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Springlore in Virginia, FISHWICK, Marshall
121 FISHWICK, Marshall Springlore in Virginia
Bowling Green University Popular Press,US 1978 0879721286 / 9780879721282 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Marshall Fishwick is the author of more than a dozen books, and scores of articles, on American culture. Green cover with black lettering. Pictures through out. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 287 pages 
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H.L. Mencken, Fitzpatrick, Vincent
122 Fitzpatrick, Vincent H.L. Mencken
Continuum Intl Pub Group 1989 0826404197 / 9780826404190 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Over a career that spanned half of a century, Henry Louis Mencken published more than 10 million words. More than a million were written about him, many of which, Mencken liked to remark, were highly condemnatory. He was called, with good reason, the most powerful private citizen in America during the 1920s.This lively introduction to Mencken's life and work begins with a concise biographical portrait before proceeding to a consideration of the five major periods of the renowned Baltimorean's career: his literary apprenticeship; the growth of his national reputation; his fame and unprecedented popularity during the 1920s (when college students would flash the Paris-green cover of the American Mercury as a badge of sophistication); the decline of his reputation during the Depression; and his renewed popularity during the 1940s, with the publication of his autobiographical trilogy, the Days books. ; Literature and Life; 8.27 X 5.59 X 0.94 inches; 153 pages 
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Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts from January 1, 1799 to Dec 31, 1807 . Vol. IX, Flournoy, H. W.
123 Flournoy, H. W. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts from January 1, 1799 to Dec 31, 1807 . Vol. IX
Richmond, VA State of Virginia 1890 First Edition; First Impression Hardback Fair with no dust jacket 
First edition. Hardback fair/no dust as issued. Cover detached, but included and uncut pages. Rebind candidate. Fully indexed. Contains Among other subjects will be found the following" Numerous reports of Major John Clarke, the State's superintendent of the building of the Penitentiary, the Manufactory of Arms and the public warehouse- all at Richmond. the State's purchase of arms from Europe, organization of the Militia, the murder of the De Teubeuf family, the Gabriel insurrection,... measures take to establish boundary lines with Maryland, N.C. and Ky. Impressment of American seamen by the British naval commanders and many more such documentation. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 677 pages; 
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Fort Harrison on the banks of the Wabash, 1812-1912;, Fort Harrison Centennial Association. Scovell, J. T.
124 Fort Harrison Centennial Association. Scovell, J. T. Fort Harrison on the banks of the Wabash, 1812-1912;
Terre Haute, IN The Moore-Langen Printing Co. 1912 First Edition; Various Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Brown heavy paper cove is almost detached, contents clean. Excellent 100 year centennial history of Ft. Harrison including a roll call of descendants and Chronology of the fort. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition."The Siege of Fort Harrison was an engagement that lasted from September 4 to 15, 1812. The first American land victory during the War of 1812, it was won by an outnumbered United States force garrisoned inside the fort against a combined Native American force near modern Terre Haute, Indiana" Rare. ; Photos, Illustrations 
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The Swanee River and a biography of Stephen C. Foster, Foster, Stephen, Root, Deane
125 Foster, Stephen, Root, Deane The Swanee River and a biography of Stephen C. Foster
University of Pittsburgh 1997 Second Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Inscribed Deane L. Root who wrote the preface to the second edition. He was also the curator for the Center of American Music. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 54 pages; Signed by Associated 
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Straight  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
126 Francis, Dick Straight (Author Signed)
Putnam 1989 0399134700 / 9780399134708 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Author "Bill and Debbie, Hi. Dick Francis". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.. From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.; 1.6 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 323 pages; Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".; Signed by Author 
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A Witness Tree (Author Signed), Frost, Robert
127 Frost, Robert A Witness Tree (Author Signed)
New York Henry Holt and Company 1942 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Frost under the sketch of his likeness opposite the title page. Book and dust clean and tight. Original Hardcover (blue cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on cover) with original (unclipped) dustjacket. First printing stated on back of title page. Dust has minor creases, rubs, and small tears and is in mylar protective cover. Author original signature in blue under his photo opposite title page. Blue/green boards with black spine and gilt print. Corners dented and edges worn. Foxing and browning throughout. Author was awarded the Pulitzer Price for Poetry for A Witness Tree in 194, Book now in archival box to protect condition. Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century,Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution. "He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont. This book of Frost poetry is from the personal collection of Jean Lee Latham personal friend of Frost and they both had homes in the Miami, Florida Area. This book was among three Frost books in Ms. Latham's collection and one ""Mountain Interval" was signed by Ms. Latham. Jean Lee Latham (April 19, 1902 – June 13, 1995) was an American writer who specialized in biographies for children or young adults. Rare in this condition..; Sketch; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 91 pages; Signed by Author 
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128 Fuller, Andrew Memoir of Rev. Samuel Pearce, A. M. Who was united with carey and others in Establishing Missions in India, 1793.
