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02888-M0694COKE- Book- THE TEETOTALER'S COMPANION; OR, A PLEA FOR TEMPERANCE; Being An Exposition Of The Personal, And National Evils That Result From The Present Drinking Custom Of Society; The Use Of Intoxicating Liquors Being Proved Inimical To Social, Moral, Religious, Physical, Mental, Commercial, And Political Economy; With A History of The Temperance Movement; Showing Also The Benefits That Have And Must Follow The Adoption Of Total Abstinence. By Peter Burne. Pub by Arthur Hall & Co, London, 1847. Embossed buckram hardback, rag stock, illustrations, indexed. Front joint cloth split, worn edges, light foxing. Bindings tight. Quite serviceable. 6-3/4" x 10-1/4" x 510pp. $55.00

02477-M0394EAAO- Journal- THE INDIANA LAW JOURNAL, Indianapolis, Vol. 1, No. 2, Feb 1898. Delightful and very readable articles: Lynch Law in Indiana (quoting from article “...Lord Chief Justice Coleridge said that when in any Anglo-Saxon community  the law breakers got control of the courts the people were justified in resorting to lynch law.”), A Competitive Judiciary, The Human Comedy in Court, Expert Testimony, Oral Argument in Appellate Courts, Is the Bar Degenerating?, and more. Related ads. Very good condition.  6-1/4” x 9-1/2” x 48pp. $36.00

01656-M0593CCC- Catalogue- DAVID C. COOK PUBLISHING CO., Chicago, IL, 1899. Holiday Annual & Complete Catalogue Of Publications And Supplies For Sunday Schools. Sunday school papers and quarterlies, scripture text buttons, Bibles, family classics, music books, maps, paper dolls, teacher's desk tools, motto cards, reward cards, medals, Christmas 'fillers', tree & room ornaments, candles, flags, calendars, Christmas cards and booklets, baby books, marriage certificates, two organs and one piano and more. Well illustrated throughout. Cover and margin stains, otherwise good condition. 6-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 48pp. $56.00

03857-M0695EUES- Journal- THE WORLD TODAY, Chicago. Sept 1907. The World Today Co. A magazine of general interest covering foreign affairs, the nation, music/drama, and the religious world. Well illustrated, lots of ads, good graphics. One article of particular note:  “The Negro Situation- One Way Out” by W. J. Northern, a former governor of Georgia. His conclusion? “We must save the Negro or it is plain his wickedness and his crimes will destroy the State.” Are we to infer that there was no wickedness and criminal activity by the white man?  Back cover has part of an ad clipped, last page bugged in margin. 7” x 10” x 209pp of which 93 are great advertising. $38.00

04364-M1095EERA- Booklet- THE LAST BEST HOPE OF EARTH. A Philosophy for the War (WWII) by Harry Scherman, published by Readers Digest, cprt 1941, 1942. 5" x 7-1/2" x 36pp. $4.50

02720-M1194LACH- Journal- EDINBURGH PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL AND MAGAZINE OF MORAL & INTELLECTUAL SCIENCE, Vol. I. No. IV, Oct 1848. Edited by Geo Combe & Robert Cox. Republished by Fowler & Wells, NY. Frontis engraving of Dr. Combe, and one page with cross-sections of cranium. No other illustrations. Wide ranging treatment of everything imaginable--Catholic priesthood, imperfect government, philosophy of mind, destructiveness and combativeness in the carnivora, mathematics of phrenology, propensity to murder, power of the voice over children, animal and moral organs and much more. Lower fore-corner of cover missing (1"), corner creases. Really very well preserved, rag stk. 6" x 9-1/4" x 114pp. $82.00

02397-M0693EAEE- Book- COL. R. G. INGERSOLL’S 44 LECTURES COMPLETE, n. d.., n. p. "Published for the Trade" (may have been self-published). Robert Ingersoll was born at Dresden, NY, 1833 and died at Dobbs Ferry, NY, 1899. He was a lawyer, lecturer and politician, and for many years the chief spokesman for the "Freethinkers" of the day. He settled as a legal practitioner at Peoria, IL in 1857 and became colonel of the 11th Illinois cavalry in 1862 and attorney-general for Illinois in 1866. He published The Gods & Other Lectures (1876), Some Mistakes of Moses 1879), Great Speeches (1887) and many more. He spoke against orthodoxy, personal deism and a whole range of religious superstition. He espoused personal and mental liberty, human rights and gained for himself the title of "The Great Atheist" by his detractors. In an age of great orators, he was ranked near the top. Book is hardback, boards faded at edges, inside hinges slightly cracked, pages well age toned and becoming fragile. Not particularly worn, however. 6-1/4" x 9" x 400pp. $30.00

04749-M0395EEHC- Booklet- CHILD LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES. "Compiled from U. S. Government reports and other authentic sources for the use of 20 National Organizations supporting the 'Children's Amendment' and for the churches and the press." Dec 1923. What Child Labor Is. Where It Is. What the States and Federal Government have tried to do. Why a "Children's Amendment" is necessary. Laid-in article on child labor statistics and letter from Federal Council of Churches to ministers of America urging them to make their flocks aware of the necessity for the "Child's Amendment." Light wrinkles, foxing, chips. 5-3/4" x 9" x 20pp. $32.00

