Morgan, Vyrnwy; Cuyler, Theodore L. [introduction]. The Cambro-American Pulpit. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1898. First Edition.
Red cloth, faded and worn, some dings to the edges of the boards, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, top page edge gilt (now faded), former owner's inscription in pencil on the ffep, likely as old as the book. Frontispiece portrait of author from photo, xviii., 595 clean and unmarked pp., illustrations from photographs of the ministers. The book is somewhat shaken, not particularly tight, but nothing is detached. Fair. Hardcover. 
32 biographies of Welsh ministers, with a representative sermon from each. "No nation since the Apostolic age has produced a stronger race of preachers than the Principality of Wales. In thought, style, and utterance, Welsh preachers stand alone." - from the author's Dedication.
John Vyrnwy Morgan (1860-1925), Welsh Congregationalist who pastored churches in England, Wales and America, beginning at Owestry in 1884. By 1895 he embraced full immersion and changed denominations. He emigrated to American in 1897, and was pastor of churches at Omaha, Denver, and Baltimore, but the death of his wife led to depression and drink, and he returned to Wales in 1903 at which time he also returned to Congregationalism. He was critical of Evan Roberts and the Welsh Revival, publishing a critique against the work in 1909, The Welsh Religious Revival 1904-5: A Retrospect and Criticism (Roberts recommends this book, as well as others Morgan wrote that touched on revival). Morgan received fame, but not wealth from his writings. He was against Welsh nationalism and outspoken in his views, a controversialist, and although he changed his allegiances to the Church of England in 1909, he was never re-ordained, nor given a parish or a pension.