The Evangelical Museum or Christian Ladies Complete Pocket Book for 1838
London: Suttaby & Co., 1837. Flexible leather boards with fold-around flap closure, pencil holder and pocket inside the cover. All edges gilt. 4.75 x 3.25 inches. Engraved frontispiece and title page, plus 10 engravings of various city-, sea- and landscapes from Paris to Cornwall printed across 6 leaves. 35pp total, with calendar and engravings inserted between 23-25. Very Good to Near Fine condition with mild rubbing; leather still supple and clasp functional.
Sparingly used as a general diary of important dates, with entries for deaths and weddings noted up through the 1850s, around 15-20 entries in total. Frontis portrait of Rev. Charles Simeon, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church who had died in 1836. A good deal of the opening text is dedicated to his biography, followed with various scriptural and poetic verses promoting Christian piety. List of London-area churches and meeting houses at rear. A particularly uncommon version of the popular "pocket" diary, with handsome engravings to boot.