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Journals of the Conventions of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New York.

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Henry M. Onderdonk: 1844

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2203757

Condition: Good


Front joint cracked - board loosening, leather along spine and corners dried, stain on rear board, some pages lightly foxed. 1844 Half-Leather. iv, 480 pp. 8vo. Black morocco spine and corners, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Sabin 53880. A reissue of journals originally printed as early as 1785, republished, under the supervision of the bishop of the diocese, and the secretary of the convention, from the several journals as originally printed.KEYWORDS: RELIGION CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANITY PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL EPISCOPALIAN CHURCH CHURCHES NEW YORK NY View more info

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Twelve Sermons, Delivered During the Session of the United States Convention of Universalists, in the City of New York, September 15th and 16th, 1852. together with A Portrait of the Author of Each Sermon.

By: Abeli, T.P.; Skinner, Otis A.; Miner, A.A.; Ryder, W.H.; Ballou, H.; Fisher, Eben; Williamson, I.D.; Laurie, A.G.; Skinner, Samuel P.; Montgomery, George W.; Whittemore, Thomas; Ballou, Moses

Price: $125.00

Publisher: James M. Usher: 1853

Seller ID: 2198470

Condition: Very Good


Boards rubbed at corners and a bit soiled, ink gift name in beautiful calligraphy on front endpaper, two 19th century newspaper clippings laid in. 1853 Hard Cover. xii, 285 pp. 8vo. A collection of a dozen Univeralist sermons, with engraved portraits of the authors of each. View more info

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The Contribution of Monastic Life to the Church and the World: Essays in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Mount Saviour Monastery

By: Boler, Martin; Cernera, Anthony J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Sacred Heart University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 1905729

ISBN: 1888112123

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy.Near Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. viii, 199 pp. The essays gathered in this volume celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Mount Saviour, and the contributors not only reminisce about this exemplary monastery but also reflect on Benedictine life in general and the ongoing contributions of monastic life to the Church and to the world at large. Includes section of black & white photographs. View more info

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California Missions: A Guide to the Historic Trails of the Padres

By: Brown, Karl F.; Newcomb, Rexford (Foreword)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., New York: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1836429

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small light stain on base of rear board, pencil gift note on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. 64 pp. Original red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations & titles, black & white photographs mounted on front board. A collection of seventy-eight photographs of churches, chapels, and other elements of twenty-three California missions, with a map showing their locations, and a timeline in order of their founding. View more info

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When Iron Gates Yield

By: Bull, Geoffrey T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Moody Press: 1955

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195264

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Cover and pages heavily toned, two creases on spine, edges rubbed. 1955 Trade Paperback. 254 pp. The dauntless story of the British Missionary in Tibet, captive in Chinese Communist hands for three years. View more info

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A Journey to Palestine

By: Carradine, B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Christian Witness Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2004829

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to corners. 1892 Hard Cover. ii, 489 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles. Photographic plates. A travelogue of an American Methodist minister's time spent in Palestine in the late 1800s. Carradine was a veteran of the American Civil War, and published more than two dozen books, mostly focusing on the concept of sanctification. View more info

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Fortsetzung der Historie von Grönland [Gronland] insonderheit der Missions-Geschichte der Evangelischen Bruder zu Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels von 1763. bis 1768. nebst betrachtlichen Zusatzen und Anmerkungen zur naturlichen Geschichte

By: Cranz [Crantz], David

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Heinrich Detlef Ebers: 1770

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289840

Condition: Fair


First edition. Leather drying, some from spine and corners, front joint weak, foxed throughout with light stains to margins of a couple pages. 1770 Half-Leather. [xii], 360, [12] pp. 8vo. Leather spine and corners over paper-covered boards. German text (fraktur script). Sabin 17414. A history of Greenland, with particular attention to evangelical missions of the mid-18th century. View more info

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Landmarks in the History of the Welsh Church

By: Edwards, Alfred George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1913

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291654

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Related material tipped in on front endpapers, map tipped in on rear endpaper. 1913 Hard Cover. vi, 317, [1] pp. 8 3/4 x 5 5/8. A study of the development of religion in Wales from the fourth century through the date of publication. CONTENTS: I. The First Beginnings of Christianity in Britain; II. The Organisation of the British Church; III. The Independence of the British Church; IV. Possessions of the Early Church; V. Tithes; VI. The Fusion of the British and Anglican Churches; VII. The Reformation Period; VIII. The Pre-Commonwealth Period; IX. The Commonwealth; X. The Church a... View more info

