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DUTTON, ANNE.
A Discourse upon Walking with God: in a Letter to a Friend. . . As also A brief Account how the Author was brought into Gospel-Liberty. By A.D.
London: Printed for the Author: And Sold by E. Gardner, in Bartholomew-Close, near West-Smithfield, 1735. [ii], 170pp., 8vo. Occasional minor spotting, but printed on excellent paper and still a fresh copy. Modern half calf, spine gilt-lettered. First edition, a compendium of spiritual insights for practical daily living, one of her better-known books and almost certainly the one John Wesley noted in his journal as having read. It was also referred to by George Whitefield, and it has been recently argued that she was a significant influence on Jonathan Edwards as well. From the meager bibliographical information I can obtain about this pioneering woman evangelist, it appears that she published something on the order of fifty books and pamphlets during her lifetime, some now lost. In the last year of her life alone, when she could no longer swallow food, she wrote, as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography puts it, "by her own account, 16Ð18 hours per day. . . . The sheer magnitude of her published corpus, both in diversity of topic and number of correspondents, deserves to be acknowledged as a unique contribution to the English Baptist heritage." The present work is acknowledged to be one of her most important. Five copies in ESTC: British Library, Dr. Williams s, Regent Park College Oxford; Duke, and Union Theological. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Stuart Bennett Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB [Charleston, SC, U.S.A.]
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