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1 Digest of Acts and Decisions of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States 
Philadelphia PA Reformed Church Publication Board 1902 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1902 General Synod report includes sections on : Reformed Church courts; Doctrine; Home and Foreign Missions; Sunday School Board; Education; and more. Book Condition : Good-; no text markings; binding loose but all pages intact; light age toning; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; some satins to covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Minutes of the Presbytery of Redstone of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 
Cincinnati OH Elm Street Printing Co. 1878 Limited First Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
From the Organization of Presbytery, September 19,1781, to December, 1831.Limited First Edition of 300 copies. This Presbytery (or synod) was the first one formed west of the Allegheny Mountains and included much of Western Pennsylvania. Primarily meeting minutes and correspondence of the organization. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-College Library; former owner's name in ink inside front cover and on front free end paper; library stamping to title page and text block; pocket inside rear cover; age toning throughout minor foxing; beginnings of spine separation, all pages intact; bumping/tearing to spine ends; text unmarked. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Belgium : Its Cities Volume II Allen, Grant
Boston MA L. C. Page & Company 1908 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
The second volume in Allen's exploration of Belgium's cities concentrates on Brussels and Antwerp with particular attention to the art museums and cathedrals. The work of Rubens is featured. 41 b&w illustrations. Second impression 1908. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal markings; light foxing to text block at rear; some scuffing to rear cover and spine; slight cover corner wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Brethren Builders in Our Century Anonymous
Elgin IL Brethren Publishing House 1952 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Short biographical sketches of 30 Brethren authors, pastors, missionaries, educators, of the 19th and early 20th century. B&w photo accompanies each sketch. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; binding tight; a few chips to gilt title; fading to spine; a few spots to top of last several pages; wear to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Jerusalem and the Armenians Antreassian, Assadour
Jerusalem St. James Press 1977 4th Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Historical survey of Armenian presence in Jerusalem. Chapters include A Brief Outline of Armenian History, History of the Armenian Church, History of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and A Brief Guide to the Armenian Monastery of Saint James. 91 pp including list of Armenian patriarchs and bibliography. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal markings; light rubbing to spine and covers; occasional small spots to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Studies in The Apostolic Fathers and Their Background Barnard, L.W.
New York NY Schocken Books 1966 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good, Ex-Seminary Library. 1st American Edition. Examines several key figures and texts from the first 2 centuries after Jesus - St. Ignatius of Antioch; St. Stephen; Epistle of Barnabus; Epistle to Diognetus; and more. Also examines judaism in this period. Book Condition : Good; Ex-Seminary Library; no text markings; bookplate inside front cover; catalog labels on bottom spine end and top right rear cover; pocket inside rear cover removed tearing paper; very light age toning; light scuffing to covers and spine ends. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Historical Annals of Christ Church (Formerly called St. Mary's) Reading, Pa. Berks County (Diocese of Bethlehem), Duhamel (Editor), Rev. William
7 Historical Annals of Christ Church (Formerly called St. Mary's) Reading, Pa. Berks County (Diocese of Bethlehem) Duhamel (Editor), Rev. William
Douglasville, PA The Church Press 1926 Centennial Edition Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Centennial souvenir issued in conjuction with the celebration of the Centenary of the Parish. Church history includes the architecture of the missionary work, Church clergy, member memorials. Illustrated with photographs. Size: 8vo up to 9" tall . 101 pages. Book Condition : Good; Pages are clean, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light soiling, a small mark to front, light creasing, a couple tears to edges and some chipping at top of spine. Rear cover is partly detached (loose from top rear staple). 
Price: 22.50 USD
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8 Churches of Today and Yesterday in Southern Lancaster County Dunlap, Raymond L. (editor)
Quarryville PA Fellowship of Solanco Churches 1968 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
History of Churches and Fellowships in Southern Lancaster County Pennsylvania with 75 entries of defunct and existing Churches. Denominations represented include : Amish, Baptist, Lutheran, Mennonite, Presbyterian, and Quakers. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; slight age toning; some staining and foxing to text block; light bumping to spine ends; 2 small ink smudges to table of contents; small spot to rear free end paper. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping and tearing at spine ends, corners, and edges; chip on rear cover. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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9 The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture E.G. Alderfer
Pittsburgh PA University of Pittsburgh Press 1985 0822958015 / 9780822958017 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Signed & inscribed by author on half title page : "For Jane Kerr, With best regards, Gordon. E.G. Alderfer". History of the Ephrata Cloister, its role in Pietism and 18th century colonial culture. The author also compares the Cloister to later utopian religious communities in America. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; sizable crease at bottom right front cover; cover corner wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Fifteen Years in the Senior Order of Shakers: A Narration of Facts, Concerning That Singular People Elkins, Hervey
New York NY Ams Press 1979 040410746X / 9780404107468 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good-, Ex-Seminary Library. Facsimile reprint. Journal of a Shaker member of the Enfield New Hampshire community. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Seminary Library; a few margin notes in pencil; light bumping to spine ends; bubbling to top front edge; bookplate inside front cover; catalog labels to lower spine and top right rear cover; stain to side text block; pocket removed from inside rear cover tearing paper. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 Honey Brook Presbyterian Church 1835-1985 Eppiheimer, Margaret R.
