Robert Alfred Vaughan (1823–1857) was an English Congregationalist minister and author. Published a year before his death in 1857 "Hours with the Mystics" contains writings in 12 sections covering the mystical side of religion which include Oriental Mysticism; Neo-Platonists; The Greek Church; the Latin Church; German Mysticism; Persian Mysticism; Theosophy in the Age of the Reformation; Spanish Mystics; Quietism; Mysticism in England; & Emanuel Swedenborg plus a final section in which Vaughan gives his conclusions. An extensive section of notes to the end of each volume. A rare first edition in near fine condition.
First Edition; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; Gilt titles to red & black panels spines with 5 gilt ruled raised bands & extensive gilt decoration; front & rear covers with double gilt lines to outer borders stopped at corners with gilt floral motif; gauffered edges; dentelle inner edges; Top edge brown; others marbled in good condition; Marbled end-papers; armorial book plate of Joseph Watson Overbury inside front covers.
Author Vaughan, Robert Alfred
Binding Hardcover (Full Leather)
Publisher John W. Parker and Son, London
Condition Near Fine Condition
Pages xvi, 404 & viii, 412