Book Description

First edition. 8vo pp [36],39,[4],42-65,[4],68-113,[4],116-308. Each sermon has a divisional title page. List of subscribers present. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards (marks to boards), marbled endpapers, attractively gilt spine with label, early signature of Halsey [Geddesden Hall], who is listed as one of the subscribers. Occasional foxing mark, but text otherwise internally clean. A very rare piece of religious Americana: Ogilvie explains in his preface that he was rector to Westover Parish in Virginia at the time of the revolution and was forced to flee, leaving his wife and children behind him. His wife then, when she attempted to join him after the ending of the war, died of an illness en route. These sermons were collected together and subscribed to to help alleviate him in his distress. Their interest now lies partly in the fact that we can envisage these sermons first being given in his church in Virginia, where he honed his craft. A rare item, ESTC gives only two locations in the US Harvard (two copies) and the University of Virginia.
Author OGILVIE, James.
Date 1786
Binding Hardcover
Publisher London: printed for J. Murray, NO. 32, Fleet-Street, M.DCC.LXXXVI.
Condition Good

Price: £420.00

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