Lot 1070: William Linn SERMONS HISTORICAL & CHARACTERISTICAL 1791 Antique Theology Christianity Old Testament
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Sermons Historical and Characteristical
Author: William Linn - Presbyterian and Dutch Reformed clergyman William Linn (1752-1808) was born in Cumberland County, Pa., and graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1772. Licensed to preach in 1775, he served as a chaplain in the Continental army before resigning and filling the pulpit of Big Spring Church in Cumberland County in 1777. In the mid1780s Linn was head of Washington Academy in Somerset County, Md., before accepting a call to be associate pastor of the Collegiate Dutch Reformed Church in New York City in 1786. Linn was elected first chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives in May 1789 and was reappointed in 1790. He also acted as president of Queens College (Rutgers University) from 1791 to 1794. Linn was invited to deliver the eulogy for GW before the New York Society of the Cincinnati on 22 Feb. 1800.
Publisher: Printed by Childs and Swaine
City: New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 360 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This volume is a collection of 19 sermons exploring the character of several Old Testament figures.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is inscribed "David MClure's from the author" on the front flyleaf. This volume, in full leather with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine, has a separating front board. The volume displays significant external wear, with chipping to the foot of the spine, minor insect damage, and vertical cracking to spine edges. The rear hinge is cracked. An armorial bookplate reading "Bibliotheque Schorsch" is present to the front paste-down, and a previous owner's signature appears on the front flyleaf. Moisture markings are visible to the front flyleaf and title page, and the interior of the volume shows scattered foxing. The pages are free of markings.
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