A superbly preserved copy of a revivalist classic.
Lorenzo Dow [1777-1834] was the most popular preacher of his era, preaching to more people than any other in the world. His autobiography was, for years, only outsold by the Bible. He typified the Second Great Awakening period; he was a loud, searching, physical preacher and almost single-handedly invented what we today think of as the "camp-meeting," revivalist, or Pentecostal style of preaching. He is often credited with having introduced camp meetings to America after his association with the Primitive Methodists in the UK. Adding to all of this, he reported in graphic detail accounts of personal dreams and visions from God . . . undoubtely, he was the most popular iteration of the more charismatic elements of the Cane Ridge revival, etc.
Dow, Lorenzo. History of Cosmopolite: Or, the Writings of Rev. Lorenzo Dow: Containing His Experiences and Travels, in Europe and America, up to Near his Fiftieth Year. Also, His Polemic Writings. To which is Added, The "Journey of Life," by Peggy Dow. Revised and Corrected with Notes. Cincinnati: Anderson, Gates & Wright. 1859. 720pp.
A very finely preserved copy in original sheep; some light dings and abrasions at extremities, but very crisp and clean on the whole. This volume also tended to become very foxed, and this has very minor foxing at prelims. Perhaps the nicest copy I recall seeing.