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EDWARDS, Jonathan.

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About this Item: 1765. EDWARDS, Jonathan. A Account of the Life of the Late Reverend Mr David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel, Missionary to the Indians, from the Honourable Society in Scotland, for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, and Pastor of a Church of Christian Indians in New-Jersey. Who Died at Northampton in New-England, October 9. 1747, in the 30th Year of His Age. Chiefly Taken from His Own Diary, and Other Private Writings, Written for His Own Use; and Now Published, By Jonathan Edwards, A.M. Then Minister of the Gospel at Northampton afterwards President of the College of New-Jersey. To Which Is Annexed, I. Mr Brainerd's Journal while among the Indians. II. Mr Pemberton's Sermon at His Ordination. With an Appendix Relative to the Indian Affairs. Edinburgh: Printed by John Gray and Gavin Alston. For William Gray, 1765. 1st UK ed. xi,[1],504pp. 19th-century gilt- ruled maroon morocco and marbled boards, new spine in period-style maroon morocco, gilt-ruled raised spine bands, black morocco spine label. Light scattered foxing and toning, else very good. HOWES E-56. With the bookplate of noted collector of books and prints, Joseph Y. Jeanes, on front pastedown. "The first editon of to incorporate Edwards's biography with Brainerd's diaries"-- Felcone, 70. Larned terms it a "religious classic.Brainerd's life was very short (1718-1747), and his missionary activity extended over only 4 years, but his memory is imperishable, thanks to the fact that Jonathan Edwards wrote his memoir, and no student of American church history can pass his life by." Brainerd died at the home of Edwards, to whose daughter he was engaged to be married"--Felcone. Seller Inventory # 66452

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Edwards, Jonathan (Minister of the Gospel at Northampton)

Published by Printed and Sold by D. Henchman, in Cornhill, Boston (1749)

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About this Item: Printed and Sold by D. Henchman, in Cornhill, Boston, 1749. Leather bound. Condition: Good +. First Edition. 8vo. [2], xii, [18] pages "List of Subscriber Names", 316 pages. Errata printed at bottom of page 316. Later 18th or early 19th century tree calf. Red leather title label on spine. Right front flyleaf torn with no loss. Rear end paper removed. Light rubs to leather binding. Light toning to contents. Brainerd was an early 18th century Missionary to the Delware Indians in New Jersey. Howes E 56; Evans 6311; Sabin 21927; Field (1793 Worcestor, Mass. edition) 486. Seller Inventory # 10967

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An Account of the Life of the: Edwards, Jonathan &

About this Item: Boston: D. Henchman, 1749., 1749. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo, full calf. [2], xii, [18], 316, [2] pp. First edition of this influential biography of the famed Indian missionary David Brainerd, comprising his own private writings as well as annotations by Jonathan Edwards, at whose home he died in 1747. From early childhood Brainerd was introspective, prone to depression, and experienced religious compulsions. Expelled from Yale for revivalist sympathies which ran counter to the university's views, Brainerd instead gained his license to preach and began trying to work among various Indian tribes in New York and Massachusetts before meeting better success in Delaware. Though spiritually he valued solitude, his time among various Indian tribes was lonely and it is thought that many of his religious and emotional experiences were pathological rather than divine.Brainerd was admired during and after his life for his willingness to work in adverse conditions and his self-forgetful work ethic. These traits likely contributed to his poor health, however, and, too ill to work, he spent the last months of his life with the Edwards family in Northampton, Massachusetts where he was tended by the Edwards' daughter Jerusah, to whom he was probably engaged. Certainly he was admired greatly by Edwards himself, for his moving family prayers as well as for his spiritual devotion and ministerial work. This book, which became a 19th Century best-seller, was the first American biography to gain popularity in Europe and was an inspiration and companion to many in the religious or missionary life. Early woman reader's inscription on front and rear endpapers: "Molly Haughton, 1795," Also inscribed by one "Seth Tomson" and dated 1806. REFERENCES: DAB II, pp. 58991; HOWES E56. CONDITION: Good, rubbed, partially worn through at spine edges, lacking flyleaf, one gathering sprung but still firmly attached, title-page wrinkled and soiled at edges. Seller Inventory # 3710

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