The Sixth Trumpeter
The Story of Jezreel and his Tower
First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14.5cm, 154pp
An interesting account of the Jezreelites of Kent, a Southcottian sect in the 1880s, and its ill-fated building project. They a massive brick structure adorned with strange symbols known as "Jezreel's Tower", which stood near the top of Chatham Hill until its demolition in 1961. The story of the fantastic James Jershom Jezreel (alias James Rowland White) and his wife (Queen Esther) and of the string of businesses established by the Jezreelites in Chatham and Gillingham makes one of the most curious chapters in the history of English religious enthusiasm.
The book is in good strong readable condition. There is a little tanning and scuffing to the front endpaper and pastedown but the main body of text is in good order with secure binding. The dustwrapper is rubbed and chipped to all edges and the spine and with slight loss to the spine ends but is now within a protective sleeve.
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