House, Erwin. The Homilist: A Series of Sermons for Preachers and Laymen; Original and Selected. New York: Carlton & Porter, 1860. 
Maroon blindstamped publisher's cloth faded to brown, 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, light wear to the ends & corners, yellow waxed end papers, recent owner's ink signature on ffep, 496 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.
The compiler says the he came into possession of a large number of theological periodicals from England, and selected some sermons and combined others to produce this volume. He attributes much of the contents to the Revs. D. Thomas, Joseph Parker, J. Page Pigg, Baldwin Brown, and F. W. Robertson. The sermons average about seven pages each.
"While the work is free from sectarian bias, care has been exercised to maintain a healthy evangelical tone. That the true-hearted, the hard-working, and the genuine Gospel teacher, as well as the earnest and thoughtful layman in all denominations, may find the volume worthy of attention and study, is my highest wish." - Preface.
Erwin House (1824-1875), Methodist Episcopal minister, born at Worthington, Ohio. “He was converted at the age of thirteen; graduated at Woodward College, Cincinnati, in 1846; received license to preach in 1849, and in 1865 entered the Cincinnati Conference…Mr. House commenced contributing to the press as early as 1837; in 1847 was employed as assistant editor of the Ladies’ Repository…He was a hearty advocate of temperance. As a speaker to children he had very few equals.” – M’Clintock & Strong.