1788 JONATHAN EDWARDS. Practical Sermons Never Before Published. First Edition!
1788 JONATHAN EDWARDS. Practical Sermons Never Before Published. First Edition!
1788 JONATHAN EDWARDS. Practical Sermons Never Before Published. First Edition!
1788 JONATHAN EDWARDS. Practical Sermons Never Before Published. First Edition!
1788 JONATHAN EDWARDS. Practical Sermons Never Before Published. First Edition!

1788 JONATHAN EDWARDS. Practical Sermons Never Before Published. First Edition!

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Very rare and finely preserved example of the first edition of Edwards' Practical Sermons, edited under the oversight of Jonathan Edwards Jr. and published for the first time in Scotland rather than in the United States.

Fascinatingly, it is as the title suggest, more practical divinity, including on the nature and intent of excommunication, how Christians ought to think about Hell, etc. 

The best example of this rare work we have handled.

Edwards, Jonathan. Practical Sermons, Never Before Published. Edinburgh. Printed for M. Gray, Front of the Exchange. 1788. First Edition. 401pp.

This the copy of Rev. Thomas Uppadine, a Baptist divine at Bourton on the Water and friend of Abraham Booth. It was presented to him by the prominent Deacon of Bourton on the Water, William Palmer [dated to 1792]. 

Sermons include: 1-2 The importance and advantage of a thorough knowledge of divine truth (Nov 1739) - 3 God the best portion of the Christian (Apr 1736) - 4 The sole consideration, that God is God, sufficient to still all objections to his sovereignty (June 1735) - 5 Great guilt no obstacle to the pardon of returning sinner. [Note, p. 54] `Not dated. All the Sermons in this collection which are not dated, are supposed to have been written before the year 1733.' - 6 The Most High a prayer-hearing God (Jan 8, 1736) - 7-10 Great care necessary, lest we live in some way of sin (Sep 1733) - 11-12 Great guilt of those who attend on the ordinances of divine worship, and yet allow themselves in any known wickedness - 13-16 World judged righteously by Jesus Christ - 17 Vain self-flatteries of the sinner - 18 Wicked men useful in their destruction only (July 1734) - 19-20 Fearfulness, which shall hereafter surprise sinners in Zion (Dec 19,1740) - 21 When the wicked shall have filled up the measure of their sin, wrath will come upon them to the uttermost (May 1735) - 22-25 Torments of the wicked in hell, no occasion of grief to the saints in heaven (22: Mar 1733; 24: Dec 1734) - 26-27 Sin and folly of depending on future time - 28 Sin of theft and of injustice (July 1740) - 29-32 Duty of charity to the poor - 33 The nature and end of excommunication (July 22, 1833) [excommunication of Mrs. Bridgman, previously admonished, for drunkenness] 

Full original calf, rubbed at extremities, very minor and now inactive worm tracing on lower half inch of front board and a single pin-hold trace in margin of first section of the text. Text exceptionally solid, crisp, and clean with only a few minor, neat pencil marks.