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Millar, A. A. - Alexander Duff of India

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.viii,212. Duff was one of the great figures in the history of the Church of Scotland and was the church's first appointed missionary to India.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£8.00

Miller James - Nephalism the True Temperance of Scripture Science and Experience

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy with little foxing and no ownership inscription. 213pp. "Nephalism" apparently means the abstention from alcohol except for necessary medicinal purposes.
Published : Scottish Temperance League, Glasgow 1861, First Edition
£15.00

Milne Kenneth (Editor) - Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin A History

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxi,420. 32 illustrations. 8 figures. This is the first book "to trace the history of Ireland's most significant cathedral church from its foundation in the eleventh century to the present day---and provides a unique view of the development of the social and religious worlds of Dublin and Ireland generally".
Published : Four Courts Press, Dublin 2000, First Edition
£40.00

Milne Robert (Editor) - The Blackfriars of Perth: The Chartulary and Papers of Their House

4to. A good copy in fawn boards which are darkened on the spine and somewhat marked. Internally very good. This is no. 215 of 250 copies. Pp.xliii,290. Six illustrations including folding map. An account of the blackfriar or dominican "house" in Perth which was founded in AD 1231 and lasted for a period of 328 years. Includes an Introduction by the editor.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1893, First Edition
£65.00

Mitchell, Audrey - Kelso Abbey : A Layman's Guide

Softback. A fine copy. 80 pages. Illustrated. Gives a summary of the abbey's history, a short biography of the founder, a desciption of the buildings and possessions of the abbey etc.
Published : Privately Published 2001, First Edition
£6.00

Mitchison Naomi - Behold Your King

A very good copy in a complete dustwrapper with minor edge tears. Some foxing to page ends. Signed by the author on the title page. This is a novel which tells the story of the day of the crucifixion of Jesus.
Published : Frederick Muller, London 1957, First Edition
£15.00

Modder Montagu F. - The Jew in the Literature of England to the End of the 19th Century

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper just a little frayed at spine ends. Previous owner's name and address on front fixed endpaper. 435pp.
Published : The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia 1944, Second Printing
£18.00

Moran Rev. Dr. - History of the Catholic Archbishops of Dublin Since the Reformation Vol.1 - Part 1 Introduction

Just about good in paper covers. Covers starting to tear at spine ends. Smallish library label on front cover and stamps internally of the Dominican Fathers, Edinburgh. 192 pages.
Published : James Duffy, Dublin 1864, First Edition
£20.00

Mowat J.D. - A Text-Book of Scottish Church History

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Some fore-edge foxing. 176pp. Frontispiece. Map.
Published : Robert Grant & Sons, Edinburgh 1939, First Edition
£10.00

Mulholland Rosa - The First Christmas For Our Dear Little Ones

4to. A good copy with pictorial upper board. Edge wear to boards. Nothing before title page but possibly as issued. Unpaginated - approx. 30pp. The story of the first Christmas told in verse with a colour illustration on each page by L. Diefenbach.
Published : Frederick Pustet, Ratisbon 1875, First Edition
£40.00

Needham, Nicholas R. - Thomas Erskine of Linlathen: His Life and Theology 1788-1837

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.iii,543. Erskine was one of the most significant figures in early 19th century Scottish theological thought. This book traces his journey from being a moderate Calvinist to his final position as a Liberal Universalist, a decline of Calvinist orthodoxy which was soon to affect Scottish religion in general in the latter part of the 19th century.
Published : Rutherford House Books, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£30.00

Newcome Peter - The History of the Ancient and Royal Foundation Called the Abbey of St. Alban, in the County of Hertford, from the Founding Thereof in 793 to Its Dissolution in 1539----

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Decorated in gilt on the spine which has a little rubbing and one small chip. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,547 + a page giving the names of the abbots and a page listing errata. Frontispiece. Folding map and two folding plans. Gives a life of each abbot "and the principal events relating to the monastery during his rule and government."
Published : J. Nichols, London 1795, First Edition
£80.00

