10¼"x7½". New edition. A book of religious verse originally published 1827, by John Keble (1792-1866) who initiated the Oxford Movement with his sermon preached in July 1833 at Oxford. Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece; pp(2),VIII,376,(2) with wood-engraved illustrations & decorations, and page borders; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Contemporary full maroon morocco binding; spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering & decorations; boards with gilt panels within gilt ruled borders, and gilt-decorated edges; inner dentelle. Spine rubbed & nicked at head, lightly rubbed at raised bands, front & rear edges and foot, and a little sunned. Corners of boards rubbed and a little curled, upper & lower edges of boards lightly & unevenly rubbed. Binding of pleasing appearance and holding firmly; contents clean, tight and near fine. VERY GOOD copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. By the Late Rev. John ...
Publisher: Cassell Petter & Galpin London. No date c
Publication Date: 1880
Book Description Cassell Petter & Galpin London. No date, 1875. 10¼"x7½" (26x19cm). New edition c1875 of work originally published 1827. A book of religious verse by John Keble (1792-1866) who initiated the Oxford Movement with his sermon preached in July 1833 at Oxford. Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece; pp(2)/VIII,376/(2) including single blank preliminary & final leaves; with numerous wood-engraved illustrations & decorations, and page borders throughout. All edges gilt. Contemporary full maroon morocco; spine with five raised bands modestly decorated in gilt, gilt title, and gilt-ruled compartment borders; boards with gilt panel within gilt-ruled borders, and gilt-decorated edges; inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Spine rubbed & nicked at head, lightly rubbed at foot and over raised bands, and a little sunned; hinges lightly rubbed. Corners of boards rubbed and a little curled, lower edges lightly rubbed. Contents with one-or-two isolated spots, no text or illustration affected. Binding holding firmly and of pleasing appearance; contents generally clean, tight and near fine. VERY GOOD copy. (Heavy item, overseas shipping at cost.). Seller Inventory # 19198
Book Description London; Paris; & New York: Cassell Petter Galpin & Co no date - c, 1874. First edition (in this format). A very good half leather binding.10.50" x 8.00" x 1.25". 4to. pp.8/pp.376 . Brown calf spine and corners over brown buckram boards. A little bubbling to boards. Edges rubbed and bumped. Hinges carefully strengthened. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments (rubbed) and black leather title label: "Christian Year - Keble" . All page edges bright gilt. Marbled endpapers. Folding portrait frontis of John Keble (two tears carefully repaired. Printed title within lined border with historated capitals. Every page with lovely engravings, a super illustrated book. All pages clean, except for a few light blemishes or brown spots. VG. First published in 1827, COPAC [British Library] dates this publication to 1874. "An advertisement for "A new serial edition of 'The Christian year,' illustrated" was issued by the publisher in 1873." - Initially issued in parts. A large folding portrait of Keble was issued with the first part. ** Excerpt from the cover of a modern copy: "John Keble's prayer book contains over 100 pieces of poetry to be used for prayer, devotions, or meditations on Sunday and holidays throughout the Christian year. It was Keble's desire that his readers would use his verses to unify their own spiritual thoughts and feelings. The Christian Year opens with morning and evening prayers, inspired by passages from Luke and Lamentations. The majority of Keble's poems correspond with a particular Sunday in the Christian year, but the book also contains a number of poems for Christian holidays and important events, such as matrimony, communion, and baptism. Keble's surpassing talent as a poet is evident on every page. The beauty of his words and the sincerity of his message are inspiring to Christians and non-Christians alike. **** "John Keble, 5 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Keble College, Oxford was named after him. 'The Christian Year', which appeared in 1827, and met with an almost unparalleled acceptance. Though at first anonymous, its authorship soon became known, with the result that Keble was in 1831 appointed to the Chair of Poetry at Oxford, which he held until 1841. Victorian scholar Michael Wheeler calls The Christian Year simply "the most popular volume of verse in the nineteenth century". In his essay on Tractarian Aesthetics and the Romantic Tradition, Gregory Goodwin claims that The Christian Year is "Keble's greatest contribution to the Oxford Movement and to English literature." As evidence of that Goodwin cites E. B. Pusey's report that ninety-five editions of this devotional text were printed during Keble's lifetime, and "at the end of the year following his death, the number had arisen to a hundred-and-nine". By the time the copyright expired in 1873, over 375,000 copies had been sold in Britain and 158 editions had been published." - See Wikipedia . Seller Inventory # 43145