Washington, Pa. Printed by John Grayson, 1825. Second edition, expanded. 12mo, original calf, 300 pages. Rubbed and chipped, with some loss at the head of the spine and a little lifting of the calf at the foot; browned throughout; a good, sound copy. Item #17827
Though copyrighted May 18, 1825, Ralston’s final epistolary piece addressed to Walker is dated in type at the foot Mingo-Creek, December 1825. An attack on Campbell and the nascent Restoration Movement, first published in 1823 in Pittsburgh. (The Walker-Campbell debate marked the first public debate by Campbell and by most accounts he dispatched Walker handily—leaving Ralston to mop up for the Presbyterian side.) This edition includes additional letters from the Irish-born early Washington Co. Presbyterian divine, Samuel Ralston, who arrived in the region in 1796. A nice, fairly early Washington [Pa.] imprint and early Campbellite item. American Imprints 22020.