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HE UI no ka Mooolelo Kahiko a ke Akua.  he mea eao aku ai i na Kamalii
1 HE UI no ka Mooolelo Kahiko a ke Akua. he mea eao aku ai i na Kamalii
1832 Pamphlet 9.6 x 13.7 x 0.35cm. Oahu, Hawaii 
Early Hawaiian Mission Imprint, Oahu, 1832: "Catechism of the Ancient History of God, to be Taught to Children." With Presentation by the Translator.


HE UI no ka Mooolelo Kahiko a ke Akua. he mea eao aku ai i na Kamalii. Oahu: Na Na Misionari I Pai. 1832. 9.6 x 13.7 x 0.35cm. $675.00

"The text, taken by Samuel Ruggles (Dibble) from the book of Genesis, contains 12 numbered sections of questions and answers. It was issued with printed wrappers; the title repeats on the front, and the back wrapper has a caption title "No Ka Hele Ana i ke Kula Sabati," followed by eight numbered paragraphs. The printed minutes of the June 1833 General Meeting record an edition of 10,000 copies."--David W. Forbes: Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Vol. II, item #815.

The Hawaiian mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) had its beginnings in 1820 when a company of missionaries sailed for Hawaii, lead by Hiram Bingham. "With abundat courage and an inflexible will, yet cheerful, good-natured, and highly capable, he was from the beginning the natural leader of the mission (caricatured as Abner Hale in James Michner's novel Hawaii).... The phenomenal success of the mission due in considerable part to the role he and his wife, Sybil, played in winning the strong allegiance of the principal chiefs. [She] did much to bring the powerful regent Kaahumanu and others to the Christian faith. Hiram, too, won the allegiance of Hawaiians, but his forcefulness not only brought him into conflict with foreigners who resented missionary interference with their commercial, political, and sexual interests, but also irritated collegues... He helped create a writing system for the Hawaiian language, translated several books of the Bible, and produced Elementary Lessons, First Book for Children, Scripture Catechism, First Teacher, and a hymn and tune book."--Gerald H. Anderson: Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, (c1998) p.63-64. Samuel Ruggles and his wife Nancy sailed with the first company of missionaries to Hawaii which also included the printer Elias Loomis. They spent 15 years at the Hawaiian Island working as teachers. Ruggles also translated the Catechism on Genesis, with some help from Sheldon Dibble--another missionary who arrived in the fourth company of missionaries, as a 22 year old, as a 22 year old.

Bound in printed wrapper pasted to blank sheet, side-stitched, two small 19th century library or shelf number tags on left side of front wrap, chipped at spine with loose ends pasted back down, inside of front wrapper repaired at hinge with strip of archival paper, front wrapper chipped at bottom outside corner and top edge, damp stain down left side of front wrapper, light to medium foxing.

Library blind stamp on bottom outside corner of first and last three pages, there is a 4 digit stamped accession number on the verso of the title page, 19th century printed bookplate of the "Library of the Theological Institute of Connecticut," above this bookplate is written in 19th century hand "Presented by the Rev. Mr. Ruggles"--this is highly likely the translator, Samuel Ruggles, mentioned above.

Collation: 1-3|8, 4|4. No pagination but 56 un-numbered pages not counting the wrapper.

