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Quis Separabit

A Collection of Verses, Essays, and 13 Original Etchings

By William Searle Hicks

1903 - London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd.

 7.6" by 5", ii-xii, (1), 231pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The first edition of William Searle Hicks' Quis Separabit A Collection of Verses, Essays, and 13 Original Etchings. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper, and S. F. Widdrington's bookplate to the front pastedown.

Bound in cloth with gilt lettering.

13 black and white plates by the author, with tissue guards, and a photogravure frontis from a painting by Ralph Hedley. Collated complete.

"Quis separabit" ("Who will separate [us]") is derived from the Vulgate translation of Romans, 8:35: "Quis nos separabit a caritate Christi...", translated as "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ".

"The verses and essays of which this volume is composed were not originally written with any view to publication. The whole collection is expressive of the warm and ready sympathy, the play of thought, and the hopeful views of life, which made 'W.S.H.' one of the most delightful and inspiring companions" - Introduction.

Ralph Hedley (18481913) was a realist painter, woodcarver and illustrator, best known for his paintings portraying scenes of everyday life in the North of England.

Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington, b.1826, the writer on Spain. He succeeded to the Newton Hall estate and Widdrington name in 1856.

CONDITION

The binding is generally tight and firm. The front inner hinge is slightly strained. There is very little wear to the extremities. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with some mild foxing to the plates, tissue guards, and first and last couple of pages. Overall the condition is very good indeed.

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