THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF LORENZO DOW, Written by Himself: In which are contained some singular providences of God.
Hartford: Printed by Lincoln & Gleason, 1804. 1st Edition. Leather. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Good+. Item #012737
1st edition. A Good + copy. 16mo., 308 pp. Bound in period full leather, with title on a red morocco label on the spine. Boards moderately rubbed. Spine lettering a bit dulled. Lacking the front blanks. Previous owner's neat signature on the title page in an old hand. Pages tanned. Tight. A Good to very Good copy. Howes D-441 aa 441 ** Most widely travelled and most eccentric of early American gospel ranters -Howes** Lorenzo Dow (1777-1834)was an eccentric itinerant American evangelist, said to have preached to more people than any other preacher of his era. He became an important figure and a popular writer. His autobiography at one time was the second best-selling book in the United States, exceeded only by the Bible, and the first name Lorenzo, was the most popular name for boys according to the 1850 Census. *** This being an exceptionally early copy of his biography, written before he had even reached 27 years of age, but with his fame, and popularity rising. ***.