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1 Methodist Almanac for the Year of our Lord 1852: Being Bissextile,
19TH-AM-NY-NY-LANE & SCOTT 
The Methodist Almanac for the Year of our Lord 1852: Being Bissextile, or Leap Year, and the Seventy-Sixth of American Independence. [Illustration of moon] Comprising also a Summary view of Methodism Throughout the World, with other Ecclesiastical and National Statistics, Etc. New-York: Published by Lane & Scott, 200 Mulberry-street. Joseph Longking, Printer. 12mo. Bound subdued blue-yellow marbled cloth with light blue endpapers, blank paper label on front cover, green paper front wrapper bound in, wrapper title printed with floral border, title printed with ruled border with floral designs at corners, medium foxing throughout, damp stains, tears in edges of a few pages. Pagination: (1) wrapper title, (1) blank inside wrapper, (1) title, (1) hymn for new year, [3]-48 almanac, [49]-60 "Books publ. by Lane & Scott." Includes the following engravings: Foundry Chapel, London; Ohio Wesleyan University; Central Meth. Ep. Church, Newark, NJ; Winged Lion from Nineveh; Crystal Palace, London; Female School at Fuh-Chau, China; facsimile of continental money. 
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The Book of the Times or a History of the War.  Understandest thou what thou readest? Philip.  How can I except some men should guide me?  Eunuch.  A e i o u l m n r., ANONYMOUS.
2 ANONYMOUS. The Book of the Times or a History of the War. Understandest thou what thou readest? Philip. How can I except some men should guide me? Eunuch. A e i o u l m n r.
Manuscript--A Clever roman à clé in the Style of the O.T. re a Church in Philadelphia, circa 1810 [Methodist? Episcopal?] 1810 Paper covered boards Good Manuscript book 16.8 x 19.9cm. Philadelphia, Pa. 
ANONYMOUS. The Book of the Times or a History of the War. Understandest thou what thou readest? Philip. How can I except some men should guide me? Eunuch. A e i o u l m n r. Manuscript, one volume, 44 pages [Philadelphia area, circa 1810?] 16.8 x 19.9cm. $400.00 This is an exceedingly clever roman à clé done in the style of the Old Testament scripture. Divided into three "books" of multiple chapters, it documents the turbulent differences within a religious community, apparently in Philadelphia or the area. The volume contains first names only. When person of the same name are mentioned, the anonymous author might write "William surnamed P," "William surnamed N," and "Henry F." on occasion. The text commences with the difficulties of Henry, an elder who opposed the church leadership's plans to renovate their sanctuary and in the process sell commercial space on the cellar floors. Led by Samuel, the meeting clerk (or "Scribe" as the writer has it, Henry was forced out after being accused of adultery. To prove the accusation of his critics "bort forth an Harlot, who testified that Henry was the Father of one of her two Children." This escalates rather than calms the situation. Further disputes arise, power struggles flare, personalities clash, and a minute-book with key document is mysteriously mutilated. All seems to culminate in arguments over control of the church's "Chartered Fund," that is to say its endowment. There are references to ministering to prisoners and Africans and also to "a new sect who call themselves The Society of Hospitality." A delightful and cleverly-done manuscript. The manuscript is bound thick card cover with Pennsylvania-Dutch style tulip decorated paper on the outside. Written over the decorated paper on the back cover & upside down is "Philadelphia Pennsylvania William Book." The spine is covered with a blue piece of printed paper that reads "Controller's Copy Book. No. 3. Published by J.B. Smith & Co., Booksellers and Stationers, No. 207 Market St., above 5th, Phila." Blue paper chipped and split along lower half of spine, tulip paper rubbed through the decoration in places, contents with moderate to heavy foxing--a dark stain in top inside of most pages, several pages loose or almost loose but not lacking any pages. Written in a very legible longhand. 12cm tear in last leaf but no loss of text. 
