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1 ANDERSON Farmer Seeks Jeffersonian Democracy.

ANDERSON, BRUCE. The Farmer Seeks Jeffersonian Democracy. Baltimore, King Brothers, Inc., Printers (c1943) vii, 279pp, bibliography, index. Bound faded blue cloth with gilt title on spine and front cover, covers lightly soiled, contents clean. "This is a series of eleven studies dealing with the status of democracy in the United States. The first eight are a history of the movement from early times; how our founding Fathers through the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Dream of Jefferson laid the foundation to preserve liberty within the nation; how forces within our body, economic and politic, heave deflected democracy from its natural course. The last three chapters deal with the individual, the organized community and nation, working through laws governing the democratic principle, which, with our genius for freedom will use the forces of farm technology, mass productions and the ballot to restore the abundant life for the masses of mankind, popularly known to Christians as the Kingdom of God... This study is a result of my trying to find the solutions to the problems facing the farmers of the United States..."--Intro., p. vi. 
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The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion.  With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions., ANONYMOUS.
2 ANONYMOUS. The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions.
Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion 1825 First American Edition Leather Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion 9.3 x 14.3cm. Georgetown, DC 
ANONYMOUS. The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions. First American Edition. Georgetown: Published by Joseph Milligan, Agent for a Company of Gentlemen. 1825. (Printed by William Cooper, Jun. Washington City). 9.3 x 14.3cm. $125.00 Printed by Joseph Milligan the Georgetown printer, bookseller and binder. He is know for having appraised Jefferson's library for Congress and for transporting the 6000+ books from Monticello to Washington. He was also somewhat of a skilled binder as Jefferson praises his binding in his letters. A somewhat scarce imprint. Concerning the book we are offering, the anonymous author states in 'The Author's Advertisement:' "And my reasons for now presenting this to the public, are first, to prevent people from being imposed upon by false notions concerning my conversion. Secondly, to shew that I became a Roman Catholic upon no other motive than from a thorough conviction of the truth of what that Church teaches; and that after a mature deliberation and strict scrutiny into the most substantial points of doctrine, especially those that seem to clash most with sense, and man's natural inclination, not from any particular pique, or temporal interest. And thirdly, to make it appear the Roman Catholics are by no means such abominable, idolatrous, wicked wretches, as some roaring Protestant preachers, and authors, represent them." Bound black leather spine with vellum corners and marbled paper over boards, spine with simple single horizontal fillet lines dividing it into 5 panels, gilt title directly on spine, small piece chipped from top of spine, worm holes & track along about 1.5cm of front hinge, wearing through vellum at top corners, worn through marbled paper at edges, rubbed & scuffed, faded yellow page edges, worm damage to front endpapers and first 5 leaves in upper inner corner--does not come close to any text, removed signature scar and/or tag on front paste-down endpaper, light damp stains in bottom margin of most pages, medium foxing throughout, tear in third leaf repaired with archival paper. Collation: A-M8, N4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, [iii]-iv The Author's Advertisement, [5]-199pp text, (1) blank. American Imprints #1825-21738. 
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3 BEECHER, LYMAN. Gospel the Only Security for Eminent and Abiding National Prosperi
1829 Pamphlet New York, NY 
BEECHER, LYMAN. The Gospel the Only Security for Eminent and Abiding National Prosperity. In: The American National Preacher. Vol. 3, No. 10, March, 1829. Edited by Rev. Austin Dickinson. New-York: Stereotyped by A. Chandler, and Printed by J. & J. Harper. 1829. Octavo. Printed at top of title wrapper: Dr. Beecher's three Sermons on National Prosperity. Pamphlet in printed paper wrapper, untrimmed, light foxing, light damp stain on top of last few pages. Pagination: printed wrapper, pp147-160pp, containing Beecher's 3 sermons on the text of Jeremiah 9:23-24. Lyman Beecher, N. W. Taylor's "most energetic disciple...Although he has never been considered as one of the great American theological thinkers, he is important as a promulgator of the New Haven views..."--Burr: Critical Bibliog. of Religion in Amer., p.997. 
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An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ, BELLAMY, JOSEPH
4 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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Theron, Paulinus, and Aspasio.  Or, Letters & Dialogues upon the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life, Containing some Remarks on the Sentiments of the Reverend Messieurs Hervey and Marshal, on these subjects., BELLAMY, JOSEPH.
5 BELLAMY, JOSEPH. Theron, Paulinus, and Aspasio. Or, Letters & Dialogues upon the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life, Containing some Remarks on the Sentiments of the Reverend Messieurs Hervey and Marshal, on these subjects.
1798 Leather Book 12mo, 11.2 x 18.2 x 2.5cm(binding), 10.4 x 7.6 x Washington, PA The front flyleaf contains birth records of Cathe
Joseph Bellamy on ...The Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life." Bound with his Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Washington, [PA] 1798.

