Buffaloe Creek, Brooke County, Va. Printed b[y] Solomon Sala, at the Buffaloe Printing-Office, 1824. 300,pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Boards heavily worn, paper partially peeled away, corners worn. Contemporary and later ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Moderately foxed. About very good. Item #WRCAM48496
Second edition. Monthly periodical issued by reform preacher Alexander Campbell (1788-1866). A Scottish immigrant to the United States in 1809, Campbell was part of the Restoration Movement and founded Bethany College in West Virginia. He edited the CHRISTIAN BAPTIST from 1823 to 1830. "Recognizing the utility of the press to his evangelical mission, Campbell initiated a monthly journal, the CHRISTIAN BAPTIST, on 4 July 1823. Iconoclastic and satirical, it held up to ridicule the foibles of the religious leaders with whom he disagreed. As his reformation grew, he replaced the CHRISTIAN BAPTIST with the MILLENIAL HARBINGER in 1830, a monthly with a more constructive tone. Most of Campbell's journalistic essays were reprinted in the British MILLENIAL HARBINGER" - ANB. This is the second edition, printing the first twelve issues with an index and collective titlepage.