Raleigh: Steam Power-Press of the "Weekly Post." 1852. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 8vo., iv, 192 pp. Bound in the publisher's red cloth with gilt title and floral decorations. a.e.g. Previous owner's signature and detailed biography of the author on two front end papers. Light soiling to the cloth. Scattered foxing. Tide line along the bottom edge at rear half of the book. Very Good. *** Previous owner's name is Hugh Reid Scott, bibliophile and collector of Americana and North Caroliniana. He was nephew (and heir) of North Carolina's antebellum governor, David Settle Reid. *** Mr. Reid's note about the author mainly detail's her son's conviction for murder in Guilford CO., his escape from prison, his pardon from Gov. Vance, and his possible relation to the judge that convicted him. An interesting bit of local NC history. ***. Very Good. Item #23295
Published in Raleigh in 1852. Its eighteen chapters, each in reality a cleverly written sermon, bear such titles as "Reflections on Christian Experience," "Religious Education of Children," and "Think Not to Escape the Justice of God," suggesting that although outwardly a Methodist, inwardly she remained a Quaker, the religion of her childhood. Mrs. Chipman's purpose, she recorded in the preface, was "to urge the blessed principles of Truth on the minds of those who may read its pages...There is no beauty nor elegance of language to the ear; there is no new subject brought to light; it is no other than the principles of true Godliness as revealed by the Gospel of the Son of God..."