Light From Patmos.
Protestant British-Israeli League 1 Central Buildings, Westminster, S.W.1 Marshall Press, Milford Lane, Strand, W.C.2.
The apocalypse simply and concisely explained in forty short chapters for all beginners in prophetic interpretation. with epilogue. preliminary studies to the 'divine calendar' series. illustrated.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. 272 pp. Finely bound in brown morocco, gilt, with decorated borders enclosing a colourful leather and gilt symbolic inlay of Union Jack and Stars and Stripes, Holy Bible, a Crown and the initials, P.B.I.L. on the front board and quotation from Exodus below lettered in gilt; spine in compartments with raised bands. All edges gilt. Signed by the famous Bookbinder's Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London. A very good copy in a special binding. Illustrated by 35 plates, including 2 maps and by 9 text figures, including maps. Decorated by tailpiece vignettes. The British-Israeli movement is founded on a somewhat dubious theological and historical belief that the inhabitants of Britain are descended from the ten lost tribes of Old Testament Israel. although founded much earlier it flourished in the late nineteenth century and has some adherents today, among members of Pentecostal churches and even the far right. It claims It analyses the Book of Revelation and links its prophecies to the rise of Protestantism. The tone is strongly anti-Roman Catholic and somewhat anti Semitic. In this second edition of a work first published in 1916, the author includes an epilogue on the First World War and attributes the victory of the allies to the hand of God and displays an interest in Turkey (linked with the Seven Churches of Asia) and in the rise of aviation in the First World War. The movement was embraced by the Nazi ideology of Aryan racial purity and elements of the currant far right are still keen on these ideas. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce title that was probably bound for presentation.
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