A superb read on the life of a late Scottish born, Great Awakening Baptist divine who was imprisoned for preaching as a Baptist in Virginia. While in prison, he was beaten, attacked with explosives, and poisoned. He pioneered and pastored many historical Baptist churches in Frederick and Shenandoah.
Ireland, James [1746-1816]. The Life of the Rev. James Ireland, who was, for Many Years, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Buck Marsh, Waterlick and Happy Creek, in Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia. Winchester: Printed for the Publishers by J. Foster, 1819. 232pp.
A rather difficult to obtain and historically important account of a prominent Baptist revivalist from the 18th century.
Leather heavily rubbed, blank ffep lacking, first gatherings forward. Textually complete. Interestingly, this was the copy of Sary Ireland, who appears to have been his daughter, gifted to her likely by someone involved with the publication, but the name illegible.