Mountpleasant [Mount Pleasant, Ohio]: Printed and Published by the Author, 1831. Stated third edition; the first appeared in 1825. Large 12mo, original tree calf, red calf label, gilt lettering, viii, 320 pages. Somewhat rubbed and bumped; some light staining and foxing; a good, sound copy. Item #13709
An important work from an early Ohio Quaker printer, giving some idea of the theological grounds out of which grew the Hicksite separations; Bates took the Orthodox side in these controversies, though he would himself be later disowned for his theological views and become a Methodist. A couple of later light pencil inscriptions on the front endpapers. Morgan 2141; American Imprints 6023.