06959-M0695EEEE- Pledge Envelope- TENNESSEE ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE, 808 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. No date, but probably ca 1920s. A small brown envelope with levels of pledges ($25.00 down to $.33-1/3 per month) and "the Church In Action Against The Liquor Traffic" imprinted. Slight edge chew. 3-1/4"x 5-1/2". $18.00

04620-M0196EHEE- Booklet- SPEECH OF HON. WALTER M. CHANDLER OF NEW YORK IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SEP 11, 1922. Entitled AGAINST KU-KLUX KLAN, FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. He takes on a fellow by the name Gilbert O. Nations, editor of a magazine called "The Protestant." Nations and others made presumptuous attempts to have lawmakers sign pledges to determine whether the lawmakers were pro-Catholic or not. Chandler says, "A perusal of this magazine convinces the reader that the editor of The Protestant is a literary paranoiac with a strong propensity to mendacity and a distinct predilection for hypocrisy." Fascinating reading! Paint circle on front cover and a spot or two, otherwise very good condition. 6" x 9" x 28pp. $38.00

06623-M0600ECEE- Catalogue- EXTENSION PRESS, Chicago, IL. New Bulletin for 1925. "Appropriate Gifts For All Seasons." A large 18-1/8"x 24" broadsheet folded to 8 pages 9"x 12". We are told that Extension Press was owned by the Catholic Church Extension Society. Mostly religious items: books, prayer manuals, Christmas cards, Catholic art calendars, Knights of Columbus watch charms cuff buttons, tie pin, fancy knife, lapel buttons, plaques, medals, rosary bracelet, scapular rosary, book marks, Waterman's Ideal fountain pen, sick call set, Eversharp pencil. Well illustrated. Christmas card area has notes in colored pencil. Folded for mailing to a recipient in Virginia. $18.00

06109-M0495EEUA- Proclamation- from State of Connecticut by His Excellency JOHN H. TRUMBULL, Governor. 1925. Calls for a day of Fasting and Prayer for Friday, April 10. Quite framable. Small hole in one fold, small edge chip, otherwise excellent condition. 11"x 17". $22.00

04768-M0395EEHC- Handbook & catalogue- DEPT OF MISSIONARY EDUCATION, CONGREGATIONAL EDUCATION SOC., Boston, MA. mid 1920s. POSTER POSSIBILITIES FOR WORLD SERVICE SCHOOLS by Herbert W. Gates. References for making posters; literature, books. Illustrated. Some bugging. 6" x 6-3/4" x 8pp. $12.00

04622-M1095ECEE- Book- THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. Ed by Henry Israel, NYC. 1929. "The gist of a National conference, in which various types and interests of the Association and other allied agencies cooperated, held at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Ill., October 18, 19, & 20, 1928." Few cover spots, otherwise very good condition. Hardback. 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 116pp. $16.00

04751-M0395EEHC- Booklet- CITIZENSHIP THROUGH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. Vol.4, No.36. Feb 1929. Published by the School Committee, Boston, Mass. City of Boston Printing Dept. Organized For The Furtherance Of The Cause Of Better Citizenship As A Supplement To School Document Ten, 1924. Seventy-five "Character Lacks" are listed as characteristic of someone who is not obedient. In the 1920s, responsible adults recognized that character development was a good and noble pursuit for all. They recognized that good character was not something a child was born with, but had to develop to be an upstanding citizen. In other words, that a conscience was a learned and developed characteristic of human beings. One of the primary reasons our society and schools are in the trouble they are in today is because many parents blanche at the idea that their children might need character development. Many today evidently believe that their children, by virtue of the fact that they are their children, are somehow born with developed characters! How foolish! Light stain, light edge chips. 7" x 10" x 40pp. $45.00

01428-M1292CEKO- Catalogue- DETTRA FLAG CO., Oaks, PA, 1933 with 4pp 1934 insert, 1936 discount sheet, and 6pp 1937 price and discount booklet. Also includes 4pp undated Bull Dog Bunting piece with actual material samples of red, white & blue stapled in. Beautiful, colorful catalogue of every kind imaginable: U.S., foreign, bumper, window, store front, fraternal, club, society, yacht, fireman’s, welcome, confederate, church, burgees, theater, advertising, VFW, etc. Last 13pp are a magnificent pictorial walk-thru of their entire manufacturing facility. Flag Etiquette, Flag Holidays. Silver, red, white, blue embellished stiff covers. Thumb indexed. Light cover soil. A rare find! 6" x 9" x 240 pp + all the inserts. $132.00

04907-M0496EAOK- Tabloids- YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAPER, American Sunday School Union, Phila, PA. Vol. XCII, No.3 in five issues: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1935. Each w/an illustrated lead story of adventure, current events from around the world, Christian endeavor for young people, etc. On coated stock. Very good. Ea. is 11" x 15" x 4pp. All five. $32.00

