GOSPEL

Autograph Letter signed from Ernest Hawkins, secretary to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, to the Bishop of Oxford, reporting on a board meeting, and the efforts of the committee to 'avoid all the evils of a contest'.

Author: 
Ernest Hawkins (1802-1868), Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral, and Secretary to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts [Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873), Bishop of Oxford]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 79 Pall Mall, London. 21 January 1865.
£75.00

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. Fair, on lightly-aged light-blue paper. He begins: 'My dear Lord, | You may be glad to know what took place at our Board yesterday'. He begins by describing the 'not a little dissatisfaction expressed at the non-fulfillment of their order to name the fitted Candidate. We pleaded however that it would have been altogether unbecoming to proceed - against the declared wish of the President as well as of yourself & of the Bishop of Llandaff for some delay'. An adjournment has been agreed upon 'to receive the name of "one or more Candidates" from the Cee.

Sanskrit Luke

Author: 
[St Luke's Gospel]
Sanskrit Luke
Publication details: 
Calcutta: Printed by J.W. Thomas, at the Baptist Mission Press, and published by the Bible Society, 23, Chowringhee Road, C.A.B.S. 1884
£125.00
Sanskrit Luke

[114]pp., obl.8vo, printed blue wraps, worn at spine, loss of strip at edge, some damage to back wrap, contents good. See image on my website, richardfordmanuscripts.com (or request it). COPAC lists only one copy, at BL (who have the Mark and John as well).

[pamphlet, one of fifteen, with manuscript list of recipients] Messrs. Moody & Sankey, and the Problem of the Times. Being an Article offered to the St. Louis Republican for Thanksgiving Day, and printed now in a few copies for private communication.

Author: 
James F. Mallinckrodt ['Unity'] [Ira David Sankey, Methodist evangelical gospel singer and composer; Dwight Lyman Moody]
 Messrs. Moody & Sankey, and the Problem of the Times
Publication details: 
January 1, 1876. St Louis, Missouri: No. 2816 North 12th Street.
£750.00
 Messrs. Moody & Sankey, and the Problem of the Times

12mo, iv + 8 pp. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with minor foxing. In original worn blue wraps, with closed tear to the spinal crease. Title leaf followed by printed limitation leaf: 'No. 4a | This Copy is Inscribed to Prof John Tyndall'. On the inside of the back wrap is a manuscript list headed 'Memo from Mailing account Book', numbered 1 ('Mr Carlyle') to 12 ('Rev H. W. Beecher'). Included are 'R W Emerson', 'H W Longfellow', and at 4, 'Prof Tyndall, Huxley, Proctor, & Mr Spencer' (the last three being 4b, 4c and 4d).

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