1774 1st ed Life of George Whitefield Great Awakening Methodist Gillies Revivals

GILLIES, John

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“Congregations are lifeless because dead men preach to them.”

― George Whitefield

 

An extremely rare first edition printing of John Gillies’s ‘Memoirs of Rev George Whitefield.’ Whitefield was one of the founders of Methodism and was prominent revivalist preachers in New England during the Great Awakening. This book discusses all aspects of Whitefield’s life including his time at university, famous speeches and sermons, his ordination, foundation and opening of English tabernacles, details of his voyages to America, and his interaction with Native American Indians.

 

This 1774 American edition is incredibly rare! This work marks the first printing of Gillies’ “Whitefield” published in America.

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1774 1st ed Life of George Whitefield Great Awakening Methodist Gillies Revivals

 

“Congregations are lifeless because dead men preach to them.”

― George Whitefield

 

An extremely rare first edition printing of John Gillies’s ‘Memoirs of Rev George Whitefield.’ Whitefield was one of the founders of Methodism and was prominent revivalist preachers in New England during the Great Awakening. This book discusses all aspects of Whitefield’s life including his time at university, famous speeches and sermons, his ordination, foundation and opening of English tabernacles, details of his voyages to America, and his interaction with Native American Indians.

 

This 1774 American edition is incredibly rare! This work marks the first printing of Gillies’ “Whitefield” published in America.

 

Item number: #13072

Price: $599

 

GILLIES, John

 

Memoirs of the life of the Reverend George Whitefield, M.A. late Chaplain to the Right Honourable the Countess of Huntingdon: : in which every circumstance worthy of notice, both in his private and public character, is recorded. Faithfully selected from his original papers, journals, and letters. Illustrated by a variety of interesting and entertaining anecdotes, from the best authorities. : To which are added, a particular account of his death and funeral; and extracts from the sermons, which were preached on that occasion.

 

New-York: : Printed by Hodge and Shober, at the newest printing-office, in Maiden-Lane., M. DCC. LXXIV. [1774]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxiv, [1], 25-311, [1]
    • Signatures: A-N¹²
  • References: ESTC T 25980; Sabin 27415; Evans 13298
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)

 

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Categories

Religion

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

GILLIES, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete