Methodism Methodist Religion 1847 E. Hedding Cincinnati Ohio leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Sermons on Miscellaneous Subjects, by The Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the senior preachers of Ohio and North Ohio Conferences.
Published 1847, Cincinnati, by R.P. Thompson.
456 pages. Prudhomme engraved portrait frontis of Elij. Hedding as frontis, woodcut view of proposed Wesleyan University building.
A scarce and attractive mid-19th century book with an interesting imprint location. Work is sermons from popular and leading ministers in Ohio, printed there as well.
A fascinating book printed at the height of the Second Great Awakening, it provides excellent insight into popular religion in the American heartland which at this time was the western frontier.
Period full calf leather, smooth spine gilt ruled into compartments, contrasting morocco gilt title label. Binding remains sound, tight, clean, leather supple. Contents clean and tight, minor scattered foxing, light damp staining to top corner of text block at rear.
Book measures: 7 1/2" H X 4 7/8" W.