OCLC locates 11 libraries in the U.S. holding this catechism: NY Public Libr; Huntington Libr; Yale Univ Libr; Libr of Congress; Emory Univ Pitts Theol Libr; Univ Hawaii at Manoa Libr; Newberry Libr; Amer Antiquarian Soc; Harvard Univ-- Houghton; Peabody Essex Mus. Copies are also located in Alexander Turnbul Libr--Natl Libr of New Zealand; State Libr of New South Wales Australia; and Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
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2 AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. Third Report of the American Sunday School Union: Read at their Annual
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-ASU 
AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. The Third Report of the American Sunday School Union: Read at Their Annual Meeting, Held in the City of Philadelphia, on Tuesday Afternoon,, May 22, 1827. [Woodcut] Philadelphia, Printed for the American Sunday-School Union, by I. Ashmead. 1827. Octavo. Pamphlet in printed paper wrapper, but wrapper very worn and tattered and lacking some of wrapper text, wrapper stained & soiled; foxing, dog-ears. xxviii, 1-120pp. American Imprints #27841 [PPL only]. With reports from each state and various Sunday Schools. 
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3 AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. Youth's Friend; and Scholar's Magazine. Published Monthly.
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA 
AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. The Youth's Friend; and Scholar's Magazine. Published Monthly. No. 60. June, 1826. (No. 6, Vol. 3). Price Twenty-five Cents a Year, When paid in advance and called for at the Depository. Philadelphia. 9.8 x 15.2cm. Bound in very soiled printed yellow wrapper, side-stitched, worn at edges, holes along spine from previous stitching, light to moderate foxing. Wrapper printed within nice elaborate woodcut border; two other woodcut illustrations in text. Collation: F1-8. Pagination: [81]-96pp. "This Magazine is designed more particularly for Sabbath School Teachers, and the Committee hope that its circulation will be more generally extended among that class of persons. Its low price enables about everyone, so disposed, to patronize it, and thus promote the Sunday School cause."--inside front cover. Continues: "The committee have now increased the edition to then thousand per month..." 
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4 AMERICAN SUNDY SCHOOL UNION. First Report of the American Sunday-School Union: Read at their An
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA 
AMERICAN SUNDY SCHOOL UNION. The First Report of the American Sunday-School Union: Read at their Annual Meeting, held in the City of Philadelphia, on Tuesday Evening, May 24, 1825. Philadelphia: Prited for the American Sunday-School Union, By I. Ashmead & Co. 1825. Octavo. Pamphlet with untrimmed and uncut pages, light foxing. 24pp. American Imprints #19417. 
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5 ANONYMOUS Snow-Drop
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-ASSU 
ANONYMOUS. The Snow-Drop. [woodcut of open flower] Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, Depository, 148 Chesnut Street. 1827. Stereotyped by L. Johnson. [at head of wrapper title:] No. 94. II. Series. 6.4 x 9.8cm. A small booklet in printed wrapper, wrapper soiled, light to moderate foxing, 2 small damp stains in outer margins, bottom right corner of woodcut border rubbed away from rear wrapper. Wrappers, front and back, printed in nice but simple woodcut border--outside with double rule, middle with floral design and inside with single rule, front wrapper with a woodcut of a snow-drop flower in center, back cover is list of "Books Published for Sale... No's. 70-85"; nice woodcut title page with a woodcut frontispiece facing it; 3 other woodcuts printed in text including a repeat of the snow-drop from the front cover. Collation: A-8 plus wrapper. Pagination: (1) wrapper title, (1) blank, (1) blank, (1) frontispiece, (1) title, (1) blank, [5]-14 story, 15-16 poem, (1) blank, (1) rear wrapper. Amer. Imprints #30649--1827 vol. (NRAB only; the 1830 vol. also lists MB;BrMus.). Contents is a moralistic story about a little girl Sophia and her mother, tied to the Snow-drop, an early spring flower. With charming early American woodcuts. 
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6 ANONYMOUS. Bible Stories and Pictures, from the Old and New Testaments.
19TH-AM-CT-NEW HAVEN-BABCOCK 
ANONYMOUS. Bible Stories and Pictures, from the Old and New Testaments. New Haven. Published by S. Babcock. [no date, 1840?] 2? x 3? inches. Little booklet/pamphlet in printed blue paper wrapper, rubbed at spine ends and back cover, light to medium foxing, 1 dogear on wrapper. Woodcut on front wrapper, 8 other woodcuts in text, front and back wrapper printed within woodcut border. Pagination: 16pp +wrapper. Ad on rear or wrapper reads: "Books for Children. S. Babcock, New Haven, is Constantly Publishing New Editions of Toy Books of every description. All Embellished with Numerous Engravings." American Imprints #40-753, MiU only. 
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Christian's Manual: Designed for Families and Sunday Schools.  Vol. II, ANONYMOUS.
7 ANONYMOUS. Christian's Manual: Designed for Families and Sunday Schools. Vol. II
Leonard C. Bowles 1831 Bound leather spine and corners with brown marbled paper over boards and gilt lettering on spine, leather split along front hinge but hinge still fairly tight, wearing through leather at top of spine, light foxing--heavier on endpapers and flyleaves. book 12mo, 11.5 x 18.3cm Boston: Leonard C. Bowles 
The Christian's Manual: Designed for Families and Sunday Schools. Vol. II. New Series. Boston: Leonard C. Bowles, 124 Washington Street. 1831. 12mo, 11.5 x 18.3cm.

Bound leather spine and corners with brown marbled paper over boards and gilt lettering on spine, leather split along front hinge but hinge still fairly tight, wearing through leather at top of spine, light foxing--heavier on endpapers and flyleaves. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-iv contents, [217]-432pp. Vol. II, No. I-VI, November 1830 - April 1831.