BELLAMY, JOSEPH. Theron, Paulinus, and Aspasio. Or, Letters & Dialogues upon the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life, Containing some Remarks on the Sentiments of the Reverend Messieurs Hervey and Marshal, on these subjects. [12 lines] Washington, Printed by John Colerick, and may be had of all the Store-keepers. 1798.
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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 Jesus Christ, and the assurance of a Title to Eternal Life. [6 lines] Washington [PA], Printed and Sold by John Colerick, at Office of the Telegraph. 1798. 12mo, 11.2 x 18.2 x 2.5cm(binding), 10.4 x 7.6 x 1.8cm(page block). $165.00

Joseph Bellamy (1719-1790) New England Congregational theologian. "A remarkably bright farmer's boy, he went to Yale, a few miles away, where he graduated in 1735 when he was but sixteen. After two years' study of theology, partly with Jonathan Edwards, whose ardent disciple he became, he was licensed to preach, though even yet only a few months over eighteen... He was full of enthusiasm for the Great Awakening, and for the new Light theology, inaugurated by Jonathan Edwards... Settling down at the close of the revival he began writing in defence of this new theology.... He was a striking example of bold independent thinking in early New England."--Theodore D. Bacon in Dict. Amer. Biography II:165

. We offer two of Bellamy's works first published in Boston in 1759. The first was written in response to James Hervey's Theron and Aspasio (Lond, 1753-55). The second as a supplement to the first. Hervey's work "advocates very strenuously the doctrine of the imputed righteousness of Christ" and evoked many replies and responses including John Wesley and others. We offer Bellamy's response.

Bound full leather with red morocco title label, rubbed some, corners rounded inward some but not worn through leather, two small worm holes through leather of rear cover, several worm tracks in both sets of endpapers and flyleaves, fore-edges of free endpapers and front flyleaf chipped back 1-2cm, inside edge of endpapers & flyleaves repaired with acid free archival paper & wheat paste, many dog-ears, medium to heavy foxing but lighter toward the end of the book.

Collation: title leaf, a1, B-M6, 1 unsigned leaf; title leaf, a3, b2, B4, C-R6, R6 [R used twice], S2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-ix (page iv mis-numbered ix) advertisement, [1]-133, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi preface, [ix]-xii introduction, [1]-203, (1) blank. Evans: American Bibliography #33396 & #33397.

