Hawes, Joel. Christ and Him Crucified, The Great Theme of Evangelical Preaching; the World's Hope and the Basis of Church Prosperity. A Sermon, preached before the Convention of Congregational Ministers, in the First Congregational Church of Albany, Oct. 5th, 1852. New York: S. W. Benedict, 1852. First Edition. 
Printed wrappers, sometime bound by an Historical Society in brown buckram, with institutional stamps/markings on the pamphlet. The sermon is pages 30-52 of the Convention Proceedings; there are 52 pp. total. Some chipping & corner creasing. Good. Hardcover.
This pamphlet covers one day of the 1852 Albany Congregational Convention, October 5th, featuring the sermon by Rev. Hawes.
Rev. Joel Hawes (1789-1867), b. in Medway, Mass. He graduated at Brown in 1813, studied theology at Andover, and in 1818 was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Hartford, Conn., of which church we was the pastor until his death almost 50 years later. In 1844 he took a missionary tour of Asia Minor and Turkey where his daughter was a missionary. He was a frequent contributor to the evangelical literature of his day, and he wrote several useful books on the Christian life.