A new edition published a year after the first. John Inglesant is a celebrated historical novel by Joseph Henry Shorthouse, published in 1881, and set in England and Italy during the 17th century, the work is concerned with conflicts between church and state, the Church of England and the Roman Catholic church, ritualism and simplicity, and different views of the sacraments, as well as other subjects. Its revenge plot - in which Inglesant pursues his brother’s murderer - is less important than the hero’s spiritual journey and assertion of the claims of the Anglican Church.
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; Bound in red half leather with 5 raised bands, gilt titles & gilt decoration to panels; marbled boards; marbled end-papers; Top edge gilt in good condition; wear to outer corners, a few minor scuffs to leather & light rubbing to spine ends.
Author Shorthouse, Joseph Henry
Binding Hardcover (Half Leather)
Publisher MacMillan, London
Condition Very Good Condition
Pages x, 344 & 388