THE CALVINISTIC MAGAZINE...VOLUMES I-V
1831 · Rogersville, Tn.
by [Tennessee]: [Calvinism]
Rogersville, Tn.: C. Armstrong, 1831. 309,; 380,; 385,; 296,; 400,pp. Original printed wrappers. Mild chipping to extremities. Some tanning, scattered foxing. Very good plus. Untrimmed and unopened. An almost-complete run of the first five volumes of the magazine of the Calvinist Church, whose basic belief was that God is absolutely sovereign, and whose influence extended to the Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches. The first issue is the second edition, abridged, with the first nine issues of the magazine in 1827. The first edition of 1827 includes issues from all twelve months; the present copy of 1827 is an abridged version ending with the September issue. The remainder constitutes a complete run of the years 1828-1831, all in individually-wrappered issues. After 1831, the magazine folded for fifteen years before being revived in 1845, and then finished for good in 1850. THE CALVINISTIC MAGAZINE was published in both monthly form and in an annual collected edition, with an added titlepage. The myriad of subjects covered here include essays, sermons, missionary reports, revivals, and more relating to church matters, activities, and doctrine. Just a sampling from the 1827 edition yields chapters such as "The Carnal Mind," "The Responsibility of Females," and "Irresistible Grace." Thomas Cleland's sermon on "The Scriptural doctrine of the preservation and final perseverance of the Saints...," given by him in Harrodsburg, Ky., appears in the June 1827 number. Other subjects of southern interest throughout the remainder of the issues include the popery of Louisiana, the synod of Tennessee, the Presbytery of Lexington, and much more. The 1831 edition not in Allen. Truly scarce both in institutions and the marketplace, especially in such a deep run, and in original wrappers in fantastic condition. ALLEN 713, 760, 809, 861. MIDLAND NOTES 89:509 (1827 ed.). (Inventory #: WRCAM53628)