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(Dowley, Peter; and Wells, Edward)
A True Copy of a Letter Lately Written by Mr. Dowley to Dr. Wells, and Now Published by Dr. Wells, Together with the Doctor's Answer
Oxford: Printed at the Theater for Jo. Stephens, 1706. 1706. Oxford: Printed at the Theater for Jo. Stephens, 1706. 1706. Very good. - Small octavo, 6-1/4 inches high by 4 inches wide. Softcover, unbound self-wraps removed from a larger collection of pamphlets at some time in the distant past with some remnants of leather still adhering to the spine. 54 pages. There is some very minor occasional foxing and slight darkening. Very good.

First edition.

Peter Dowley was "a dissenting teacher of the Presbytarian or independent persuation."

Edward Wells, D.D. (1667-1727) was an eminent classical scholar, mathematician and theologian. Very good .

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Keywords: RELIGION; PRESBYTARIANISM; PETER DOWLEY; EDWARD WELLS; OXFORD IMPRINT; FIRST EDITION; EIGHTEENTH CENTURY; 18TH CENTURY; DISSENTING TEACHER; INDEPENDENT PERSUASION; 1ST EDITION; MATHEMATICIAN; THEOLOGIAN; A TRUE COPY OF A LETTER LATELY WRITTEN BY MR. DOWLE

 
(Armstrong, Samuel T.)
Result of an Ecclesiastical Council, Held at Sandwich, May 20, 1817
Boston: Published by Samuel T. Armstrong, 1817. 1817. Boston: Published by Samuel T. Armstrong, 1817. 1817. Good. - sc - Octavo, contemporary homemade tan paper stitched wraps. The edges of the covers are chipped and creased with the first word of the title penned in an early hand at the top of the front cover. 7 pages, illustrated with the publisher's wood engraved pictorial advertisement. A previous early owner's name is penned inside the front cover. The pages are creased with some dampstaining and a couple of ink markings. Good.

From the library of the Reverend Noble Everett (1747-1819), signed by him along the inner edge of the title page. The Rev. Noble Everett is included in the list of those present at this Council.

Born in Woodbury, CT in 1747, Noble Everett graduated from Yale in 1772 and served as Chaplain in the Revolutionary Army. He was present at the Battle of White Plains. He was ordained in Wareham, Massachusetts in October of 1782. Noble Everett, together with the Reverend Jonathan Burr, organized the South Congregational Church or Third Church of Barnstable. He instructed the Bristol lawyer Timothy G. Coffin for college. The name "Coffin", preceded by an illegible first name or word, is written on the inside of the front wrap.

[Shaw & Shoemaker 42051].

This pamphlet is illustrated with the publisher Samuel Armstrong's attractive pictorial ad, which depicts 3 domed pillars, each supported by a Holy Bible bracing shelves of books between them. Lists of religious figures and authors, including Luther, Calvin, Watts, and Mather, among many others, are printed in rows on the columns. Banners advertising the publisher "Samuel T. Armstrong, Printer and Bookseller" are held aloft by domes topping the pillars. Text advertising the work "The Platform of Church Discipline" is printed below.

The pamphlet begins with the "Results" of its meeting "By letters missive from the Congregational Church of Christ in Sandwich, under the pastoral care of the Rev. Jonathan Burr, and ecclesiastical council was convened, at the house of William Fessenden, Esq. in said town, on Tuesday 20th May, 1817; and continued by adjournments until Friday the 23d.." Listed among those present were the Rev. Joseph Lyman, representing Hatfield; the Rev. Noble Everett and Deacon Barnabus Bates, representing Wareham; the Rev. Thomas Andros and Brother Samuel Toby, representing Berkley; the Rev. Daniel Dana and Brother Benjamin Wyatt, representing Newburyport; the Rev. Samuel Worcester and Brother Thomas Needham, representing Salem; and the Rev. Oliver Cobb and Deacon Jesse Haskell, representing Rochester. The pamphlet makes mention that Reverend Burr (i.e. Jonathan Burr, 1757-1842) had sent the missive offering mutual council to the Church of the Rev. Goodwin (Ezra Shaw Goodwin, 1787-1833). The offer, rebuffed by Rev. Goodwin, concerns the council as there seems to be a conflict over who is the legitimate first or ancient Congregational Church in Sandwich. Good .

