The Massachusetts Missionary Magazine for the Year 1803-1804: Containing Religious and Interesting Communications, Calculated to Edify Christians, and Inform the Rising Generation. Edited by Messieurs Nathanael Emmons, David Sanford, Daniel Hopkins, Samuel Spring, Joseph Barker, Samuel Niles, Samuel Austin, Abiel Holmes, Jonathan Strong, Samuel Worcester, Jacob Norton, Paul Litchfield, and Elijah Parish. Boston. E. Lincoln. 1804. 483pp.
Very rare seminal issue of the earliest Missionary Magazine published in the United States. First year of the first magazine, including the Inaugural Constitution of the Society, etc. Published in the early days of the Second Great Awakening, it is full [moreso than missionary content] of accounts of the revivals, often in great detail, including 25 pages on the revival at Holles, the Cane Ridge Revival, etc.,
The Constitution of the Massachusetts Missionary Society
An Account of the Religious Revival in the North Parish of Weymouth [3pp]
An Account of the Conversion of Two Jews to Christianity.
A Revival of Religion in Holles [6pp]
Remarks on the State of the Heathen
Missionary Intelligence [Revivals among the Native Americans]
Biography of Cotton Mather
A Revival of Religion in the North of Scotland [3pp]
Anecdote of a Negro Servant
Letters from Messrs Williston and Cram, Missionaries to the Native Americans
The Wicked Islanders
Letter from Rev. Thomas Moore, 1803, describing the Revival in Kentucky [Cane Ridge] and comparing it favorably to those of Jonathan Edwards, of Whitefield in Scotland, etc.,
Sketch of the Character of Mrs. Sarah Edwards, Consort of Jonathan Edwards.
Further Particulars Respecting the Revival of Religion in Holles [7pp]
Further Account of the Reformation at Hollis [Holles] [7pp]
The Dying Negro
Extract from the British Spy
Observations on the True Spirit of Prayer
The Character of Doct. Samuel Hopkins.
Dialogues of the Nature and Tendency of the Halfway Covenant
Work of God in Beaufort, South Carolina
Of Mr. Whitefield
Plain Dealing with a Backsliding Heart
Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions [have these appeared before in print?]
Success of Missionaries in the South Seas, etc., etc.
Full calf, a bit bowed and rubbed, ownership of Sarah and Solomon Taft of Upton, Massachusetts. Very rare and desirable.