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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. 
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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. 
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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
4 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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5 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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6 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
7 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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8 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. 
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9 A Century of Race Street Meeting House 1856-1956 Frances Williams Browin
Philadelphia PA Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends 1956 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Centennial history of major Quaker Meetinghouse in Philadelphia. Side-stapled softcover, 36 pp. w/ 6 b&w photos and photo endpapers. Book Condition : Good; pencil marks on 2 pages; wear around cover wrap edges; slight bit of foxing; some smudging to covers. 
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10 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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11 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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12 Lebensbild Aus Dem Pennsylvanisch-Deutschen Predigerstand: Oder Wahrheit in Licht Und Schatten Helffrich, Wm. A.
Allentown PA N. W. A. and W. U. Helffrich 1906 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Roughly translated as A Picture of Life From The Pennsylvanian-German Pulpit: Or Truth in Light and Shadow. This appears to be a combination of biography, history, and genealogy, with a special focus on the Helffrich family (of which the author was a member. The author's grandfather, Johannes Heinrich Hellfrich, is considered one of the founders of the German Reformed Church in America. Multiple generations of male descendants became ministers. Dark leather-bound hardback, embossed design and gilt titles on spine. Written in German.594 pp. Several plates with photo images and English captions - most are portraits, some portraits and pictures of churches (e.g. Lehigh, Ziegel, Long Swamp). Condition: Good-, ex-seminary library, binding quite sound and intact but spine reinforced with clear tape, tear along top back edge, wear and some loss to leather at corners, top spine end missing, pages clean, edges crisp, light age toning. Library labels on spine and back cover, bookplate. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 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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14 The Way of The Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry Henri J. M Nouwen
New York NY Seabury Press 1981 0816404798 / 9780816404797 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Nouwen argues that authentic spirituality, aided by prayer, solitude, and silence, is necessary for effective ministry. He looks to the 5th century Desert Fathers and Mothers as a role model to counteract the busyness and societal compulsions of modern life. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; light toning at bottom board edge; light toning inside covers. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; shelf wear and small tears along edges; mild rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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15 250 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. 
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16 HEAVENS ON EARTH Utopian Communities in America 1680-1880 Holloway, Mark
London, England Turnstile Press 1951 Hardcover Good Plus Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1951 printing. One of the first surveys of Utopian religious communities in the United Sates. Discusses the Ephrata Cloister, Shakers, Rappites, Zoarites, Fourierism, Oneida, and more. Also covers the influence of immigrants and foreign religious sects. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; light age toning inside covers; light bumping to spine ends; some small stains to text block.Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping and tearing to top edge and spine end with several small pieces missing; bottom interior front flap clipped; in protective mylar. 
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17 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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18 UCC at 50: Our History- Our Future J. Martin Bailey (Editor), W. Evan Golder (Editor)
Cleveland OH United Church of Christ 50th Anniversary Committee 2006 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
50th anniversary collection of short articles on the United Church of Christ. Essays organized into sections dealing with creation and renewal, building in covenant, and the future of the church in terms of globalism and ecumenicism. Many color photos throughout. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; slight cover corner wear and page tip creasing; small stain at bottom right front, mark at left middle rear; light rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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19 The Altar In Your Church : Its History, Purpose, Position and Adornment Leach, William H.
New York NY Goodenough and Woglom Co. 1945 Probable First Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This guide covers the paraments, ornaments, and linens commonly found on Christian altars. Different styles of altar cloths, including their color variance according to the Church calendar, and flowers are also discussed. Book Condition : Very Good; former owner's name in ink at top front cover; some darkening around spine on both covers; no internal markings. 
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20 United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities: An Ecumenical Venture Merrill, Arthur L.
Lewiston NY Edwin Mellen Press 1993 0773492011 / 9780773492011 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on Title page. History of a liberal theological seminary, affiliated with the United Church of Christ, established in the 1960's.70 b&w photos, multiple appendices. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; light shelf wear to top edge; some rubbing. 
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