Item #001593 The Christian Magazine; or, Evangelical Repository, No. 1. Wednesday, January 3d, 1798

The Christian Magazine; or, Evangelical Repository, No. 1. Wednesday, January 3d, 1798

Philadelphia, Pa. William McCulloch, 1798. Paperback. [1], 6-48, [4] p.; 21 cm. Caption title. Disbound from a nonce volume. Signatures: B-G4 (8vo). Lacking first 4 leaves (title page and front matter?). Publisher's advertisement on 4 unpaginated pages following text for "W. M'Culloch, printer, bookseller, and stationer, No. 306, Market, near Ninth-Street, Philadelphia." Although lacking title page, this first and perhaps only issue of this religious periodical was definitely published by W. M'Culloch (William McCulloch), as p. 19 contains a letter addressed to "Mr. M'Culloch" regarding the insertion of a letter in "your first number" of his "Christian Magazine." Not in Early American Imprints, 1st series (Shaw & Shoemaker). No other copies of this publication have been located. It is not known whether there is any connection to the publication of same name begun in Edinburgh 1797. Although his work as a printer is not well-documented in Early American Imprints (Evans or Shaw & Shoemaker), this is the William McCulloch of "William McCulloch's Additions to Thomas's History of Printing." Contents: On the Gospel by Eubulus; The Extent of a Minister's Work in Preaching the Gospel by Beart; Observations on the Manner of Travelling in the Holy Land from Harmer; On Christian Hope by Benevolus; Extract from a letter from the Rev. Booth of London with a plan for the establishmend of a Baptist Society in London, for the encouragement and support of Itinerant Preaching; The Death of the Saints Illustrated by C.R.; An Essay introductory to the Study of the Controversy Between Christians and Deists by Y.; The Life of the Rev. Mr. John Flavel; "A Treatise on the Truth of the Christian Religion" by James Vernet; 4 poems; publisher's advertisements. No other copies of this 18th-century religious periodical published in Philadelphia have been located. In Good+ Condition: disbound; lacking first 4 leaves, including title page; light foxing throughout; old damp stain on last few leaves. Good +. Item #001593

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