Includes two lithographs, one of a "Paper Nautilus" as frontispiece to the February issue, and the other of "African Birds Nest" as frontispiece for the April issue. Contents includes: A Hindoo Anecdote; The Shunamite; Columbus; Sketches of the Life of Sir Isaac Newton; Holiness; African Bird's Nests; Ruth; Preparation for Reverses; etc. (17618) 
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8 CARPENTER, LANT. Practical Remarks on Matthew V. 27,28. Addressed to Young Men.
Oberlin Tracts. No 13. 1849 Third Edition Pamphlet, side-stitched with modern linen thread, 2cm square torn from top left of title page (an owner's name), oval library stamp on trop right hand corner of title, pages tanning and a little brittle, slightly chipped at edges. Pamphlet 11.5 x 19.2cm. Warrington: Printed at the Oberlin Press. Sold by G. Richmond, 53 Skinner St., Snow Hill, London. and H. Wallwork, 22 Kennedy St., Manchester. 
CARPENTER, LANT. Practical Remarks on Matthew V. 27,28. Addressed to Young Men. By the Late Lant Carpenter, L.L.D. The Third Edition: with Extracts, &c. Warrington: Printed at the Oberlin Press. Sold by G. Richmond, 53 Skinner St., Snow Hill, London. and H. Wallwork, 22 Kennedy St., Manchester. Price ?d. each or 3s. 6d. per 100. 1849. Oberlin Tracts. No 13. 11.5 x 19.2cm.

Pamphlet, side-stitched with modern linen thread, 2cm square torn from top left of title page (an owner's name), oval library stamp on trop right hand corner of title, pages tanning and a little brittle, slightly chipped at edges.

Pagination: (1) title, [2]-12pp. OCLC locates Libr of Congress & Wisc. Hist. Soc.

