THEOLOGY

[ 'A New Work on Evolution.' ] Prospectus for the second edition of 'Fallen Angels, A Disquisition upon Human Existence - An Attempt to Elucidate some of its Mysteries, especially those of Evil and Suffering.' With printed publicity card.

Author: 
'One of Them' [ i.e. Frederick Braby ] [ Gay and Bird, London publishers ]
Publication details: 
London: Gay and Bird, 5 Chandos Street, Strand. [ 1894. ]
£35.00

Four pages, 4to, bifolium, some foxing but mainly good condition.The work was hugely popular, going through numerous editions between 1894 and 1907. The title is (deliberately) misleading. The work is an exploration of theological rather than biological questions, with the author stating that 'The How, Why, and Wherefore have not received the full amount of profound and reverent study that the ineffably intrinsic importance of the subject to ourselves warrants.' Lewis Carroll had a copy in his library.

[John Caird, Principal of the University of Glasgow.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Caird.') to 'Miss Marshall', regarding his wife's illness, and the recipient sharing 'in the management of her stall'.

Author: 
John Caird (1820-1898), Church of Scotland theologian, noted preacher, and Principal of the University of Glasgow, 1873-1898
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The University, Glasgow. 14 March [no year].
£56.00

2pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He sends her belated thanks for her 'kind compliance with Mrs. Caird's request'. His wife has been very ill since he received her letter, but he believes that 'the critical stage of the disease is fairly over; & besides her illness, the death of an old servant, has left me little time to attend to other engagements'. Mrs Caird is 'much gratified' that Marshall is 'to share in management of her stall'.

[Francis Crawford Burkitt, Norris Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.] Autograph Letter Signed ('F. C Burkitt') to 'Mr Bushell' [W. D. B ushell, Chaplain of Harrow], on his election as professor, regarding his theological position.

Author: 
F. C. Burkitt [Francis Crawford Burkitt] (1864-1935), theologian and scholar, Norris Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge [William Done Bushell (1838-1917), Chaplain of Harrow School;
Publication details: 
On letterhead of St Keynes, Cambridge. 14 November 1905.
£150.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. A long and interesting letter, describing in detail his position on his election as Cambridge Professor of Divinity. He begins by thanking him for writing, adding: 'You can imagine that we are feeling just now quite beside ourselves.' He agrees with him that 'the Professorship is a great responsibility to a layman'. He continues: 'The Heads have elected me, knowing that their choice represents a definite endorsement of what may be called in newspapers “free, advanced criticism”.

[Philip Henry Wicksteed, economist, theologian and Dante scholar.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Philip H. Wicksteed'), first to 'Mrs. Chepmell', second to 'Mrs. Borrer', topics including his love of his work, a bicycling holiday, a meeting.

Author: 
Philip Henry Wicksteed (1844-1927), economist, Unitarian theologian, classicist, medievalist, literary critic and Dante scholar
Publication details: 
[Chepmell letter on letterhead of Childrey near Wantage, 7 February 1904. Borrer letter on letterhead of Mount Pleasant, Sidmouth, 22 April 1904.
£80.00

Both letters are in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. 'Mrs. Chepmell' was the wife of Edward Charles Chepmell (1820-1885), society homeopathist. Mrs. Borrer' was the wife of Cary Hampton Borrer (1838-1918) of Hurstpierpoint. ONE: To 'Dear Mrs. Chepmell', 7 February 1904. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Begins: 'I find that Mr. Cranage the Cambridge secretary [Rev. David Herbert Somerset Cranage (1866-1957)] is coming down to Hurstpierpoint on Thursday & is going to lunch with Mrs.

[ William Jacobson, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University. ] Autograph Note in the third person to 'Mr Baker', regarding his bill.

Author: 
William Jacobson (1803-1884), Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University and Canon of Christ Church; Bishop of Chester
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Christ Church, Oxford. 20 June 1861.
£35.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with light staining to corners from previous mounting. Reads: 'Dr Jacobson presents his Compliments to Mr Baker and begs leave to inclose a Post Office Order for the Amount of his Bill of May 21st.'

[ 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.

[ James Baldwin Brown, Congregational minister and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Baldwin Brown'), regarding the sending of a volume on his son's return.