Norman E.R. - The Catholic Church and Ireland in the Age of Rebellion 1859-1873

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 485 pages. The very good dustwrapper is illustrated on front and spine, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "In Ireland in the 1860s the Catholic Church was the central driving force behind all legitimate political activity. The Catholic biships, led by Cardinal Cullen, pressed the constitutional claims of Ireland, and became a substantial element in the fabric of Gladstonian Liberalism."
Published : Longmans, London 1965, First Edition
£20.00

O Riain Padraig (Editor) - A Martyrology of Four Cities - Metz, Cologne, Dublin, Lund

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,295. A modern rendering of four medieval martyrologies.
Published : Published for the Henry Bradshaw Society By the Boydell Press, Woodbridge 2009, First Edition
£34.00

O Riain, Padraig (Editor) - The Making of a Saint Finbarr of Cork 600-1200

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[viii],152. Erratum slip. 10 plates and maps. This is item 5 in the Society's Subsidiary Series.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1997, First Edition
£20.00

Orr James - The History and Literature of the Early Church

A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscription. Pp.ix,180. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Some pencilled side and under-lining.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1913, First Edition
£10.00

Owen Cunliffe - Before Bethlehem

Illustrated by John Farleigh.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 111 pages. Three full-page woodcuts by John Farleigh. Chapters entitled "David the King", "John the Baptist" and "Mary the Virgin".
Published : The Athenaeum Press, London 1934, First Edition
£20.00

Page Jesse - Amid Greenland Snows or the Early History of Arctic Missions

Hardback. Nd. but school prize label on front fixed end-paper is dated session 1902-03. A good copy in the original cloth which is decorated on the spine and upper board. Some spots of fading to upper board. 160 pages + 24 page publisher's catalogue. Illustrated throughout. Map. The story of Christian Missions in the Arctic Regions.
Published : S. W. Partridge & Co, London, Second Edition. Tenth Thousand
£18.00

Paterson, Rev. T. Whyte - The Wyse-Sayin's O' Solomon the Proverbs Rendered in Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,184.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1916, First Edition
£10.00

Paton Rev. James (editor) - The Story of John G. Paton Told for Young Folks or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals

A very good copy in an attractive full leather binding with gilt decoration round the edges and on the spine. 5 raised bands on spine. Prize label on front fixed endpaper and emblem and motto of Edinburgh Institution (a school) engraved on upper board. 304pp. Portrait frontispiece. Map. Illustrations. Paton was a Scottish missionary to the New Hebrides.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1901, Tenth Edition
£28.00

Peel Albert - These Hundred Years a History of the Congregational Union of England and Wales 1831-1931

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. 424 pages. 24 illustrations. The official centenary history of the Congregational Union.
Published : Congregational Union of England and Wales, London 1931, First Edition
£15.00

Porter, Dennis - A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Harris Manchester College, Oxford

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xii,399. The college has one of the most important collections in existence for the history of British Protestant dissent, with the emphasis on Unitarianism.
Published : Harris Manchester College, Oxford 1998, First Edition
£35.00

Raine James (Editor) - The Historians of the Church of York and Its Archbishops

Hardback. A good three volume set published between 1879 and 1894. Ex Manx museum heritage library with the library plate (and withdrawn stamp) in each volume but no other markings. Rebound in brown cloth lettered in gilt.. New end-papers. Some pages browned especially the early and late pages of volume 3. Approx. 1500 pages in total. Text in Latin with side-notes in English. Contains the lives of the Bishops and Archbishops of York together with documents "chiefly derived from the muniments of the Dean and Chapter of York and the registers of the Archbishops".
Published : Longman & Co, London 1894, First Edition
£150.00

Raistrick Arthur - Quakers in Science and Industry

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a number of small edge tears. Ownershipo inscription on front free end-paper. 361 pages. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. 10 charts of family and business connections. This is an account of the Quaker contributions to science and industry during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Published : The Bannisdale Press, London 1950, First Edition
£25.00

