The Story of the Domus Dei of Stamford
H.P. Wright, M.A., Rector of Greatham Hants; Chaplain to the Forces, First Class; Chaplain to H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge, K.G., etc.
Ref. 115904 Edition. First Edition
Published By: Parker & Co 1890 (London)
A wonderful local history book from the library of Revd. Canon J. P. Hoskins, detailing the history of Stamford's 'Domus Dei' (or 'House of God') of Browne's Hospital that provided a home and a house of prayer for twelve poor men and two women. Fold-out map and B/W photographs throughout. Appendix and 'Schedule of the Real and Personal Property of the Warden, Constrater, and Twelve Poor' to rear.
Green boards with detailed gilt motif and titling to front alongside black ink tooling. Some scratches and fading to rear. Spine with minor wear but gilt still bright. Rebacked to style. Textblock edges red. Ex Libris stickers of Revd. Canon J.P. Hoskins to ffep. Ink inscription dated 1890 to ffep. Tipped in signed note to verso of ffep . Heavy foxing commensurate with age to half-title and title pages (alongside dedication page and preface) but this has not affected photographic frontispiece. Also foxing through pages 63-73. Pages 71-74 loose and very occasional light pencil underlines. Otherwise clean and bright throughout. Overall, a niche and fascinating edition with the addition of sympathetic refurbishment and attractive boards.
Book Condition: Good - Very Good
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