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Vintage Book- The Rise of Puritanism… by William Haller, Harper Torchbooks, Original Copyright 1938

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This vintage, pre-owned softcover book is filled with information about English Puritanism and how it affected people’s lives and other religions in America, among other things. Here is some information from the book’s Preface:

“The studies which have led to this book were first prompted by a desire to understand the place of Milton’s Areopagitica in its own time. I came to the opinion that one could not justly understand Milton at any point in his career without understanding his relation to Puritanism and that one could not understand Puritanism without knowledge of the teachings of the Puritan pulpit. I therefore turned to the sermons, popular expositions of doctrine, spiritual biographies and manuals of godly behavior in which Puritan preachers ever since the early days of Elizabeth had been telling the people what they must do to be saved. The result of my readings is not, I need hardly say, a history of all phases of the movement which led to the Puritan Revolution, but a sketch of Puritan propaganda before 1643…”

This book sounds interesting and it looks like a lot of research went into its writing. For anyone that likes history, especially history about particular religions, this book may be of interest. It goes without saying that religious beliefs have had and still do have great influence around the world and in America. Books like these, and the research that goes into them, can often shed some light on why people believe in different things. That type of knowledge may be handy, especially when people now have so many interactions.

This informative book looks to be in good to very good shape for its age. I didn't notice any torn pages, folded down corner tips, or markings. The cover (and the inside) shows some tanning, which might be expected from a book of this age. It has a small sticker at the bottom of the front cover. The cover shows a very small amount of edge, shelf, and corner wear in places. It has at least one small mar/scar on the front and it may have a few extremely tiny dings/dents. The spine has a crease down the center. If it wouldn't be for the tanning, the sticker, and the crease, I would probably list it as in near fine condition. I think that it has held up really good over the years considering that it is a paperback with a non-slick cover.

This insightful and informative book would make an excellent gift idea for anyone that likes to read about history, Puritanism, religious developments and movements, or simply likes to read about what some other people believe and how they come to believe the way they do. In any event, this wonderful book would make a thoughtful gift idea for the right person.

******More Helpful Information******

**ISBN: None Found.

**LOC Catalog Card Number: 57-100117.

**This seems to be the full title from the title page: “The Rise of Puritanism: Or, The Way to the New Jerusalem as Set Forth in Pulpit and Press From Thomas Cartwright to John Lilburne and John Milton, 1570-1643”, [I couldn’t list all of that in the item’s listing title.]

**”Copyright 1938 by Columbia University Press”.

**It was published by “Harper Torchbooks, The Cloister Library, Harper & Roe, Publishers, New York, Evanston, and London”.

**Printing Information: “First Harper Torchbook edition published 1957”, [Since this book doesn’t have more printing or edition information, this may be a first edition and first printing for this softcover book edition by Harper Torchbooks, but I’m unsure.
There may be other editions and printings by other publishers and possibly from this publisher (Harper). From my research, I found that this title has multiple listings across several years by different publishers.
Worldcat.org has a total of 9 listings for this title in 1957 alone for various publishers, and has some listings in earlier years, but it has only 1 newer listing after 1957 in 1972. But the 1972 listing is not Harper Torchbooks or a variation of the Harper name and it says that it is a reprint of the 1938 edition. Therefore, one can reasonably assume that this book was published/printed in 1957 or earlier.
However, I did not get specific in the item’s listing title because I’m still not for sure about the edition, printing number, and because information on Worldcat.org may be truncated, abbreviated, etc., and the ‘Harper’ publishing name has multiple variations that are easily confused.
[“WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.”]]

**~ 464 pp.

**This is a softcover book, not a mass market paperback.

**It was “Printed in the United States of America”.

**The images provided are my photos of the actual item in my possession.

**General Note: If I over look or fail to mention something or make an error, I offer my sincerest apologies. [see Additional Information in Shop Policies]

**A Note About Books: I try to make the best judgement call on whether a book is a first edition (1stEd) or first printing (1stP) based on available information. Please read my entire listing, especially the “More Helpful Information” section—where any printing number lines and other detailed information would be found. If I make any errors, you have my sincerest apologies. [see Additional Information in Shop Policies]

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your interest!

