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Bibles, Testaments, Students’ Helps, Etc.
SUPPLIED AT WHOLESALE COST PRICES
IN presenting our list of Bibles this year we have dropped a number which we have previously carried and have selected others which we think more desirable. We give below a list which, although not very large, we think will cover a range sufficiently broad to suit the wants of nearly all. However, should any of the friends desire a more complete list to select from, we shall be pleased to mail publishers’ catalogues upon postal card application.
DIVINITY CIRCUIT TEACHERS’ BIBLES
No. (Add Postage on these, 20c each.) Pub. Our
04403 Minion, French Seal, div. circ., selected helps, Price Price
7-1/4 x 5……………………………………. 1.20 .84
8301 Minion, French Morocco, div. cir., red under gold, full teachers’ helps, 7-3/4 x 5-3/4….. 1.45 .95
(Add Postage on these, 26c each.)
8701 Long Primer, French Morocco, div. cir., red under gold, teachers’ helps 8-3/8 x 5-1/2….. 1.95 1.25
8709 Same as 8701, leather lined, full helps…………… 2.75 1.80
COMBINATION TEACHERS’ BIBLES
These Bibles show the variations of the Revised Version at the foot of each page. Otherwise it is an ordinary “Teachers’ Bible,” with maps, concordance, etc., illustrated.
(Add Postage on these, 28c each.)
610 Bourgeois, French Seal, div. cir., red under gold, 8 x 6 x 1-3/4…… 5.00 1.25
612 Same as 610, linen lined………………………… 5.50 1.38
614 Same as 610, leather lined………………………. 6.00 1.55
LINEAR TEACHERS’ BIBLES
Hitherto these Bibles have been sold by Subscription Agents only. Its special feature, differentiating it from other Teachers’ Bibles, is that it shows the readings of the Common and Revised Versions side by side in the same line. (This is the Bible of which we procured a special edition with wide margins and DAWN and TOWER references thereon; and of which edition we have no more.)
(Add Postage on these, 30c each.)
350 Small Pica, French Seal, red under gold, full teachers’ helps, 8-3/4 x 6 x 1-1/2…… 6.00 2.10
355 Small Pica, French Morocco, div. circ., red under gold, leather lined, full teachers’ helps, 8-3/4 x 6 x 1-1/2….. 8.00 3.15
360 Small Pica, Levant Morocco, div. circ., red under gold, kid lined, full teachers’ helps, 8-3/4 x 6 x 1-1/2…..10.00 4.25
(Add Postage on these, 15c each.)
01150 Ruby, French Morocco, limp, round cor., red under gold, text only, 5-5/8 x 3-7/8……. .65 .46
01153 Same as above, div. circ………………………… .75 .53
03008 Pearl, French Seal, div. circ., linen lined, 5-3/4 x 3-3/4, references………. 1.00 .60
01327 Minion, French Morocco, div. circ. red under gold, text and maps, 5-3/4 x 3-3/4………. 1.00 .70
194 Minion, French Seal, div. circ., red under gold, text only, 5-3/4 x 3-5/8 x 1………. 1.10 .75
01329 Minion, Arabian Morocco, div. circ., leather lined to edge, red under gold, text and maps, 5-3/4 x 3-3/4……. 1.45 1.00
INDIA PAPER POCKET BIBLES
(Add Postage on these, 8c each.)
01103x Diamond, French Morocco, div. cir., red under gold, 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 1/2……. 1.40 .98
01157x Ruby, French Morocco, div. cir., leather lined 5-5/8 x 3-7/8 x 1/2…….. 2.00 1.35
03114x Ruby, Persian Levant, div. cir., leather lined silk sewed, red under gold, 5-5/8 x 4-3/4, refs….. 3.25 2.15
(Add Postage for these, 4c each.)
0602x Brilliant, Persian Morocco, limp, round cor., red under gold, 3-5/8 x 2 x 5/8, (Vest Pocket Bible) 2.25 1.55
02002x Same as 0602x, div. cir., leather lined, silk sewed, references……… 2.50 1.70
INDIA PAPER BIBLES
(Add Postage for these, 15c each.)
