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JONES, WILLIAM. The History of the Christian Church, from the Birth of Christ to the Eighteenth Century, Including the Very Interesting Account of the Waldenses and Albigenses. Two Volumes in one. By William Jones, Author of the Biblical Cyclopadia and other Works. Third American from the 4th London edition. Published by Ephraim A. Smith. Louisville: Printed by Norwood & Palmer, Book and Job Printers. 1831. Octavo. Bound full leather with black leather title label, rubbed & abraded along top third of hinges, a few spots of insect damage in leather, leather rubbed & scuffed generally, worn through leather at corners, medium foxing throughout, light dampstains scattered throughout. The half-title & the title page both have the following inscription: "Robert Ardery & Wm. Mathers's Book Oct 10, 1831 price $2:00 Reed with care." Collation: 6 unsigned leaves, 2-724, 731. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-v preface dated 1812, (1) blank, (3) contents, (1) blank, ix-xl state of world, -565 text, (1) blank, (3) chronological table, (1) blank, -577 index, (1) testimonies & recommendations. William Jones(1762-1846) born in county of Denbigh in Wales, when young removed to Poulton, England; baptized in the river Dee by Rev. Archibald McLean of Edinburgh, Oct. 1786. "In 1793 he established himself in Liverpool as a wholesale bookseller and publisher. In that city he began to hold meetings in his own spacious drawing-room, at first for his own family, for prayer, praise, reading the Scriptures, exhortation, and exposition. These assemblies were speedily frequented by neighbors and others, and soon they were transferred to a chapel, when a church was formed, and Mr. D.S. Wylie and Mr. Jones were appointed pastors. Mr. Jones left Liverpool for London, and in 1812...he began his "