Matthews, John. The Divine Purpose: Displayed in the Works of Providence and Grace; in a series of Letters to an Inquiring Friend. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication , 1843. First Edition. 
Leather spine with marbled boards, scuffed with some loss bottom of spine, outer hinges rubbed, 4 x 6 inches, 186 pp., foxing throughout. Good. Hardcover.
The preface is by Archibald Alexander, who warmly recommends it as a work that explains the concept of the "Divine Decree" in a very intelligible and familiar manner.
The title page has the author as Rev. John Matthews, D.D., Professor of Theology in Theological Seminary, Indiana.