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Handel's Messiah.- Kidder (Richard) A Demonstration of the Messias, first edition, second issue with initial blank and without "Part 1" to title p., erasure mark with hole to title, contemporary speckled calf, upper cover detached, a little worn, 8vo, by J.Hepinstall, 1684.

⁂ Richard Kidder (1633-1703), Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1691 until his death when he, along with his wife, was crushed by a falling chimney stack during the Great Storm of 1703.

A Demonstration of the Messias is regarded as a key influence upon the librettist Charles Jennens when writing the words for Handel's Messiah.

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Handel's Messiah.- Kidder (Richard) A Demonstration of the Messias, first edition, second issue with initial blank and without "Part 1" to title p., erasure mark with hole to title, contemporary speckled calf, upper cover detached, a little worn, 8vo, by J.Hepinstall, 1684.

⁂ Richard Kidder (1633-1703), Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1691 until his death when he, along with his wife, was crushed by a falling chimney stack during the Great Storm of 1703.

A Demonstration of the Messias is regarded as a key influence upon the librettist Charles Jennens when writing the words for Handel's Messiah.

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