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Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, From Its Introduction into the State, in the Year 1772, to the Year 1829., BENNETT, WILLIAM W.
3 BENNETT, WILLIAM W. Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, From Its Introduction into the State, in the Year 1772, to the Year 1829.
Bennett's Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, Richmond, 1871 1871 Cloth Bound publisher's textured cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small silverfish type holes in cloth of cover--especially the front cover, fraying at corners & spine ends consolidated with flexible book adhesive, worn through cloth in spots along edges of covers, brown endpapers starting to crack at front hinge--loose edges pasted back down, pages tanning but otherwise in good condition and not brittle. 12.7 x 19.6cm. Richmond, VA 
BENNETT, WILLIAM W. Memorials of Methodism in Virginia, From Its Introduction into the State, in the Year 1772, to the Year 1829. By the Rev. William W. Bennett, D.D., Editor of the Richmond Christian Advocate. (Second Edition.) Richmond: Published by the Author. 1871 (c1870). 12.7 x 19.6cm. $75.00 From author's preface: "Soon after the writer of this volume entered the ministry, now above twenty-five years, he conceived the purpose of writing a history of Methodism in Virginia.... The main difficulty lay in the collection suitable materials.... Most fortunately, the family of Rev. Stith Mead placed in his hands the manuscript Journal of that eminently useful and extending through a period of forty years. This was found to contain a record of facts in connection with early Methodism of the greatest value, besides copies of documents of an official character that had escaped the notice of every other writer. This Journal was destroyed, with the library of the author, in the great fire at Richmond in April, 1865... The work has been carried forward in the midst of the daily engagements of the regular pastorate, and though nearly completed before the outbreak of the late civil war, it has since been revised with care... W.W.B. Ashland, Va., 1870." Bound publisher's textured cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small silverfish type holes in cloth of cover--especially the front cover, fraying at corners & spine ends consolidated with flexible book adhesive, worn through cloth in spots along edges of covers, brown endpapers starting to crack at front hinge--loose edges pasted back down, pages tanning but otherwise in good condition and not brittle. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) dedication, (1) blank, 3-4 Preface, vii-x Contents, [9]-741pp, (1) blank. 
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4 BINNEY, AMOS Theological Compend Containing a System of Divinity, or A Brief
1843 Bound full sheepskin with black morocco title labe rubbed & scuffed some, leather starting to split top 2cm of both hinges, corners bumped, just worn through leather at two corners, brown mark-off around edges of endpapers from leather turn-ins--extending into next several leaves, light to heavy foxing. Previous owner's name in old pen & pencil on front endpapers: "D. Boyd" and "Daniel Boyd's Book." book 10.2 x 15cm. New York, NY 
BINNEY, AMOS. The Theological Compend: Containing a System of Divinity, or A Brief View of the Evidences, Doctrines, Morals, and Institutions of Christianity. Designed for the Benefit of Families, Bible Classes, and Sunday Schools. By Amos Binney. I will show thee what is noted in the Scriptures of truth--Daniel x,21. Search the Scriptures.--John v,39. New-York: Published by Lane & Tippett, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Mulberry-street Joseph Longking, Printer. 1843 (c1840).

