Atkinson, T. American Congregational Year-Book, for the year 1856: Volume Third. New York: American Congregational Union, 1858. First Edition. 
The complete volume for 1856; third volume in the series. Blue blindstamped cloth, copper spine titles, light wear to the corners and ends, top of backstrip chipped, 6 x 9 1/2 inches, peach end papers, 160 clean pp., plus adverts. Very good. Hardcover.
A record of the year 1856 from the point of view of the American Congregational Union. It lists officers, ministers, the constitution of the organization, articles of faith, reports from colleges and seminaries, and denominational statistics. The President at this time was the Rev. Leonard Bacon, D.D. There are biographies of thirty-five ministers who deceased that year. There are also wood engravings and descriptions of two church buildings, that of Clinton Avenue Congregational Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., and North Church, Portsmouth, N. H.
Includes the article Presbyterianism Schismatical, a review of "Hodge on Presbyterianism," reprinted from the New Englander for Feb., 1856.