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ALAND, KURT (ED.)
Die Katholischen Briefe 4 Volumes
. ( Text Und Textwerk Der Griechischen Handschriften Des Neuen Testaments I ) ([Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen Textforschung Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung er Wesfälischen Wilhelms-Universität volumes 9, 10, 1 and 10,2 and 11 ) Volume 1, Das Material; Volumes 2.1 and 2.2, Die Auswertung; Volume 3, Die Einzelhandschriften. In verbindung mit A.Benduhn-Merz & G.Mink. Heraugegen von Kurt Aland, De Gruyter, 1987; xviii, 430; xxiiv, 598; 118;734; xi, 412pp. volume 2.1 complete with 118pp near-fine paperback appendix inserted in back flap; with numerous tables; bound in publisher's grey cloth, lettered in gilt; base of one spine & two corners bumped, tiny spot on one rear board, otherwise the cloth is clean and very good, and the contents are in near-fine condition.[ DL 5/1].
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AUGUSTINE, SAINT, BISHOP OF HIPPO
Single Leaf Sermo Li, First and 2nd Page
. Basel : Johann Amerbach, 1494-95. With old marginal annotations in ink, one edge fayed without loss of text, Image available.
¶ Augustine of was Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria), Latin philosopher and theologian from Roman Africa and generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. Johann Amerbach (b. c. 1440 in Amorbach, Germany; d. 25 December 1513 in Basel, Switzerland) , celebrated printer in Basel in the 15th century. He was the first printer in Basel to use the Roman type instead of Gothic and Italian; he spared no expense in his art.
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AUGUSTINUS AURELIUS (354-430)
Augustinus Aurelius (354-430). Augustinus Aurelius (354-430) D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi Operum Tomi Quinti Pars Secunda : [ Books Xiii - Xxii ]
. qua reliqui X libri De civitate Dei nunc demum veterum codicum collatione & fide castigatissimi facti, atque doctissimi viri Lodovici Vivis eruditissimis commentariis illustrati, continentur : cum indice, hac postrema editione castigatissimo ditissimóque facto .[Geneva] : excudebat Iacobus Stoer, M.DCX. [1610] [24], 742, [42] p. ; 8° (17 cm) Stoer, Jakob (1542-1610) / Vives, Juan Luis (1492-1540) In full contemp. blind embossed calf leather binding, pste downs and [1] loose page [1] has annot. in ink by an old hand, pp. 657-672, partly detached and with some tiny marginal worm holing a few other pages also with very tiny worm holes in the margins spine damaged to top and bottom [ Augustine of Hippo ] [ DL 1 ].
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BARCLAY, ROBERT,
An Apology for the True Christian Divinity,
. as the same is held forth and preached, by the people called, in scorn, Quakers. being A Full Explanation and Vindication of their Principles and Doctrines, by many Arguments, deduced from Scripture and Right Reason, and the Testimonies of Famous Authors, both Ancient and Modern: With a full Answer to the strongest Objections usually made against Them. Presented to the King. Written in Latin and English, And since translated into High Dutch, Low Dutch, French and Spanish, for the Information of Strangers. London: Printed and Sold by T. Sowle Raylton and Luke Hinde:1736, Sixth edition in English, 8vo, [xiv], 574, [xxviii]pp. +6pp table of Authors cited in this book, 14pp, table of the Chief Things, + 8pp ads,skilfully rebound in paper covered boards with the front board panelled like the original, library stamps on t.p. and elsewhere, first pages of bookseller's ads at end. A sound ex-library copy of this important work. One of the great early Quaker texts. The Dictionary of National Biography quotes "Barclay's great book, 'The Apology,' is remarkable as the standard exposition of the principles of his sect, and he is not only the first defence of those principles by a man of trained intelligence, but in many respects one of the most impressive theological arguments of the century.
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BENSLY, R., HARRIS, J. & BURKITT, F. (TRANSCRIBERS),
The Four Gospels in Syriac.
. Transcribed from the Sinaitic Palimpsest. Introduced by .A.S.Lewis. Cambridge, 1894 (1st ed); large qto (11 x 9 in); xlviii, 318pp; bound in crisp, new cloth (title gilt); contents near-fine. [ DL 2/4 ].
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BIBLE -
Neues Testament Und Psalter in Der Sprache Martin Luthers Für Leser Von Heute. Ausgabe Nach Dem Wortlaut Der Lutherbibel Von 1545.
. Hamburg/Gladbeck Wittig/Schriftenmissions-Verlag 1982 ,718pp. fine hardback in dust jacket witch has a sl. faded spine and small tear to rear. [ST]. (ISBN: 380484233X) .
