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Rare and Finely Bound Biographies -- The Integrity of Scripture
The Integrity of Scripture
Rare and Finely Bound Biographies - Sacred and Secular

The Integrity of Scripture

“Having recorded the days of Eden, the Bible outlines an ascension from the elementary wisdom of fallen man, self-conscious, cautious and clever, to an ethical concern for his fellow men, and finally to a participation in the God-given splendor that visits him – a mere shadow in the night – through the bright radiance that plays over him. The revelation of Divine Wisdom thus leads in a straight line to the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel, the next step being the humanization of the Logos, unto the mystery of the deification of man, which will be revealed on the last day.” 

Georges A. Barrois in The Face of Christ in the Old Testament - Not in eCatalog


1. BEETHAM, CHRISTOPHER A. Echoes of Scripture in the Letter of Paul to the Colossians [Biblical Interpretation Series, Volume 96]. Society of Biblical Literature, 2008. XVIII + 342pp. Softcover in good condition. Underlining to text. Crisp, clean pages. Tight binding.

Book # 1589834992
Price: $29.00 NOT IN STOCK

2. BREED, DAVID K. The Trial of Christ from a Legal and Scriptual Viewpoint. Thomas Law Book Company, 1948. 12mo, 90pp. Hardcover in very good condition. Light general wear to extremities. Clean text.

Book # B000MOKNUQ
Price: $8.00 NOT IN STOCK

3. HEBERT, AG. The Throne of David. A Study of the Fulfilment of the Old Testament in Jesus Christ and His Church. London: Faber, 1956. 8vo, 278pp. Good cloth. Ink scoring. Sound binding.

Book # NTS106
Price: $10.00

4. HICKS, R. LANSING. Forms of Christ in the Old Testament. The Problem of the Christological Unity of the Bible [The William C. Winslow Memorial Lectures of 1968]. Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1968. 45pp. Softcover staple-bound pamphlet in good condition. Light scuffing, fading, and wearing to extremities. Light fading to pages. Some very sparse foxing to pages. Sound binding. Clean text.

Book # B0007EJOJC
Price: $24.00

5. JUEL, DONALD. Messianic Exegesis. Christological Interpretation of the Old Testament in Early Christianity. Fortress Press, 1992. 1992 printing. XII + 193pp. Softcover in very good condition. Light scuffing and fading to extremities. Crisp, clean pages. Tight binding. Clean text.

Book # 0800627075
Price: $11.99 NOT IN STOCK

6. KENNEDY, GERALD THOMAS. St. Paul's Conception of the Priesthood of Melchisedech: An Historico-Exegetical Investigation. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1951. The Catholic University of America Studies in Sacred Theology, No. 63. 8vo, v + 151pp. Very good original wrappers. Clean interior.

Book # NTS419
Price: $40.00 NOT IN STOCK

7. KULDELL, A.R. The Passion King. As Portrayed in Isaiah Fifty-Three. Columbus: Lutheran Book Concern, 1907. 8vo, 102pp. Good cloth. Spine slightly shaken. Clean interior.

Book # OTS749
Price: $50.00

8. MIRTOW, P. Jesus and the Religion of the Old Testament. SPCK, 1957. VI + 81pp. Softcover pamphlet in good condition. General rubbing, fading, scuffing, and discoloration to wrappers. Library stamp to front inside cover. Slight tanning to pages. Sound binding. Clean text.

Book # 9110366008
Price: $18.00

9. SMITH, JOHN. The Integrity of Scripture. Plain Reasons for Rejecting the Critical Hypothesis. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1902. 8vo, 284pp. Fair cloth with gilt title to spine. Sunning to extremities. Fore edge uncut. Lacking front free endpaper. Sparse ink scoring. Firm binding. Ink markings to front endpapers.

Book # NTS1502
Price: $25.00

10. WESTERMANN, CLAUS. The Parables of Jesus in the Light of the Old Testament. Fortress, 1990. VII + 211pp. Softcover in very good condition. Review copy stamp on half-title. Clean text. Tight binding.

