Title Six Sermons on The Nature, Occasions, Signs, Evils, and Remedy of Inte
Location Published 19TH-AM-NY-NY-AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY
Book Number 17111
BEECHER, LYMAN. Six Sermons on The Nature, Occasions, Signs, Evils, and Remedy of Intemperance. By Lyman Beecher, D.D. Published by the American Tract Society, 150 Nassau-Street, New York. (c1827). 10.3 x 15.7cm. Bound publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine, covers spotted, just starting to fray at corners & spine ends, corners bumped, light yellow endpapers but front free endpaper cut out and rear free endpaper torn out, light to medium foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) contents, (1) blank, -104pp. Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) American Presbyterian clergyman, pastor, president & professor of Lane Theological Seminary. His Six Sermons were composed while pastor in Boston. "At that time enforcement of the liquor laws was lax, and sentiment was apathetic to the evils of excessive drinking, even at the formal meetings of the ministers. Beecher was deeply concerned and preached in 1825 six successive sermons on the evil of intemperance; these had great effect and, when published, passed through many editions in the country and in England and were translated into several foreign languages."--Dict. Amer. Biog. II:135-136.