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Home Missions on the American Frontier

By: Goodykoontz, Colin B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Caxton: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2071641

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded. 1939 Hard Cover. 460 pp. 8vo. A detailed account of Congregationalist and Presbyterian missionary work on the American frontier. View more info

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Axling: A Christian Presence in Japan

By: Hine, Leland D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Judson Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1736319

Condition: Very Good


First edition.Very Good. 1969 Hard Cover. 205 pp. 8vo. Heroic Christian witness in adversity, coupled with deep and concerned insight into the social and political conditions which shape a nation, makes the life of William Axling one of the most significant and thrilling sagas of modern times. View more info

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The New Directory for Baptist Churches

By: Hiscox, Edward T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: Judson Press: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2025071

Condition: Very Good


25th printing. Includes original jacket. Top page ridge a bit soiled, jacket lightly rubbed, light ring stain on rear jacket panel.Very Good. 1951 Hard Cover. 608 pp. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 5 3/8. Original green cloth, gilt titles, gilt insignia and star on front cover. An updated version of the ecclesiastical manual originally published in 1859, with a new index compiled for this edition. CONTENTS: Preface; Propositions and Statements; A Christian Church; Church Membership; Church Officers; Christian Ordinances; Church Government; Church Discipline; Unusual Difficulties; Christian Worship; The Church's... View more info

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Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder, and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic, 1913

By: Jenkins, McKay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265791

ISBN: 0375507213

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. xvi, 278 pp. In the winter of 1913, high in the Canadian Arctic, two Catholic priests set out on a dangerous mission to do what no white men had ever attempted: reach a group of utterly isolated Eskimos and convert them. Farther and farther north the priests trudged, through a frigid and bleak country known as the Barren Lands, until they reached the place where the Coppermine River dumps into the Arctic Ocean. Their fate, and the fate of the people they hoped to teach about God, was about to take a tragic turn. Three days after reaching their destination, the ... View more info

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William Brewster, 'The Father of New England': His Life and Times, 1567-1644

By: Kirk-Smith, H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Richard Kay: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005134

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed, small sticker ghost on rear panel. 1992 Hard Cover. ix, 372 pp. 8vo. A biography of the early figure in American colonial history and religion, written by a direct descendant. In 1620 Brewster journeyed on the Mayflower to New England, where he and his fellow colonists established the Plymouth Colony. Because of his experience of Separatist church covenants and of drafting government papers, he is presumed to have had a large role in the drawing-up of the Mayflower Compact. Most of the members of the Leiden church remained be... View more info

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Nowhere a Stranger

By: Long, Richard F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1889184

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front free endpaper excised, small internal chip from jacket spine.Very Good. 1968 Hard Cover. 132 pp. Author's first book. An account of the efforts of the relief organization Medical Missions Sisters of the Catholic Church, detailing its presence in various third world countries, with special attention to its care of peasants wounded during the Vietnam War. View more info

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Historical Sketch of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, with Some Account of the Moravian Church

By: Martin, John Hill

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed for Orrin Roger, by John L. Pile: 1872

Seller ID: 2130193

Condition: Good


Spine repaired, ink ownership stamp on title page. 1872 Hard Cover. iii, 191 pp. A history of the town important as a hub of industry and missionary community, specifically Bethlehem Steel and the Moravian Church. View more info

Image for Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The Ecclesiastical History of New-England, from its First Planting, in the Year 1620, unto the Year of Our Lord 1698. In Seven Books., in Two Volumes, with an Introduction and Occasional Notes, and Translations of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Quotations [Beecher-Stowe Family Copy]

Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The Ecclesiastical History of New-England, from its First Planting, in the Year 1620, unto the Year of Our Lord 1698. In Seven Books., in Two Volumes, with an Introduction and Occasional Notes, and Translations of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Quotations [Beecher-Stowe Family Copy]

By: Mather, Cotton; Robbins, Thomas; Robinson, Lucius F.