8635 Minion, French Morocco, div. cir., red under gold, 7 x 4-3/4, only 5/8 in. thick, references….. 1.75 1.13
8636 Same as 8635, leather lined, references…………… 2.70 1.89
9635 Brevier, French Morocco, div. cir., red under gold, 7-1/8 x 5, 1 in. thick, references………. 2.75 1.88
9636 Same as 9635, leather lined, references…………… 3.75 2.50
03265x Minion, Levant Morocco, div. circ, calf lined silk sewed, 6-7/8 x 4-5/8 x 11/16, references……. 4.50 2.85
03274x Minion, Alaska Seal, div. cir., leather lined to edge, silk sewed, red under gold, with maps and concordance, 7-1/4 x 5……. 4.50 3.00
03554x Brevier, Alaska Seal, div. cir., leather lined to edge, silk sewed, red under gold edges, full teachers’ helps, 8-1/8 x 5-1/2……. 5.50 3.60
0865-1/2xLong Primer, Levant, div. cir., calf lined to edge, silk sewed, round corners, red under gold, full teachers’ helps, 7-3/4 x 5-1/4…… 8.00 5.20
THE FOLLOWING THREE ARE NEW AND SPECIALLY DESIRABLE BECAUSE TYPE IS VERY LARGE AND CLEAR FOR SIZE OF BOOK.
3596xA Bold Face Brevier, Alaska Seal, calf lined to edge, etc.
full teachers’ helps, 7-1/4 x 5………………… 6.00 2.50
2596xB Same type and binding as 3596x, with Maps, Biblical Gazetteer and Concordance……. 5.75 2.40
2596xC Same type and binding as 3596x, with Maps and Biblical Gazetteer……… 5.50 2.30
REVISED VERSION BIBLES
(Add Postage, 10c.)
040 Pearl, Cloth, red edges, 5-1/2 x 4-1/2……………. .40 .30
(Add Postage, 20c.)
060 Minion, Cloth, red edges, 8-1/4 x 5-1/2…………… 1.00 .75
OXFORD REVISED BIBLES (Amer. Com.)
(Add Postage on these, 25c each.)
3750 Brevier, Cloth, round cor., red edges, maps, 8 x 5-5/8………….. 1.00 .70
3752 Brevier, French Morocco, div. cir., red under gold, 8 x 5-5/8……… 2.00 1.30
AMERICAN STANDARD REVISED BIBLE
(Add Postage on these, 20c each.)
160 Bourgeois, Cloth, References…………………….. 1.00 .80
172 Bourgeois, French Seal, References……………….. 2.00 1.60
(Add Postage on these, 30c each.)
260 Long Primer, Cloth, References…………………… 1.50 1.15
272 Long Primer, French Seal, References……………… 3.00 2.25
LAP BIBLES FOR THE AGED—References, Light Weight Large Print
(Add Postage on these, 25c each.)
2002 Pica, Cloth, red edges, 9-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 1-1/4……… 2.00 .90
2014 Pica, French Seal, limp, size same as 2002………… 2.75 1.37
2022 Pica, French Seal, div. cir., size same as 2002……. 3.50 1.75
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED BIBLES
(Add Postage on these, 6c each.)
252 Minion, French Morocco, limp, red under gold 32 illustrations, 5-3/4 x 3-5/8……. 1.20 .84
254 Same as 252, French Morocco, div. cir……………… 1.40 1.00
(Add Postage on these, 5c each.)
030 Ruby, French Morocco, limp, round corner, red under gold, 4 x 2-3/4…….. .30 .18
033 Same as 030, div. cir…………………………… .45 .28
0130 Same as 030, with Psalms………………………… .37 .24
0133 Same as 033, with Psalms………………………… .50 .35
010 Diamond, Venetian Morocco, limp, round cor., 3-3/4 x 2-1/4 x 1/4……. .50 .35
014 Diamond, Arabian Morocco, div. cir., leather lined to edge, red under gold, 3-3/4 x 2-1/4 x 1/4.. 1.15 .75
2142px Nonpareil, French Seal, limp, leather lining, round corners, red under gold, Psalms, self-pronouncing…….. 1.00 .50
2142x Same as above, without Psalms……………………. .80 .40
287 Brevier, Roan, gilt edge, Psalms,………………… .35 .35
NEW TESTAMENTS FOR THE AGED
(Add Postage on these, 10c each.)