Book # 0800624408
Price: $10.00 NOT IN STOCK

Rare and Finely Bound Biographies - Sacred and Secular

11. La vie de Saint Louis de Gonzague, de la compagnie de Jesus. 12mo, 232 + 196pp (two books bound in one volume). Full-leather hardcover with five raised spine bands and tooling to boards. Orléans was a Jesuit who wrote many saints’ lives as well as numerous books on historical topics. This volume contains lives of two Jesuit saints, Aloysius Gonzaga and Stanislaus Kostka, which were first published separately, in 1685 and 1672 respectively. Subsequently, they were sometimes printed together. In this copy, however, while both works were published by the same house in the same year, it appears that they were originally printed separately and re-bound as one much later. Each work has its own title page. More tellingly, there is a distinct contrast in condition between the endpapers and the book block: the former are pristine, and the latter is characteristically aged. Overall, the book is in very good condition. Pages are slightly tanned and occasionally spotted, with mild soiling to fore-edge. Inscription to title page: “Les Dames religieuse du Sacré Coeur…” Small bookplate to front pastedown: “Academy of the Sacred Heart, St. Joseph, MO.” Excellent, solid binding. Boards lightly bumped at corners and minimally rubbed at edges. First spine band slightly worn. Spine label, “Vie de S Louis G,” apparently grafted from original binding.

Book # 9110224769
Price: $199.00

12. [ANON.], . La Madre Francesca Saverio Cabrini. Fondatrice e Superiora Generale delle Missionarie del Sacro Cuore di Gesù. Torino: Societa Editrice Internazionale, 1928. 8vo, xv + 386pp. Illustrated. Bound in original half gilt-tooled red morocco over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Inscribed on ffep by Sisters of the S. Heart of Jesus to Bishop Hoban. Light bumping to corners.

Book # AR1547
Price: $100.00 NOT IN STOCK

13. BEAUSCHENSE, M. DE. La vie et la legende de Madame Sainte Notburg... orné de quatre-vingt-quatre gravures d'apres les dessins de M.S. Langlois. Paris: Henri Plon, 1868. 4to, 318pp. Illustrated. Bound in quarter calf with marbled boards, library markings on lower spine, ffep, and small numbers on title-page. Scattered foxing. Bookplates to front paste-down. Corner of ffep clipped. Good condition.

Book # AR763
Price: $65.00

14. BRYAN, MICHAEL (1757-1821). Bryan's Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Extra Illustrated [16 volumes]. Monastery Hill Bindery, 1902 / 1921. From the 1902 London revised edition, here rebound by The Monastery Hill Bindery: Chicago, 1921. Bryan's dictionary has been an excellent resource for many years. It originally came in two 4to volumes. Here, however, it has been voluminously extra illustrated and rebound, comprising 16 full volumes, each measuring approximately 11.25 by 9 inches. Bound in full leather with five raised bands. Boards are black; spines faded to a brown. Royal blue silk moire endpapers and double gilt-ruled dentelles to inner borders. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Some wear along extremities, occasional chipping at heads. This set is in excellent condition. All of the bindings are intact and square; boards are all firmly attached with no cracking or splitting to joints. Contents are remarkably clean and fresh, with no foxing, markings, or other defects. The extra illustrations have been taken from a number of different sources, and include photogravures, steel engravings, and facsimiles. Many are tipped-in. Quite a few include a hand-written caption, written lightly in pencil in a fine hand. Coat of arms of George William Cardinal Mundelein (1872-1939), former Archbishop of Chicago, stamped in gilt and red to the upper cover of each volume. A very impressive set!

Book # 9110099859
Price: $5,400.00

15. CHANDLER, THOMAS BRADBURY. The Life of Samuel Johnson, D.D., the First President of King's College, in New York. ... To which is added an Appendix, containing many original letters, never before published. Re-printed for C. and J. Rivington, 1824. First edition thus. Originally printed by T. & J. Swords (New York, 1805). According to the title page, it contains “many interesting Anecdotes; a general view of the state of Religion and Learning in Connecticut during the former part of the last century; and an account of the institution and rise of Yale College, Connecticut; and of King's (now Columbia) College, New York.” 209pp. Hardcover, quarter-bound with modern blue cloth to spine and gray buckram to boards; black morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Covers and endpapers as new; stitching firm. Pages lightly foxed but otherwise unmarked. Occasional faint creasing. Clear and bright text.