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Keywords: RELIGION; SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG; PUBLISHER; RESULT OF AN ECCLESIASTICAL COUNCIL, HELD AT SANDWICH, MAY 20, 1817; MASSACHUSETTS; 19TH CENTURY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; ILLUSTRATED; ILLUSTRATION; PICTORIAL AD; EPHEMERA; REV. JONATHAN BURR; EZRA SHAW GOODWIN; REVER

 
Salvian of Marseilles; Saint Vincent of Lerins; Baluze, Etienne .
Sanctorum Presbyterorum Salviani Massiliensis Et Vincentii Lirinensis Opera. Stephanvs Balvzivs Tutelensis Ad Fidem Veterum Codicum Mss. Emendavit, Notisque Illustravit. Editio Secvnda.
Parisiis: Franciscum Muguet, MDCLXIX. [1669]. [1669]. - Octavo, 7-5/8 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide. Early tan calf with raised bands, ruled with decorations in blind on the covers. The covers are nearly detached and the head & tail of the spine are chipped. The covers are scuffed with wear to the corners and a name is penned on the front cover. [12], 452, and [32] pages. Illustrated with a title vignette, an engraving by Noblin after François Chauveau at the head of the dedication and several decorative initials. There are occasional very light pencil notations in the margins. There is offsetting and light soiling to the endpapers and pastedowns. There is some minor dampstaining to the top front corner of the last few pages. An internally very good complete copy. Second edition, with additional notes by Baluze. Baluze dedicates this 1669 edition of the works of Salvian and Vincent of Lerins to Jacques-Nicholas Colbert, the archbishop of Rouen and the son of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, a statesman who served under Louis XIV. The contents include a Preface by Baluze followed by P.1-192 : "Salviani Massii. de Gubernatione Dei Lib. I - [VIII]", p. 193-216 : "Salviani Massii. Epistolae", p.217-312 : "Salviani Liber I. [-IV.] Adversus Avaritiam". Following a half title is the work of Vincent, p. 315-371: "Vincentii Lirinensis commonitorium." The works of Salvian of Marseilles and Vincent of Lerins in this edition by Etienne Baluze was first published in Paris in 1663. Salvian's works were based on what is referred to as "Manuscript A". Manuscript A came from the abbey of St. Peter at Corbie in Northern France and is now housed in the Bibliotheque Nationale Francais in Paris. Baluze issued this Second Edition in 1669 with a voluminous section of notes (P. 373-442), and an appendix (p. 443-452). The volume concludes with a detailed index consisting of 32 pages (f. Ff3-Hh2). Salvian of Marseilles (circa a.d.400- after 480) was a priest of Marseilles, an instructor of bishops and an ecclesiastical writer. His chief work is DE GUBERNATIONE DEI (On the Governance of God). He theorizes that God creates calamities in order to execute judgment upon the unfaithful. Saint Vincent of Lerins (d. before 450) was an ecclesiastical writer whose Feast day is celebrated on May 24. He was a Semipelagian who opposed the doctrine of St. Augustine. His only known authentic work is the "Commonitorium". Written under the pseudonym Peregrinus it is best known for Vincent's maxim: "Moreover, in the Catholic Church itself, all possible care must be taken that we hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all." Etienne Baluze (1630-1718), also known as Stephanus Baluzius, was secretary to the archbishop of Toulouse, Pierre de Marca and inherited all of the archbishop's papers upon his death. Based on these, he produced the first complete edition of Marca's "Treatise De libertatibus Ecclesiae Gallicanae" in 1663 and the "Marca hispanica" in 1688. Entering the service of Jean-Baptiste Colbert in 1667, Baluze was in charge of the minister's significant library. He was appointed to the post of king's almoner and then professor of Canon Law at the College de France. Taking up the history of the House of Auvergne just as the cardinal de Bouillon was seeking to prove that the La Tour family descended in a direct line from the 9th Century counts of Auvergne, he was inundated with false and forged documents and spurious genealogies such as that which had already been published by Christophe Justel. Its not surprising that Baluze was duped, as even Chorier, the historian of the Dauphiny, had included a forged deed in the second volume of his history. The cardinal the Bouillon had many enemies and a war of pamphlets began which eventually resulted in an inquiry which led to the arrest and conviction of Jean de Bar and other forgers. Despite this, Baluze was obstinate and was convinced that the documents were genuine and published two works based on, and including, all of these spurious deeds. Engulfed in disgrace, he was exiled to Tours until 1713. From the library of geologist and mining engineer James Douglas, after whom Douglas, Arizona was named, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Douglas, who was born in Quebec, spent much of his early life in Scotland. For many years, as a metallurgist and mining engineer, he was involved in several important Western American enterprises. The text is in Latin. Good .
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Keywords: RELIGION; SEVENTEENTH CENTURY; 17TH CENTURY; SALVAIN OF MARSEILLES; SAINT VINCENT OF LERINS; ETIENNE BALUZE; SANCTORUM PRESBYTERORUM SALVIANI MASSILIENSIS ET VINCENTII LIRINENSIS OPERA. STEPAHNVS BALUZIVS TUTELENSIS AD FIDEM VETERUM CODICUM MSS. EMENDAVIT