Lant Carpenter (1780-1840) English Unitarian minister. We offer his pamphlet on Matthew 5:27-28 "...whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Re sexual purity for young men. 
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9 DE LANCEY, WILLIAM H. Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Western New-York, Delivered
1849 Pamphlet GEneva, NY 
DE LANCEY, WILLIAM H. A Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Western New-York, Delivered August 15, 1849, at the opening of the Convention in Trinity Church, Geneva, on Religious Training, Being the Second Charge. By William H. De Lancey, D.D. LL.D., Bishop of the Diocese. Geneva, W.N.Y.: I. & S. H. Parker, Printers, 1849. Octavo. Pamphlet in printed yellow paper wrap, wrapper soiled, small light foxing spots throughout, scattered darker foxing spots, dog-ears; stamp reading "200" stamped twice on top of front wrapper, another stamp "Historical & Philosophical Society of Ohio" near top of wrapper title; number "10643" written in red pen at top of wrapper title, and "Rev. E. M. Van Dusen" just below the last. Pagination: 64pp. William Heathcote De Lancey (1797-1865) Episcopal bishop; graduated Yale 1817, studied with Bishop Hobart in NYC, received order 1822, provost Univ. of Pa. 1828-1833, elected bishop of the new diocese of Western New York, 1838. "Of decided opinions, expressed with moderation and unfailing courtesy of demeanor, he carried much before him by sheer weight of personality."--Dict. Amer. Biog. V:215. "Two system in the process of religious education or instruction have existed: One may be called the system of excitement: The other, the system of training. The former supposes the baptized individual to be incapable of religious or spiritual action, until he is, at some period of life, early or late, awakened, impressed and changed by the Holy Spirit; with a view to whose action upon him it is necessary that human means should be used to arrest, disturb and excite his mind on the subject of his salvation. Prior to this period he is in sin and apathy. At this period he is converted. Before this period he is incapable of any religious action acceptable to God... The latter--the system of training--supposes the individual to be capable of religious exercises from the earliest period of intelligence, not by nature, but in virtue of imparted grace pledged by covenant to him; by means of which, as he is empowered for moral action, so moral action i 
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10 ELEVENTH INT'L SUNDAY-SCHOOL CONVENTION. Development of the Sunday-School 1780-1905.
1905 Bound tan cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, cloth soiled and rubbed, starting to fray at spine ends, two bookplates, some foxing. Book Octavo Boston, Int'l S.S. Assoc. 
ELEVENTH INT'L SUNDAY-SCHOOL CONVENTION. The Development of the Sunday-School 1780-1905. The Official Report of the Eleventh International Sunday-School Convention Toronto, Canada, June 23-27, 1905. Boston, Int;l S.S. Assoc., 1905. Octavo. Bound tan cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, cloth soiled and rubbed, starting to fray at spine ends, two bookplates, some foxing. Pagination: xx, 712pp, many ills., charts, statistics, index. 
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Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance., FOSTER,JOHN
11 FOSTER,JOHN Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance.
J. S. Hughes 1820 First Edition Cloth spine with paper over boards Octavo, 15 x 23.1cm 19TH-ENG-LOND-HOLDSWORTH 
FOSTER, JOHN. An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance. By John Foster. London: Printed by J.S. Hughes, 66, Paternoster Row; for B.J. Holdsworth, 18, (South Side,) St. Paul's Church-Yard; and sold by William Oliphant, and Adam Black, Edinburgh; and Chalmers and Collins, Glasgow. 1820. Octavo, 15 x 23.1cm. Bound original textured brown cloth spine with gilt lettering and plain gray paper over boards, chipped & worn through cloth at spine ends--consolidated with flexible book adhesive, worn through paper at corners and spots on edges of covers--also consolidated with book adhesive, two small holes (2mm) in spine cloth, spine cloth faded from brownish maroon to a light tan, untrimmed page edges, light foxing. Bookplate of Rutgers College Library "Present by Prof. P. T. Austen, Ph.D." His name stamp on front free endpaper. "Withdrawn" stamp over library bookplate. Collation: 7 unsigned leaves, B-U8, 1 leaf ads; errata slip tipped in after title page. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, [v]-xiii advertisement, (1) blank, [1]-304pp, (2)pp List of Books Publ. by Holdsworth. First Edition. John Foster (1770-1843) English Baptist minister & author. "In 1792 he commenced preaching, and officiated among the Baptists at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dublin, Chichester, Downend, near Bristol, and Frome in Somersetshire, in succession. Obliged by a glandular affection of the neck to discontinue preaching, he retired to Stapleton, near Bristol, and here he devoted himself to literary composition, for which few have been so well qualified.... In 1819 sic [1820] appeared the Essays on the Evils of Popular Ignorance... This the author considered his best work, and is the one by which he wished his literary claims to be estimated. The fact of its not having sold so well as his other Essays, was, he used to say, a proof of Popular Ignorance. The author was not the only admirer of his performance: 'A work which, popular and admired as it confessedly is, has never met with the thousandth part of attention which it deserves. It appears to me that we are now at a crisis in the state of our country and of the world, which renders the reasoning and exhortations of that eloquent production applicable and urgent beyond all power of mine to express--Dr. J. Pye Smith'"--Allibone's Critical Dict. of Engl. Lit. and British and American Authors, p.621. "He [Foster] became involved in a controversy between the Serampore missionaries and the committee of the Baptist Missionary Society, strongly siding with the missionaries... Foster's opinions were often controversial. He believed that `churches are useless and mischievous institutions, and the sooner they are dissolved the better' (letter, 10 Sept 1828). Though a Baptist minister, he never once administered baptism; nor did he believe in eternal punishment or the rite of ordination. Politically, he was a republican, and `never ceased to regard royalty and all its gaudy paraphernalia as a sad satire on human nature' (letter, 22 Feb 1842). He favoured parliamentary reform, Catholic emancipation, and popular education, and opposed the corn laws. The Bristol Mirror called him `an unaffectedly great and good man'.--Thomas Hamilton, `Foster, John (1770-1843)', rev. Jessica Hinings, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/9961, accessed 21 Feb 2013] (17667) 
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12 HOUSTON, THOMAS. The Divine Commendation of Abraham or Parental Duties and the Blessings Resulting from their Faithful Performance.Blessing
1844 Bound full faded light purple/brown embossed cloth spine ends cloth worn away, 1 x 1cm piece of cloth lacking from top of spine, worn through cloth at corners, corners bumped, light yellow endpapers, medium foxing throughout. Oval cut-out bookstore label on bottom of front paste-down endpaper: "Presbyterian Depository New Orleans." 16mo, 10.5 x 15.5cm Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, (Stereotyped by S. Douglas Wyeth, No. 7 Pear St. Philadelphia.) (no date, preface 1844) 
HOUSTON, THOMAS. The Divine Commendation of Abraham or Parental Duties and the Blessings Resulting from their Faithful Performance. By the Rev. Thomas Houston Pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Knockbracken. Revised by the Committee of Publication. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, (Stereotyped by S. Douglas Wyeth, No. 7 Pear St. Philadelphia.) (no date, preface 1844), 16mo, 10.5 x 15.5cm. Bound full faded light purple/brown embossed cloth with gilt spine, spine ends cloth worn away, 1 x 1cm piece of cloth lacking from top of spine, worn through cloth at corners, corners bumped, light yellow endpapers, medium foxing throughout. Oval cut-out bookstore label on bottom of front paste-down endpaper: "Presbyterian Depository New Orleans." Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, iii-viii preface, ix-x contents, 11-224pp. Thomas Houston 1803-1882, minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, Knockbracken Church. Re Knockbracken Church: "...a new chapter in the life of the congregation began on 8th April, 1828, with the appointment of the influential Thomas Houston, who had been reared under the influence of Dr. Stavely in Kellswater. Houston from the earliest years was noted for his piety... For 54 years he was the outstanding Covenanting minister of the day, a prolific author, able controversialist, gifted preacher & well-loved pastor."--http://knockbracken.rpc.org/page4.html. Knockbracken was 3 miles from Belfast. From the author's preface: "The Author of the following work has long been impressed with the conviction, that the declension or revival of religion throughout the church, is inseparably connected with the state of domestic society... Children, whose early conversion to God has not been prayerfully and earnestly sought,--who have not been trained to godly practice,--and who parental instruction and example have not attracted to wisdom's ways, cannot reasonably be expected to display the amiable lustre of Christian character, or to be distinguished by self-denial, and consecrated zeal in God's service... Full persuaded that anter 
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13 KURTZ Prayer in all its Forms, Secret, Ejaculatory, Social, in Public and in