10.2 x 15cm. Bound full sheepskin with black morocco title label, rubbed & scuffed some, leather starting to split top 2cm of both hinges, corners bumped, just worn through leather at two corners, brown mark-off around edges of endpapers from leather turn-ins--extending into next several leaves, light to heavy foxing. Previous owner's name in old pen & pencil on front endpapers: "D. Boyd" and "Daniel Boyd's Book."

Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, 3-4 preface, [5]-128pp.

Amos Binney (1802-1878) Methodist Episcopal pastor, presiding elder, theologian. His Theological Compend was published regularly for 60 years. Used much in the Holiness movement. Charles Edwin Jones: A Guide to the Study of the Holiness Movement, #2886. A sound copy in a nice leather binding.
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Albumen photograph of
5 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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6 COOKE, JOHN ESTEN. Essay on the Invalidity of Presbyterian Ordination. By John Esten
1829 Hardcover, cloth & paper Book Octavo Lexington: Printed at the Reporter Office. 
COOKE, JOHN ESTEN. An Essay on the Invalidity of Presbyterian Ordination. By John Esten Cooke, M.D. Lexington: Printed at the Reporter Office. 1829. Octavo. Bound brown cloth spine with tan paper over boards, hand lettered title on spine, cloth torn top of spine & front hinge with piece about 1 x 3cm lacking, cover soiled, light to medium foxing with heavier foxing in places, otherwise contents clean. Ownership inscription on top of title: "Mr. Clarkson 1830." Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-216; [i]-xxiv Appendix, [xxv]-xxviii index. American Imprints #38267. Rowe: Meth. Union Cat. #C5969. The Appendix contains excerpts from the Martyrdom and Epistles of St. Ignatius. John Esten Cooke (1783-1853) medical teacher and writer of Virginia. John Esten was the eldest son of 8 children and was well educated and "a most accurate scholar of the English language besides reading Latin and Greek. He received his M.D. in 1805 from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and settled in Warrenton Virginia. "In 1827 he was called to the chair of the theory and practice of medicine in Transylvania University Medical School at Lexington, Ky., as successor to the famous Daniel Drake... Dr. Cooke was the first professor at that institution to prepare a systematic treatise on any branch of medicine... For eighteen years Dr. Cooke had been a member of the Methodist Church when, a short time after moving to Lexington, he became converted to the Episcopalian faith. His zeal, his exemplary life, his learning gave him great influence in the church. On the organization of the Theological Seminary at Lexington in 1832, he was elected professor of the history and polity of the church. Within a short time he had collected for the seminary one of the best theological libraries in the country."--Kelly & Burrage: 
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7 DIEFENBACH, DANIEL. Der Sieg Jesu, in Einer Erklarung uber das Gottliche Geheimniss der
1840 Bound quarter leather spine and corners with marb double horizontal fillet lines divide spine into 5 panels, worn through leather at corners, top front corner slightly mouse chewed, rubbed & scuffed some, light foxing except much heavier on endpapers and first and last leaves, scattered light dampstains throughout, lacks rear free endpaper and flyleaf. 12mo. 19TH-AM-PA-NEW BERLIN-MILLER 
DIEFENBACH, DANIEL. Der Sieg Jesu, in Einer Erklarung uber das Gottliche Geheimniss der Erlosung. Schildernd: I. Den wahren Zustand des menschlichen Geschlechts, vor, in und nach dem Sundenfalle. II. Den Plan, die Ausfuhrung, Annahme und Zueignung des Erlosungsweeerks unseres Heilandes. III. Die Natur und Sigenschaften des messianischen Reiches; nebst dessen alleserfullenden Grosse. Ein originelles Werk, mit vielen neuen Ideen vegleitet. Von Daniel Diesenbach. [4 lines scripture] Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft zu Neu=Berlin, Pa. S. G. Miller, Drucker. 1840. 12mo.

Bound quarter leather spine and corners with marbled paper over boards and red title label, double horizontal fillet lines divide spine into 5 panels, worn through leather at corners, top front corner slightly mouse chewed, rubbed & scuffed some, light foxing except much heavier on endpapers and first and last leaves, scattered light dampstains throughout, lacks rear free endpaper and flyleaf. Collation: A8, B4, C8, D4 and so thru X8, Y4, then: Aa8, Bb4 thru Ee8, Ff4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [III]-X vorrede, [XI]-XII thema, [13]-354, [355]-360pp register. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog #D1664 (PPG;PSt). Amer. Imprints #40-2033 (P;PLERC-Hi;PLT;PPG). Translation of title: The Lord Jesus, in an explanation of the Godly mystery of salvation: I. The true state of human kind, before, in and after the Fall. II. The plan, accomplishment, acceptance, and appropriation of our Saviour's work of salvation. III. The nature and characteristics of the messianic kingdom, along with its fulfillment. This is an early work by a member of the Evangelical Association, a parallel but independent "methodist" work among the German population. 
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History of Cosmopolite: or the Writings of Rev. Lorenzo Dow: Containin, DOW, LORENZO
8 DOW, LORENZO History of Cosmopolite: or the Writings of Rev. Lorenzo Dow: Containin
1848 4th edition Bound full leather with dark red morocco title lab small chip at top of front hinge, .8cm worm track near top of rear hinge, leather starting to split bottom 4cm of front hinge, light paint mark bottom of front cover, bottom corner of front cover bent out a little, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at bottom two corners, front endpapers split at inside hinge, pencil scribbling on front endpapers, front endpapers and first 25pp with large damp stain, light foxing with heavier foxing on endpapers, scattered dog-ears. Octavo, 14 x 21.5cm Washington, OH 
DOW, LORENZO. History of Cosmopolite: or the Four Volumes of Lorenzo Dow's Journal Concentrated in One: Containing His Experience and Travels, From Childhood to near his Fiftieth Year. Also, His Polemic Writings; Consisting of I. His Chain, with Five Links, Two Hooks and a Swivel. II. Reflections on Matrimony. III. Analects upon the Rights of Man. IV. A Jorney from Babylon to Jerusalem. V. Dialogue Between the Curious and Singular. VI. Hints on the Fulfilment of Prophecy. VII. On Church Government and the Ministry, &c.&c. To which is added, The "Journey of Life," by Peggy Dow. Fourth Edition. Revised and Corrected with Notes. Published by Joshua Martin, Washington, O., Printed by John B. Wolff. 1848. Octavo, 14 x 21.5cm

