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Life of Thomas Coke (1747-1814) Methodist Bishop, associated with Wesley from 1777. Wesley set him apart as a superintendent for America in 1784 and Coke presided over the Christmas Conference of the same year that formed the Methodist Episcopal Church of America. Coke also presided over Conference in both England and Ireland several times. He was an opponent of slavery and a lifetime promoter of missions, organizing the Negro Mission in the West Indies as well developing mission activity in Gibraltar, Sierra Leone, and Cape of Good Hope. Bound full tree-calf with red title morocco title label. However, the book is bound upside down. Leather mostly split along rear hinge, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, library bookplate & pocket on front paste-down endpaper, light to medium foxing, scattered light damp stains. Pagination: copperplate portrait of Coke, (1) title page, (1) blank, -6 Contents, -8 Dedication, -381pp Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog #D2639.
Title: The Life of the Rev. Thomas Coke, LL.D. Including in Detail His Various Travels and Extraordinary Missionary Exertions, in England, Ireland, America, and the West Indies: with an Account of His Death, May 3, 1814, while on a Missionary Voyage to the Island of Ceylon, in the East Indies. Interspersed with Numerous Reflections; and Concluding with an Abstract of His Writings and Character. By Samuel Drew, of St. Austell, Cornwall. [3 lines quote--Milton]
Publisher: New-York:, Published by Lane & Tippett, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Mulberry-Street. Joseph Longking, Printer.: 1847 1847
Size: 19th Century Books,|American Church History,|Chur
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17788
Keywords: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Church History, Biography & Autobiography, Bindings-Leather, Methodism,