London Printed: Boston: Re-Printed by T. and J. Fleet, 1768. 34, [1-publ. advt.], [1 blank] pp [pp. 5-8 loose]. Disbound, untrimmed. Lightly tanned, light edgewear. Light scattered foxing. Very Good.
"In the year 1743 a dreadful fire at Crediton deprived no fewer than four hundred and fifty families of their homes. This awful event awakened all the benevolent sympathies of Mr. Towgood, who exerted himself to the utmost to lessen the affliction. His house and his purse were alike open for the relief of the sufferers... About this time he published a valuable tract on the sentiments suitable to a season of recovery from sickness. It was designed as a present to such of his congregation as had lately been raised from dangerous disorders, and contained serious reflections, resolutions, and devout meditations, suitable to persons in these circumstances. It passed through three editions in this country, besides a large impression in America, under the direction of the author's friend and correspondent, Dr. Mayhew, of Boston, in New England." [Turner, Rev. W.: LIVES OF EMINENT UNITARIANS; WITH A NOTICE OF DISSENTING ACADEMIES 395-396. London: Unitarian Association. 1840.]
This is the first American printing; it was reissued from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1794.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 11095. NAIP w005685 . Item #26411