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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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Albumen photograph of
2 CARSON, REV. JOSEPH, and JANE. Albumen photograph of "Rev Joseph Carson married Jane Payne," (57 x 89mm) mounted on printed card (62 x 100mm).
Carte-de-visite photo of Rev. Joseph Carson (Methodist) and his Wife Jane, circa 1865-70, Charlottesville, Va. 1865-70 CARTE-DE-VISITE ALBUMEN PHOTO Photograph 62 x 100mm Charlottesville, Va. 
CARSON, REV. JOSEPH, and JANE. Albumen photograph of "Rev Joseph Carson married Jane Payne," (57 x 89mm) mounted on printed card (62 x 100mm). The back of the printed card reads: "From A. F. Smith's Photographic Temple of Art, [star above, phoenix rising from fire logo] Lobban's Building, Main St. Charlottesville, Va." "Duplicates can be obtained from this Negative at any time." Written at the top of the printing is "Rev. Joseph Carson married Jane Payne." $85.00 Joseph Carson (1785-1875) an early minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, "was born in Winchester, Va., Feb. 19, 1785, and died in Culpepper Co., Va., April 15, 1875 in the ninety-first year of his age. He united with the M.E. Church in April, 1801... He was admitted on trial in the Baltimore Conference, April 1805...where Bishop Asbury and Whatcoat presided. He was appointed junior preacher on the Wyoming circuit, which embraced all that part of Pennsylvania from the western branch of the Susquehanna to the New York State line, being 400 miles in circuit, having 32 appointments. There was no church edifice on the circuit, he preaching in private house and groves... He traveled extensive circuits in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, and everywhere revivals attended his labors... He gave to the church 74 years of his life, and to the ministry 73."--Simpson: Cyclopædia of Methodism, 1880, p.169. For more info re Carson's ministry see: Bennett: Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, 1871, pp482-94; 524-27; 555-57; 560-63; 569-570, 721ff. The thin albumen photo is pasted onto a card within a double line gold border. The back of the card in printed within a solid gold-tan border with fine vertical lines forming a filler between a center border in which resides the printing in purple ink. There is a 3.5cm tear through the photo and card which has been sometime repaired. There are what appears to be old adhesive spots on the card--perhaps from pasting down the photo. 
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3 DANA Have the Churches the presence of Christ? A Sermon, Addressed to the

