Woodstock, Vt. Mercury Press, 1840. First edition. 12mo, original blue diapered cloth, printed paper label to upper board, 144 pages. Some light foxing; a trifle worn and soiled; a fine copy. Item #19108
A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the front blank, “Dr. Ames with the respects of The Author.” Darwin Harlow Ranney (1812-1870) was a Middlebury graduate and occasional Baptist pastor; this eminently practical call for church union was of course met with contemporary criticism, some going so far as to hint at a lurking devotion to Baal. American Imprints 40-5658.