A Sermon in Vindication of the Religious Spirit of the Age: Preached April 9, 1820, in the Middle Dutch Church, New-York, on the Anniversary of the New-York Missionary Society.

New-York: Published by the Society.--Printed by D. Fanshaw, 1820. First edition. 8vo, original printed salmon wrappers, 47, [1] pages. Somewhat foxed, soiled and a bit worn, with some crimping and tearing to the wrappers; a very good copy. Item #11369

McClelland lauds the indirect benefits of missionary work, noting "it is sometimes my belief, that if ever the learned world enjoy the unspeakable felicity of reading an account of the North Pole, the will owe it to some humble Moravian or Baptist, whose warm heart enabled him to brave its eternal snows in the hope of carrying the light of life to some wretched outcast." The appended annual report of the society includes much on the missions to the Seneca and Tuscaroras. Small later ink autograph number in red on the verso of the title. American Imprints 2046.

Price: $50.00

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