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Charlton Heston Presents The Bible [*SIGNED*], (Heston, Charlton)
1 (Heston, Charlton) Charlton Heston Presents The Bible [*SIGNED*]
New York GT Publishing 1997 1-57719-270-2 / 9781577192701 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[book is clean and flawless, with no discernible wear; jacket shows just a trace of wrinkling along the bottom edge]. (color photographs, art reproductions) Briefly INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Charlton Heston (as "Chuck") and his wife Lydia, on the title page, this "companion for families" to the Good Book (based on the TV series of the same name) is made Even Better by Heston's "commentary on the Bible's major characters and themes," along with "sidebars on important figures, symbols and events"; also included, for the faithful of short attention span, are a "book-by-book summary of the Bible and a who's who." But forget about all that -- here's your opportunity to be able to say, with an absolutely straight face, that you possess a first edition of the Bible, signed by Moses! Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Commemorative Book: St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, San Marcos, California, (no author)
2 (no author) Commemorative Book: St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, San Marcos, California
San Marcos CA (Unknown) 1991 NO First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, mild edgewear, some rubbing to covers]. (B&W/color photographs) 276-page book celebrating the Consecration of this Serbian Orthodox Church, with many photographs and advertisements. Much of the book is not in English (looks like Russian to my eyes), but there are some English-language sections devoted to the history of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and to the history of Serbia itself. (Most of the photo captions are not in English.) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Around the World in 80 Years: The Story of Arthur Burt [*SIGNED*], Burt, Arthur, as told to Nina Snyder
3 Burt, Arthur, as told to Nina Snyder Around the World in 80 Years: The Story of Arthur Burt [*SIGNED*]
(n.p.) (Published By the Author) (c.1993) NO First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
[nice clean copy, with only minor handling wear, light surface-scratching to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("God is never in time! Time is in God!") and SIGNED by the author ("Brother Arthur") on the title page, above which is a previous owner's signature. Autobiography of a British-born "tramp preacher & missionary," recounting "his struggles with pride, carnality, rebellion, and fear, and how, through God's dealings, he has learned wisdom." Laid in is the author's card, with his address in Wales. Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Community of Interpreters: On the Hermeneutics of Nature and the Bible in the American Philosophical Tradition [*SIGNED*], Corrington, Robert S.
4 Corrington, Robert S. The Community of Interpreters: On the Hermeneutics of Nature and the Bible in the American Philosophical Tradition [*SIGNED*]
Macon GA Mercer University Press (c.1987) 0-86554-284-8 / 9780865542846 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Margaret Jordan Brown & Alesa Jones Signed by Author
[nice tight copy, faint soiling to cloth; jacket moderately scuffed, no tears]. (Studies in American Biblical Hermeneutics 3) Series INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "The vast and rich scholarship in American biblical hermeneutics has been and, to a large extent, is still overshadowed by the Continental approaches associated with the Heideggerian school. In response to this approach an expressly counter-Continental methodology has grown. [The author] joins the discussion seeking a middle ground between the two schools of thought. He addresses American biblical hermeneutics from a 'philosophical perspective' grounded in the thought of American philosophers C.S. Peirce and Josiah Royce." Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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What They Did to the Kid: Confessions of an Altar Boy [*SIGNED*], Fritscher, Jack
5 Fritscher, Jack What They Did to the Kid: Confessions of an Altar Boy [*SIGNED*]
San Francisco Palm Drive Publishing 2001 1-890834-33-5 / 9781890834333 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj art) William Holman Hunt Signed by Author
[nice tight copy, one extremely tiny nick to bottom of one page; jacket lightly dampstained along top edge and somewhat less along bottom edge (however, the only sign of moisture damage to the book is a light dampstain at the top rear pastedown)]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "A comic novel based on a true memoir," the book "presents the secret world of Misericordia Seminary. In the 1950s, the Catholic Church recruited 200,000 boys for the priesthood. Only 20,000 were ordained. What happened to the missing 180,000 boys? From interviews with hundreds of former seminarians, this book dares reveal secrets deeper than the headlines on the evening news." Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Behind the Iron Altar [*SIGNED*], Kassarjian, Kevork`[aka Lee Kassarjian]
6 Kassarjian, Kevork`[aka Lee Kassarjian] Behind the Iron Altar [*SIGNED*]
Philadelphia Olivier, Maney & Co. (c.1950) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dj Signed by Author
[lightly shelfworn, slight bumping to all corners; jacket well-worn, with paper loss at most corners and along top and bottom edges of front panel, long ragged (but neatly closed) tear in rear panel]. (B&W halftone photographs, maps INSCRIBED fulsomely and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "Presented to / Mrs. J.W. Kirchoff / In appreciation of her / interest in a progressive and / integrated America and in / admiration of her creative / inclinations. / Lee K. Kassarjian / 2306 Duane St. / L.A. 39 / NO-2-9803 / Los Angeles / May 6, 1953." A memoir of persecution, by an ex-priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Los Angeles, who had been booted out, "disgraced and blacklisted for refusing to become a tool in the hands of his superiors" -- who, he claimed, were maneuvering "behind the cloak of righteous American citizenship [to foment] unrest and confusion in the parishes, propagandizing communism among their youths." Although "twice deported upon false testimony," the author perservered, forming (what else?) the Reformed Armenian Apostolic Church, from the pulpit of which he continued to rail against the insidious communism that he believed plagued both his former church and his Armenian homeland, then under Soviet domination. A prefatory note states that "the author has exhibited to the publisher numerous documents, letters, and newspaper clippings [which] substantiate and prove his accusations to be true in every detail. These documents have been safely stored away to prevent their falling into the hands of the author's antagonists." (And where are they today, I wonder?) Laid in to this copy of the book, by the way, is a one-page flyer about Dr. Kassarjian and a list of the many talks and lectures he was ready to deliver under the auspices of something called the Institute of Mental Health. Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Three Popes and the Jews, Lapide, Pinchas E.
