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The Life of Alexander Stewart, Prisoner of Napoleon and Preacher of Gospel — Written by Himself to 1815 and Abridged by Albert Peel to 1874 - Alexander Stewart

George Allen & Unwin, 1948, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning at the spine, slight loss at the tail of the spine and several short tears. Price Clipped. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with heavy sunning to the spine. Hinge starting at the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and somewhat fragile.

2nd Impression. [First Edition: Published for the Sir Halley Stewart Trust by George Allen & Unwin, Same Year] Portraiture frontispiece with a fold-out map to the last blank. From the cover: “This remarkable gentleman, Alexander Stewart, was born in Kirkaldy, Fifeshire, in 1790, and died in 1874. In middle life he wrote for his children an account of his adventurous youth, when he ran away to sea, was captured by the French, and spent some ten years as a prisoner. On returning home, he took to teaching, but then came a compelling inner call to the Christian ministry, and for the remainder of his life he preached the gospel with characteristic vigour and courage.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: [VII] 182
Introduction: Sir P. Malcolm Stewart

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