Item #1479 Prayers for a One-Year-Old. John S. Hoyland.
Prayers for a One-Year-Old
Prayers for a One-Year-Old
Prayers for a One-Year-Old
Prayers for a One-Year-Old

Prayers for a One-Year-Old

Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1927. Original pictorial paper wrappers (6 1/2 inches tall), uncut. Text block has come unglued from wrappers, slight wear and creasing to corners and edges. Still a lovely copy. Item #1479

"I LAY THEE THUS, ALL WARM AND SOFT AND LOVELY, IN GOD'S STRONG ARMS

Scarce first edition of this collection of a father's sweet prayers for his baby son—quite charming in the original pictorial wrappers. Uncommon and now scarce in this overall condition.

A longtime Quaker missionary, Jack Hoyland was also a prolific author. Published shortly after his return from India, Hoyland's prayers evoke the gentle domestic rhythms of everyday family life. The prayers are untitled, but each begins with an oversized initial printed in red. Printed on good laid paper and illustrated with a photographic frontispiece (with a tissue guard), a decorated title page, and a colophon ("good night"). Published by W. Heffer and Son of Cambridge and also issued in cloth boards decorated in silver. Prayers for a One-Year-Old was popular enough to warrant a second volume: Prayers for a Two-Year-Old (1929). Scarce.

Price: $40.00

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