(c#book277)
This vintage, pre-owned softcover book is filled with information about English Puritanism and how it affected people’s lives and other religions in America, among other things. Here is some information from the book’s Preface:

“The studies which have led to this book were first prompted by a desire to understand the place of Milton’s Areopagitica in its own time. I came to the opinion that one could not justly understand Milton at any point in his career without understanding his relation to Puritanism and that one could not understand Puritanism without knowledge of the teachings of the Puritan pulpit. I therefore turned to the sermons, popular expositions of doctrine, spiritual biographies and manuals of godly behavior in which Puritan preachers ever since the early days of Elizabeth had been telling the people what they must do to be saved. The result of my readings is not, I need hardly say, a history of all phases of the movement which led to the Puritan Revolution, but a sketch of Puritan propaganda before 1643…”

This book sounds interesting and it looks like a lot of research went into its writing. For anyone that likes history, especially history about particular religions, this book may be of interest. It goes without saying that religious beliefs have had and still do have great influence around the world and in America. Books like these, and the research that goes into them, can often shed some light on why people believe in different things. That type of knowledge may be handy, especially when people now have so many interactions.

This informative book looks to be in good to very good shape for its age. I didn't notice any torn pages, folded down corner tips, or markings. The cover (and the inside) shows some tanning, which might be expected from a book of this age. It has a small sticker at the bottom of the front cover. The cover shows a very small amount of edge, shelf, and corner wear in places. It has at least one small mar/scar on the front and it may have a few extremely tiny dings/dents. The spine has a crease down the center. If it wouldn't be for the tanning, the sticker, and the crease, I would probably list it as in near fine condition. I think that it has held up really good over the years considering that it is a paperback with a non-slick cover.

This insightful and informative book would make an excellent gift idea for anyone that likes to read about history, Puritanism, religious developments and movements, or simply likes to read about what some other people believe and how they come to believe the way they do. In any event, this wonderful book would make a thoughtful gift idea for the right person.

******More Helpful Information******

**ISBN: None Found.

**LOC Catalog Card Number: 57-100117.

**This seems to be the full title from the title page: “The Rise of Puritanism: Or, The Way to the New Jerusalem as Set Forth in Pulpit and Press From Thomas Cartwright to John Lilburne and John Milton, 1570-1643”, [I couldn’t list all of that in the item’s listing title.]

**”Copyright 1938 by Columbia University Press”.

**It was published by “Harper Torchbooks, The Cloister Library, Harper & Roe, Publishers, New York, Evanston, and London”.

**Printing Information: “First Harper Torchbook edition published 1957”, [Since this book doesn’t have more printing or edition information, this may be a first edition and first printing for this softcover book edition by Harper Torchbooks, but I’m unsure.
There may be other editions and printings by other publishers and possibly from this publisher (Harper). From my research, I found that this title has multiple listings across several years by different publishers.
Worldcat.org has a total of 9 listings for this title in 1957 alone for various publishers, and has some listings in earlier years, but it has only 1 newer listing after 1957 in 1972. But the 1972 listing is not Harper Torchbooks or a variation of the Harper name and it says that it is a reprint of the 1938 edition. Therefore, one can reasonably assume that this book was published/printed in 1957 or earlier.
However, I did not get specific in the item’s listing title because I’m still not for sure about the edition, printing number, and because information on Worldcat.org may be truncated, abbreviated, etc., and the ‘Harper’ publishing name has multiple variations that are easily confused.
[“WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.”]]

**~ 464 pp.

**This is a softcover book, not a mass market paperback.

**It was “Printed in the United States of America”.

**The images provided are my photos of the actual item in my possession.

**General Note: If I over look or fail to mention something or make an error, I offer my sincerest apologies. [see Additional Information in Shop Policies]

**A Note About Books: I try to make the best judgement call on whether a book is a first edition (1stEd) or first printing (1stP) based on available information. Please read my entire listing, especially the “More Helpful Information” section—where any printing number lines and other detailed information would be found. If I make any errors, you have my sincerest apologies. [see Additional Information in Shop Policies]

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your interest!

(c#book277)

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Thank You. [Updated 12-7-16]

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Thank You. [Updated 12-7-16]
:) :)…[Please see my ‘Additional Information’ section in my ‘POLICIES’ about holidays, postal hours, timing of purchases, etc., which can help reduce shipping delays.]…(: (:

I now offer FREE SHIPPING ON ALL BOOKS IN MY SHOP!!! This is generally via USPS Media Mail. If you want a book sent by other than USPS Media Mail, please contact me before checking out and I’ll sent you a price quote for the additional postage, otherwise books are mailed USPS Media Mail.

Some non-media items have FREE SHIPPING too, but it depends on the item. Please read the items’ full descriptions. Contact me before checking out for the cost of any desired postage upgrades.

Currently, I am only shipping to the continental United States. I apologize for any inconvenience.

