Very nicely preserved volume of sermons by John M’Laurin [McLaurin], minister at Glasgow and one of the chief supports of George Whitefield during the Glasgow and Cambuslang Revivals. He was, in fact, co-preacher with him and led the receiving of the sacrament in the famed field services of the Lord’s Supper.
The volume itself is also edited by John Gillies, author of perhaps the most important historical book on revivals ever written, Historical Collections of Accounts of Revivals. It is a massive tome, a treasure-trove of accounts from the entirety of the history of revivalism in the western Church.
Includes recommendatory notices on the character of M’Laurin by Thomas Prince, John Gillies, and John Erskine.
M’Laurin, John. Sermons and Essays by the Late Reverend Mr. John M’Laurin. One of the Ministers of Glasgow. Published from the Author’s Manuscripts. By John Gillies, one of the Ministers of Glasgow. Glasgow. Printed by James Knox. 1755. 1st Edition. xviii + 395pp.
Very handsomely preserved in a somewhat recent half leather binding with raised bands and attractive morocco leather onlays. The title has the birth and death dates of both author and editor in somewhat clumsy ink by their names. Otherwise, very good with some light handling and foxing.
Includes a biography of M’Laurin, his part in calling for prayers for revival in Scotland, a brief account of his visit with William and Gilbert Tennent and Samuel Davies, etc., plus sermons largely focused on the glory of Christ, a lengthy work on Christian piety, and sections on the Supernatural Operations of the Holy Spirit, etc.
Lovely true first edition of this important piece of revival history.