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Special report on the subject of pensions at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors Home, Force, M. F
61 Force, M. F Special report on the subject of pensions at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors Home
Sandusky, Ohio Sandusky, OH 1896 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minutes of the Board November 25, 1896 requesting an investigation as to the feasibility and propriety of requiring all pensioners of the home to pay part of their pension to the state.... 8 pages. Imprint. Excellent condition. In 1886, a group of citizens led by I. F. Mack of Sandusky successfully petitioned the state legislature to establish a home for Ohio's honorably discharged Civil War veterans who, because of incapacitating disease, wounds, or other cause, were unable to earn a living. Governor J. B. Foraker appointed a commission charged with the duty of selecting a site and arranging for construction of the home. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare.; 8 pages; Missing as of 12/06 
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Nail Pullers, Fredrich, Raymond
62 Fredrich, Raymond Nail Pullers
AuthorHouse 2005 1420874527 / 9781420874525 First Edition; Various Paperback As New with no dust jacket Signed by Author
As new. Inscribed on title page, "We must all pull together, Raymond P. Fredrich". This book will be enjoyed by "The Antique Tool Researcher, the Flea marketer, the Tool Collector Historian", and many others. The 39 pages of Patent information is very useful for that person looking for History of Patent Dates, Patent Numbers, or the Patentee. The Nail Puller does the same job as the claw on the hammer, but it does it differently. Mainly, this is about the Slide Hammer type of Nail Puller, and many variations of it. There was a time when each nail was forged by a Blacksmith . That made the nail more valuable than the wood it had been driven into. Wood was very plentiful in the mid-19th century. My book will show you examples of Square Nail Pullers that go back to 1849. If it became necessary to change your resident location, you might possibly take your house apart, just to get the nails. You might even burn your house down and pick up nails in the ashes. Herein contained are many examples of the Slide Hammer type of Nail Puller. From the stand point of History, there are many copies of Trade Magazine advertising, showing the advertisement and some times the cost of the tool, as far back as 1890. I have included a "Guide to Scarcity", which will help you determine the "Frequently Found" or the "Not Likely to be found" Nail Puller. Included are 252 copies of patent sketches taken from the original patents, giving the Patentee, (inventor and/or manufacturer) the patent date and patent number. There are more patents in the patent office, than nail pullers that were manufactured. Contained herein are about 60 pictures of more than 100 Nail Pullers in my collection, which are captioned to reflect points of interest. I was unable to find one of each Nail Puller ever produced, but here is a good representation of what I could find over a 5 year period . For the Researcher, included are 39 pages of index composed by Patentee, Patent Date, and Patent Number, which are cross referenced one to the other.; Illustrated; 0.9 x 10.8 x 8.2 Inches; 440 pages; Signed by Author 
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The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, 3 vol. set, Froude, James Anthony
63 Froude, James Anthony The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, 3 vol. set
New York Scribner, Armstrong, and Co. 1873 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Author inscribed in all three volumes on back of title page the following inscription with his signature. "Charles Scribner & Co. of No 654 Broadway New York have authority from me to publish further all works which I have already written or may hearafter write, J. A. Froude, Author, Jan 29, 1871." Brown cloth cover with gold lettering shows some rubs and wear to top and bottom of spine area. Clean contents and Not X Library. Hinges show some weakness otherwise tight. The first volume says "in two volumes", but author added a third volume which is part of this set. James Anthony Froude (Froude rhymes with rood) (April 23, 1818 – October 20, 1894) was an English historian. He was the brother of the Anglo-Catholic polemicist Richard Hurrell Froude and of William Froude, the engineer and naval architect.The son of R. H. Froude, archdeacon of Totnes, he was born at Dartington, Devon. He was educated at Westminster School and Oriel College, Oxford, then the centre of the ecclesiastical revival now called the Oxford Movement. He obtained a second class degree, but won the Chancellor's English essay prize, and was elected a fellow of Exeter College (1842). "So too, in his English in Ireland (1872-1874), which was written to show the futility of attempts to conciliate the Irish, he exaggerates the bad points of the Irish, touches lightly on English atrocities, and emphasizes the influence of Roman Catholicism." was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. From his upbringing amidst the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement, Froude intended to become a clergyman, but doubts about the doctrines of the Anglican church, published in his scandalous 1849 novel The Nemesis of Faith. (Wiki). Extremely rare work with this inscription. ; Author Signed; Signed by Author 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILTSHIRE INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM. RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Vol 2 includes Henry III, Edward 1 and Edward II., Fry, GEORGE S. AND EDW. ALEX. FRY
64 Fry, GEORGE S. AND EDW. ALEX. FRY ABSTRACTS OF WILTSHIRE INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM. RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Vol 2 includes Henry III, Edward 1 and Edward II.
London BRITISH RECORD SOCIETY 1901 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Volumes 1 & 2. Vol 1 has 501 pages with index and includes reign of Charles 1st printed 1901. Volume 2, printed 1908 includes Henry III, Edward I, and Edward II A.D. 1242-1326 with index. Vol 2 has 505 pages. Blue/green covers shows rubs, some yellowing/browning to pages otherwise clean. Rare two volume set. Fully indexed. Large Heavy Books. ; Vol. 1 & 2; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
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The Ancestry and World War I Letters of William Galbraith Stewart, Jr (of Wilkinson, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania), Gates, Robert Cady
65 Gates, Robert Cady The Ancestry and World War I Letters of William Galbraith Stewart, Jr (of Wilkinson, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Springfield, MO Author 1995 First Edition; Various Paperback Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Blue cover silver print. Author signed on title page. Signing was witnessed by seller. Book never used. The first part of the book, pertaining to the Stewart family history, presents the genealogy of the Royal House of Stewart and the genealogy of the family of William Galbraith Stewart, Jr. The second part, containing the letters of Wm. Galbrath Stewart, Jr. is introduced with an overview of naval warfare in World War Iand the mission of U.S. sub-chasers in the defense against German and Austrian U-boasts operating in European waters. Rare. ; 1896-1935; Signed by Author 
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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
66 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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The amazing summer,  A novel, Gibbs, Philip
67 Gibbs, Philip The amazing summer, A novel
