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A Relation of the Fearful Estate of Francis Spira, after he turned apostate from the protestant faith to popery. Together with the miserable and woful death of several others, wh have been enemies to the Gospel of Christ, B.H.
1 B.H. A Relation of the Fearful Estate of Francis Spira, after he turned apostate from the protestant faith to popery. Together with the miserable and woful death of several others, wh have been enemies to the Gospel of Christ
London Davies and Booth 1816 First Edition; First Impression Ephemera Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original imprint .Rebound in marble boards with parchment end papers and a beautiful label for title. Some foxing to uneven cut pages. Also the fearful estate and miserable end of John Chill, The Emperor Julian, Henry of Bullen, Henry the Fourth, The late famous French General Marshal Turenne, Latamus, Bishop Gardiner. Other additions to this book include: A Sketch of the Character of the late John Howard, A Short account of the life of The Rev. Timothy Senier, The life of Dr. Samuel Finley late President of New Jersey College. Among English Puritans, the most common and the most feared of Satan's temptations was the temptation to despair, the loss of hope in one's own salvation. Perhaps the most widely-known example of despair in the sixteenth and seventeenth century was the case of an Italian lawyer Francis Spira. In 1548, Spira converted to Lutheranism and began to spread the Lutheran message to others. Under pressure from the Catholic Church, however, he renounced his Protestant faith. He then became convinced that he was a reprobate, destined for hell. The story of Spira spread throughout Europe, surfacing in sermons and treatises dealing with despair. In England, an account of Spira's case by a first-hand witness, Matteo Gribalde, appeared in 1550. The most influential English account of Spira, however, was written by Nathaniel Bacon in 1638. Bacon's Fearefull Estate of Francis Spira, based on the original Latin records, became an instant best-seller and was reissued ten times in England and eight times in the American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. For anti-Puritans, Spira's case exemplified the dangers of the Calvinist teachings of predestination and human corruption. Puritans, however, empathized with Spira, seeing Spira's condition as simply an extreme example of the experience of all godly Christians. Rare works. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 80 pages 
Price: 199.97 USD
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Sketches of western Methodism  Biographical, historical, and miscellaneous. Illustrative of pioneer life, Finley, James B
2 Finley, James B Sketches of western Methodism Biographical, historical, and miscellaneous. Illustrative of pioneer life
Cincinnati Printed at the Methodist book concern, for the author 1855 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hinge broken but attached. Cover faded otherwise in good condition. Foxing to pages due to age. Engraving of Finley in front.This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; Engraving; 551 pages; 
Price: 69.97 USD
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3 Finley, James B. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF REV. JAMES B. FINLEY or, Pioneer Life in the West.
Cincinnati, OH Cranston and Stowe, Cincinnati 1853 2nd ?; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Tan Cover Brown print. Signed by Matthew Sedgwick March 6th, 1893. The first edition was blue and had publication date on reverse of title page as 1853. I presume this to be a second as it is early, yet after the first and does not have publication date on reverse of title page. Light foxing, tight binding. Very nice presentation. Scarce.; 
Price: 44.97 USD
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Elsie's Motherhood  A Sequel to Elsie's Womanhood, Finley, Martha
4 Finley, Martha Elsie's Motherhood A Sequel to Elsie's Womanhood
New York , NY Dodd, Mead, & Co., c 1876 (1904) 1876 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with raised design. Beautiful copy of her 5th book. Spine shows some sun fading from being on shelf. Very Clean books with tight bindings. No writing, underlining. Very collectible copy. The Elsie Dinsmore series have been classfied by some as An Enigma. Elsie lived a spoiled life. "The most disturbing flow in the first two books is over the conflict of whom to obey, God or Man." Miss Finley pits an 8 year old little girl against her adult father. She confuses the issue by having Elsie having to choose to obey God or her father. Miss Finley was one of the most prolific writers of girl stories in the 19th century. Her series included works published by the Presbyterian Publications Board, and Dodd-Mead. Another character in her writing was Mildred Keith. This book is scarce in this condition. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Scarce. ; Illustration 
Price: 12.97 USD
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5 Finley, Martha Elsie's New Relations What they did and how they fared at Ion A Sequel to Grandmother Elsie
New York , NY Dodd, Mead & Company 1883 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by E. L. Durand 
