Merritt, T. The Convert's Guide and Preacher's Assistant, in two parts. New-York: Lane & Scott, for the Sunday-School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1849. Second Edition, Revised by the Editor. 
Full leather with black leather title label & gilt lines to spine, short crack top of front joint with the board still secure. 6 x 4 inches, previous owner's signatures (1852) on front end papers, 260 pp., 4 pp. publisher's catalogue, tight, foxing throughout. Good. Hardcover.
A manual for the young Christian, full of practical suggestions and instructions for successful Christian living.
Timothy Merritt (1775-1845), Massachusetts-born Methodist minister. “He was converted about 1792, and entered the New England Conference in 1796.” Merritt was the pastor of several churches in New England, and was the editor of Zion’s Herald and assistant editor of the Christian Advocate and Journal. “Mr. Merritt was an able and powerful writer, an eloquent preacher, and accomplished debater, and in all respects one of the foremost ministers of his time. He was a well-read man, and worthy of a place among the scholars of his Church. His ministry was made especially useful by the enjoyment and earnest preaching of the doctrine of Christian perfection. His influence was wide and blessed, and his memory is precious.” – quotations from M’Clintock & Strong.