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Lot 255
NEWMAN (Cardinal JOHN HENRY)] Lyra Apostolica, 1836; and 3 others by Newman (5)
Sold for £375 (US$ 629) inc. premium
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Lyra Apostolica, half-title, neat ink index in a nineteenth century hand on final blank, ownership inscription "Saml. H. Walker March 11, 1837" on front free endpaper, bookplate of Claudius Crigan Hawker, Derby, Henry Mozley, and J.G and F. Rivington, 1836; Verses on Religious Subjects, Dublin, James Duffy, 1853; Verses on Various Occasions, upper hinge split, Burn, Oates, 1868--[KEBLE (JOHN] Lyr Innocentium: Thoughts in Verse on Christian Children, half-title, piece of front free endpaper cut away, Oxford, John Henry Parker, 1846, FIRST EDITIONS, bookplate of Simon Nowell-Smith, publisher's cloth, the first 2 with printed label on spine, rubbed, 8vo (5)


  • First edition of Lyra Apostolica, a compendium containing the first literary productions of the Oxford Movement, including 108 poems by J.H. Newman. Most had first appeared (from 1833 onwards) in the pages of the British Magazine, a review started by Hugh James Rose, a Cambridge high-churchman, in defence of the church. Other contributors included John Keble, Richard Hurrell Froude and Robert Isaac Wilberforce.
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