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Jones, John; John Thomas Griffith, trans.  Manuscript on paper, in English. "John Miles and His Times." [Cold Point, PA: , 1886]. Oblong 8vo (17 cm, 6.7"). 57 ff.
$400.00

Handwritten account of the life and accomplishments of John Myles (a.k.a. John Miles, ca. 1621–83), the Welsh Baptist who brought the Ilston Book to America and helped found what is now => the oldest Baptist congregation in Massachusetts. This paper was originally written in Welsh and read by the Rev. Jones before the Welsh Baptist Union at Cardiff in 1880. It was translated into English in 1886 by John Thomas Griffith (sometimes given as Griffiths), a native of Cold Point, PA, and pastor of the Baptist Church at Mahanoy City, PA — one of the earliest students to enter Crozer Theological Seminary. Griffith's translation was published in the Baptist Quarterly Review of 1888; this is his own fair copy of the work.
        Provenance: Donated by the translator to Crozer Theological Seminary in 1920 (properly deaccessioned).

Contemporary gray paper–covered limp boards with tan cloth shelfback, front cover with hand-inked paper label; worn and shaken, lower front corner chipped, hinges (inside) reinforced with cloth tape. Ex-library: front cover with shellacked shelving number, front pastedown with institutional bookplate, back pastedown with pocket and card, first and last pages with pressure-stamp. Pages with scattered small inkstains and smudges, and occasional inked or pencilled corrections. => A unique item of Welsh-American Baptist interest.  (37199)   Please RESHELVE This.


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