Place and Imprint: London: Printed by Joseph Hartnell for N. Jones, 1806 [volume 1]; London: Printed by C. Whittingham for T. Williams, 1803-1806 [volumes 2-4].
Edition: Fifth edition of volume one; fourth editions of volumes two, three and four.
Condition: Edges a little worn, but essentially fine copies in the original state.
Book ID: 25942
Physical Description4 vols, 8vo, original drab paper spines and blue paper boards, spines lettered by hand, untrimmed. Vignette woodcut title-pages.
CommentsA popular series of 37 dialogues that deal with a variety of subjects: the evils of the slave trade, sectarian bigotry, understanding and helping the poor, the role of religion in life, marriage, etc., all told through the lives of residents of a single village. Village Dialogues went through countless reprintings and editions, and new dialogues were often added. Volumes two, three and four of this early edition were handsomely printed by Charles Whittingham. Rowland Hill (1744-1833) was an influential evangelical itinerant preacher. See the ODNB.