 
New York Sabbath Committee; Beekman, James W. (Recording Secretary); White, Norman (Chairman).
New York Sabbath Committee Documents. Complete Set of the First 12 Documents of the Committee.
New York: Edward G. Jenkins, 1858-1860. 1858-1860. New York: Edward G. Jenkins, 1858-1860. 1858-1860. Good. - Octavo, 8 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in floral decorated brown cloth, titled in gilt on the spine. The spine is heavily chipped and the cloth is splitting along sections of the rear joint. 280 pages in all, consisting of pages [1]-16, [1]-16, [1]-16, [1]-8, [1]-16, [1]-24, [1]-16, [1]-40, [1]-24, [1]-24, [1]-16, [1]-24, [1]-32, [1]-4 & [1]-4. The rear hinge has been reinforced with archival document tape. There is dampstaining to the bottom front corner of the pages and a few pages age toned or darkened. There is a short tear to page 7 of document 5 as well as to the front edge of the last page of the book. Good. "In the mid-1800s, some citizens of New York became alarmed at the neglect of the 'Sabbath Day' believing that with the increased number of immigrants to the city, it was being outstripped in its capacity to meet the needs of a moral and religious culture. They believed that the government and its laws were also not working towards the continued reverence of the Sabbath. The first meeting of the New York Sabbath Committee took place on April 1, 1857. The group consisted of about twenty members, including a number of leading Christians connected with eight denominations. The group did not have plans to undertake extreme measures in society; their primary goal was to remind the citizens of the importance of the Sabbath Day. They would do this via the pulpit, the press, and personal influence." - [Quoted from an article published by Columbia University Libraries]. The contents of the volume are as follows: A) THE SABBATH IN NEW YORK. 1. History of Sabbath Observance; 2. Existing Desecration; 3. Causes of Declension. B) RAILROADS AND THE SABBATH. 1. Statistics on Sunday Traffic on Railroads & Canals; 2. The Moral Influence of Railroads; 3. Economical Motives for Sabbath Observance; 4. Religious and Civil Relations of the Sabbath. C) NEWS-CRYING AND THE SABBATH. 1. Memorial of Citizens. 2. Action of the Municipal Authorities. 3. The Daily Press on the Memorial and its Results. 4. The Religious Press on the Memorial. 5. The Sunday Press on the memorial. D) THE SABBATH IN EUROPE: The Holy Day of Freedom - The Holiday of Despotism. E) THE SUNDAY LIQUOR TRAFFIC: 1. Extent and Accessories. 2. Illegality. 3. Wastefulness. 4. Engenders Pauperism. 5. Causes Crime. 6. Promotes Lawlessness. 