On offer is a super group of four  pre World War I manuscript travel diaries handwritten by Professor Alfred Plummer a noted, brilliant scholar, author, historian and academician who was educated at Exeter College in Oxford, a Fellow at Trinity Hall  and Professor of the New Testament  at the University of Durham. He published many works and commentaries on Second Temple Judaism and a large number of other books regarding religion, Christianity, the Bible and much more. [A detailed bio follows.] Not only was Plummer a renowned teacher and author he was an amazing diarist who traveled extensively, yearly going on a long detailed vacation keeping incredibly detailed and copious notes on his travels. These diaries, as travel journals are unparalleled for Plummer's studied observations, keen commentary and from a writer who is supremely knowledgeable and more than capably informs the reader from many levels. Beyond the narrative Plummer adds a depth to the text by tipping in pictures, postcards, illustrations and travel ephemera. The diaries are very well filled. These diaries: 1907 SEPT 9TH, ITALY CONT. pages 88-178; 1907 DEC 13TH TURIN, 250+ pages; 1908 FEB 24TH, RUTA, MILAN, 210+ pages; 1913 OCT 4TH, CANNOBIO, LAGO MAGGIORE, 170+ pages. The diaries are for the most part in fair to good shape. Covers and spines have the most damage but the interiors are good though the odd one or two have signs of wormholes and/or nibbling from rodents. On average the diaries are Fair+. BIO NOTES: ALFRED PLUMMER: One online source provides: Church of England; b. at Heworth (near Gateshead, opposite Newcastle-on-Tyne), Durhamshire, Feb. 17, 1841. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford (B.A., 1863; M.A., 1866), and was ordered deacon in 1866, but has never been ordained to the priesthood. He was fellow of Trinity College (1865-75), and was tutor and dean of the same college (1867-74); he was master of University College, Durham (1874-1902), where he was junior proctor of the University of Durham (1875-77), senior proctor (1877-93), and subwarden (1896-1902). He was one of the last pupils of J. J. I. von Döllinger, and translated that theologian's Fables respecting the Popes of the Middle Ages (London, 1871); Prophecies and the Prophetic Spirit in the Christian Era (1873); and Hippolytus and Callistus: or, The Church of Rome in the first Half of the third Century (Edinburgh, 1876). He has prepared Peter and Jude for The New Testament Commentary for English Readers (London, 1879); the Johannine Gospel and Epistles for The Cambridge Bible for Schools (Cambridge, 2 vols., 1880, 1882) and for The Cambridge Greek Testament (2 vols., 1882, 1886), and II Corinthians for the same series (2 vols., 1903); The Pastoral Epistles, James, and Jude for The Expositor's Bible (2 vols., London, 1888, 1890); Luke for The International Commentary (Edinburgh, 1896); and an independent commentary on Matthew (1909). He has also written the historical introduction to Joshua, Nehemiah, and the Johannine Epistles in The Pulpit Commentary (2 vols. London, 1881, 1889), and is the author of The Church of the Early Fathers (London, 1887); English Church History from the Death of Henry VII. to the Death of William III. (3 vols. Edinburgh, 1904-07); and The Church of England in the Eighteenth Century (1910). Works by Alfred Plummer: The Gospel According to S. Luke: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary; A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle of st Paul to; Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew; Epistles of St John; The Gospel According to St John; Gospel According to Saint Mark; A commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians; The Pastoral Epistles; The General Epistles of St. James & St. Jude & Peter; The Church of England in the eighteenth century; A Commentary on St. Paul's Second Epistle to the Thessalonians; Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians; The church of the early fathers; The hum. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 1907 , 1908 and 1913 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ...
Publication Date: 1907
Book Condition: Fair+
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