A lovely bound year of an important and rare Vermont Second Great Awakening periodical that functions as a sammelband of a few other rather scarce items bound in at the rear.
The volume includes:
The Adviser; or, Vermont Evangelical Magazine, for the year 1812. Middlebury, VT. Samuel Swift. 376pp.
Lyman, Elijah. A Discourse delivered before the Washington Benevolent Society, at Chelsea [VT], February Twenty-Second, 1812, in Commemoration of the Birth Day of General George Washington. Windsor, VT. Alden Spooner. 1812. 20pp.
Fuller, Stephen. A Sermon [on the inspiration of Scripture] Preached at Chelsea, Lord's Day, March 31, 1811. Danville. Printed by Ebenezer Eaton. 1811.
Newton, John. Consolation Under Convictions. A Dialogue between a Penitent and Her Christian Friend; and [by Samuel Bigelow] A True Christian, Delineated under the Similitude of a Little Child. Windsor, VT. Alden Spooner. Nd. c.1810
The last volume is an important Second Great Awakening imprint of a work by John Newton designed to be distributed to those suffering under the pangs of conviction during the revivals. It is likely unique; we can trace no other example of this American Revivalist edition.
The Adviser contents include:
*An Account of the Religious Revivals in Pittsford by Holland Weeks [extensive series]
*Saving Faith and its Results
*On the Salaries of Ministers
*An Example of the Efficacy of Prayer
*Revival of Religion in New Ipswich, New Hampshire
*Accounts of the Baptist Mission in India [Joshua Marshman and William Carey]
*On the Imperfect State of Holy Affections in Young Converts
*Conversation between to Christian Indians [Peter and Yonohhumuh]
*On the Evil Tendency of Relying on Dreams
*Life and Character of the Missionary, Samuel Marsden
*On Written Accounts of Revivals of Religion
*General and Particular Redemption
*Extract of a Letter from Dr. William Carey to Dr. Baldwin, Dated Calcutta, January 29, 1811.
*Plain Reasons for being a Thorough Calvinist
*Revivals of Religion
*The Character of Balaam
*Mysteries not Peculiar to Calvinism
*Character of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon
*An Address to the Enemies of Christ
*Address on the Abuse of Spiritous Liquor
*Revival of Religion in Royalton [Extensive] by Martin Tullar
*Revival of Religion at Bristol, Rhode Island by William Rogers [Extensive]
Original calf, well-worn, tatty at the extremities, some chipping of leaves, very occasionally impacting a word of text. Solid. Lacks a solitary leaf, i.e. 161-162. Fair only.