New York: Whiting and Watson, 1813. First. hardcover. Frontis. 432pp. 8vo, modern black cloth, scattered light foxing, mostly to margins. Frontis. and title page lightly dampstained in margins, cloth lightly soiled, page margins uncut. New York: Whiting and Watson, 1813. First Edition. good.
Rev. John Rodgers was "Among the leaders of Presbyterianism during the late colonial period and the early days of the republic...He was a friend of Gilbert Tennent, Samuel Finlay, and Alexander MacWhorter, and also of John Witherspoon..." Dictionary of American Biography XVI, p. 75. Rev. John Rodgers was a pastor in New York City from 1765-1810. "Here his congregation so increased that it was soon necessary to build a second church, the congregation utilizing both, but remaining one ecclesiastical body." DAB XVI, p. 75. Shaw & Shoemaker 29166.