1830s ORIGINAL 500+ PAGE MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF METHODIST SERMONS, ESSAYS, THEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE AND HANDWRITTEN TESTIMONY OF HAUNTINGS AND APPARITIONS

By: JOHN RABY

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On offer is a super, significant manuscript book of Methodist Theological essays, sermons and religious reflections handwritten by itinerant Methodist preacher John Raby of Clitheroe in Lancashire. Titled "Theological Essays the Outlines of Sermons and Miscellaneous Observations on Divers Passages of the Scriptures, Volume Second. Begun in Clitheroe By John Raby. Feb.y 7th 1836 And Finished…" [no final date given the almost 550 pages]. The author has created an index of the contents to the rear. Historians and researchers of early 19th Century religious teachings and thought will have a treasure trove but included in this massive effort are two narratives of hauntings and apparitions as revealed to Raby in his wanderings. A third notable handwritten copy of 'The Missionary's Farewell' which was circulating in England from the 1820s in the Evangelical Magazine. The two ghost narratives are nine pages in total. The first is recounted by Raby as coming from 'Mr Peter Mill when on his death bed who commenced his itinerant labours in 1774 and died at Hull April 1806'. The haunting took place in Crowle in Lincolnshire in 1783 and despite Mill's sceptical belief that the apparition 'was possessed of flesh and bones a Mischievous Ghost in a human body', he is changed by a night (vividly described) which he spent in the haunted house: 'once he felt as if a Man's foot come on his foot with considerable pressure. Stubborn facts now drove away all his incredulity, his nerves were shook and his mind exceedingly agitated.' This is followed by the revelation from a woman living near by that the commotion is caused by the spirit of a friend who she summoned to attest to the fact. A second shorter apparition narrative follows, retold from a Methodist preacher on the Bristol circuit, in which the apparition foretells a death. The book is a large 10 x 8 inch book has a black leather spine and tips over marbled board. Typical rubbing but overall G+.

Title: 1830s ORIGINAL 500+ PAGE MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF METHODIST SERMONS, ESSAYS, THEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE AND HANDWRITTEN TESTIMONY OF HAUNTINGS AND APPARITIONS

Author Name: JOHN RABY

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Rare Book,

Publisher: CLITHEROE, LANCASHIRE ENGLAND BRITAIN, 1830

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0002001

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