The Story Books of Little Gidding

The Story Books of Little Gidding
The Story Books of Little Gidding
Excerpt from The Story Books of Little Gidding: Being the Religious Dialogues Recited in the Great Room, 1631-2The Story Books of Little Gidding consist of five manuscript folio volumes, mostly in Nicholas Ferrar's own handwriting, and were all bound by Mary Collet in black morocco with gilt edges. The penmanship, which is exquisite, possesses a few noticeable peculiarities, such as the accent over the article "a" - (a) - and the brace which connects "ct" and "st" - ("affection," "stand," &c. A distinctive feature, also, of these and all other writings done at Little Gidding, is the heading of every page with the sacred monogram, I H S.The history of the Story Books, so far as it is known, is as follows. In the year 1631 (1632) the first volume was completed and presented, first to old Mrs. Ferrar, afterwards, by her wish, to Mr. and Mrs. Collet's eldest daughter, Mrs. Joshua Mapletost, of Margetting, Essex. In the course of the next few years three other volumes were compiled at Little Gidding, copies of which were most probably transcribed and forwarded to this much-loved absent member of the family; for her uncle Nicholas had assured her (p. liv.) "that of every good thing that God shall impart to us, you shall ever have as liberal and free a communication as wee can possibly make you." The fifth volume is a duplicate of the first part of Vol. II., made for some other absentee.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.