Urgent Invitation to Our Beloved Friend, Jack Cooke. Jack Cooke, Boy Evangelist whose given name was Claud Hanbury Cooke.
Urgent Invitation to Our Beloved Friend, Jack Cooke
Urgent Invitation to Our Beloved Friend, Jack Cooke
Urgent Invitation to Our Beloved Friend, Jack Cooke
Urgent Invitation to Our Beloved Friend, Jack Cooke
Urgent Invitation to Our Beloved Friend, Jack Cooke

Urgent Invitation to Our Beloved Friend, Jack Cooke

n.p. 1905. Hardcover. Unique item. Bound volume containing 22 printed petitions with the holograph signatures of about 1200 British individuals imploring Cooke to return to England to conduct a Second Evangelistic Campaign. Contemporary 1/2 leather. 32cm. Binding has some scuffing and other wear but is generally sound. Some petitions have some soiling and wear. Laid in is a small 15-page pamphlet titled "Life of Jack Cooke, the Famous Boy Preacher which as written by his father Henry Cooke and published circa 1899. Cooke was a sensation as a boy evangelist. One finds quite a bit about him on the internet. He seems to have first appeared on the scene in 1897 and quickly became a sensation. We suspect that growing up ended his time in the religious spotlight. In any event, we found nothing online about any later career. There were a couple of entries about someone with his unusual given name receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees in 1910 and 1912, respectively, from Princeton. Very Good. Item #81361

Price: $200.00