1807 · Hallowell, Maine
An English rendition of Jan Philipsz Schabaelje's 1635 Lusthof des gemoets, a retelling of Old and New Testament history as a series of conversations between an inquisitive pilgrim and various Biblical figures, here in the "revised, corrected, and enlarged" second edition by the Rev. Gillet. At back is a list of Goodale's other publications, to be had at the "Sign of the Bible."
Gillet (1768–1848), who also published a number of sermons and discourses, was a founding member of the First Congregational Church in Pittston, Maine, as well as a member of the Maine Missionary Society.
Provenance: Inscription dated 15 February 1819 stating "The Property of the Female Charitable Society of Milford" on endpaper; later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released).
Shaw & Shoemaker 12661; Singerman, Judaica Americana, 0175. Not in Rosenbach, Jewish. 19th-century sheep, gilt leather spine label, gilt ruling on spine, booklabel at back; rubbed with some loss of leather. Ex-library as above: call number label on spine, bookplate, pencilled call number on title-page verso, rubber-stamp on endpaper, title-page, and one leaf of text, circulation materials at back. Title-page barely attached; light to moderate age-toning with the occasional spot. (Inventory #: 36497)