624 double-column pages. Contents tight. Paper is age-toned with occasionally light foxing. Full brown leather cover is scuffed, some scratches, corners bumped. Gold spine letters "Buck's Dictionary" is faded. Laid into this book is a very small, contemporary newspaper clipping : "PUBLIC ANTI-SLAVERY MEETING. Rev. Jehiel C. Beman, agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society will deliver an address at the Abysinian Free Will Baptist Church, corner of Meeting and Congdon streets, on Thursday evening next, 25th at 6 1 2 o'clock. The public are respectfully invited to attend." This book is signed in pencil on the front endpaper "J.C.Beman for C. A. Beman" Again, the J.C. Beman autograph appears on last free endpaper. Laid in, on a small piece of plain white paper, in pencil are numerous simple math additions, multiplications. Also, on this paper in brown ink, done in a "fancy" handwriting is "Rev. A. Beman Presents" And on the verso is written : "Roman 5.1" On the Beinecke Yale library website, there are many letters with examples of Amos Beman's autograph and these confirm that this slip of paper was apparently signed by him. Amos Beman, a black minister in New Haven, Ct., was a national mid-19th.century leader, a proponant of abolution, suffrage ,Temperance & educational & moral reform. His father, Jehiel Beman was appointed pastor of the first African American Church in Ct. Jehiel worked tirelessly for emancipation & civil rights and his grandfather, Caesar Beman, had been manumitted after serving in the Revolutionary War. As an association copy, this religious dictionary has an amazing provenace. Please "Ask Bookseller" if this is available before ordering. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Theological Dictionary Containing ...
Publisher: Joseph J. Woodward
Publication Date: 1831
Binding: Full Leather
Book Condition: Near Very Good
Edition: New Edition.
Book Description published by Joseph J. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1835, 1835. Book Condition: see description. first edition thus, 8vo, 624pp, frontis engraving showing the Procession of the Auto da Fe for the burning of heretics, preceding that four other engravings, two under the heading 'Persecution' showing the burning of Ridley, Latimer, Philpot and others, and the martyrdom of Hooper and Rogers, and two under the heading 'Inquisition' showing favourite tortures [or twelfth-century job satisfaction under the patronage of the pope], the dictionary in two-column format, the pages of some gatherings foxed, mainly a faint shadow but some showing more evidence of damp with stronger browning, damp stains, spots in the margins and dusty at edges, at the extreme edge of the head margin seven leaves show the journey of a bookworm from its small entry hole to its fatter exit, enough of that, the text of this scholarly work is still readable even on its worst-affected pages, recently handsomely rebound with new endpapers, the boards in dark green cloth and the calf quarter-binding in a nice shade of chestnut brown, with raised bands on spine and title gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 93399