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Grace Triumphant. A Sacred Poem in Nine Dialogues

£299.00

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1773. A rare work by a minor English hymn-writer. Very little is known about John Fellows (d. 1785). Described as "a poor shoemaker," in 1780, he became a Baptist while taking up residence in Birmingham. (Apparently, he had been a Calvinist Methodist for most of his life) His oeuvre consists mostly of hymns and religious poetry, this being his first published work (first edition, 1770). He was additionally the author of works entitled "The New History of the Bible in Verse," "Popish Cruelty Displayed," "Hymns in a Variety of Metres," and "Hymns on Believers' Baptism." There is a 2 page dedication to the Rev. Mr. John Ryland of Northampton, and a preface. Stated at foot of title-page: "Price One Shilling and Six-Pence." Rare.
This book has a very old and rather plain binding with no titles. The hinges are open at the front with the string clearly visible; this is a very basic binding and I think it must have been done on top of the original as bit of leather do show through at the hinges. Whatever this is though the binding is tight and there is no damage to the text block. The first page has a poem written on it in copper plate hand dated 1782 and with the initials WB underneath. There follows a page of other titles from the publisher and then the title page. At the back is another hand written poem in a different hand. The text is all very clean and the text block edge is surprisingly well cut.
This has been hard to categorise the condition; the binding is odd, but the text very good and so please look carefully at the photographs.

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Author(s):
John Fellows
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
G Keith and J Dermer
Title:
Grace Triumphant. A Sacred Poem in Nine Dialogues

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1773. A rare work by a minor English hymn-writer. Very little is known about John Fellows (d. 1785). Described as "a poor shoemaker," in 1780, he became a Baptist while taking up residence in Birmingham. (Apparently, he had been a Calvinist Methodist for most of his life) His oeuvre consists mostly of hymns and religious poetry, this being his first published work (first edition, 1770). He was additionally the author of works entitled "The New History of the Bible in Verse," "Popish Cruelty Displayed," "Hymns in a Variety of Metres," and "Hymns on Believers' Baptism." There is a 2 page dedication to the Rev. Mr. John Ryland of Northampton, and a preface. Stated at foot of title-page: "Price One Shilling and Six-Pence." Rare.
This book has a very old and rather plain binding with no titles. The hinges are open at the front with the string clearly visible; this is a very basic binding and I think it must have been done on top of the original as bit of leather do show through at the hinges. Whatever this is though the binding is tight and there is no damage to the text block. The first page has a poem written on it in copper plate hand dated 1782 and with the initials WB underneath. There follows a page of other titles from the publisher and then the title page. At the back is another hand written poem in a different hand. The text is all very clean and the text block edge is surprisingly well cut.
This has been hard to categorise the condition; the binding is odd, but the text very good and so please look carefully at the photographs.

Author(s):
John Fellows
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
G Keith and J Dermer
Title:
Grace Triumphant. A Sacred Poem in Nine Dialogues

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