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BEVAN, FRANCES - The Life of Richard Farel. True Stories of God's Servants Series

London, United Kingdom, Alfred Holness. 1880, 2nd Edition. Card Covers, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Dated from the advertising. "William Farel (1489-1565), né Gillaume Farel, was a French evangelist, and a founder of the Reformed Church in the cantons of Neuchâtel, Berne, Geneva, and Vaud in Switzerland. He is most often remembered for having persuaded John Calvin to remain in Geneva in 1536, and for persuading him to return there in 1541, after their expulsion in 1538. They influenced the government of Geneva to the point that it became a theocratic state, the "Protestant Rome", where Protestants took refuge and non-Protestants were persecuted. Together with Calvin, Farel worked to train missionary preachers who spread the Protestant cause to other countries, and especially to France." CONDITION Green cloth with elaborate decoration, titles and borders in bright Gilt and Black encised (very slight wear) Black eps, pp xvii 405 with 12 nice engraved illus and vignettes. pp viii of advertising to rear with 2 nice illus. Copy is bright and crisp. Has gift inscription to front dated 1886 along with another name. Photographs of Farels' tombstone laid in and photocopy of portrait pasted to blank page near front. Very Good.
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4363] Book number 13408

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