Book # B00088F2SY
Price: $119.00

16. DE BREMOND D'ARS, GUY. Jean de Vivonne. Sa vie et ses ambassades près de Philippe II et la cour de Rome. Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884. 8vo, iv + 396pp. Half morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands. Book-plate of 'Joseph M. Gleason' on front paste-down endpaper. Ex-library, slight foxing. Inscribed by author on half-title.

Book # AR1493
Price: $100.00

17. HIBBERT WARE, MRS. The Life and Correspondence of the Late Samuel Hibbert Ware.Secretary and Vice-President of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries; Author of the 'History and Foundations of Manchester', 'The Philosophy of Apparitions' etc. Manchester: J. E. Cornish, 1882. 8vo, xxiv + 586pp. Good original cloth. Ex-library. With tissue-guarded frontispiece. Overall condition very good.

Book # 911002087X
Price: $250.00

18. HOEFER, M. (Editor). Nouvelle biographie générale depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'a nos jours, avec les renseignements bibliographiques et l'indication des sources a consulter. [Complete in 46 volumes]. Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, 1857-1866. 8vo. Uniformly bound in quarter brown calf with marbled boards. Five raised bands to spines, with gilt-lettered red and blue morocco labels. Marbled endpapers. Slightly ex-library, with numbers written in gold color to lower spines. General light wear to outer bindings, some volumes chipped or somewhat torn at head of spines. Volume 2 lacks three compartments of leather on the spine. Internally very good condition. Overall condition is good. The Biographie Générale has remained an unsurpassed work of general biographical reference.

Book # AR1766
Price: $1,000.00 NOT IN STOCK

19. [HOFBAUER, CLEMENT MARY]. Vindobonen beatificationis et canonizationis Servi Dei Clementis Mariae Hofbauer. Romae: Josephi Aurelj & Bernardi Morini, 2 volumes. Saint Clement Hofbauer (1751-1820) was given the title Apostle and Patron of Vienna by Pius X in 1914. Hofbauer was born in Tasswitz, Moravia and as a youth worked as a baker, using his spare time to study for the priesthood. In 1785 he joined the Redemptorist order and following ordination travelled to Warsaw with his companion Thaddeus Huebl to set up a religious house. Having been expelled from Poland in 1808, Hofbauer settled in Vienna and served as chaplain at an Ursuline convent. By the end of his life his reputation for holiness was wide-spread and every class in Vienna had been touched by him in some way. Having experienced Josephism, he is said to have had formidably countered its influence and is even considered by some to have been the primary factor in its gradual decline. The title offered here is an account of the beatification and canonization process of Hofbauer under the direction of the Congregation of Sacred Rites in Rome. The records are published in two consecutive volumes and eventually led to Hofbauer's beatification in 1888 and canonizaton in 1909. An interesting book which allows one to look into the processes involved in the making of a saint in the Catholic Church. 4to, 2 vols. Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Some rubbing on corners and spines, inconspicuous library stamps on title-pages, small book-plates on paste-down endpapers.

Book # AR1279
Price: $500.00

20. IGNAZIO DEL COSTATO DI GESU, . Vita del venerabile servo di Dio Monsignor Vincenzo Maria Strambi della Congregazione de' Passionisti, Vescovo di Macerata e Tolentino... Roma: Sagra Congregazione de Propaganda Fide, 1844. 4to, engraved frontispiece portrait + xii + 514pp. Bound in contemporary quarter calf with marbled boards. Light foxing throughout. Some chipping to extremities. St. Vincenzo Maria Strambi (1745-1824) was ordained in 1767 and joined the Passionists in 1768 after a retreat led by Saint Paul of the Cross. He was a professor of theology and in 1781 served as provincial. In 1801 he was made Bishop of Macerata and Tolentino. He was exiled in 1808 for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to Napoleon, but returned in 1813 after Napoleon's downfall. Due to his interventions, Macerta was saved from the sacking of Murat's troops. In his diocese he put an end to much corruption and was an indefatigable missioner and preacher. On the death of Pope Pius VII, he resigned his see to become an advisor to Pope Leo XII. He was canonized in 1950.

