenaicism most religious city the world divinity that doth hedge king mistress and mother palaces beata urbs two curious houses divine service sunt lacrimae rerum the martyrs triumph marcus aurelius anima naturaliter christiana
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The Chronicles of Newgate by Arthur Griffiths (£19.00)Publisher: Bracken Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “It was the scene of vicious torture and punishments, both cruel and unusual, the house of the rack and gyves; it was a breeding ground of disease, a place where vice ran rampant. Over the centuries, Newgate prison, as the annex of the Old Bailey, the great criminal law court of London, came to be a symbol for the carriage, and, all too often, miscarriage, of justice in England. In these chronicles, Arthur Griffiths, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Prisons in the late nineteenth century, presents the history of Newgate and the ‘criminal periods’ through which it passed. It is his aim to show how and why Newgate became the most dreaded place in England.

The first historical reference to Newgate occurs in the thirteenth century, during the reign of King John, and for over seven hundred years the gaol housed some of the most notorious criminals in English history. Here we find thieves and murderers, forgers and assassins, confidence men and highwaymen, the criminal aristocracy, as well as aristocrats turned criminal.

Yet it is not Griffiths’ purpose to give accounts of the infamous only, colourful though they are. He presents also the troubling history of persecution and martyrdom suffered for religious and political beliefs. While floggings and hangings were the fate of the common cut-purse and brigand, Griffiths shows that the more ferocious punishments and ingenious tortures were reserved for crimes of conscience and circumstance.

Finally, though, it is Griffiths’ contention that the greatest injustice was suffered by the countless thousands whose tragic fate was to have been jailed for debt. In Newgate it was they ‘who were slowly murdered… by the unspeakable horrors of the place’.

Housed indiscriminately with depraved criminals and lunatics, caught in the vicious trap of organized extortion by which the prison ran, debtors, and often their families with them, sank slowly into degradation. Griffiths shows that, as overcrowding and the foul conditions of Newgate led to plague and pestilence, the mixing of the criminal classes made it ‘a hot-bed of vice, a nursery of crime’.

Although re-built several times during its long history, Newgate remained a hell-hole — it was ‘always notorious as England’s worse gaol’. For over a century reformers agitated for the closing of the prison, succeeding finally in 1881. For these reformers, which included Arthur Griffiths, the closing represented a triumph of progress, a fitting final chapter to the story of Newgate, whose history is, in Griffiths’ words, ‘the epitome of English criminal history’. In clear, vivid prose he has given us that history, along with an unforgettable portrait of its most infamous prison.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black Spine Strip with Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 596 pages. Tags: newgate prison london england prisons history 19th century criminal justice system criminals death penalty reform arthur griffiths
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The Pope's Maestro by Sir Gilbert Levine (£19.00)Publisher: Jossey-Bass — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780470490655]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Includes the unopened CD-Rom to the rear pastedown. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The Pope’s Maestro tells the inspirational story of a most improbable friendship between the American conductor Sir Gilbert Levine and His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Together they collaborated closely, over a period of more than seventeen years, using music to heal centuries-old religious wounds.

Maestro Levine created and conducted a series of ground-breaking, internationally broadcast concerts. These musical events brought artistic form to Pope John Paul II’s fervent wish to forge an historic bridge first between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people, and then, after 9/11, with the Muslim world as well. These efforts culminated in the Papal Concert to Commemorate the Holocaust in 1994 and the Papal Concert of Reconciliation in 2004.

During his years as Music Director of the Krakow Philharmonic, Sir Gilbert had an insider’s view of Eastern Europe’s inexorable journey from Communism to freedom. And in the years following, he experienced the world of Pope John Paul in a way few lay people, and even fewer Jews, have ever been honored to do. That work, paradoxically enough, deepened Sir Gilbert’s own Jewish belief and practice.

