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A Declaration of my Last Sentiments on the Different Doctrines of Religion By the Late Pierre Francois le Courayer

A Declaration of my Last Sentiments on the Different Doctrines of Religion By the Late Pierre Francois le Courayer

the Late Pierre Francois le Courayer A very scarce, first English edition of Pierre Francois le Courayer's reflection on Catholic doctrines. Translated into English by William Bell, a church of England minister who engaged in many of the theological controversies of his day. Bell has faithfully translated le Courayer's work, with a preface regarding the life of the author. Prior owner's inscription to the front pastedown 'Ad Usum Scriptorum Societatis Jesu. Prov. Angl. ' A very smart copy of this work. ESTC reference no: T124555. Pierre Francois Le Courayer was a French Catholic author who lived in England for many years. He took refuge in England following his work 'Dissertation sur la Validite des Ordinations des Anglais et sur la Succession des Eveques de L'Eglise Anglicane. . . ' which was an attempt to prove that there had not been a break in line of ordination from te apostles to the English clergy. Le Courayer was a Catholic by his own declaration, despite dissenting from many of its opinions. This publication analyses the doctrine of both the Catholic and Protestant churches. Condition: In a contemporary calf binding. Rebacked, with the original boards preserved. Externally, very smart with just some light shelfwear to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spot. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed
The Murder at the Vicarage

The Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie The first U. S edition of this important Agatha Christie novel. Being the first appearance of Christie's favourite detective creation, Miss Marple. Extremely scarce, with the publisher's original dustwrapper, which is a rare survival. The first novel to feature Christie's famous elderly amateur detective, Miss Marple. Previously Marple had featured in some short stories published in The Royal Magazine and Story Teller Magazine. Marple was based on Christie's own step-grandmother and her cronies. The Murder at The Vicarage follows the amateur detective Miss Marple in this whodunit novel. A story of the 'village mystery' genre, Marple solves the murder of despised villager Colonel Lucius Protheroe who is found murdered in the vicar's study. Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific crime writers of the twentieth century and her work consists of 66 detective novels, 150 short stories and 19 plays; she is the writer of the world's longest running play, The Mousetrap which has been on stage since 1952. Christie is also one of the bestselling novelists of all time and her works rank highly in the most-widely published books. A very bright copy of this important novel. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. With original dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is very bright. Chipping to the head and tail of spine. Light chips to the head and tail of flyleaf joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Small spot to the fore-edge. Otherwise, pages are clean. Overall Condition: Fine
Facade an Entertainment

Facade an Entertainment

Edith Sitwell; William Walton A fine signed limited edition copy of this influential poem put to music by William Walter, with a 7 inch record of Edith Sitwell reading the poem to music in 1929. A limited edition work, limited to one thousand numbered copies for sale, of which the first two hundred and fifty were specially bound and signed by the composer. This copy is numbered one-hundred and ninety-five. Signed by the composer to the edition page. 7-inch record of the 1929 recording of 'Facade' is present to the pocket to the box. In the original cloth presentation box. Presentation box is in a very good indeed condition. Facade' is a charming poem by Edith Sitwell, here put to music by William Walter. 'Facade' is a series of poems, recited over an instrumental accompaniment. The poem 'Facade' received a glowing review by Siegfried Sassoon. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and one colour plate. Edith Sitwell was the eldest of the three literary Sitwells, and published poetry continuously from 1913. Put to music by William Walter, with the sheet music printed in this work. Walton was a noted English composer. Condition: In the original quarter morocco binding with patterned paper to the boards, in the original cloth presentation box. Externally, fine. Presentation box is lightly discoloured, mostly to the spine, with some light marks and some wear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Presentation box is in a very good indeed condition. Overall Condition: Fine