DANA, DANIEL. Have the Churches the presence of Christ? A Sermon, Addressed to the Presbytery of Londonderry. At their Semi-annual Meeting, Bedford, (N.H.,) April 30, 1851. By Daniel Dana, D.D. Published by Request of the Presbytery. Newburyport: [MA] Moses H. Sargent, Huse & Bragdon, Printers. 1851. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet side-stitched with new linen thread, light foxing, the number "3" in old pen at top of title. Collation: 1-44. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-32pp. OCLC locates 11 libraries with this title. Daniel Dana (1771-1859) Presbyterian minister, pastor in Newburyport, Ma., for 26 years, then president of Dartmouth College for a short time. He became pastor in Londonderry, but in 1826 became pastor of the Second Presbyterian church at Newburyport, resigning in 1845 in the seventy-fifth year of his age. "Dr Dana was regarded as `one of the most able, devoted, and useful ministers of the period in which he lived."--McClintock & Strong: Cycl. Bibl., Theol., & Eccl. Lit. II:656. We offer his sermon on Matthew 9:15 "Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they shall fast." Dana reframes the text "Do our churches and the churches generally, enjoy the spiritual presence of the Savior?" He laments the loss of the presence of the Spirit in the churches and delineates practices that need to be reformed, including loss of reverence for the Sabbath, sitting while in prayer (instead of standing), the world impressing its character upon the church instead of the reverse. He deplores the modern idea of sin--that it consists of action, that "no one is subject to divine displeasure and condemnation, till they are incurred by actual, voluntary transgression of known law."--p.14. "The sinner is viewed, not as passing through a painful process of conviction... but as coolly comparing the happiness to be found in God, with that to be found in the world, and as making his choice accordingly. Here is a religion 
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4 EDWARDS Account of Abigail Hutchinson, a Young Woman Hopefully Converted at
circa 1830 19TH-AM-NY-NY-ATS 
EDWARDS, JONATHAN. Account of Abigail Hutchinson, a Young Woman Hopefully Converted at Northampton, Mass. 1734. By Reverend Jonathan Edwards. [7 x 4.8cm woodcut of woman meditating with 2 lines scripture] Published by the American Tract Society, and Sold at their Depository, Nassau-street, Opposite the City-Hall, New-York; and by Agents of the Society, its Branches, and Auxiliaries, in the Principal Cities and Towns in the United States. [circa 1827-1833] [at top of title:] No. 78. 10.7 x 17.3cm Disbound pamphlet, large damp stain top third of pages, other damp stains, medium to heavy foxing, first and last page soiled, corners sometime rounded with scissors. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, [2]-8pp, (1) blank, p.10 poem & colophon. This copy has two duplicate title pages, however the first one has a much better imprint of the woodcut. See Johnson: Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758 a Bibliography, No's 309-311. Our copy with slightly different imprint and an extra page at the end plus a duplicate title page. Vol. 3, No. 78 of the Publications of the American Tract Society. 
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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.
5 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.
6 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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7 EMMONS Massachusetts Missionary Magazine, For the Year 1803. Containing
1803 19TH-AM-MA-SALEM-CUSHING 
MASSACHUSETTS MISSIONARY SOCIETY. / EMMONS, NATHANAEL, et al. The Massachusetts Missionary Magazine, For the Year 1803. Containing Religious & Interesting Communications, Calculated to edify Christians, and inform the Rising Generation. The Profits of this work are to be applied to the support of Missionaries in the New Settlements and among the Indians of North America. The Editors appointed by the Society are, Rev. Messieurs Nathanael Emmons, D.D.; David Sanford, A.M.; Daniel Hopkins, A.M.; Samuel Spring, A.M.; Joseph Barker, A.M.; Samuel Niles, A.M.; Samuel Austin, A.M.; Abiel Holmes, A.M.; Jonathan Strong, A.M.; Caleb Alexander, A.M.; Jacob Norton, A.M.; Paul Litchfield, A.M.; Elijah Parish, A.M. Volume I. Salem: Printed by Joshua Cushing, for the Editors. [1803-04] Octavo. Bound original leather over boards--heavily scuffed, worn through leather at corners, rebacked in heavy brown acid-free Canson paper with original black leather title & volume labels laid over, 19th century seminary library bookplate, archival rag paper strip pasted over inside hinges, small oval library blind-stamp on title and several other pages, small 4 digit accession number stamp on verso of title, light to medium foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-[483], (1) blank, [1]-40pp. Collation: Aaa-Mmm4, 2 unsigned leaves (index), A-E4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-430, text, (3) index, (1) blank; [1]-40 Vol. II, May 1804 issue. Magazine includes vol. I, May-April, 1803-1804, plus the May 1804 issue of Vol. II. Contents include: Brief Account of a Religious Attention in the North Parish in Weymouth, Mass.; On Divine Sovereignty; Character of Dr. Erskine; Revival of Religion in Holles; Life of Cotton Mather; The State of the Soul After Death; Concerning the Duty of a Church to Censure its Members for the Sin of Heresy; Life of Mrs. Sarah Gill; On Ministerial Unfaithfulness; The Importance of Piety in Parents and Guardians of Youth; The Dying Negro (hung in a cage & eaten alive by vultures for killing an overseer); Observations on the True Spirit of Prayer; Account of the Reformation at Hollis; Th 
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Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington.  Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities., GILLIES, JOHN.
8 GILLIES, JOHN. Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington. Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities.
Gillies Life of George Whitefield, Boston, 1813. Leather 1813 Fifth Edition. Revised and corrected, with large Additions and Improvements Bound full calf black morocco title label, almost half of the title label chipped away, rubbed & scuffed--especially heavy at edges and along spine, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at top two corners and along top edge of front cover, medium to heavy foxing and browning of pages, lacks front free endpaper and flyleaf as well as rear free endpaper, endpapers splitting along inside hinges, 3 starts, a small amount of light damp stain in outside margin, first few page edges worn. A solid copy but looks wise, not for the discriminating collector. 12mo, 11.4 x 16.3cm. Boston, MA 
GILLIES, JOHN. Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington. Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities. Originally Compiled by the Late Rev. John Gillies, D.D. Minister of the College Church of Glasgow. Fifth Edition. Revised and corrected, with large Additions and Improvements, by Aaron C. Seymour, Author of "Letters to Young Person." [4 lines from Cowper, 5 lines from Scripture] Boston: Printed by Samuel T. Armstrong, No. 50, Cornhill, 1813. 12mo, 11.4 x 16.3cm. $125.00