01740-M0693ECEE- Catalogue- SAMUEL FRENCH, NY & Los Angeles, 1937. French’s Budget Plays and Entertainments to Meet the Requirements of Limited Finances. (Founded 1830.) Full length and short plays, minstrel material, mock trials, operettas, plays for high schools, churches, etc. Light cover soiling, otherwise very good condition. 4-1/2" x 7" x 156pp. $14.00

01118-M0492ECEE- Catalogue- ROW, PETERSON & CO., Evanston, IL, 1938. Full-length and one-act plays, radio and stage presentations for classroom, playground, church, home or stage. Out-take half-tones from many of the productions catalogued. Good condition. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 80pp, stiff covers. $14.00

06749-M0495EEUO- Catalogue- METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE, Whitmore & Smith Agents. Nashville, Dallas, Richmond. Fall 1938. Rally and Promotion Day supplies, attendance Helps, Maps, Bibles, Songbooks, Gifts and Other Supplies for the Church and Church School. Some nice color pages, remainder in blue ink. Back cover missing, front cover scuffs. 6"x 9"x 34pp. $16.00

06748-M0495EEUO- Catalogue- METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE, Whitmore & Smith Agents. Nashville,  Dallas, Richmond. Spring 1938. Supplies for Easter, Mother’s Day,  Children’s Day, and Every Day. Well illustrated. Very good condition. 6”x 9”x 24pp. $18.00

04435-1095ELEE- Catalogue- EUGENICS PUB. CO., NY. 1939. “A catalog of Outstanding Works by Foremost Authorities Dealing With Sex Conduct In Marriage, The Art of Love, Sex Disorders And Abnormalities, Birth Control, Morals, and other subjects concerning Sex Life and Sex Customs.” “For The Good Of The Race.” Minor edge wrinkles. 5” x 7” x 32pp. $28.00

02466-B0394ELEE- MANUAL FOR SERVICEMEN, Forward Movement, Cincinnati, OH, 1944. Little booklet of religious instruction & encouragement. Probably Catholic. Calendars for 1944 and 1945 on back cover. Two color. Excellent condition. 2-3/4" x 5-1/23" x 24pp. $8.00

04124-M0395ECOA- Catalogue- WESTMINSTER BOOK STORES, Philadelphia, PA. Annual Catalog 1955-1956. Ecclesiastical equipment, communion supplies, furniture, church accessories, finances and records, certificates, pastor’s and music minister’s supplies. Church school furnishings, equip, and supplies. Bibles, books, periodicals. Colorful stained glass cover. Some chips to spine. 6" x 9" x 160pp. $32.00

06162-M0398CKEE- Journal- THE CROSS AND THE FLAG published by Gerald L. K. Smith, Glendale, Ca. Vol.15, No.5. August 1956. Claims to be the official organ of the "Christian Nationalist Crusade, a national political committee." A vicious hate publication championing Joe McCarthy, Henry Ford and other "Christian Patriots" in their stand against "Zionist-Jew Machine, mongrelization of... black and white races, Jewish tradition for Christian tradition, communism, one world government," much more. Minor corner chip, light age-toning, otherwise excellent condition. Rare! 8"x 11"x 32pp. $57.00

05850-M0497ECCU- Catalogue- SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD, Nashville, TN.  1957. Vacation Bible School Materials. Literature, hand work materials, posters, filmstrips, certificates,  etc. Colorful covers. Still in old mailing envelope. Excellent condition.   5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 16pp. $24.00

05851-M0497ECCU- Catalogue- SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD, Nashville, TN.  1958.  Vacation Bible School Materials. Literature, hand work materials, posters, filmstrips, certificates, etc. Colorful covers. Excellent. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 16pp. $22.00

03574-M0495EHKE-Catalogue- LUTHERAN CHURCH SUPPLY STORES, Phila, PA. 1963. Unitype church bulletin boards, cat no. 60-63. Nice bronzed copper boards for lawn or wall, many different letter styles. Comprehensive selection. Inserted price list, cover letter. All in original envelope. Very good condition. 11" x 8-1/2" x 24pp. $28.00

05040-M0796EAEE- Book- THE PEN, NOT THE SWORD by Mary & Gordon Campbell, Aurora Publishers, Nashville, London. 1970. First(?). Hardback, elongated format. A study of the history of our country through the eyes of the political and social cartoonist. Devoted to reproductions in b/w & color, with explanations of the works of Keppler, Gillam, Graetz, Wales, Stum, Taylor, Dalrymple, et al. From the pages of Puck, Harper's Weekly, Leslie's, Weekly, Judge, etc. These old timers were merciless in their depictions of the foibles of Somewhats! Deals with Politics, Immigration, Social, Medicine, Religion, Tariffs, Civil Service, Labor, Silver Coinage, Monopolies, Spanish American War, Foreign Relations. Spine head chipped, cover has small spot, front free end paper corner clipped, else very good & clean on heavy stock. 12-12" x 9-1/4" x 263pp. $32.00

05848-M0497ECCU- Catalogue- SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD, Nashville, TN. 1977-78. Church Services, Materials, Church Literature, etc. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 10-3/4" x 120pp. $23.00

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