"My little tasks - the little tasks even of my little life - claim the divinest inspirations": First edition of Reverend Phillips Brook's Perennials
Perennials: Selections From the Writings of Reverend Phillips Brooks.
Brooks, Reverend Phillips.$125.00
Item Number: 81240
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1898.
First edition of this book of aphorisms created by American Episcopal clergyman and lyricist Phillips Brooks, best known for writing the lyrics to the Christmas hymn, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Small octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, green marbled endpapers. In very good condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Phillips Brooks served as the Rector of Boston's majestic Trinity Church as well as the Bishop of Massachusetts. He was particularly remembered for his dynamic sermons and for championing the liturgical movement particularly congregational singing at the liturgy, for which he lyricized many hymns.