When we were over in England, we were in a used bookstore that literally had three floors covered from floor to ceiling with books. The Religion section had two rows, with books pilled in front of them three layers high! Anyhow, amidst all these books – lots of authors I know but didn’t want to buy at that time (Tillich, Barthe, etc.) Michelle happened upon an original printing of Spurgeon’s Sermons for 1870. It was a great find. There’s no table of contents – I think it was ripped out - but it’s got all the sermons in tact, and it’s in very good condition for a volume that’s passed at least one set of hands.
Some of the other pictures here are of the printings in the spine of the sermons. I'm wondering if these weren't just taken from the normal weekly print of his sermons and bound together. I'm not sure, but I found them interesting nonetheless.
The spine reads, "Published every Thursday by Passmore & Alabaster, 18, Paternoster Row; and may be had of all Booksellers."
Spine reads, "These Sermons are copyright, having been revised and corrected by C.H. Spurgeon, the right of reprinting and translating is therefore reserved."
Spine reads, "Twelve Sermons on various subjects, with a life-like portrait of C.H. Spurgeon. Free by Post for 12 Stamps."
This one's my favorite.