Bound full leather with dark red morocco title label, small chip at top of front hinge, .8cm worm track near top of rear hinge, leather starting to split bottom 4cm of front hinge, light paint mark bottom of front cover, bottom corner of front cover bent out a little, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at bottom two corners, front endpapers split at inside hinge, pencil scribbling on front endpapers, front endpapers and first 25pp with large damp stain, light foxing with heavier foxing on endpapers, scattered dog-ears.

Pagination: double frontispiece (Lorenzo & Peggy), (1) title, (1) copyright/printer, (1) index, (1) blank, [v]-vii introduction, (1) blank, [9]-720pp. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog #D2418 except this printing does not state `4th edition' on the title page.

Dow (1777-1834) was "an American evangelist... By 1830 he was nationally known, not only for his eloquence but for his oddities of manner and dress as well [e.g. wearing his hair long and dressing in a little leather jacket]."--Rieger: The Upper Ohio Valley, 748. "Eccentric, fanatical, and disillusioned though he was, his influence was felt throughout the South [e.g., he is said to 
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The Life of the Rev. Thomas Coke, LL.D. Including in Detail His Various Travels and Extraordinary Missionary Exertions, in England, Ireland, America, and the West Indies: with an Account of His Death, May 3, 1814, while on a Missionary Voyage to the Island of Ceylon, in the East Indies.  Interspersed with Numerous Reflections; and Concluding with an Abstract of His Writings and Character, DREW, SAMUEL
9 DREW, SAMUEL The Life of the Rev. Thomas Coke, LL.D. Including in Detail His Various Travels and Extraordinary Missionary Exertions, in England, Ireland, America, and the West Indies: with an Account of His Death, May 3, 1814, while on a Missionary Voyage to the Island of Ceylon, in the East Indies. Interspersed with Numerous Reflections; and Concluding with an Abstract of His Writings and Character
Samuel Drew's Life of Thomas Coke, NY, 1847, Leather 1847 Leather Bound full tree-calf with red title morocco title label. However, the book is bound upside down. Leather mostly split along rear hinge, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, library bookplate & pocket on front paste-down endpaper, light to medium foxing, scattered light damp stains 12mo, 11.7 x 18.9cm New York 
DREW, SAMUEL. The Life of the Rev. Thomas Coke, LL.D. Including in Detail His Various Travels and Extraordinary Missionary Exertions, in England, Ireland, America, and the West Indies: with an Account of His Death, May 3, 1814, while on a Missionary Voyage to the Island of Ceylon, in the East Indies. Interspersed with Numerous Reflections; and Concluding with an Abstract of His Writings and Character. By Samuel Drew, of St. Austell, Cornwall. [3 lines quote--Milton] New-York: Published by Lane & Tippett, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Mulberry-Street. Joseph Longking, Printer. 1847. 12mo, 11.7 x 18.9cm. $40.00 Life of Thomas Coke (1747-1814) Methodist Bishop, associated with Wesley from 1777. Wesley set him apart as a superintendent for America in 1784 and Coke presided over the Christmas Conference of the same year that formed the Methodist Episcopal Church of America. Coke also presided over Conference in both England and Ireland several times. He was an opponent of slavery and a lifetime promoter of missions, organizing the Negro Mission in the West Indies as well developing mission activity in Gibraltar, Sierra Leone, and Cape of Good Hope. Bound full tree-calf with red title morocco title label. However, the book is bound upside down. Leather mostly split along rear hinge, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, library bookplate & pocket on front paste-down endpaper, light to medium foxing, scattered light damp stains. Pagination: copperplate portrait of Coke, (1) title page, (1) blank, [3]-6 Contents, [7]-8 Dedication, [9]-381pp. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog #D2639. Inscription on front flyleaf in old pen: "Presented by E. E. Swanson, Sabina (?) Tex." 
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The Episcopal Controversy Reviewed. A Defence of
