Irish Presbyterian Communion Tokens - an introductory study.
Belfast: Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland 1980. 20 by 14.5 cms. 23 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. A useful study of this subject. (Book ref. 12952) £15.00
My Father and Mother: A Loving Tribute By Their Younger Son
Belfast Martyrs Memorial Publications 1976 PB. VG. 36 pages. Minor corner/edge wear on covers. Staples slightly rusty at centre marking some pages. Otherwise, clean and tight inside. (Book ref. 2759) £4.00
LANCASHIRE NONCONFORMITY or Sketches, Historical & Descriptive of the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches in the County. The Churches of Preston, North Lancashire and Westmorland. Vol.1.
Manchester: John Heywood. 1890 Hardback. 332pp. B/W illus. Cover some rubbing, contents V.G. (Bookplate front paste down, aslo with the authors compliments on front end paper). (Book ref. 40174) £75.00
Celtic Heritage. The Story of the English Presbyterian Church on Holy Island
UK: McCorquodale & Co, . First Edition. Orange paper-covered boards. G : in Good condition with dust jacket. Previous owner inscription to fep. 68pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") (Book ref. h1940) £12.60
RETURNS respecting Cases of Parochial Schoolmasters (SCOTLAND).
London: House of Commons, 1854. 180pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. HC 511. A very clean copy. Three parts. Returns from all the Presbytery Books in Scotland, including Orkney and Shetland, of all the Cases which have been brought before such Presbyteries, respecting Parochial Schoolmaster, ... Of the Libels served on such Schoolmasters, and of Sentences or Deliverances passed upon them; likewise stating whether such Sentences have been carried out: and Abstract of the above Returns in the Form used in the Appendix to Report of the Select Committee on the State of Education in Scotland, 1838. (Book ref. 158917) £25.00
RETURN of the Number of CHILDREN who regularly attended the NATIONAL SCHOOLS in IRELAND, between the 1st day of January 1860 and the 1st January 1861; classifying them according to their RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION.
London: House of Commons, 1881. 2pp. Folio. British Parliamentary paper. HC 488 National Schools (Ireland). A clean copy. (Book ref. 158861) £6.00
The Sea Kingdoms - The Story of Celtic Britain & Ireland
London: Harper Collins, 2001. 1st. 24 Cms x 16 Cms 0002572168 Hardback, 316 pp, 27 black & white plates, fine in VG+ wrapper. (Book ref. 012797) £8.50
Society & Puritanism in Pre-Revolutionary England
London: Secker & Warburg. Reprint. 23.5 Cms x 15.5 Cms Paperback, 452 pp, VG+ with small diagonal crease to front cover. (Book ref. 012739) £6.50
Romanism and Evangelical Christianity A Study of Origins and Development.
Belfast: The "Christian Irishman" Office, c1940. x+ pp 6 - 128. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. This is the "brief summary" of the book of the same name, published by Hodder and Stoughton. Portrait frontispiece of the author, who was Late Professor of Church History and Principal of Presbyterian College, Belfast. There is an introductory note by James Haire, Professor Emeritus, Assembly's College. Thin gray card covers. Contents clean and tight. (Book ref. 13437) £10.00
Windsor Presbyterian Church 1887-1987 A Review of the first 100 years.
Belfast: Windsor Presbyterian Church, 1987. 81 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Illustrated. Pictorial card covers. Apart from a mark on the half title/frontispiece where a paper clip has been, in very good condition. (Book ref. 13418) £12.00
A History of Kilbirnie West United Free Formerly Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1824-1924.
Kilbirnie 1923 First edition. Pp. 62. with 9 full page photographic plates. Interesting biographical sketches of the ministers of this church. Bound in green cloth with gilt titles. An excellent copy. Scans available. (Book ref. 16210) £32.00
The Church in the Midst, South Leith Parish Church Through Five Centuries
Edinburgh: Edina Press, 1983 First edition. Grey cloth, gilt, index Pagination: xiv, 219. South Leith Church stands in God's acre in the heart of Leith, a site occupied since 1483. The immediate surroundings, apart from Trinity House, are modern; and many have lamented the passing of the old Kirkgate and Tolbooth Wynd. But the Church was there before the Kirkgate and Tolbooth Wynd existed, and this is the story of how, through the terrors of war and plague, through the agonies of famine and the excitement of the long struggle to win freedom from the overlordship of Edinburgh, the church has stood in the midst of Leith, at the heart of its social and spiritual life. Through the centuries the congregation has consistently remained a cross-section of a caring community, where each one carrying his own burden has also learned to carry the burdens of others.<P>From a village of less than 4000 inhabitants, Leith grew to a thriving town of 80,000, and the congregation in the 1920s and 1930s became the largest in Scotland. Since then the town has dwindled and the congregation has reduced. But the ardent spirit of commitment and devotion is still there in large measure. Contents: The birth of a parish church (The ancient burgh of Leith and its incorporations; How the church came to be built; The ruin of the old church); The first ministry (David Lindsay and his parish; The new form of worship; Politics and the Kirk of Leith; Lindsay and the King's business); The first episcopate (Congregational affairs; The King in the Kirk and the bailies in the Session; Differences in the parish: Episcopalian and Presbyterian: Leith and Restalrig; The Kirk Session at work; The National Covenant); The years of trouble and suffering (The new ministers; The Solemn League and Covenant; Plague in Leith); The church in occupied Leith (The Covenanting laird; How the ironsides came to Leith; The struggle to get back to the church; Improving relationships); The second episcopate; The Episcopalian system at work; Uneasy times in the congregation; The Episcopalian attempt to keep the church); Presbyterianism triumphant (The congregation in the meeting-house; Towards a caring and disciplined society; The problem of irregular marriage; John Shaw's later ministry); The establishment