AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, Saint
Paris : Badius Ascensius, 1515 (colophon). Folio, ff. [viii], CCLXII,  (lacking last blank); title-page within a large historiated woodcut border enclosing the printer’s device, many criblé initials throughout; a few minute pinhead wormholes scattered through the second part, a slightly larger one in quire f (not impairing legibility); in a contemporary Cambridge binding by …
GRIBBLE, E.R. (Ernest Richard), Rev. ("Judja") (1869-1957)
A despised race : the vanishing Aboriginals of Australia. (With a lengthy inscription written by the Anglican missionary responsible for Cowal Creek settlement, Cape York, Far North Queensland)
Sydney : Australian Board of Missions, 1933. Small octavo, publisher’s maroon cloth over boards (rubbed and flecked, gilt lettering to spine faded), pp 147, illustrated with photographic plates; an important association copy, with a lengthy inscription in ink occupying the front pastedown, as well as the recto and verso of the front free-endpaper, written by …
Imprimé par esprès Commandement de Sa Majesté. Conformément aux Breviaires & Messels Romain & Parisien. Avec les Cérémonies de l’Eglise. Paris : Rue S. Jacques. De l’Impriemerie de Jacues Collombat, Premier Imprimeur ordinaire du Roy, du Cabinet, Maison & Bâtimens de Sa Majesté, 1743. “Nouvelle edition”. Octavo, contemporary royal binding of full red calf (rubbed …
HAWAIIAN MISSION CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
Honolulu : Printed by H. M. Whitney, 1868. Duodecimo, original printed yellow wrappers, string bound, pp 34; a fine copy. The Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society was established in 1852 to support the work of Congregational missionaries in the Hawaiian archipelago and other regions of the Pacific. Its first annual report was issued in 1853 (Forbes, …
LANG, John Dunmore, Rev. (1799-1878)
A sermon, preached on Sunday, June 15, 1823, to the congregation of Scots Presbyterians, in Sydney, New South Wales; preparatory to the building of a Scots church.
Sydney : printed by Robert Howe, 1823. Octavo, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over red cloth; pp.18, printed letterpress; inscribed by John Dunmore Lang at the head of title page (slightly trimmed) ‘To the Revd. J. [W?]. Adamson. With the Author’s kindest wishes’; a few typographical corrections in Lang’s hand; a fine presentation copy. Ferguson 920. Printed by …
MENILEK, C. (pseud.)
par C. Menilek, citoyen de Brive, patriote du genre humain. A Perpignan : De l'imprimerie des C. Pourtet et Julia, an V de la République [1796 or 1797]. Octavo, disbound, original stitching, pp [1 title], [1 blank], 3-76, title leaf with scattered ink marks (affecting the first few leaves, but not the legibility of the text), …
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
This vessel is now lying in the West India Export Dock, nearly ready for sea, and may be viewed by the Subscribers and Friends of the Missionary Society in all next week; that is to say, from Monday Morning, April the 2nd, to Saturday, April the 7th, 1838. By order of the Directors, John Arundel, …
Publications of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church and other helps to the study of missions.
Philadelphia : the Society, 1913. Narrow octavo, illustrated wrappers (with a photographs of a Chinese mother and her children), pp. 24. Catalogue of missionary publications on Africa, China, Japan, Lorea, the Philippines, Siam, Mexico, Syria, Muslim Lands, maps etc.
ACOSTA, Emanuel (1541-1604), et al.
Iesus. Cartas que los padres y hermanos de la Compañia de Iesus, que andan en los reynos de Iapon escriuieron a los de la misma Compañia,
desde el año de mil y quinientos y quare[n]ta y nueue, hasta el de mil y quinientos y setenta y uno : en las quales se da noticia de las varias costumbres y idolatrias de aquella gentilidad : y se cuenta el principio y successo y bondad de los Christianos de aquellas partes. En Alcala …
ZIEGLER, Hieronymus; BIRCK, Sixt; CROCUS, Cornelius; ZOVITIUS, Jacobus
[BINDING] Dramata sacra : comoediae atque tragoediae aliquot e Veteri Testamento desumptae, quibus praecipuae ipsius historiae ita eleganter in scenam producuntur, ut vix quicquam in hoc argumenti genere juventuti Christianae proponi utilius possit : magna parte nunc primum in lucem editae : earum vero catalogum statim a praefatione invenies.
Basileae : [Ex officina Joannis Oporini], . Duodecimo (163 x 98 mm), contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, both covers with floral decoration at centre within rectangular panel with triple fillet border, framed by a sequence of figural elements depicting Biblical scenes separated by narrow spaces with blind tooled lettering; the front cover has …
WILKINSON, M., Rev.
[Drop title]. Ipswich : Printed by R. Root, Cornhill, [c.1840]. Duodecimo pamphlet, unbound, original stitching, title leaf, pp 33-64; mild scattered foxing, a very good copy. An unrecorded pamphlet containing a missionary’s essay which contrasts Hindu religious practices with those of Christianity. The study refers to the teachings of the Rigveda, and comments on the …
WHEELER, Daniel (1771-1840)
Effects of the introduction of ardent spirits and implements of war amongst the natives of some of the South-Sea Islands and New South Wales
: extracted from the letters and Journal of Daniel Wheeler … recently returned from a religious visit to some of those places. London : Edward Marsh, 1843. Series: Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings. Tracts relative to the aborigines ; no. 2. Second edition. Octavo, disbound, 21 pp, a very good copy. …
DRUMMOND, H. N.
and description of S. Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island, dedicated to his memory. Cover title: Bishop Patteson : pioneer and martyr. With an account of the Memorial Chapel. Parkstone, U.K. : Ralph & Brown, 1930. Quarto, publisher’s printed card wrappers, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the inner front wrapper, 45 pp, illustrated; contents clean …
McINTYRE, William (1805-1870); HOWE, Robert Charles (1820-1875), publisher
Sydney : R. Howe, “Gazette” office, Lower George-street, . At head of title: Lecture III. Duodecimo, original plain blue wrappers, hand-sewn, 24 pp; a fine copy. Ferguson, 3244. The third in the series Lectures on the Sabbath, which was also published, along with lectures by John Dunmore Lang, M.T. Adam, James Fullerton, and John Tait, in …
LANG, John Dunmore
Three lectures delivered in the Scots Church, Sydney, and the General Assembly’s Hall, Melbourne. Melbourne: Robert Mackay, Glasgow Book Warehouse, 1872. Octavo, printed yellow wrappers (central crease), 32 pp; a good clean copy. From the library of Tom Ramsay, his blindstamp to the front wrapper.
HAWKINS, Dexter Arnoll
An address before the Syracuse University, at Commencement, June 21, 1875. New York : Nelson & Phillips, 1875. Octavo, printed grey wrappers (chipped and lightly foxed), 28 pp; 19th century wet stamps of Colby University Library (Maine), scattered foxing; a fair copy. “This race does not possess the polish and vivacity of the French … …