Hopkins, John Henry. The Novelties Which Disturb Our Peace: A Letter addressed to the Bishops, Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church [First, Second, Third, Fourth Letters]. Philadelphia: Heman Hooker, 1844. 
Half morocco with red marbled boards, raised bands to spine, 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, faded manuscript notes on the front end papers, tight. This book is a collection of four separate pamphlets, The Novelties Which Disturb Our Peace, the first, second, third, and fourth letters, each with their own title page; imprint remains the same for all. 71, 80, 84, 71 pp. Tidemark/stain in the first letter, most pronounced at title page, ends just past the title page of the second tract; doodles on some blank leaves; last leaf of text lacking the bottom third of the leaf, not affecting any text but cutting off part of the author's by-line, "Burlington, Vt. &c." Good. Leather bound.
Bishop Hopkins herein takes a stand against Tractarianism and such novelties as Lay-Baptism; the refusal to use the term "Church" in speaking of "non-episcopal brethren;" the view of "the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist, as set forth in the Oxford Tracts, and presented in the late sermon of the Rev. Dr. Pusey;" and "the theological notion that the tenets of the Council of Trent may be reconciled to sound Catholic (or orthodox or primitive) doctrine."
John Henry Hopkins, D.D., b. in Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 30, 1792, emigrated to the United States, August, 1800; educated chiefly in Philadelphia; admitted to the Pittsburgh Bar, 1817; ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1823; ordained priest, 1824; Rector of Trinity Church, Pittsburgh, 1823-31, in which year he removed to Boston as assistant minister of Trinity Church; consecrated (the first) Bishop of Vermont, 1832.” – Allibone’s Dictionary of Authors.
"Aside from his ecclesiastical duties, he wrote the first book on gothic architecture in the United States (Essays on Gothic Architecture, with Various Plans and Drawings), drafted the plans for the University of the South, composed music, was a skilled engraver and artist, and wrote several dozen theological works. In 1861, he wrote his most controversial pamphlet, The Bible View of Slavery, in which he criticized abolitionists and declared that no scriptural basis for ending slavery existed. He came under fire in the North during the Civil War, but had a key role in uniting the northern and southern Episcopalians after hostilities ended." - Clements Library, University of Michigan, Hopkins Family Papers online.