Cincinnati: Poe & Hitchcock, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1863. Reprint. Octavo (19cm). Brown wave-grain cloth, blindstsamped with strapwork design, titled in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers; 354pp. Nineteenth-century bookplate to front pastedown. A sound copy with general moderate wear, cloth rubbed and faded, corners exposed, lacking front free endpaper: Good.
Elliott, a Methodist minister, defended the northern Methodists' antislavery stance during the church schism of the 1840s and "struggled to keep the border state conference in the northern branch." In the 1850s, he published multiple books that "defended the antislavery position. . . as in keeping with biblical precedents, early Christian practice ,and original Methodist discipline" (ANB). This title first published in 1857; this edition not recorded in OCLC, and uncommon in the trade.