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BIBLE, NEW TESTAMENT. SYRIAC - NOVUM... TESTAMENTUM SYRIACUM
Novum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriacum Cum Versione Latina, Cura Et Studio Johannis Leusden Et Caroli Schaaf Editum Ad Omnes Editiones Diligenter Recensitum; & Variis Lectionibus, Magno Labore Collectis, Adornatum
. Secunda editio a mendis purgata. Lugduni Batavorum [Leyden ] : typis Joh. Mulleri : apud vid. et fil. Corn: Boutesteyn : Samuelem Luchtmans, 1717. 4to. (10),750pp. Double column text, Syriac and Latin. Title printed in red & black. Cont. vellum, hinges repaired, covers a bit bowed. See Darlow & Moule #8969 for notes on this important critical edition of the Syriac New Testament by Leusden. this is 1717 edition (the first was 1708). It is also one of the first books printed from stereotype.
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BINER, JOSEPH S.J. (1697 - 1766 )
Catholische Anmerckung Uber Die Neueste Uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber, 4 Parts Bound in One
. Catholische Anmerckung uber die neueste uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber, absonderlich den so genannten Urim und Thummim zu Zürich samt einem kurzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Erster Theil: 1. Kurtze Abbildung der Protestantischen Bücher-Schreiber zu Druck gegeben von P.Josepho Biner der Gesellschat Jesu Priestern Mit Erlaubnis der Oberen. Augsburg verlegts Mathias Wolffs seel. Wittib 1739, [26] 196pp. AND: Catholische Anmerckung über die neueste uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber absonderelich den sogenannt. URIM und THUMIM zu Zürich/ Sambt Einem kurzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien Und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Zweyter Theil Von dem Wort Gottes. zu Druck gegeben von P.Josepho Biner, S.J. Zweyte Auflag. Mit Erlaubnis der Oberen. Augspurg verlegts Mathias Wolffs seel. Wittib 1740.254pp. AND Protestantische Glaubens- Bekantnuss eines nacher Zu?rich flu?chtigen Ordens-Geistlichen, in einem kurtzen Begriff der heutigen Glaubens Strittigkeiten Widerlegt von P. Josepho Biner, S.J. Cum Facultate Superiorum. Augspurg, Verlegts Matth. Wolff seel. Wittib. Anno 1740, [3]153 [3]pp. AND Catholische Anmerckung uber die neueste uncatholische Controvers-Schreiber, absonderlich den sogenannten Urim und Thummim zu Zu?rich, samt einem kurtzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien Und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Dritter Theil Von der Kirchen unfehlbaren und sichtbaren Besta?ndigkeit vorgestellt von P. Josepho Biner S.J. Augspurg, Zu finden bei Mathia Wolffs seel. Wittib und Sohn, 1744,[30] 620 [2] pp. AND Catholische Anmerckungen ub?er die neueste Un-Catholische Controvers-Schreiber, absonderlich den so genannten Urim und Thumim zu Zu?rich, sambt einem kurtzen Begriff der heutigen Controversien, und Catholischen Glaubens-Wahrheit. Vierter Theil. Von der Kirchen Einigkeit Wohl zu bedencken vorgestellt von Sosepho Biner S.J. Mit Erlaubnuss der Oberen.Aaugspurg, In Verlag Martin Wagners, Buch-haendlers in Oberammergau in Bayren, 1745, [4]1856 [14] the latter 14 pages being the index and corrigenda for part IV. Full vellum binding, vertical crack through spine, brown/gilt title label, rear hinge partly cracked,spine overall worn, Text very good in general. Rare set of all 4 parts. ? Joseph Biner was a Roman Catholic canonist, historian, and theologian. His fame rests principally on his erudition. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1715 and received the usual training of its members. He was later professor of canon law in the universities of Ingolstadt, Dilingen and Innsbruck. He entered zealously into all the controversies with the sectaries of his time, especially with the Swiss Protestants. As a consequence, all his works have a polemical tinge.
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BLACKWALL, A. ( 1674-1730 )
The Sacred Classics Defended and Illustrated, Or, an Essay Humbly Offer'd Towards Proving the Purity, Propriety, and True Eloquuence of the Writers of the New Testament
. (1725). In two parts. "In the first of which those divine writers are vindicated against the charge of barbarous language, false Greek, and Solecisms; in the second is shewn that all the Excellencies of Style, and sublime beauties of Language and genuine Eloquence do abound.." London, 1725, "Printed by J.Pettenham for C.Rivington, at the Bible and Crown.. and W.Cantrell"; compact qto (9 x 7 in); [8] 372 pp plus 16pp index; t.p. partially titled in red; with wood-engraved initials and head- and tail-pieces; pages sl rippled, faint waterstains to prelims and upper corner of later texts; no foxing. previous owner's signature in ink on first blank page which is somewhat frayed, skilfully rebound in period marbled paper covered boards, brown spine with beige title label in gilt framing. [ WB ].
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BOEFT, J.DEN, & HILHORST, A.,(EDS.),
Early Christian Poetry.
. A Collection of Essays. (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae,Formerly Philosophia Patrum. Texts and Studies of early Christian Life and Language volume XXII ). E.G.Brill, 1993. Xi,320pp.;bound in blue publ.cl.with spine and fr.bd.gilt titled.D.w.; Very good condition. AVAILABLE FROM BRILL THE PUBLISHER AT 232 EURO / $302.00 in February 2016. (ISBN: 9789004099395) .