George Whitefield (1714-1770) famous English preacher, evangelist. "Born at Gloucester, he was educated there and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he associated with those who formed the 'Holy Club' and who would later be known as the first Methodists. There also he experienced an evangelical conversion... He preached in several London churches, but quickly accepted an invitation from John and Charles Wesley to go to Georgia where, with the exception of a notable visit home, he remained from 1737 to 1741. The visit home included his first attempt at open-air preaching, in Bristol. He was to continue the practice to the end of his life, regularly delivering up to twenty sermons a week, covering vast distances that included fourteen visits to Scotland and, in those days of long and hazardous voyages, no less than seven Journeys to America, where he died shortly after preaching his last sermon... In his kind Whitefield is supreme among preachers, sharing his eminence only with Latimer. Others might be more learned, even more stylish, but none was more eloquent or more moving... Like open-air preachers before him, like the friars and like Latimer, his work abounds with vivid colloquial phrases and apt, familiar analogies."--Arthur Pollard in Douglas: Intl. Dict. Christ. Church, p1043-44.

Bound full calf with black morocco title label, almost half of the title label chipped away, rubbed & scuffed--especially heavy at edges and along spine, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at top two corners and along top edge of front cover, medium to heavy foxing and browning of pages, lacks front free endpaper and flyleaf as well as rear free endpaper, endpapers splitting along inside hinges, 3 starts, a small amount of light damp stain in outside margin, first few page edges worn. A solid copy, but looks-wise, not for the discriminating collector.