7. Tends to Irreligion. 8. Remedies Suggested. F) A YEAR FOR THE SABBATH. The First Annual Report of the New-York Sabbath Committee. G) MEMORIAL MEMORANDA. 1. Memorial as to the Sunday Liquor Traffic. 2. Basis of Memorial - Presentment of Grand Juries. 3. Laws and Ordinances respecting the Traffic. 4. Comments of the Daily Press on the Memorial. 5. The Germans and the Memorial. 6. Public Drinking Fountains. H) PETITION WIDER DEN SONNTAGSHANDEL MIT BERAUSCHENDEN GETRANKEN: NEBST BEILAGEN. 1. Vorwort. 2. Die Petition. 3. Grundlage der Petition. Ausspruche der Grand-Jury. 4. Gesetze und Verordnungen in Betreff des Sonntagshandels mit berauschenden Getranken. 5. Auszuge aus den New-Yorker Zeitlungen. I) DIE DEUTSCHE VERSAMMLUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER CHRISTLICHEN SONNTAGSFEIER: gehalten im Cooper Institut zu New-York, am Sonntag Abend, den 16. Oktober 1859: mit den Reden von Past. Guldin, Dr. Adams, Prof. Dr. Schaff, Prof Hitchcock, Dr. Spring, und den Beschlussen der Versammlung. J) THE BRODERICK SUNDAY PAGEANT. K) SUNDAY THEATRES, "SACRED CONCERTS" AND BEER-GARDENS. 1. Diminution of Crime by Suppression of Sunday Liquor Traffic - Statistics of Police Department. 2. Extent and Character of Sunday Theatricals. 3. Sunday Lager-Beer Trade. 4. "Sacred Concerts" Unmasked. 5. The Lager-Beer System in other Cities. 6. The "National Custom" Plea Examined. 7. American Customs Vindicated. 8. Effects of Holiday Sunday Illustrated - Mexico. 9. Constitutionality and Adequacy of Sunday Laws. 10. German Sentiment on the Sunday Question. L) PROGRESS OF THE SABBATH REFORM. 1. Suppression of the Sunday Liquor Traffic - History and Results. 2. Sunday News-Crying Abolished. 3. The Broderic [sic] Sunday-Pageant - Protest. 4. Sabbath Sentiment and Labors among the Germans - Volk's Garden and Cooper Institute Meetings. 5. German Theatres, Sacred Concerts and Beer-Gardens. 6. Co-operation of the Periodical Press. 7. Opposition of the Sunday Press. Constitutionality of Sunday Laws. Morality of the Sabbath. 8. Progress in other cities, and in Europe. 9. Conclusion - Narrow Issues - Quiet Methods - Opposition Unmasked - Manly Action Invoked. 10. Great Public Meeting - Proceedings and Addresses Sabbath Leaflets, No. 1: THE SABBATH AND GERMAN BEER-GARDENS. A concluding 4-page pamphlet is titled "Sunday Vice and Crime". Good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; RELIGION; NEW YORK SABBATH COMMITTEE DOCUMENTS; BLUE LAWS; NORMAN WHITE; JAMES W. BEEKMAN; THE SABBATH IN NEW YORK; RAILROADS AND THE SABBATH; NEWS-CRYING AND THE SABBATH; THE SABBATH IN EUROPE; THE SUNDAY LIQUOR TRAFFIC; PETITION WIDER DEN SON

