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Thomas Prince
1743 The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival in America
Boston: 1744. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743. Boston, N. E.: Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green, for T. Prince, junr., 1744. First Edition. Title page dated 1744, individual issues dated 1743, last few 1743,4. This volume contains 50 of 52 issues for the year, lacking nos. 2 & 3; binding note indicates they were not included. Full calf, modern binding in period style, plain leather boards, raised bands to spine, leather spine label with title & "1743." New end papers with the original Bristol Education Society bookplate dated 1781 retained, and "Baptist Library" also retained. Brad Bush's round emboss stamp on the new ffep, a few incidental markings on the tp. Tp., vi., (1)-8, (24)-400 remarkably clean pp., a little 18th cent. marginalia. Title page with noticeable stains; pencil note to front paste-down regarding the lack of two issues in the volume. Very good. Full calf. [4188] The chronicle of the Great Awakening, the fourth magazine printed in the American colonies, and the longest-lasting of any printed beforehand. The first year (of 2) of what Sabin describes as "One of the earliest of American magazines. It was undertaken at the suggestion of Rev. Thomas Prince, who was one of the principal contributors." - Sabin 65618. Evans 5154. ESTC P6632. The bookplate notes that it was from "Mr. Evans's Library." Caleb Evans (1737-1791), D. D. of Aberdeen; Baptist minister at Bristol, Academy tutor, son of Hugh Evans, both father and son were at one time heads of the Bristol Bapt … [Click Below for Full Description]
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