Author: 
James Baldwin Brown (1820-1884), Congregational minister and author, noted for his liberal views
Publication details: 
5 The Paragon, Streatham Hill. 16 April [ no year ].
£40.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. The male recipient is unnamed. He does not wish him to think that he is indifferent to his application for 'the Volume of <?> life which you have written for'. He continues: 'My Son has got it, and he is away from home. But he is returning shortly and I shall be able to send it to you'. Brown was Minister in Derby, in 1843; at Claylands Chapel, Clapham Road, in 1846; and at Brixton Independent Chapel, Brixton Road, from 1870 until his death.

[ Baron von Bunsen, Prussian diplomat. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Bunsen') to 'Mrs. Alexander', regarding 'Mr Gobah' letting her house.

Author: 
Baron von Bunsen [ Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen ] (1791-1860), Prussian diplomat, scholar, and theologian who supported the German constitutional movement
Publication details: 
[ London? ] 'Friday 19/6 [ 19 June, no year ]'.
£40.00

1p., 16mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Reads: 'Friday 19/6 | Dear Mrs. Alexander | One word to-day: Mr Gobah takes the house, on your terms. Pray, send the Inventory. More to-morrow. | Ever yrs | Bunsen'. Presumably written during Bunsen's long residence in London.

[ 'A New Work on Evolution.' ] Prospectus for the second edition of 'Fallen Angels, A Disquisition upon Human Existence - An Attempt to Elucidate some of its Mysteries, especially those of Evil and Suffering.' With printed publicity card.

Author: 
'One of Them' [ i.e. Frederick Braby ] [ Gay and Bird, London publishers ]
Publication details: 
London: Gay and Bird, 5 Chandos Street, Strand. [ 1894. ]
£35.00

The work was hugely popular, going through numerous editions between 1894 and 1907. The title is (deliberately) misleading. The work is an exploration of theological rather than biological questions, with the author stating that 'The How, Why, and Wherefore have not received the full amount of profound and reverent study that the ineffably intrinsic importance of the subject to ourselves warrants.' Lewis Carroll had a copy in his library.

[ Joseph Blanco White (born José María Blanco y Crespo), Spanish author and poet. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Blanco White') to 'Miss Jordan', giving advice regarding her Spanish studies, and revealing his attutude to his native language.

Author: 
Joseph Blanco White [ born José María Blanco y Crespo ] (1775-1841), Spanish author and poet settled in England, associated with the Oxford Movement
Publication details: 
Place not stated [ Oxford ]. 5 July 1829.
£280.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with small strip of mount obscuring part of a couple of words on reverse of second leaf. A good letter of forty-nine lines, revealing White's attitude to his native language. He is answering her queries regarding her Spanish studies, and is sending a 'small parcel' to 'lay the foundation' of her 'Spanish Library'. He explains: 'You need not be shocked at the apparent weight of the obligation. I never read a Spanish book if I can help it. It is too painful for me, and I really wish I could forget the language.

[ Charles de Coetlogon, divine. ] Manuscript 'Inventory of Mr De Coetlogon's Books'.

Author: 
Charles de Coetlogon [ Charles Edward de Coetlogon ] (1747-1820), Church of England clergyman, preacher and theologian, vicar of Godstone, Surrey
Publication details: 
Undated [ post 1800 ].
£150.00

3pp., 4to. On bifolium of watermarked laid paper. With additional slip of paper listing around twenty titles loosely inserted. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The first page is headed: 'Inventory of Mr De Coetlogon's Books.' Beneath the main heading is a list of 25 titles, with the subheading '1st. Shelf Drawing Room Right hand Corner of fire Place.' The second page continues with two more columns of similar books. The third page, also in two columns, is headed 'Shelf of Books. - left hand of fire-place'.

[ Matthew Tindall, English Deist. ] Autograph Signature ('Matth Tindall') on an Exchequer receipt.

Author: 
Matthew Tindall (1657-1733), influential English Deist writer
Publication details: 
[ Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, London. ] 21 August 1716.
£450.00

1p., 8vo. On aged and worn paper, with vertical closed tear (away from signature). Laid out in the usual style, with printed text completed in manuscript. Recording payment of three pounds on an annuity. With signature of witness 'J Thomas'.