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HYMN BOOK
Hamburgisches Gesangbuch Fuer Den Oeffentlichen Gottesdienst Und Die Haeusliche Andacht. Mit Eines Hochedlen Und Hochweisen Raths Special Privilegio. Zweite Auflage Im Verlage Des Amts Des Buchbinder.
. Hamburg, 1843, gedruckt bei Johann August Meißner. XII, 774, 17, 12pp. bound in full velvet with brass clasp, All edges gilt , finely embossed. Rear hinge partly split, but book block firmly attached. The last 12 pages contain. Gebete und Andachten in Beziehung auf das heilige Abendmahl.
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BUNYAN, JOHN,
The Poems
0. 1980. Edited by Graham Midgley [The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan Volume VI]. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980; lxii, 345 pp. with vignette illustrations in one section;; publisher's blue buckram, spine gilt, dust-wrapper; a very good copy. A fine scholarly edition, which includes "Profitable Meditations", "One Thing is Needful", "Ebal and Gerizzim", Poems from "The Pilgrim's Progress" and from "The Holy War", "A Discourse of the Building .. of the House of God" and further poems, including "A Book for Boys and Girls" (1686) with illustrations of the woodcuts in a 1724 edition.
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CANTIMORI, DELIO,
Italienische Haeretiker
0. 1949. der Spaetrenaissance. Deutsch von Werner Kaegi. Basel, 1949; xiv, 509 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's cloth; spine slightly faded, corners of boards and of a few pages minimally bumped. The first edition in German, prepared in 1942 but not published until after the war. An fine association copy, bearing in the top margin of the title page a warm signed inscription in Italian by the the author to the late Professor Edgar Wind (1900 - 1971), Oxford Professor of the History of Art, celebrating the renewal of their old friendship: " a Edgar Wind con antica e felicemente rinnovata amicizia il suo D. Cantimori. Roma 1950".
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CRAMER, JOHANN ANDREAS, ED.]
. ] Allgemeines Gesangbuch, Auf Königlichen Allergnädigsten Befehl Zum öffentlichen Und Haüslichen Gebrauche Der Deutschen in Kopenhagen Herausgegeben.
. Kopenhagen, Im Verlage bey Christ. Gottl. Prost, Universitaets Buchhaendler, 1782. [15] ff. 754 pp. [7ff = Register ueber die Gesaenge nach dem Alphabet] . In a full richly decorated shagreen leather binding All edges gilt. sm8vo A name Eleonora Boldt is embossed in gilt on the front board with the date 1835.Lay hymnal and prayer book without music, intended for private and household devotions as well as for use in German-language speaking regions of the Danish kingdom. Edited by Johann Andreas Cramer (1723-88), a poet, hymnographer, and Chancellor at the Christian Albrecht's University of Kiel. The hymnal's text is printed in fraktur, with a woodcut title device and a few woodcut head- and tailpieces. A very good to fine copy with slightly worn corners and edges of spine and boards.
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CURETON , W., [IGNATIUS, BISHOP OF ANTIOCH, SAINT, MARTYR, C.35-C.107. ]
Corpus Ignatianum: A Complete Collection of the Ignatian Epistles Genuine, Interpolated, and Spurious; Together with Numerous Extracts from Them, As Quoted By Ecclesiastical Writers Down to the Tenth Century; in Syriac, Greek, and Latin :
. an English translation of the Syriac text, copious notes, and introduction, by William Cureton. London, Francis and John Rivington, 1849, [4], xvii, lxxxvii, [2], 365, [2] pp.; double-page pl. of Syriac mss. drawn by Harrietta Cureton, lithographed in red & black; size 26 x 17 cm. text in Syriac, Greek, Latin and English. Robust and elegant full dark brown calf leather binding, with some mottled lighter patches and a few scuff marks; front and rear covers each blind-ruled with double lines to form one main central panel, narrower panels along all four sides, and four corner panels, each corner with blind stamped floral ornament; spine with title in gilt on red leather title label , four raised bands with blind stamped floral ornaments between them; the top 5 cm. of the spine has at some time been neatly repaired and strengthened, though the repair material now covers the place where a fifth raised band was originally positioned; lower part of spine has a former library shelfmark in small white numerals on black background ("2.81.3"); head and tail bands; lower rear hinge has a small split, pages edged in red; marbled end papers; pasted on to the front endpapers are bookplates of Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913, a prominent Quaker and historian) and the Woodbrooke Library (a Quaker institution in Birmingham), with a label indicating that the Woodbrooke Library received the volume from the library of Dr. Hodgkin on 12 November 1913; apart from foxing of a few pages at the beginning and end of the book, and neat pencilled notes in the margins of