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WINSLOW, Octavius. Go and Tell Jesus: a thought for The New Year, 1859.

London. John F. Shaw..., [s.d.]. [Printed by C. Caswell, Birmingham]
32mo?. 67pp, [1]. Original cream printed paper wrappers. Marked and creased, some creasing to page corners. Contemporary ink inscription 'January 23d. 1859'. Presumed first edition.

Rare; COPAC and OCLC locate a single copy of this Birmingham printed London edition (BL), amidst a plethora of American editions, a Madras imprint and a Norwegian translation.

[With:] Living to the Lord. A reflection for The New Year, 1861. London. J.F. Shaw & Co..., [s.d.]. 32mo in 16s. 'Sixth Five Thousand'. 64pp. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Slightly marked, creased.

COPAC locates two copies of this edition (BL and Oxford); OCLC adds no further (of this or any other edition).
Two new year devotional chapbooks by prominent evangelical preacher Octavius Winslow (1808-78), the first likely the first edition. A direct descendent of Mayflower Pilgrims, the Winslow family relocated from London to New York when Octavius was only 7. After a period of study at Columbia College, he was an active participant in several Baptist churches in the city, founding what was to become the Central Baptist Church which met at Broadway Hall. After departing the United States in 1839, Winslow pastored a Baptist Church in Leamington, before founding the (Calvinist Baptist) Kensington Chapel, Bath, in 1858.

£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21939