The Christian Advent, Or, Entertainments for That Holy Season: In Moral Reflections and Pious Thoughts and Aspirations....
London. Sold By J. Marmaduke...and W. Needham, 1759. Second Edition.
12mo. viii, , 10-270pp, . Contents leaf inserted between A4/5 as noted in other copies. Recent brown calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. New endpapers, with earlier fly-leaves bound in with repairs to margins. Occasional chipping to margins, minute worming and occasional bookmark stains to gutters. Early ink inscription of Ann Hippisly to blank fly, with short manuscript biographical details signed and dated Miss Gillow, Nov 18. 1905, with the bookplate of Joseph Gillow to verso.
Pacificus Baker, O.F.M. (or, as here identified, O.S.F.) (1695-1774), English Minorite Friar and author of several Catholic devotional works encouraging and facilitating the Catholic laity of eighteenth-century England in keeping in touch with the liturgical calendar in spite of the absence of a Catholic clergy. This present work on the Advent was his first, with the first edition preceding this second by four years (London, 1755), and his more noted The devout Christian's companion for holy-days (London, 1757) by two. Both editions are rare, with ESTC recording six and give copies respectively within the British Isles, and only UCLA (1st Edition) and St. Louis (2nd Edition) elsewhere. From the library of Joseph Gillow (1850-1921), English Roman Catholic antiquary and bibliographer, author of the groundbreaking Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics (London, 1885-1902).
ESTC T115863.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 10220