Red cover with raised design. Beautiful copy . Spine shows some sun fading from being on shelf. Very Clean books with tight bindings. No writing, underlining. Very collectible copy. The Elsie Dinsmore series have been classfied by some as An Enigma. Elsie lived a spoiled life. "The most disturbing flow in the first two books is over the conflict of whom to obey, God or Man." Miss Finley pits an 8 year old little girl against her adult father. She confuses the issue by having Elsie having to choose to obey God or her father. Miss Finley was one of the most prolific writers of girl stories in the 19th century. Her series included works published by the Presbyterian Publications Board, and Dodd-Mead. Another character in her writing was Mildred Keith. This book is scarce in this condition. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Scarce. ; Illustration; 324 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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6 Finley, Martha Holidays At Roselands
New York, NY Dood, Mead and Company New York, NY 1868/1898 1898 First Impression Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket 
The cover is red with relief. Slight foxing with rubs on cover. Martha Finley (1828 - 1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years. The daughter of Presbyterian minister Dr. James Brown Finley and his wife and cousin Maria Theresa Brown Finley, she was born on April 26th, 1828 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Finley wrote many of her books under the pseudonym Martha Farquharson. She died in 1909 in Elkton, Maryland, where she moved in 1876.; 
Price: 11.97 USD
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7 Finley, Martha Holidays At Roselands
New York , NY Dodd, Mead & Co 1898 First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth cover. Very nice looking book. Clean sharp design in cover. No inscriptions. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 12mo; 354 pages 
Price: 16.97 USD
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8 Finley, Martha (Martha Farquharson) Elsie's Widowhood A Sequel to Elsie's Children
New York , NY Dodd, Mead & Co 1880 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with raised design. 7th book in her series. Spine shows some sun fading from being on shelf. Very Clean books with tight bindings. No writing, underlining. Very collectible copy. The Elsie Dinsmore series have been classfied by some as An Enigma. Elsie lived a spoiled life. "The most disturbing flow in the first two books is over the conflict of whom to obey, God or Man." Miss Finley pits an 8 year old little girl against her adult father. She confuses the issue by having Elsie having to choose to obey God or her father. Mis Finley was one of the most prolific writers of girl stories in the 19th century. Her series included works published by the Presbyterian Publications Board, and Dodd-Mead. Another character in her writing was Mildred Keith. This book is scarce in this condition. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Scarce. ; The Elsie Books; Illustration; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 331 pages 
Price: 17.97 USD
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Grandmother Elsie A Sequel to Elsie's Widowhood, Finley, Martha (Martha Farquharson)
9 Finley, Martha (Martha Farquharson) Grandmother Elsie A Sequel to Elsie's Widowhood
New York , NY Dodd, Mead & Co 1882 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with raised design. Spine shows some sun fading from being on shelf. Very Clean books with tight bindings. No writing, underlining. Very collectible copy. The Elsie Dinsmore series have been classfied by some as An Enigma. Elsie lived a spoiled life. "The most disturbing flow in the first two books is over the conflict of whom to obey, God or Man." Miss Finley pits an 8 year old little girl against her adult father. She confuses the issue by having Elsie having to choose to obey God or her father. Mis Finley was one of the most prolific writers of girl stories in the 19th century. Her series included works published by the Presbyterian Publications Board, and Dodd-Mead. Another character in her writing was Mildred Keith. This book is scarce in this condition. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Scarce. ; The Elsie Books; Illustration; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 298 pages; p 
Price: 14.97 USD
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10 Gibson, Lucile Foreman Lives entwined; Lives of Finley F. Gibson, D.D., and Mrs. Finley F. Gibson,
Mayes printing company 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ in Poor dust jacket 
blue cover with gold lettering. Author was pastor of Walnut Street Baptist church in Louisville, Kentucky. This has a lot of family history. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. ; 326 pages 
Price: 27.97 USD
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11 Gibson, Lucile Foreman Lives entwined; Lives of Finley F. Gibson, D.D., and Mrs. Finley F. Gibson,
Louisville, KY Mayes printing company 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket is in poor condition but has a photo of Dr. Gibson preaching at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. Signed by Dr. Gibson and Mrs. Gibson. Pages yellowing. Rare. Dust jacket in mylar (clear plastic) cover! ; 326 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
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12 Strickland, W. P Autobiography of Rev. James B. Finley Or, Pioneer life in the West
Cincinnati, OH Printed at the Methodist Book Concern for the author N.D. Reprint; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover has rubs. Early 1900 reprint of the 1853 edition. Clean contents. Hinges cracked. Former owner's name inside. Dates 1909. Great read!; 455 pages; 
Price: 24.97 USD
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13 Swindler, William Finley & Mitchell Hooks Magna Carta
New York , NY Grosset & Dunlap 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hooks, Mitchell 
Tan cover with gilt print. Fully indexed and contains tables. Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 158 pages 
Price: 22.78 USD
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