KURTZ, BENJAMIN. Prayer in all its Forms, Secret, Ejaculatory, Social, in Public and in the Family; and the Training of Children. The Former Arranged in Catechetical Order, and the Latter Based on Prov. xxii,6--Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. By Benjamin Kurtz, [3 lines] Baltimore: Published by T. Newton Kurtz, No. 151 Pratt Street, (Adjoining Balt. and O. R.R. Depot.) 1852. 9.7 x 14.9cm. Bound publisher's brown cloth with gilt spine, spine soiled & faded some, yellow endpapers, light to medium foxing, light dampstains--mostly in top and bottom margins. Pagination: (1) half title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) ad, (1) blank, (6) contents, [9]-148pp +4pp ads. Half-title reads: Lutheran Sunday Library. Vol. I. Benjamin Kurtz (1795-1865) Lutheran minister, editor of the Lutheran Observer in Baltimore 1833-58. "Kurtz was one of the most prominent men in the General Synod and, next to his close friend Samuel Simon Schmucker, the chief exponent of `American Lutheranism.' He was one of the founders of the Synod of Maryland and Virginia (1820), of the General Synod (1820), which was organized in his church, and which he twice served as president, and of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary (1825). As a pastor and preacher he was extraordinarily successful, and his position in Washington County, Md. was almost that of a bishop... His knowledge of theology was limited, but he was strongly evangelical, plain-spoken, and fearless, and against liturgical worship and the Lutheran confessions he waged a vigorous polemical war. He advocated a union of the Lutheran and German Reformed Churches. His doctrinal position is fully set forth in his chief book, Why Are You a Lutheran? (1843), which went through ten editions."--Dict. Amer. Biog X:514. We offer his work on prayer. 
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14 LAWSON Lives of Adam Wallace, and Walter Mill, Martyrs.
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-ASSU 
LAWSON, JOHN PARKER. Lives of Adam Wallace, and Walter Mill, Martyrs. [within circular medallion:] Revised by the Committee of Publication AM.S.S.U. American Sunday School Union. Philadelphia: No. 146 Chesnut Street. n.d. (circa 1830's, 1st published by ASSU 1829). 9.5 x 14.6cm. Bound publisher's cloth spine with printed green paper title label, grey/red/yellow/green/cream marbled paper over boards, spine ends fraying, cloth starting to split several places along hinges, green paper title label rubbed with a small chip off one corner, marbled paper rubbed, worn through at corners and some edges, library stamps and bookplates, signature of an earlier owner "F. L. Oldt," removed pocket scar, light foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, p.3 advertisement, (1) blank, 5-90pp. From the introduction: "The history, then, which we now present to the reader, is a continuation of the Scottish history of the sixteenth century, after the assassination of Cardinal Beaton... It hath all along been our conviction, that much of the history of that interesting period remains to be detailed... Of the two martyrs, whose histories, such as they are, we have recorded, enough has been said in the following essays. Our great object has been to connect general historical with particular biographical illustrations..." Contains the lives of Walter Mylne (c1476-1558 and Wallace Adam. Mylne "was the last Protestant martyr in Scotland, burnt at St. Andrews at the age of c.82. Knox affirmed that this cruelty backfired. When the Protestant preachers were summoned for trial in 1559, their patrons defended them with arms, thus initiating the Reformation."--Dict. of Scottish Church History, p.566. Adam Wallace (c1550) was another Protestant martyr, having been "burned on Castlehill in Edinburgh despite the protests from the Earl of Glencairn."--ibid., p.852. 
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15 M'DOWELL, JOHN. Questions on the Bible, for the Use of Schools.
American Sunday School Union 1826 Bound plain leather spine with plain green paper o recently rebacked with heavy brown acid-free paper over cloth hinge piece, rubbed & scuffed, boards soiled, worn through paper along edges, top of front free endpaper cut out, medium to heavy foxing, water stain on lower outside corner of most pages. 9.1 x 14.3cm. New York, NY Early owner's name written on rear free endpaper,
M'DOWELL, JOHN. Questions on the Bible, for the Use of Schools. By John M'Dowell, D.D. Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Elizabethtown, N.J. Revised by the Committee of Publication. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, Depository, 13 North Fourth Street. Stereotyped by L. Johnson. 1826. 9.1 x 14.3cm.

