Providence: Printed by Miller & Hutchins, 1818. Stated third edition; the first appeared in 1816, Sabin also notes a stated third edition published in Philadelphia in 1818. 8vo, contemporary quarter calf, blue boards, 126,  pages. Edges quite rubbed, some wear and gouging to the spine; some light foxing; a very good copy. Item #11139
The attribution to Whelpley (1766-1817) is first revealed in this edition, on the final page. First published under the pseudonym Philadelphus, a series of pacifist and anti-capital punishment essays from the clergyman and teacher who had begun his career as a Baptist and ended up a Presbyterian (see Appletons'). Noted under Sabin 103230; American Imprints 46786.