New Haven: Printed by Hezekiah Howe, 1829. First edition. 12mo, original printed orange wrappers, 52 pages, untrimmed. Much of the spine paper perished (but wrappers holding); somewhat browned throughout with a little foxing; a very good copy. Item #12426
Four pseudonymous anti-Baptist arguments. This copy includes a contemporary pencil notation on the title page and at the foot of the final page, "David L. Ogden," who was then serving as a Congregational minister in Southington. Ogden had been rumored to be arguing against the contemporary local Baptist revivals (see Timlow's Ecclesiastical and Other Sketches of Southington Conn., 1875) and had a hand in the 1831 revivals himself; whether this pencil notation is an attribution or an ownership signature, certainly the anti-Baptist sentiments would be congenial to Ogden. Starr, Baptist Bibliography, A3.