From Manger to Throne
Embracing a new life of Jesus the Christ, and a history of Palestine and its people
(including Dr. Talmage’s account of his journey to, through, and from the Christ-land
by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage
WM. Dobell & Co., 1889, black and white plates, engravings and illustrations throughout, black and white frontispiece, decorated end papers, presentation page, hardcover with gilt lettering and illustrations
Good Condition, edge and shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, rubbing and bumping to spine and covers, cracked hinge, some finger print like markings, but otherwise clean and bright (see photographs)
“The preparation of this volume was commenced early in 1945 when members of the Army, following a practice introduced with “Khaki and Green” in 1943, were invited to take part in a competition for contributions. This produced the usual excellent results and the book was ready for the printer early in August.
By then the Australian Army was fighting along an inland front from Bougainville to Borneo – a battle-line stretching across the north of Australia, longer than the distance from Sydney to Perth, and equal to the distance from the Normandy beaches to the Persian Gulf. In those days the commonest phrase on the lips of Australians – servicemen and women and civilians alike – was “Up North”, and it was intended to publish the book under this title.
With the sudden ending of the war it was decided to revise the book and defer production until pictures of the final scenes in this great conflict could be included. A change in the title was thought to be desirable. The book was again ready for the printer late in September. Then other causes outside the control of the editors and publishers further delayed production...”