1814 · Albany
First American edition of Manning's Modern Controversy (London, 1720) and Reformed Churches (Rouen, 1722); his name does not appear on the title-page, with "the Right Rev. Dr. James Sheil" there appearing to be the author.
One thing that's interesting about this is its supporting its arguments with constant, chapter-and-verse citing of scripture as opposed to the more typically "Catholic" reference to Church history/practice/decree.
It's also interesting that this "first American" appeared in Albany and that there's an extended subscribers' list — with separate sections for patrons in Albany, New-York, Schenectady, Utica, Rome, Johnstown, Charlestown, and Bradalbin — at rear.
As per note on an early blank by an unknown writer/owner, this was eventually "Purchased for ten cents, July 29th, 1890.
Parsons 477; Shaw & Shoemaker 32758. Sheep with neatly, modestly gilt black leather spine label, rubbed and abraded; joints weak, top and base of spine pulled,waterstained. Ex-Georgetown with stamps and with paper shelf-label on front cover. Purchase note as above. (Inventory #: 36656)