Collation: includes woodcut portrait of Whitefield facing title, 16, 24, 2-226, 232. Pagination: (1) blank, (1) frontispiece, (1) title, (1) blank, [v]-xiii Preface, (1) blank, [xv]-xix, (1) blank, [13]-268pp. American Bibliography, 1813-28640.
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9 HAWES Help of the Lord, the Seal of the Missionary Work. A Sermon, Prea
19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-MARVIN 
HAWES, JOEL. The Help of the Lord, the Seal of the Missionary Work. A Sermon, Preached at New Haven, Ct., Sept. 8, 1846, Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions at Their Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting. By Rev. Joel Hawes, D.D. Pastor of the First Church, Hartford, Ct. Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin, 24 Congress Street. 1846. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet side-stitched with new linen thread, light foxing, the number "4" written in old pen at top of title. Collation: 1-44. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-32pp. Joel Hawes 1789-1867, Congregation minister, graduated from Brown 1813 and studied theology at Andover. "He was Ordained in 1818 at the First (Center) Congregational Church in Hartford, Ct., where he spent his entire career. Hawes, though suspicious of some of its excesses, especially rampant emotionalism, was a proponent of revivalism... Hawes presided over a number of revivals in his congregation; Charles Grandison Finney preached there on several occasions. His prorevivalist views placed Hawes in opposition to one of his Congregational colleagues in Hartford, Horace Bushnell... Hawes was among those who brought Bushnell to trial for heresy."--Balmer: Ency. of Evangelicalism, p. 273. We offer Hawes' sermon before the American Board. Hawes reviews the history of the board and applies the text of I Samuel 7:12, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us" to the history of the Board. 
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An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness., HOPKINS, SAMUEL
10 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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11 KIRK Jesus the Great Missionary. A Sermon, Delivered in Bowdoin Street
19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-PAERKINS & MARVIN 
KIRK, EDWARD NORRIS. Jesus the Great Missionary. A Sermon, Delivered in Bowdoin Street Church, Boston, on the evening of November 13, 1839, at the Ordination of Samuel Wolcott, as a Foreign Missionary. By Rev. Edward N. Kirk. Published by request. Boston: Printed by Perkins & Marvin. 1839. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, small oval embossed library blind stamp on title page, library accession number stamped on verso of title, light foxing. Collation: 1-44. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-32pp. Amer. Imprints #39-56695. Edward Norris Kirk (1802-1874) clergyman, pastor of Presbyterian and Congregational churches and promoter of revivals. "After studying law for eighteen months in New York city, he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, and remained there four years, after which he was appointed agent of the Board of Foreign Missions, and travelled through the south on its behalf... In 1828 he became pastor of the 4th Presbyterian church, which had been gathered by his labors in the revivals under Charles G. Finney. Mr. Kirk coincided with Mr. Finney's views, and in connection with Dr. Beman, of Troy, established a school of theology to train young men for service in the ministry of evangelists... He was president of the American Missionary Assoc. and secretary of the Evangelical Alliance. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him by Amherst in 1855."--Appletons' Cycl. of Amer. Biography, III:554. We offer Kirk's Sermon "Jesus the Great Missionary" preached at the ordination of Samuel Wolcott as a foreign missionary. 
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12 MILBURN Ten Years of Preacher-Life: Chapters from an Autobiography.
1859 19TH-AM-NY-NY-DERBY & JACKSON 
MILBURN, WILLIAM HENRY. Ten Years of Preacher-Life: Chapters from an Autobiography. By William Henry Milburn, author of "The Rife, Axe and Saddle-bags. [5 lines quote] New York: Derby & Jackson, 119 Nassau Street. 1859. 12mo. Bound publisher's brown cloth, spine faded along with gilt lettering on spine, light fraying at bottom of spine, light yellow endpapers, light foxing. Early ownership inscription on front free endpaper: "E. K Thielmore, Nov. 15th 1859 Brooklyn Long Island." Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (2) frontispiece leaf with tissue, (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) dedication, (1) blank, vii-viii preface, [ix-x] contents, (2) poems, 13-363pp, (1) blank, (8)pp ads. Nice steel-engraved portrait of Milburn at frontispiece. "A vivid life story is that of William Henry Milburn, the nearly blind preacher...interesting accounts of the pioneer life which nourished revivalism, and of the itinerant's work and great hardships."--Nelson R. Burr: Critical Bibliog. Rel. in Amer., pp163-164. With interesting chapters titles: Sketches of the Mississippi Valley; A Southern Home; Southern Character; The Negro; etc. Milburn spent some amount of time in the South. We offer the first edition. 
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Village Hymns for Social Worship.  Selected and Original.  Designed as a Supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts., NETTLETON, ASAHEL
13 NETTLETON, ASAHEL Village Hymns for Social Worship. Selected and Original. Designed as a Supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts.
1826 Sixth Edition Leather Book . 24mo in 12's, 7.5 x 11.6cm New York 
Nettleton's Village Hymns, NY, 6th ed. 1826, Full Leather.


NETTLETON, ASAHEL. Village Hymns for Social Worship. Selected and Original. Designed as a Supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts. [4 lines] Sixth Edition. NY, Printed for the Publishers and sold by Elisha Sands, No. 49, Fulton-Street. 1826. 24mo in 12's, 7.5 x 11.6cm. $65.00

Asahel Nettleton (1783-1843) "a well-known Connecticut evangelist... He never settled as a pastor with any congregation, but preached in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York; in Virginia 1827-28; and also in Great Britain in 1831. Nettleton's hymnological work centered in the compiling of his Village Hymns [1st ed. 1824], from which more hymns of the older American writers have passed into English collections than from any other source. He knew and could appreciate a good hymn, but it is doubtful if he ever did or ever could have written one."--F.M. Bird in Julian: Dict. of Hymnology, p.794.

