London: Henry Frowde/Oxford University Press, 1913. Later edition. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt and blind stamped spine. Cloth fresh and bright. Item #195
Comprehensive 1913 edition of Newman's masterpiece, featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Newman and an Introduction by Wilfrid Ward. "The Apologia is mainly an attempt to persuade people of the genuineness of his profession by recounting the history of his opinions. The book is, in effect, a spiritual autobiography." (Frank Magill, Masterpieces of Christian Literature). This edition consists of Ward's Introduction, a note on the differences between the text of the Apologia of 1864 and the History of my Religious Opinions of 1865, the Correspondence of Newman and Charles Kingsley (with an advertisement, initialed J. H. N), facsimile title page for the Apologia, Appendix Matter peculiar to the 1865 edition. Wilfrid Ward was Newman's biographer and the father of Maisie Ward. Menendez, The Road to Rome, 124.