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1 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. 
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2 GETTYSBURG LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY - Volume One - History 1826-1965 AND Volume Two - Alumni Record - Two Volume Set Complete Abdel Ross Wentz
Harrisburg PA The Evangelical Press 1965 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on title page of Volume 2. History and Alumni Record of the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary through 1965. 2 vols., 973 pp. combined. Vol. 1 also provides an introductory history of Lutheranism in America. History includes b&w photos - portraits and campus buildings. 1935 graduation invitation and article inlaid in Vol. 2. Book Conditions : Near Fine, no text marks noted; light bumping to cover corners; smudge to bottom text block. No Dust Jackets as issued. 
Price: 30.00 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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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 
Journal of a Shaker member of the Enfield New Hampshire community.1979 AMS Press Facsimile reprint. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Seminary Library; a few margin notes in pencil; light bumping to spine ends; 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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Missionary Trails : The Story of Missions in the Evangelical Synod of North America, Evangelical Synod of North America. Mission Boards
6 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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7 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: 20.00 USD
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8 History of the Reformed Church in the United States. 1725-1792 Good, James I.
Reading PA Daniel Miller 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Scarce, likely 1st Edition. Hardcover, 701 pp. w/ 4 b&w illustrations. Details the early growth of the Reformed Church in America and its different immigrant constituencies (French, Durch, Swiss, and German) during the 18th century. Among others, Boehme, Guldin, Tempelman, Weiss, are discussed. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Historical Society Library; inscriptions and stamp inside front cover; 2nd front free end paper torn; table of contents pages sticking together at binding; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; light rubbing/scuffing to covers; slight sunlight fading to spine. No Dust Jacket. 
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9 The Bible Fellowship Church: Formerly Mennonite Brethren in Christ, Pennsylvania Conference, originally die Evangelische Mennoniten Gemeinschaft von Ost-Pennsylvanien Harold Patton Shelly
Bethlehem PA Historical Committee, Bible Fellowship Church 1992 0961260238 / 9780961260231 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Softcover, 393 pp. w/ a few dozen b&w photos. History of the foundation and growth of the Bible Fellowship Church from its origin among revivalists in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. Growing evangelically, and influenced by the Wesleyan holiness movement, the BFC abandoned the former name of Mennonite Brethern in Christ in 1959. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; curling to front cover corners; small crimp to side of front cover effecting the first few pages; small stain on front free end paper. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 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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11 250 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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12 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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13 The Parish Record : Womelsdorf (PA) Parish Notes 3 Booklets : 1927, 1938, and 1944 Miller, Rev. Harry P. and E.L. Leisey
Womelsdorf, PA Womelsdorf Luthern Parish 1944 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Three booklet set of Pennsylvania Lutheran Parish records include the areas of Wernersville, Reading, Bernville, Robesonia, Richland and surrounding areas in Berks County. Records for the congregations of St. Daniel's, Robesonia - Zion; Womelsdorf - St. John; Host and Trinity, Robesonia. Contains membership rolls, baptisms, funerals, confirmations, weddings, treasurer's report, history of the parish and lots of local ads. The 1944 booklet is labelled as "The Lutheran Churches of Robesonia". c. 100 pages combined. Book Conditions : Good; no text marks; light age toning; cover corner curling. Front cover for the 1927 booklet has significant staining which is also on the first ad page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Christ and Him Crucified. A Concio Ad Clerum Nevin, Rev. J.W.
Pittsburgh PA Synod of the German Reformed Church in America 1863 1st Edition Soft cover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Ex-Seminary library, softcover preserved in press board cover, mounted with binding tape and saddle staples. Subtitled : Preached in Grace Church, Pittsburgh, November 18,1863, at the Opening of the First General Synod of the German Reformed Church in America. Sermon of historical note by one of the founders of Mercersburg theology. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Seminary Library; rubber stamp and catalog notes to title page, no text marks; significant foxing to page corners and edges; corner curling; stains and chipping to cover; bookplate inside press board cover, pocket remnant on inside rear pressboard cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory : A Short History of Their Foundation and Description of Their Buildings Perkins, Thomas Rev.
London England George Bell & Sons 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
This first edition, part of Bell's Cathedral Series on English and French Cathedrals and Churches, examines Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory in detail, interior and exterior, providing the history of each dating back to the Norman period. B&w illustrations and photos. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-College Library; discoloration to inside covers and free end papers; rubber stamp inside front cover, library pocket inside rear cover; scuffing along spine and cover edges; cataloging information on spine; title page, and preface; four pages have pencil margin notes, remainder of text unmarked. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
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16 Reformed and Catholic: Selected Historical and Theological Writings of Philip Schaff (Pittsburgh Original Texts & Translations Series ; No. 4) Philip Schaff
Pittsburgh PA Pickwick Publications 1979 0915138409 / 9780915138401 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This compilation documents Schaff's contributions to the development of Mercersburg Theology as well as his works on Church history. Editor's Introduction is provided before each section - Farewell Address, What is Church History?, Introduction to History of the Apostolic Church, German Theology and the Church Question, Christianity in America, and The New Liturgy. Pittsburgh Original Texts and Translations Series No. 4. Book Condition : Fine/As New; minimal wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 A History of the Mercersburg Synod 1939-1962 Raubenhold, Irvin A.
Mercersburg PA Self Published 1965 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "To (name crossed out) whose family was numbered among my faithful at Grace Church. Sincerely, Irwin G. Raubenhold, Former Pastor. 2/14/66." History of the first quarter century of the Mercersburg Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (now United Church of Christ) from its inception in 1939 with 106 congregations from Carlisle, Gettsyburg, Mercersburg, and Zion Pennsylvania. Covers Synod leaders, pastors, evangelism, and Christian education. Book Condition : Very Good; small highlight mark at top front free end paper, no markings to text; slight scuffing to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 AN INCREASE IN TIME Story Lines of Germantown Mennonite Church and its Historic Trust, 1683-2005 Richard J. Lichty
Elkhart IN AMBS Institute of Mennonite Studies 2015 0936273542 / 9780936273549 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Anabaptist church history that sheds light on times of conflict and change and how a contemporary urban church attempts to minister to its neighbors. Told by a recent minister, the decision to welcome LGBTQ members and subsequent challenges with larger governing bodies, receives particular attention. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light front edge curling. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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19 History of the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in the United States 1825-1934, Evangelical and Reformed Church 1934-1952 Richards, George Warren
Lancaster PA Theological Seminary of the Evangelical and Reformed Church 1952 1st Edition Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a history of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, a United Church of Christ, school of theology and divinity. The foundational influence is Mercersburg Theology, an ecumenical theology, most closely associated with Philip Schaff and John Williamson Nevin. This work by the late President Emeritus outlines the history of the Seminary from the first Reformed Synod debates to its relocation from Mercersburg to Lancaster. Illustrated with 19 B&W photos. Book Condition : Fine, one smudge to top text block otherwise unmarked. No Dust Jacket as issued; has plain paper wrapper. 
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20 History of the Church of the Brethren, Eastern Pennsylvania 1915-1965 Saylor, Guy (editor)
Lancaster PA Church of the Brethren, Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1965 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Edition. Issued to commemorate the centennial of district meetings, this volume covers congregational histories, district activities, select biographies of ministers , laymen and women, and missionaries from 1915 (when the last history was published) to 1965. C. 140 b& w photos. Book Condition : Good; presentation inscription on front free end paper, no text marks; some spotting to text block; light age toning to free end papers, some foxing to first and last pages. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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