Book # AR587
Price: $250.00

21. LESEUR, GUILLAUME. Histoire de Gaston IV, comte de Foix. Chronique française inédite du XVe siècle, publiée pour la société de l'histoire de France par Henri Courteault. Tome I & II. [Complete 2 volume set]. Librairie Renouard, 1893, 1896. [LXXXIV + 222pp] + [439pp]. Quarter red leather over marbled boards. Light wear to corners and small areas of rubbing to the bottom board of Volume I. Ex-library marks to lower half of spine. Error to lettering on spine: reads 'Gaston VI', instead of 'IV'. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. Heavy foxing on the ffeps and then only minimal spots throughout the volume. Binding is tight. A beautiful set of a scarce title.

Book # 9110284753
Price: $195.00

22. MARCHE, A. LECOY DE LA. Saint Martin. Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1881. Small Folio, xv + 735pp. Numerous engravings with several chromolithograph plates. Bound in contemporary half leather over marbled boards, binding shows signs of wear. Fine-book plate on paste-down endpaper.

Book # AR764
Price: $125.00 NOT IN STOCK

23. NEUVILLE, ANNE JOSEPH DE LA. Vie de Saint Jean-François Regis de la Compagnie de Jesus par le P. A. J. D. L. N. de la même Compagnie. Avec Figures. Paris: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1737. Small 8vo (9 x 14.5cm), 316pp + iv. Newly rebound in black buckram, red morocco label with gilt lettering laid down on spine. Frontispiece portrait of the Saint. Library stamp to front and rear free endpapers. The author, Neuville, was a noted preacher in his day. This work received the approbation of his provincial already in 1735, two years before the beatification of Jean-François Regis, and was first published in 1737, very soon after the beatification. The frontispiece portrait bears a title indicating that the Saint was canonized by Pope Clement XII the 16th of June, though really the decree of canonization was promulgated the 5th of April, and the date of the Saint's feast was established as the 16th of June. Saint Jean-François Regis (1597-1640) was a Jesuit priest known for his preaching, which resulted in many conversions, his unwavering zeal, strict ascetism and absolute obedience, but especially for his work with the poor and penitents, particulary 'public women', whom he helped by opening safe-houses and providing them with a humane means of earning a living. For this work he often risked his life, having had a pistol or knife shown him more than a few times. Immediately after his death he was venerated as a Saint, and canonical procedures followed soon thereafter. St. Jean-Baptist Vianney, the Curé d'Ars, visited the relics of Saint Jean-François Regis in 1804 and attributed the beginning of his vocation to the Saint. When dying, Vianney said of Regis, 'Everything good that I have done, I owe to him.' [de Curley, 371; Augustin et Alois de Backer, Serie I, 521]

Book # AR1530
Price: $250.00

24. [OLIVER, GEORGE]. Collections Towards illustrating the Biography of the Scotch, English, and Irish Members, S.J.. Exeter: W. C. Featherstone, 1838. 8vo, xiv + 259pp. + addenda. Newly rebound in fine quarter black cloth over maroon boards, new paper label on front cover.

Book # AR828
Price: $150.00

25. PAR UNE CARMELITE, . Une ame de pretre. L'abbé I. Roman, Chanoine honoraire de la Cathédrale de Nimes 1830-1904. Bar-le-Duc: Imprimerie Saint-Paul, 1910. Small 8vo, xi + 426pp. Bound in contemporary half red morocco with marbled boards, all edges marbled, five raised bands. Marker ribbon. Minor rubbing at extremities. Good condition.

Book # AR687
Price: $50.00 NOT IN STOCK

26. RUTJES, H. Leben, Wirken und Leiden. Sr. Heiligkeit des Papstkonigs Pius IX. Oberhausen: Druck und Verlag von Ad. Spaarmann, 1870. 8vo, 1356pp. Quarter leather with raised boards, gilt ornamentation on spine. Marbled boards and endpapers. Slight foxing throughout. Edges rubbed, cover worn. Seven chromolithographs including frontispiece. Slight ex-library (trace of label on spine), otherwise in excellent condition.

