Very finely rebound two volumes of The Gospel Treasury, which attempted to take the best of the famed London Evangelical Magazine, and distill it for American audiences. The London Evangelical Magazine was large and would have been dear to import, so this provided an excellent solution for the "cream" of England's most important periodical for evangelicals and the emerging missionary, social justice [i.e. abolitionist, children's rights, protection of women, etc.], and theological developments out of the Second Great Awakening in England.
Collier, William [ed.] The Gospel Treasury: Volume the First, Containing a Great Variety of Interesting Anecdotes, Remarkable Providences, and Precious Fragments. Selected Chiefly from the London Evangelical Magazine. Second Edition. Volumes 1 & 2 of 4 issued. Charlestown, Massachusetts. Samuel T. Armstrong. 1810 and 1811. 324 + 452pp.
Contents of volume one are largely anecdotal and volume two largely rather extensive biographies. Contents include: Extraordinary Conversions, A Supernatural Vision, Support to "Apparently" Unsuccessful Ministers, Female Ornament Recommended, The Sealing of the Spirit, Conjugal in an Inhabitant of Otaheiti, Necessity of Sending the Gospel among the Heathen, Biogrpahies of John Gill, Joseph Bellamy, David Brainerd, John Ryland, William Romaine, John Eliot, Samuel Hopkins, John Brown, Abraham Booth, etc.
Very fine quality rebinds in cloth, probably late 20th century.
Fascinating signature of James Swan in volume one. If this is the signature of James Swan [the famous financier of the revolution who was later imprisoned for fraud], that would be a fascinating little historical connection. Worth some poking around to find out.