Bound full leather with black title label, lacking 1 corner of title label, removed library tag scar, just wearing through leather at two corners, foxing, water stains, library bookplate.

Pagaination: viii, 488pp, indexes. Words only. Amer. Imprints #25485.
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14 VERMONT JUVENILE MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Proceedings of the Vermont Juvenile Missionary Society, at their Annual Meeting at East Rutland, October 2, 1822; Together with the Reports of the Directors and Treasurer.
1822 Pamphlet in plain gray-blue paper wrapper, wrapper tattered at edges and along spine, side-stitched, light to medium foxing, uncut and untrimmed pages, light damp stains on front cover & title, historical society stamp on top of title. Pamphlet Octavo Woodstock: Printed by David Watson. 
VERMONT JUVENILE MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Proceedings of the Vermont Juvenile Missionary Society, at their Annual Meeting at East Rutland, October 2, 1822; Together with the Reports of the Directors and Treasurer. Woodstock: Printed by David Watson. Oct. 1822. Octavo.

Pamphlet in plain gray-blue paper wrapper, wrapper tattered at edges and along spine, side-stitched, light to medium foxing, uncut and untrimmed pages, light damp stains on front cover & title, historical society stamp on top of title. Phrase "Vt. Pamph Vol. 4" in pen on top of title and in pencil on top of front cover. Collation: [1]4, 2-34. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-24pp. OCLC locates Middlebury College only. Amer. Imprints #11294 locates in addition New Hampshire State Lib. & Presb. Hist. Soc., Phila.

The Vermont Juvenile Missionary Society was a home mission society that raised money and appointed missionaries to labour for various amounts of time in areas of need. Sample of proceedings: "Rev. J. Parker has performed his mission of 18 weeks in the towns of Sheldon, Franklin, Berkshire, Richford, Montgomery, Kellyvale, Westfield, Troy, Wocott, Elmore, Hydepark and Coit's Gore. During the first 6 weeks of his mission, he states, 'I preached as often as the people would attend, which was usually three times on the Sabbath, and often twice on other days.' During the remainder of the time he preached from 4 to 6 times a week, besides visiting families and schools and attending various other religious meetings. In conclusion he says, 'Altho no general awakening has been visible, where I have labored, yet I trust God has used me as an humble instrument of saving good to some. When I first visited some of the little churches, I found great disorders among them. But the discipline of the gospel, which had been greatly neglected, was revived; backsliders were reclaimed, and peace and brotherly love, in a good measure, restored...'"--p.11.
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15 WOODSIWOODSIDE, R. W. and BERT J. BENTLEY.DE Revival Meetings. Woodside & Bentley. Now in progress at the Christian Church to which you are cordially invited.
no date 12.5 x 25.2cm. 
WOODSIDE, R. W. and BERT J. BENTLEY. Revival Meetings. Woodside & Bentley. Now in progress at the Christian Church to which you are cordially invited. R. W. Woodside will speak each evening. He will tell you some thing you ought to know. Bert J. Bentley, the song leader, with the assistance of a large chorus will furnish music you ought to hear. Come! [No place, No date.] 12.5 x 25.2cm.

Illustrated printed broadside with pictures of Woodside & Bentley placed side by side just under the top line "Revival Meetings." The word "Come!" printed in large letters at bottom. 1 x 2cm piece torn from top left corner, .6 x 3.5cm piece torn from middle of left side, very small piece torn from bottom edge, several .5 to 1.5cm tears in edges, old fold marks. Scarce item. There was a R.W. Woodside who coming from Wichita, Kansas, became the first pastor of the Christian Church in Longmont, Colorado in 1891. He was also a pastor of the First Christian Church in Weleetka, Oklahoma sometime between 1906 and 1913. 
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16 YOUNG Eight Years of Presbyterian Evangelistic Work in Kentucky.

YOUNG, BENNETT H. Eight Years of Presbyterian Evangelistic Work in Kentucky. By Col. Bennett H. Young, Louisville, Ky. Richmond, Va.: Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1890, 4 x 6 inches. Pamphlet stapled, staples rusted, pages browning, 15pp, 
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