Anderson, Rufus; Beaver, R. Pierce [editor]. To Advance the Gospel: Selections from the Writings of Rufus Anderson; Edited with an Introduction by R. Pierce Beaver. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1967. First Edition.
Green cloth with dust jacket, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, 225 clean pp., tight. Ex Bible college library with the standard additions. Good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover. 
Jacket subtitle: Basic Writings in the Theory and Practice of Missions.
Rufus Anderson (1796-1880), American author, born at North Yarmouth, Maine. Mr. Anderson graduated at Bowdoin College (1818), and at Andover theological seminary (1822), being ordained as a minister in 1826. He served as assistant secretary (1824-32) and secretary (1832-1866) of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions. He lectured on foreign missions at Andover, and visited missions all over the world, including those in the Mediterranean, in India, and in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii.)
"Rufus Anderson was the outstanding American missionary statesman of the nineteenth century. Long the senior secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, which in his prime was the leading missionary society in the United States, he did much to shape its policy and with that the thought of the infant foreign missionary enterprise in this country." - Kenneth Scott Latourette.