about ten pages, the text is clean and unmarked. Very scarce. An important date in the Ignatian controversy was the year 1845, when Canon Cureton published a Syriac version of the epistles to St. Polycarp, the Ephesians, and the Romans. The three epistles contained in this version appear in a much shorter form than is found in the Greek text and Latin version. A fragment of the epistle to the Trallians is incorporated in the epistle to the Romans, but none of the other epistles appear in the collection. The text of Cureton's edition was based upon two MSS. in the British Museum. The former of these two MSS. dates from the sixth century. It was purchased by Archdeacon Tattam from the convent of St. Mary Deipara in the Nitrian desert in 1839. The second MS. dates from the seventh or eighth century, and was brought from Egypt by Archdeacon Tattam in 1842. Cureton maintained that these three epistles alone represented the genuine Ignatius, that the Vossian collection contained these three in an interpolated form, and that the remaining four letters of the Vossian collection were forgeries. This rekindled the controversy. Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, afterwards Bishop of Lincoln, declared the newly-discovered version to be an epitome of the genuine letters made by an Eutychian heretic. This led Cureton to a fuller treatment of the question. He had meanwhile discovered an additional MS. of the three epistles, brought, like the first-named, from the convent of St. Mary Deipara, and dating from at least the ninth century. He now published his great work Corpus Ignatianum (London, 1849), which contains a full treatment of the whole question. Cureton's view was supported by Bunsen and several eminent scholars. But it has failed to hold its ground. Apart from the fact that the seven letters of the Vossian collection were plainly known to Eusebius and Theodoret, they exhibit a perfect unity of authorship and style throughout. Cureton's theory requires us to suppose that the interpolator was able to reproduce in his additions to the letters the most subtle characteristics of language and grammar. A similar difficulty occurs when we examine the relation of Cureton's Syriac version to the Syriac version of the seven letters. The one is plainly derived from the other, and it is far more probable that the Curetonian Syriac version is an abridged form of the Syriac version of the seven letters, than that the latter is an expansion of the former. Epistle to Polycarp, to the Ephesians and to the Romans: on the left opening Cureton's restored Greek text at the head with the shorter and longer recensions in parallel, on the right the Syriac from his ms a at the head with the longer and shorter Latin versions. For the epistle to the Magnesians, Trallians, Philadelphians and Smyrnians: the shorter and longer Greek recensions on the left, the longer and shorter Latin on the right. Fragments of `Other Ignatian epistles, not mentioned by Eusebius' include epistles from and to Maria Cassobolita, to the Tarsians, to the Antiochians, to Hero the Deacon and to the Philippians, in parallel Greek and Latin; to John Apostle and Evangelist I-II and to S. Mary the Virgin, in Latin only. -- Testimonies respecting St. Ignatius, and extracts from the Ignatian epistles as cited by various authors down to the tenth century, p. [158]-195 -- Passages from the Ignatian epistles, and extracts from various writers respecting St. Ignatius, in Syriac, p. [196]-225 -- English translation from the Syriac, p. [226]-55 -- Excerpta Ignatiana Aethiopice, p. [256]-62, Ethiopic and Latin on facing pages -- Notes, p. [263]-363, with Syriac text of the Epistle to the Tarsians, obtained by the British Museum in 1847, p. 363-65. [ DR - 3 ].
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D'HESMIVY D'AURIBEAU, ABBE,
Memoires Pour Servir
0. 1794. a l'histoire de la Persecution française, reueillis par les ordres de notre tres-saint père Le Paper Pie VI.. Tome premier. Rome, 1794.lxxix, [v], 1152, lii, [iv], xx, xlii pp. with copper-engraved title-page vignette; contemporary quarter calf, spine ruled in gilt and stamped in blind, red morocco lettering-piece, marbled boards; a little rubbed, more to boards and edges than to spine; the front inner joint broken, small library codes on bottom panel of spine, small library label and marks on front endpapers, damp-stain to final six pages. otherwise contents clean and fresh. A very good ex-library copy but for the front joint,, which is repairable. According to the original numerals on a panel of the spine the volume contains parts One, Two and Three [of Volume One] but the pagination of the volume is consecutive, and though Part Two is clearly present, we have been able to ascertain whether our volume also contains Part Three. The Second Volume appeared in 1795. A compendious record of the persecution of Catholics and the Catholic Church under the French Revolution.The author was living in exile in Rome.