Bound plain leather spine with plain green paper over boards, recently rebacked with heavy brown acid-free paper over cloth hinge piece, rubbed & scuffed, boards soiled, worn through paper along edges, top of front free endpaper cut out, medium to heavy foxing, water stain on lower outside corner of most pages. Early owner's name written on rear free endpaper, "George Garden," His name stamp on front free endpaper. Modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper.

Collation: A-M6. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-141pp, (1) blank, (2) ads. The American Sunday School Union edition is not listed in American Imprints, nor does a copy turn up on OCLC. The later locates many editions from the first in 1816 through 1828--published in either Elizabethtown NJ, Newark NJ, or Utica NY.

John M'Dowell (1780-1863) Presbyterian pastor Elizabethtown, NJ, 1804-1833; Central Church, Philadelphia, 1833-1845; and Spring Garden Church, Philadelphia, 1846-1863. The later church he founded at age 65. "1317 person were brought into the several churches to which he ministered on profession of faith... Dr. McDowell's life was so protracted that he had the opportunity of taking part in all the great institutions of the Church and benevolent societies. In 1820 he was made Moderator of the General Assembly. From 1836 till 1840 he served as Stated Clerk... Dr. McDowell's published works were a "System of Theology," in two volumes, "A Bible-class Manual," in two volumes, and "Bible-class Questions," the first of the kind ever used."--Nevin: Ency. of the Presbyterian Church, p.491. 
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The Mind of Jesus., MACDUFF, JOHN ROSS.
16 MACDUFF, JOHN ROSS. The Mind of Jesus.
Devotional Work by John Ross MacDuff, Church of Scotland Minister & Hymn writer, Philadelphia, 1867 1867 Cloth Bound publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with dulled gilt title on front cover, fraying at spine ends and corners consolidated with flexible book adhesive, covers soiled & stained, red page edges, light tan endpapers, light damp stain on last 5 leaves & flyleaf, light foxing of contents--otherwise clean. 24mo, 8.7 x 13.2cm. Philadelphia, PA 
MACDUFF, JOHN ROSS. The Mind of Jesus. By the Author of "Morning and Night Watches," "Faithful Promiser," Words of Jesus," etc. Philadelphia, Protestant Episcopal Book Society, 1224 Chestnut Street. 1867. 24mo, 8.7 x 13.2cm. $35.00 John Ross MacDuff (1818-1895) a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, he entered the clergy of the Church of Scotland in 1842 serving as parish minister of Kettins, Forfarshire, in 1849 of St. Madoes, Perthshire, and in 1855 Sandyford, Glasgow, retiring in 1871 to devote himself to full time writing. He was a popular devotional writer and author of thirty-one hymns. "The mind of Jesus! What a study is this! To attain a dim reflection of it, is the ambition of angels--higher they cannot soar. "To be conformed to the image of His Son!"--it is the end of God in the predestination of His Church from all eternity. "We shall be like Him!"--it is the Bible picture of heaven!"--page ii. Bound publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with dulled gilt title on front cover, fraying at spine ends and corners consolidated with flexible book adhesive, covers soiled & stained, red page edges, light tan endpapers, light damp stain on last 5 leaves & flyleaf, light foxing of contents--otherwise clean. Pagination: (1) title, [ii]-iii preface, 4-127pp, (1)p. 
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Fresh Leaves in the Old Testament Part [& New Testament] of the Book and its Story., RANYARD, ELLEN.
17 RANYARD, ELLEN. Fresh Leaves in the Old Testament Part [& New Testament] of the Book and its Story.
Ellen Ranyard of the Ranyard Mission, London, 1869. The 70 illustrations include 18 full page plates and 52 printed in the text 1869 Cloth Bound purple cloth faded to almost tan on spine and front cover, dulled gilt lettering on spine, brighter gilt lettering & simple decoration on front cover, sun-fade line on front cover, fraying & chipped spine ends & corners consolidated with flexible book adhesive, dark brown endpapers with 19th century library bookplate and their "Withdrawn" stamp over it, pages tanning but clean. 13.2 x 20cm. London, England 
RANYARD, ELLEN. Fresh Leaves in the Old Testament Part [& New Testament] of the Book and its Story. By L.N.R. With Seventy Illustrations. London: William Macintosh, 24, Paternoster Row; and all other Booksellers. 1869. 13.2 x 20cm. $45.00 Ellen Ranyard (1809-1879) was the daughter of a non-conformist cement maker, as a child becoming involved in visiting poor families. She established the Bible and Domestic Female Mission (known as the Ranyard Mission from 1917) in 1857. The mission became known for its ability to work in some of the most deprived areas of London. She developed "Bible Women" who were missionaries drawn from the neighborhoods they were to work in. They were given 3 months training in the poor law, hygiene and scripture. Their job was to sell Bibles and provide domestic advice to wives & mothers. She also developed "Bible nurses" who again were drawn from the poor neighborhoods, but were trained in London hospitals. Along with their religious tasks, their duties included referring patients to doctors and local hospitals, inspecting infants in mother's meetings, and encouraging medical self-help among the poor. "[Mrs. Ranyard] was very much aware of the degree to which the poor looked after on another in emergencies and hoped to extend and improve these traditions with nursing assistance and advice."