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Wesley, John.  An extract of the Rev. Mr. John Wesley's journals. Volume I. Philadelphia: Printed by Henry Tuckniss, no. 25, Church-Alley, and sold by John Dickins, no. 44, North Second Street, near Arch Street, 1795. 12mo (16.8 cm; 6.625"). [2], vi, 7–70, 75–316, [2] pp. (2 leaves of text lacking).
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First American edition of journal excerpts from one of the founders of Methodism covering "his embarking for Georgia, to his return to London" with many meditations on faith. No further volumes were published in America. The text concludes with two advertisement pages for books sold by John Dickens for the "use of Methodist Societies in the United States of America" and to profit said societies; two leaves of the text are lacking here.
        Provenance: Inked 19th-century signatures of John P. Malone and John R. Malonue on front pastedown, signature of James Wyche dated 1823 on title-page with scratched out signature of John O Malone; an undated note at the back states "Journals of the Founders of Methodism belonging to James Wyche, Granville County, Carolina." Wyche was the first president of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad.

ESTC W32242; Evans 29861. 18th-century sheep with delicately gilt red leather title-label and gilt ruling on spine, rubbed at joints and corners, two leaves lacking as above; light to moderate age-toning with some spotting, one missing corner touching catchword, inked signatures and note as above. => A sturdy and attractive little volume priced according to its faults.  (37267)   Please RESHELVE This.


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