212 Small Pica, Roan, square cor., 5-3/4 x 8-1/4………. .35 .35
283 Same as above, with Psalms, 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 3/4……. .45 .45
0100 Brevier, Cloth, red edges, 16 mo., including postage, 23c.
178 Agate type, cloth, red edges, 4 x 5-3/4…………… .15 .15
131 Nonpareil type, cloth, red edges, 5-1/4 x 7-1/4……. .25 .25
THUMB INDEX ON ANY BIBLE, 25c EXTRA
CONCORDANCES AND OTHER BIBLE STUDY HELPS
First in this list we mention the several volumes of
MILLENNIAL DAWN SERIES
—referring inquirers to the second page of each issue of this journal for prices, etc. We commend also, as aids, the following publications by other presses, which we supply at specially low prices because of the assistance they will lend to the study of God’s Word. We mention these somewhat in the order in which they seem to us to be desirable aids,—putting the concordances last, though they are not by any means least important.
THE EMPHATIC DIAGLOTT
This very valuable work, published under the author’s copyright by Fowler & Wells Co., New York City, has been sold by them at $4 in cloth and $5 in half leather binding. For several years a friend, an earnest Bible student, desirous of assisting the readers of our Society’s publications, has supplied them through us at a greatly reduced price; now he has purchased the copyright and plates from the Fowler & Wells Co., and presented the same to our Society as a gift, under our assurance that the gift will be used for the furthering of the Truth to the extent of our ability, by such a reduction of price as will permit the poor of the Lord’s flock to have this help in the study of the Word.
REDUCED PRICES.—These will be sold with ZION’S WATCH TOWER only. In cloth binding $1.50 (6s. 3d.)—includes postage and one year’s subscription, new or renewal, to Z.W.T. On thin paper, in full morocco leather, divinity circuit, red under gold edges, silk sewed leather lined, $2.50 (10s. 6d.)—includes postage and one year’s subscription to Z.W.T.
THE TISCHENDORF NEW TESTAMENT
This is the ordinary Common Version in cloth binding. As footnotes it gives the reading of the three oldest Greek MSS., Sinaiticus, Vaticanus and Alexandrine, wherever these differ from the Common Version. This is a very valuable little work, published in Europe, which we specially import for the benefit of our readers. Price, 40c, including postage.
THE SYRIAC-PESHITO NEW TESTAMENT—MURDOCH’S
This, too, is a valuable work, and an aid in critical study. It is translated from the Syriac instead of from the Greek. It is claimed by some that it was the language in which our Lord and the apostles spoke and wrote, and that the Greek was translated from this. Our price, in half leather binding, postage included, $2.00.
LEESER’S TRANSLATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
This is the standard translation amongst English reading Hebrews, by one of their own rabbis. It is not perfect, but is a valuable aid in critical study of the Old Testament. Our special price, in leather binding, including postage, is $1.10.
ANALYTICAL CONCORDANCE TO THE SCRIPTURES
In English, Hebrew and Greek, by Prof. Young (Presbyterian). A valuable work for all critical students. Price, in cloth binding, $5, including postage. We are not permitted by the publishers to cut this price; but may and do give postage free and give besides a premium of any four volumes of the MILLENNIAL DAWN series in cloth binding with each Concordance, or six volumes if purchaser pays the expressage.
THE EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE TO THE SCRIPTURES
In English, Hebrew and Greek, by Prof. Strong (Methodist). This is also an able work and useful in critical study. It has some advantages over Young’s; after getting used to it we prefer it. Price, in cloth binding, $6; half leather, $8. We will pay mail or express charges on these, and in addition give as a premium all six volumes of the DAWN series in cloth binding, with each Concordance, or nine volumes if purchaser pays expressage.
CRUDEN’S CONCORDANCE TO THE SCRIPTURES
A valuable work, but scarcely necessary to those who have either one of the above mentioned. English only. Cloth binding, $1, postage included.
SMITH’S BIBLE DICTIONARY
This is one of the most desirable editions of Prof. Smith’s work. It is a large volume of 1020 pages. In cloth binding, $1.30, including postage.
“BIBLE TALKS IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE”
This is the best book of its kind we have ever seen. It presents the Bible stories in simple, but not childish language, and seems remarkably free from the bad theology so common in this class of books. All Christian parents should have a Sunday Bible lesson with their children, and this book furnishes interesting topics, to which may be added as much concordant “present truth” as the age of the children will justify. Parents are responsible for their children’s training in theology as well as morals. This will assist you in the discharge of this duty, and thus be a blessing to yourself as well as to your children.
624 pages, 250 illustrations; cloth sides, leather back and corners, gilt edges. A subscription book at $3. Our special price 75 cents, plus 25 cents postage.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH
This is a new publication of our own which we believe will be in great demand as soon as known. It is a text-book for each day in the year—and good year by year continuously.
But this is more than a text-book; it has an appropriate comment under each text selected from the columns of back issues of the WATCH TOWER.