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FACSIMILE-
Codex Sinaiticus
. This high quality facsimile reunites the Codex Sinaiticus from its current locations around the world. Makes one of the most significant Christian texts available. Excellent value for a 20lb text. the Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world's most remarkable books. Written in Greek in the fourth century, it is the oldest surviving complete New Testament, and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. No other early manuscript of the Christian Bible has been so extensively corrected, and the significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of western book making is immense. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript. This magnificent printed facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St Catherine’s Monastery, Mt Sinai and Leipzig University Library. Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense. Hardback, 832 pages, 340 x 420mm, 822 colour illustrations.Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world's most remarkable books. Written in Greek in the fourth century, it is the oldest surviving complete New Testament, and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. No other early manuscript of the Christian Bible has been so extensively corrected, and the significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of western book making is immense. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript. This magnificent printed facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St Catherine's Monastery, Mt Sinai and Leipzig University Library. Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense. The name 'Codex Sinaiticus' literally means 'the Sinai Book'. It reflects two important aspects of the manuscript: its form and a very special place in its history. 'Codex' means 'book'. By the time Codex Sinaiticus was written, works of literature were increasingly written on sheets that were folded and bound together in a format that we still use to this day. This book format was steadily replacing the roll format which was more widespread just a century before when texts were written on one side of a series of sheets glued together to make a roll. These rolls were made of animal skin (like most of the Dead Sea Scrolls) or the papyrus plant (commonly used for Greek and Latin literature). Using the papyrus codex was a distinctive feature of early Christian culture. The pages of Codex Sinaiticus however are of prepared animal skin called parchment. This marks it out as standing at an important transition in book history. Before it we see many examples of Greek and Latin texts on papyrus roll or papyrus codex, but almost no traces of parchment codices. After it, the parchment codex becomes normative. During its history , particularly its modern history, parts of Codex Sinaiticus were also known by other names. The 43 leaves which are now at Leipzig University Library were published in 1846 as 'Codex Frederico-Augustanus' in honour of Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony, who was the patron of the German Biblical scholar and editor of Codex Sinaiticus, Constantine Tischendorf. The 347 leaves now in The British Library were previously known as 'Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus', as they were kept in St Petersburg between 1863 and 1933. Codex Sinaiticus is generally dated to the fourth century, and sometimes more precisely to the middle of that century. This is based on study of the handwriting, known as palaeographical analysis. Only one other nearly complete manuscript of the Christian Bible Codex Vaticanus (kept in the Vatican Library in Rome) is of a similarly early date. The only manuscripts of Christian scripture that are definitely of an earlier date than Codex Sinaiticus contain small portions of the text of the Bible.As it survives today, Codex Sinaiticus comprises just over 400 large leaves of prepared animal skin, each of which measures 380mm high by 345mm wide. On these parchment leaves is written around half of the Old Testament and Apocrypha (the Septuagint), the whole of the New Testament, and two early Christian texts not found in modern Bibles. Most of the first part of the manuscript (containing most of the so-called historical books, from Genesis to 1 Chronicles) is now missing and presumed to be lost. The Septuagint includes books which many Protestant Christian denominations place in the Apocrypha. Those present in the surviving part of the Septuagint in Codex Sinaiticus are 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, 1 & 4 Maccabees, Wisdom and Sirach. The number of the books in the New Testament in Codex Sinaiticus is the same as that in modern Bibles in the West, but the order is different. The Letter to the Hebrews is placed after Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians, and the Acts of the Apostles between the Pastoral and Catholic Epistles. The two other early Christian texts are an Epistle by an unknown writer claiming to be the Apostle Barnabas, and 'The Shepherd', written by the early second-century Roman writer, Hermas. Codex Sinaiticus was copied by more than one scribe. Constantine Tischendorf identified four in the nineteenth century. Subsequent research decided that there were three, but it is possible that a fourth (different from Tischendorf's fourth scribe) can be identified. Each of the three undisputed scribes has a distinctive way of writing which can be identified with practice. Each also had a distinctive way of spelling many sounds, particularly vowels which scribes often wrote phonetically. One of them may have been a senior copyist. DO NOT ORDER VIA A B E AS WE WILL THEN HAVE TO REJECT YOUR ORDER. Instead order via www.Antiqbook . Weight: 20 lbs. (ISBN: 9780712349987) .
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FALLERSLEBEN, HOFFMANN VON,
Geschichte Des Deutschen Kirchenliedes Bis Auf Luthers Zeit
. nebst einem Anhange In Dulci Iubilo, nun Singet und seid Froh: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutschen Poesie. Dritte Ausgabe.Two volumes bound in one, In Dulci Iubilo containing "einer musikbeilage von Ludwig Erk"). Carl Rümpler (verlag), Hannover, 1861; xii + 540pp ("Geschichte..") & 128pp ("In Dulci.."); binder's cloth, gilt-titled; small splits in spine ends, corners bumped & v.sl.worn, waterstain to a few corners, a few spots on occas. leaves, otherwise sound. ASK FOR POSTAL QUOTE [ST].
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HAWKER, ROBERT,
Zion's Pilgrim
0. 1801. Falmouth, printed by T.Findell [& sold London, Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Helston, Penzance etc.]; 1801; [iv], 170pp. with wood-engraved title-vignette, and wood-engraved tail-piece [initialled R[obert] A[ustin]; original sheep; corners rubbed, spine very rubbed, with loss, small patch of leather missing from front board, larger patch missing from rear board, contents minimally spotted, short closed tear at p. 87/8. First edition, with the book-plate of John Davies Enys [possibly a relation of Davies Gilbert, the Cornish Antiquary]. The author, a very popular preacher, was the grandfather of R.S.Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow. The work describes in a fictional first-person narrative how a man is brought to Christian belief and values through a series of encounters - the Moral Preacher, the Poor Man's Experience, the Suicide, the Ploughman, the Stable Boy, an Inn, etc. including the Jew, with a narrative of how he was converted to the Christian faith. In 1820 the artist William Blake engraved a portrait of "Revd. Robert Hawker", after Ponsford; a very reduced photocopy.of this print is loosely inserted before the half-title of our copy.
