The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments…. STUART, COMMON PRAYER.
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments…

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments…

London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1860.

Small octavo, original dark leather gilt.

Presented aboard ship by John McDouall Stuart

A gift from the explorer John McDouall Stuart, given aboard ship on his way to London from Adelaide in 1864, the year that his Explorations in Australia was published.

A gift from the explorer John McDouall Stuart, given aboard ship on his way to London from Adelaide in 1864, the year that his Explorations in Australia was published.

'White-haired, exhausted and nearly blind, Stuart decided to visit his sister in Scotland and sailed in April 1864' (ADB). His book of common prayer, inscribed perhaps in his hand with the quotation from Matthew "Ask, and it shall be given you", records the gift: 'Presented to me Henry Nathaniel Phillips by John McDouall Stuart on board of the ship "Indus" on her passage from South Australia to London in 1864. John McDouall Stuart".

Condition Report: Slightly rubbed.

Price (AUD): $2,850.00

US$2,000.62   Other currencies

Ref: #4106133

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