 Bickersteth, Robert (1816-1884). Anglican Bishop of Ripon., Autograph Note Signed "R. Ripon" by the Anglican Bishop of Ripon Robert Bickersteth.
Bickersteth, Robert (1816-1884). Anglican Bishop of Ripon.
Autograph Note Signed "R. Ripon" by the Anglican Bishop of Ripon Robert Bickersteth.
April 16, 1868. 1868. - Over 15 words penned on 4-7/8 inch high by 4-1/4 inch wide creamy white paper. Addressed "Dear Madam", Bishop Bickersteth expresses his "pleasure in complying" with the recipient's "request". Signed "R. Ripon". The corners are clipped. Once folded for mailing, the note is mounted with glue from the verso onto stiffer stock. Very good. The Anglican Bishop of Ripon, Robert Bickersteth (1816-1884) was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. He served as Rector of St. John's, Clapham and the St. Giles in the Fields. He was a Canon at Salisbury Cathedral from 1854 to 1857 before being appointed Bishop of Ripon. Very good .
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Keywords: RELIGION; ANGLICAN; CHURCH OF ENGLAND; ROBERT BICKERSTETH; AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; BISHOP OF RIPON; SIGNATURE.

 
Wordsworth, Christopher (1807-1885). English Anglican Bishop and man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed by the Travel Writer and Anglican Bishop Christopher Wordsworth.
December 14, 1869. 1869. - Over 70 words penned on two sides of 7 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide creamy white paper. The first page of the letter is framed by black mourning borders. The letter, penned in a difficult hand, is signed "Chr. Wordsworth". Folded for mailing, the letter was once mounted into an album and the top line penned on the verso is obscured by remnants of paper adhering to the edge. Good. The Anglican Bishop and man of letters Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885) was a nephew of the celebrated poet William Wordsworth. A student at Winchester and Trinity, Cambridge, he distinguished himself as an athlete as well as being awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal for poetry in 1827 and again in 1828. He took holy orders and in 1832 toured Greece where he wrote several works on the country's topography and archaeology, including his famous "Wordsworth's" Greece. Returning to Britain, he became Public Orator at Cambridge and was appointed Headmaster of Harrow. Wordsworth held positions as Vicar and Archdeacon before Benjamin Disraeli appointed him Bishop of Lincoln in 1869. Good .
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Brady, James Boyd
Beacon Search-Lights on Pioneers and Millionaires
Boston: The Cushman Press, January 1905. January 1905. Boston: The Cushman Press, January 1905. January 1905. Good. - 8vo, yellow cloth (bumped & heavily soiled; spine rubbed & faded) titled in gilt. xxxiii, 313 & [4] pp. (scattered soiling). Good.

First edition.

Tipped in printed presentation leaf dedicating this copy to D. O. Mills of New York City with a Mills Hotel Library stamp on the front pastedown and a small label on the spine.

In the course of seeking to raise $250,000 for the rescue of the New England Conference's Superannuates, Boyd was inspired to write this book, which calls on millionaires to be faithful to the spiritual paternity which has provided them with the opportunities to become rich, and expounds on the need for pioneering preachers to save the nation from the corruptions of city life. Good .

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Keywords: METAPHYSICS; NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE; WEALTH; PREACHERS; JAMES BOYD BRADY; PRESENTATION; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION; FUND-RAISING; RELIGION; PIONEERS; MILLIONAIRES; PREACHERS; PIONEER PREACHING.

 Brown, Rt. Rev. William Montgomery, D.D., The Vindication of My Heresies.
Brown, Rt. Rev. William Montgomery, D.D.
The Vindication of My Heresies.
Galion, OH: The Bradford-Brown Educational Co. (1931). (1931). - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wrappers. The binding is soiled. There are 2 pieces out of the rear cover & the lower 2-1/2 inches of each wrap is detached. [iv] & 40 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog with a black-and-white illustration on each inside wrap. Good. "General Convention Edition Prefaced by a Letter to Its Members". No. VII in the series "Heresy / Bishop Brown's Quarterly Lectures / January 1931". Self-proclaimed socialist and communist "Bad Bishop Brown" [1855-1937] was the first Episcopal bishop to be tried for heresy since the Reformation and the first of any creed in America to be deposed. He did not believe in the literal truth of the Biblical narrative. Good .
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Keywords: RELIGION; EPISCOPAL BISHOP; HERESY; TRIAL; DEPOSITION; BAD BISHOP BROWN; RT. REV. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY BROWN; THE VINDICATION OF MY HERESIES; ILLUSTRATIONS; BISHOP BROWN'S QUARTERLY LECTURES NO. VII; PAMPHLET.

