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The Little Book of Sylvanus David Kossoff

The Little Book of Sylvanus - David Kossoff

Collins, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed slightly, creased at the edges of both panels. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Sylvanus was a man who never allowed himself to become involved. A life-long Civil Servant at the Court of King Herod, he had made detachment a way of life. To stand away, to observe, without comment. But one day his tidy and logical life was vastly disturbed by an experience which defied both logic and tidy-mindedness-and made necessary his endeavour ‘to find others who had seen and heard this fantastic thing; others who could tell me more of this carpenter-preacher’ and to write it all down in a Little Book.

The Little Book of Sylvanus, David Kossoff says, ‘is a sort of sequel’ to his earlier bestseller The Book of Witnesses,

where the quiet Sylvanus first appeared. ‘In fact he gave testimony twice; the only one that did. ’ Kossoff, for a long time fascinated by the seven weeks, ‘the week of weeks’ between the crucifixion and Pentecost, somehow sensed that Sylvanus had yet more to say. Patience was necessary, for the old man would not be rushed, but Sylvanus leaves nothing out. We meet Nafti, the market storyteller who fears nothing; Shalat, the lawyer and cynic; Councillor Joseph, of Arimathea; the young officer of the grave guard; Joanna of the Women Followers and also Mary, from Magdala. And we meet Thomas, who doubted, and had to be shown proof.”

Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.