Parables of the Cross by I. Lilias Trotter


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A devotional work on the nature of life and death accompanied by the author’s exquisite illustrations of flowers from the Algerian countryside.

Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928) was an artist and a missionary for over 38 years to the Muslims of Algeria. John Ruskin believed that if she would devote herself to art "she would be the greatest living painter and do things that would be immortal”.

Marshall, Morgan & Scott, Limited, c1890. First edition. 60pp 16 coloured plates. Oblong hardcover. Publishers’ original terracotta cloth 1/3 white leather, a few small stains to boards, corners rubbed, internally clean. A very good copy. Scarce.

“These are the things which, small as they are in this world’s count, have the very pulse of eternity beating through them”