The pages are of the same width as those of DAWN, but a little shorter. The paper, etc., are good and the cloth binding is neat and attractive; 190 pages, price 35c postpaid;—to WATCH TOWER subscribers at the wholesale rate, 20c each, postpaid, or in quantities, charges collect, 15c. Free to any WATCH TOWER subscriber too poor to pay for it, on request.
We hope that this little book will find a place at every breakfast table; and that spiritual refreshment may thus be enjoyed with the natural food, stimulating thankfulness to the Giver of all Good and thus inducing the peace of God and favoring both spiritual and natural health and well-being.
Calls for DAWNS divided into small portions, light, convenient for the pocket, that could be read on the cars, etc., led us to prepare an India-paper edition. The entire volume is on this very fine paper reduced to three-eighths of an inch in thickness and about four ounces in weight. The type is exactly the same size as in the regular editions. It is a beauty. Leather covers, gold edges. It costs with postage 68 cents per volume, at which price it is supplied to WATCH TOWER subscribers.
One thousand copies of Vol. I. went out quickly and led to another edition and the placing of order for the other volumes in the same elegant style. We now have the first three volumes. Order as you may please.
“IN DUE TIME”
Some years ago a Sister presented, as a Christmas token, to the editor of this journal, a little oil-painting of a chestnut bough bearing two closed chestnut burrs and an open one showing three chestnuts; one green leaf and one seared and yellow completed the picture. At one corner was the quotation from 1 Tim. 2:6, “In Due Time.”
Friends visiting the Bible House admired the picture and the lesson it taches: that God’s plan like the chestnut burr opens not until the “due time” to give us its fruit; that all efforts to open it beforehand must ever be fruitless.
Believing that the picture in many of our homes would serve as text for short and interesting sermons we have ordered some printed, giving detail faithfully. The work comes from Germany, and is promised us by Christmas or before. We feel sure that each reader will desire a copy. Price including postage is ten cents each. If ordered in lots of twenty or more, or if ordered with other mottoes, packing and postage being less, we can supply them at five cents each.
Specimen Lines of Various Sizes of Type Referred to on Reverse Page:
This line is Brilliant type. This line is Diamond type.
This line is Pearl type. This line is Ruby type.
This line is Nonpareil type. This line is Emerald Minion.
This line is Emerald type.
This line is Minion type.
This line is Brevier type.
This line is Bourgeois type.
This line is Long Primer type.
This line is Small Pica type.
YOUR “GOOD HOPES” 1906
[The plan here proposed we designate “GOOD HOPES,” because nothing is actually promised—only your generous hopes expressed, based upon your future prospects as they now appear to you. The plan proved not only so beneficial to the cause of truth, but also so blessed to the hopers, for some years past, that we again commend it to all as Scriptural and good. Those who desire to make use of this plan can fill out both of these memoranda. One should be kept for the refreshment of your memory; the other mail to us.]
“WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY”
Dear Friends:—I have read with interest of the openings for the Dawn and Tract work in foreign lands and here at home. I need not tell you that I am deeply interested in the spread of the Glad Tidings of the lengths and breadths, the heights and depths of redeeming love expressed for us in God’s great Plan of the Ages.
I am anxious to use myself—every power, every talent, voice, time, money, influence, all—to give to others this knowledge, which has so greatly blessed, cheered and comforted my own heart and placed my feet firmly upon the Rock of Ages.
I have been considering carefully, and praying to be instructed, how to use my various talents more to my Redeemer’s glory and for the service of his people—those blinded by human tradition who are, nevertheless, hungering for “the good Word of God,” and those also who are naked, not having on the wedding garment of Christ’s imputed righteousness, the unjustified, who stand at best in the filthy rags of their own righteousness. I have decided that so far as my “money talent” goes, I will follow the rule so clearly laid down for us by the great Apostle Paul (1 Cor. 16:2), and will lay aside on the first day of each week, according to my thankful appreciation of the Lord’s blessings during the preceding week. Out of this fund I wish to contribute to the several parts of the Lord’s work specified on the back of this letter. Of course, I cannot in advance judge or state particularly what the Lord’s bounty may enable me to set apart weekly, and hence you will understand the sum indicated to be merely my conjecture or hope, based upon present prospects. I will endeavor to contribute more than I here specify; and should I not succeed in doing as well, the Lord will know my heart, and you, also, will know of my endeavors.