Rhodes Anthony - The Vatican in the Age of the Cold War, 1945-1980

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 248 pages. The story of the Catholic Church's resistance to communism during the cold war. This is the final volume in the author's trilogy about the diplomatic history of the Papacy in the 20th century.
Published : Michael Russell Publishing Ltd, Norwich 1992, First Edition
£24.00

Richmond Rev. Legh - A Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines of the Church of England: Various Tracts and Extracts from the Works of Bishop Hooper; With a Memorial of His Life

Hardback. A good plus copy in printer's boards. Bearing the library label of Fasque, the ancestral home of the Gladstone family. Pp.xii,716 + 4pp Index. Unopened. This was originally the fifth volume of the series entitled "The Fathers of the English Church."
Published : John Hatchard, London 1817, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Roberts Rev. Alexander and Donaldson James (Editors) - Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A. D. 325 Vol. XIV the Writings of Methodius Etc

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. A little foxing mainly to the first few pages. Pp.x,471.
Published : T and T Clark, Edinburgh 1869, First Edition Thus
£10.00

Roberts Rev. Alexander and Donaldson James (Editors) - Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A. D. 325 Vol. XX the Writings of Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius of Alexandria and Archelaus

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear to spine ends. Foxing to early and late pages. Pp.vi,429;168.
Published : T and T Clark, Edinburgh 1871, First Edition Thus
£9.00

Robertson William (Edited By Rev. R.M. Robertson) - William Robertson of the Carrubber's Close Mission : Reminiscences of a Life of Blessing

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A little bowed at foot of spine. Ownership inscriptions. Pp.175 + 16pp publisher's list of "notable books on foreign missions." Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Mainly narrates incidents which took place while the author was a Missionary at the Carrubber's Close Mission in Edinburgh with some further material relating to Pilrig school in Edinburgh and evangelising in the USA.
Published : Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh and London 1914, First Edition
£18.00

Robinson Theodore H. - A History of Israel

A very good two volume set in dustwrappers which are a little worn to the spine but which are otherwise very good. A clean set without foxing or ownership inscription. Vol.1, pp.xiv,496 with 11 maps. Vol.11, pp.xvi, 500 with 11 maps. This is a history of Israel in biblical times up to A.D.135.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1934, Reprint
£12.00

Robson James - The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon quarter leather with some rubbing to spine ends. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.viii,227. Interesting gravestones, lists of ministers etc. A little pencil writing in text.
Published : J & J H Rutherfurd, Kelso 1896, First Edition
£35.00

Romanes Ethel - Charlotte Mary Yonge an Appreciation

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded. Gift inscription. Some foxing. Pp.viii,200. 16 illustrations. Concentrates on Yonge's involvement with the Oxford Movement.
Published : A.R. Mowbray & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£10.00

Ronan Rev. Myles V. - Catholic Emancipation Centenary Record

Softback. A fair copy. A little tearing to spine ends. Surface rubbed on back cover with some newspaper? adhesion and stain to last few pages of adverts. 96 pages + 107 pages of adverts. Illustrated. Articles include "Some Martyrs of the Pale," The Papacy and Ireland," "Catholic Popular Education During the Penal Times," etc.
Published : Literary Committee, Dublin 1929, First Edition
£12.00

Ross, E. Denison (Preface) - An Alphabetical List of the Feasts and Holidays of the Hindus and Muhammadans

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt but lacking all before title page. Pp.viii,123. Gives details of all Hindu and Muslim feasts and holidays.
Published : Imperial Record Department, Calcutta 1914, First Edition
£15.00

Rossetto Christina - Called to be Saints: The Minor Festivals Devotionally Studied

Hardback. A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Small bookplate. Lower board a little damp faded. Pp.xix,519 + 4pp adverts. The author writes of the 19 saints commemmorated by name in the Book of Common Prayer.
Published : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1895,
£65.00

