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Twelve Sermons upon several subjects and Occasions

South - Twelve SermonsTwelve sermons upon several subjects and Occasions: The third volume. Never before printed
by Robert South
published in 1698

This is the third volume in Robert South’s series of sermons and it is noted on the title page that, prior to the production of this publication in 1698, it had never before been printed. Robert South was a Church of England Clergyman and theologian, born in 1634 in Middlesex. After his death in 1716 South was buried in Westminster Abbey near the Alter steps.

This particular edition of Twelve Sermons has a handwritten note inside the front cover by well-known Manx clergyman, scholar, novelist and playwright, John Quine:

This book came from Whitehaven, about 1850, with a large amount of others, as residue of the estate of M. Craine, coming to Mr Sylvester Callister of Ballacraine as next of kin – representing the family of Craine of Ballacraine, the representatives of which had in two generations in Whitehaven, died out, the family thereafter represented by Mr Sylvester Callister. This book came into my hands Jan 1 1904 – as grandson of Mr Callister.

John Quine, Vicar of Lonan [Isle of Man]

Maintaining and preserving this book’s unique history is of utmost importance, adopting this book will ensure that people are able to appreciate the journey it has been on for many more years to come.  

Funding required for restoration: £250.00

  • Repair brittle spinal leather.
  • Sew new headbands.
  • Maintain original endpapers but repair cloth joints.

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