Jay, William. The Christian Contemplated; in a Course of Lectures, delivered in Argyle Chapel, Bath. Hartford: Silas Andrus & Son, 1853. 
Black blindstamped cloth, title in gilt to spine, 4 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, worn at the spine ends & corners, mottled stain top of spine and a bit on the back board. 264 generally clean pp., small dampstain top margin of last pages, tight. Very good. Hardcover.
William Jay (1769-1854), “an eminent Dissenting divine, a native of Tisbury, Wiltshire, commenced preaching when between 15 and 16 years of age, and before he was 21 had delivered nearly 1,000 sermons.” – Allibone.
Jay was minister of the Argyle Chapel, Bath, for sixty-two years.
“As a preacher, and as an author, Mr. Jay has acquired great celebrity. John Foster calls him the Prince of Preachers; Sheridan styled him the most natural orator whom he had ever heard; Dr. James Hamilton speaks of hearing him with ‘wonder and delight;’ and Beckford describes his mind as ‘clear, transparent stream, flowing so freely as to impress us with the idea of its being inexhaustible.’ "