Doubleday, Doran and Company, inc 1941 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on endpaper. Endpapers yellowing due to age and wartime paper. Clean book. Sir Philip Gibbs (May 1, 1877 – March 10, 1962) was an English journalist and novelist who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. he outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 brought Gibbs a renewed appointment as a wartime correspondent, this time for the Daily Sketch. This proved a brief stint however and he spent part of the war employed by the British Ministry of Information. Gibbs gratefully accepted a proffered knighthood at the close of the war WWI). His post-war career continued to be as varied as ever. Embarking shortly after the war upon a lecture tour of the U.S. he also secured the first journalistic interview with a Pope. Gibbs was Catholic. Rare. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 3 pages; Signed by Author 
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Keswickism, Godbey, W.B.
68 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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West Virginia History, A Quarterly Magazine, Vol XXX  October, 1968 Number I, Goodall, Cecile R. (Editor)
69 Goodall, Cecile R. (Editor) West Virginia History, A Quarterly Magazine, Vol XXX October, 1968 Number I
Charleston, WV State Department of Archives and History 1968 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Cream color paperback with black print. Among other articles this issue contains Lord Dunmore.Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Scarce. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; p 
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Tom Clancy Commander in Chief  A Jack Ryan Novel - Autographed Signed Copy, Greaney, Mark
70 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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71 Gruelle, Johnny & Johnny Gruelle I Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods
Chicago, ll M. A. Donohue 1920 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Author 
Black cover with Ann and Andy sitting in forest looking up at a fairy; Color Illustrations; 96 pages 
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Algebra for College Students (Available Titles Cengagenow), Gustafson, R. David &  Peter D.  Frisk
72 Gustafson, R. David & Peter D. Frisk Algebra for College Students (Available Titles Cengagenow)
Cengage Learning 2004 0534463878 / 9780534463878 Seventh Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Looks new. CD never opened. Not sure if passcode or online resources available. " I find the textbook to be a useful reference. The interactive cd is a very awesome resource for a quick understanding of some of the topics covered within the textbook. Tried and true, Gustafson and Frisk's ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS teaches solid mathematical skills while supporting the student with careful pedagogy. Each book in this series maintains the authors' proven style through clear, no-nonsense explanations, as well as the mathematical accuracy and rigor that only Gustafson and Frisk can deliver. The text's clearly useful applications emphasize problem solving to effectively develop the skills students need for future mathematics courses, and for real life."; With CD-ROM, BCA/Ilrn™ Tutorial, And Infotrac; Textbook; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 928 pages 
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Old St. Stephens Land Office Records & American State Papers, Public Lands, Vol. I 1768-1888, Hahn, Marilyn Davis
73 Hahn, Marilyn Davis Old St. Stephens Land Office Records & American State Papers, Public Lands, Vol. I 1768-1888
Easly, S.C. Southern Historical Press 1983 0893083321 / 9780893083328 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Reddish orange book with black inset on cover with gold lettering. Has discard stamp in front, but no other library markings. Book looks otherwise new. Has maps and full surname index. ; Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages 
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74 Haldenman, I. M. All About One Russell
New York , NY Charles C. Cook ca 1940 1st Thus; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Rare booklet on Charles T. Russell of Brooklyn Tabernacle. Soiled cover with small tears. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Possibly no publication date in item. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; 16mo; 48 pages 
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75 Hall, Maggi & Michael Justin Holder & West Volusia Historical Society DeLand (FL)
Arcadia Publishing 2003 0738515752 / 9780738515755 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Images of America series; 0.5 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 128 pages; Nestled in Central Florida between the northerly flowing St. Johns River and the alluring beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, DeLand has been described as the ìAthens of Florida.î Founded in 1882, DeLand has fought to maintain a small-town atmosphere even as development surrounds the tranquil city. Balancing a strong sense of community with a willingness to allow progress to knock at its door, DeLand is home to nationally ranked Stetson University, an assortment of inviting cafes, alluring unique shops, determined mom-and-pop stores, and architecturally significant buildings. Ý 
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Illustrious Life of Willaim McKinley Our Martyred President, Halstead, Murat
76 Halstead, Murat Illustrious Life of Willaim McKinley Our Martyred President
Murat Halstead 1901 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Gold cover show bug damage and hinges are weak. INSCRIBED by AUTHOR on Title page: "Since President McKinley was assassinated I have written This Book.I never wrote any other covering his Life and Death Oct 7 1901".First Edition/First Printing Portrait plate of McKinley inlaid on cover.; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
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77 Ham, M. F Infidelity Why I believe there is a God, why the Bible is his book, why Jesus Christ is his only son : a sermon
M.F. Ham 1937 Second Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Small booklet with grey cover and black lettering. Cover shows soiling. May have musty smell due to age and storage. Rare. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book. 
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Ice Run (Author Signed), Hamilton, Steve
78 Hamilton, Steve Ice Run (Author Signed)
St. Martin's Minotaur 2004 0312301219 / 9780312301217 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Steve Hamilton is one of the rising stars of crime fiction. His Edgar and Anthony Award-winning series featuring private investigator Alex McKnight took a dramatic turn in last year's acclaimed Blood Is The Sky. With Ice Run, Hamilton raises the stakes once again, creating another masterpiece of modern crime fiction. It's March in Paradise Michigan, and Alex McKnight is happier than he can remember in a long time-because of a woman, Natalie Reynaud, the Canadian police officer whose partner died in Blood Is The Sky. When Alex and Natalie take a romantic weekend to an old luxury hotel, they find an ominous message in their hotel room-someone has left a picture of Natalie's father and grand-father atop a handwritten note: 'They were here, so was I. I know what happened.' Alex and Natalie must now face a terrible Reynaud family secret, a secret that has driven men to kill for decades. Taut and atmospheric, Steve Hamilton's Ice Run stakes out compelling new ground in crime fiction. ; Alex McKnight Novels; 1.18 x 9.29 x 6.22 Inches; 320 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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Jones Beach  An Illustrated History, Hanc, John; Lowe, Ed
79 Hanc, John; Lowe, Ed Jones Beach An Illustrated History
New York Globe Pequot 2007 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover Looks Never Read!; 0.6 x 9.2 x 7 Inches; 224 pages;

