Baird, Robert. Religion in the United States of America; Or an Account of the Origin, Progress, Relations to the State, and Present Condition of the Evangelical Churches in the United States. With Notices of the Unevangelical Denominations. New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. First American Edition .
Half maroon leather with peach & green marbled paper boards, marbled end papers, contemporary binder's ticket on front paste-down: "J. & G. S. Gideon, Printers & Book-Binders, Ninth Street, near Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington City." 6 x 9 1/4 inches, recent former owner's signature on ffep, xii., (9)-343 pp. with index, complete. The odd pagination reflects the addition of an American Preface to the preliminaries. Printed in double columns, some neat pencil underlining & marginalia in the sections on revival. Foxing throughout, yet a very handsome copy in a pleasing binding. Very good. 
Includes an early account of the Mormons, see Flake 250a.
Recommendations by David Welsh, William Cunningham, and Robert Buchanan.
Robert Baird, D.D. “b. 1798, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, has become widely known in America and Europe by his labors for the extension of the Protestant religion.” – Allibone. Baird graduated at Jefferson College (1818) and Princeton Theological Seminary (1822). He was an agent for the American Bible Society, the American Sunday School Union, and later the American and Foreign Christian Union.
“In 1842 while in Geneva, Baird wrote his Religion in America, first published in Glasgow. Baird revised and expanded this work through several printings in the United States with the edition of 1856 being the most complete. Subsequently the history was translated into French, German, Dutch, and Swedish...Baird argued that revivalism was a positive feature of American religious experience.” - Wikipedia.
No. 231 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "Revivals of religion, pp. 196-218. A review of this volume can be found in the Baptist Magazine for 1844."