--F.K. Prochaska: The Voluntary Impulse, Philanthropy in Modern Britain (1988) p.52. " By 1867 there were 234 Bible women working in London. They were the first group of paid social workers in Britain." "Ellen Ranyard's contribution to the development of social work, community work and informal education has not been properly recognized. It might be that the locus within evangelicalism has tended to put some commentators off, but the way in which Ranyard recruited, trained and deployed working class workers was a significant landmark in the development of practice."--Ellen Ranyard ("LNR"), Bible women and Informal Education (http://infed.org/mobi/ellen-ranyard-lnr-bible-women-and-informal-education/ accessed 8/21/14). We offer her work on the Old Testament written for the working man & woman. "Those who have followed this volume in its course of monthly issue, will be aware of its intent and purpose. It directs to the Story of the Divine Book, as contained in itself, marks the inspired men who tell it, and shews how the separate books of the Old Testament are, as it were, built into one another, each one successively needful to the understanding of those which come after it. These Fresh Leaves have been issued in large print for those who do not read very easily, but who wish to be presented, when they sit down to read the Bible, with some thoughts and facts about each of its books, which shall help them to read it intelligently, not merely as a duty, and to perceive the bearing of its various parts upon each other. We have had some testimony already from " Bible-women," "City Missionaries," and "Working-men," that it is the kind of book they wanted on a Sunday afternoon."--Preface p.iii. Bound purple cloth faded to almost tan on spine and front cover, dulled gilt lettering on spine, brighter gilt lettering & simple decoration on front cover, sun-fade line on front cover, fraying & chipped spine ends & corners consolidated with flexible book adhesive, dark brown endpapers with 19th century library bookplate and their "Withdrawn" stamp over it, pages tanning but clean. Pagination: frontispiece, (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-4 Preface, (1) list full page illustrations, (1) blank, [vii]-viii list of minor illustrations, [1]-352pp text, [353]-364 index, [1]-120 New Testament, [121]-124 index. The 70 illustrations include 18 full page plates and 52 printed in the text. The N.T. portion contain 6 full page plates and 1 printed in the text. 
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18 STUART Examination of the Strictures upon the American Education Society
19TH-AM-MA-ANDOVER-FLAGG & GOULD 
STUART, MOSES. An Examination of the Strictures upon the American Education Society, in a Late Number of the Biblical Repertory; Originally Published in that Work. By Moses Stuart. [Andover, Mass.] Printed by Flagg and Gould. 1829. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light foxing. Collation: 1-64. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-32 to the editors, [33]-48pp postscript. Amer. Imprints 40569. Moses Stuart (1780-1852) American Hebraist & Biblical scholar, professor of sacred literature in Andover Theological Seminary 1810-1848. "To America he brought the knowledge of what was being done for Biblical scholarship in Germany, and thus founded in America the scientific study of Biblical archeology and linguistics. For his services in this department he has been called `the father of American Biblical literature.'"--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl., XI:116. The American Education Society was founded to help train ministers for America's new settlements. The reviewer criticizes the Society for requiring recipients of their aid to provide detailed accounting of their need, of the Society loaning the money instead of just granting it, that applications for aid must be made first through the Branch societies, questions over whether voting members of the Society are eligible for office in the Society thereby giving them power to perpetuate their own office. Stuart then lists fears that the reviewer has: fear of immense power that the Society will eventually gain, both financially and ecclesiastically with the Presbyterian Church. Finally, Stuart takes to task the reviewer for bringing up these objections in public: "I frankly confess, that I have a deep feeling on this subject... Shall the tocsin of alarm be sounded through the United States; and all the enemies of religion be set in motion, and have their mouths filled with matter of accusation against the American Education Society?... If the Review had serious objections, why not make them 
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19 SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHU Bible "The Book of the Lord:" or, The Divine Authority of the Sacr
6 woodcuts including frontispiece. Wrapper title printed within simple woodcut border. 1852 Small pamphlet in printed yellow paper wrapper, wr rubbed at edges, top and bottom 1 inch of spine paper chipped away, small dog-ears, light to moderate foxing. 19TH-AM-NY-NY-LANE & SCOTT 
SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. The Bible "The Book of the Lord:" or, The Divine Authority of the Sacred Scriptures. Revised by D. P. Kidder. New-York: Published by Lane & Scott, for the Sunday-School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 200 Mulberry-street. Joseph Longking, Printer. 1852. 3 x 5 inches.