The Harmony of the Apocalypse with other Prophecies of Holy Scripture. With Notes, and an outline of the various interpretations. WITH MS. material.

Author: 
Rev. William Henry Hoare.
Publication details: 
London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1848.
£450.00

[228] pp., cr. 8vo, modern cloth binding, good condition. THE AUTHORIAL COPY, with extensive manuscript corrections and additions, with manuscript enclosures, interleaved (bound in) and with extensive manuscript additions and corrections obviously for a new edition (not published), including a variant titlepage and subheading for Part 1. The author states his objective in writing the original book as the elucidation of parallels between the Apocalypse "and other Prophecies of Holy Scripture". His Index sets out his territory: "The APOCALYPSE/ . . .

[ John Gibson Cazenove, Scottish theologian. ] Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'J. G. Cazenove') [to Rev. R. H. Hutchison], describing the pros and cons of Cumbrae Theological College, of which he is Provost.

Author: 
J. G. Cazenove [ John Gibson Cazenove ] (1821-1896), Scottish theologian, Provost of Cumbrae Theological College, and Chancellor of Edinburgh Cathedral [ Rev. Robert Hutchison of Exeter College ]
Publication details: 
All three letters from 66 Great King Street, Edinburgh [ Scotland ]. 7 and 14 November, and 29 October, 1868.
£80.00

Three interesting and informative letters regarding a forgotten Scottish institution. Cumbrae Theological College (the College of the Holy Spirit), founded by George Boyle, 6th Earl of Glasgow in 1849 (and later affiliated to the University of Durham), was a seminary for ordination training. It closed in 1888. The recipient of the letter was Rev. Robert Hutchison, later of Exeter College, Oxford, and Winchester College. The three letters total 9pp. They are in good condition, lightly-aged. The letters are in response to an application by Hutchison for the position of assistant tutor.

[ Francis Paget, Bishop of Oxford. ] Autograph Note Signed ('F. Oxon.') to 'Mr. Hutchison' [ Rev. Robert Hutchison of Woodeaton or his son Robert Hamilton Hutchison ].

Author: 
Francis Paget (1851-1911), 33rd Bishop of Oxford, and Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Cuddesdon, Oxford. 6 April 1904.
£30.00

1p., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Reads: '6 April 1904. | Dear Mr. Hutchison, | With all good wishes, I send, duly signed, the enclosed, received this morning. | Yours very sincerely, | F Oxon.'

[ C. A. Ogilvie, Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology at Oxford. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Chs. A. Ogilvie, Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology.'), confirming that Robert Hutchison of Exeter College has attended his lectures.

Author: 
C. A. Ogilvie [ Charles Atmore Ogilvie ] (1793-1873), Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford [ Robert Hutchison of Exeter College ]
Publication details: 
'Ch. Ch. [ Christ Church ] Oxford, March 23rd, 1868.'
£40.00

On one side of a 7 x 20 cm slip of grey paper. In good condition, lightly-aged. Reads: 'I certify that Robert Hutchison, Scholar of Exeter College, attended my Course of Lectures of the Lent Term, 1868: | Chs. A. Ogilvie, Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology. | Ch. Ch. | Oxford, | March 23rd, 1868.'

[ Religion; Theology; Pamphlet ] Penitence and Confession. A Sermon preached at St. Mary Magdalene, Oxford on the first Sunday in Lent, 1859.

Author: 
Richard St. John Tyrwhitt, M.A.
Publication details: 
"Published by Request". Oxford and London: John Henry and James Parker, 1859.
£56.00

Disbound, 14pp. 8vo, lacking wraps,some discolouration, small piece torn from title , mainly good.WorldCat records copies at the copyright libraries and Yale.

[ State of the Church; pamphlet ] Worship and Controversy.

Author: 
Rev. George F. Grundy, Vicar of St. Elizabeth's, Aspull.
Publication details: 
WIGAN: R. Platt, 17, Wallgate: Works - Dorning Street. 1904.
£50.00

[14]pp., 8vo, disbound (spine rough, indicating removal from a volume), titlepage (p.[1]) and final page [p.[14]) grubby, top inch removed (ensuring p.[3] top grubby also, small embossed stamp of Wigan Public Libraries titlepage; with "With the author's compliments" and "Duplicate" written at top, minor correction to preface (authorial?). The Sermon was preached at St Alban's, Cheetwood, Manchester re. Preface. No other copy traced.