My only object in specifying in advance what I hope to be able to do in this cause is to enable those in charge of the work of publishing and circulating the Tracts, etc., to form estimates, lay plans, make contracts, etc., with some idea of what I will at least try to do in the exercise of this my highly appreciated privilege.
My present judgment is that during the coming year, by self-denial and cross-bearing, I shall be able to lay aside on the first day of each week for Home and Foreign Mission Work (to assist in circulating Millennial Dawn in foreign languages, and in publishing the “Old Theology Tracts” in various languages, and in supplying these gratuitously to brethren who have the heart and opportunity to circulate them widely, and in meeting the expenses of brethren sent out as “Pilgrims” to preach the divine plan of salvation, and in general to be expended as the officers of the Society may deem best), the amount of…………….per week.
To comply with United States Postal Laws, all or any portion of my donation may be applied as subscription price for Watch Tower or O.T. Tracts sent to the Lord’s poor or others, as the Society’s officers may deem advisable.
That the work be not hindered, I will endeavor to send you what I shall have laid aside for this cause at the close of each quarter. I will secure a Bank Draft, Express Order or Postal Money Order as I may find most convenient, and will address the letter to
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
“Bible House,” Allegheny, Pa.
WATCH TOWER SUBSCRIPTIONS
—ON GOOD HOPES ACCOUNT—
The friends who contribute to the “Good Hopes” (described on the reverse of this sheet) at times desire to send the Watch Tower to friends who are not yet interested enough to subscribe for themselves; or to deeply interested friends who are too poor to subscribe and backward about accepting our Lord’s Poor offer. They are invited to give us such addresses below—the expense to be deducted from their donations. Give full addresses, and write very plainly please, mentioning the length of the subscriptions.
CHRISTIAN HOME EMBELLISHMENTS
For several years we have been supplying our readers with handsome text and motto cards for the walls of their homes. Their influence is excellent; for they continually and cheerfully catch the eye and remind the heart of our great favors present and to come, based upon the exceeding great and precious promises of our Father’s Word. We commend these as helps in the “narrow way,”—helps in character-building.
We have laid in a large supply of very choice mottoes this year and expect to be able to fill all orders promptly. Late orders last year we were unable to supply.
We have for your convenience put these up in four assortments at $1.00 per package, including postage. We also have a 50c assortment of the smaller sized mottoes. If you get any of these you will be pleased; but if you have already had some, mention when and how many, that we may send you different ones now.
OLD THEOLOGY TRACTS
These are published quarterly, copies being sent to all subscribers. Other copies, for distribution among friends, from house to house, for enclosure in letters, and in general for use in such ways as seem judicious, are supplied freely, the expense entailed by the great demand for them being borne by the Tract Fund of voluntary contributions. Write for the tracts as you feel able to use them, even if not so well able to contribute toward the expense; some who are not able, and do contribute, do not have opportunities personally to use all that their contributions pay for, so that the matter is equalized and all may have a part in this service of disseminating the truth.
A PRIVILEGE AND A SERVICE
We are convinced that the Watch Tower lists do not contain the names of one-half of those deeply interested in its teachings. The total is small enough surely, and we are not content that the name of any should be missing. We believe that all such will be stimulated and encouraged on the “narrow way” by its semi-monthly appearance on their table, reminding them afresh of spiritual matters which the world, the flesh and the devil continually tend to crowd out of mind and heart.
Hitherto we have required that all desiring the Watch Tower on credit, or free, as “the Lord’s Poor,” should make personal application; but now we request every subscriber to inquire among those whom he knows to be interested in present truth, and to obtain the consent of all such to send in their subscriptions either on credit or free, as their circumstances may necessitate. Any getting it on credit may at any future time request that the debt be cancelled, and we will cheerfully comply. We desire that as nearly as possible the Watch Tower lists shall represent all those deeply interested in its message.
Our object is not the gain of “filthy lucre,” but “the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry”—present and to come. (Eph. 4:12.) We offer no premiums, desiring the co-operation of such only as appreciate the privilege of being co-workers with us in this ministry. Our list is now about 22,000; but it should be at least 30,000, and we confidently expect the above program to bring it to that figure. Let as many as appreciate it as a privilege, join at once in this service.
WATCH TOWER SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS
Most of our subscriptions end with the year, so we take this opportunity to remark that we will be glad to hear promptly from such as desire the visits of the Watch Tower continued. This applies to all who get it on the Lord’s Poor list as well as to those who pay. When names are dropped and afterward renewed it makes us unnecessary trouble.
— November 15, 1905 —