Hare, Julius Charles. The Mission of the Comforter and other Sermons, with Notes. 2 volume set (fine bindings). London: John W. Parker, 1846. First Edition.
Fine full calf set in two volumes. Spine with raised bands in six panels, black & red leather labels, boards with gilt & blind borders, board edges in gilt, page edges and end papers marbled. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4, xvi., 1027 clean pp., tight. Former owner's signature on the ffep of both volumes. Very good. Full calf. 
Julius Charles Hare (1795-1855), b. in Italy to English parents, Anglican archdeacon and theological writer of the "Broad Church Party" who became one of Queen Victoria's chaplains in 1853. He was a classical scholar, a bibliomaniac with over 12,000 volumes in his collection, wealthy, eccentric, is said to have preached over the heads of his parishioners, yet could read in the church in the most simple and touching way. "The eagerness with which he called for sympathy over every passing event of public interest, his uncontrolled vehemence when he detected any wrong or oppression, his triumphant welcome of any chivalrous or disinterested action, his bursts of unspeakable tenderness, the hopeless unpunctuality in everything, especially of every meal, the host often setting off on his long evening ramble as the dinnerbell was ringing, gave a most unusual character to the daily life, and the emotions of the day culminated during his readings aloud in the evening." - DNB.
"He is one of the few men to whom has been granted the happy lot of attaining to the highest eminence in two of the most important branches of learning, and the still greater distinction of devoting to the cause of religious learning the maturity of those powers which had already been exercised with the highest success upon secular scholarship...he was the leader of that revival of English scholarship which took its rise in the just appreciation of the labours of our Teutonic brethren, and the epoch of which was marked by the translation of Niebuhr's History of Rome..." - The Biblical Review and Congregational Magazine (London), Vol. III. 1847.