7 Lapide, Pinchas E. Three Popes and the Jews
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1967 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[nice clean book, light shelfwear to heel of spine, no other significant wear; jacket has a tiny chip at top left-hand corner of front panel, a couple of itty-bitty nicks at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "An Israeli diplomat's startling disclosures about papal-Judaic relations since the start of World War II and his shocking appraisal of anti-Semitism in Christian history." The book made news at the time of its initial publication for its defense of Pope Pius XII, whose "quiet wartime efforts saved many more Jews from death under Hitler than is generally believed." The author also goes to some lengths to establish, "in no uncertain terms, the Church's historically deplorable attitude [towards Jews] until the time of Pius XI," while also detailing the great improvement on that front from World War II onwards, culminating in a tribute to Pope John XXIII, who "more than all other popes, worked to erase the shameful Catholic position on the Jewish question." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Turning Point [*SIGNED* by Patty Crowley], McClory, Robert
8 McClory, Robert Turning Point [*SIGNED* by Patty Crowley]
New York Crossroad 1995 0-8245-1458-0 / 9780824514587 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket very lightly rubbed]. INSCRIBED ("Peace") and SIGNED by Patty Crowley on the ffep. "The Inside Story of the Papal Birth Control Commission, and How Humanae Vitae Changed the Life of Patty Crowley and the Future of the Catholic Church." Crowley, the central focus of this account, was the co-founder (with her husband) of the Christian Family Movement, and has been called one of the most influential women in the history of the modern Catholic Church. Signed by Biographee 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Every Barrier Swept Away [*SIGNED*], McWhirter, James
9 McWhirter, James Every Barrier Swept Away [*SIGNED*]
Cardiff Megiddo Press Ltd. 1989? (1983?) 0-946922-50-0 / 9780946922505 1st thus Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[top edge a tiny bit soiled; jacket shows mild handling wear, minimal surface scratching]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author ("world travelled journalist, author, preacher and publicist") in 1989. [The confusion about the publication date comes because there is no actual date of publication on the book itself, although the copyright page states "First Printing, January 1983 / Jerusalem under the title of A World In A Country." I found no trace of that title on-line.] Back of jacket blurb states in part that "James McWhirter came to prominence in the white heat of a great Evangelical revival which took place between the wars during which time he participated in revival campaigns in the largest auditoriums in Britain, Europe and the United States of America. he came to believe that no denomination could claim to have An exclusive on God and that if we were All One in Christ we should be seen to be one in Christ. HE SOUGHT TO SWEEP AWAY THE BARRIERS WHICH SEPARATED HIM FROM OTHER CHRISTIANS AND HE DID -- WITH ASTOUNDING RESULTS!" Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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From the Blackstone to the Housatonic: A History of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts: The First Hundred Years, Nunley, Richard
10 Nunley, Richard From the Blackstone to the Housatonic: A History of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts: The First Hundred Years
Springfield MA Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts 2002 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dj 
[beautiful copy, clean and tight, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) The first half of this 257-page book is a history of the Diocese, and the remainder consists of short (2-3 page) accounts of the histories of individual parishes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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No Uncertain Sound [*SIGNED*], Proctor, Lillian Cummins
11 Proctor, Lillian Cummins No Uncertain Sound [*SIGNED*]
Minneapolis Augsburg Publishing House (c.1966) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by Delor Erickson Signed by Author
(price-clipped) [nice tight copy, minor edge soiling/yellowing; jacket worn along top edge, minor soiling to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "Action for this absorbing religious novel takes place during the years of Jesus' ministry. Tribune Claudius Lysias, mentioned briefly in Acts, is assigned a post in Jerusalem. A series of events brings the Roman soldier in contact with those who knew Christ: John the Baptist, Nicodemus,Mary and Martha, Zacchaeus, Philip, Peter, James and John." Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Tough Minded Faith for Tender Hearted People / Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! [two volumes, leather-bound, in slipcase] [*SIGNED*], Schuller, Robert H.
12 Schuller, Robert H. Tough Minded Faith for Tender Hearted People / Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! [two volumes, leather-bound, in slipcase] [*SIGNED*]
Nashville/Camden/New York Thomas Nelson Publishers (c.1983) NO Later Printings Hardcover Fine Signed by Author
(full leather bindings with gilt decoration, all edges gilt; no dust jackets; in slipcase) [both books and slipcase in perfect condition, apparently untouched by human hands, unless you count Dr. Schuller]. Each volume is personally INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second front endpaper. The "Tough Minded" volume's inscription reads: "____ / God Loves you / (I can see why!) / And so do I. / Robert Schuller." The "Tough Times" volume is inscribed: "____ / May God / Give You / an / unexpected! / surprise! / of / Joy! / Before Every Sunset / of / Your Life. / Love / Robert Schuller." Two of the popular Southern California televangelist's inspirational works. (The books are the 6th and 11th printings, respectively.) Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Gabriel and the Angels, Townsend, Theresa
13 Townsend, Theresa Gabriel and the Angels
Philadelphia John C. Winston Company (c.1942) First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [shelfwear to bottom edge, mild bumping at both ends of spine, a bit of soiling to orange cloth covers; small bookstore stamp on front pastedown, otherwise very clean internally]. (color frontispiece) The story of a pastor's son. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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