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Keywords: Ianweb Theology Christianity Evangelism Religion the Pilgrim's Progress 18th Century Devon and Cornwall Judaica English Literature R.S. Hawker

 
THE EARLIER PROPHETS IN HEBREW
The Earlier Prophets in Hebrew
. n.p. no publisher, 1920, very good hardback, Black binding With Gilt Title On Spine Hebrew Text . This copy belonged to professor Harry Saggs.
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HEIDENHEIM, HANNS H.,
Woodcuts of the Bible. 5 Volumes
. 5 volumes in folio. splendid edition, one of 300 numbered copies printed by hand from original woodblocks on hand-made Japanese paper. All prints signed by the artist/printer. Bound bloc-book type in oak-tanned cowhide, covers embossed from woodblock. Folder and slipcase covered in hand-made paper, main title and masthead of the volumes are also woodcuts. Düsseldorf, Ursus presse, 1965-1970. Splendid set.
¶ Volume 1: IJOB (Job) 23 woodcuts, separate introduction enclosed; Volume 2: Das Lieder der Lieder (Song of songs) 17 woodcuts, biblical text edited by Max Brod; introd. by J. Mager; Volume 3: Jesaja (Isaiah) 20 woodcuts. Volume 4: Am Anfang ( In the beginning) 21 woodcuts, 1998, In these woodcuts the artist tried to show the development of the Deus absconditus, the hidden God till His revelation in creation. Foundation of this work were the books of the Kabbalah. Volume Volume 5: Ursprung (Origin) 20 woodcuts, 2002, the 2nd announcement of the creation in the Bible. The illustrations cover old folk legends gathered over 3000 years going back to the Stone Age. Cave drawings from 7000 to 200,000 years ago form the basis of these woodcuts. A descriptive booklet in the German language is added.ADDED ALSO: Large poster-sized print , measuring 97 x 61 cm. PSALM 22: Eli, eli, lema sabachtani. Printed from the woodblock in 3 colours, one of an edition of 180 copies printed on Japanese paper signed and numbered . AND Numerous invitsations to Heidenheim's gallery in Duesseldorf.
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Book number: F2085
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Keywords: Theology Wim Meeuws Bibliophile Limited Editions Private Press Bible

 
HOFFMANN, FELIX
Das Hohe Lied and : Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit Im Buch, in Glas, Auf Der Wand
. Das Hohe Lied . Zürich und Stuttgart, Flamberg, 1964. Mit 22 (10 ganzs.) Orig.-Farbholzschnitten Von Felix Hoffmann. (24) Bll. 4to. Orig.-HPgt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 1 von 400 numerierten Exemplaren, im Impressum vom Künstler signiert, der ebenfalls das Einbandpapier schuf. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung der Zürcher Bibel. Typografische Gestaltung Max Caflisch. - Dieses Exemplar unnumeriert hors commerce aus der Bibliothek des Hamburger Verlegers Friedrich Wittig. Tadelloses Exemplar in Schuber. Siehe Wendland 50. AND: Henning Wendland und Guido Fischer: Felix Hoffmann. Seine Arbeit im Buch, in Glas, auf der Wand. Aarau und Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Sauerlaender, 1971, Erschienen zum 60. Geburtstag von Felix Hoffmann, der die Gestaltung des Buches besorgte. Mit einem speziell für dieses Buch geschaffenen, lose beiliegenden signierten Farbholzschnitt; dieser wurde von den Originalstöcken abgezogen. - 4°, mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Abbildungen. 22x29, Geb Schutzumschlag. ca. 118 Seiten unpaginiert und einer Karte mit Text " mit bestem Dank zurueck" signiert und datiert 13.4.1970 [an den Verleger Friedrich Wittig] Dazu Ausschnitt aus der Welt vom 21.12.1964 ueber Felix Hoffmann, ebenfalls ueber sein Leben von Arianna Giachi zum Tode des Kuenstlers am 11.7.1975, ein Angebot des Flamberg Verlag Zuerich fuer Hoffmanns letzte Illustrationen des Buches Weihnachten, Poster mit einer farbigen Illustration, D. Oelbermann : Felix Hoffmann - Partnerschaft und Einfuehlung in der Reihe Quellen der Buchgestaltung erschienen im Boersenblatt vom 6.1.1979; Ausstellungskatalog der Galerie im Rahmhof, Oktober/November 1974 FELIX HOFFMANN -Illustrationen - Farbholzschnitte- Radierungen , 8 seiten in farbigem Umschlag und loose dazu ein Holzschnitt in Sepia; schliesslich Felix Hoffmann: Vom Chaos vor der Schoepfung bis zur Auferstehung Christi. Die Chorfenster in unserer Stadtkirche,4 Seiten, eine Seite Text.