New York , NY American Tract Society circa 1840 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
leather book has foxing. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
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Harvey Cushing  A Biography--The Story of a Great Medical Pioneer, Fulton, John F.
129 Fulton, John F. Harvey Cushing A Biography--The Story of a Great Medical Pioneer
Springfield IL Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1946 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Blue grey hardcover. dust has price cut out otherwise in good condition. Now in Mylar protector. Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer and draftsman. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first exclusive neurosurgeon and the first person to describe Cushing's disease. He wrote a biography of William Osler in three volumes. Together with Ernest Sachs, he is known as the Father of Neurosurgery. After doing exceptional cerebral surgery abroad under Kocher at Bern and Sherrington at Liverpool, he began private practice in Baltimore. During his time with Kocher, he first encountered the Cushing reflex which describes the relationship between blood pressure and intracranial pressure. At the age of 32, he was made associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Wiki ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 754 pages 
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The Scotch, Galbraith, John Kenneth
130 Galbraith, John Kenneth The Scotch
Houghton Mifflin 1985 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dust has small chip. This book is about the Scottish that moved near Detroit, Michigan. ; 0.9 x 8.4 x 5.7 Inches; 145 pages 
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MRS. 'ARRIS GOES TO NEW YORK, Gallico, Paul
131 Gallico, Paul MRS. 'ARRIS GOES TO NEW YORK
New York Doubleday 1960 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi 
Dust shows wear. Browning to endpapers. Clean text. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897 – July 15, 1976) was an American novelist, short story and sports writer. Many of his works were adapted for motion pictures.Gioia Fiammenghi is a published author, illustrator, and a translator of children's books. Scarce in this condition with dust. ; Drawings and Jacket; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages 
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Phonetics of the Kayowe Language, Gatschet, Albert S.
132 Gatschet, Albert S. Phonetics of the Kayowe Language
Cincinnati American Association for the Advancement of Science 1881 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Imprint that was read before the Cincinnatti meeting of the American Assiciation for the Advancement of Science, August 19, 1881. Now housed in a hard cover folder with endpapers. Scarce. 
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The Red Knight of Germany;  The story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's great war bird (Author Signed), Gibbons, Floyd Phillips
133 Gibbons, Floyd Phillips The Red Knight of Germany; The story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's great war bird (Author Signed)
Garden City, NY Garden City Pub. Co 1927 Later Printing; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
A special presentation inscription by author to Captain J. M. Patterson (U.S. Army). Inscription reads "To the inspiration that insisted this book, for the instructions that directed in and for the courage that backed it's publication, you must accept full credit. I am grateful to you for the opportunity given me to supply the digging, the leg work and the brick laying in this structure. I like to believe it will be recognized as one of the first tombstones on the grave of post war hatred for a vanquished foe. (signed) Sincerely Floyd Gibbons, Washington D.C., December 1927. Floyd Phillips Gibbons was the war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I. There is a rubber stamp in the inscription that says Joseph M. Patterson, His book. Joseph Medill Patterson was born on January 6, 1879 into the American family that founded the Chicago Tribune. He served throughout the war (WWI), and received high praise from Douglas MacArthur who called him "the most brilliant soldier that I ever served with." The spine is sunfaded and frayed at top and bottom has been professionally repaired. Contents clean. Rare if not unique. Black cover with red lettering. Rare. ; Photographs; 8.40 X 5.60 X 1.50 inches; 383 pages; Signed by Author 
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134 Gibbs, James T Can our republic survive? Twentieth century common sense and the American crisis
Great Barrington, MA American Institute for Economic Research 1969 Various Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Clean contents. Scarce. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Economic education bulletin; Charts; 55 pages 
