Very Good. Item #8299
Hartford, CT: S. Lincoln, 1821. Octavo. 382 pages + 2 p. index. Contemporary sheep with red leather spine label lettered in gilt.
First year (January-December) of this monthly magazine, whose leading objective was "to communicate religious information and instruction, and to defend and explain the doctrines and principles of the Protestant Episcopal Church." Includes usual range of material -- church news, doctrine controversies, obituaries, reviews, and social issues (e.g., championing of a state Asylum for the insane.)
Boards rubbed and scuffed but holding in binding. Ownership bookplate to front pastedown and inscription to second free endpaper. Preliminaries heavily foxed and pages toned, but unmarked and legible throughout. No copies in retail and four found in OCLC at time of this writing.