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An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ, BELLAMY, JOSEPH
1 BELLAMY, JOSEPH An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ
Joseph Bellamy's An Essay on the Nature and Glory of theGospel of Jesus Christ, Boston, 1762, First Edition 1762 First Edition leather good+ 12mo in 6's; 10.7 x 16.6cm, Boston Early signature on front free endpaper: "Daniel E
BELLAMY, JOSEPH. An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: As also on The Nature and Consequences of Spiritual Blindness: and The Nature and Effects of Divine Illumination. Designed as a Supplement to the Author's Letters and Dialogues on the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, and Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life. By Joseph Bellamy, A.M. Minister of the Gospel in Behlem, in New-England. "We all with open Face, beholding as in a Glass "the Glory of the Lord, are changed into the "same Image. "But if our Gospel is hid, it is hid to them that "are lost. Boston, N.E. Printed and Sold by S. Kneeland, in Queen street, opposite to the Probate Office. 1762, 12mo in 6's, 10.7 x 16.6cm. $550.00 Joseph Bellamy(1719-1790) ardent disciple of Jonathan Edwards and earliest and most faithful of his successors. "He was full of enthusiasm for the Great Awakening, and for the New Light theology inaugurated by Jonathan Edwards, which had been the occasion of the revival, since it enabled the preacher to call men to repentance, as the older Calvinism had not. In this vein he preached with fervor, cogency, and success, first to his own parish, and from 1742 on, from place to place in and around Connecticut for part of the year, during several years... Settling down at the close of the revival he bagan writing in defense of this new theology... Young men came to him to study for the ministry, and a sort of theological seminary grew up in this tiny backwwods settlement... He was a striking example of bold independent thinking in early New England."--Dictionary of American Biography, II:165. We offer the First Edition of his An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A few quotes from the book: "Section VI. Vindictive Justice an amiable Perfection the Diety; a Beauty in the Divine Character. Vindictive Justice is that Perfection in the Divine Nature, whereby God is inclined to punish Sin according to it's Desert...God's giving his Son to die in our Stead, to redeem us from the Curse of the Law, as led some to think, that God is not inclinded to punish Sinc according to it's Desert: whereas his Inclination to punish Sin according to it's Desert, induced him to give his Son to die in our Stead."--p.95. "Section XI. The Nature of Divine Illumination... To see the Holy Beauty of God's moral Character, to see the Beauty of Holiness, to have Holiness appear beautiful and seem lovely to the Soul, is of the same Nature as to love Holiness; but to love Holiness, is Holiness it self."--pp.201, 205-206. Bound original calf with raised bands and double gilt fine fillet lines outlining bands and red morocco title label, covers scuffed and rubbed some, endpapers split at inside hinges but hinges tight, light tanning of pages, light foxing but a bit heavier on endpaeprs. Collation: A6, a2, B-Y6, Z2. D3 mis-signed C3. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi Preface, (8) Contents, [1]-254pp. (2) vi (8) 254pp. Evans: American Bibliography #9064. Early signature on front free endpaper: "Daniel Emerson's." 
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2 DANA Letters to the Rev. Professor Stuart, Comprising Remarks on His Essay
19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-CROCKER & BREWSTER 
DANA, DANIEL. Letters to the Rev. Professor Stuart, Comprising Remarks on His Essay of Sin, Published in the American Biblical Repository for April and July, 1839. By Daniel Dana, D.D. Minister of the Gospel in Newburyport. Boston: Printed by Crocker & Brewster, 47, Washington Street. 1839. Octavo. Pamphlet, disbound, side-stitched, light foxing--a little heavier on first and last several pages. Collation: 1-64. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-46pp, (2) blank. American Imprints #39-55246. Daniel Dana (1771-1859) pastor in Newburyport, Ma., and longtime member of the Board of Trustees for Phillips Academy & Andover Theological Seminary, answers Moses Stuart's Essay on Sin. "The object of your Essay seems to be, to disprove and explode the doctrine of original sin, or of native depravity; taking these terms in their ordinarily received, and well understood sense."--p.4. This is followed by 9 letters to Stuart on original sin and native depravity, in which Dana objects to Stuart's views and terminology. 
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A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion.  Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not.  Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections., EDWARDS, JONATHAN.
3 EDWARDS, JONATHAN. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion. Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not. Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections.
1746 First Edition Leather Book Octavo, 14 x 20 x 3cm binding; 13.2 x 19.5cm page Boston 
Jonathan Edwards' Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, First Edition, 1746


