Manual of Methodist Episcopal Church History Showing the Evolution of Methodism in the United States of America for the Use of Students and General Readers.

New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1893. Hardcover. 8vo. Original black cloth, gilt spine. vi, 373pp, Very good. Bit of fraying at head and tail of spine, which is a tad rough; edgewear to bottom board edges; internally "Near fine" -- bright, clean, quite lovely. Item #33439

Tight and nice second printing of this 1892 text, a volume in the "De Pauw University Series." Front pastedown bears the attractive "Private Library / of / William M. Dye" bookplate -- William Milburn Dye (1868-?), a Methodist minister from Benhams, Virginia, who authored a number of books such as "Popular Amusements and Their Substitutes" (1912), "Our Friend Death" (1935), "High Lights and Travels of a Southern Highlander" (1941) and "Then and Now, or, Personal Observations for Eighty Years to the Present" (1948). Dye has underlined and annotated this volume, entirely in bold pencil, some pages heavily and others lightly, adding margin comments clearly from a knowledgeable perspective. At the close of the preface (p. iv), he adds, "Six Elements of Success for Methodism" and a brief list. A tight and interesting copy of this survey of Methodism with interesting holograph notes from a noted Methodist minister.

Price: $75.00

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