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JUNCKER, CHRISTIAN. [1668 - 1714 ].
Das Guldene Und Silberne Ehren-Gedächtniß Des Theuren Gottes-Lehrers D. Martini Lutheri. In Welchem Dessen Leben, Tod, Familie Und Reliquien, Benebst Den Vornehmsten Geschichten Der Evangelischen Reformation, Wie Auch Der Evangelischen Jubel-Feyern,
1706. umständlich beschrieben, und auf eine sonderbar anmuthige Art, aus mehr als zwey hundert Medaillen oder Schau-Müntzen und Bildnissen von rarer Curiosität, mit auserlesenen Anmerkungen, erkläret werden. Durch Christian Juncker/Dresdensen, Hoch-Fürstlichen Sachsen-Hennebergischen gesamten Historiographum. Schleusingen, gedruckt von Georg Wilhelm Göbel, und zu finden in Franckfurt und Leipzig / Beij Johann Andreä Endters sel. Sohn und Erben, ANNO M DCC VI , [1706]. (195 x 120mm). [LVI] 562, [xii = Register] + 2 blank leaves. Complete with the double-page frontispiece and 8 full-page engraved plates of portraits, some of which folding, included in the pagination. Also a folding genealogical chart [not included in the pagination ] With 213 copper-engraved impressions of medals in the text. Decorative head- and tail-pieces and initials. Printed in Fraktur, Half-title, Title-page printed in red and black, In full contemporary vellum binding.title handwritten in ink on spine which also has a few remnants of a typed label. A very good and tight copy, a few mm. missing from top corner of f. e.p. and first blank . First enlarged German edition of the Latin edition. - Contains medals concerning Luther, Brenz, Bucer, Calvin, Melanchton, Menno Symons, Viret, Zwingli, Cromwell, Erasmus, Dürer, etc. see: Lipsius p. 204. Jackson 1432.
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JURIEU, PIERRE, (1637-1713.)
The History of the Council of Trent. : In Eight Books. Whereunto Is Prefixt a Discourse Containing Historical Reflexions on Councils
. and particularly on the conduct of the Council of Trent, proving that the Protestants are not obliged to submit thereto / written in French by Peter Jurieu, Doctour and Professour of Divinity.And now done into English. Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Henry Faithorne and John Kersey, and Edward Evets, 1684, CXX, 608pp. frontispiece title page page I headed by: Historical Reflections ON COUNCILS; And particularly on the Council of TRENT: PROVING That Protestants are not Obliged to submit thereto. Page 1 is headed by: THE HISTORY OF THE Council of TRENT. Deals with LEO. X. ADRIAN. VI. CLEM. VII. PAUL. III. PAUL III. PAUL III. JULIUS III. JULIUS III. JULIUS III. MARCEL II. PAUL IV. PIUS IV. PIUS IV. PIUS IV. PIUS IV. ERRATA. A TABLE of the most remarkable matters contained in this History. Translation of Abrégé de l'histoire du concile de Trente.
¶ The Council of Trent played an important part in determining the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. Along with the part played by the Jesuits and certain individuals, the Council of Trent was a central feature of the Counter-Reformation. But whether Trent represented a positive move by the Catholic Church remains contentious. Any long term change in the Catholic Church depended on the attitude of the pope in power at one particular time. If there was no desire for change, then there would be no change! Julius III (1550 to 1555) showed little interest in reform. There were those popes who were the opposite and were truly interested in moving forward the Catholic Church such as Sixtus V (1585 to 1590). The Council of Trent was called by Paul Ill who was pope from 1534 to 1549 and it first sat in December 1545. It was finally disbanded in 1563 but though it would appear to have a life span of 18 years, it was only engaged in talks for four and a half years. Most of the popes at this time did not want to lose power and "they did not feel any enthusiasm for the abolition of abuses which were lucrative for the Papacy." (Cowie) The pope did not attend the meetings of the Council and he took no formal part in it. But his legates ensured that the pope's views would always be put forward and this meant that there was no danger in the revival of conciliarism (the Council being superior to the pope). 700 bishops could have attended the Council but to start with only 31 turned up along with 50 theologians. By 1563, a total of 270 bishops attended and the vast majority of them were Italian which was a great bonus for the pope as they were under his control and it was the pope who effectively controlled promotion to cardinal etc. and these men would not be seen in public doing anything other than what the pope wanted. The bishops also insisted that they vote as individuals rather than as a block-country vote and as there were 187 Italian bishops, 32 Spanish, 28 French and 2 German the Italians vastly outnumbered the other three countries put together! As such what was to be passed at Trent was what the pope accepted as being acceptable to him. The Council had been called to examine doctrine and reform. Charles V had wanted abuses looked at first in an attempt to please the Protestants and hopefully tempt them back to the church. Once they were back they could look at doctrine. Paul III did not want this as reforms could financially damage him and concessions could diminish his authority. The result was that two separate sections dealt with reform and doctrine simultaneously. The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum) was the 16th-century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the Church's most important[1] councils. It convened in Trent (then capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent, in the Holy Roman Empire, now in modern Italy) between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in twenty-five sessions for three periods. Council fathers met for the first through eighth sessions in Trent (1545-7), and for the ninth through eleventh sessions in Bologna (1547) during the pontificate of Pope Paul III.