Item #765 The Life of Principal Rainy. Patrick Carnegie Simpson.

The Life of Principal Rainy

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. With portraits. Two large 8vo. volumes. 469 pp. and 535 pp. including index for both volumes. Top edges gilt. Both volumes tight and clean. Top 1/4 of free front endpaper sliced out. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown of vol. I.A little light rubbing. Overall, very good condition. Item #765

This work will be found to be, in many respects, an ecclesiastical history as well as a biography. It is the life of one whose career was not simply connected with, but practically identified with the fortunes of a Church. Both the structure and the character of the book have been moulded in obedience to this primary fact. . . . .There will be found in these pages not merely the narration of much of the history of the Scottish Church during the last three-quarters of a century, but also considerable discussion of it. Now, certainly the ideal biography or history is that which merely tells its tale. . . . .But Principal Rainy was, in an exceptional degree, the embodied apologia of his Church; and it has seemed to the writer, after careful consideration, that this biography must be not merely a record of the policies and principles of that Church, but also, at least in some parts of it, their interpretation and vindication.

Price: $75.00