defined, challenged and tested (The breakaway; Hard times, the '45 and its effects in Leith; Problems of a growing community; Irregular marriage again and a Leither in the pulpit; The coming of John Logan; The subsequent career of the Rev John Logan); The reshaping of work and witness (The Sunday School comes to Leith; Congregational life during the French Wars; Developments in Kirk and town; Church and community: changes and challenges); Cuckoo in the nest (Rebuilding the church; The case of the interlict; Mr Duff fighting on several fronts; James Mitchell's advent; Henry Duff's last fling); Up from the depths (Mr Mitchell's daunting task; Innovations in worship and service; The church refurbished and refurnished); The old order changing (John White arrives; The St Mungo story; New halls and tercentenary; The ministry of William Swan; The congregation under Donald Davidson); Today and tomorrow. Book: edges of boards faded, extremities a little bumped, prelims a little dusty, VG, Jacket: unclipped, few tears to edges but only minimal loss, partly faded, dusty, VG- (Book ref. 3102) £14.00
The Free Church of Scotland Appeals 1903-4
Edinburgh: MacNiven & Wallace, 1904 First edition. Navy cloth, paper spine label (with spare tipped-in at rear), index Pagination: 623. After the union of the Free Church of Scotland with the United Presbyterian Church in 1900, the non-uniting minority took civil action to hold control over the funds and property. Both parts of the resulting case of Bannatyne v. Overtoun, heard in the Scottish Court of Session, the General Trustees' Case and the Model Trust Deed Case, were dismissed in 1902. On appeal to the House of Lords, the judgment of the Lord Chancellor, holding `that the identity of a religious community described as a Church must consist in the unity of its doctrines', made no attempt to rule on the soundness of the doctrine, rather that `The question is what were, in fact, the views held, and what the founders of the trust thought important.' (p. 563) and that `the views of the founders of the trust were in favour of the Establishment principle.' (p. 568).<P>From the preface: `The Documents separately printed by both parties and referred to in the discussions were numerous and bulky, and could not possibly be included in the present volume, but those portions of the Documents which were cited in argument will be found printed in full in the speeches of counsel before the House of Lords. The reader, therefore, will find in this volume all that is necessary in order to follow fully and in every detail the whole course of the argument.'. Book: extremities slightly bumped, spine a little dulled, spine label browned and a little worn, endpapers lightly browned, extreme margins of last few leaves browned, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2933) £19.00
The Life of Andrew Melville: Containing Illustrations of the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Scotland, During the Latter Part of the Sixteenth and Beginning of the Seventeenth Century. Volume 1;
Edinburgh, Wm Blackwood, 1819; 1st edition. Volume One only. Hardback. 494pp with Frontis. containing facsimiles of the handwritting of Melville, and some of the principle persons referred to, plus an appendix, consisting of original papers. Some browning to edges of prelim pages. Small attractive owners label on front pastedown. Very nice golden calf leather covers with gilt decoration on spine although spine labels are missing. Slight crack on front hinge but boards well attached. A very nice copy with very attractive binding and clean , fresh pages. Hard to find edition. (Book ref. 12649) £120.00
Memoirs of the Life, Time, and Writings of The Reverend and Learned Thomas Boston, A.M. Sometime Miister at Simprin, Afterwards at Ettrick. Divided into Twelve Periods........;
Edinburgh, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1899; New Edition with Introduction and Notes by the Rev. George H. Morrison. Hardback. Good+/ No dj. xxxvi, 520pp with Portrait frontis. plus 7 other illustrations including a fold-out Map of Ettrick. Some light underlinings throughout. Top edge gilt other edges untrimmed. Brown lightly worn covers with gilt title on front & slightly faded spine. A nice tight copy. " This scholarly and artistic edition of Thomas Boston's Autobiography is a book to be always at hand in every Scottish Manse as well as in every patriotic and pious Scottish home." (Book ref. 14136) £40.00
The Psalter in Metre and Scripture Paraphrases With Tunes;
Edinburgh, Henry Frowde, 1900; Hardback. Full leather. Very good condition. xvi, 248pp with Tunes & Chants . Pages are split ( as printed) with music at the top half, Psalm text at the bottom half. At the close of the psalms is a doxology in each metre. Black endpapers. Black leather covers with bright gilt lettering, corners rounded. All edges gilt. Previous owners initials in gilt on front corner. Exceptionally good condition. (Book ref. 15559) £25.00
Records of the Presbyteries of Inverness and Dingwall 1643-1688
Edinburgh: T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, 1896. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Largely unopened. Pp.lii,384. Frontispiece. (Book ref. 15082) £50.00
Fifty Years Syne a Jubilee Memorial of the Presbyterian Church of Otago
Dunedin: J. Wilkie & Co, 1898. Second Edition. Hardback. A near very good copy in decorated yellow cloth. Boards a bit dusty. Pp.xii,242. Many illustrations. The story of the early days of Scottish Presbyterianism in the Otago District of New Zealand's South Island. (Book ref. 13321) £15.00
Presbyterianism in the Colonies with Special Reference to the Principles and Influence of the Free Church of Scotland
Edinburgh: Macniven & Wallace, 1899. First Edition. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Pp.xi,341. Includes Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc. This volume comprises the Fifth Series of the Chalmers Lectures. (Book ref. 9225) £30.00
Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Belfast: The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 1875. iv+284 pp. 18 x 10.5 cm. In two parts: Part I Historical, Part II Doctrinal. This early edition was printed as a run of 750 copies. Boards are worn and faded, internally a little dusty, otherwise tight and clean. (Book ref. 13389) £23.00