1847 Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Harrow School
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
The first edition of this scarce work.
The work of English scholar and Anglican priest Charles Vaughan, who served as headmaster of Harrow school from 1844 to 1859, at which point he was forced to resign following the discovery of his affair with a student, Alfred Pretor. The reason for his resignation was not uncovered until the 1970s.
Among the thirty sermons present are those on the psalms, the gospel, community, 'severity and goodness', 'the faults of childhood', and public worship.
With a charming association inscription to a rear blank, in which H. M. Jackson remarks that 'the last sermon preached by Dr Vaughan in Harrow Chapel to which I listened as one under his care was from St Luke xvi-2 "Give an account of thy Stewardship"', which took place on Sunday Afternoon, July 35th 1850.
With an S.P.C.K prize bookplate, dated 1956, to the front pastedown, and with the bookplate of Egerton Parker to the front free endpaper. Parker was a teacher and house master at Hereford Cathedral School from 1970 to 1997. Generally known as Ege Parker, he was passionate about the study of history.
In a full calf binding, with gilt detailing to board perimeters. Significant fading to back strip, with light fading to head of front board. Lacking spine label. Head of front board starting with board holding firm. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, with further illustrated bookplate to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting to title page, with pages otherwise exceptionally clean and bright.
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