An Abridgment [sic] of Mr. David Brainerd's Journal among the Indians.

Brainerd (David)

An Abridgment [sic] of Mr. David Brainerd's Journal among the Indians.

Or, the Rise and Progress of a remarkable Work of Grace among a Number of the Indians. In the Provinces of New-Jersey and Pensylvania [sic] ... To which is prefix'd a dedication to [the Honourable Society in Scotland for propagating Christian Knowledge], by P. Doddridge.

Description: some thumbing, one headline cut close but without loss, small hole in G1 with the loss of a letter on either side, last line of last page cropped, but sense recoverable, pp. [2], vi, [3]-110, [4], 12mo, original sheep, rebacked, solidly if not beautifully, spine lettered in gilt, extremities worn, early ownership inscriptions front and back

Publication Details: Printed for John Oswald; and sold by John Trail, and other Booksellers in Edinburgh, 1748

Notes: First English Edition, adapted from Mirabilia Dei inter Indicos, Philadelphia, 1746. Brainerd was a missionary to the American Indians in New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Born in Connecticut in 1718, he was tubercular, dying of that disease at the age of twenty-nine, and from his youth was frail and sickly. He was expelled from Yale for criticising a professor and for sympathising with the Whitefield revival organisation known as "New Lights". He became a missionary beginning his ministry with the Indians in April, 1743, at Kaunaumeek, New York, and then in Crossweeksung and Cra...more

Bibliography: (Sabin, 7339; Howes, B717; Felcone, 24; ESTC T105624)

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1748

Stock Number: 65062

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