Specializing in rare and valuable Antiquarian theological books and Bibles
Located in suburban Philadelphia since 1978.
The books featured on this website represent only a fraction of our large stock. If you do not see the book you are searching for on the website, please contact us and we will happily attempt to fill your request.
We have a large selection of Bibles, including 16th to 17th century translations by Tyndale, Coverdale, and Matthews; the Great Bible, Geneva, Bishops', Douay/Rheims & King James versions; as well as Bibles in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and various modern languages.
Our stock includes a wide range of theological works, emphasizing books printed before 1700 (both English and Continental). We deal more broadly in Reformed, Puritan, and Presbyterian books. We also have an interesting variety of 19th century theological works and stock a selection of modern scholarly books as well.
Displayed and tucked away in our home are various portraits, tokens, autograph materials, busts, and other memorabilia related to historic religious events and figures. Please visit our miscellanea page for items related to Charles H. Spurgeon, John Wesley, Presbyterian history, communion tokens, and other ephemera.
We periodically post new lists in each of these general areas. If you would like to be notified when a particular list is posted, please email the webmaster.
As much of our business is conducted through personal requests and quotations based on individual interests, we encourage you to contact us with your specific requests.
Note from the Webmaster:
If you are interested in reading various excerpts from our stock of Puritan and Reformed theology, please visit my new site, http://antiquarianbookworm.blogspot.com. My hope is to share some of the wealth of practical teaching on Christian life and doctrine as found in my father's stock and library, focusing on books which have never been reprinted.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- posted November, 2005: List of Bibles in Fine Bindings
Early printed Bibles in fine bindings, suitable for gifts or as a choice showpiece in a Bible collection. Such Bibles were bound specially for those who could afford the considerable extra cost a fancy binding required and even when new such Bibles were a tiny fraction of the total printed. Some have other expensive, fancy touches: red ruling throughout or the addition of a set of copperplate illustrations. Few have survived in even half decent condition over centuries of use and those which have are rightly treasured by those blessed enough to own them.