Miller, Samuel. The Primitive and Apostolical Order of the Church of Christ Vindicated. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1840. 
Brick red cloth, edge-worn, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, private 19th c. bookplate, lacks the front free end paper. Steel engraved portrait with facsimile signature & tissue guard. 384 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.
Copyright date of 1840, but a later 19th century printing, ca. 1870.
A defense of Presbyterian church order and a refutation of the Episcopalian order. Miller delves into the scriptures, the church fathers, the reformers, and the Episcopalians themselves to make his case.
Samuel Miller, D.D., LL. D. (1769-1850), b. at Dover, Delaware. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, he graduated at the top of his class in 1789, and continued his studies at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. He was a leading light of the Presbyterians in America, and was instrumental in the establishment of Princeton Seminary. He was appointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government, which chair he held for 36 years. Dr. Miller was an accomplished theologian, teacher, author, and historian. He “was a leader of the great revival at Princeton.” – Roberts.