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Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933, Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by)
135 Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by) Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933
Raleigh, NC Edwards & Broughton Company 1937 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth cover gilt print. fully indexed. Oliver Max Gardner (March 22, 1882 – February 6, 1947) was an American politician who served as the 57th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Democratic Party, Gardner worked in the administrations of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Gardner was selected by John Heisman, then coach at Clemson for his All-Southern team in 1903.[1] As a player, he weighed 212 pounds. He later taught organic chemistry on campus after graduating in 1903. He then enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he also played football. Gardner distinguished himself off the football field as well, becoming one of the most respected members of The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[ ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 788 pages; 
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A Heritage Deferred: The German Americans In Minnesota, Glasrud, Clarence
136 Glasrud, Clarence A Heritage Deferred: The German Americans In Minnesota
Moorehead, MN Concordia College 1981 First Edition; 1st Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
An exellent history of the German-American in Minnesota. Extensive bibliograph and fully indexed. Scarce. Some spotting to cover. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 168 pages; 
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Voices From The Dust New Light On An Ancient American Record (Author Signed), Glen, Scott A.
137 Glen, Scott A. Voices From The Dust New Light On An Ancient American Record (Author Signed)
School of Saints 1996 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Tan cover gilt print. Inscribed and signed by author, 1996. ; Drawings and illustrations; 10.10 X 8 X 1 inches; 247 pages; Signed by Author 
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Keswickism, Godbey, W.B.
138 Godbey, W.B. Keswickism
Louisville, KY Pentecostal Publishing Co. ca 1900 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Booklet's cover is detached and has chips. Contents complete. Rare work by Godbey on Keswickism. Rare if not unique. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Booklet Possibly no publication date in item. Wesleyan and Keswick Models of SanctificationRelated MediaI. IntroductionMuch of contemporary Evangelicalism is indebted in some way to John Wesley and his theological understanding of the Christian Life, or Sanctification. Wesleyanism, various varieties of Holiness Theologies, Keswick, Deeper Life, Higher life, Victorious Life Theologies all have their root in Wesley’s teaching concerning the Christian life. Wesleyan and Keswick Models of SanctificationRelated MediaI. IntroductionMuch of contemporary Evangelicalism is indebted in some way to John Wesley and his theological understanding of the Christian Life, or Sanctification. Wesleyanism, various varieties of Holiness Theologies, Keswick, Deeper Life, Higher life, Victorious Life Theologies all have their root in Wesley’s teaching concerning the Christian life.II. Wesley and WesleyanismA. Wesley & SanctificationIn the theology of John Wesley one finds a new direction, distinct both from Reformed and classic Arminianism Wesley built his understanding of the nature of man solidly upon the Reformed position of original sin, and the subsequent necessity of divine grace for salvation. Here however he parted company with the reformers and injected the doctrine of prevenient grace, (all men have received of the Holy Spirit the ability to respond to God) into his understanding of the doctrine of salvation. Wesley rejected the Reformed concept of election , opting instead for the Arminian concept of conditional election. Thus he joined the Reformed doctrine of the total sinfulness of the individual and the primacy of grace with the Arminian stress on human freedom, with its subsequent moral obligations. But his doctrine of Sanctification was not traditional Arminianism Wesley was also heavily influenced by the mystics. Packer has observed that he superimposed“on the Augustinianism of the Anglican prayer book and the heaven aspiring High Church moralist in which he was reared a concept of perfection . . . that he had learned from the Greek Patristic sources. “Macarius the Egyptian” . . . and Ephraem Syrus were chief among these. There idea of perfection was not of sinlessness, but of an ever deepening process of all around moral change. To this idea Wesley then added the lesson he had learned form those whom he called the “mystic writers” (a category including the Anglican William Law, the Roman Catholics Molinos, Fenelon, Gaston de Renty, Francis de Sales, and