Title Christian Baptist; Edited by Alexander Campbell.
Binding Bound full blind-stamped black leather
Book Condition gilt lettering on spine, leather split along front hinge, rubbed and worn at edges--just through the leather at the corners, marbled page edges, yellow endpapers, light to medium foxing with some pencil marginalia. Text set in double columns.
Location Published Cincinnati, OH
Inscription Early signature on front free endpaper: "Sidney S.
Book Number 16743
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER, ed. The Christian Baptist; Edited by Alexander Campbell. [4 lines quotes] Revised by D. S. Burnet, from the Second Edition, with Mr. Campbell's Last Corrections. Seven Volumes in One. Thirteenth Edition. [Cincinnati, Ohio] Published by H. S. Bosworth. 1861. Octavo.
Bound full blind-stamped black leather, gilt lettering on spine, leather split along front hinge, rubbed and worn at edges--just through the leather at the corners, marbled page edges, yellow endpapers, light to medium foxing with some pencil marginalia. Text set in double columns. Early signature on front free endpaper: "Sidney S. Moore. Jan 20, 1861."
Collation: title, (1) copyright, (1) original dedication, (1) preface to 8th ed., -665pp, (1) blank, 667-670pp index.
Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) one of the founders of the Disciples of Christ. "Believing in the power of the press, Alexander Campbell started the Christian Baptist in 1823, and built up a successful periodical, through which he disseminated his opinions. The paper was printed at home and its success encouraged him to continue the printing business uninterruptedly for forty years. In his paper he attacked missions, Sunday-schools, and sectarian societies as then conducted, carrying the war vigorously into the enemies' camp, and censuring the clergy in particular... From 1830 his interest in the second coming of Christ led him to publish the Millennial Harbinger instead of the Christian Baptist. His publishing interests in a small community were so large that the Federal government established a post office for him and made him postmaster, an office which he held for thirty years."--Dict. of Amer. Biography, III:447-8.
American Church History, Leather Bindings, Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Campbellites, Theology--American