EDWARDS, JONATHAN. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion. Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not. Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections. By Jonathan Edwards, A.M. And Pastor of the first Church in Northampton. [11 lines of scripture texts] Boston: Printed for S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queen-street, over against the Prison. 1746. Octavo, 14 x 20 x 3cm binding; 13.2 x 19.5cm page block. $1,500.00

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Congregational clergyman, theologian, philosopher. "During the rise of enthusiasm in New England in the Great Awakening, Edwards fused Calvinism, Plotonism, Pietism, and Lockean empiricism into a system of religious philosophy. In it the absolute sovereignty of God beomes an 'inward, sweet delight,' not through reason but by an additional or sixth sense... The claim of Edwards to be the founder of the New England 'school' of 'Reformed Divinity' is based upon three works... Freedom of the Will... The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended...and A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections... These works, with some other writings, reveal Edwards the philosopher, Lockean pyschologist, and empirical thinker, who used the new philosophy to bolster traditional theology, to become 'the eighteenth-century philosophical apologist for the truths of the Christian religion'"--Nelson R. Burr: A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, 2 vols. 1961, pp979-980.

Re The Treatise Concering Religious Affections, we quote the Dict of Amer. Biography: "Since, however, in Connecticut and central Massachusetts, revivals resulted in social cleavage and church divisions with partisan conflict between exponents of religion as violent emotion and those who regarded it as rectitude of conduct, Edwards needed to intervene further by a series of sermons in 1742-43 which became A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, published in 1746. This is the supreme expression of Edwards's psychology of religion. The mind has two activities: understanding, and inclination or will, the latter having inseparable aspects of affections and choice, since man wills what he loves. True religion involves both activities. While in great part it consists in holy affections, there must also be light to the understanding implied in all reasonable affections. At great length he cautions against reliance on mere intensity of feeling, on its effect on the body, on fervor of speech, or on a confidence in righteousness which may be only exalted natural feeling..."--Dict. Amer. Biography, VI:34.

Bound full sheep, double panel in constrasting brown, rubbed & scuffed, old 8cm long scrape on front cover, recently professionaly rebacked and top two corners recornered, spine with raised bands outlined by single fillets to match original spine, light to medium foxing, mark-off from turn-ins on endpapers, front free endpaper just slightly tattered along fore-edge.

Note: this binding closely matches binding #8 (a Boston 1747 binding) in Frederick E. Masers's Bookbinding in America 1680-1910, p.46.

Early signatures on top of front free endpaper: "Josph Fisks - 27/0 Dom: 1747" and also "Joseph Fisk's Book Dom 1764."

Collation: [A]4, B-Y8, Z4, *4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi preface, 1-343 text, (1) errors to be corrected, (8) A Table of the Contents of the foregoing Treatise. Verso of the last page contains "The Booksellers Advertisement." Evans: Amer. Bibliography #5767. Johnson: Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards #97. First Edition.
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History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies., EDWARDS, JONATHAN.
4 EDWARDS, JONATHAN. History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies.
1793 Leather Book Octavo, 13.3 x 21.4 x 4.5cm. New York 
Jonathan Edwards' History of Redemption, NY, T. & J. Swords, 1793


EDWARDS, JONATHAN. History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies. By the Late Reverend Jonathan Edwards, President of the College of New Jersey. To which are how [sic] added Notes, Historical, Critical, and Theological, with the Life and Experience of the Author. Whoso is wise, and will consider these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.--Psa.cvii. New-York: Printed by T. and J. Swords, for the Editor, M,DCC,XCIII. [1793]. Octavo, 13.3 x 21.4 x 4.5cm. $350.00

Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758, "the first great philosophic intelligence in American history... He created the first great religious revival of modern times; intensified the power of Calvinism to stem the tide of the world's new thought; fused the iron logic of that system with a rapture of mystic communion; and initiated a New England Theology as a new chapter in the history of doctrine"--Francis A. Christie in Dictionary of American Biography, VI:36-37.

