Very rare full first year of the American Protestant Magazine. It is quite scarce with no examples on the market at present; nicely illustrated. It was perhaps the most vitriolic of the anti-Catholic publications in the United States.
The American Protestant Magazine. Volume I [12 issues complete] June 1845 - May 1846. New York. American Protestant Society. 1845. 384pp.
No I. A fine frontis engraving of Martin Luther issued expressly for the American Protestant Society | The Original Integrated Prospectus "Design of the American Protestant" | Dr. Herschel and the Jews | Report of the London Missionary Society's Work in the South Sea Islands - Signed Pomare | The Last Days and Death of Martin Luther | Facts in the Case of Miss Plate who was Providentially Saved at the Time of the Wreck of the Swallow | The Skull of Saint Patrick, etc.
No. II. A fine full page engraving "Scene from the Protestant Exiles of Zillerthal" | Address by Mr. Dowling - The Unchangeable Character of Popery a Reason for Watchfulness against the Advances of Rome | Beware of Roman Catholic Teachers in Protestant Schools | The Romanism of Italy | The Protestant Exiles of Zillerthal | The Conversion of Roman Catholics | The Reformation in Dublin etc.
No. III. New Confession of Faith Adopted by the German Catholic Church in the Nineteenth Century | Education and Jesuitism | Indulgences and Popish Jubilees | Secrets of the Confessional | A Letter of the Virgin Mary Dated at Jerusalem, A.D. 42 | A fine tri-fold facsimile of a Popish Bull of Indulgence - very finely printed | The Reformers and the Reformation | Popery in Wisconsin etc.
No. IV. Reasons for the United Action of Protestants | Bibles Burnt in the State of New York by Roman Priests in 1842 | Priestly Tonsure | The Man of Sin [Antichrist] | The Religious Sentiments of Benjamin Franklin | Protestant Churches among the Roman Catholics of France | The Vaudois - Divine Worship [Waldensians] | The Jesuits Expelled from France | Symptoms of England's Return to Popery | The Unity of the Roman Church not Perfect | A Leaf from the History of the Waldenses | The Translation of the Relics of a New Saint | The Waldenses and the Bible etc.
No. V. A bi-fold facsimile of "A Letter from the Devil to the Venerable Sister Crocefissa, from a Manuscript Account of Her Life, Exhibited by the Priests and Canons of the Cathedral of Girgenti | Baptism of Bells | The Converted Roman Priest, Guistiniani, and Dowling's History of Romanism | A Letter from the Devil [fascinating] | The Inquisition at Rome etc.
No. VI. The Pulpit Muzzled on the Subject of Popery | Dr. Merle D'Aubigne's Speech before the Free Church of Scotland | Horrors of Popish Inquisition - Torture of a Young Lady to Death | The New German Reformation | The Vaudois | Persecutions on the Island of Madeira | A New Miracle | Method in His Madness - A Poem by a Lunatic from Raleigh, North Carolina | An Account of Isaac Backus and a "Venerable Negro" etc.
No. VII. Full page engraving of "The City of Funchal, Madeira" | How to Account for the Success of Romanism | Puseyism - Popery - Paganism | The Church of Rome a Great Heresy by the Bishop of Hereford | Work of M. J. Gonsalves as Missionary among the Portuguese Romanists in America | Billy Moore; Or, Reminiscences of an Irish Scripture Reader | Superstition in the Nineteenth Century etc.
No. VIII. The Presence of the Holy Spirit the Only Hope of the Church and of the Country | Destruction of the Inquisition in Spain | Apostacy of a Protestant and Death of a Jesuit in the West | Wisconsin - A Victim to Jesuitical Arts | Purgatory etc.
No. IX. Full page engraving, "A Specimen of Roman Catholic Idolatry in the United States" | Our Country - Its Character, Destiny, and Claims | Roman Catholic Statistics in the United States | Roman Catholic Views of the Pilgrims and of the Recent Celebration at Plymouth | Relics | Is the Church of Rome a Church of Christ? | A French Priest's Reasons for Quitting the Church of Rome etc.
No. X. Full page engraving of John Wickliff done expressly for the American Protestant | Grounds of Hope and Fear Respecting Romanism in the United States | Wickliff | Was Peter the First Pope? | Intelligence from Our Missionaries among the Romanists | The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste | Sermon of Dr. Potts from the New Orleans Protestant | Romanist Predictions etc.
No. XI. Engraving of John Tetzel Selling Indulgences | Protestantism versus Romanism | Protestant Daughters Sacrificed in Roman Catholic Seminaries | John Ronge, Or, the Shepherd's Sling and Stone | Tetzel Selling Indulgences etc.
No. XII. Engraving of the Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey - Scene of St. Dunstan's Life and Miracles | An Agent of the American Protestant Society Arrested by a Revival of Religion [Account of a Revival at Skinner's Eddy on the Susquehanna] | Jesuits in Disguise in Our Country | Conversions to the Catholic Church | Roman Catholic Protracted Meetings [Interesting Account of Catholic Revival Meetings in St. Louis under Father Larkin] | The Holy Coat | Effects of Persecution etc. etc.
Very good example in original cloth spine, minor chipping, and paper boards which are a bit rubbed and bumped. Textually, very solid and clean with some sporadic foxing. No other copies on the market.