Item #5003057 LIFE AND LABOUR IN CHRIST'S VINEYARD Illustrated by Analogy and Example. Rev. J. H. Wilson, James Hall.

LIFE AND LABOUR IN CHRIST'S VINEYARD Illustrated by Analogy and Example

London: The Book Society, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Item #5003057

12mo gilt stamped, decorative blind-stamped cloth. 227pp. Illustrated with three engravings ("The Penny Theatre in Albion Street...", The Chapel that took the place of the Penny Theatre", "Albion Street Chapel, with side view..." Presentation copy from the author to Wm. Sommerville, Esq.. and dated Nov. 26th, 1877. The book is the account of the founding of the chapel along the docks in Aberdeen, Scotland, started by Rev. Wilson, an apparently well-known pastor & temperance spokesman in England and Scotland. He was also well-acquainted with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who supported his chapel. He appears to have written eight books, and this one was apparently his last. All titles are very scarce, and this title is found in only one library. While much of the volume has to do with the spiritual life with a purpose to personal reform from alcohol, there are interesting social and ethic insights, such as having to do with the witness of the Gospel to Muslims. Wilson cites various population figures as to trades, poverty, etc.. Light to moderate wear to extremities, this is a bright, sound copy. Rare.

Price: $245.50

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