Regarding his History of Redemption: "Yet another aspect of Edwards' thought, never fully expressed before his early death, is detailed in his projected A History of the Work of Redemption... edited by John Erskine, which is believed to constitute Edwards' claim to real originality: a system of theology in the form of a history of God's work of redemption."--Nelson R. Burr: A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, pp.982-83.

Bound full tree calf with red morocco title label and horizontal single fillets dividing spine into 6 compartments, small chip and start of crack at top of front hinge, covers rubbed and scuffed a little, rear cover corners are worn through leather, front corners bumped a bit, fore-edges of first four pages worn with short tears into edge, large dampstain on frontispiece and on last four leaves & endpapers, light to heavy foxing , small narrow piece torn from bottom margin of leaf 3E2--about 2cm into margin and 2-6mm wide.

Collation: [A]-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4F4, last leaf is ads. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-v, "Advertisement," signed by David Austin, and dated "Elizabeth-Town, Dec. 1, 1793," (1) blank, [vii]-ix Preface by Edwards the Younger, p.[x] Advertisement to this edition, xi-xii Authors cited, [3]-573pp., (13) Index, (4) Table of Texts, (2) ads. Johnson: The Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758 A Bibliography, #250. Evans #25433.
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An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness., HOPKINS, SAMUEL
5 HOPKINS, SAMUEL An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness.
1791 Leather Book . Duodecimo, 10.2 x 15.5cm page block; 10.5 x 15 New York 
Samuel Hopkins' An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness, 2nd Edition, NY, 1791 A work that explained his influential doctrine of disinterested benevolence.


HOPKINS, SAMUEL. An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness. By Samuel Hopkins, D.D. Pastor of the first Congregational Church in Newport. Newport--Printed. New-York:--Re-printed For M. Smith and C. Davis, by William Duell, No. 19, Queen-Street. MDCCXCI. [1791]. Duodecimo, 10.2 x 15.5cm page block; 10.5 x 15.9 x 2.8cm binding. $375.00

Samuel Hopkins (1721-1803) New England theologian. "Hopkins is chiefly remembered, however, for his profound influence on New England theology. The pupil and intimate friend of Jonathan Edwards, he carried the principles of the New Divinity to their logical conclusions. This he did in a fashion so complete and acceptable to large numbers of thinking men of his day that his school of thought was called "Hopkinsianism," and its philosophy, which quickened the spiritual life of New England, largely prevailed until different modes of thinking discredited its premises and antiquated its methods. He was the first of the New England theologians to form his teachings into a closely articulated scheme, and his System of Doctrines Contained in Divine Revelation, is the presentation of the matured thought which he had preached and written in pamphlets during his long life. He taught that a sovereign God does all things for his own glory and the greatest happiness of the whole; sin and evil are the occasion of great good as through his dealings with them the Deity displays his divine justice and mercy. ...the `system' as a whole, with its teaching of disinterested benevolence as the supreme motive of the individual, was of great ethical value, and its conception of a universe steadily set towards the greatest happiness of all had real spiritual grandeur..."--Dict. of Amer. Biography, IX:218. "In 1773 he published An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness, a work that explained his influential doctrine of disinterested benevolence. He defined true holiness as radical selflessness; ultimately, he argued, a truly virtuous person ought to be willing to be damned, if necessary, for the glory of God and the good of humankind. He also began to see the connection between disinterested benevolence and the antislavery cause, and in 1776 he published A Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans. Hopkins described slavery as a sin, claimed that British attacks on American liberty were providential punishment for the oppression of blacks, and insisted that the revolutionary cause would not prosper until freedom was extended to slaves. Thus, in the Dialogue and other works Hopkins linked the Revolution and slavery in a providential framework that was one of the central religious elements in the first major antislavery movement in America..."--Joseph Conforti, . "Hopkins, Samuel"; http://www.anb.org/articles/01/01-00419.html; American National Biography Online Feb. 2000. Access Date: Apr 13 2017.

