1905 JESSIE PENN-LEWIS. Assemblage of 10 Volumes, 2 Autographed, by Welsh Revival, Keswick Pioneer.
1905 JESSIE PENN-LEWIS. Assemblage of 10 Volumes, 2 Autographed, by Welsh Revival, Keswick Pioneer.
1905 JESSIE PENN-LEWIS. Assemblage of 10 Volumes, 2 Autographed, by Welsh Revival, Keswick Pioneer.
1905 JESSIE PENN-LEWIS. Assemblage of 10 Volumes, 2 Autographed, by Welsh Revival, Keswick Pioneer.
1905 JESSIE PENN-LEWIS. Assemblage of 10 Volumes, 2 Autographed, by Welsh Revival, Keswick Pioneer.

1905 JESSIE PENN-LEWIS. Assemblage of 10 Volumes, 2 Autographed, by Welsh Revival, Keswick Pioneer.

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A wonderful assemblage of very early editions, first editions, and signed editions of works by one of the most important influences on Evan Roberts and the Welsh Revival, Jessie Penn-Lewis [1861-1927]. She also played a critical role in the Keswick movement, as one of its earliest and most female "deeper life" theologians and teachers. In 1901, I believe she was the first female to address a mixed gender audience at Keswick. She was also a frequent speaker for the higher life conferences of the YWCA and Mildmay movements as well. Her fame as a speaker crossed the Atlantic and she was invited to preach for R. A. Torrey and for A. B. Simpson. 

Her most notable early spiritual influences were her relationship with Keswick founder, Evan H. Hopkins, her reading of The Spirit of Christ by Andrew Murray, and her encounter with the Spiritual Torrents of Madame Guyon. 

In some ways she may be viewed as the critical hinge upon which the Welsh Revival first swung. In 1902, with her Welsh Calvinistic Roots, she was approached at the Keswick Convention by a group of Welsh Christians asking her aid in forming a Keswick movement in Wales. She helped launch the convention in 1903, and was a speaker there at multiple services. It was there that R. A. Torrey preached his messages that led to the prayer meetings that launched the Welsh Revival.

Penn-Lewis became the mentor to the young Evan Roberts and reported on the Welsh Revival for the Life of Faith magazine for the Keswick movement. So close was the relationship between Roberts and Penn-Lewis, that when Roberts experienced his breakdown in 1905, he moved in with the Penn-Lewis family to recuperate. The two then together founded The Overcomer [1908] periodical and wrote War on the Saints [1912]. 

Penn-Lewis autographs are quite scarce; delighted to have two of them in this fine assemblage. Also includes her scarce work on women in ministry and her work on the Welsh Revival proper. 

Face to Face. Glimpses into the Inner Life of Moses the Man of God. Bournemouth. The Overcomer Book Room. Nd. c.1910. 95pp. Very good with minor stain on front panel. Otherwise very solid, crisp, and clean.

The Message of the Cross. London. Marshall Brothers. 1898. 1st Edition. 67pp. Good + to very good with some rubbing at extremities; very crisp and clean. 

The Climax of the Risen Life. London. Marshall Brothers. 1909. 1st Edition. 70pp. Good + with some light pencil marks on front board; minor toning. Inscribed and signed on the blank ffep by Jessie Penn-Lewis, "Rev. W. Hill. With thankful memories of his visit to Leicester. May, 1909." 

The Warfare with Satan and the Way of Victory. London. Marshall Brothers. Nd. Preface dated 1907. 70pp. Wraps. Good + to very good with light toning at extremities. 

Spiritual Perplexities. Gleanings from Conference Hours. Leicester. The Overcomer. c.1912. 25pp. Wraps. Very good with light toning at extremities. 

Soul and Spirit. A Glimpse into Bible Psychology. Together with Papers on "Soul Force" versus "Spirit Force" from the Overcomer. Third Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Leicester. The Overcomer Book Room. Nd. c.1915. 81pp. Very good cloth, minor stain on ffep. Small clip on blank ffep.

Thy Hidden Ones. Union with Christ as Traced in the Song of Songs. London. Marshall Brothers. 1899. 1st Edition. 164pp. Very good. Inscribed and signed on the blank ffep by Jessie Penn-Lewis, "To H E S. In memory of those hours in 27 Litanie when we fed upon the hidden manna & with the deepest gratitude of JPL - for the Messenger of life sent by the Father's love. July 15, 1899." Very good condition. 

The Cross of Calvary and its Message. London. Marshall Brothers. 1909. Third Edition. 155pp. Good + cloth with some light rubbing at extremities. Very solid and clean. 

The "Magna Charta" of Woman "According to the Scriptures." Being Light upon the Subject Gathered from Dr. Katherine Bushnell's Text Book, "God's Word to Women." Overcomer. 1948. Distribed by Dr. Katherine Bushnell Estate, Los Angeles, California. 43pp. Wraps. Very good. 

The Awakening in Wales and some of the Hidden Springs, by Mrs. Penn-Lewis. With an Introduction on Welsh Revivals by J. Cynddylan Jones. London. Marshall Brothers. 1905. 86pp. Very good with just a few minor textual marks. Spine titling faded.