10 EMORY, JOHN The Episcopal Controversy Reviewed. A Defence of "Our Fathers," and of the Original Organization of The Methodist Episcopal Church, Against The Rev. Alexander M'Caine and Others: With Historical and Critical Notices of Early American Methodism.
Two Titles by Bishop John Emory: Episcopal Controversy Reviewed, 1838; A Defence of "Our Fathers," 1840 1838, 1840 Leather Bound full calf with about half of the red morocco title label remaining, leather splitting along hinges, top of spine chipped away, heavily rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, large damp stains at beginning of books, smaller damp stains scattered throughout, light to medium foxing, endpapers and frontispiece with heavy foxing, pencil scribbling on rear endpapers, "Withdrawn" library stamp on front paste-down endpaper but no other library marks, previous owners names. Octavo New York 
EMORY, JOHN. The Episcopal Controversy Reviewed. By John Emory, D.D. Late one of the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Edited by His Son from an Unfinished Manuscript. New-York: Published by T. Mason and G. Lane, For the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office, 200 Mulberry-Street. J. Collord, Printer. 1838 (c1838). $45.00 Pagination: portrait of Emory facing title, (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-vi Preface by the editor, [7]-183pp, (1) blank. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog #E1256, 1st Edition of two. Bound with EMORY, JOHN. A Defence of "Our Fathers," and of the Original Organization of The Methodist Episcopal Church, Against The Rev. Alexander M'Caine and Others: With Historical and Critical Notices of Early American Methodism. By John Emory, D.D. [5 lines quotes from Grotius & Stillingfleet] Fifth Edition. New-York: Published by T. Mason and G. Lane, For the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office, 200 Mulberry-Street. J. Collord, Printer. 1840. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) contents, (1) blank, [5]-6 Preface, [7]-154pp. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog E1240. John Emory (1789-1835) Methodist Bishop. He studied law and practiced for one year when he chose to enter the Methodist ministry fulfilling appointments in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Washington & Annapolis. He was elected bishop in 1832, and died in a carriage accident in 1835. Emory had published A Defence of Our Fathers in 1827 at a time when "the economy of the Methodist Episcopal Church was assailed by foes from within." The Episcopal Controversy Reviewed came about from a desire by John Emory "to prepare an entirely new work, in which the government of the Methodist Episcopal Church should be defended, not merely against the cavils of a particular party or sect, but against all opposition; and its entire accordance with Scriptural authority and primitive usage be established by a full investigation of the subject of episcopacy in general, and of Methodist episcopacy in particular. Such was the plan of the present work: the sudden death of the author left it but partially and imperfectly executed. The manuscript contained only a discussion of the subject of episcopacy in general, in a reply to "An Essay on the Invalidity of Presbyterian Ordination, by John Esten Cooke, M.D.," and a part of a reply to a tract entitle "Episcopacy tested by Scripture," by Dr. H.U. Onderdonk... The principal object of the editor...has been to follow the original, without and additions or alterations other than those which were necessary, and which are marked as such..."--Preface pp. iii-v. Bound full calf with about half of the red morocco title label remaining, leather splitting along hinges, top of spine chipped away, heavily rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, large damp stains at beginning of books, smaller damp stains scattered throughout, light to medium foxing, endpapers and frontispiece with heavy foxing, pencil scribbling on rear endpapers, "Withdrawn" library stamp on front paste-down endpaper but no other library marks, previous owners names. 
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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.
11 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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12 HAMPTON Newark Conference Centennial History, 1857-1957.