 
(Buell, Rev. Samuel). Owen, John, D.D.
A Practical Exposition on the Cxxxth Psalm. Wherein the Nature of the Forgiveness of Sin Is Declared, the Truth and Reality of It Asserted; and the Case of a Soul Distressed with the Guilt of Sin, and Relieved by a Discovery of Forgiveness with God, Is at Large Discoursed. [from the Library of East Hampton, Long Island Presbyterian Minister Rev. Samuel Buell].
London: Printed for Nathaniel Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, near the Church, 1680. 1680. London: Printed for Nathaniel Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, near the Church, 1680. 1680. Fair. - Duodecimo (12mo), 7-1/2 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide. Leather bound hardcover, bound in full ruled calf titled on a later homemade label on the spine. The rubbed & scuffed covers are detached and the spine is chipped. Pages [1-8], 1-167 & 176-400. Despite the pagination, the text is continuous and therefore complete. The front endpaper is detached and chipped along the edges and the book lacks the portrait frontispiece. There is a small piece torn from the bottom corner of the front blank and a larger piece torn from the top of the rear blank. There is a tiny hole on pages 83/84 with the loss of a few letters. Short tears to the inner edges of four leaves (pages 177-184) have been repaired with clear archival document tape. There is occasional minor faint foxing and soiling throughout. From the library of the famous East Hampton, Long Island Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Samuel Buell, signed twice by him in 1753. During the Revolution he was very active in supporting the American cause. He was a close friend of Samson Occom, a native American who was a member of the Mohegan nation, and he preached at Occom's ordination as a Presbyterian cleric. Both Buell and Occom were powerful voices in the teachings of the Great Awakening. While remembered as a friend of the native American community on Long Island, he was also a prolific slaveholder. Buell has signed "Saml Buells Book 1753" on the front endpaper and at the head of the title page. A printed label under his signature on the endpaper records his gift of the book: "[ N 2 ] AARON WOOLWORTH's EX DONO Rev. S. BUELL, D.D." Aaron Woolworth (1763-1821) was Buell's son-in-law, having married Buell's daughter, Mary Buell Woolworth (1768-1849), on August 27, 1788. Aaron Woolworth was also a Presbyterian minister. On the verso of the front cover is a later label with the name "James Brown Thornton" and the pencil date of 1848. An earlier ownership signature dated 1699 has been crossed out by a later owner of the book and is not legible. First published in 1669, this is the second edition. On the verso of the title page is the Imprimatur, October 12, 1668. The book is much more than a commentary on Psalm 130 and is rather a series of discourses. Owen was particularly moved by verse 4 of the Psalm: "But there is forgiveness with thee: that thou maist be feared". Pages 64 to 350 are devoted to this single verse. Fair .
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Keywords: JOHN OWEN, D.D.; A PRACTICAL EXPOSITION ON THE CXXXth PSALM; FORGIVENESS OF SIN; EAST HAMPTON LONG ISLAND; REVEREND SAMUEL BUELL; PRESBYTERIAN; SAMSON OCCOM; MOHEGAN NATION; GREAT AWAKENING; AARON WOOLWORTH; MARY BUELL WOOLWORTH; SIGNED; EARLY BOOK LABEL;

 Punshon, William Morley. (1824-1881). English nonconformist minister who settled in Canada. His sermons drew huge crowds in Canada and the U.S., Autograph Letter Signed by Nonconformist Minister William Morley Punshon.
Punshon, William Morley. (1824-1881). English nonconformist minister who settled in Canada. His sermons drew huge crowds in Canada and the U.S.
Autograph Letter Signed by Nonconformist Minister William Morley Punshon.
London: January 14th, 1878. 1878. London: January 14th, 1878. 1878. Very good. - 17 words penned in black ink on a cream-colored, 7 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide sheet of his letterhead with his address printed at the top. The letter has been tipped onto a sheet of pink paper approximately 8-3/4 inches high by 7 inches wide. Signed "W. Morley Punshon". `The left edge of the mount is faded and both the letter & the pink paper are lightly rippled from the mounting. Very good.