Book # AR2037
Price: $80.00

27. SACRA RITUUM CONGREGATIONE E.MO AC REV.MO DOMINO C, . Urbis et Orbis. Consessionis tituli doctoris et extensionis eiusdem tituli ad univ. ecclesiam necnon Officii et Missae sub ritu dupl. de communi doct. non pontificum in honorem S. Laurentii a Brundusio ex ordine fratrum minorum capuccinorum.. N/A: N/A, 1950. St. Lawrence of Brindisi (1559-1619)was a Capuchin theologian, preacher, missionary, controversialist, and diplomat. He was active during the period known as the Counter-Reformation, gaining reverts to the Catholic Church and engaged as a diplomat with many of the rulers of the day. He was canonized in 1881 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1959. This volume consists of documents pertaining to the cause for the conferral of the title of Doctor. Its contents are as follows: I) Informatio, qua Advocatus Causae merita exponit, quibus Sanctus Laurentius huiusmodi titulo dignus censetur. II) Elenchus Operum S. Laurentii. III) Testimonarium elenchus de S. Laurentii a Brundusio activitate Apostolica ac Operibus, quem collegit et ordine disposuit Adm. R.P. Dr. Hieronymus a Fellette O.F.M.Cap. IV) Summarium complectens litteras supplices ad S. Sedem missas, titulum Doctoris postulantes. V) Conferenze su S. Lorenzo da Brindisi. VI) Judicium prioris Rev.mi Theologi Censoris. VII) Judicium alterius Rev.mi Theologi Censoris. VIII) Declaratio Promotoris Generalis Fidei. Large 8vo, quarter-cloth over boards. Slightly ex-library. Conatins eight parts with varying paginations. Some browning to edges of pages.

Book # AR1186
Price: $400.00

28. SUAREZ, SEBASTIAN MUÑOOZ and MARCELINO FERNANDEZ. Vida del Venerable Siervo de Dios Fr. Francisca de la Cruz, religioso de vida active del Orden de Nustra Señora del Carmen… Quarta impression. En la Imprenta de Pantaleon Aznar, calle del Arenal, 1768. 8vo (19.5 x 14cm), ffep + title-page + engraved frontispiece + [xx] + engraving of the Holy Face + 304pp + 1p ‘Nota’ + free endpaper. Bound in full limp vellum, with an almost entirely faded manuscript title to spine. Vellum is intact but worn, and nearly detached at front hinge but for the endpapers. Paste-down endpapers are torn, having on the reverse sides some text from another Spanish work. Text is generally in good condition, with some very light water staining in places. Overall condition fair.

Book # 9110338667
Price: $199.00 NOT IN STOCK

29. THEINER, AUGUSTIN. Histoire du Pontificat de Clement XIV, d'apres des documents inedits des Archives Secretes du Vatican. Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, 1852. Volumes I & II (of IV). 8vo. Bound in contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards.

Book # AR875
Price: $90.00

30. TILLEMONT, LOUIS-SEBASTIEN LE NAIN DE (1637-1698). Vie de Saint Louis Roi de France. Publiée pour la Première Fois d'Après le Manuscrit de la Bibliothèque Royale et Accompagnée de Notes et d'Éclaircissements Par J. De Gaulle [6 volumes]. Paris: Jules Renouard, 1847-1851. Tillemont was a French historian and priest. He received his education at Port Royal in the Petites Écoles and then at Beauvais in the seminary. Later, in 1667, he again resided at Port Royal and, though a member of the Jansenist community, he avoided the controversies associated with it. During these times, he collaborated with others on several historical projects, including an edition of patristic texts. He eventually relocated to Tillemont when the Port Royal community was dispersed in 1679, spending his time there in pious practices and in the study of history. Thus he spent two years putting together notes on Saint Louis for Lemaistre de Lacy, who, however, did not live long enough to use them. It was only later, in 1847, that these notes were published under the auspices of the Société de l'histoire de France and the editorship of J. De Gaulle (though a pirated edition was made in 1688 by Filleau de la Chaise). Tillemont is generally regarded as a most thorough and accurate historian. 8vo (15.5cm x 23.5cm). Bound in full red morocco, gilt-stamped emblem to both boards with blind decorative fillet and inside dentelles. 5 compartments to spine, gilt title and volume numbers. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of 'Joseph M. Gleason' on front paste-down endpapers. Library numbers in black on spines. Light foxing throughout. A beautifully bound set in very good condition.

Book # AR1525
Price: $750.00 NOT IN STOCK