Book Details + Condition: Passmore and Alabaster (London). First Edition, 1879. Small hardcover measuring 5" x 3.5", with embossed decoration and gilt lettering. 224 pages. A scarce collection of biographical sketches of outlandish and untraditional preachers by famed English Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon, nicknamed the 'Prince of Preachers'. A prolific writer of sermons, he was firmly opposed to the slave trade. His orations are still held in extremely high esteem for his captivating sermons. Here, Spurgeon writes about the definition and causes of eccentricity before delving into the lives of other Christian religious leaders known for their unusual personalities, including Hugh Latimer, John Berridge, Rowland Hill, Edward Taylor, Billy Bray, and more. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with some fading and discoloration; psalm handwritten by previous owner to front free endpaper; interior text is otherwise is clean and free of markings.