Provenance: "Daniel Hammond his book" written on verso of rear flyleaf. The front flyleaf contains birth records of Catherine & Daniel Hammond (Catherine Dauter of Peter and Mary Shiplen was born...1767). Their children were born John 1789, Peter 1791, Daniel 1793, James 1794, Henry 1798, Mary 1800, Elizebeth 1802, Samuel 1805, Caty 1807, Jacob 1810. On the verso of the last page of the 1st title is listed deaths of Elizabeth daughter of Jacob, Jonathan son of Jacob & Elizabeth 1849, Adanlia daughter of Daniel and Eliz 1849, Peter Hammond, 1867, James Hammond 1868. The verso of the title contain birth records: Daniel Hammond 1766, Catherine Hammond 1767 died 1828, Elizabeth Reasoner died 1836, Daniel Hammond died 1846, Adanlia Hammond 1849. Verso of last page of 2nd title contains deaths of Samuel Hammond 1813, Elizebeth Hammond 1813, Daniel Hammond 1817, Henry Hammond 1839.
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An Outline of the History of the Church in the State of Kentucky, During a Period of Forty Years: Containing the Memoirs of Rev. David Rice, and Sketches of the Origin and Present State of Particular Churches, and of the Lives and Labours of a Number of Men who were Eminent and Useful in Their Day., BISHOP, ROBERT H., comp.
6 BISHOP, ROBERT H., comp. An Outline of the History of the Church in the State of Kentucky, During a Period of Forty Years: Containing the Memoirs of Rev. David Rice, and Sketches of the Origin and Present State of Particular Churches, and of the Lives and Labours of a Number of Men who were Eminent and Useful in Their Day.
1824 First Edition Leather book 12mo, 8.3x 17.8 x 3.4.cm. Name written in old pen at top of front free endp
History of the Church in Kentucky & especially "the Father of Presbyterianism in Kentucky," David Rice, Lexington, 1824. Nice Tree-calf
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BISHOP, ROBERT H., comp. An Outline of the History of the Church in the State of Kentucky, During a Period of Forty Years: Containing the Memoirs of Rev. David Rice, and Sketches of the Origin and Present State of Particular Churches, and of the Lives and Labours of a Number of Men who were Eminent and Useful in Their Day. Collected and Arranged by Robert H. Bishop, Professor of History in Transylvania University. Lexington: Printed and Published by Thomas T. Skillman. 1824. 12mo, 8.3x 17.8 x 3.4.cm. $225.00

The first 100pp of this book contains the biography of "The Father of Presbyterianism in Kentucky," Rev. David Rice. Rice, born (1733) in Hanover County Virginia, studied under John Todd in Virginia and graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1761. He spent the next year in evangelistic work in North Carolina and Virginia, but settled as pastor in Hanover, Va., where he was ordained in 1763. In 1783 he settled in Mercer County, Kentucky, fifteen years later moving to Green County in southern Kentucky, continuing his missionary labors. "Later on he visited many parts of Kentucky and Ohio, where-ever he went organizing churches until he came to be known as the father of Presbyterianism in Kentucky."--Dict. of Amer. Biography, XV:p537. He was instrumental in the founding of Transylvania University, and elected as a member of the convention (1792) which framed the constitution of Kentucky. In the later event he attempted provide for the gradual emancipation of slaves but was defeated.

The book then continues with short chapters on: Cumberland Presbyterians, New-Lights, Associate Reformed Church, Associate Church, Baptist Churches of Kentucky, Methodist Churches, Churches in Lexington, New-Providence and Harrodsburgh Churches, as well as biographies of 12 early Kentucky Presbyterians including James M'Chord, James M'Gready, and Old Captain, the founder of the first African Baptist Church in Lexington. The last section reprints 3 works by David Rice: An Epistle to the Citizens of Kentucky, Professing Christianity, Especially Those that are, or have been, Denominated Presbyterians (1805); A Second Epistle to the Citizens of Kentucky... (1808); Slavery Inconsistent with Justice and Good Policy (1792). Howes: U.S.iana #478, "Most important ecclesiastical history of the early West." American Imprints #15453.

Bound full tree calf with brown morocco title label, seven double gilt fillets divide spine into 6 panels, a 1.2cm diameter hole in leather in top spine panel, another .5 x 1cm triangular hole starting in third panel and extending onto front cover, rubbed & scuffed some, worn through leather at three corners, corners consolidated with book adhesive, medium to heavy foxing throughout, small damp stain in lower outside corner of most pages, larger damp stains on front endpapers & flyleaves, a few dog-ears. There is a piece of thread sewn into the top inside of the front cover--apparently to attach some memento.

Name written in old pen at top of front free endpaper: "Saml. G. Lowry's." The same is written in light pencil near the top of the title page. Below and at an angle is written in old pen: "Harorod Mitchel"(?).

Collation: 1-356. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) blank, [v]-vi contents, [vii]-xii introduction, [13]-420pp.
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7 BOAND Lewis Littlepage.

