First edition: Sermons by Proudfit, pastor of the Associate Reformed church in Salem, NY, from 1794?1835. The volume includes, among others, "The Gospel designed for all nations: A sermon, preached before the Northern Missionary Society in the state of New-York, at their first annual meeting . . ." and "The female labourer in the Gospel." 8vo. 4, 341, [1 (blank)] pp. Shaw & Shoemaker 26551. Contemporary treed sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; rubbed and spine label chipped, free endpapers lacking. Front pastedown with inked ownership inscription dated 1837; verso of final page with early inked ownership inscription also. Pages age-toned, with light to moderate foxing and staining; occasional small chips and tears. One leaf with lower outer corner torn away, with loss of several words. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Jesus all in all: Discourses delivered ...
Publisher: Dodd & Rumsey
Publication Date: 1812
Book Description Dodd and Rumsey, Salem, [NY], 1812. Leather_bound. Condition: Good. First Edition. Full leather binding, brown leather spine title label, joints fine, top of back long edge abraded with board showing, top of spine worn, 4 1/4 x 7, lacks the ffep, first two leaves appear to be tipped in as an old repair. Old paper label with call numbers base of spine, no other institutional markings. 4, 341 pp., pages with old stains and smudges, bent corners, one p. with an ink spill, one leaf with a dime-sized hole. Rear end papers with birth dates of Carpenter children, 1805-1817. 10 sermons, three of which have separate title pages; The Gospel Designed for all Nations: A Sermon, preached before the Northern Missionary Society of the State of New-York, at their First Annual Meeting in Troy, February 8; and by particular request, in Albany, March 6, 1798, at a special meeting of the Soccidety. The Female Laborour in the Gospel. The Second Edition. Ministerial Labour and Support: A Sermon, preached at Middlebury, Vermont, February 21, 1810. At the Ordination of Henry Davis, D. D., and his Induction as President of the College. The Second Edition.Alexander Proudfit, D.D. (1770-1843) was born in Pequea, Pennsylvania. In his youth he moved with his family to Salem, N.Y., where his father pastored an Associate Reformed church. He was educated at Columbia College, New York. After graduation, he undertook theological studies, was eventually licensed and was called by the congregation of Salem to work as a colleague with his father. Dr. Proudfit saw a number of his sermons published, and he wrote a good number of published tracts. One of Dr. Proudfit s acquaintances said of him, "I was greatly struck by his staid and impressive manner, the kindliness of his spirit, and above all by the depth and fervour of his religious feelings. I never think of him but with mingled gratitude and reverence." Extracted from Sprague. Seller Inventory # 2087