New York: Printed at the Salvation Army Headquarters, 1891. . Small 4to, black ribbed cloth over card stock, front with title printed in orange. Excellent condition. FIRST EDITION. This is NOT a reproduction or a facsimile.Born in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England, Ballington Booth was the second child and second son of William and Catherine Booth, founders of The Salvation Army in 1878. As a teenager, he began preaching at Salvation Army meetings. He became a Colonel in The Salvation Army at the age of 23, when he was positioned as a Training Officer. He was later moved to Australia, followed by the United States and Canada. When the American Salvation Army tried to send him outside the United States, he left and founded the Volunteers of America taking many of the staff with him. (Inventory #: 2306)
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