Price: $3,750.00

Publisher: Silas Andrus & Son.: 1853

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1955932

Condition: Very Good


Second American edition, including a new preface and the preface from the 1820 edition. This copy belonged to the Stowe family, and is quite likely the precise copy referenced in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Poganuc People': It was a happy hour when [father] brought home and set up in his book-case Cotton Mather's Magnalia, in a new edition of two volumes. (quoted in Baker, America's Gothic Fiction: The Legacy of Magnalia Christi America, p. 5). Harriet is noted as among the authors influenced by this title (Hall's Dictionary of National Biography). Given the importance of the work, and it's influ... View more info

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Healing the Sick and Casting Out Devils

By: Osborn, T.L. [Tommy Lee]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: T.L. Osborn: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265927

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge repaired. 1950 Hard Cover. 285, [3] pp. A work on divine healing by the American Pentecostal evangelist, host of Good News Today, and pioneering missionary. View more info

The Stirring Giant: Renewal Forces at Work in the Modern Church

By: Patterson, Bob E.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Word Books: 1971

Seller ID: 1538762

Condition: Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket edge wear, bookplate on front endpaper, ink underlining & marginalia.Good. 1971 Hard Cover. What's been going on in the church for the last twenty years? A revolution -- a twentieth-century reformation -- nothing at all? Is the church the most complacent institution in the Western World, as A. Q. Morton and James McLeman claim, or is it a stirring giant? View more info

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The Life of David Livingstone, LL.D., The Great Missionary Explorer

By: Robertson, J.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Walter Scott: 1882

Seller ID: 2196164

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned, pages lightly soiled. 1882 Hard Cover. 320 pp. Gilt page edges. A biography of the life of David Livingstone. View more info

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Spanish Jesuit Churches in Mexico's Tarahumara

By: Roca, Paul M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Arizona Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2175629

ISBN: 0816505721

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed, faint crease along top edge. 1979 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 369 pp. In the 1960s and 1970s Paul Roca braved the back roads and trails of those same mountains to find, photograph and record the fates of these churches 250 to 300 years later. A few are merely piles of melted adobe, but a strikingly large number have, not only survived, but have been lovingly cared for in their isolated valleys. View more info

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Thirty-Three Years of Missions in the Church of the Brethren

By: Royer, Galen B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brethren Publishing House: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2292198

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Spine rubbed, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1914 Hard Cover. 448 pp. 8 7/8 x 6. 8vo. Sixteen black & white photographic plates. Original maroon cloth hardcover binding, gilt lettering. A history of missionary work by the Church of the Brethren, written by the Secretary of the General Mission Board. Includes a biographical index. Acquired as part of a large collection on the Brethren, from the working library of a divinity school professor. CONTENTS: The Dawn of Missionary Activity in the Church of the Brethren; The Growth of Missionary Sentiment as Reflected in the Deliber... View more info

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Journal of the Life, Travels, and Gospel Labours of That Faithful Servant and Minister of Christ, Job Scott.

By: Scott, Job

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Elisha Bates: 1820

Seller ID: 2262328

Condition: Good


Leather dried with minor loss from edges, ink name and book curse written on front endpaper ('steal not this book for fear of shame for here you see the owners name'), lightly foxed throughout. 1820 Full-Leather. xi, [3], 303 pp. 12mo. A firsthand account of Christian missionary efforts of Job Scott of Rhode Island, including an account of visiting members of the Religious Society of Friends (of which Scott was also a member) in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and a voyage to England and Ireland (where he passed away in Ballitore, at the home of fellow Quaker Elizabeth Shackleton). Sco... View more info

Image for The Clear Sunshine of the Gospel Breaking Forth upon the Indians in New-England. or, An Historicall Narration of Gods Wonderfull Workings upon sundry of the Indians, both chief Governors and Common people, in bringing them to a willing and desired submission to the Ordinances of the Gospel; and framing their hearts to an earnest inquirie after the knowledge of God the Father, and of Jesus Christ the Saviour of the World. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. X.)

The Clear Sunshine of the Gospel Breaking Forth upon the Indians in New-England. or, An Historicall Narration of Gods Wonderfull Workings upon sundry of the Indians, both chief Governors and Common people, in bringing them to a willing and desired submission to the Ordinances of the Gospel; and framing their hearts to an earnest inquirie after the knowledge of God the Father, and of Jesus Christ the Saviour of the World. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. X.)

