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A Portraiture of Methodism
London - Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807. London - Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this controversial work from John Nightingale, Wesleyan Methodist and preacher. Following the publication of A Portraiture, Nightingale was branded a 'a knave' by the New Annual Register, causing Nightingale to sue the publisher, John Stockdale, for libel, winning 200. Nightingale had intended the book to be controversial, stating in in his Preface: 'If I appear to have been too personal in my remarks on some living characters among the Methodists it has arisen from my utter detestation of bigotry and intolerance; and from a desire of distinguishing the precious from the vile'. Containing information on 'band-meetings, love-feasts, watch-nights, bickerings, persecutions and hypocrisy, bibliomany, scripture cards, women preaching, and street and field singing. 'Condition: Rebound in half-calf with marbled boards. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD with a good interior..
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
Last Found On: 2014-06-17           Check availability:      Biblio    


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