[Waterbury, Jared Bell], Alexander, Archibald. Advice to a Young Christian, on the importance of aiming at an Elevated Standard of Piety, by a Village Pastor; with An Introductory Essay, By the Rev. Dr. Alexander, of Princeton, N. J. New-York: John S. Taylor, 1838. 
Blac, blindstamped pebble cloth, 6", worn at the edges with some loss, frontis engraving, 196 pp., tight. Light stain top third of the pages towards the end of the book. Fair. Hardcover.
A book written to aid the many new converts due to revivals taking place at the time.
"As revivals of Religion have become so frequent, and have embraced in their sanctifying influence, so many youth of both sexes; these letters are given to the public, with the hope, that under God, they may stimulate such youth to activity in the cause of Christ; and awaken a desire for those exalted spiritual attainments, which it is the object to commend." - Preface.
Rev. Jared Bell Waterbury, D.D. (1799-1876), born in New York City and converted at age 17 at the Rutgers Street Presbyterian Church. Waterbury graduated with high honors from Yale College in 1822, and entered Princeton Seminary the same year. In 1825 he was licensed to preach by the New York Presbytery. He was an agent for the American Bible Society, and was successful in advancing the cause of that organization by means of a tour of the southern States. Waterbury was pastor of several congregations in New York and New England during his long career, and during the Civil War was active in the Christian Commission, overseeing chaplains sent out to the Union troops. He served as a missionary in Brooklyn, erecting tents on Fort Greene and Lefferts Park, where he preached to crowds on Sundays.