I generally ship within 1-3 business workdays excluding holidays and weekends after payment has cleared (often it is on the same day if a purchase is made early in the day and its on a non-holiday business workday). I’ll message you if there’s going to be a delay longer than 3 days. I can't guarantee delivery times once it is accepted at my local Post Office.

I usually ship with the USPS at the classification that best suits my needs. Any USPS add-ons will be at my discretion.

Expedited shipping is available if you want to pay the extra cost. Just contact me before checking out.

A buyer whose purchase (package) is returned to me because of delivery problems caused by that buyer’s billing/mailing address which is on file with Etsy might be subject to extra charges/fees. Such situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please make sure that your billing/mailing address that is on file with Etsy is current and up-to-date before purchasing.

I can reserve an item up to a mutually-agreed-to number of days not exceeding 7 days if you’re honestly going to buy it. You must let me know in advance and when you’ll be purchasing it. I then respectfully ask that you honor your commitment and make your purchase.

If you receive an item damaged during shipment, please contact me immediately so that we can take care of it. Such situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and undoubtedly it will probably involve the delivery organization. I will probably need for you to take multiple good-quality photos of the damaged item and its packaging. Please DO NOT throw anything away including the packaging until the matter gets resolved. If you suspect that an item might be damaged from looking at the item’s package, please take multiple good quality photos of the packaging and the damaged area before you open it and contact me immediately.
Thank You. [Updated 12-7-16]

Additional policies

As a shop owner using Etsy’s services/platform, I am responsible for my images, listings and information, not Etsy.

My shop’s banner image, profile image, listing images and any other sections/spots on Etsy where I’m allowed to upload my own images are mine and I am responsible for them, not Etsy.

I do reserve the right to cancel any sale at any time. Things can happen, e.g., like dropping and breaking the item that was listed. I hope it does not happen, but it could!

Also, these “statements” and/or “policies” may be changed, added to and/or be updated any time.

There may be occasions were I might need to slightly alter information within an item’s listing. For example, new information may come to light that might impact a potential buyer’s decision and/or listing information that was later found to be partially in error. I reserve that right as much as possible if it does not conflict with Etsy’s guidelines.

I often provide lengthy descriptions and information about an item so that potential customers have more information in which to make informed decisions. I hope the extra effort and detail on my part is appreciated because it does take up a lot of valuable time.

Like all humans, I do make mistakes (more than I want to) even when I double- and triple-check my listings. If you find something that sounds unusual, untrue, or looks like a potential error on my part, please bring it to my attention.

Any items used to give an idea about size, color, and/or provide a backdrop like measuring utensils, pens, cloth, etc. are simply props and do not come with the item that is for sale.

|> GENERAL NOTE: Sometimes I might accidentally over look or fail to mention something (or make an error) in my item’s title, description, or its “More Helpful Information” section so please forgive me when I do. I try to include as much helpful/important information as time and space allows, which might make my listings seem wordy, but it is for your benefit.

In case I overlook or fail to mention something that you deem important or if I make an error, I offer my sincerest apologies in advance.

|> NOTE CONCERNING BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS: I try to make the best judgment call on whether a book is a first edition and/or first printing based on the information that is available. Sometimes books don’t specify if they are or not a specific edition and/or printing. Even if they do, sometimes even that information can be misinterpreted or confusing because of the myriad of ways that it’s done within the industry. All of this can lead to a lot of general confusion.

If I’m pretty certain of an edition and/or printing or if it is stated, I started trying to note it in an abbreviated form in the item’s listing title. Generally, the same now applies for copyright information, although I haven’t always done that. I also have limited space in the listing title so sometimes information gets bumped to the “More Helpful Information” section as well as other details. One should review that additional helpful information because the item's listing title may not give all of the important details.

Usually, I try to give more details in the “More Helpful Information” section about those things and about books that could be first editions and/or first printings but where there is some uncertainty. Just because a book isn't stated as a first edition (1stEd), first printing (1stP), etc., in the item’s listing title doesn't mean much. It may simply mean that there is more information to follow, the book has confusing publishing/printing/copyright information, there’s a lack of information available, and/or there is uncertainty. I try not to be too specific in the listing title if I’m unsure.

Occasionally, I might error on my call and with the information that I provide and I offer my sincerest apologies in advance.

|> NOTE ABOUT PACKAGING: All purchases are painstakingly prepared for shipment. Great care is used to package purchases so that they might arrive safely. Some items might even be double-boxed if deemed necessary. It is time-consuming for me, but no doubt well worth it to you.

|> NOTE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT: Because our environment is overwhelmingly important to us all and so is keeping everyone’s cost down, this shop recycles packaging material when possible. So don’t be too surprised about what might be printed on the outside of your package when it arrives. What really matters is whether what’s inside is soundly secure without using any more of our valuable natural resources. We all can do our part to help if we try. (“A good box is a terrible thing to waste!”)