[ 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.

[ William Paley, theologian and moralist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Paley') to 'Dear Law' [ John Law ], regarding the state of his health, and assistance for the widow of the tenant of Carleton Mill, Carlisle, Cumbria. With proof engraving.

Author: 
William Paley (1743-1805), theologian and moralist [ John Law (1745-1810), successively Bishop of Killala and of Elphin and mathematician ]
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 22 April [no year, but probably after 1777, when Paley became Dean of Carlisle, and before 1782, when Law went to Ireland ].
£450.00

2pp., 4to. On watermarked laid paper. In good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Twenty-nine lines of text. Law was appointed prebendary of Carlisle in 1773 and archdeacon four years later. In 1782 he left for Ireland. According to his entry in the Oxford DNB, Paley, 'his friend and successor in the archdeaconry, accompanied him to Ireland and preached his consecration sermon'.

[Edinburgh; pamphlet] Private letters now first printed from the original MSS. M. DC. XCIV-M. DCC. XXXII. [Edited by James Maidment.].

Author: 
[James Maidment, editor]
Publication details: 
W. Aitken, Printer, Edinburgh 1829.
£80.00

Pp.[1][title]-84, disbound, mainly good condition. Letters mainly addressed to "Robert Wodrow, Minister of the Gospel at Eastwood".

[Booklet; inscribed by author] The Literary Beauties of the Bible: A Lecture delivered to the Waterford Young Men's Christian Institute

Author: 
Rev. Edward Dalton, Rector of Tramore, sometime Secretary to the Protestant Association.
Publication details: 
London: W.H. Dalton, Bookseller to the Queen [...] Messrs. Hodges, Smith & Co., Publishers to the University, Dublin, 1862
£85.00

32pp., 8vo, pale blue printed wraps, partly detached at spine, some foxing, mainly good. Inscribed, front wrap, "With the Author's Christian love". Several copies listed on WorldCat including main British Libraries. No other copy currently on the market.

[Booksellers Stock 1880-1] A General Catalogue of the Stock of C.J. Stewart. 1880[1881]

Author: 
C.J. Stewart [Charles James Stewart], Bookseller (theological)
Publication details: 
C.J. Stewart, 11 King William Street, West Strand, London, WC, 1880-1.
£280.00

584pp., 8vo, utilitarian cloth binding, sl. hinge strain, for the sections as they were published (A-Calvin, Calvin-Fulke,Fulke-Zaccaria), with original wraps of the three original parts bound in, in good+ condition. Small stamp on spine "Trin.Coll. Camb.."His stock has a theological bent, for example the section on BIBLES runs from pp.106 -165, nos.1312-1912, Biblio polyglotta (1586) to Biblia Maxima Versionum ex Linguis Orientalibus (1660).

[Rev. Thomas Chalmers.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Grace Chalmers') from Grace Pratt Chalmers to her mother Grace Chalmers, wife of Rev. Thomas Chalmers, asking for control over her clothing allowance, to show that she is 'not altogether the Hottentot

Author: 
Grace Pratt Chalmers (1819-1851), daughter of Rev. Dr Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), theologian, economist and leader of the Church of Scotland, and his wife Grace Chalmers [nee Pratt] (1792-1850)
Publication details: 
Without date or place. [Stirling, 1838.]
£80.00

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. 62 lines of text. In good condition, lightly-aged, with short unobtrusive closed tears along crease lines and '(Grace Pratt)' in a later hand at head of first page. On the reverse of the second leaf is the address, with remains of red wax seal: 'Mrs. Chalmers. | Inverleith Row - | Edinburgh.' Docketted: 'G. P. Chalmers | 1838'. Closes 'Yr. ever affectionate daughter | Grace Chalmers'.

[Thomas Kerchever Arnold, theologian.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'T. K. Arnold') to an unnamed male recipient, regarding an article on Ebenezer Henderson's translation of the Book of Isaiah.