Saint-Priest, Le Cte Alexis De - Histoire De La Chute Des Jesuites Au Dix-Huitieme Siecle (1750-1782)

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. Pp.xi,252 + adverts. The story of the supression of the Jesuits in the 18th century. Text in French.
Published : Typographie et Librairie Helvetique, Capolago 1845,
£20.00

Sandford Daniel and John - Remains of the Late Right Reverend Daniel Sandford, D.D. Oxon. Bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church; Including Extracts from His Diary and Correspondence and a Selection from His Unpublished Sermons with a Memoir By the Rev. John Sandford

Hardbacks. A good two volume set from the library of the Gladstone family at Fasque and with the Fasque library label in each volume. Greenish-blue cloth with paper spine labels. Vol.1, 384 pages. Vol.11, 339 pages. A clean set without foxing.
Published : Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh 1830, First Edition
£80.00

Schurhammer George - Shin-To the Way of the Gods in Japan According to the Printed and Unprinted Reports of the Japanese Jesuit Missionaries in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Hardback. 4to. A good copy. Black cloth spine. Light tan boards. 210 pages + 2pp adverts. 12 colour plates. 102 black and white illustrations. Text in German and English. A study of Shintoism.
Published : Kurt Schroeder, Bonn and Leipzig 1923, First Edition
£50.00

Scrimgeour C.W. - Gospel Temperance Anecdotes

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Decorated upper board. PP.xv,320. 2 illustrations. Numerous temperance anecdotes, evangelistic articles, band of hope verses etc. Unsigned card in front of book from the author and his wife requesting the recipient's kind acceptance of the book.
Published : James P. Mathew & Co, Dundee 1902, First Edition
£25.00

Sewell Elizabeth Missing - Passing Thoughts on Religion

A good copy in mauve cloth which is faded and spotted on the spine and with a ring mark on the upper board. Gift inscription. A very good copy internally. Pp.viii,323 + 24pp adverts dated September 1859. Essays on religious matters.
Published : Longman Green Longman and Roberts, London 1860, Third Edition
£25.00

Simpson W. Douglas - On Certain Saints and Professor Watson

A very good copy. Softcover. 33 pages. This is the author's response to a detailed criticism by Professor W.J. Watson of his book "The Historical Saint Columba".
Published : Milne & Hutchison, Aberdeen 1928, First Edition
£15.00

Simpson W. Douglas - The Historical Saint Columba

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is slightly faded on spine. Sellotape mark on f.e.p. 125pp. Frontispiece. First published in 1927 this edition is thoroughly revised.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1963, Third Edition
£6.00

Simpson W. Sparrow - S. Paul's Cathedral and Old City Life

A good copy in quarter leather boards which are rather marked. Brown spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Some writing on front end-paper. 312pp. 6 illus. Sub-titled "Illustrations of Civil and Cathedral Life from the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries".
Published : Elliot Stock, London 1894, First Edition
£10.00

Simpson, W. Douglas - Saint Ninian and the Origins of the Christian Church in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows some fading and marking and with minor edge tears. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,112. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Two folding maps at rear.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1940, First Edition
£28.00

Singh Daljeet - Essentials of Sikhism

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is faded round the edges. 327 pages. Described as "an attempt to give a comparative picture of Sikh concept and doctrines".
Published : Singh Brothers, Amritsar 1994, First Edition
£12.00

Smith Rev. Haskett, M.A. F.R.G.S. - Patrollers of Palestine

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's light tan cloth with illustration and title in dark brown on front board. Spine darkened. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 8 black and white photographs. Heavy foxing on tissue guard protecting frontispiece and moderate foxing elsewhere. Small piece missing top of page 97/98 not affecting text. 361 pages. Publisher's 8 page catalogue at rear. Protected in a removable cover.,
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1906, First Edition
£20.00