Madame Guyon, the Lutheran Pietist Francke, and the pre-reformation Theologia Gremanica) The lesson was that the heart of true godliness is a motivating spirit of love to God and man; without this all religion is hollow and empty. (Keep In Step with the Spirit,134)Wesley asserted the primacy of justification, and the assurance the believer could have based upon the righteousness of Christ. However, his Arminian view of election creeps into his view of final salvation. He views the process of Sanctification as one of making the individual worthy of salvation. This process is a work of God, but it is also a work of man. At this point a synergism appears. At one point he explicitly states that good works are a condition of final justification which he regards as necessary for final salvation (Lindstrom, 207)B. Developments within WesleyanismAs Wesleyanism took root in America, it was institutionalized in the context of the circuit rider and revivalism. This had profound results on the form of the teaching. As early as 1784 Francis Asbury advocated preaching the experience of entire sanctification as one which believers should expect immediately by faith. Revivalism emphasized definable turning points in a Christian’s life as essential. Holiness preaching tended to center around Wesley’s sanctification teaching of a second crisis experience subsequent to justification which was commonly termed entire sanctification. From this followed it followed that it was the duty of those who had experienced entire sanctification to confess it and seek to bring others into this experience.As Methodism became respectable, there was a call for a return to the pure doctrine of Wesley. In the latter part of the nineteenth century the National holiness Association was born to promote Wesleyan-holiness theology. Three names are prominent in the promulgation of holiness theology: Phobe Palmer; William Boardman; and Hannah Whitehall Smith.Phobe Palmer’s emphasis becomes key here. Although she says nothing that Wesley did not say a century before, she changes the Wesleyan emphasis subtly, and injects presuppositions foreign to Wesley. Whereas with Wesley the experience of perfection was something to be sought, for Palmer it was vital for continuance of salvation. For Palmer the crisis was vital. Perfection was the beginning of the Christian life and growth in holiness and the focal point of the Christian life. The focus of sanctification tended to be wholly upon a single point of wholehearted commitment, and divorced from any gradual process. “Thus, the moment of death to self and birth to love readily became an end in itself--a goal rather than an essential element in the establishment of a new relationship of freedom and love in the hearts of believers as the Holy Spirit led them from grace to grace in the will of God. (Dieter, 41)C. Key PropositionsSecond Work Of Grace.For the holiness proponents particularly the second work of grace became vital for retaining one’s salvation. Palmer particularly sees justification as dependent upon the believer’s faithfulness. she states:“As I ascended the heavenly way, clearer light shone upon my mind, revealing higher duties, requiring more of the spirit of sacrifice, and furnishing yet stronger tests of obedience. but with increasing light, increasing strength was given, enabling me to be answerable to these higher duties: for I had not learned how to retain justification while under condemnation at the same time for neglecting known duties.”For Palmer the solution lay in sanctification, envisioned as a post conversion crisis. She termed this a crisis because for her the issue was the retention or loss of justification. again she states:“I saw I could not; I must either make the necessary sacrifices, or I must sin, and by my sin forfeit my state of justification. And here my justification would have ended with me had I refused to be holy.”Thus, the second work of grace is really the basis of one’s continuance in salvation.The means of achieving this second work of grace is conceived of as an act of faith akin to the act of faith involved in justification. William Boardman notes:“Whether the question relates to justification or sanctification, the answer is the same. The way of freedom from sin is the same as the way of freedom from condemnation. . . faith in the purifying presence of Jesus.” (Higher Christian Life, 81)This same mentality persists to this day. in the Spring of 1986 I attended a Sanctification Conference sponsored by the C&MA in Piedmont CA. The keynote speaker, the president of the denomination began his first sermon with the words, “There are two gospels, the gospel of justification is for the sinner, the gospel of sanctification for the saint.” Justification is seen as delivering from the penalty of sin, sanctification is seen to deliver from the power of sin.For Boardman, this work of grace is a mystical inauguration into a process:“In the one, atonement has been made, and the moment it is accepted, pardon is complete; in the other, although the righteousness of Christ is perfect in which the soul is to be clothed, yet the work of unfolding . . . is a work of time and progress.” (40)Hannah Whitehall Smith propounds the basic teaching of holiness theology by bifurcating justification and sanctification. Her contribution, no doubt reflecting her Quaker background was the injection of a quietism into the process. She envisions the process as an entire surrender to the Lord, and a perfect trust in Him. She envisions three steps to the process:(1) The Christian must realize the gift of God.