Title Spirit of the Pilgrims, for the Year 1833. Volume VI.
Location Published 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-PEIRCE
Book Number 17478
The Spirit of the Pilgrims, for the Year 1833. Volume VI. Boston: Published by William Peirce. 1833. Octavo. Bound in calf spine and corners with marbled paper over boards, gilt lettering on black morocco title and volume labels on spine, leather split along both hinges, front cover is quite loose but still attached, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at corners, speckled brown page edges, library blind stamp on title page, library pocket & date due slip on rear endpapers, stamped library accession number on bottom of 3rd page, light foxing--heavier on endpapers, binding only fair condition but contents good+. Front free endpaper signed "D. Talcott Smith 1840." Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (2) index, (1) title, (1) blank, (2) index, [note: title & index are doubled] -734pp. Volume I, No. 1, January 1828 (pp1-7) issue of this periodical explained the reason for a new magazine: "It has for some time past appeared exceedingly desirable, that there should be Published in Boston a periodical work, in which that portion of the community, usually denominated orthodox, can easily and frequently express those view of truth and duty, which, after a full and fair examination, are judged to be of great importance. At present, although there are several respectable religious magazines in our country, none of them can be made to accomplish all the beneficial ends which the interest of the church now require. After serious and prayerful deliberation, therefore, it has been determined to establish an new magazine." The editor continues saying the Spirit of the Pilgrims is being established in the spirit of the Theological Magazine of New York in 1797 and The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine not long after. Speaking of the Unitarians, the editor states: "Again;