Overbound in slightly later full sheep, covers box-ruled with double fillet enclosed within box-rule of wide single fillet, same fillets form 3 spine panels, top 1cm of front hinge split, rubbed and scuffed, lacking free and paste-down endpapers, dark water stain in top outside corner of first 70 pages, light to medium foxing with first and last few pages heavier, 1.2cm worm track on bottom outside corner of title page, slightly larger worm track in last leaf and extending as a hole into the previous 6 leaves, .9cm hole in margin of p.10, 1.3 x .5cm hole in edge of p.107, some dog-ears.

Written on verso of title page: "No. 3 Nathaniel Paige" and "Elizabeth Paige Book 1816"

Collation: 6 unsigned leaves [i.e., A1-6], B-V6, W-X4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (iii)-vii preface, p.[viii] contents, [9]-218pp, (1)p. extract from Edwards, (1) blank. Evans: Amer. Bibliography 23448. 2nd Edition.
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6 PARK Unity Amid Diversities of Belief, Even on Imputed and Involuntary Sin;
19TH-AM-MA-ANDOVER-DRAPER 
PARK, EDWARDS AMASA. Unity Amid Diversities of Belief, Even on Imputed and Involuntary Sin; with Comments on a Second Article in The Princeton Review relating to a Convention Sermon, By Edwards A. Park, Abbot Professor in Andover Theological Seminary. From the Bibliotheca Sacra for July, 1851. Andover: Warren F. Draper. 1851. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, foxing. 57pp +(1)p ad, and errata slip pasted to top of p.3. Edwards Amasa Park (1808-1900) Congregational theologian, Abbott Chair of Christian Theology, Andover Seminary, for 34 years. "He was in the `Hopkinsian succession' and was the last outstanding exponent and champion of the `New England Theology,' the aim of which, in his own words, was `to exalt God as a Sovereign and to glorify the eternal plan on which He governs the universe.'"--Dictionary Amer. Biog. XIV:205. Re original sin and a broader view of it from the Greek fathers and reformers as a way to further Christian unity. 
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7 RODGERS What is the Real Difference Between the New-Haven Divines and Those Wh
1833 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-SOODBRIDGE 
[ANDREW, SAMUEL ROGERS]. What is the Real Difference Between the New-Haven Divines and Those Who Oppose Them? Self title, no place, no publisher, no date [1833] Octavo. Pamphlet, side-stitched, large water stain along bottom margin of leaves--darker on first and last leaves, light foxing--darker on first and last leaves, 2 x 5 cm blank piece torn from bottom margin of last leaf. Collation: A-B8. Pagination: 1-16pp. Amer. Bibliog. #17406 (CtY only). Dexter: Collections toward a Bibliography of Congregationalism, #5275. Samuel Rogers Andrew (1787-1858) Congregational minister in Connecticut. "The writer of the following remarks does not profess to have entered minutely into every point in theology, which the restless spirit of controversy has of late drawn into discussion... And yet, he believes that he has noticed the great points... The great points in the controversy may be reduced to two; the nature of sin, and the reasons of its being permitted, under the divine government... The position, that sin consists in voluntary and intelligent action, and not in something distinct from the will was maintained by Dr. Taylor, in the Christian Spectator for 1823, and in his Concio ad Clerum, and by Dr. Fitch, in two published sermons, delivered before the faculty and students of Yale College. Mr. Harvey of Colchester, was the principal writer on the opposite side. He was understood to maintain, that there is in man a nature, or propensity, lying back of the will, and distinct from it, which is itself sinful and for which mankind may justly be regarded as responsible, and are so regarded by their Maker; so that, antecedent 
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