“In order therefore to enter into a practical experience of this interior life, the soul must be in a receptive attitude, fully recognizing that it is God’s gift in Christ Jesus.” (The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, 47)(2) Consecration is necessary.She states that the soul must be abandoned to God and lie passive in His hands (47) “To some minds the word ‘abandonment might express this idea better than the word consecration. But whatever word we use, we mean an entire surrender of the whole being to God--spirit soul and body placed under his absolute control, for Him to do with us as He pleases.”(3) Faith then follows surrender.“Love may be lavished upon us by another without stint or measure, but until we believe we are that we are loved, it never really becomes ours.” (51) She concludes: “In order to enter into this blessed interior life of rest and triumph, you have to take two steps--first entire abandonment; and second absolute faith. (52-54)While, holiness theologies come in many varieties and with various emphases, they all make the crucial disjuncture between justification, appropriated by faith and securing pardon form sin and sanctification/crisis/second work of grace/baptism by the spirit as a post conversion faith experience which breaks the power of sin.Sinlessness:In Wesley’s mind sin was primarily voluntary and was thus intimately bound up with the will. In a sermon on 1 John 3:9 speaking of the privilege of sinlessness he defined sin in a wholly voluntary manner.By sin I here understand outward sin, according to the plain common acceptation [sic] of the word; an actual, voluntary, transgression of the law of God; and of any commandment of God, acknowledged to be such, at the time it is transgressed.Elsewhere speaking of the nature of sin he declared:Not only sin, properly so called, (that is, a voluntary transgression of a known law) but sin, improperly so called, (that is an involuntary transgression of a divine law, known or unknown) needs the atoning blood.I believe there is no such perfection in this life as excludes these involuntary transgressions which I apprehend to be naturally consequent on the ignorance and mistakes inseparable from mortality.Therefore sinless perfection is a phrase I never use, lest I should seem to contradict myself.I believe a person filled with the love of God is still liable to these involuntary transgressions.Such transgressions you may call sin, if you please: I do not, for the reasons above-mentioned. (Works: “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection,” 19 (XI, 396)Wesley’s hamartiology “emphasized the willful or spiritual dimensions of sin more than the outward (moral) or cognitive (theoretical knowledge) aspects of it. Sinlessness in this context was more a matter of willing God’s will than replicating God’s perfect knowledge, action, or holiness; sin was more a matter of knowledgeable and willful rebellion against God’s will than a failure or lack of conformity to the glory of God.” (John Tyson, Charles Wesley on Sanctification (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986) 257.)Christian Perfection:John Wesley saw Christian perfection which was available to all believers in this life as a gift from God and to be accomplished in a moment in time Christian Perfection is that love of God and our neighbor, which implies deliverance from all sin. That this is received merely by faith That it is given instantaneously, in one moment. That we are to expect it, not at death, but at any moment; that is, now is the accepted time, now is the day of this salvationJohn Wesley was adamant about the instantaneous nature of this perfection/sanctification. His brother Charles however more and more brought the process to the forefront as the years progressed.Wesley himself drew up a list of ten propositions concerning perfection which teach a progress-crisis-progress as a model for Christian perfection. In these propositions it can clearly be seen that Wesley does not understand the term teleios in the sense of mature (BAG,187) but rather in the sense of his own definition of sinlessness. There is such a thing as perfection: for it is again and again mentioned in Scripture. It is not so early as justification: for justified persons are to “go on to maturity.” (Heb. 6:1) It is not so late as death; for St. Paul speaks of living men that were perfect (Phil. 3:15) It is not absolute. Absolute perfection belongs not to man, nor to angels, but to God alone. It does not make a man infallible: None is infallible, while he remains in the body. It is sinless? It is not worthwhile to contend for a term. It is ‘salvation from sin.’ It is ‘perfect love.’ (I John 4:18) This is the essence of it; its properties, or inseparable fruits, are, rejoicing evermore, praying without ceasing, and in everything giving thanks. (I Thess. 5:16, etc.) It is improvable. It is so far from lying in an indivisible point, from being incapable of increase, that one perfected in love may grow in grace far swifter than he did before. It is amissible, capable of being lost; of which we have numerous instances. But we were not thoroughly convinced of this, till five or six years ago. It is constantly both preceded and followed by a gradual work.” (WORKS: “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection,” 25 (XI, 441-42)).As can be seen from the above quoted propositions, for Wesley perfection was not the equivalent of maturity, but it was to be equated with sinlessness (i.e. voluntary transgression), or love. He explained perfection elsewhere as “perfect love.” “I want you to be all love. This is the perfection I believe and teach.” He was careful not to set perfection too high, recognizing the dangers of “high-strained perfection” which he said led to a thousand nervous disorders. Such high-strained perfection (“so high as no man we have ever heard or read of attained [it]”) would have the unexpected result of driving Christian perfection out of the world.Entire Sanctification:This is “a personal, definitive work of God’s sanctifying grace by which the war within oneself might cease and the heart be fully released from rebellion into wholehearted love for God and others.” (Dieter, 17) This experience has negative and positive benefits. Negatively, it is seen as a cleansing of the heart, which heals the remaining systemic damage from Adam’s transgression. Positively, it, it is a freedom, “a turning of the whole heart toward God in love to seek and to know His will, which becomes the soul’s delight.” (Dieter, 18) Wesley listed the benefits of this sanctification: To love God with all one’s heart and one’s neighbor as oneself; To have the mind that is in Christ; To bear the fruit of the Spirit (in accordance with Gal. 5); The restoration of the image of God in the soul, a recovery of man to the moral image of God, which consists of righteousness and true holiness”; 5.Inward and outward righteousness, “holiness of life issuing from the heart”; God’s sanctifying of the person in spirit, soul and body; The person’s own perfect consecration to God; A continuous presentation through Jesus of the individual’s thoughts, words and actions as a sacrifice to God of praise and thanksgiving; Salvation from all sin. (Wesley, sermon “On Perfection”, Works 6, 413-15.)D. Scriptural SupportWesleyans claim that they approach Scripture holistically and do not rely on proof-texts for their doctrine, and that the holistic teaching of Scripture, its warp and woof, supports their doctrine of Sanctification. Nevertheless there are several passages which form the matrix of their understanding of the nature of sanctification. These include:Deut. 30:6Ezekiel 35:-26, 29Matt. 5:8, 48; 6;10Rom 2:29Rom 12:1-2 Therefore I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.Phoebe Palmer a leader in the revival of Wesleyanism in the late 19th century gives a typical holiness exposition of this passage, placing it in the context of the altar of Exodus 29:37. According to Palmer, Christ is the believers altar. Since according to Exodus everything that touched the altar is holy, every Christian who was willing by faith to present himself without reservation as a living sacrifice upon the altar of the finished work of Christ would be entirely sanctified and cleansed from all sin. (Dieter, 39)2 Cor 3:17-18; 7:1Gal 2:20Ephesians 3:14-29; 5:27Phil 3:151 Thess. 5:23Titus 2:11-14;Heb. 6:1; 7:25; 10:14John 8:34-36;John 17:20-23:Commenting on the John 17 passage, Mildred Wynkoop has noted parallels with Ephesians 4:Jesus had in mind a spiritually unified body of believersThat would bring glory to Himself.He died to sanctify them. Al other elements of redemption were included but incidental to this.Sanctification was in word and in truth. This “word” obviously not the Scripture primarily, but was found in living fellowship with the living Word, who is himself Truth.The commission was accompanied by a moral fitness--for the unity of the spirit indicated in both passages is moral clear through.