Lot 1072: Benjamin Trumbull TWELVE DISCOURSES 1805 Antique American Theology Christianity Philosophy
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Twelve Discourses, Comprising a Systematical Demonstration of the Divine Origin of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; Designed for the Benefit of Christians of All Denominations: and Especially for the Instruction and Edification of Young People; to Establish Them in a Rational and Full Persuasion of the Truth and Importance of the Scriptures; to Excited Their Early and Earnest Pursuit of Divine Knowledge, and Awaken Their Highest Solicitude to Walk with the Wise, and Fly the Way of Evil Men.
Author: Benjamin Trumbull - Benjamin Trumbull was an early American historian and preacher. He graduated from Yale in 1759, and received his theological education under Reverend Eleazer Wheelock, who delivered his ordination sermon in 1760, commending him to the people of North Haven as “not a sensual, sleepy, lazy, dumb dog, that could not bark back.” He continued in that charge for nearly sixty years, his preaching being interrupted only by the Revolution, in which he served both as a volunteer and as chaplain. After the war he published a pamphlet sustaining the claim of Connecticut to the Susquehanna purchase, which influenced the decision of congress in her favor. Yale gave him the degree of D.D. in 1796. He published "Twelve Discourses on the Divine Origin of the Holy Scriptures" (Hartford, 1790); "General History of the United States of America" (3 vols., Boston, 1765-1810); and "Complete History of Connecticut from 1630 till 1713" (2 vols., Hartford, 1797). The manuscript collections from which this history is compiled are in the Yale library. His grandson Lyman Trumbull was a U.S. Senator from Illinois.
Trumbull was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 290 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) was a historian and minister. Besides this book of sermons, he produced a history of Connecticut and a 3 volumes history of the United States. He was a Yale graduate, served in the American Revolution as a volunteer and chaplain and was pastor of the Church of Christ in North Haven.
Condition / Notes: This antique leather volume has a partially-separated front board. There is a red leather spine label showing stamped gilt lettering. The exterior shows moderate rubbing, concentrated at the edges. The text block is solid. A handwritten biography of the author is affixed to the blank page opposite the title. The pages show moderate toning and scattered foxing.
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