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St John's College K.41 (James 350)

William Craven, Sermons on Gibbon. English, early nineteenth century


William Craven, Master of St John's College (d. 1815): drafts of sermons, apparently preached in College and drawing on Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1807-13.

220x175 mm. individual foliation for fifteen termly sermons. College bookplate (nineteenth century) inside front cover.

Autograph. Various paper, some folded. Sermons bound together in nineteenth century, perhaps posthumously.