Title Lectures on the Apocalypse.
Binding Bound publisher's brown embossed cloth
Book Condition cloth binding is quite soiled and with damp stains, rubbed, just starting to fray at corners, light foxing and tanning of pages--heavier on the endpapers, mostly marginal damp stains on pages.
Size 12mo, 12.7 x 19.1cm.
Location Published Richmond, VA
Book Number 17388
RYLAND, ROBERT. Lectures on the Apocalypse. By Ro. Ryland, President of Richmond College. "Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God."--Ps. 87:3. Richmond: Wortham & Cottrell, 203 Main Street. 1857. (H.K. Ellyson, Printer, 147 Main Street.) 12mo, 12.7 x 19.1cm.
Bound publisher's brown embossed cloth, cloth binding is quite soiled and with damp stains, rubbed, just starting to fray at corners, light foxing and tanning of pages--heavier on the endpapers, mostly marginal damp stains on pages. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-iv preface, [v]-viii introduction, -235pp, (1) blank. OCLC locates 19 copies of this book, of which 13 are below the Mason-Dixon line, 3 above and 3 in California.
Robert Ryland (1805-1899) Baptist minister & educator. He was a pastor for 5 years in Lynchburg, Va, then took over at what became Richmond College as president, professor. He also labored among the slave population, serving as pastor of the First African Church from 1841 to 1865. The college closed during the Civil War. After the war, Ryland took a position to teach at the National Theological School for black preachers in Richmond. In 1868 he moved to Kentucky, becoming president of Shelbyville Female College, another at Lexington (1871-78) and also at New Castle 1878-81). We offer Ryland's hard-to-find Lectures on the Apocalypse. I quote from the author's preface: "The author the following Lectures lays no claim to originality in the views which they express. He has read several learned works on the Apocalypse, and has not hesitated to adopt their sentiments and language, without formal notice, whenever they have approved themselves to his judgment. Especially is he indebted to the very able exposition of Mr. David N. Lord, whose interpretation he has generally adopted throughout the following pages. Indeed, he advises those who have the means to purchase and the leisure to read that work, not to examine this at a
Revelation, Apocalypse, Baptists, Eschatology, Theology