The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, from August 7, 1771, to December 7, 1815. In Three Volumes. [2 lines: vol. # & dates]

By: ASBURY, FRANCIS.

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"Francis Asbury (1745-1816) one of the founders of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America. At the onset of the Revolution he chose to stay in America, out of concern for those of the Methodist persuasion in the country. ""During his travels in North America, he preached an estimated 17,000 sermons of one hour or more and traveled over 275,000 miles. Under him the Methodist church grew from 15,000 members in 1784 to 140,000 members, stretching from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.""--Gordon, A. (2004, September 23). Asbury, Francis. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. Retrieved 5 Sep. 2018, from http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-729/version/0. ""In 1784 Wesley appointed Asbury and Thomas Coke joint superintendents, though Asbury insisted that his appointment be ratified by the Conference of Methodist preachers. Against Wesley's wishes he assumed the title of bishop, and in the frequent absence of Coke was until his death the major force shaping American Methodism.""--J.D. Douglas: The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church (c1974) p.76 Bound full tree-calf with brown morocco title labels and black morocco volume labels, worn through leather at 6 corners, lightly rubbed at edges, marbled endpapers--blues, blue-greens, black & white colors; medium foxing throughout; Vol. II has a 3.3 x 1.5cm triangular piece torn from the top corner of p.329 margin only, Vol. II lacks the front flyleaf and also the rear free endpaper, Collation: Vol. I, 4 unsigned leaves, 1-504; Vol. II, title leaf, 1-504; Vol. III, title leaf, 1-524, 532. Pagination: Vol. I, (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-v advertisement, [vi] notice of the transcriber, [1]-400pp. Vol. II, (1) title, (1) copyright, [1]-400pp. Vol. III, (1) title, (1) copyright, [1]-420pp, including index pp [402]-420. "

Title: The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, from August 7, 1771, to December 7, 1815. In Three Volumes. [2 lines: vol. # & dates]

Author: ASBURY, FRANCIS.

Categories: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Church History, Methodism, Revivalism, Bindings-Leather,,

Publisher: New-York:, Published by N. Bangs and T. Mason, for the Methodist Episcopal Church. Abraham Paul, Printer, 182 Water-Street.: 1821 1821

Type: Book

Provenance: Signed

Size: 19th Century Books,|American Church History,|Chur

Item Number: 17969

Keywords: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Church History, Methodism, Revivalism, Bindings-Leather,