HAMPTON, VERNON BOYCE, ed. Newark Conference Centennial History, 1857-1957. n.p., Meth. Publ. Hse. (c1957). Octavo. Paperback bound in blue card covers, spine sunned, printed on glossy paper. Pagination: 586pp, frontispiece, illustrations, charts. 
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13 HARRISON, WILLIAM P. Theophilus Walton; or, The Majesty of Truth. A Reply to Theodosia Ern
1858 publisher's brown cloth 19TH-AM-TN-NASHVILLE-SMPH 
HARRISON, WILLIAM P. Theophilus Walton; or, The Majesty of Truth. A Reply to Theodosia Ernest. By a Member of the Alabama Conference. "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.""--Paul. Nashville, Tenn: Southern Methodist Publishing House. (c1858) 12mo.

Bound publisher's brown cloth, spine faded, fraying at spine ends and corners, light foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-iv contents, 5-408pp.

William P. Harrison was a Georgia native and Methodist minister. In this book he refutes Baptist teachings in Amos Dayton's book Theodosia Ernest.--See Wright II, 704. This title is much less common than Theodosia Ernest. 
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The Minstrel of Zion: A Book of Religious Songs, Accompanied with Appropriate Music, Chiefly Original., HUNTER, WILLIAM and SAMUEL WAKEFIELD.
14 HUNTER, WILLIAM and SAMUEL WAKEFIELD. The Minstrel of Zion: A Book of Religious Songs, Accompanied with Appropriate Music, Chiefly Original.
1845 Paper over boards Book 12mo in 6's, 9.5 x 15.2cm. Philadelphia 
Small Methodist Four-Shape Shape-Note Tunebook, Philadelphia, 1845


HUNTER, WILLIAM and SAMUEL WAKEFIELD. The Minstrel of Zion: A Book of Religious Songs, Accompanied with Appropriate Music, Chiefly Original. Philadelphia, Sorin & Ball, Stereotyped by L. Johnson and Co., 1845 (c1845 Printed by T. K. & P. G. Collins) 12mo in 6's, 9.5 x 15.2cm. $150.00

William Hunter (1811-1877), Methodist Episcopal pastor, presiding elder, editor, college prof., and gospel song writer. He was born in Ireland, emigrated with family in 1817; admitted to the Pittsburgh Conference 1833; editor of the Pittsburgh Conf. Journal and Pittsburgh Christian Advocate; filled pastorates in the Pittsburgh, West Virginia and East Ohio conferences, and was elected Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Literature in Alleghany College, where he remained for 15 years. Samuel Wakefield, admitted to the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Ep. Church, 1834. "This work seeks not a place in the higher departments of poetry and music. It is rather designed as a contribution to the songs of plain Christian people, who make little pretensions to highly cultivated musical and poetical taste. The simple and pathetic have been more sought for than the lofty and sublime... Although this work contains a number of hymns and tunes adapted to the congregation, and especially to prayer-meetings, class-meetings and love-feasts, and to the `altar,' in seasons of revival, yet it is mainly intended for the family and social circle. Many of the compositions do not aspire to the character of hymns, but are rather `spiritual,' or religious songs... Frequent references are made throughout the book to hymns in the `Select Melodies,' suitable to be sung to particular tunes in this work. The two works will be found adapted to each other."--Wm. Hunter in the Preface. Rowe: Meth. Union Cat., #H7299. Stanislaw: Checklist Four-Shape Shape-Note Tunebooks, #109, "Rural and urban." We offer the First Edition of this small Methodist shape-note tunebook. Bound printed paper over boards, rebacked with modern brown acid-free paper with printed paper title label on spine, worn through paper at edges, library stamp, light foxing. Early owner inscription on front flyleaf from Dec. 12, 1845. Preface signed (i.e., printed) "W. H., Pittsburgh, 1845." Musical Introduction by Wakefield.

Collation: 1-186. Pagination: 216pp. Indexes. Music in 4 shapes, mostly in 2 part but a few in 4 part harmony. Hunter wrote the words for 88 of 183 hymns in this book. Wakefield composed 78 of the 157 tunes.
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15 JACKSON, THOMAS Wesleyan Conference, it Duties and Responsibilities: with A Vindication of Its Recent Acts of Discipline.
1849 Pamphlet London 
Re: the Expulsion of the "Fly-Sheet" writers from the Conference, London, 1849


JACKSON, THOMAS. Wesleyan Conference, it Duties and Responsibilities: with A Vindication of Its Recent Acts of Discipline. London, John Mason, 1849.