The Pope’s Maestro tells the story of the compelling musical and spiritual journey of two men of different faiths who found in music the power to foster peace and unity in a profoundly divided world.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Tagliabue. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 407 pages. Tags: john paul pope friends and associates levine gilbert catholic church relations judaism conductors music united states biography
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Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Horne (£19.00)Publisher: Thorsons — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0007103999]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page ‘Blessed Be. Julia’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 8". 358 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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Italy 1530-1630 by Eric Cochrane (£18.50)Publisher: London & New York: Longman — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0582483646]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has slipped a little, moving the titling off-centre on the spine and exposing the original fold on the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates [12]; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Italy 1530-1630 is the latest volume to appear in the distinguished Longman History of Italy, edited by Professor Denys Hay. It covers what is, for most English-speaking readers, one of the most obscure periods of Italian history. What we do hear of it is almost always pejorative, an unrelieved tale of political absolutism, rural refeudalization, economic crisis, religious repression, and cultural decline. But this picture is both incomplete and inaccurate, and in his eagerly-awaited survey Eric Cochrane has at last given the period its due. It magnificently sums up a lifetime’s study of this neglected century.

The period begins with the Sack of Rome in 1527 and the chaos of foreign invasion, and it ends with a series of destabilizing shocks — the War of Monferrato, the conflict between Pope Paul V and Venice, and the ravages of plague. Yet this century also saw the completion of the great masterpieces of the High Renaissance by Michelangelo and his contemporaries and the audacious experiments of their Mannerist and early Baroque successors. Professor Cochrane examines the achievements of these later masters with a seriousness and sympathy they have not always received from English-speaking historians. Their work, he argues, must be seen as a development, and not as a rejection, of their High Renaissance models.

But the achievements of the age were not solely artistic. The Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis in 1559 brought fifty years of peace, stability, and development — a time of political reconstruction, population increase, and industrial and commercial recovery. This was an age of profound religious piety and ecclesiastical reform: the age of Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus, of Carlo Borromeo, and above all of the Council of Trent and the Counter-Reformation. Indeed, it was also an age of intellectual ferment, before the trial and abjuration of Galileo in 1633.

The history of Italy in the century after the Renaissance is a giant puzzle. Finding all the pieces, let alone fitting them together convincingly, is a quixotic goal. Yet Eric Cochrane, in his final challenging testament, not only gives shape to the period but also brings it exuberantly alive.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Longman History of Italy series. [XIII] 313 pages. Tags: cochrane kirshner longman history italy 16th century 17th sack rome high renaissance political order european europe tridentine reform 0582483646
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A Man of Singular Value by William Roper (£18.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1980Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Slipcase. Slipcase slightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Pleasant colour frontispiece with further illustrations throughout. Being a Life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper and a selection of More’s Letters.Notes: Size: 10" x 6¾". Red/Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 127 pages. Tags: thomas more joyce lee wolsey nun kent cromwell chancellor edward richard iii execution william tyndale erasmus john colet doctors’ commons canon civil law speaker henry viii cardinal wolsey william warham anne boleyn westminster parliament thomas cranmer lambeth palace traitors’ gate english carthusians religious conflict reformation martin luther latimer john fisher executions high politics tudor reformation parliament praemunire
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Dissent Or Conform? War, Peace and the English Churches 1900-1945 by Alan Wilkinson (£18.00)Publisher: SCM Press — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0334004160]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “The overt theme of this book is how the English churches reacted to, and were affected by, the international crises of the first half of this century. The underlying question is how the church can be a creatively dissenting community in the world. It is easy for the church to become a conforming community and easy for at least groups within it to be uncreative dissenters, criticizing without experience of power; creative dissent is much harder.

Alan Wilkinson concerns himself with three main areas: the Free Churches and the First World War; pacifists and pacifiers between the wars; and English Christianity and the Second World War.

In his Foreword, the Archbishop of Canterbury writes: It is notoriously difficult for today’s historians to write about war in their own century without bias, haste, or nostalgia. Yet Alan Wilkinson has managed admirably to do so. His account of the churches’ role is persuasive, yet never polemical; detailed, yet never dull; evocative yet never sentimental. It will encourage readers to move away from the encapsulated and often idealized world of “church history” to the study of “the church in history”.

