Title Protestant. Essays on the Principal Points of Controversy Between
Binding Bound full calf with gilt spines,
Book Condition quite rubbed & scuffed but still looks nice, worn through leather at corners, 2 x 12mm piece leather missing from bottom of front hinge, marbled page edges--worn, light to medium foxing.
Edition Second American From the Ninth Glasgow Edition.
Size Octavo, 14.5 x 22.7cm.
Location Published Hartford, CT
Book Number 17468
M'GAVIN, WILLIAM. The Protestant. Essays on the Principal Points of Controversy Between the Church of Rome and the Reformed. By William M'Gavin, Esq. With an Appendix; illustrating Jesuitism; Monarchism; and Popery in America. "The Mystery of Iniquity!" Paul. Second American From the Ninth Glasgow Edition. Volume I [& II] Hartford--Hutchison and Dwier, 1833. 2 Vols., Octavo, 14.5 x 22.7cm.
Bound full calf with gilt spines, quite rubbed & scuffed but still looks nice, worn through leather at corners, 2 x 12mm piece leather missing from bottom of front hinge, marbled page edges--worn, light to medium foxing.
Collation: 10 unsigned leaves, A-B2, -914, last leaf blank; 10 leaves, -994, 1002, last leaf blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, 1-12 Descriptions of Engravings, [iii]-iv Preface, [v]-vi To the Reader, [vii]-xxiv To American Protestants, -6 contents, (1) half-title, (1) blank, -726pp; (1) title, (1) copyright, 1-11 Description of Engravings, (1) blank, -670pp; (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title--Appendix, (1) blank, (1) half-title, (1) blank, -776, -783 Index, (1) blank, -794 Statistics U.S. & Canada. Each vol. has 17 engraved plates including the frontispiece in each volume. With the exception of the frontispiece, the other plates all have 3 separate engravings on the page. They are numbered to match the descriptions printed in the preliminary matter of each volume.
William McGavin (1773-1832) "proponent of evangelical Protestantism and religious controversialist...His best known work is The Protestant, a weekly issued at Glasgow 1819-22. Statements in this led to his being tried for libel, successfully, in 1821. His interest in such polemic seems to have come from reading Thomas McCulloch of Nova Scotia. McGavin's work, though prejudiced and narrow, derives its power from a forceful, satirical style."--J.F. McCaffrey in Dict. Scottish Church History & Theology, p.514. Allibone quotes Robert Hall re this work: "The Protestant, a series of periodical papers composed by Mr. McGavin of Glasgow, contains the fullest delineation of the Popish system, and the most powerful confutation of its principles, in a popular style, that we have seen."
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