Printed by David Gray, 1761. Twelfth edition. Full contemporary leather. Leather is mottled and rubbed but the binding has integrity, and overall few flaws. Slight chipping and cracking at the edges, mostly at the head of the spine. Five raised bands to spine, and a red title label; also gilt titles and gilt decoration. Title label is chipped and partly effaced, but the gilt is bright and title still legible. Textblock age-toned but otherwise clean. Some mottling/foxing to endpapers. Previous owner's name to front pastedown, as well as the traces of previous writing. A handsome and sturdy copy of this work of religious philosophy.
Fr Vasileios of Mt Athos states: "Theology does not have a philosophy of its own, nor spirituality a mentality of its own, nor hagiography its own artistic school. All these emerge from the same font of liturgical experience. They all function together in a Trinitarian way..."
Inside text is clean. Stamp (Letters and Date) on bottom of text block.
The source readings in Hymnology are primary documents illustrating the philosophy and practice of congregational singing during various historical periods of the Christian church. They are drawn from a wide variety of sources including letters, diaries, periodicals, hymnal and tunebook prefaces, theological treatises, certain controversial books and pamphlets, and deliberations of church councils. The material ranges in date from the beginning of the second century to the 1960s. All the major streams of Christian song are covered, including early Greek and Latin hymnody, pre-Reformation vernacular hymnody, the Lutheran chorale, Reformed psalmody, and English and American hymnody from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The book is suitable for use as a text or supplementary text for courses in hymnology, a professional reference work for ministers and church musicians, and a book for laymen interested in the history of church music.
Clean, bright, in unclipped jackets. Volume 1 has underlining. All volumes have crossed-out ownership signature on FFEP.
Millennia ago, Egyptian and Celtic authors recorded prophetic warnings for the future and their harbinger signs are now converging. These predictions are contained in The Kolbrin Bible, a secular wisdom text studied in the days of Jesus and lovingly preserved by generations of Celtic mystics in Great Britain. Nearly as big as the King James Bible, this 3600-year old text warns of an imminent, Armageddon-like conflict with radical Islam, but this is not the greatest threat. The authors of The Kolbrin Bible predict an end to life as we know it, by a celestial event. It will be the return of a massive space object, in a long elliptical orbit around our sun. Known to the Egyptians and Hebrews as the "Destroyer," the Celts later called it the "Frightener."
Circa 1870s, 16mo, 175pgs. Full bound in olive green cloth with blind stamped decoration on boards and gilt titling on spine, includes wood engraving frontispiece. Book is solid with only light wear to spine ends and extremities. Mild dust soiling and foxing on text block edges. Previous owner's name and date on front pastedown, interior pages clean with a hint of toning and light rubbing to endpapers.
8vo, 576pgs. Full bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling. Binding is solid and interior is toned due to age, but is generally clean except for some inked inscription on front free endpaper. Cloth shows wear with some rubbing and at extremities with some fraying, discoloration and bumping. The deckled edges are faintly dust soiled.