Simpson, Gertrude Sparrow and Simpson, W.Sparrow

The life and legend of St.Vedast.

London, 1896.

Reference: 05776
Price: £14 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large 8vo. xvi + 124 + (6)pp, 6 plates. Original printed wrappers, soiled and inadequately rebacked. One of 250 copies, “none of which will be offered for sale”.

A scholarly study by the Rector of St.Vedast, Foster Lane, and his wife, of the life of St.Vedast, the saint to whom the church is dedicated. Although the Rector was a serious antiquary and seeker after knowledge, his introduction reveals that this was the fourth publication by him on themes connected with this early sixth century French saint, and even a fellow antiquary must wonder if his energies might have been better directed (and indeed what happened to the other 249 copies of the present book).

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