[2] Under Pope Julius III, the council met in Trent (1551-52) for the twelfth through sixteenth sessions. Under Pope Pius IV, the seventeenth through twenty-fifth sessions took place in Trent (1559-63). The council issued condemnations on what it defined as Protestant heresies and defined Church teachings in the areas of Scripture and Tradition, Original Sin, Justification, Sacraments, the Eucharist in Holy Mass and the veneration of saints. It issued numerous reform decrees.[3] By specifying Catholic doctrine on salvation, the sacraments, and the Biblical canon, the Council was answering Protestant disputes.[1] The Council entrusted to the Pope the implementation of its work; as a result, Pope Pius IV issued the Tridentine Creed in 1565; and Pope Pius V issued in 1566 the Roman Catechism, in 1568 a revised Roman Breviary, and in 1570 a revised Roman Missal, thus initiating what since the 20th century has been called the Tridentine Mass (from the city's Latin name Tridentum), and Pope Clement VIII issued in 1592 a revised edition of the Vulgate.[4] The Council of Trent, delayed and interrupted several times because of political or religious disagreements, was a major reform council and the most impressive embodiment of the ideals of the Counter-Reformation.[4] It would be over 300 years until the next Ecumenical Council. When announcing Vatican II, Pope John XXIII stated that the precepts of the Council of Trent continue to the modern day, a position that was reaffirmed by Pope Paul VI.[5] in full rather worn and damaged original calf no front end papers, some marginal; worm holing , staining to edges of some pages,[ DR 5 ].
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JUSTIN MARTYR (ED. BY JOHANN CARL THEODOR OTTO, 1816-1897 )
S. Iustini Philosophi Et Martyris Opera Quae Feruntur Omnia : Ad Optimos Libros Mss. Partim Nondum Collatos Recensuit Prolegomenis Adnotatione Versione Instruxit Indices Adiecit / Ioann. Carol. Theod. Otto . Opera Iustini Indubitata (5 Parts)
Mauke. ( Corpus apologetarum Christianorum saeculi secundi ; vol. 1-5 ) editio altera. Friederich Mauke, Jena, 1847-1850, second edition, five volumes bound in two, 1786 pp. + 4 facsimiles, size 22 x 14 cm. approx. complete works of the early Christian writer, Justin Martyr, giving parallel texts in Greek and Latin, accompanied by commentary in footnotes. Full calf Leather binding, showing some signs of wear but generally robust, front and rear covers double-ruled in gilt on all four sides with gilt floral ornament in each corner, forming a rectangular panel, further gilt patterning of lines and dots along cover edges; gilt titles on labels on spines, with five raised bands, each having a line of gilt (now somewhat eroded) above and below; head and tail bands intact; cover surfaces have many spots of a darker colour (possibly from old ink stains), also there are scuff marks, particularly on the spines, and there is some wear to the cover corners and edges of both vols. and at head and tail of spine on vol. 2; apart from the upper joint of vol. 2, the joints remain strong; end papers brown; pages edged in pale red along fore-edge and lower-edge, and in brown along upper-edge; front end paper of each volume has bookplate, partly defaced, of Thomas Raffles D.D. L.L.D. (1788-1863, Congregationalist minister) with his coat of arms, partly covered by what appears to be the remains of a bookplate of the Congregational College Library, Manchester, accompanied by the former library shelf mark of "G.9.H"; text is clean and unmarked throughout, apart from slight foxing on just a few pages. Rare book. No copy of this edition in the British Library. ? Justin was born around 100 (both his birth and death dates are approximate) at Flavia Neapolis (ancient Shechem, modern Nablus) in Samaria (the middle portion of Israel, between Galilee and Judea) of pagan Greek parents. He was brought up with a good education in rhetoric, poetry, and history. He studied various schools of philosophy in Alexandria and Ephesus , joining himself first to Stoicism, then Pythagoreanism, then Platonism, looking for answers to his questions. While at Ephesus, he was impressed by the steadfastness of the Christian martyrs, Justin became a Christian, but he continued to wear the cloak that was the characteristic uniform of the professional teacher of philosophy. His position was that pagan philosophy, especially Platonism, is not simply wrong, but is a partial grasp of the truth, and serves as "a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ." He engaged in debates and disputations with non-Christians of all varieties, pagans, Jews, and heretics. He opened a school of Christian philosophy and accepted students, first at Ephesus and then later at Rome. He was tried before the Roman prefect Rusticus, refused to renounce Christianity, and was put to death by beheading along with six of his students, one of them a woman. A record of the trial, probably authentic, is preserved, known as The Acts of Justin the Martyr. [ DR 3 ].
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