Backus, Isaac. Church History of New England, from 1620 to 1804: containing A View of the Principles and Practice, Declensions and Revivals, Oppression and Liberty of the Churches, and a Chronological Table; With a Memoir of the Author. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication and S. S. Society, 1844.
Worn blindstamped cloth, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, ex lib. with white ink call numbers to spine, bookplate, incidental markings within, yet never had a card pocket or lending slip. Steel-engraved portrait of Backus with facsimile signature & tissue guard. 250 generally clean pp., light foxing. Ink name-stamp on the top & bottom closed page edges. Fair. Hardcover. 
No. 208 in Roberts. The original edition of 1777-1796 (issued in thee volume over those years) has his note: "An excellent source on the Great Awakening."
Isaac Backus (1724-1806), b. Norwhich, Connecticut; d. Middleborough, Massachusetts. Backus was a model of the transition of American religion from established churches to independent congregations. He was a leader of the Baptists, respected by many, and an ardent advocate for religious freedom, appearing before magistrates to testify on behalf of his brethren. His Ecclesiastical History of New England is a valuable work.
"Isaac Backus was born in the town of Norwich, Connecticut. While stirred under the preaching of Eleazer Wheelock in Norwich in June of 1741, it was not until August, under the fiery ministrations of James Davenport that Backus was converted. However, it was not until he heard Whitefield preach in five different towns during 1745 that he was stirred to take an aggressive stand for Christ. His position as a leader and organizer of the Baptist wing of the Awakening and stout defender of religious liberty made his name and character familiar to many in New England in his own day and world wide today." - Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography, no. 205.