n.d. (ca. 1900) · Philadelphia
A lovely small volume of addresses by Phillips Brooks from the Altemus Company. The American Episcopal clergyman remained at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia for seven years where he built a favorable reputation. In addition to being remembered as the author of "O Little Town of Bethlehem," his sermon on the death of Abraham Lincoln, included in this little volume, is remembered as providing evidence of both men's impressive characters. Brooks also addresses "True Liberty," "The Beauty of a Life of Service," and a number of other topics within this volume.
Illustrated with a frontispiece of Phillips Brooks.
Binding: Publisher's very light, silvery blue-green cloth, spine and both boards with decorations of white-stamped flowers with silver-stamped (i.e., aluminum-stamped) stems; spine and front board with "silver"-stamped lettering.
Provenance: On front pastedown, an ownership stamp reading "Private Home Library, No. 325. Bound as above, edges rubbed. Lacking front free endpaper, interior otherwise intact and clean. => These great sermons in a classic binding for the Altemus collector. (Inventory #: 37821)