SERMONS COLLECTED FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE LATE REV. JOHN D. BLAIR. John D. Blair, Durburrow.

SERMONS COLLECTED FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE LATE REV. JOHN D. BLAIR

Richmond: Shepherd & Pollard, 1825. Full Leather. Good binding. Item #6904

Octavo. [4], 355 pp., frontis. First edition. In contemporary calf with black morocco title label. Binding is rubbed, but solid and presents very well; lacking both free endpapers, final leaf has been clipped (not affecting text); a much later leaf has been tipped in to serve as a rear free endpaper; both hinges have tidy cloth tape joints.

"John D. Blair was a Presbyterian minister in Hanover County and Richmond who preached variously at Pole Green Church, the Henrico Parish Church, and the Virginia State Capitol. Born in Pennsylvania and educated at what is now Princeton University, Blair may have served briefly in the American Revolution (1775–1783). After moving to Virginia he taught in Hanover County and served as president of the Washington-Henry Academy there from 1782 to 1790. He served as minister of Pole Green Church from 1785 to 1821 and as chaplain of the House of Delegates from 1800 to 1801. Blair was famously close friends with the Episcopal minister John Buchanan and after the Richmond Theatre fire in 1811 the two helped raise money for the construction of Monumental Church on the site of the disaster. While they may have intended to share the church, the Episcopalians appropriated it for themselves. He died in Richmond in 1823" Maurice Duke, Virginia Encyclopedia. Fairly uncommon in the trade.

Price: $175.00

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