SOUTHCOTT

Eighty-eight issues of the fortnightly magazine 'The Messenger of Wisdom and Israel's Guide.', with two volumes of its continuation, 'The Pioneer of Wisdom. A Newspaper Devoted to the Ingathering and Restoration of Israel.'

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'Edited by Jezreel' [The New and Latter House of Israel, New Brompton, Kent, England; James Jershom Jezreel [James Roland White] (c.1851-1885); Jezreel's Tower, Gillingham, Kent; the Jezreelites]
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Printed and published by The New and Latter House of Israel, New Brompton, Kent. Dating from 1887-1933, and comprising: Vol.1, 7 issues,1887-1889; Vol.2, 78 issues, 1890-1892; Vol.3, 3 issues, all 1893; Vol.18, 1 issue, 1914; Vol.27, 1 issue, 1933.
£1,250.00

An excessively scarce run of issues of the organ of the Jezreelite sect, founded by James Jershom Jezreel (real name James Roland White), under the inspiration of Joanna Southcott and John Wroe, and most famous for the unfinished construction of 'Jezreel's Tower' in Gillingham, Kent. For more information see P. J. Rogers, 'The Sixth Trumpeter' (OUP, 1963). The ninety issues in this incomplete run contain a variety of articles and poems in the same declamatory and horatory style.

Autograph Letter Signed W Cantuar, with original envelope, with substantial copy letter from Alfred Wigan, curate, Trotterscliffe [sic], concerning the issues and events surrounding the burial of a child of followers of Joannna Southcott.

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William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury [Rev. Arthur Wigan, Trottiscliffe [Trotterscliffe]]
Autograph Letter Signed W Cantuar with another
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[?] Hall, 12 August 1846 AND Trotterscliffe, Maidstone, 11 August 1846
£225.00
Autograph Letter Signed W Cantuar with another

Letter One (Archbishop of Canterbury] 3pp., 12mo, approving Wigan's actions in the burial of the child whose baptism was irregular and defective. He was right to toll the bell, and depositing the body of the child in the churchyard. He wants time to consider the right steps in such an important matter for 'similar cases which perhaps may be brought forward .... Letter Two: This copy letter, a rough draft in Alfred Wigan's hand, explains the situation with the dead child of followers of Joanna Southcott. They were said to have no intention of asking for Burial ...

[Booklet by the Society surnamed Israelites, Gravesend.] Commandment of the Law and Testimony.

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[The Society surnamed Israelites, Gravesend; British Israelism; Anglo-Israelism; John Wroe (1782-1863)]
The Society surnamed Israelites,
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Gravesend: Printed for the Society surnamed Israelites. 1858. [William Deane, Printer, Stone Street, Gravesend.]
£280.00
The Society surnamed Israelites,

8vo, 52 + ii pp. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Worn and aged, with recent cloth spine. Scarce: no copy of this edition on COPAC, and only three other copies of nineteenth-century editions, those of 1854, 1855 and 1879, the unique copies of all three being at the British Library. By the 1879 edition the organisation was renamed the Society of Christian Israelites, and based at Ashton-under-Lyme.

[Printed book.] The Second Book of the Sealed Prophecies. An Address to the Public Written in 1796. Taken from the Sealed Writings of Joanna Southcott, February 20, the Fast Day, 1805. [With Autograph Card Signed to J. M. Stitt, Clock House Press.]

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Joanna Southcott [J. M. Stitt, the Clock House Press, Ashford, Middlesex.]
The Second Book of the Sealed Prophecies.
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'The SECOND EDITION, printed in September, 1812, from the First Edition printed in March, 1805.' Marchant and Galabin, Printers, Ingram-Court, London. Sold by W. Tozer, Southwark, et al. [In wraps of the Clock House Press, Ashford, Middlesex, 1920.]
£185.00
The Second Book of the Sealed Prophecies.

8vo, 136 pp. The original sheets of the second edition of 1812, in purple wraps printed in 1920. Text clear and complete. Grubby, on aged paper, with top edge badly trimmed; wraps creased. Excessively scarce: the only copy of this 1812 second edition on COPAC at University College London (like this copy with 'Caption [sic] title'). The accompanying card, with London postmark of 9 March 1938, is addressed to the printer of the wraps, 'Mr J. M. Stitt | Clock House Lane | Ashford | Mddx | "Clock House Press". It consists of 25 lines written with the postcard turned to portrait shape.

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