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    Jonathan Edwards, A. M. An Account of the Life of the Late Reverend Mr. David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel, Missionary to the Indians, from the honourable Society in Scotland, for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, and Pastor of a Church of Christian Indians in New Jersey. Boston: Printed for and Sold by D. Henchman, in Cornhill, 1749.

    First edition. Octavo. 316 pages.

    Contemporary leather binding with five raised spine bands. Binding worn, corners bumped, significant abrading to the rear board. Hinges cracked, but holding. Textblock toned, with minor damage to the text fore-edge. Overall, a good copy of a rare account of early American missionary life.

    A contemporary biography of the famed Indian missionary, David Brainerd, from his own diary, by the renowned New England theologist, Jonathan Edwards. Born in Connecticut in 1718, Brainerd died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-nine in 1747. Jonathan Edwards preached the funeral sermon and published the diary which David had kept.


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