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[ Printed defence of the Belfast Wesleyan Ministerial Association. ] Calvinism not the Theology of the Bible. A Reply to Rev. Dr. Watts' Treatise [...] By the Rev. Wm. Appelbe, LL.D., T.C.D. With Observations appended by the Rev. George Vance.

Author: 
Rev. William Appelbe, LL.D., T.C.D.; Rev. George Vance [ Robert Watts (1820-1895 of the Presbyterian College, Belfast); the Belfast Wesleyan Ministerial Association ]
Publication details: 
Belfast: Phillips & Sons, Bridge Street. Dublin: J. Robertson & Co., Grafton Street. [ 1872 ] [ Allen, Johnston & Co., Book Printers, Up. Arthur St., Belfast. ]
£65.00

The full title reads: 'Calvinism not the Theology of the Bible. A Reply to Rev. Dr. Watts' Treatise, entitled “Arminian Departures from Reformation Principles, as exhibited in the Writings of Watson and Wesley, and in the Publications of the Belfast Wesleyan Ministerial Association.” By the Rev. Wm. Appelbe, LL.D., T.C.D. With Observations appended by the Rev. George Vance.' No copy at the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC at Manchester and Queen's University Belfast. 44pp., 8vo. No wraps. Disbound. Stabbed as issued. In fair condition, lightly aged.

[ 'The Hudson Case'. ] Manuscripts of Elliot's defence of Russell and Sir Henry Elliot in controversy over Italian ambassador Sir James Hudson, including 'unpublished part', letters by Countess Russell and Sir Henry Elliot, annotated pamphlet.

Author: 
Hon. George Elliot [ George Francis Stewart Elliot ] (1822-1901) [ John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister; Sir James Hudson (1810-1885); Sir Henry Elliot (1817-1907) ]
Publication details: 
[ London. ] 1881, 1885 and 1886.
£1,800.00

A son of the Earl of Minto, Elliot (hereafter GSE) was Russell's brother-in-law and one of his two executors. The events described in the present collection occurred while GSE was living with Russell, who was then Home Secretary, as his private secretary; and the controversy is over the claim that the replacement of Sir James Hudson as Italian ambassador by GSE's brother, the future Sir Henry Elliot (1817-1907), was an 'act of nepotism' on the part of Russell.

[ Pamphlet. ] The Rev. Alex. Webster's Reply to the "Vivisecting" of "My Pilgrimage from Calvinism to Unitarianism," By H. A. Long.

Author: 
Rev. Alexander Webster of Kilmarnock [ H. A. Long ]
Publication details: 
Kilmarnock: The Author, andn Booksellers. Glasgow: W. & R. Holmes, Dunlop Street. Aberdeen: A. Martin, George Street. [ J. Smith, Printer, Portland St., Kilmarnock. ] Undated [ October 1893 ].
£56.00

22 + [2]pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. The reverse of the title (p.2) carries an advertisement for Webster's book. There is a preface on pp.3-4, dated to October 1893, and addressed by Webster from 41 Dean Street, Kilmarnock. The preface begins: 'Knowing that Mr.

[ Pamphlet. ] The Heresy Hunters and the Heresy Hunters' Song. Respectfully Inscribed to the Baffled Inquisitors.

Author: 
[ William Robertson Smith (1846-1894), Scottish theologian, Professor of Hebrew at Aberdeen Free Church College
Publication details: 
'No. 2. Bon-Accord Rhymes and Ballads. ] Aberdeen: George Middleton, Skene Square. 1878.
£80.00

Smith's entry in the Oxford DNB explains the background to this pamphlet, explaining that he was 'commissioned to write some articles on biblical subjects for the ninth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the first two of these appeared in 1875—‘Angel’ in volume 2 and ‘Bible’ in volume 3. These articles marked a turning point in his career. The Bible was regarded by the Free Church of Scotland as ‘the supreme rule of faith and life’, and so anything that might seem to undermine its authority was bound to arouse opposition.

[ Rev. Edward G. Falconer, vicar of Old Newton: printed attack on 'the Archbishops and Bishops who preside over the Church to-day'. ] An Open Letter to His Majesty the King on the Appalling and Distressing State of The Church of England.'

