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The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (28 January 1834 – 2 January 1924) of Lew Trenchard in Devon, England, was an Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist, folk song collector and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, the manor house of Lew Trenchard, near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel. He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being “Onward, Christian Soldiers” and “Now the Day Is Over”. He also translated the carol “Gabriel’s Message” from the Basque language to English.

Nate D. Sanders Auctions sold a handwritten and signed copy of Sabine Baring-Gould’s “Onward, Christian Soldiers” for $2,000. Please see details below:

Sabine Baring-Gould Autograph Lyrics Signed to His Iconic Hymn, “Onward, Christian Soldiers”

“Onward, Christian Soldiers” is a 19th-century English hymn. The words were written by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1865, and the music was composed by Arthur Sullivan in 1871. Sullivan named the tune “St Gertrude,” after the wife of his friend Ernest Clay Ker Seymer, at whose country home he composed the tune. The Salvation Army adopted the hymn as its favoured processional. The piece became Sullivan’s most popular hymn. The hymn’s theme is taken from references in the New Testament to the Christian being a soldier for Christ, for example II Timothy 2:3 (KJV): “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

Autograph lyrics signed for “Onward, Christian Soldiers” by Sabine Baring-Gould, who wrote the perennially popular hymn in 1865, reportedly in a burst of creativity that took only 15 minutes. The hymn has since been sung at such important events as the Atlantic Charter in 1941, by The Salvation Army as its preferred processional, and often in Civil Rights protest. Single page measures 6.5″ x 11.75″, comprised of five 8-line stanzas, boldly signed at the conclusion “S. Baring-Gould”. Folds, uniform toning, and expert restoration to verso, overall very good plus condition. Sold for $2,000.

Sabine Baring Gould Onward Christian Soldiers signed
Sabine Baring-Gould Autograph Lyrics Signed to His Iconic Hymn, “Onward, Christian Soldiers”. Click to enlarge.

We also sold the following items:

George Gershwin Signed Book Inscribed

Extremely rare George Gershwin inscribed biography. “George Gershwin” by Issac Goldberg. Inscribed in ink to front free endpaper: “For Robert Garland / A Baltimore boy who made good in the big city. / With Admiration, / George Gershwin / Sept, 29,1931…” Gershwin adds handwritten music to his inscription from his 2nd Rhapsody. Excellent condition. Sold for $3,546.

Sabine Baring Gould Onward Christian Soldiers signed
George Gershwin Signed Book Inscribed. Click to enlarge.
George Gershwin Book Inscription. Click to enlarge.

Kurt Weill Autograph Manuscript Quotation Signed for ”Song of the Free” — Also With John Steuart Curry Original Drawing Signed

Kurt Weill autograph manuscript quotation signed to Mary MacArthur, daughter of actress Helen Hayes. Weill, composer of ”The Threepenny Opera”, draws the manuscript quotation with lyrics to his ”Song of the Free.” It reads ”We were born free men, we’ll be free until we die, there’ll be none to tell us when, there’ll be none to tell us why.” The inscription reads ”Dear Mary, I just wrote this song to Archibald [MacLeish] / Macleish’s mom, – and I hope it will be your / wedding march! Kurt Weill”. Above this AMQS by Weill, the American painter John Steuart Curry draws a sunburst and pastoral scene in black ink. He writes, ”For Mary MacArthur / My verses make things worses / JC”. Piece is done on a blank book page measuring 7” x 8.25”. Near fine. Sold for $1,562.

Sabine Baring Gould Onward Christian Soldiers signed
Kurt Weill Autograph Manuscript Quotation Signed for ”Song of the Free”. Click image to enlarge.

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Samuel Francis Smith Signed, Handwritten Stanza of His Poem “America”

Handwritten and signed copy of the first stanza of Samuel Francis Smith’s poem “America,” on a 4.75″ x 3″ card, which he also dates 1884. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Smith’s hand, and by a separate postcard to the original recipient of the quote, Mr. W.P. Hopkins, in which Smith notes, “1832 is the date of the writing of ‘My country.’ The date of my birth is Oct. 21, 1808. S.F.S.” Postcard is dated 16 January 1885. Mailing envelope shows some light foxing; other two pieces are in very fine condition. Sold for $1,430.

Sabine Baring Gould Onward Christian Soldiers signed
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Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signed — Dated November 1814, a Month After Publishing “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Autograph letter signed by Francis Scott Key, the author of America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Dated 7 November 1814, approximately one month after his famous poem was published in the “Patriot.” Letter concerns Key’s legal work and instructs the recipient, “Beale” to countermand a writ that Key had ordered. Signed “F.Key / Nov. 7th 1814.” Letter is in good condition with toning, especially along folds which are starting to separate. Measures 7.75″ x 9.25″, housed in a frame measuring 22.5″ x 15″. Sold for $1,074.

Francis Scott Key Autograph Letter Signe. Click to enlarge.

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