Forty years after the end of the Second World War, the issues discussed in this book are still as alive as ever.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Archbishop of Canterbury. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [XVII] 361 pages. Tags: war religious aspects christianity history 20th century pacifism dissenters england church alan wilkinson 0334004160
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Marlborough and Preshute: A History by Janet H. Stevenson (£18.00)Publisher: Wilts CC Library & Museum Service — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860801926]Condition: Near Fine.Description: The main part of the reprint, the topographical accounts of the parish of Preshute and the borough of Marlborough (the western end of the town lay within Preshute parish), is taken from Volume XII of the History of Wiltshire, published in 1983; the original pagination has been retained. In addition the reprint includes the histories of six religious houses which were in Marlborough and Preshute, from Volume III, published in 1956, and of the Grammar School and the College from volume V published in 1957; the layout of that additional material has necessarily been rearranged and the new pages have been given numbers distinguished by an asterisk. pages *1-*10. 20pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)
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Sacred Allegories: The Shadow of the Cross • The Distant Hills • The Old Man's Home • The King's Messengers by Rev. William Adams (£18.00)Publisher: Rivingtons — 1880Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Good. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with rubbing to the leather at the same, some scuffing to the boards. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with occasional light spotting throughout to the text and plates.Description: Marbled lining papers. A New Edition, with illustrations.Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¾". Tags: allegories allegory christian fiction miscellaneous religious texts theology typology
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Secrets from the Lost Bible by Kenneth Hanson (£18.00)Publisher: Council Oak — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1571781684]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Welcome to the world of the Lost Bible, an entire library of hidden wisdom, a treasury of ancient writings that never found their way into our Bibles. They were suppressed by religious leaders across the centuries who consigned to the blackest pit any writings that did not conform to their narrow notions of piety. Today, if we are bold enough to learn the right lessons, these suppressed books can become for us a key to unlock the transcendent mysteries of life. They can open us to the world of Spirit and transform us. These texts — scores and scores of them once declared unworthy — very nearly perished from the earth, only to re-emerge in our day and time…”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 235 pages. Tags: apocrypha apocryphal bible books criticism interpretation new old testament
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Simply Totem Animals by Celia M. Gunn (£18.00)Publisher: Plymouth: Zambezi — 2010Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9781903065693]Condition: Very Good. Slight rubbing to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XI] 148 pages. Tags: gunn 9781903065693 animals religious aspects divination systems feng shui handwriting analysis ching palmistry reflex totems
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The Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Edited by Kenneth Rexroth (£18.00)Publisher: Wildwood House — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704504219]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine with light reading creases. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. [First: Houghton Mifflin, 1977] From the cover: “Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek island of Leucadia in 1850. After a career in journalism in the United States, Hearn travelled to Japan in 1890 to write articles about Japanese life for Harper’s Magazine. He remained there for the rest of his life, taking a Japanese wife (by whom he had three sons and a daughter) and assuming Japanese citizenship in 1895. He died in 1904, and was buried after Buddhist ceremonies in Zoshigaya cemetery in northern Tokyo. This collection of his writings on Buddhism was taken from the bulk of his writings by Kenneth Rexroth. The organization of the selections reflects Hearn’s chronological progress from a rendering of the simple tales and stories illustrative of the common folk’s beliefs in Buddhism to the more abstract philosophic doctrines of the Mahayana Buddhist sects in Japan. Of the many writers who have commented upon Buddhism in Japan, none has stood the test of time so well as Lafcadio Hearn.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Wildwood House Rediscoveries series. 303 pages. Tags: abandoning abiding accepting accumulating actions actual adverse advice ageing alertness amitabha amitayus anger appearances arrogance artificial asanga ascertaining aspects aspirational aspiring atisha's attachment attainments attention awakened awareness behold beings belief benefits beseeching beyond blame blessings bodhi bodhichitta bodies brahma breath breathing buddha buddhadharma buddhahood buddha's buddhism buddhist cessation chandra changing changkya
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