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The Religious Demands of the Age.

By: Cobbe, Frances Power [Theodore Parker].

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: cobbe,francespower[theodoreparker].150boston:wal


Boston: Walker, Wise, 1863. Original brown cloth, gilt, decorated in blind, 63 pp. "A reprint of the preface to the London edition of the "Collected Works of Theodore Parker". Miss Cobbe (1822-1904) was a liberal Unitarian, an influential feminist and anti-vivisectionist, and a prolific writer. She favored Theodore Parker's theological interpretations, sought him out in Florence in 1859, and was with him when he died there in 1860. edited his "Collected Works" (London, 14v., 1863-1871). Parker was about as well known in England as in the United States. For example, his "... View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: Parker, Theo. Theodore.

Price: $750.00

Seller ID: parker,theo.theodore.750datedboston,15march1855.


Dated Boston, 15 March 1855. To William Prince, who has, in a letter, brought to Parker’s attention that a Dr. Foster has been critical of Parker in several lecture engagements. “I do not wonder that he looks on me with such eyes; I am trying to destroy all the things which he considers most valuable. He has a notion of God which to me is a Devil…….a dark, malignant theology. I look on the Popular Theology as the greatest obstacle to the advance of mankind.” One sheet, 2 pages, more than 200 words. Tipped to a larger, album leaf. In Fine condition. View more info

A Sermon of the Moral Dangers Incident to Prosperity, Preached at the Music Hall, in Boston, on Sunday, November 5, 1854.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.40boston:benjaminh.greene,1855.f


Boston: Benjamin H. Greene, 1855. First edition (Myerson, A43). Original tan printed wrappers, 29 pp. Wrappers spotted, separating at spine, very little bit of nibbling to front wrapper and first two leaves, lightly foxed. A Good copy, only. View more info

Tintype photograph.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $325.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.325littlegemsize,3.3x4.0mm,frame


"Little Gem" size, 3.3 X 4.0 mm, framed by a contemporary "carte de visite" size card with an oval opening. Parker is in his late forties, grey-haired with a Lincoln-type beard. The tintype process was simple, cheap, and much faster than processes requiring the printing of a negative - it was the instant, Polaroid process of its time, and was still being used until the middle of the twentieth century, especially by street vendors. However, the drawback to the tintype process was that it could not produce the contrast necessary for a high quality image. There would have been 12 ... View more info

A Discourse of the Function of a Teacher of Religion in These Times, Preached at the Ordination of Moses G. Kimball, As Minister of the Free Church of Barre, Worcester County, Mass., On Wednesday, June 13, 1855.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.30boston:benjaminh.greene,1855.f


Boston: Benjamin H. Greene, 1855. First edition, third printing (Myerson, A46c, binding A), with Moses for Marshall on the title. Original printed wrappers, 56 pp. Wrappers soiled and worn, a little damp-staining, a Good copy, only. View more info

The Relation of Jesus to His Age and the Ages. A Sermon Preached at the Thursday Lecture, in Boston. December 26, 1844.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $90.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.90boston:charlesc.littleandjames


Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845. First edition (Myerson, A8). Original printed wrappers, 18 pp. This sermon created a lot of controversy. Parker asserted that God probably had in store for future ages even greater men than Jesus. The Thursday Lecture was hosted by the First Church and its pastor, Nathaniel Frothingham. It was a tradition dating back to 1633 (see Frothingham's The Shade of the Past. For the Celebration of the Close of the Second Century Since the Establishment of The Thursday Lecture. Boston: 1833). Subsequently, Parker went on to lead the Twenty-Eigh... View more info

Prayers.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.40boston:robertsbrothers,1882.fi


Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1882. First edition, sixth printing (Myerson, A63.1.f). Original brown cloth, gilt lettered and decorated. There were 500 copies printed. Slightly cocked, some rubbing, a Very Good copy. View more info

Carte de Visite Photograph of Theodore Parker.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $80.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.80allenandhorton,boston,whoworke


Allen and Horton, Boston, who worked together in 1861 and 1862 (Steele and Polito, 1993). A bust portrait, Parker in a white beard, near the end of his life. Light toning to image, a Very Good copy. View more info

A False and True Revival of Religion. A Sermon, Delivered at Music Hall, Boston, on Sunday, April 4, 1858.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.75boston:williaml.kent,1858.firs


Boston: William L. Kent, 1858. First edition. Cover title. Parker complains of ministers competing for parishioners. Old vertical crease, a Very Good copy. View more info

A Sermon of the Mexican War: Preached at the Melodeon, on Sunday, June 15th, 1848.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.100boston:coolidgeandwiley,1848.


