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.
Full-leather facsimile of a miniature book of hours, the Codex Vaticanus Rossianus 94, in a suede box. Includes a separate suede-bound book and a certificate stating that this is no. 371 of a limited edition. Very slight wear to gilt page edges & gilt titles on the box, else fine.
This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2). The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bhagavad Gita, the Daodejing, the Bible, the Qur'an--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure, this Norton Anthology provides accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations, and chronologies. It also includes a dazzling general introduction by Jack Miles that questions whether religion can be defined and illuminates how world religions came to be acknowledged and studied, absorbed and altered, understood and misunderstood.
For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us all "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will...In that capacity lies the foundation of human sympathy and cultural wisdom."
An undated American edition of the Polymicrian Greek Testament, printed between the years 1854 and 1856. Full-bound in leather. Four raised bands to spine; also a black title label, with gilt titles. Binding square and sound. Leather rubbed lightly at corner tips and edges, with very slight chipping at head and tail of spine. Previous owner's signature on FFEP. Another owner's isngature on title page. A more recent owner has drawn a circular emblem on the title page in gold ink, likely from a rollerball pen; the base pigment has chased/bled, leaving a pale green ghost image on the opposite side of the page.
1845, sm4to, 343 pgs. Ex-library. Full bound contemporary brown cloth, fully legible gilt title on spine. Text is clean with some foxing. Binding is solid. Boards are lightly dust soiled, cloth of spine sunned. Some fraying to cloth at spine ends and corner tips. A nice, solid book.
Small 8vo, rebound with cloth spine on original leather boards. Pages very browned. Includes original frontis. Scarce.
Liturgical Press, 1981. Book is in excellent condition with faint bumping to spine edges. Jacket has some light chipping to edges and light rubbing. Handsome copy of this collection of essays on the study of the Rule of St. Benedict.