Rogers, P.G.

The sixth trumpeter. The story of Jezreel and his tower.

London, Oxford University Press 1963.

Reference: 15073
Price: £18 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. ix + (3) + 154 + (2)pp, 2 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. Ink ownership inscription dated 3 December 1963. Gavin Scott’s copy, with his booklabel.

Fascinating account of the Jezreelites, a Millenarian religious sect founded in 1875 by James Rowland White (”James Jershom Jezreel”), a private in the 16th Foot in the British Army, and of “Jezreel’s Tower”, a steel, concrete and brick structure with eight castellated towers designed for him on a hill at Gillingham, Kent, by a local firm of architects. The growth of the sect was brought to an end by the successive deaths of Jezreel himself in 1885 and of his widow Clarissa (”Queen Esther”) in 1888, but by 1888 the tower had been more or less completed, except for its roofing, and the shell of the tower remained in being until its demolition in 1960-1.