BOAND, NELL HOLLADAY. Lewis Littlepage. By Nell Hollady Boand. 1970 Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia (c1970). Octavo. Bound maroon cloth, lightly sunned top edges, library stamp on title and endpapers, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpapers, otherwise tight & clean. Pagination: x, 290pp. "Lewis Littlepage, a seventeen-year old... left Virginia for Spain to join the Jay Commission there while the heaviest fighting of the Revolution was going on and who wound up a fabulous career in Europe as chamberlain and first confidential secretary to the last king of Poland, Stanislaus Augustus II. The series of his adventures that followed Lewis Littlepage's arrival in Europe, so fantastic that they could not be believed except that there was documentation for every step of the way, Mrs. Boand collected into an amazing story."--Introduction by Marjorie Peters. 
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8 BOARDMAN, HENRY A. The American Union: A Discourse Delivered on Thursday, December 12, 1850, the Day of the Annual Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania, and Repeated on Thursday, December 19, in the Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia.
1851 Disbound pamphlet light foxing, small (? inch & less) water stain on bottom of title and next 10 leaves, title and last leaf lightly soiled, light foxing throughout--a bit heavier on title and last leaf. Pamphlet Octavo Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Successors to Grigg, Elliot & Co., 
BOARDMAN, HENRY A. The American Union: A Discourse Delivered on Thursday, December 12, 1850, the Day of the Annual Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania, and Repeated on Thursday, December 19, in the Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. By Henry A. Boardman,D.D. Sixth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Successors to Grigg, Elliot & Co., 1851, octavo.

Disbound pamphlet, light foxing, small (? inch & less) water stain on bottom of title and next 10 leaves, title and last leaf lightly soiled, light foxing throughout--a bit heavier on title and last leaf. 56pp.

Early signature of an "E. R. Bates" on title page.

Henry Augustus Boardman (1808-1880) Presbyterian leader and minister of the Tenth Presbyterian Church, Phila., 1833-1876, his first an only pastorate. He was elected by the General Assembly to be Professor of Pastoral Theology in Princeton Seminary but declined to accept. We offer his discourse on the importance of keeping the American union intact.
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9 CARUTHERS, E. W. Revolutionary Incidents: and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the "Ol
1854 Book Duodecimo Philadelphia 
CARUTHERS, E. W. Revolutionary Incidents: and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the "Old North State." By the Rev. E. W. Caruthers, D.D. Philadelphia: Hayes & Zell, 193 Market Street. 1854. (Philadelphia, King & Baird, Printers.) 12mo.

Bound publisher's original embossed maroon cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine, gilt eagle & shield on front cover, bottom half of original spine lacking but sometime partially rebacked with a piece of maroon cloth, heavily worn through original cloth on all edges of cover and with corners worn down, top of spine chipped away, original owner's name scratched out on front paste-down endpaper but remaining is "Bought in Raleigh Feb. 5th 1855," modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, lacking 3cm strip along fore-edge of front free endpaper, endpapers soiled some, light foxing throughout, scattered marginal dampstains. Collation: 1-36. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-iv contents, [v]-xii preface, [13]-431pp, (1) blank. Howes C210. Sabin 11167. First Edition, first series.

A standard history of the Revolutionary War in North Carolina, though partly by remembrance and tradition. Chapters include: Causes of Toryism in North Carolina; Regulators--their Origin and History; Scotch Highlanders; Attempt of McDonald to reach Wilmington; Battle of Moore's Creek; Capture of the Court in Pittsboro; Battle at McFall's Mill; Capture of Gov. Burke; Colonel Andrew Balfour; Colonel Wade and the Affair at Piney Bottom; The Battle of Elizabethtown; etc.
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10 DAVY Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in A Course of Lectures for the
PHILADELPHIA 
DAVY, HUMPHRY, Sir. Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in A Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture. By Sir Humphry Davy... To which is added, A Treatise on Soils and Manures, as Founded on Actual Experience, and as Combined with the Leading Principles of Agriculture: in which the Theory and Doctrines of Sir Humphry Davy, and other Agricultural Chemists, are Rendered Familiar to the Experienced Farmer. By a Practical Agriculturist. Philadelphia, B. Warner, M. Carey & Son, and Bennet & Walton; and in Baltimore, by F. Lucas, Jr., Joseph Cushing, and Edward J. Coale, 1821, octavo. Bound full tree-calf with red title label, chipped top of spine, rubbed, scuffed, foxing, worm holes in outside margin last 10pp of second title. Pagination: 304pp, index; 92pp. 
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11 DAYTON Lewisburg Landmarks. Drawings by Naomi S. Hosterman.
Book Ruth Wood Dayton
DAYTON, RUTH WOODS. Lewisburg Landmarks. Drawings by Naomi S. Hosterman. Charleston, WV, Education Foundation, Inc., 1957. 20 x 26.5cm.

