The Gospel-Mystery of Sanctification Opened, in Sundry Practical Directions: Suited Especially to the Case of Those Who Labour Under the Guilt and Power of Indwelling Sin. To which is added, A Sermon on Justification. Kentucky Imprints, William Marshall, Revivals.

The Gospel-Mystery of Sanctification Opened, in Sundry Practical Directions: Suited Especially to the Case of Those Who Labour Under the Guilt and Power of Indwelling Sin. To which is added, A Sermon on Justification.

Lexington (K.): Published by Joseph Charless. Printed by John W. Scott, Philadelphia, 1804. One of two evident Charless editions published in 1804 (see below). 12mo, original calf, red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering, 287 pages. Somewhat rubbed, with the joints just a trifle tender; cheap paper a bit toned throughout; front free endpaper excised; a very good copy. Item #18103

Per the Imprints Inventory (Kentucky) 218, this title was also published with the imprint Lexington (K.): Printed by Joseph Charless, 1804; the catalog entry at Transylvania has the imprint, Lexington (K.): Printed by Joseph Charles [sic], and sold at his bookstore, where may be had a great variety of Books on different subjects. (The American Imprints Inventory entry suggests a 237-page pagination for this version of the imprint, likely in error.) In any event, some measure of the need for appropriate popular theological titles (such as this 17th-century Presbyterian on sanctification) at the height of the revivals in the heart of the Second Great Awakening; whether Charless indeed found his market outstripping the capacity of his own press or simply imported the books from Philadelphia, a suggestive imprint. American Imprints 6711 (Philadelphia, Printed by John W. Scott).

Price: $250.00