Prayers for Sundays, Holy-Days, and Other Festivals, [vol. 3] From Trinity-Sunday to Advent

Prayers for Sundays, Holy-Days, and Other Festivals, [vol. 3] From Trinity-Sunday to Advent

London: T. Meighan, 1743. Hardcover. Attributed to John Gother. Vol. 3 only (of 3 volumes): 534 p.; 15 cm. Signatures: A-Y12 Z4(-Z4) 12mo. Contemporary calf with gilt-ruled borders on both boards. Old unskilled leather spine replacement. Inscribed on title page "Rowland Eyre" and in another hand "Hassop Chapel"; back free endpaper has "Prayers for our Country" written on both sides, in a hand matching the Rowland Eyre signature. Hassop Chapel was built in 1806 and used until 1838. There have been a number of men named Rowland Eyre who were descendants of the more well-known Rowland Eyre who erected the new Hassop Hall in the 17th century, but determining which of them was the owner of this book is not possible. John Gother, to whom this volume of prayers is attributed, was a 17th-century English convert to Catholicism, and the Eyre family were staunch English Catholics who probably knew Gother, as he served as chaplain at nearby Warkworth for a time. The family name has been preserved in literature because Charlotte Bronte visited the Eyre family estate, naming her heroine Jane Eyre after the family and modelling Thornfield in that novel after Hassop Hall. In Good+ Condition: amateur but solid spine replacement; lacking last leaf (p. 535 [the final page of text] and a blank page); old repair of edges of pp. 273-74, without loss; 3-cm. tear from fore-edge of pp. 521-22, without loss; occasional creasing to page corners; clean and tight. Good +. Item #003140

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