Robertson of Irvine - Poet-Preacher - Arthur Guthrie 1890 - Ardrossan, London - Second Edition A finely bound copy, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait and calotype plate of Trinity Church, Irvine from a photograph.

William Bruce Robertson (1820 – 1886), Scottish divine, was born at Greenhill, St. Ninians, Stirling, 24 May, 1820, and was educated at the University of Glasgow and at the Secession Theological Hall, Edinburgh, where he made the acquaintance of Thomas de Quincey, and on his recommendation went to the University of Halle and studied under Friedrich Tholuck.

After travelling in Italy and Switzerland he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Stirling and Falkirk in 1843, and was soon after ordained at the United Secession Church (after 1847, the United Presbyterian Church) in Irvine, Ayrshire. In this charge he remained for 35 years, exercising from his pulpit a truly magnetic influence.’
  Provenance: Later of David Fyfe Anderson (1904-88), Scottish surgeon, with his name dated 1986, to bookplate.

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  Finely bound in full black morocco, spine titled and tooled in gilt, bust of Robertson Irving blocked in gilt to front panel, with double fillet borders, edges and turn-ins decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Near fine, rubbing to corners, light spotting to foredge, and frontis tissue guard   Ref: 107064   Price: HK$ 1,500