Life and Letters of the Reverend John Bacchus Dykes, MA, Mus Doc, Vicar of St. Oswald's, Durham. Edited by the Reverend J.T. Fowler, MA, DCL, Vice-Principal of Bishop Hatfield's Hall, and Hon Canon of Durham.
John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876) was born in Hull, and by the age of 10 was an assistant church organist. When he grew up he took orders and published several books of sermons, but he is best known for his composition of music for over 300 hymns, including 6 submitted for use in 'Hymns Ancient & Modern', which became the standard hymnal used throughout the Church of England.
Hardback, green boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt page tops, and gilt musical notation on front. Published by John Murray, London, 1897. Second Impression. No dust jacket.
A few marks and bumps to covers, especially at top and bottom of spine. Pages yellowed. Previous owner's card pasted to front endpaper. Title page chipped, otherwise pages appear in good condition with sound binding. A very good condition copy for its age.