Davis, Cornelius. The Utica Christian Magazine, designed to prompt the spirit of research, and diffuse religious instruction. Vol. I.Published under the inspection of a committee of Congregational and Presbyterian clergymen. Utica [NY]: Printed by Merril & Camp, for Cornelius Davis, 1814. First Edition.
Half leather, outer hinges cracked, leather to spine worn with loss of title label. 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, historical society stamp on the first page, recent former owner's signature on ffep. Incomplete contents, 7 numbers bound as follows with title page towards the end: No. 2 pp. 41-80; No. 4 - 221 [misnumbered should be 121]-160; No. 6 201 - 240; No. 7 241-280; No. 9 321-360; No. 10 [first leaf stained] 361-400; No. 11 401-440; general title page for volume I., 2 pp. Index; No. 12 441-476. Fair. 
“Cornelius Davis (1760-1831) was a bookseller and publisher. He also edited theological pamphlets and periodicals, including the New York Theological Magazine [1796-1799]. - New York Society Library website. We also find Mr. Davis published The New-York Missionary Magazine (1800-1803) and The Utica Christian Magazine (1813-1816). We find him listed as a "bookseller and stationer" on Water-Street in New York City in the year 1800. It is likely that his own theological opinions were Calvinist, in that we see many Calvinistic writers in the periodicals that he edited. He had printed and sold John Gillies' Memoir of the life of the Rev. George Whitefield, in 1798, as well as sermons by John M. Mason, Andrew Fuller, Eliphalet Gillet, and Jedidiah Morse. He was also listed in the imprint as one of the sellers of Wilberforce's Practical View, printed in Boston by Manning & Loring in 1799.
The articles are reprints from other New England religious magazines and some original articles. The anti-war sentiment of some of them reflects the general view in New England that the War of 1812 was unnecessary and perhaps immoral.
Contents of this volume include: An Account of William Cowper, Esq.; Some reflections on the Moral Causes of National Judgements [sic]; On the Sovereignty of God; Review of Dr. Dwight's Sermons; Necessity of the Atonement; An Historical View of the first Planters of New-England; Dr. Azel Backus's Masonic Sermon; Memoirs of Miss Hannah Brewster; God Impartial in the Purpose of Election; Indifference to Religion in the Administration of a Government a Great National Sin; Revival of Religion in Stockbridge (Massachusetts); Review of Beecher's Sermon; Calculations on the Expenses of War; The Address of the Presbytery of Cayuga on the subject of Intemperance, Sabbath breaking, and Profane Swearing; Narrative of Missions directed by the Trustees of the Missionary Society of Connecticut [revival reports in New York and Pennsylvania]; Jonathan Edwards' Resolutions; etc.