Tmantrask 2010-03-15 10:26:05
OBSERVATIONS ON DISTINGUISHING VIEWS/PRACTICES…1840
Of Society Of Friends/by John Gurnet/1st Ed/Quaker Theo
Starting Bid: $14.99
Auction Ends: Dec-11-04 16:25:32 PST
Up for auction is an 1840 1st American edition (from the seventh London
Edition) of “Observations On The Distinguishing Views And Practices Of The
Society Of Friends” by the Quaker Theologian Joseph John Gurney. I found the
following information about Gurney on the internet:
“Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847)- an eminent philanthropist, and a
distinguished minister of the Society of Friends…Gurney was an Englishman,
a banker, and an active and unselfish benefactor of the poor, prisoners, &c.
The contents of the book is as follows:
On the Grounds of Religious Union which subsist among Mankind in general,
and more especially among true Christians. Addendum, on Universal Light
On Religious Peculiarities.
General Observations on those of the Society of Friends
On the Perceptible Influence and Guidance of the Spirit of Truth
On the Disuse of all Typical Rites in the Worship of God. Addendum on
Baptism and the Supper.
On the Nature and Character of the Christian Ministry
On the Selection, Preparation, and Appointment of the Ministers of the
On the Ministry of Women. Addendum, on Religious Instruction, Prayer, &c.
On Silent Worship. Addendum, Practical Remarks and Advices on Silent
On War. Addendum on War.
On the Moral Views of Friends. Plainness of Speech, Behaviour, and Apparel.
Addendum, on Plainness.
Essay on the Discipline of the Primitive Christians, and on that of the
Society of Friends.
The book measures 5.5″ x 9”, has brown leather hardcovers, has a ribbed
spine with gilt lettering, has marbled endpapers, has some gilt design on
the top cover edges, & is 338 pages in length. The book also has an
inscription from 1844 from someone whose initials appear to be J.G. (John
Gurney?/see scan) & an inscription from 1864. The book is a solid copy in
good plus (G+) condition with firmly attached pages but with a good amount
of foxing/yellowing/age spotting to most of the interior pages, penciled
margin notes/underlining to 20 or 30 pages, some wear to the front/back
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