London: St. Christopher Press / Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1931. First edition. Original green cloth (6 3/4 inches tall) stamped in black, gilt spine, original dust jacket. Very gentle bumping to corner, early owner signature to blank flyleaf, clipped dust jacket bright and clean. A near-fine copy. Item #1059
"I HAVE A GARDEN WHERE MY LORD WALKS WITH ME ALONE" First edition of this illustrated collection of devotions for young people—"a book for learners in the school of Prayer to help them speak with God in the converse that needs no written word." Compiled by Edward Douglas Sedding, of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, and published in conjunction with the Church of England Sunday School Institute and the St. Christopher Press, this collection of gentle prayers and meditations is lovingly illustrated throughout with black-and-white plates and silhouettes in the text. Preceded by The Author's Acknowledgement of Thanks, a short Preface ("One of the chief uses of a book of prayer is to teach us to do without one"), and The Gardener's Foreword. The instructional nature of the first part is followed by Part II. Flowers Gathered by the Way: Suggestions for the Life of Prayer together with Acts of Prayer and Praise. Printed for S.P.C.K. at the University Press Oxford by John Johnson, Printer to the University. A lovely copy of a charming book.