The Sword And The Trowel; A Record Of Combat With Sin And Of Labour For The Lord.
Passmore and Alabaster, Paternoster Buildings.
Edited by c. h. spurgeon. january- december 1884.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. viii + 656 pp. Separate title page for several annual reports but pagination continuous. Some text in double columns. Some titles and headings in black letter script. Bound in original maroon clot, gilt, with gilt and black borders enclosing gilt block on front board and blind stamped borders on rear board enclosing publisher's device. A little wear to extremities, including at head and tail of spine. Some foxing of title page and preliminaries, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by engravings in text, including portrait of Spurgeon, p. 470. Decorated by headpiece vignettes and by initials. Twelve monthly issues of this Baptist periodical cumulated in an annual volume. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was a Baptist minister renowned for his preaching, being based at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. He founded the Pastors' College and the Stockwell Orphanage and reports of these organisations appear in the pages of the periodical, which also contains sermons, historical articles and book reviews. The Sword and the Trowel ran from 1865-1891. Many of Spurgeon's works have been reprinted in recent years, including his autobiography (and a biography). Scarce original copy of the complete 1884 edition in good condition.
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