Pamphlet, lacking wrapper, title soiled some, light foxing. 71pp.

Jackson was president of the conference. The pamphlet concerns the expulsion of the "Fly-Sheet" writers from the conference.
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16 JACKSON, THOMAS. Life of the Rev. Robert Newton, D.D.
1855 Book 12mo, 13.4 x 20cm. Nashville, Tenn.: Published by E. Stevenson & F.A. Owen, Agents, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 
JACKSON, THOMAS. The Life of the Rev. Robert Newton, D.D. By Thomas Jackson. [5 lines scripture]--1 Cor. xv.,10,11. Revised by Thomas O. Summers. Nashville, Tenn.: Published by E. Stevenson & F.A. Owen, Agents, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 1855. (Stereotyped and Printed by A.A. Stitt, Southern Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, Tenn.) 12mo, 13.4 x 20cm. Bound publisher's embossed dark brown cloth, fraying at top of spine and along edges of spine and covers, loose ends pasted back down, lacking bottom 1cm of spine cloth, corners bumped, rubbed & scuffed, yellow endpapers, mostly light foxing but heavier on endpapers and first and last few pages. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, iii-x contents, p.xi preface to American edition, (1) blank, xiii-xvi author's preface, 17-408pp. First Nashville edition, same year as the first London & NY editions. Robert Newton, 1780-1854, "a Wesleyan preacher greatly noted for his popular oratory... He was early brought under the influence of the Methodists, but was not converted until seventeen years of age... His appointment, in 1812, to London brought the extraordinary pulpit talents which he possessed more prominently before the public... The demand for his services became universal throughout England, Ireland, and Scotland. In England and Scotland he was eminently successful, especially in Sheffield, where it is said he broke the spell of Paine's influence which then prevailed among the working classes. During his labor of forty years he probably addressed from year to year a greater number of people than any other man of his time. For forty years he was known in all the cities and large towns of England and his coming was always hailed with great pleasure by the people. He was four time elected president of the British Conference, and for many years acted a its secretary. In 1839 he was sent as a delegate by the British Conference to the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States, and during his visit to this 
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17 LAMSON, BYRON S. Venture! The Frontiers of Free Methodism.
1960 Bound maroon cloth with gold on black lettering on book Octavo Winona Lake, IN, Light & Life Press 
LAMSON, BYRON S. Venture! The Frontiers of Free Methodism. Winona Lake, IN, Light & Life Press (c1960) Octavo.

Bound maroon cloth with gold on black lettering on spine, no dust jacket, corners bumped, small gouge in top edge of rear cover with tear in cloth, rubbed & scuffed some, spine with light soiling, otherwise good condition. Pagination: 287pp index, illustrations, maps on endpapers.

Jones: Guide to the Study of the Holiness Movement #2721. A history of Free Methodist missions in Japan, Hong Kong, Formosa, the Philippines, Egypt, India, Belgian Congo, Portuguese East Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Paraguay.
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18 LEE, LEROY M. Great Supper Not Calvinistic: being a Reply to the Rev. Dr. Fairch
1856 Book 
LEE, LEROY M. The Great Supper Not Calvinistic: Being a Reply to the Rev. Dr. Fairchild's Discourses on the Parable of the Great Supper. By Leroy M. Lee, D.D. Edited by Thomas O. Summers, D.D. Nashville, Tenn.: Published by E. Stevenson & F. A. Owen, Agents, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 1856. 10.2 x 15.4cm. $50.00

Bound publisher's brown cloth with gilt spine but the cloth covering the covers is severely damaged by insects--i.e. many small and medium sized spots where the cloth has been eaten away, the spine is in better condition with the ends chipped and just 3 insect damage spots, lacks front free endpaper, medium to heavy foxing, scattered dampstains throughout.

Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, iii-iv contents, v-viii preface, ix-xxxi intro--letter to Alex. T. M'Gill, (1) blank, 33-354pp +4pp ads. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog L1109, the first of three editions.

