London: C A Bartlett, 1846.
Later Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14478
Edgeworn with chipping to spine tail, pages 251-254 detached with fore-edge wear, missing top spine label, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Volume One, only, of eventual ten volume Works, the first four being Jay's Exercises. Half leather binding with marbled boards and endpapers, red edges, six compartment spine with two spine labels (this copy having but one). William Jay was a leading Dissenting preacher, from his pulpit in Bath, building a large evangelical following during his tenure. "... the Author trusts the materials here furnished will not be unacceptable, of whatever religious denomination they may be found. He considers the community in which, by the providence of God, he himself labours, not as a party, but only as a part; and he is not an enemy to the whole army, because he is attached to his own corps. He does not oppose, but co-operate. He has not attempted in these volumes to suppress the leading sentiments which he holds; but he has not obtruded them: nor has he availed himself of opportunities to bring forward tose particular views, in subordinate matters, in which he may think differently than others. He readily allows that every man has a right to state and defend the opinions which he has derived from conviction; but his love should abound in knowledge and in all judgement; and he should regulate the degree of his zeal by the importance of the subject." - Preface. This volume contains devotional readings for morning and evening of each day of the first three months of the year. ; The Works of William Jay; xxiv, 591 pages.