Abbott, John S. C.; Mallalieu, W. F. The History of Christianity: consisting of the Life and Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth; the Adventures of Paul and the Apostles; and The Most Interesting Events in the Progress of Christianity, from the earliest Period to the present Time. Cleveland, OH: The American Publishing Co., ca 1880.
Black cloth stamped in blind & gilt, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, 521 clean pp., tight. Frontispiece portrait of author. With five additional steel-engraved plates, 2 maps, and six other full-page illustrations. Hand-made silk bookmark laid in. Very good. Hardcover. 
John S. C. Abbott (1805-1877), was ordained a Congregational minister in 1825, but resigned the pastorate in 1844 to devote himself to literature. He wrote works of a religious nature, but is most noted for his works of history. Educated at Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary. Brother of Jacob Abbott.
A history of Christianity from a Protestant perspective. “No one…can read this narrative without the conviction that the religion of Jesus, notwithstanding the occasional perversions of human depravity or credulity, has remained essentially one and the same during all the centuries.”