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Christian Mysticism [The Mystic Library]

By: Mascetti, Manuela Dunn; Peter Roche de Coppens (intro.)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GR468

ISBN: 0786863307

Condition: Fine


Black paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. 224 pp., illus. in color, b&w. As issued. View more info

The Story of John Wesley's New Testament

By: Maser, Frederick E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Historical Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Church: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021264

Condition: VG+


Light blue wraps, booklet. 19 pp., illus. Mild shelf/handling wear, minor soiling along a portion of top front edge. Scarce. View more info

The Arthurian Tradition [The Element Library]

By: Matthews, John

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Shaftesbury, Dorset and Rockport, MA, Element Books Ltd: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035338

ISBN: 1852307137

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. Very slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. 96 pp., illus. in color. View more info

Voyage to Atlantis: A Firsthand Account of the Scientific Expedition to Solve the Riddle of the Ages

By: Mavor, James W., Jr.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1969

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: GR295

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth, lettered and illus. in gilt. Slightly tanned along edge, else essentially as issued. Dust jacket edges have been reinforced with clear tape, else only mild shelf wear. 320 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates, endpaper maps. View more info

The Life of Thomas Cranmer

By: Maynard, Theodore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Staples Press Ltd.: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045631

ISBN: B0006AUKFO

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, lettered in gilt. First (British) edition, issued by Staples Press, 1956. Partial toning to flyleaves, otherwise essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows slight rubbing along edges, now in mylar. 214 pp. View more info

A Trappist Writes Home: Letters of Abbot Gerard McGinley, o.c.s.o. to his Family

By: McGinley, Abbot Gerard; Father Raymond, O.C.S.O. (intro.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI, The Bruce Publishing Co.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043242

ISBN: B002IUD4TE

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, lettered in gilt. Essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows slight toning to rear panel, more moderate toning to spine panel, with a small area of dried price sticker residue on front panel, now in mylar. View more info

Myth: Myths and Legends of the World Explored

By: McLeish, Kenneth

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Facts on File: 1996

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: MYTH0009

ISBN: 0816032378

Condition: Fine


Burgundy cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. xxxi,736 pp. As issued. Dust jacket shows approx. 1/4" closed tear on top front edge at joint, else as issued, now in archival mylar. View more info

Oral Tradition from the Indus. Comprised in Tales. To Which Are Added Explanatory Notes [INSCRIBED]

By: McNair, Major J. F. A., and Thomas Lambert Barlow

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Brighton, England, Printed at the Cranbourne Printing Works by R. Gosden: 1908

Edition: Revised Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 041549

ISBN: B002WUEN18

Condition: Very Good


HARDCOVER. 1st edition thus (revised and corrected: 1908). Red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Cover cloth is mildly soiled in a few areas, with slight spotting to rear cover as if splashed with moisture at some point, spine panel somewhat sunned. Mildly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Modest foxing to endpapers and several early leaves, light foxing through much of interior. Firm hinges, clean and unmarked interior. Vintage Samuel Weiser bookseller's tag mounted on lower front fixed endpaper. xvi,157 pp., frontis. map, b&w plates. Inscribed on upper main title by co-auth... View more info

Dell Turner: The Stories of His Life [Northeast Folklore Vol. XXVII (1988)]

By: Meader, John T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Orono, ME, The University Press for the Northeast Folklore Society: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041719

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. As issued. 128 pp., View more info

La superstition, ersatz de foi

By: Mellot, Jean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Artheme Fayard: 1959

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035043

Condition: Very Good


Stiff dark red wraps. Modest shelf/handling wear. Firm, uncreased binding, clean interior. 125 pp. Text in French. Partially unopened along top edges. View more info

Jahrbuch fur Volksliedforschung im Auftrage des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs - Vierter Jahrgang [1934]

By: Mersmann, H., H. Schewe, and E. Seemann (commentary); John Meier (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berlin and Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter & Co.: 1934

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041481

Condition: VG+


Light green cloth, bordered and lettered in gilt. Portions of both covers toward edges and spine panel tanned, a few slight marks on lower front cover. Firm binding, clean interior. [iii],160 pp. Former owners' signatures on upper front flyleaf. Text in German. View more info

Jahrbuch fur Volksliedforschung im Auftrage des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs - Erster Jahrgang [1928]

By: Mersmann, H., H. Schewe, and E. Seemann (commentary); John Meier (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berlin and Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter & Co.: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041577

Condition: Very Good


Original light gray wraps, lettered in black. Mild rubbing along edges, tanned spine panel with light stress creasing. [v],202 pp. Text in German. Inaugural volume in the long-running annual series. View more info

The Last of the Fathers: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the Encyclical Letter, Doctor Mellifluus

