An Essay on the Christmas Decoration of Churches: with an appendix on the mode of decorating churches for Easter, the School Feast, Harvest Thanksgiving, Confirmation, a Marriage, and a Baptism. Illustrated. By The Rev. Edward L. Cutts, B.A. :

By: CUTTS, Edward L. [ Cutts, Edward Lewes (1824–1901) ]

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Third Edition with additional matter and illustrations. A very good original binding. 8vo. 9.00" x 5.50" x 0.50". [6pp.]/pp.96 . Blind stamp green cloth with gilt titles to front board. Corners bumped and edges rubbed. Original yellow endpapers. Recent bookplate to the verso of the front board. Small red & white binder's label to the bottom of the verso of the front board: "Williamson Bookbinder &c. Lincoln." Light foxing to title-page and "Contents", otherwise clean text on lightly toned paper. A very good copy well illustrated with numerous wood cuts within the text, an engraved frontis and two other full-page plates: "Texts with Ornamental Borders" (double-page); and "East End with Reredos, &c." ** "Cutts, Edward Lewes (1824–1901), antiquary, born on 2 March 1824, at Sheffield, was son of John Priston Cutts, optician, by Mary, daughter of Robert Waterhouse. He was educated at Sheffield Collegiate School and graduated B.A. at Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1848. Being ordained in the same year, he was curate successively of Ide Hill, Kent, until 1850, of Coggeshall, Essex, until 1857, and of Kelvedon until 1859, and was perpetual curate of Billericay until 1865. He had already acted also as local organising secretary of the Additional Curates Society, and on leaving Billericay became general secretary of the society in London, resigning in 1871, on presentation to the vicarage of Holy Trinity, Haverstock Hill. In 1876 Cutts was selected by the Arch-bishops of Canterbury and York to visit the East and inquire into the position of the Syrian and Chaldean churches; his report resulted in the formation of the Arch-bishop's Mission to the Assyrian Christians. He described his travels in 'Christians under the Crescent in Asia' (1887). Although accepting the ecclesiastical views of the high church party, he was sympathetic with every school of thought within the church. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of the South, U.S.A. Cutts long devoted himself to archaeology and the study of ecclesiastical history. In 1849 he published 'A Manual for the Study of the Sepulchral Slabs and Crosses of the Middle Ages.' This was followed in 1853 by 'Colchester Castle not a Roman Temple,' and in 1872 by 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages,' a series of articles contributed originally to the 'Art Journal'; in 1888 by 'Colchester,' in Freeman and Hunt's series of 'Historic Towns'; in 1893 by 'History of Early Christian Art'; and in 1898 by 'Parish Priests and their People in the Middle Ages in England.' Among his works on Church history are 'Turning Points of English Church History' (1874); 'Turning Points of General Church History' (1877); 'A Dictionary of the Church of England' (1887); ' A Handy Book of the Church of England' (1892); and 'Augustine of Canterbury' (1895) in Methuen's 'English Leaders of Religion.' The most notable of his religious works are 'A Devotional History of Our Lord' (1882) and 'Some Chief Truths of Religion' (1875), which was translated into Swahili and printed at the Universities Mission Press at Zanzibar in 1895. From 1852 to 1866 he was honorary secretary of the Essex Archæological Society and editor of its 'Transactions.' Cutts died at Holy Trinity Vicarage, Haverstock Hill, on 2 Sept. 1901, and was buried at Brookwood cemetery, Woking. He married on 23 April 1846 Marian, daughter of Robert Knight of Nottingham, and by her had ten children, seven of whom survived him. Mrs. Cutts died on 14 Dec. 1889. [The Times, 4 and 6 Sept. 1901; Guardian, 11 Sept. 1901; Athenæum, 7 Sept. 1901; information from his son, John E. K. Cutts, F.R.I.B.A.] " - See Wikisource .

Title: An Essay on the Christmas Decoration of Churches: with an appendix on the mode of decorating churches for Easter, the School Feast, Harvest Thanksgiving, Confirmation, a Marriage, and a Baptism. Illustrated. By The Rev. Edward L. Cutts, B.A. :

Author Name: CUTTS, Edward L. [ Cutts, Edward Lewes (1824–1901) ]

Categories: 19TH CENTURY,

Publisher: London: Horace Cox, 10, Wellington Street, Strand, W.C., 1868 . : 0:

ISBN Number: 0

Seller ID: 41199

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