Author: 
Edward G. Falconer [ Edward George Falconer ] (c.1850-1948), vicar of Old Newton, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Publication details: 
Old Newton Vicarage, Suffolk. July 1932.
£120.00

3pp., folio. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Title in large type on first page and text on central two pages.

Autograph Letter Signed Alexr Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist to an unnamed correspondent about his being accused of plagiarism.

Author: 
Alexander Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist to Prince Albert.
Autograph Letter Signed Alexr Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist
Publication details: 
13 A George St, Han[over] Sq[uar]e, [London], 20 Aug. 184[5?].
£125.00
Autograph Letter Signed Alexr Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist

Two pages, 4to, in paper frame, faintly stained but good condition. I suppose you have perused by this time [Richard] Owen's remarks about what he calls my plagiarism of [Schwann?]. I really will take it very kind of you and Mr Irvine can continue to free me from participation in the [?] of the mistake which has given such a handle to him, and of which you know I had nothing to do.

Dr. Brindley and his Abettors. To the Inhabitants of Northampton. [a defence of Swedenborgianism against a Methodist critic]

Author: 
Rev. Woodville Woodman of Stoneclough, near Manchester (Swedenborgian, Minister of the New Jerusalem Church, Kearsley, Lancashire, 1839-1872) [John Brindley, Methodist; Northampton New Church]
Dr. Brindley and his Abettors. To the Inhabitants of Northampton
Publication details: 
Second Edition, with Postscript. [1861.] Taylor and Son, Steam Printers, Northampton.
£180.00
Dr. Brindley and his Abettors. To the Inhabitants of Northampton

8vo, 11 + [i] pp. Disbound. Good, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Signed in type at end (p.11) 'WOODVILLE WOODMAN. | Stoneclough, near Manchester, | March 5th, 1861.' The final page is headed 'PUBLIC NOTICE.', and advertises services and a 'Reading & Tract Society' at Northampton New Church, Corn Exchange Buildings, ending 'The Library comprises the works of Swedenborg, and general New Church Literature. A passionate retort, in defence of Swedenborgianism, to the Brindley's Methodist interpretation of 'Swedenborg's doctrine of marriage', as set out in a lecture. 'The insinuation of Dr.

A Fifth Letter to the Rev. S.R. Maitland, D.D. On the Genuineness of the Writings ascribed to Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage.

Author: 
Rev. E.J. Shepherd, Rector of Luddesdown, Author of "The History of the Church of Rome . . ."
Publication details: 
London: Longmans, 1853.
£56.00

Pamphlet, sewn as issued, [40]pp., 8vo, good+.

The Backslider

Author: 
Rev. E.J. Shepherd, Rector of Luddesdowne, Kent.
Publication details: 
London: John W. Parker, West Strand, [London, 1945-6].
£56.00

Reprinted from Practical Sermons edited by the Rev. J.C. Crosthwaite. Pamphlet, sewn as issued, [16]pp., 8vo, some soiling but mainly good.

Two Sermons: one A Sermon Preached at the Visitation, held at Tonbridge . . . 1829: and the other A Sermon in behalf of the Societies for Promoting Christian Knowledge & for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

Author: 
Rev. Edward John Shepherd, Rector of Trotterscliffe, Kent.
Publication details: 
London: printed for C.J.G. & F. Rivington, 1829
£95.00

88pp., 8vo, sewn as issued, plain wraps in poor condition, foxing, contents mainly good. Inscribed by the Author: "Mrs Wigan | With the Author's respectful Compts" and manuscript notes in another hand of the texts for the sermons on the titlepage.This other hand has written the brief title on the front cover with a compliment on one of the sermons. No copy on COPAC, one (Sydney!) on WorldCat.

Prospectus and list of subscribers to ''The National Shakespeare. A Fac-simile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623. Illustrated by Sir J. Noel Paton, R.S.A.' [With Autograph Note by the editor Clarke.]