As always, if you have questions, please contact me through my shop.

Thank You. [Updated 12-7-16]

************************************************************************************
:) :) ... A FRIENDLY REMINDER—AVOIDING SOME SHIPPING DELAYS... (: (:

[[-- The following is information about my local Post Office, hours, etc. If you’re not really concerned about any extra shipping time due to postal hours, holidays, timing of purchases, etc., please disregard the following altogether. And by all means, please shop and make your purchases anytime!!! I’m always happy to sell items anytime and to get them in the mail as soon as possible! Thank you. --]]

My local Post Office, which I generally use for mailing packages closes to the public at noon on Saturdays (for non-holiday weekends) and of course they’re closed on Sundays. After a package is accepted (checked-in) at my local Post Office for shipment, the rest is up to them.

Here are their current window hours: (Mon-Fri 8:30am-1pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm), (Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm), (Closed Sunday & Holidays).

Any purchases (packages) on non-holiday weekends for which I cannot check-in at my local Post Office before they close at 12 p.m. on Saturdays due to not having the orders in-hand many hours in advance (by say 8 a.m. that morning) cannot be delivered to them until they reopen. Then, those packages won’t leave the actual facility until that evening after they close when packages are sent out-of-town (for normal weekdays, M-F). (On Saturdays, I don't what time packages are sent out-of-town, whether it's shortly after their 12 p.m. closing or later in the evening.)

That’s because checked-in packages at our facility generally only go out-of-town once a day (evenings on M-F normal weekdays). If purchases are made in time which gives me enough time to do what I need to do on my end and get them checked-in at my local Post Office during their window hours, those packages should be on their way to you while the postal system is closed to the general public, whether its during regular closing hours or special holiday closing hours.

If a holiday is recognized during the week, any packages that I can get checked-in at my local Post Office during their open window hours prior to their scheduled closing, should go out out-of-town after they close that day.

I wanted to let you know about this so that you can avoid any extra shipping time by making any purchases by at least very, very early on Saturday mornings (for normal weekends) or by very early morning on the last full day the postal system is open to the public prior to scheduled holiday closings.

Reiterating, although our Post Office is closed half a day on Saturdays, all day on Sundays, and on scheduled holidays, packages and mail that can get checked-in (accepted for mailing) before noon on Saturdays (for normal weekends) and/or before closing on the last working day before scheduled holidays will already be in the system and should be on its way to you while they’re closed. That can help reduce shipping time.

Naturally, please don’t worry about any of this if you’re not that concerned about shipping time. Please shop and purchase as normal!!! As always, I’ll be happy to mail your purchases as soon as possible, no matter when you make a purchase! Thank you. :) :) [Updated, 12-7-16]
As a shop owner using Etsy’s services/platform, I am responsible for my images, listings and information, not Etsy.

My shop’s banner image, profile image, listing images and any other sections/spots on Etsy where I’m allowed to upload my own images are mine and I am responsible for them, not Etsy.

I do reserve the right to cancel any sale at any time. Things can happen, e.g., like dropping and breaking the item that was listed. I hope it does not happen, but it could!

Also, these “statements” and/or “policies” may be changed, added to and/or be updated any time.

There may be occasions were I might need to slightly alter information within an item’s listing. For example, new information may come to light that might impact a potential buyer’s decision and/or listing information that was later found to be partially in error. I reserve that right as much as possible if it does not conflict with Etsy’s guidelines.

I often provide lengthy descriptions and information about an item so that potential customers have more information in which to make informed decisions. I hope the extra effort and detail on my part is appreciated because it does take up a lot of valuable time.

Like all humans, I do make mistakes (more than I want to) even when I double- and triple-check my listings. If you find something that sounds unusual, untrue, or looks like a potential error on my part, please bring it to my attention.

Any items used to give an idea about size, color, and/or provide a backdrop like measuring utensils, pens, cloth, etc. are simply props and do not come with the item that is for sale.

|> GENERAL NOTE: Sometimes I might accidentally over look or fail to mention something (or make an error) in my item’s title, description, or its “More Helpful Information” section so please forgive me when I do. I try to include as much helpful/important information as time and space allows, which might make my listings seem wordy, but it is for your benefit.

