Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743
Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743
Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743
Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743
Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743
Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743

Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743

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Prince, Thomas. The Christian History, containing Accounts of the Revival and Propagation of Religion in Great Britain America. For the Year 1743. Boston, N. E.: Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green, for T. Prince, junr., 1744. First Edition. Title page dated 1744, individual issues dated 1743, last few 1743,4. Complete with the 52 issues, general title page and index. Newly rebound in half calf with sides of speckled paper, black leather title label at second panel, date at fifth panel. New endpapers, toned. Tp., vi., (1)-416 pp., light foxing towards back, some pencil marginalia. Very good. Half calf.  [4313] 

The chronicle of the Great Awakening, the fourth magazine printed in the American colonies, and the longest-lasting of any printed beforehand. The first year (of 2) of what Sabin describes as "One of the earliest of American magazines. It was undertaken at the suggestion of Rev. Thomas Prince, who was one of the principal contributors." - Sabin 65618. Evans 5154. ESTC P6632.

No. 6044 in Roberts, Whitefield in Print. "The Christian History was regularly published in numbers of eight pages, each Saturday, for two years (March 5th 1743 to Feb. 23, 1745), each year making a volume to which was prefixed a title page and index. There were 104 weekly issues in all. Dr. Prince described the first age of New England as one of almost continual revival. Preaching was attended with so much power in some places 'that it was commonly an inquiry, by such members of a family as were detained at home on a Sabbath, whether any had been visibly awakened in the house of God that day. And few Sabbaths did pass without some being evidently converted, and some convincing proof of the power of God accompanying his Word.'"

"Thomas Prince [1687-1758] was born in Sandwich, Massachusetts, May 15, 1687. At Harvard, where he graduated in 1709, he was dubbed a "praying student." After a stay of some years abroad, he joined Joseph Sewall in the Pastorate of Old South Church, Boston, in 1718 and remained there for the next forty years. When Whitefield came to Boston and the clergy were badly divided, Prince became one of the strongest supporters of his ministry and gladly faced the scorn of men like Charles Chauncy in order to support and advance the cause of true religion. As a chronicler of revivals, no one in New England surpassed Thomas Prince." - Roberts.

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We find no other copies of either volume, nor any copies of any single issue for sale as of March 2020.