Honey Brook PA Honey Brook Presbyterian Church 1985 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Sesquicentennial edition includes list of 150th anniversary commemorations for 1985. General Church history. Book Condition : Very Good; text unmarked; slight creasing along spine; label remnant on top right front cover; light age toning along cover edges. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Missionary Trails : The Story of Missions in the Evangelical Synod of North America, Evangelical Synod of North America. Mission Boards
12 Missionary Trails : The Story of Missions in the Evangelical Synod of North America Evangelical Synod of North America. Mission Boards
St. Louis, Missouri The Mission Boards, Evangelical Synod of North America 1934 Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Tan paper covers with black and red illustration, no DJ. 95 pp. Numerous photo illustrations, many of them portraits and locations. Quite scarce. "To commemorate the anniversary year 1934. Home missions 1859-1934. Foreign missions 1884-1934." CONDITION: Good; Prior owner's stamp inside cover. Pages clean, lightly toned, cover has darker age toning. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Old Churches and Meeting Houses in and Around Philadelphia Faris, John T.
Philadelphia PA J.B. Lipincott & Co. 1926 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Edition. In addition to Philadelphia, this early guidebook covers other nearby parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. c. 75 color and b&w photos. Denominations include Quakers, Moravians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Reformed, Swedish Church, Lutheran, and more. Book Condition : Good; slight musty smell; no text marks; owner's stamp on front free end paper; some darkening to text block; small stain at top spine end; some foxing on pages facing photographs; age toning inside covers. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 The Social Setting of Pauline Christianity: Essays on Corinth Gerd Theissen
Philadelphia PA Fortress Press 1988 080062095X / 9780800620950 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1989 printing. Sociological study of Corinth during the time of Paul and the early Christian Church. Topics include early Chrisian missonaries, social stratification, sacramental activity, and more. Book Condition : Near Fine; text unmarked; slight wear to cover corners; price sticker adhesive remnant at top right front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ Gibble, Phares Brubaker
Dayton OH Otterbein Press 1951 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
History of two annual conferences - East Pennsylvania and East German - of the United Brethren in Christ. Covers the churches and ancillary institutions of Central, South Central, and Southeastern Pennsylvania counties from the late Colonial period to 1950. Book Condition :Very Good; no internal marks; binding relaxed but quite secure; a few small spots to text block; light scuffing to covers and spine. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Proceeedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society (Number 34 1980) Hellerich, Mahlon H. (editor)
Allentown PA Lehigh County Historical Society 1980 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1980 semi-annual of the Lehigh County Historical Society, Number 34. Includes 15 articles on various historical subjects in addition to Society business. Articles include : The Lehigh County Long Rifle; Upper Lehigh Pennsylvania German Folk Arts and Crafts; History of the Liberty Bell Shrine; several Church histories; and more. Book Condition : Good+, Ex-School Library; rubber stamps and cataloging information inside front and rear covers and on title page; very light scuffing to covers, small mark at bottom left rear cover corner; pencil marks to table of contents, no other markings to text; binding tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 History of the Armenians in the Holy Land Hintlian, Kevork
Jerusalem St. James Press 1976 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Historical survey of Armenian presence in Jerusalem and Palestine. Covers the Crusades, Medieval period, Armenian monasticism, and the existing Saint James Cathedral, The Church of the Holy Archangels and the Monastery of Saint Savior's. Inscribed by Author on title page : " To Sichels Family, With author's compliments and appreciation, Vekork Hintlian. Jerus. 6th Aug 80." 68 pp + 16 b&w photos at rear. Book Condition : Good; no internal markings; multiple creases to front and rear covers; wear/rubbing to spine; corner and edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 250 Years of Witness (1742-1992): The First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Pennsylvania History Committee of the First Presbyterian Church
Lancaster PA History Committee of the First Presbyterian Church 1992 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Includes 2 companion booklets "Minutes of Our History 1742-1992" and "The Stained-Glass Windows of The First presbyterian Chuch". A written history of the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Pennsylvania produced to mark its Sesquicentennial. Hardback - light gray cloth with white lettering and drawing to church steeple on front. 292 pages. Condition: Very Good; no text marks, former owner's name on front free end paper; a few marks to covers. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Calvin's perspective on the exaltation of Christ in comparison with the post-Reformation doctrine of the two states Hoogland, Marvin P.
Kampen, Netherlands J.H. Kok 1966 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Library binding. Very Good, Ex-Seminary library. Examination of the two-states doctrine (of humiliation and exaltation) in post-Reformation orthodoxy and how differences between reformed, Lutheran, and Catholic teachings on this matter can be reconciled. Book Condition : Very Good; Ex-Seminary Library; no text markings; bookplate inside front cover; rubber stamp on title page; catalog labels on bottom spine end and top right rear cover; pocket inside rear cover removed tearing paper. No Dust Jacket. 
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20 History of the Conservative Mennonite Conference 1910-1985 Ivan J. Miller
Grantsville MD Ivan J & Della Miller 1985 9789997820822 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Surveys the arrival of Amish mennonites in America, the rise of the Conservative Mennonite Conference, its growth across the country, congregations, missions, and ordained men. c. 50 b& w photos. Book Condition : Near Fine; light bumping to spine ends; one small spot to top text block. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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