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Auszug aus den Verhandlungen der freien, ev.-lutherischen Konferenz, zu Columbus, Ohio, (vom 1.bis 7. Oktober 1856,) Pittsburg, Pa., (vom 29. Okt. bis 4. Nov. 1857,) Cleveland, Ohio, (vom 5.bis 11. August 1858.)

By: 13 German-Lutheran Titles Bound Together, Including the Free Evangelical Lutheran Conferences called by Walther in Reaction to the American Lutheranism of Schmucker & Kurtz. Also a Scarce & Early History of the Geramn-Lutheran Colony in Saginaw City, Mic

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New-York:, H. Ludwig, Verleger und Buchdrucker, No. 39, Centre-Str.: 1851-1858

Item Number: 14411

Condition: Bound marbled paper over boards with leather corners, rebacked in modern acid-free heavy brown paper with printed paper title label, worn through leather at corners, marbled endpapers cracking at hinges but hinges tight, light to moderate foxing throughout.

56pp +(8) blank pp. These free conferences were attended by pastors and laymen. They were called by Walther in reaction to the American Lutheranism of Scmucker & Kurtz. Bound with: BURKHARDT, LORENZ HEINRICH, & CHRISTIAN HEINRICH SIXT. Installations=Rede von D. Lorenz Heinrich Burkhardt, k. Consistorialrathe und erstem Hauptprediger zu Ansbach und Antrittspredigt von Christian Heinrich Sixt, k. Dekan und Hauptprediger, gehalten be der Einsetzung des Letzteren am i. Sonntage nach Trinitatis, den 25. Juli 1858, in der St. Sebaldskirche zu Nürnberg. Der Ertrag ist zu einem wohlthätigen... View more info

The Massachusetts Missionary Magazine, For the Year 1803. Containing Religious & Interesting Communications, Calculated to edify Christians, and inform the Rising Generation. The Profits of this work are to be applied to the support of Missionaries in the New Settlements and among the Indians of North America. The Editors appointed by the Society are, Rev. Messieurs Nathanael Emmons, D.D.; David Sanford, A.M.; Daniel Hopkins, A.M.; Samuel Spring, A.M.; Joseph Barker, A.M.; Samuel Niles, A.M.; Samuel Austin, A.M.; Abiel Holmes, A.M.; Jonathan Strong, A.M.; Caleb Alexander, A.M.; Jacob Norton, A.M.; Paul Litchfield, A.M.; Elijah Parish, A.M. Volume I.


Price: $75.00

Publisher: Salem:, Printed by Joshua Cushing, for the Editors.: [1803-1804]

Item Number: 16089

Condition: Bound original leather over boards--heavily scuffed, worn through leather at corners, rebacked in heavy brown acid-free Canson paper with original black leather title & volume labels laid over, 19th century seminary library bookplate, archival rag paper strip pasted over inside hinges, small oval library blind-stamp on title and several other pages, small 4 digit accession number stamp on verso of title, light to medium foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-[483], (1) blank, [1]-40pp. Collation: [A]4, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Mmm4, 2 unsigned leaves (index), A-E4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-430, text, (3) index, (1) blank; [1]-40 Vol. II, May 1804 issue. Magazine includes vol. I, May-April, 1803-1804, plus the May 1804 issue of Vol. II.

Contents include: Brief Account of a Religious Attention in the North Parish in Weymouth, Mass.; On Divine Sovereignty; Character of Dr. Erskine; Revival of Religion in Holles; Life of Cotton Mather; The State of the Soul After Death; Concerning the Duty of a Church to Censure its Members for the Sin of Heresy; Life of Mrs. Sarah Gill; On Ministerial Unfaithfulness; The Importance of Piety in Parents and Guardians of Youth; The Dying Negro (hung in a cage & eaten alive by vultures for killing an overseer); Observations on the True Spirit of Prayer; Account of the Reformation at Hollis; The Cha... View more info

Prayer in all its Forms, Secret, Ejaculatory, Social, in Public and in the Family; and the Training of Children. The Former Arranged in Catechetical Order, and the Latter Based on Prov. xxii,6--Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. By Benjamin Kurtz, [3 lines]


Price: $45.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Published by T. Newton Kurtz, No. 151 Pratt Street, (Adjoining Balt. and O. R.R. Depot.): 1852

Item Number: 15612

Condition: Bound publisher's brown cloth with gilt spine, spine soiled & faded some, yellow endpapers, light to medium foxing, light dampstains--mostly in top and bottom margins. Pagination: (1) half title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) ad, (1) blank, (6) contents, [9]-148pp +4pp ads. Half-title reads: Lutheran Sunday Library. Vol. I.

Benjamin Kurtz (1795-1865) Lutheran minister, editor of the Lutheran Observer in Baltimore 1833-58. "Kurtz was one of the most prominent men in the General Synod and, next to his close friend Samuel Simon Schmucker, the chief exponent of `American Lutheranism.' He was one of the founders of the Synod of Maryland and Virginia (1820), of the General Synod (1820), which was organized in his church, and which he twice served as president, and of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary (1825). As a pastor and preacher he was extraordinarily successful, and his position in Washington County, Md. was ... View more info

Biographical Sketches and Sermons, of Some of the First Ministers of the Associate Church in America. To which is prefixed A Historical Introduction, Containing an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Associate Church for the First Half Century of Her Existence in this Country. By James P. Miller, Pastor of the Associate Presbyterian Congregations of Argyle, New-York.


Price: $45.00

Publisher: Albany:, Printed by Hoffman & White.: MDCCCXXXIX [1839].

Inscription: 19th century bookseller's tag of "Wm S. Young, Boo

Item Number: 14667

Condition: Bound full leather with black title label, chipped top of spine, leather split top 2 inches of both hinges, chipped bottom of spine, rubbed, worn through leather at corners, light to moderate foxing throughout, small scar from removed bookplate. 512pp. .

Contents includes Historical Introduction, pp9-107; Biographical Sketches and Sermons, pp109-443 with 11 biographical sketches and 14 sermons; Appendix, pp445-512. An important early history of this Presbyterian group. View more info