Knapp, Jacob; Jeffery, R. Autobiography of Elder Jacob Knapp. With and Introductory Essay, by R. Jeffery. New York: Sheldon and Company, 1868. First Edition.
Black cloth, frayed at top of spine, some wear to corners, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2, 1880's church library bookplate, former owner's signature on fep, steel-engraved portrait with tissue guard, 341 pp., publisher's catalogue, old stain in the top margin throughout. No markings in the text. Good. Hardcover. 
No. 3138 in Roberts, Revival Literature : An Annotated Bibliography with Biographical and Historical Notices. “Although brought up in the Episcopal Church, Jacob Knapp gladly forsook it for the Baptists at the time of his conversion. Following graduation from Hamilton College he served pastorates at both Springfield and Watertown, New York. Elder Knapp commenced his full-time itinerant work in 1833. He travelled widely, preached strongly, gained many enemies and not a few friends, claimed many converts, and provoked much suspicion and distrust, especially in the realm of finances. Being narrow in his denominational views, he restricted most of his work to Baptist causes. Knapp was one of the few Baptists engaged in revival ministry in his day. He records several significant movements which occurred under his preaching including the Boston revivals of 1842 and 1860.”
Elder Jacob Knapp (1799-1874), “a famous and sometimes controversial Baptist evangelist devoted to revivalism and religious reform. According to Smith, ‘Knapp’s ministry in the 1830’s was principally to rural and small-town communities in New York, where he became known as a chief supporter of Madison University at Hamilton. His first urban success, in union campaigns sponsored by the Baptist churches of Rochester, Baltimore, and Boston, were cut short in 1842 when anti-revival clergymen charged that he wore old clothes in the pulpit to secure a more sympathetic response in the offerings. His supporters hotly contested the accusation, and he was officially cleared.’ ” - Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, written by Himself, p. 100 of the Introduction by John Ernest.