Bound light red or rose colored cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, endpapers slightly tanning, contents clean, dj in mylar sleeve and is soiled some, a few small tear in dj. 62pp, illustration on every page, ow good+ condition. The book devotes one page to each historical house or building in Lewisburg, WV, for a total of 52 places. Each one of these is illustrated with a pencil drawing by Naomi S. Hosterman. This copy is signed by the author: "Ruth Woods Dayton" on the front free endpaper. (7980) 
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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.
12 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.
13 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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14 FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 1916. Marion County in the Making. By the J. O. Watson Class of the Fairmon
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FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 1916. Marion County in the Making. (James O. Watson, c1917; Baltimore, Md., Press of Meyer & Thalheimer) octavo. "By the J. O. Watson Class of the Fairmont High School, West Virginia. Under the supervision and direction of Dora Lee Newman, Head of the Department of History in the High School." 362pp, many ills., bound green cloth spine and corners with light green paper over boards, paper rubbed & chipped at edges, soiled some. 
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15 GARNETT, JAMES M. Lectures on Female Education. Comprising the First and Second Series
1825 4th edition Bound full calf with red leather title label spine ends chipped away, rubbed at edges of hinges, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, light to medium foxing--heavier on endpapers. Thick 12mo in 6's. Richmond, VA Early ownership signature of a "Mary Willa Banger"
GARNETT, JAMES M. Lectures on Female Education. Comprising the First and Second Series of a Course Delivered to Mrs. Garnett's Pupils, at Elm-wood, Essex County, Virginia. By James M. Garnett. To Which is Annexed, The Gossip's Manual. Fourth Edition. Richmond: Printed and Published by Thomas W. White, Sole Proprietor of the Copy-right. 1825. Thick 12mo in 6's. Bound full calf with red leather title label, spine ends chipped away, rubbed at edges of hinges, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, light to medium foxing--heavier on endpapers. Early ownership signature of a "Mary Willa Banger" on front flyleaf. Collation: engraved frontispiece, 13, 25, 3-336. Pagination: engraved frontispiece, (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-5 editor's preface to third ed., (1) blank, [7]-15 commendatory letters, (1) blank, [19]-51 introductory remarks, (1) blank, [55]-246 First Series, (1) half title, (1) blank, [249]-352 Second Series; (2) blank, (1) half title, (1) blank, [357]-389 Gossip's Manual, (1) blank. The author in his introduction, emphasizes the importance of women's education, based on the assertion that women were the primarily educators of children both male & female. He proceeds to decry "the preference which many parents, as well as teachers give to the driving, rather than to the leading system of teaching; and the principle of envious rivalship, most falsely called 'generous emulation...' The driving system consists simply in carrying the verb flagellare--to flog,--flogging,--flogged, through all its various moods, tenses, participles, gerund, and supines on the bodies of its victims... Boxes on the ears are substituted for the vocal sounds which should be addressed to the understanding through those organs; birching is applied in lieu of argument... As to the much vaunted principle of emulation,--what i 
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16 GIBBS, JOSIAH FRANCIS. Lights and Shadows of Mormonism.
1909 Bound green cloth with gilt title on spine, title in blind on front cover, rubbed and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners, spine faded, contents with just very slight tanning of pages, otherwise good condition. Book Octavo Salt Lake City 
GIBBS, JOSIAH FRANCIS. Lights and Shadows of Mormonism. J. F. Gibbs. (Copyrighted by Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Co., 1909.) Octavo.

Bound green cloth with gilt title on spine, title in blind on front cover, rubbed and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners, spine faded, contents with just very slight tanning of pages, otherwise good condition.

