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1801 Octavo Pamphlet On The Dignity Of Man Especially As Displayed In Civil Government Preached On The General Election By Benjamin Trumbull

1801 Octavo Pamphlet On The Dignity Of Man Especially As Displayed In Civil Government Preached On The General Election By Benjamin Trumbull

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Importance: Benjamin Trumbull was born on December 19, 1735 in Hebron, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale College in 1759 and began work as pastor for the Congregational Church of North Haven, Connecticut in 1760. He served there for sixty years, interrupted only by service as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War. He wrote thousands of sermons and several historical texts, treaties, and pamphlets. He died on February 2, 1820.

Source: *Benjamin Trumbull Papers (MS 505). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Binding: Disbound Octavo Pamphlet. Sprinkled blue edges worn.

Provenance: Recto of the half-title is inscribed Revolutionary War chaplain…

Collation & Notes: A4 ([A1r] H.T. & [A2r] G.T.P.), B4, C4, D4, E4, (ends E4r). [20] ff. 39, [1] (40 pages).

Complete, with an original half title & title page. Vertical chain lines. WorldCat & OCLC records 41 copies. Shaw & Shoemaker 1440.

Condition: Leaves (8.25” x 4.875”). Minor staining. Some foxing. Detached. H.T. chipped.

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