Now in paperback!

 

?This is local history at its best. John Hanc’s lively, absorbing narrative is both nostalgic and sophisticated.”
?Barnet Schecter, author of The Battle for New York and The Devil’s Own Work

 

?A delightful read, a nostalgic, absorbing trip back in time to the origins and the halcyon days of a treasured New York institution.”  ?Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland and Paradise Alley

 

?[A]ny citizen of New York will be proud to have this book in their collection.”

?Donald J. Trump

 

Jones Beach looms large in the hearts and lives of millions of New Yorkers. From its windswept beginnings on the far edge of an empire to its twentieth-century status as the greatest public beachfront resort in America, it has been home to countless memories. Situated on a barrier island linked to Long Island, Jones Beach State Park is today the most popular beach on the East Coast, with some six million visitors a year.

 

In this evocative illustrated book, John Hanc explores the traditions, institutions, controversies, and characters of this beloved seaside resort, now a state historic landmark. His richly detailed prose comes together with a wonderful collection of archival photographs to make this a must read for anyone who has visited Jones Beach. The foreword is by ?Mr. Long Island,” longtime former Newsday columnist Ed Lowe.

 
 
; Signed by Author 
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Cold Day in Hell  A Novel, Hawke, Richard
80 Hawke, Richard Cold Day in Hell A Novel
Random House 2007 1400064260 / 9781400064267 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. In the stew and dazzle of New York City, savvy, irreverent Fritz Malone–who Susan Isaacs called “the perfect balance of noir P.I. and decent guy”–is embroiled in a string of grisly murders that drags him behind the lurid headlines into the tangled affairs of some the city’s most beautiful people and their ugly truths.; (Author Signed); 1 x 9.6 x 6.5 Inches; 304 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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