Title Ten Years of Preacher-Life: Chapters from an Autobiography.
Location Published 19TH-AM-NY-NY-DERBY & JACKSON
Book Number 17110
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.