Pagination: (1) dedication, (1) frontispiece, (1) title, (1) copyright, 5-9 contents, (1) blank, 11-15 prefatory & personal, (1) blank, 17-535pp. Flake: A Mormon Bibliography #3552, only edition.

"The initial thought in connection with the writing of this volume was to assemble the evidences relating to the political perfidy of the Mormon "prophets," and to make a brief statement of the political incidents in Utah from 1890 to 1909. ...The past fifteen years have been largely devoted to fighting the political encroachments of the prophets on the civil rights of the people. And the remainder of my life, so far as may be practicable, will be devoted to combating the Mormon swamp light on a broader plane than that of its political phase"--pp13 & 15. The author grew up in Utah as a Mormon. He was excommunicated from the church in 1907: "It served me right; I had been an apostate from the day when, in 1871, I first resented the domination of the Mormon priethood in politics."--p.14.
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17 HAYWARD Religious Creeds and Statistics of Every Christian Denomination in
1836 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-HAYWARD 
HAYWARD, JOHN. The Religious Creeds and Statistics of Every Christian Denomination in the United States and British Provinces. With Some Account of the Religious Sentiments of the Jews, American Indians, Deists, Mahometans, &c. Alphabetically Arranged. By John Hayward. Boston: Published by John Hayward. For Sale by the principal Booksellers generally in the several States. Press of Jonathan Howe, No. 39, Merchants Row, 1836. 12mo, 12 x 18.8cm. Bound publisher's brown cloth with embossed floral/vine pattern in blind, remains of printed paper title label on spine, bottom 2cm of spine cloth lacking, worn through cloth at top of spine and corners, worn through cloth along 4cm of rear hinge, covers soiled, bright yellow endpapers, both sets of endpapers split along lower 5 & 6cm of hinges, starts, damp stain on pp149-50, p150 with 4 lines crossed out with black pencil of some kind--can still read the crossed out text with a magnifying glass, light foxing. Collation: 2 unsigned leaves, 2-136, 144. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-4 preface, [5]-114 main text, [115]-156pp Appendix. American Imprints 36-37959, with locations: Pacific Sch Rel. Berkeley; Garrett Biblical Inst.; Amer. Antq. Soc,; N.H. Hist. Soc.; Brown Univ. OCLC adds: Columbia Univ; Stanford Univ; Univ. Minn.; Emory Univ.; Utah Hist Soc.; and in England: 2 in British Library. This work covers the United States and Canada is alphabetical by denomination. It includes Christian Connexion, Disciples of Christ, Harmonists (1 paragraph), Indian religions, Mormonites(13pp), Shakers(7pp), Tunkers. The article on the "Mormonites" is in the appendix and includes The Character of [Joseph] Smith, by his father-in-law, Isaac Hale. Flake: A Mormon Bibliography, #3926. Richmond: 
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18 HODGE Typed, signed letter on the letterhead of The Board of Education of
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA 
HODGE, EDWARD B. Typed, signed letter on the letterhead of The Board of Education of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Dated Philadelphia, Mar. 15, 1899. 20.5 x 26.7cm. Letter addressed to Mr. J.L.M. Curry, Room 3, Kellogg Bldg., Washington, D.C. Signed: "Edward B. Hodge" Corres. Secty. "As you ask particularly as to the location of schools for the colored race in the south, I would refer you for detailed information to the Rev. E.P. Cowan, D.D., #516 Market Street, Pittsburgh, Penna., who is Corresponding Secretary of the Board for Freedmen... An important Presbyterian institution for the education of colored men is Lincoln University, situated near Oxford, Chester Co., Penna. It has a collegiate and theological department..." Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (1825-1903) statesman, author, educator. Probably best known for his life long efforts for public education in the South. 
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19 HOLIDAY Politics in Fayette County.

HOLIDAY, ROBERT KELVIN. Politics in Fayette County. Montgomery (WV) The Montgomery Herald, Inc., 1956, (8) 53pp, 2 portrait in text, endpaper lightly foxing, bound original blue cloth, good+ cond. Title signed by author. 
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An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness., HOPKINS, SAMUEL
20 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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