Punshon writes to a Mr. Frendship: "I am quite unable to take any additional engagements. I am embarrased by the number I have".

William Morley Punshon [1824-1881] was an English nonconformist minister. Ordained in Manchester in 1849, he went to Chicago as the representative of the Wesleyan Methodist conference. He subsequently settled in Canada and did much to advance the cause of his denomination. His preaching and lectures drew great crowds both in Canada and the United States and he was five times president of the Canadian conference. He also restored the fortunes of the flagging Victoria college in Cobourg, Ontario [now Victoria University] and created the great Metropolitan Methodist Church in downtown Toronto [now Metropolitan United Church]. Very good .

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Keywords: RELIGION; METHODISTS; CANADIAN METHODISTS; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY NONCONFORMIST MINISTER WILLIAM MORLEY PUNSHON; ALS; A.L.S.; SIGNATURE; PRESIDENT OF CANADIAN CONFERENCE; VICTORIA COLLEGE; METROPOLITAN METHODIST CHURCH; BRITISH METHODIST; NINETEENTH C

 
Channing, William Ellery. (1780-1842)
Le Christanisme Liberal / W. -E. Channing / Precede D'Une Introduction Par Mr. Edouard Laboulaye
Paris: Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur, 1866. 1866. Paris: Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur, 1866. 1866. Good. - Small octavo, red leather titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine. The Initials C. C. are stamped in gilt on the front cover. The covers are bumped & lightly rubbed. The joints & the tail of the spine are rubbed & the head of the spine is chipped. xxvii & 344 pages. There is scattered foxing & light staining with heavier staining to the Preface. Good.

First edition in French.

Dr. William Ellery Channing was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and one of Unitarianism's leading theologians. He was known as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of his time and his religion and thought were among the most important influences on the New England Transcendentalists, though he never supported their views, which he considered extreme. His nephew William Ellery Channing was a Transcendentalist poet. Good .

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(Bethesda Church).
Form of Admission, Articles of Faith, Covenant, Ecclesiastical Principles, Standing Rules, and List of Members of the Bethesda Church, Reading, Mass. (Adopted by Vote of the Church, January 29, 1852. ).
Boston: Printed by Thurston, Torry & Emerson, 1852. 1852. - Sextodecimo (16mo), 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Softcovers bound in printed pink wraps. The covers are lightly soiled with light creases. There is a short tear to the front edge of the front cover and the wraps are splitting along the head and tail of the spine. 16 pages plus 4 blank leaves. There is minor soiling to the title page and the page corners are lightly creased. Good. RARE. The First Congregational Church of Reading was founded in 1770. Doctrinal differences caused a split in the church creating a Second Congregational Church. The new church was dedicated in 1850 and was called the Bethesda Church and Society. Good .
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Keywords: RELIGION; FORM OF ADMISSION, ARTICLES OF FAITH, COVENANT, ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPLES, STANDING RULES, AND LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE BETHESDA CHURCH, READING, MASS.; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; THURSTON, TORRY & EMERSON; CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF READ

