New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1882. Original blue publisher's cloth with gilt-lettered spine title. viii, , 352, [6- publisher advts] pp, plus portrait frontis of Crummell, with tissue guard. Inner hinge cracked, text clean and Very Good.
Crummell was a Black Episcopal clergyman. As the postscript to his celebrated pamphlet, 'The Duty of a Rising Christian State...'  explains, He was "of unmixed African extraction, well known to the Colored People of New York and Boston." Having traveled to England "to obtain the means of erecting a house of worship for a Protestant Episcopal congregation of Colored People in New York," he then became a missionary to Liberia. When this book was published Crummell was Rector of St. Luke's Church in Washington, D.C.
The Bishop of Rhode Island, Thomas M. Clark, writes the Introduction, a laudatory biography of the author.
Work 408. Not in Blockson or LCP. Item #36832