By: Shepard, Thomas; [Eliot, John]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York: Reprinted for Joseph Sabin / [Joel] Munsell: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2129772

Condition: Very Good


Limited large paper edition (11 5/8 x 9 3/8), one of 50 copies. Unnumbered. Boards lightly rubbed, binding slightly shaken, Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on front endpaper. 1865 Large Hardcover. [xviii], 56 pp. 4to. 1865 reissue of 1648 original. An account of early attempts by European settlers to 'civilize' Native Americans through conversion to the Christian faith. Includes transcription of a letter from John Eliot to Thomas Shepard entitled 'The Letter of Mr. Eliot to T.S. concerning the late word of God among the Indians.' Sabin 80206. View more info

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Memoirs of the Rev. Samuel J. Mills, Late Missionary to the South Western Section of the United States, and Agent of the American Colonization Society, Deputed to Explore the Coast of Africa [Reverend]

By: Spring, Gardiner

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The New-York Evangelical Missionary Society: 1820

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294787

Condition: Good


First edition (Sabin 89771). Former library copy - usual marks. Rebound. 1820 Hard Cover. 247 pp. Samuel John Mills Jr. (April 12, 1783 – June 16, 1818) was an American preacher and missionary from Connecticut. He is known for contributing to the organization of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and to the formation of the American Colonization Society in 1817. The latter was intended to establish a colony in West Africa as a destination for free American blacks. View more info

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Students and the Present Missionary Crisis

By: Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign MIssions: 1910

Seller ID: 2208424

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, edges very lightly rubbed, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on front endpaper. 1910 Hard Cover. xi, 614 pp. Addresses delivered before the Sixth International Convention of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, Rochester, New York, December 29, 1909, to January 2, 1910.CONTENTS: Preparatory Service; Students and the Evangelization of the World; The Changed Situation in the Unevangelized World and Its Message to the Christian Spirit in the Universities and Colleges of Canada and the United States; Responsibilities of Christian Nations Toward the Backwar... View more info

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The Hills Beyond the Hills: 400 Years in the Ministry

By: Swarthout, Paul F; Burckes, James H.; Goodwin, Artemas P.; Imes, William Lloyd; Pettingill, R. Earle; Thomas, William Hudson; Feyrer, Josphe; Reed, Frank A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Country Books: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278463

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few small stains on front jacket panel, front jacket flap clipped, quarter-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel. Ink gift note on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on title page. 1971 Hard Cover. 327 pp. An account of various authors' experiences in Ministry. View more info

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The Missionary's Daughter; A Memoir of Lucy Goodale Thurston of the Sandwich Islands

By: Thurston, Lucy Goodale

Price: $200.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1842

Seller ID: 2294762

Condition: Very Good


Board corners lightly rubbed, pages lightly foxed. 1842 Small Hard Cover. 219, 3 pp. Asa Thurston (October 12, 1787 – March 11, 1868) and Lucy Goodale Thurston (October 29, 1795 – October 13, 1876) were in the first company of American Christian missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. Lucy Goodale was born on October 29, 1795, on the Goodale Homestead in Marlborough, Massachusetts, in what would later become Hudson, Massachusetts. Her father, Abner Goodale, was a deacon and American Revolutionary War veteran. She graduated from Bradford Academy and became a school teacher. The Thurstons, unl... View more info

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The Light appearing more and more towards the perfect Day. or, A farther Discovery of the present state of the Indians in New-England, Concerning the Progresse of the Gospel amongst them. Manifested by Letters from such as preacht to them there. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. III.)

By: Whitfield, Henry; Caryl, Joseph; Mayhow [Mayhew], Thomas; Eliot, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York: Reprinted for Joseph Sabin / [Joel] Munsell: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2129775

Condition: Good


Limited edition, hand numbered 44 and initialed by Joseph Sabin. One of 50 copies. Binding weakening, several gatherings loose. 1865 Large Hardcover. [viii], 46 pp. 4to. 1865 reissue of 1651 original. Sabin 103688: 'Contains a letter from Thomas Mayhew, dated 'From Great Harbor in Martins [sic] Vineyard Sept. 7. 1650'; also five letters from John Eliot written from Roxbury in 1649 and 1650.' View more info