Title: Divine Breathings of a Pious Soul Thirsting ...
Publisher: Sutton and Son. Bridlesmith Gate. Nottingham.
Publication Date: 1820
Condition: Very Good
128 printed pages. Attributed to Thomas Sherman in Halkett & Laing. Preface signed: Christopher Perin. Two hymns. Charles Sutton (1765-1829) and his son Richard (1789-1856), both printers and proprietors of the liberal Nottingham Review. Charles Sutton was imprisoned for a year in Northampton County Gaol for political libel in criticising in the Review the conduct of British troops during the war with the U.S.A. Both father and son were Methodist lay preachers and members of Parliament Street Methodist Church, Nottingham. Their business premises were at the corner of Bridlesmith Gate and Bottle Lane, Nottingham, where they lived for a number of years. Lacks front free endpaper. Small smudge and thumbing to title page. Contemporary ink inscriptions on endpapers. Provenance: James and then Mary Pyke of Baythorn[e] Park. James Tweed Pyke (1815-78) the third son, one of three, of George Pyke and Mary Surtees was born at "Baythorne Park", Essex, in 1815. In 1832 he & his brothers migrated to Tasmania, on the 205 ton barque "Norval". James inherited a large Tamanian sheep farm 'Leighland' from his uncle, John Helder Wedge (1793-1872) supposedly the location where John Wedge and John Batman, both members of the Port Phillip Association, had planned the settlement of Melbourne. https://www.geni.com/people/James-Pyke/6000000001198225677 64 x 100 mm [page size]. Contemporary full calf. Rather rubbed at edges and hinges. OCLC, 557631774. WorldCat locates one copy of this imprint worldwide (British Library). Inscribed to his mother by English settler who left England for Tasmania at the age of 17:"James Pyke is my name and England is my nation. Baythorn Park is my dwelling place and Christ is my salvation; when I am dead and all my bones rotten, take up this book and in it look then I may not be forgotten". Seller Inventory # 5433