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‎BUNYAN (John):‎

‎The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus; For the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World; or the Losing And taking again of the Town of Mansoul.‎

‎Small 12mo, 148 x 78 mms., pp. [vi], 280, woodcut title-page with Bunyan's "Advertisement" on verso before title-page, woodcut illustrations on pages 10, 41, 53, 55, 97, 103, and 207 (full-page), "W. Hart/ given me by my Mother," contemporary sheepskin, rebacked, black morocco label; title-page a cancel, B6 slightly detached at inner margin, several margins closely trimmed, with text almost disappearing into inner margin in places, top of spine chipped, but a very good copy, printed on rather cheap paper. The Holy War was first published in 1682 and probably has never been out of print. ODNB notes, "During the First World War, Rudyard Kipling adapted The Holy War to the allied cause in a poem of the same name accompanied by an illustration depicting the British pilgrim attacking the German Diabolus, and letters from British soldiers included many allusions to The Pilgrim's Progress." Bunyan's service in the Newport Pagnell Garrison (c. 1644 - 1647) doubtless provided him with some of the military imagery that is found in The Holy War. This is a re-issue of the text as published by Johnston first in 1752; in this issue, line 23 of text on the verso of signature A2 begins: "What here"; and the ornament at the top of this page includes a face, and the final word of text on this page is not followed by a full stop. there were three further reissues in 1759. ESTC T58586 locates copies of this issue in BL, Bodleian, John Rylands, and York Minster library. - London: Printed for W. Johnston..., 1759.‎

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‎Golding, William‎

‎The Spire - LARGE PRINT EDITION‎

‎Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). Pp (viii), 302. Very good, in the original llustrated, laminated hardcovers. - First Edition Thus Lythway Press‎

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‎Holmes-Dallimore, W.Bro. A.‎

‎Masonic Lectures, Addresses, Etc.‎

‎Hardback, 125mm x 188mm tall (5" x 8" approx.). Pp (viii), 175 + 2pp adverts. Almost fine, in the original double blind-ruled blue cloth-covered boards/gilt title. Undated, but probably published in 1934 - First & Only Edition William Reeves‎

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‎KENDALL (Edward Augustus):‎

‎The Canary Bird: A Moral Fiction. Interspersed with Poetry. By the Author of The Sparrow, Keeper's Travels, The Crested Wren, &c.‎

‎Small 12mo (in 6s), 137 x 77 mms., pp. [iii] - xi [xii blank], 148 [149 - 150 note], engraved frontispiece, contemporary quarter roan, gilt spine, marbled boards; lacking half-title, base of spine defective, but otherwise a very good copy. Kendall (1775/76 - 1842) had, as ODNB notes, "had a varied literary output, which divides into four categories: his serious ideas and proposals for political and social reforms, for example his letters on the state of Ireland; his weekly 'popular' journalism which, ambitiously, might be described as a forerunner of Harmsworth; his translations from the French; and his children's books." Here, moral hypotheses take on an ornithological contour, where a canary bird escapes escapes his cage for the wider world, has a series of increasingly bizarre experiences, learns that "what he had regarded as a universal misfortune was, in fact, a blessing to others." He resolves to return to his cage, his mistress, and captivity, which he successfully does. Readers of colonialist narratives would have a field day (pun intended) speculating on the analogies with Britain's burgeoning empire. Roscoe J204. ESTC T118003 locates copies in BL, Cambridge, Bodleian, Reading; Miami University, Pierpont Morgan, UCLA, Illinois, Yale, McGill, Toronto. - London: Printed for E. Newbury..., 1799.‎

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‎Lloyd, Roger‎

‎The Troubling of the City‎

‎1st edition, 8vo, red cloth, church ink stamp to ffep, remains of library accession numbers to spine of book and dust jacket therefore Good in a Good unclipped dust jacket. pp 214, [2]. The author was a founding member of the Anglican organization called " The Servants of Christ the King ". - First Edition George Allen & Unwin Ltd‎

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‎STENNETT (Samuel):‎

‎Discourses on the Parable of the Sower.‎

‎FIRST EDITION. 12mo, 170 x 98 mms., pp. xxi [xxii blank], 277 [278 adverts], contemporary tree calf, spine ornately gilt to a flower and sunburst motif, red morocco label; occasionally foxing of text, but a fine copy of a scarce book. Samuel Stennett (1727�1795) was the son of the Baptist minister Stennett, Joseph (1663�1713) and followed in his father's footsteps, with ministries in London. His topic, the parable of the sower, which appears in all three Synoptic Gospels, is prefaced by a discussion of parables in general as well as the "use and abuse of allegorical instruction." ESTC T104563 locates copies in BL, Oxford Mansfield and Oxford Regent's Park (2); and Emory and Union Theological. A second, enlarged addition appeared in 1787. - First Edition London: Printed by A. Rivington and J. Marshall; and sold by J. Buckland...and R. Bishop..., 1786.‎

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‎Wittkower, Rudolf‎

‎Allegory and the Migration of Symbols‎

‎Lavishly illustrated with good text.224 pages.B/w plates. - Thames and Hudson‎

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