Ker, John. The Psalms in History and Biography. Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1887. First Edition.
Maroon cloth with gilt spine titles, light wear to the corners, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 1888 gift inscription, xvi., 219 clean and unmarked pp. Very good. Hardcover. 
"A commentary on a new, striking, and marvelously interesting plan. The student, with this work in his hand, will find the Psalms a new book, and will receive a start on a new line of inquiry. The Introduction is in Dr. Ker's best style. We wish for it a very wide and long career of usefulness." - United Presbyterian Magazine.
"This little book will be received with profound gratitude, and take its place among the most valued possessions of the Church. The Introduction, dealing with the biographical interest of the Psalms, their connection with Christ, and their influence upon Christendom, is full of luminous thought and subtle penetration; and scarcely less valuable is the Appendix on the Metrical Versions of the Psalms. No devout Christian should be without a copy of this choice and invaluable book." - Baptist Magazine.
John Ker (1819-1886), Scottish minister of the United Presbyterian Church, from 1876 Professor of Practical Training in their Theological Hall.