(Wynkoop Theology of Love, 320, cited by Dieter, 32)1 John 1:51 John 7-91 John 2:61 John 3:31 John 3:8-10In commenting on this passage Wesley based his whole thesis upon his definition if sin as voluntary transgression. (see above), James 1:4E. CritiqueRedefinition Of Terminology:The Reformed have for centuries taken Wesley to task for teaching sinless perfection. While this charge is not really accurate, for the reasons shown above, Wesley himself must bear the blame for this charge because of his own redefinition of terms. Packer notes:It was indeed confusing for Wesley to give the name perfection to a state which from many standpoints was one of continued imperfection. It was yet more confusing that he should define sin “properly so called”, subjectively, as “voluntary transgression of a known law,” rather than objectively, as failure, whether conscious or unconscious, voluntary or involuntary, to conform to God’s revealed standards. It was supremely confusing when he let himself speak of sanctified persons as being without sin ( because they were not consciously breaking any known law) while at the same time affirming that they need the blood of Christ every moment to cover their actual shortcomings. Wesley himself insisted that by the objective standard of God’s “perfect law,” every sanctified sinner needs pardon every day; that makes it seem perverse of him also to have insisted on stating his view of the higher Christian life in terms of being perfect and not sinning.Unrealistic Theological Rationale:Wesley at least saw the experience of perfection uprooting and eradicating sinful desire from the heart. His understanding saw this not only as a change in the moral nature but as effecting some kind of a physical change as well. (see Packer 140-141) This thread of Wesley’s teaching has been picked up by such groups as the church of the Nazarene in its teaching of the eradication of the sin nature.Spiritual Elitism:The injection of a second work of grace into the Christian life also leads to a spiritual elitism on the part of those who have attained this “higher life.” There is a subtle tendency to look down patronizingly upon those who have not had this experience. (One of my former students at Simpson recently told me he was going to write an article entitled, “my life as a second class Christian”!)Dangers of Legalism:Particularly in the holiness groups, the Wesleyan concept of perfection as perfect love was exchanged for what Wesley called “high-strained” perfectionism which seeks the absolute perfection of God. To achieve this high standard, sin was redefined in terms of external acts and equated with cultural norms e.g. smoking, drinking, dancing, hair length, makeup, movies. Richard Lovelace speaks eloquently to this problem. . “. .. the conscience cannot accept sanctification unless it is based in a foundation in justification. When this is attempted the resulting insecurity creates a luxuriant overgrowth of religious flesh as believers seek to build a holiness formidable enough to pacify their consciences and quiet their sense of alienation from God. (The Dynamics of Spiritual Life, 104,) “The fully enlightened conscience cannot be pacified by any amount of grace inherent in our lives, since that always falls short of the perfection demanded by God’s law. . . such a conscience is forced to draw back into the relative darkness of self-deception. Either it manufactures a fictitious righteousness in heroic works of ascetic piety, or it redefines sin in shallow terms so that it can lose the consciousness of its presence.” (99)Problems With Exegesis:Wesley’s Scriptural proof of his doctrine (see above) consist of either promises and calls to holiness (with affirmations that God will indeed finally deliver his people from sin) or they are statements of accomplished deliverance which the believer possesses now. “Wesley affirms that the promises find fulfillment in total and absolute terms in this life and appeals to declarations, along with the prayers and commands, to buttress his conclusions.” (Packer, 139). In short he falls victim to a totally realized eschatology rather than seeing the tension of an “already but not yet” with reference to the Christian life.Protestations notwithstanding . . .Wesley in his own life did not rely upon justification for his acceptance before God. He looked to his state of Sanctification and there found that he was less than perfect. This caused him doubt of his salvation.On October 14, 1738 he wrote, “I cannot find in myself the love of God, or of Christ. Hence my deadness and wanderings in public prayer...Again: I find I have not that joy in the Holy Ghost.”On January 4, 1739 he wrote, “My friends affirm I am mad, because I said I was not a Christian a year ago. I affirm I am not a Christian now. Indeed, what I might have been I know not....Though I have constantly used all means of grace for twenty years, I am not a Christian.”On June 27, 1766 he wrote to Charles Wesley, “. . . and yet (this is the mystery) I do not love God. I never did. Therefore I never believed in the Christian sense of the word. Therefore I am only an honest heathen.”Comment by P.T. Forsythe :“It is a fatal mistake to think of holiness as a possession we have distinct from our faith and conferred upon it. That is a Catholic idea, still saturating