(23 cm), 235 pp., frontispiece and 5 plates. Publisher’s black cloth, title in gilt on spine, blind panelling to the front board (no dust jacket issued). - The faith, rites and customs of the Yezidi tribes of Iraq, worshippers of Melak Taus, “The Peacock Angel”. According to the appended commentary by Sir Richard Carnac Temple (1850-1931), the Yezidi are really extremists (Ghulât) of the Shi’a Muslim sect. There are several clear photographs, together with a plan of the temple of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir. ¶ Owner’s inscription in ink on endpaper: Chas. M. Hollingham; occasional neat annotation. Bookseller’s label: Thornton & Sons, Booksellers, 11 The Broad, Oxford. Good copy.
London & New York, British & Foreign Bible Society / American Bible Society, 1968
(25.5 cm), xxxi (1), 549 (1) pp. Errata slip loosely inserted. Publisher’s blue cloth. - Revised edition of Darlow & Moule’s catalogue of the English Bibles, locating Bibles in libraries other than the British and Foreign Bible Society Library. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
(35 cm), 536 pp., illustrations (most in colour). 175 items [sic]. Price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial boards. - “Other catalogues have been devoted to the Holy Bible, but none more sumptuous” (from a notice in The Book Collector, Autumn 2004, pp.421-422). Descriptions in German and English; preface “Wie die Bibel heimisch wurde” by Martin Walser (in German only). ¶ As new.
(27 cm), 167 (1) pp., illustrations (most in colour). 197 lots. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. - The collector's books were exhibited at the Bridwell Library in 1998-1999 (Formatting the word of God : the Charles Caldwell Ryrie collection : an exhibition at Bridwell Library, edited by Valerie R. Hotchkiss and Charles C. Ryrie, Dallas 1998). ¶ Unmarked copy. No price list.