The Advancement of Society in Knowledge and Religion.

Publisher: Hartford: Published by Cooke and Co. and Packard and Butler, 1830.
Edition: First American edition.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 1185.
Condition: Boards a little foxed and worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 27734


12mo, original green muslin spine, green paper boards and printed orange label.


¶ A wide-ranging religious and philosophical work on the state of man, with reflections on the requirements for a civil society for succeeding generations. This work is apparently by James Douglas, fourth Baron Douglas (1787-1857), a Scottish clergyman. Douglas' text is preceded by seven pages of "Recommendations" of it by American clergyman, and this copy was originally owned by one of the most distinguished American clergyman of the era, William Ellery Channing (see above). Channing's signature in pencil on the front free endpaper and his posthumous bookplate is on the front paste-down.

Price: $275.00

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