In case I overlook or fail to mention something that you deem important or if I make an error, I offer my sincerest apologies in advance.

|> NOTE CONCERNING BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS: I try to make the best judgment call on whether a book is a first edition and/or first printing based on the information that is available. Sometimes books don’t specify if they are or not a specific edition and/or printing. Even if they do, sometimes even that information can be misinterpreted or confusing because of the myriad of ways that it’s done within the industry. All of this can lead to a lot of general confusion.

If I’m pretty certain of an edition and/or printing or if it is stated, I started trying to note it in an abbreviated form in the item’s listing title. Generally, the same now applies for copyright information, although I haven’t always done that. I also have limited space in the listing title so sometimes information gets bumped to the “More Helpful Information” section as well as other details. One should review that additional helpful information because the item's listing title may not give all of the important details.

Usually, I try to give more details in the “More Helpful Information” section about those things and about books that could be first editions and/or first printings but where there is some uncertainty. Just because a book isn't stated as a first edition (1stEd), first printing (1stP), etc., in the item’s listing title doesn't mean much. It may simply mean that there is more information to follow, the book has confusing publishing/printing/copyright information, there’s a lack of information available, and/or there is uncertainty. I try not to be too specific in the listing title if I’m unsure.

Occasionally, I might error on my call and with the information that I provide and I offer my sincerest apologies in advance.

|> NOTE ABOUT PACKAGING: All purchases are painstakingly prepared for shipment. Great care is used to package purchases so that they might arrive safely. Some items might even be double-boxed if deemed necessary. It is time-consuming for me, but no doubt well worth it to you.

|> NOTE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT: Because our environment is overwhelmingly important to us all and so is keeping everyone’s cost down, this shop recycles packaging material when possible. So don’t be too surprised about what might be printed on the outside of your package when it arrives. What really matters is whether what’s inside is soundly secure without using any more of our valuable natural resources. We all can do our part to help if we try. (“A good box is a terrible thing to waste!”)

As always, if you have questions, please contact me through my shop.

Thank You. [Updated 12-7-16]

************************************************************************************
:) :) ... A FRIENDLY REMINDER—AVOIDING SOME SHIPPING DELAYS... (: (:

[[-- The following is information about my local Post Office, hours, etc. If you’re not really concerned about any extra shipping time due to postal hours, holidays, timing of purchases, etc., please disregard the following altogether. And by all means, please shop and make your purchases anytime!!! I’m always happy to sell items anytime and to get them in the mail as soon as possible! Thank you. --]]

My local Post Office, which I generally use for mailing packages closes to the public at noon on Saturdays (for non-holiday weekends) and of course they’re closed on Sundays. After a package is accepted (checked-in) at my local Post Office for shipment, the rest is up to them.

Here are their current window hours: (Mon-Fri 8:30am-1pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm), (Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm), (Closed Sunday & Holidays).

Any purchases (packages) on non-holiday weekends for which I cannot check-in at my local Post Office before they close at 12 p.m. on Saturdays due to not having the orders in-hand many hours in advance (by say 8 a.m. that morning) cannot be delivered to them until they reopen. Then, those packages won’t leave the actual facility until that evening after they close when packages are sent out-of-town (for normal weekdays, M-F). (On Saturdays, I don't what time packages are sent out-of-town, whether it's shortly after their 12 p.m. closing or later in the evening.)

That’s because checked-in packages at our facility generally only go out-of-town once a day (evenings on M-F normal weekdays). If purchases are made in time which gives me enough time to do what I need to do on my end and get them checked-in at my local Post Office during their window hours, those packages should be on their way to you while the postal system is closed to the general public, whether its during regular closing hours or special holiday closing hours.

If a holiday is recognized during the week, any packages that I can get checked-in at my local Post Office during their open window hours prior to their scheduled closing, should go out out-of-town after they close that day.

I wanted to let you know about this so that you can avoid any extra shipping time by making any purchases by at least very, very early on Saturday mornings (for normal weekends) or by very early morning on the last full day the postal system is open to the public prior to scheduled holiday closings.

Reiterating, although our Post Office is closed half a day on Saturdays, all day on Sundays, and on scheduled holidays, packages and mail that can get checked-in (accepted for mailing) before noon on Saturdays (for normal weekends) and/or before closing on the last working day before scheduled holidays will already be in the system and should be on its way to you while they’re closed. That can help reduce shipping time.

Naturally, please don’t worry about any of this if you’re not that concerned about shipping time. Please shop and purchase as normal!!! As always, I’ll be happy to mail your purchases as soon as possible, no matter when you make a purchase! Thank you. :) :) [Updated, 12-7-16]

Vintage Book- The Rise of Puritanism… by William Haller, Harper Torchbooks, Original Copyright 1938

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