red cloth hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic cover. fine cond. nice clean copy. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. tiny wrinkle to pg. 129 at foredge, otherwise contents free of all markings. dustwrapper near fine cond., couple of tiny tears on the rear. not price clipped. second american edition. xxii+330p. index. references cited. appendix. index. ancient history. ancient religion. archaeology. theology. ancient philosophy. history of christianity. ancient literature. ~"The Two Babylons is one of the great books in the Christian literature of apologetics. It is written in the classical style, with a wealth of material in the footnotes buttressing the facts brought forth in the argument. Some people may wish to throw aside a book because it has been written more than half a century, but in this case they would be foolish. The pretentious of the Roman Catholic Church are old pretentions, and frequently they are based on old arguments. The author of The Two Babylons demonstrates that almost all of the practices of the Roman cult have been brought over from paganism. When we come to see that the worship (or. veneration~it is the same thing) of the Virgin Mary is really the worship of Venus, Astarte, and that it comes from Babylon, the center of the system is revealed to be Satanic. Image worship is increasing in Roman Catholic churches, even in the United States. If inclined to doubt this, find out why it is that a statue of the Virgin of La Salette is considered more favorable than the statue of the Virgin of Lourdes, or vice versa: why the Virgin in Algiers Cathedral is a Negress; and why the Jesuits push for the proclamation of the error that there is one mediator between Christ and man, and that that is Mary, mediatrix. By all means circulate this book. ~This amazing volume proves the Papal worship to be actually the worship of Nimrod and his wife, complete in every detail. The Introduction notes that 'The Providence of God, conspiring with the Word of God, by light pouring in from all quarters, makes it more and more evident that Rome is in very deed the Babylon of the Apocalypse; that the essential character of her system, the grand objects of her worship, her festivals, her doctrine and discipline, her rites and ceremonies, her priesthood and their orders, have all been derived from ancient Babylon; and, finally, that the Pope himself is truly and properly the lineal representative of Bel~shazzar.' This volume offers proof for every statement, including more than 260 original sources of facts, citing title and place and date of publication of each. Illustrated with 61 woodcuts from Nineveh, Babylon, Egypt, Pompeii, and other ancient lands. First published as a pamphlet in Edinburgh in 1853, The Two Babylon was greatly expanded in 1858, and since that time has appeared in many editions in Great Britain. This is the ninth printing in the United States. ". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE TWO BABYLONS: Or The Papal Worship. ...
Publisher: Neptune NJ. 1959. Loiseaux Brothers .
Book Description S. W. Partridge ND (circa 1898), London, 1898. Seventh Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xxiv + 330pp (+ iv - adverts). Original red cloth, gilt titling, etc. to spine, decorations to margins of boards. B&W illustrations, appendix, index. A famous anti-Catholic religious work first published by the Scottish theologian Alexander Hislop as a booklet in 1853 and later largely expanded into the present book form. Hislop's main contention was that the Catholic Church was actually a nefarious continuation of ancient pagan religion, in Christian guise. Despite it's manifestly dubious thesis the book was widely read, if not influential, and it is referenced in Crowley's "De Natura Deorum" ("A secret instruction of the VIIth degree of the O.T.O."). Crowley self-identified with the Greek word "Teitan" and its numeration of 666 and was doubtless aware of the sub-chapter Hislop wrote on it, which included passages such as "It was long ago noticed by Irenaeus, about the end of the second century, that the name Teitan contained the Mystic number 666; and he gave it as his opinion that Teitan was 'by far the most probably name' of the beast from the sea. . Now, on inquiry, it will actually be found, that while Saturn was the name of the visible head, Teitan was the name of the invisible head of the beast. Teitan is just the Chaldean form of Sheitan, the very name by which Satan has been called from time immemorial by the Devil-worshippers of Kurdistan; and from Armenia or Kurdistan, this Devil-worship embodied in the Chaldean Mysteries came westward to Asia Minor, and thence to Etruria and Rome. Spine and adjacent strips of boards heavily sun-faded, a few finger-print sized discolored patches on front board, front hinge cracked at endpaper, but holding firm. Contemporary heraldic bookplate on front pastedown, and owner's details (dated 1899) on front free end-paper. Some unusual sigil like devices on title-page, a couple (only) of small, tidy, notes in the margins. A solid, G + copy. Bookseller Inventory # 54698