Boston: Coolidge and Wiley, 1848. First edition, only printing (Myerson 1981, A20). Original tan printed wrappers, 56 pp. Presented in ink on the front wrapper by the publisher, Thomas Wiley, Jr., to and illegible name, perhaps Stevens - it has been mostly rubbed out. A little edge chipping, wrappers beginning to separate at the spine, a few light stains on the front. A Very Good copy. View more info

A Discourse Occasioned by the Death of John Quincy Adams: Delivered at the Melodeon in Boston, March 5, 1848.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.75boston:belamarsh,1848.firstedi


Boston: Bela Marsh, 1848. First edition (Myerson, A19). Original printed wrappers, 66 pp. This first appeared in Parker's own "Massachusetts Quarterly Review". A little wear. Two small ownership stamps of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and their small sticker; ownership signature of a member of the Society, Henry T. Beckwith, dated 1878. Essentially Fine. View more info

Letter to the Boston Association of Congregational Ministers, Touching Certain Matters of Their Theology.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.150boston:charlesc.littleandjame


Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845. First edition, only printing (Myerson, A10.1). Wrappers lacking, removed from a bound volume, 20 pp. The Boston Association was contemplating expulsion of Parker as unfit to be a Christian teacher. Parker fights back with cogent, logical arguments – “The Unitarians have no recognized and public creed. It used to be their glory…..I do not know that I have transgressed the limits of Unitarianism, for I do not know what those limits are.” An old vertical fold, light foxing, one corner dog-eared. A Very Good copy. With: (Ware, George F.) ... View more info

A Sermon of the Moral Condition of Boston (and) A Sermon of the Spiritual Condition of Boston. Preached at the Melodeon, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 1849 (Sunday, Feb. 18, 1849).

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.125boston:crosbyandnichols,1849.


Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1849. First edition (Myerson, A21) Modern decorated wrappers, printed paper label on the front, 74 pp., 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches, top edge gilt, others speckled. Sermons preached on consecutive Sundays, each with its own title page. A Fine copy. View more info

A Discourse Occasioned by the Death of John Quincy Adams: Delivered at the Melodeon in Boston, March 5, 1848.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $110.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.110boston:belamarsh,1848.firsted


Boston: Bela Marsh, 1848. First edition (Myerson, A19). Original tan printed wrappers, 66 pp. This first appeared in Parker's own "Massachusetts Quarterly Review". A little wear, essentially Fine. View more info

Carte de Visite Photograph of Theodore Parker.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $85.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.85imprintofblackandcase,boston.a


Imprint of Black and Case, Boston. A "vignette" style image - Parker is about 50, a bust portrait. Photographer James Wallace Black (1825-1896) is famous for producing the first clear aerial photograph (from a balloon) in October, 1860. It was of Boston. See Steele and Polito, p.29. A Fine carte. View more info

Some Thoughts on the Most Christian Use of the Sunday: A Sermon Preached at the Melodeon, on Sunday, Jan. 30th.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.60boston:b.h.greene,1848.firsted


Boston: B.H. Greene, 1848. First edition (Myerson, A18.1). Original tan printed wrappers, 51 pp. Minor chipping, faint stamp of the "Historical & Philosophical Society of Ohio". A Very Good copy. View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: Parker, Theodore.

Price: $720.00

Seller ID: parker,theodore.720newtoncorner,21june,1858,tomy


Newton Corner, 21 June, 1858, to "My dear Mr. Curtis" (George William Curtis). Parker promises to send Curtis "a copy of the speech....in a form a little more readable....(it) is stereotyping (at the printer) & will get widely spread abroad. The Republican party is the best we have got and is good for 'the present distress', a better one will come in due time. I think we must make Seward President in 1861. then there is an end of War Presidents - the beginning of the end of the War Power!" The speech referenced may have been "The Relation of Slavery to a Republican Form of ... View more info

Concord, New Hampshire Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: [Parker, Theodore]

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: [parker,theodore]75dateddec.11,1848,signedsteven


Dated Dec. 11, 1848, signed "Stevens", to Jonathan Tenney. A lengthy letter of sympathy and encouragement to friend Tenney, who is suffering from a severe disappointment that is never named, but is likely due to betrayal by a young woman. "I pity her but I blame her much." Includes a bit of news: "This week on Wednesday eve Theodore Parker lecutres at the Lyceum." Jonathan Tenney (1817-1888) was a this time headmaster at the Pembroke Academy in New Hampshire. A graduate of Dartmouth, he held several leadership positions in education, landing finally in Albany, N.Y. H... View more info

Autograph Hymn.

By: [Parker, Theodore]

Price: $750.00

Seller ID: [parker,theodore]750parkertranslatesagermanhymn,


Parker translates a German hymn, sixteen lines in his hand, unsigned. It begins "The gloomy night is gathering in, / the day's sweet light is dead." Parker has written as a caption: "Hymn No. 1400 in Chevalier Bunsen'Collection" This is given by Weiss (1864, v.2, p.38) as an example of Parker translations from the German. Christian Karl Josias Bunsen (1791-1860) was a Prussian diplomat with an avocation for pious literature. His "collection" may have been "Versuch eines allgemeinen evangelischen Gesang-und Gebetbuchs zum Kirchen und Hausgebrauche", 1833, which c... View more info

The South-Boston Unitarian Ordination.

By: [Parker, Theodore]

Price: $90.00

Seller ID: [parker,theodore]90boston:saxton&peirce,1841.fir


Boston: Saxton & Peirce, 1841. First edition. Lacking wrappers, removed from a bound volume, 64 pp. Record of a controversy in Boston newspapers over a sermon given by Theodore Parker at the ordination of Charles C. Shackford at the Hawes Place Congregational Society. The conservatives (orthodox) challenge ministers on the ordination committee (Unitarian) to endorse Parker's remarks, but they won't, and wish it would all just go away. The Parker sermon was printed as "A Discourse of the Transient and Permanent in Christianity", 1840, and it alienated almost everybody, asserting t... View more info