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012356

Condition: VG+


Black 1/4 cloth, teal-green cloth, decorated and lettered in silver foil. Stated 1st edition. A few light surface marks to cloth, slightly sunned spine panel. 123 pp. Clean interior, firm binding. Embossed former owner stamp on contents leaf. View more info

Contemplation in a World of Action

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Mandala Books/Unwin: 1980

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013909

ISBN: 0042480116

Condition: Fine


Intro. by Jean Leclercq. As issued. xxviii,384 pp. View more info

The Waters of Siloe

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013920

Condition: Very Good


Light blue cloth, lettered and with front panel device in gilt. xxxviii,377 pp., pictorial endpapers, illus. w/ b&w plates. Moderately spotted/foxed cloth, virtually without wear. Dust jacket shows chipping with small areas of loss at heel of spine and along top front edge, rubbed corners, now in mylar. No statement of edition -- possible 1st? (Later printings of this title appear to be identified explicitly as such.) View more info

The Geography of Lograire

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1969

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 014724

ISBN: 0811200981

Condition: VG+


[vi],153 pp. Mild edge/shelf wear, light front cover crease. View more info

Auserwahlt zu Leid und Wonne: Das Leben der flamischen Mystikerin Luitgard

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Luzerne, Switzerland, Verlag Raber & Cie: 1953

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 022348

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth, lettered in green. Virtually as issued, slight binding lean original to issue. Mild shelf wear to dust jacket, now in archival mylar. 206 pp. Text in German. Quite scarce. View more info

The Seven Storey Mountain

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036869

Condition: Fine


First edition, 2nd state (black cloth, lettered in gilt), no explicit "first edition" statement but also no additional printings indicated, in 2nd issue dust jacket ("Author on the left" on rear panel, mention of 1948 Catholic Press Association award for poetry on lower rear flap) with intact $3.00 price at top front flap corner. [vii],429 pp. Most definitely NOT the 50th-anniversary edition or a facsimile reprint, both of which we have also encountered. Binding and text block virtually as issued, showing only very slight toning to text block edges and a few slight spots alo... View more info

The Last of the Fathers: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the Encyclical Letter, Doctor Mellifluus

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042328

Condition: Near Fine


Black and teal green cloth, lettered in silver foil. Stated first edition. 123 pp. Nicely preserved copy with light foxing to text block fore-edge, otherwise essentially as issued. Pale yellow illus. dust jacket is mildly toned on sections of front panel, spine panel, with light soiling to rear panel, now in mylar. View more info

The Ascent to Truth

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043299

ISBN: B0006D61OK

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, front cover device and spine panel lettering/decoration in gilt, top text block edge stained red. Text block edges a bit dulled by age, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows mild toning to rear panel, minor rubbing to head of spine, price-clipped top front corner (other corners also clipped, original to issue). Stated first edition. View more info

The School of Charity: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Renewal and Spiritual Direction

By: Merton, Thomas [Brother Patrick Hart (editor)]

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010309

ISBN: 0374254494

Condition: Fine


xiii,434 pp. Green 1/4 cloth, tan cloth, stamped in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear. View more info

Run to the Mountain: The Story of a Vocation -- The Journal of Thomas Merton, Volume 1: 1939-1941

By: Merton, Thomas; Patrick Hart (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, HarperSanFrancisco: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039975

ISBN: 0060654759

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Text block edges slightly toned by age, otherwise virtually as issued. xvii,490 pp. 3rd ptg.: 2001. View more info

Nephalism: The True Temperance or Scripture, Science, and Experience

By: Miller, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, Scottish Temperance League: 1861

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042607

Condition: Good


Purple cloth, both covers decorated in blind, spine panel lettered in gilt. Rubbing to spine extremities and corners, rubbed with partial cloth separation along joints, which are firm and fully intact. Spine panel somewhat toned, lettering dulled. Firm binding, modest toning to interior and darkened text block edges. 213,[2] pp. Nephalism is abstention from alcohol; contents are typical of the pious moralizing that characterized the 19th-century temperance movement. View more info

Our Own Religion in Ancient Persia, Being Lectures Delivered in Oxford Presenting the Zend Avesta as Collected with the Pre-Christian Exilic Pharisaism...

By: Mills, Lawrence

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co.: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026284

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear, a few light surface marks to cloth, text block edges a bit dulled by age. Firm binding, clean interior. xii,194,4 pp. View more info

The Romance of Hassidism

By: Minkin, Jacob S.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Thomas Yoseloff: 1955

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: GR134

Condition: Near Fine


1st of New Edition, by Yoseloff. Light blue cloth, slightly spotted, spine panel a bit sunned. Dust jacket shows light edge chipping with minor loss at spine extremities, price clipped front flap. ix,398 pp. View more info