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  • Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington.  Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities., GILLIES, JOHN.
  • Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington.  Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities., GILLIES, JOHN.
  • Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington.  Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities., GILLIES, JOHN.
  • Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington.  Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities., GILLIES, JOHN.

Author Name    GILLIES, JOHN.

Title   Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington. Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities.

Binding   Bound full calf black morocco title label,

Book Condition   almost half of the title label chipped away, rubbed & scuffed--especially heavy at edges and along spine, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at top two corners and along top edge of front cover, medium to heavy foxing and browning of pages, lacks front free endpaper and flyleaf as well as rear free endpaper, endpapers splitting along inside hinges, 3 starts, a small amount of light damp stain in outside margin, first few page edges worn. A solid copy but looks wise, not for the discriminating collector.

Edition   Fifth Edition. Revised and corrected, with large Additions and Improvements

Size   12mo, 11.4 x 16.3cm.

Highlights    Gillies Life of George Whitefield, Boston, 1813. Leather 1813

Location Published   Boston, MA

Book Number   17789

GILLIES, JOHN. Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield, of Pembroke College, Oxford, And Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Huntington. Faithfully Selected From His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a variety of Interesting Anecdotes, From the best Authorities. Originally Compiled by the Late Rev. John Gillies, D.D. Minister of the College Church of Glasgow. Fifth Edition. Revised and corrected, with large Additions and Improvements, by Aaron C. Seymour, Author of "Letters to Young Person." [4 lines from Cowper, 5 lines from Scripture] Boston: Printed by Samuel T. Armstrong, No. 50, Cornhill, 1813. 12mo, 11.4 x 16.3cm. $125.00

George Whitefield (1714-1770) famous English preacher, evangelist. "Born at Gloucester, he was educated there and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he associated with those who formed the 'Holy Club' and who would later be known as the first Methodists. There also he experienced an evangelical conversion... He preached in several London churches, but quickly accepted an invitation from John and Charles Wesley to go to Georgia where, with the exception of a notable visit home, he remained from 1737 to 1741. The visit home included his first attempt at open-air preaching, in Bristol. He was to continue the practice to the end of his life, regularly delivering up to twenty sermons a week, covering vast distances that included fourteen visits to Scotland and, in those days of long and hazardous voyages, no less than seven Journeys to America, where he died shortly after preaching his last sermon... In his kind Whitefield is supreme among preachers, sharing his eminence only with Latimer. Others might be more learned, even more stylish, but none was more eloquent or more moving... Like open-air preachers before him, like the friars and like Latimer, his work abounds with vivid colloquial phrases and apt, familiar analogies."--Arthur Pollard in Douglas: Intl. Dict. Christ. Church, p1043-44.

Bound full calf with black morocco title label, almost half of the title label chipped away, rubbed & scuffed--especially heavy at edges and along spine, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at top two corners and along top edge of front cover, medium to heavy foxing and browning of pages, lacks front free endpaper and flyleaf as well as rear free endpaper, endpapers splitting along inside hinges, 3 starts, a small amount of light damp stain in outside margin, first few page edges worn. A solid copy, but looks-wise, not for the discriminating collector.

Collation: includes woodcut portrait of Whitefield facing title, 16, 24, 2-226, 232. Pagination: (1) blank, (1) frontispiece, (1) title, (1) blank, [v]-xiii Preface, (1) blank, [xv]-xix, (1) blank, [13]-268pp. American Bibliography, 1813-28640.
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