 Read, David H.C. (1910-2001). Scottish Calvinist minister who served as pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and whose words were broadcast far afield through his weekly radio sermons., Typed Letter Signed by the Pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church David H.C. Read.
Read, David H.C. (1910-2001). Scottish Calvinist minister who served as pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and whose words were broadcast far afield through his weekly radio sermons.
Typed Letter Signed by the Pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church David H.C. Read.
New York, April 7, 1986. 1986. - Approximately 120 words typed on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church" stationery. In his letter, Pastor Read writes to Jean Dalrymple (addressing her by her married name Mrs. Philip D. Ginder) expressing his pleasure at having seen her at Easter "We had a wonderful time over that season, and the Paschal Vigil on the Saturday night was a most thrilling production." Thanking her for her donation, he mentions that "We are going to be in Hong Kong greeting the Luce Fellows in whose selection I have had a part in recent years." Though he'll be in New York most of the Summer, "I am going over to Scotland for a couple of weeks in May." Signed "David". Jean Dalrymple has penned a line through the text to indicate she has read the letter and penned "file 'R'" at top left. The letter is folded for mailing with light creases to the edges. Very good. The Scottish-born Calvinist theologian, the Rev. David H.C. Read (1910-2001) brought the verve of a showman to the pulpit. The pastor of New York City's Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Read's radio sermons were also broadcast weekly by the National Council of Churches. Proclaiming that "the worst sin is dullness", his sermons were high drama events fueled by the writings of the Swiss-German minister Karl Bath who advised preaching with "a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other." Read joined Britain's Highland Division as a chaplain at the outbreak of the second world war. He was captured by German troops at Dunkirk and shuffled from one POW camp to another. Sermons he delivered while captive were smuggled out and published leading to his fame once released. Before coming to America, Read was chaplain at the University of Edinburgh and was chaplain to the Queen when she was in Scotland. In New York, Read worked for human rights and supported a nuclear freeze. Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world. Very good .
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Catalogue: Religion
Keywords: RELIGION; TYPED LETTER SIGNED DAVID H.C. READ; PASTOR; MINISTER; MADISON AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNATURE; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; RADIO SERMONS; BROADCASTS; HUMAN RIGHTS; EASTER; JEAN DALRYMPLE.

 Beecher, Henry Ward. (1813-1887). American Congregationalist clergyman and social reformer., Slip of Paper Signed by Congregationalist Clergyman and Social Reformer Henry Ward Beecher.
Beecher, Henry Ward. (1813-1887). American Congregationalist clergyman and social reformer.
Slip of Paper Signed by Congregationalist Clergyman and Social Reformer Henry Ward Beecher.
Circa [1870s]. [1870s]. - A slip of cream paper, approximately 1-3/8 inches high by 2-3/4 inches wide, has been signed within a decorative pink frame "Henry Ward Beecher". The slip has been mounted on a slightly larger piece of pink paper framed in black. There is some light offsetting to the paper from the glue used in the mounting. Very good. Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love and his 1875 trial for adultery. His rhetorical emphasis on Christ's love has influenced Christianity to this day. Good .
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Catalogue: Religion
Keywords: RELIGION; AMERICAN CONGREGATIONLIST CLERGYMAN; SOCIAL REFORMER; SUPPORTER OF ABOLITION OF SLAVERY; SPEAKER; SLIP OF PAPER SIGNED BY HENRY WARD BEECHER; 1875 TRIAL FOR ADULTERY; EMPHASIS ON GOD'S LOVE;NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(Protestant Episcopal Church Convention)
Journal of the Proceedings of the Bishops, Clergy, and Laity, of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, Held in the City of Baltimore, from Tuesday, May 17, to Thursday, May 26, A.D. 1808
New-York: Printed by T. & F. Swords, 1808. 1808. New-York: Printed by T. & F. Swords, 1808. 1808. Good. - Octavo, printed stitched self-wraps titled in black on the front cover. The front cover is stained and darkened and the booklet is disbound with several signatures loose. 35 pages. Good.

First edition. A "List of the Clergy.." of the Episcopal Church in America is printed at the end of the pamphlet. Good .

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Catalogue: Religion
Keywords: AMERICANA; RELIGION; PROTESTANT; EPISCOPAL; CHURCH; CONVENTION; NINETEENTH-CENTURY; BALTIMORE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; JOURNAL; PROCEEDINGS; BISHOPS; CLERGY; 19TH CENTURY; PAMPHLET; BOOKLET; 1ST EDITION; LAITY; FIRST EDITION.

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