A VERY RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF IMPORTANT MISSIONARY PRODUCTIONS, INCLUDING AN EXCESSIVELY RARE TRACTATE BY ADONIRAM JUDSON [PERHAPS THE ONLY EXTANT COPY OF THIS EDITION] AND THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES [BOUND AS ONE] OF THE IMPORTANT SCOTTISH IMPRINT OF THE MISSIONARY MAGAZINE, PUBLISHED AS A RESULT OF THE FORMATION OF THE SCOTTISH MISSIONARY SOCIETY, FOUNDED THE SAME YEAR.
WE HAVE NEVER HANDLED ANOTHER EXAMPLE.
The Missionary Magazine. Vol Ia. July 1796 - December 1796. Edinburgh. Schaw and Pillans. 1796. iv + 288pp.
Contents include: An Essay on the Means by which the Gospel was originally Propagated in the World; Letter from an Actor who now wishes to be a Missionary; The Proposal Offered to the Society at Edinburgh for Abolition of the Slavery Trade; An Account of the Sufferings of some Moravian Settlements Abroad in Consequence of the Present War; Extensive Review of Prayer for the Revival of Religion in all the Protestant Churches and for the Spread of the Gospel among the Heathen by Alexander Pringle; A Narrative of the Methodist Missions to the Continent of America, and the West India Islands; Revival of Religion at Bala in Wales under Thomas Charles [original letter]; Letter from William Carey; Letter from Andrew Fuller to Archibald M'Lean; Extract of a Letter from Sierra Leone Containing Part of a Sermon by a Black Preacher of Freetown; Extensive Review of John Gillies' History of Revivals; On Calls and Invitations to the Gospel [series]; Letter from Dr. Andrew Fuller to a Friend in Edinburgh regarding the Baptist Mission in the East Indies; Account of the Comfortable Death of a Native African; A Farewell Letter to the Missionaries Departing for the South Sea Islands; Letter from Mr. David George Concerning the Negro Church at Freetown, Africa; An Ode to Free Grace; The Gospel Adapted for All Mankind; Cadoucas, or Welch Indian. Inquiries Respecting the Cadoucas, or Welch [Welsh, Wales] Indians; The Conversion of the Jews - An Exhortation to Fervent Prayer for the Conversion of the Jews; etc.
The Missionary Magazine. Vol Ib. January 1797 - May 1797. Edinburgh. Schaw and Pillans. 1797. 244pp.
Contents include: The Peculiar Advantages of Bengal as a Field for Missions from Great Britain; Letter from Mr. Christian F. Swartz; Report of Drs. Morse and Bellknap of Boston; A Circular Letter from the Baptist Ministers and Messengers on the Three Equal Persons of the Godhead, Eternal and Personal Election, Original Sin, etc., [by John Gill]; On the Warrant of a Minister of the Gospel to become a Missionary; Address of the New York Missionary Society; Observations upon the Ancient Asiatic Churches; Sanctified Affliction and the Power of Faith Exemplified in Jean Nevey; Extensive Review of Abraham Booth's Glad Tidings to Perishing Sinners; Letter from Thomas Haweis; A Letter to Thomas Paine on Revelation; Plan for Making Our Common Supplications in Concern at the Throne of Grace; Character and Disposition of the Africans; Plan of the Mission to Bengal; An Essay on the Means by which the Gospel was Originally Propagated in the World; Labours of Mr. Samuel Davies among the African Slaves of America [lengthy]; Letters from Mess William Carey of the East Indies; etc. etc. etc.
The Missionary Magazine. March 1799. Edinburgh. Schaw and Pillans. 1799. 44pp.
Shanks, Alexander. Repentance Toward God, and Faith Toward our Lord Jesus Christ, Recommended to Ministers of the Gospel. A Sermon Preached before the Associate Synod, in the New Church of Bristow, Edinburgh, September 3*, 1771. Edinburgh. Printed by and for Gavin Alston. 1771. 40pp.
Campbell, James. The Kingdom of Heaven; its Consequences, and the Agency by which it is to be Forwarded; A Sermon Preached in the Church of Selkirk, on Sunday the 13th, June 1830. In Aid of the Funds of the Selkirk Society for Dissemination Religious Knowledge; and now Published at their Request, and for their Benefit. Edinburgh. Printed for the Society. 1830. 23pp.
Judson, Adoniram. Revival and Practical Tracts. No. IV. On Plain Dress. A Letter to Female Members of Christian Churches by Dr. Judson, Missionary in Burmah. Glasgow. David Nasmith. Nd. c.1840.
We trace only one other example of a tractate from this series extant; thin paper, nearly ephemera. The work of Judson on dress was highly influential but survives in precious few copies. Another British imprint of the Judson tract only, the only other, of the same period, is on the market at c.$750. I handled one American edition perhaps 15 years ago.
Original half calf, light chipping at head of spine, generally solid and clean with moderate rubbing.