Author: 
A. Clarke [Anthony Clarke, ne Anthony Jacques Cheeper (1837-1918); Sir J. Noel Paton; the National Shakespeare; Bacon Controversy]
Publication details: 
August 1894. William Mackenzie, 69 Ludgate Hill, Edinburgh and Dublin.
£200.00

Clarke is a forgotten Shakespeare editor, there being no reference to him (nor any copy of this item) on the COPAC or the Folger online catalogue. A bankrupt and bigamist (he was 'married' five times), he fathered 33 or 34 children, and worked in the booktrade as a commerical traveller and entrepreneur. 4to, 10 pp. One central horizontal fold. Fair, on lightly-aged paper with a little marking to the outer pages. Date in type at end of list of subscribers, 'AUGUST, 1894.', followed by a short note by 'A.

A Letter to the Editor of the British Review, occasioned by the notice of "No Fiction," and "Martha," in the last number of that work. [Annotated copy of Francis Barnett (the 'Lefevre' of Reed's 'No Fiction') bound up with a review of the two books.]

Author: 
Andrew Reed (1787-1862), Congregational minister [Francis Barnett (b.1785)]
Publication details: 
[1823?] London: Printed by H. Teape, Tower-hill: Sold by Francis Westley, Stationers' Court, and the other booksellers.
£850.00

Excessively scarce, with no copy in the British Library and the only copy on COPAC at Cambridge, where it is tentatively dated to 1823. 8vo: 80 pp. Followed by five leaves (pp.373-382) from 'The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle' for 1839, in which an anonymous review of Reed's two books features on pp.378-382. Interleaved (all blank). In simple contemporary blue-grey half-binding with cloth spine and corners and marbled boards. Tight copy on aged paper in worn binding. Neat contemporary repair to blank reverse of title. The circumstances of this publication are as follows.

Offprint of letter to the editor of The Times, headed 'MR. DICKENS AND MR. BENTLEY. | To the Editor of "The Times." '

Author: 
George Bentley (1828-1895), London bookseller; son of Richard Bentley (1794-1871) [Charles Dickens]
Publication details: 
GEORGE BENTLEY. | NEW BURLINGTON STREET, | Dec. 7, 1871.'
£100.00

8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), 4 pp. Unbound bifolium. Good, on lightly aged and foxed paper. The item is well-printed, paginated with two footnotes. The subject is laid out at the start: 'In the first volume of Mr. Dickens' Life, just published, I read an account of Mr. DICKENS' literary connexion with my father, which it is impossible for me to leave without remark. The biographer therein presents my father in a character which all who knew him would repudiate as belonging to him.

Autograph Letter Signed "R.F. Littledale" to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Richard Frederick Littledale, Anglican controversialist (DNB)
Publication details: 
(embossed) 9 Red Lion Square, London, W.C., 14 July 1884.
£100.00

Two pages, 8vo, bifolium, good condition. Colonel Hardy, Secretary of the English Church Union, has assured him that his correspondent can help in the matter in hand. Nameky, Dr Von Dollinger has informed him that "Padre Curci" [Jesuit, sometime ed.

A letter to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the present wants of the church.

Author: 
Henry Kingscote
Publication details: 
London: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, Fleet-street. Fourth edition. 1846. 'PRINTED BY L. SEELEY, THAMES DITTON, SURREY.'
£45.00

Octavo. 16 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Good, but with first and last pages somewhat grubby.

A letter to the Rev. E. B. Pusey, D.D., regius Professor of Hebrew, and Canon of Christ Church, on the publication of No. 90. of the Tracts for the Times.

Author: 
William Sewell [E. B. PUSEY; OXFORD MOVEMENT]
Publication details: 
Oxford: John Henry Parker; J. G. F. and J. Rivington, London. 1841. 'BAXTER, PRINTER, OXFORD.'
£56.00

Octavo. 13 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Good, but foxed and with title grubby and stained. Cutting [from the Guardian, September, 1890] of correspondence relating to Cardinal Newman and the authors of 'Tracts for the times' loosely inserted.

Autograph letter signed to "Mrs Gray".

Author: 
Charles Voysey
Publication details: 
18/02/71
£50.00

Theistic preacher (1828-1912). 6pp., 8vo. He is responding to the judgement of the Privy Council given on the 11th February that he be under "sentence of deprivation" unless he retracted his unorthodoxies. He discusses disestablishment, the need for the representation of national views, and the fund which established his independence.

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