Item #1411 And Mary Sings Magnificat; A Christmas Thought. E. E. Holmes.
And Mary Sings Magnificat; A Christmas Thought
And Mary Sings Magnificat; A Christmas Thought
And Mary Sings Magnificat; A Christmas Thought
And Mary Sings Magnificat; A Christmas Thought
And Mary Sings Magnificat; A Christmas Thought

And Mary Sings Magnificat; A Christmas Thought

London and Oxford: A.R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd., 1915. Early printing. Octavo, stiff card glued in original dust wrapper, printed in red and black with mounted color illustration. Christmas 1916 gift inscription, faint wear to corners, mild toning to spine and upper front wrapper. A near-fine copy. Item #1411

"MARY, IN HERSELF A POEM, SINGS, AS SWEET CANTRIX OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE UNDYING VESPER HYMN OF WESTERN CHRISTENDOM"

"New" second impression of this wartime encomium to the Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Illustrated by Lilian J. Pocock with a frontispiece and five additional captioned plates, all printed in full color. A beautiful book for a Marian collection.

E.E. Holmes, listed on the title page as "Archdeacon of London, Canon of S. Paul's, and Honorary Domestic Chaplain to Queen Alexandra," emphasizes the Magnificat as "S. Mary's hymn" and "the model hymn upon which all other hymns should be based." Prefaced with a Carol ("Away! with Loyal Hearts"), the text is divided into five sections: Chapter I. The Madonna, II. The Magnificat, III. Woman or Lady?, IV. The War-Maid and the War-Song, V. The Hymn Legend. Published as "A Christmas Thought," the book reflects England in the early days of the Great War, dwelling on Mary as both Mater Dolorosa and Mater Speciosa: "For Mary is the war-maid, as well as the handmaid, of the Lord" and "For Magnificat is the song of all times, of war as of peace, of sadness as of joy." New impression, November 1915 (first impression, September 1915).

Price: $75.00

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