Protestant Pietism. (see also Dieter, 14.)III. KeswickWith Keswick one finds a different situation than with the Holiness Movement. Whereas Wesleyan holiness theology is traceable directly to Wesley and has clearly identifiable tenets, Keswick is much more amorphous and comes in many varieties from the strict Keswick of a Major Ian Thomas, John Hunter, Alan Redpath and the Torchbearers fellowship to the milder Keswick of Campus Crusade For Christ and Moody Bible Institute and other respected Evangelical educational institutions. Whereas Holiness theology has tended to dominate in Arminian circles, Keswick has tended to dominate American Evangelicalism of a more Calvinistic bent. Indeed Packer asserts that it has become standard in virtually all of Evangelicalism except confessional Reformed and Lutheran.(151)A. Keswick OriginsIdeological roots: Holiness TheologyCharles Finney & Oberlin TheologyPhobe Palmer & Entire DevotionWilliam Boardman & The Higher Christian LifeHannah Whitehall Smith & The Christian Secret of a Happy LifeHistoric Origins:The term Keswick derives its name from a small community in the Lake district of England. In the wake of the Moody-Sankey campaigns there was an increased thirst for personal holiness and spiritual victory in the lives of many English Evangelicals. T. D. Harford-Battersby, vicar of Keswick was such a man. He had attended the Oxford meetings led by Robert Pearsall Smith and William Boardman 1874. (Bible.org) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 63 pages 
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Los caballos De La Conquista "The Horses of the Conquest", Graham, R. B. Cunninghame
139 Graham, R. B. Cunninghame Los caballos De La Conquista "The Horses of the Conquest"
Buenos Aires, Argentina Guillermo Kraft Limitada 1946 Limited Edition; First Impression Full-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Enrique Castell Capurro 
Hardcover with white and black calf skin (or perhaps horse skin) leather cover and handmade leather latches. Written in Spanish. Some wear to edges otherwise very good condition. white fur on skin shows fading. The cover has an engraved image of a goucho (cowboy) or conquistador on a horse with lance or sword in hand.Marbled end papers shows browning due to age. Beautiful color plates. "Don Roberto Cunninghame Graham, the Scottish gaucho who loved and knew the Argentine pampas (plains), relates in LOS CABALLOS DE LA CONQUISTA his broad understanding of this noble, intelligent, and naturally elegant animal, without whose presence the conquest of the America's would have been a task less than that impossible. He accompanies in his pages the strenuous days of Hernán Cortés, following him through the faithful gaze of his chronicler and assistant Bernal Díaz del Castillo, a well-versed and passionate connoisseur of the different hairs and hoists of horses. Follow then the steps of Hernando de Soto ('one of the most congenial conquerors'), on his trip to Peru in the footsteps of Pizarro, and then on his arrival in Cuba and on the landing in the Peninsula of Florida. The conquest of the Rio de la Plata is approached through Felix de Azara and the English Jesuit Falkner, with whom he evokes the epics of Mendoza, Irala and Garay. With them, locates in the few horses that brought in the middle of the XVI century the origin of the legendary wild horses that a few years later had been deployed to the whole width of the pampas, already forming a substantial part of its landscape." (edited review by Soup of Books) Originally published in 1943 this is a limited edition dated 1946 with handmade skin cover. Very nice. Out of focus on scan is due to latches holding cover up off scan table. Request photos.; Illustrations and Color Plates; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 129 pages 
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Tom Clancy Commander in Chief  A Jack Ryan Novel - Autographed Signed Copy, Greaney, Mark
140 Greaney, Mark Tom Clancy Commander in Chief A Jack Ryan Novel - Autographed Signed Copy
Penguin Random House 2015 1492480878 / 9781492480877 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Mark Greaney on title page. Mark Greaney (born 1967) is an American novelist, best known as Tom Clancy's collaborator on his final three books, and for continuing the Jack Ryan character and the Tom Clancy universe following Clancy's death from 2013 to 2016. He is also well known for the Gray Man series of novels. Regarding the publisher's decision to feature Clancy's name at the top in massive letters and having his name in smaller letters for the covers of the post-Clancy novels, Greaney commented: “It really feels like a humongous honor to do it. I get pretty good billing. The Tom Clancy name is one thing you can put on your book that will make it stand out from across the room.” (Wiki) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 718 pages; Signed by Author 
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