Small pamphlet in printed yellow paper wrapper, wrapper title printed within simple woodcut border, rubbed at edges, top and bottom 1 inch of spine paper chipped away, small dog-ears, light to moderate foxing. 62pp +(2)pp ads. 6 woodcuts including frontispiece. 
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20 TYNG, STEPHEN H. Forty Years' Experience in Sunday-Schools.
1860 cloth Book New York 
TYNG, STEPHEN H. Forty Years' Experience in Sunday-Schools. By Stephen H. Tyng, D.D., Rector of St. George's Church, New York. New York: Sheldon & Company, 1860 (c1860). 12mo. Bound publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, fraying at spine ends and corners, light yellow endpapers, light to medium foxing and tanning of pages. Inscription on front free flyleaf in old pen: "R. Swenarton from her friend Mrs. Hunter." Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-iv introduction, [v]-vi contents, [7]-251 text, (1) blank. Stephen H. Tyng (1800-1885) clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church; a graduate of Harvard (1817), he studied theology in Bristol, R.I. under the direction of Bishop Griswold in 1819-21, after a number of other pastorates was called as rector of St. George's church, NY for over 30 years. "He was distinguished for eloquence in the pulpit, and also for able and effective temperance and patriotic addresses. For many years he was a leader among that part of the clergy known as low churchmen. He was active in organizing the Evangelical Knowledge Society, the American Church Missionary Society, and the Evangelical Education Society..."--Appleton's Cycl. of Amer. Biography VI:203. From Introduction: "I have only to say, the chapters herein contained, were so many distinct letters addressed to a friend who was the Superintendent of a Sunday-school, at his own request... They are the simple language of personal experience and observation in the field of which they treat." Contents include: "I. Personal History. II. St. George's, NY, Exercises and Plans for Schools. III. Failure of Teachers, etc. IV. Manner of Teaching... XXII. Duty of Schools to the Church. XXIII. Duty of Teacher. Catechism. The Bible..." There are 25 chapters in all. 
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