Author: 
Rev. Thomas Kerchever Arnold (c.1800-1853), Rector of Lyndon, Rutland, theologian and educational writer, a 'relentless opponent' of the Oxford Movement [Ebenezer Henderson (1784-1858)]
Publication details: 
The first letter dated 'Lyndon | The Annunciation, 1852'. The second dated 'Lyndon April 7 1852 | Uppingham'.
£90.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. ONE: 2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. He writes that he will be 'glad to receive your future contributions', but that 'a different style of annotation would make them more interesting to the general reader. - To the possessors of Henderson your remarks will be useful and interesting; but the article is not one to be read throughout by those who do not possess Henderson's work'. He suggests that 'a better plan would be to take a definite prophecy, print the whole of it with corrections or marks'.

[John Birkbeck Nevins, Consulting Physician to the Stanley Hospital, Liverpool, and anti-Darwinian.] Three autograph chapters presenting the teleological argument, with reference to meteorology, botany and surgery, with emendations and illustrations.

Author: 
John Birkbeck Nevins (1818-1903), surgeon and zoologist, Consulting Physician to the Stanley Hospital, Liverpool [Charles Darwin; Darwinism; theory of evolution]
Publication details: 
No place or date. [Liverpool, post 1854.]
£1,500.00

Nevins was a passionate opponent of Darwinism, and the present item, composed any time after 1854 (the latest date of the various works referred to in the text), reflects the crisis of faith in the period leading up to the publication of the 'Origin of Species'. Nevins would set out his position on 'Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolution' in his 1872 inaugural address as President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool (Proceedings, No. 26, 1872, pp.1-26), attacking the 'imperfect and one-sided view' put forward by 'the advocates of man's lowly origins'.

[W. E. Blomfield, Principal, Rawdon Baptist College (University of Leeds).] Autograph Letter Signed [to the Board of Education, London], enclosing printed pamphlet '114th Report of the Committee of the Northern Baptist Education Society for 1917-18.'

Author: 
Dr William Ernest Blomfield (1862-1934), Principal, Rawdon Baptist College (An Affiliated College of the University of Leeds) [Yorkshire]
Publication details: 
Letter: on Blomfield's letterhead as Principal, The College, Rawdon, Leeds [Yorkshire]. 29 March 1919. Pamphlet: Bradford: Wm. Byles and Sons, Printers, Kirkgate. 1918.
£140.00

LETTER: 1p., 4to, with 26 lines of text. In fair condition, on aged paper, with rust marks from paperclip in one margin. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir | I send you a report - the latest we have issued. It is cut down to 1/3 of its usual size. The regulations given are prewar conditions & hardly obtain now. We now require a man to pay what he can [last three words underlined] towards his board but no good candidate would be rejected because he could not find a penny. Practically this obtained before the war but we emphasise that now.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Development of Theological Education in the University of Wales. An Address given to a Society of Ministers in Bangor on March 27th, 1917.

Author: 
Sir Harry R. Reichel, M.A., LL.D., Principal of the University College of North Wales.
Publication details: 
Bangor: Printed by Jarvis & Foster (W. A. Foster), Lorne House. [1917.]
£30.00

18pp., 12mo. Stitched pamphlet. In fair condition, on aged paper. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Four copies on COPAC and a further three on OCLC WorldCat.

Typed Letter Signed ('B. H. Streeter') from the biblical scholar Burnett Hillman Streeter of Queen's College, Oxford, to 'Dear Major', responding at great length to criticisms of a book ('Foundations'?), discussing schism and the union of churches.

Author: 
B. H. Streeter [Burnett Hillman Streeter] (1874-1937), Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, and biblical scholar
Publication details: 
Queen's College, Oxford. 3 May 1917.
£220.00

4pp., 4to. Good, on lightly aged and worn paper. With numerous autograph emendations. A significant letter, in which Streeter carefully expounds his position on schism and the union of churches. Streeter divides his response into three numbered sections, the last of which is subdivided into three more. The first section discusses the question of whether the fact that the Church of England 'only allows Episcopally ordained persons to minister the sacraments' is only 'a matter of discipline and Church order'.

[Handbill] A Political Dissenter ["Abridged from the 'Sword and Trowel'"]

Author: 
Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon, British Particular Baptist preacher.
Publication details: 
Society for the LIberation of Religion from State-Patronage and Control, 2 Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street, London, no date [
£80.00

Two pages, 8vo, minor foxing, ow good condition. Scarce. Three copies listed by COPAC (WordCat duplicates two only).

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