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An Epitome of General Ecclesiastical History from the Earliest Period to the Present Time; With an Appendix, Giving a condensed History of the Jews, from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Present Day

Marsh, John

Published by W. E. Dean, New York, 1831
Condition: Fair-Good Hardcover

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Octavo.[8], (1), (2) 449, [1]pp. Uncut. Contemporary half cloth over paper covered boards, with title laid on spine. Engraved frontispiece and illustrated title. This edition of John Marsh's compendious history of the Christian Church contains an appendix giving a condensed history of the Jews, and is splendidly illustrated with 12 engravings in 6 plates, 1 printed title, and 1 fold-out map, all before title page, with one folded Historical and Ecclesiastical Chart at rear. Binding rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to cloth. Boards age-toned, and slightly water-stained. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover (Chaplin Pastoral Library, Presented by Rev. Francis Williams). Heavy foxing to frontispiece and engraved title. Some foxing and age-toning throughout. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in fair to good+ condition. About the author: John Marsh (1788-1868), a Congregational minister and secretary of the American Temperance Union from 1837 to 1866, was a leading figure in the temperance movement in the United States for more than thirty years. A lecturer, writer, editor, and activist, Marsh advocated teetotalism and emphasized individual self-control and the immorality of drinking. Throughout his life, Marsh argued that temperance was inseparable from evangelical Christianity and that only spiritual salvation could ensure sobriety.This is the later edition of Singerman #0449 (1828), this edition is not in Singerman. Bookseller Inventory # 38507

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Title: An Epitome of General Ecclesiastical History...

Publisher: W. E. Dean, New York

Publication Date: 1831

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair-Good

Edition: Third edition.

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