New York: Richard Scott, 1812. Pocket edition. 216pp (final page misnumbered '162'). Sextodecimo [15.5 cm] in half brown calf over printed boards, with paper spine label. Heavy rubbing to boards, front hinge cracked along its length with board attached by a single cord, rear hinge badly cracked but holding at center, chipping to spine leather at top and foot, spine leather dry and cracked, crack down center of spine label; contemporary ink name on front free endpaper, else interior is unmarked. Item #54316
A critique of the Sandemanian (or 'Glasite') church, by a Particular Baptist minister. The sect was founded in the 1730s by John Glas, a Presbyterian minister in Scotland. Glasite teachings were spread abroad by Glas' son-in-law Robert Sandeman. Glas made the assertion that "the bare death of Jesus Christ without a thought or deed on the part of man, is sufficient to present the chief of sinners spotless before God."