LeRoy Madison Lee (1808-1882) Methodist minster of the Virginia Annual Conference. He edited a paper for the Virginia Conference for many years along with serving a number of churches in Virginia and North Carolina. This work is a response to Dr. Fairchild's work on the Parable of the Great Supper. "The parable of the Great Supper is not Calvinistic. Its leading doctrines suggest larger views of the gospel, better ideas of grace, and more substantial hopes for man. The representation of the parable by Dr. Fairchild is a distortion produced by torturing the words of the Great Teacher. He fences the free feast of the gospel with walls of adamant; closes its gates against all but a certain and definite number, particularly and unchangeably designed from all eternity;" and interdicts the approach of all others to the free grace of the gospel. The parable both in its language and doctrines, is perverted by such an exposition of its meaning..."--Author's Preface.
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19 LEE, LEROY M. Life and Times of the Rev. Jesse Lee.
1848 Bound publisher's brown cloth .5 cm of spine ends chipped away, worn through cloth at corners, rubbed & scuffed, a few small scattered chips out of cloth, bright yellow endpapers, medium foxing with some pages of heavier foxing. Book Octavo Louisville, Ky.: Published by John Early, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
LEE, LEROY M. The Life and Times of the Rev. Jesse Lee. By LeRoy M. Lee, D.D. Louisville, Ky.: Published by John Early, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1848. Octavo.

Bound publisher's brown cloth, .5 cm of spine ends chipped away, worn through cloth at corners, rubbed & scuffed, a few small scattered chips out of cloth, bright yellow endpapers, medium foxing with some pages of heavier foxing.

Collation: 8 leaves, B-Z8, Aa-Ii8, Kk4, last leaf blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) dedication, (12) blank, [v]-viii preface, [ix]-xiv contents, [15]-517pp, (3) blank. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog L1113.

Jesse Lee (1758-1816) "pioneer Methodist preacher, born in Virginia, revered as the apostle of Methodism in New England, and noted as the earliest historian of the Methodist movement in America. ...In the extent and importance of labors for Methodism he perhaps deserves to rank next to Asbury."--Dict. Amer. Biog., XI:113-114.
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Immersionists Against the Bible; or, the Babel Builder Confounded, In an Exposition of the Origin, Design, Tactics, and Progress of the New Version Movement of Campbellites and other Baptists, LEE, NATHANIEL H.
20 LEE, NATHANIEL H. Immersionists Against the Bible; or, the Babel Builder Confounded, In an Exposition of the Origin, Design, Tactics, and Progress of the New Version Movement of Campbellites and other Baptists
Methodists Against the Campbellites & Baptists on Immersion, Nashville, TN, 2nd Printing, 1857 1857 2nd Printing Cloth Bound original blind stamped publisher's cloth, faded gilt decoration on spine, covers with spots lacking from cloth--probably insect damage--worse on the rear cover, spine ends chipped away, worn through cloth at corners, yellow endpaper with some foxing, contents with medium foxing throughout 10.1 x 15.5cm Nashville, TN 
LEE, NATHANIEL H. Immersionists Against the Bible; or, the Babel Builder Confounded, In an Exposition of the Origin, Design, Tactics, and Progress of the New Version Movement of Campbellites and other Baptists. By the Rev. N. H. Lee, of the Louisville Conference. Edited by Thomas O. Summers, D.D. Nashville, Tenn: Published by E. Stevenson & F. A. Owen, Agents, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 1857. 10.1 x 15.5cm. $65.00

Nathaniel H. Lee (died 1881), methodist minister in the Louisville conference; married to Sophia Lee (1832-1917). This work is written against Baptists & Campbellites who wanted a new "immersion" version of the Bible. We offer the second printing of 1857 after the first of 1856. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog #L1153. OCLC locates 3 libraries of the 1857 2nd printing: Central Meth. Univ. Smiley Libr; Bridwell Libr.; Emory & Henry College. Rowe adds Kentucky Wesleyan College Library.

Bound original blind stamped publisher's cloth, faded gilt decoration on spine, covers with spots lacking from cloth--probably insect damage--worse on the rear cover, spine ends chipped away, worn through cloth at corners, yellow endpaper with some foxing, contents with medium foxing throughout.

Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, iii-iv contents, v-viii preface by the editor, 9-270pp +2pp ads. 
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