Schaff, Philip; Porter, T. C. [translator]. The Life and Labors of St. Augustine. New-York: J. C. Riker, 1854.
Faded maroon cloth with gilt decoration, binding worn and frayed yet still tightly bound. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches; inscription, signature & ink name stamp of Lloyd Sprinkle on the ffep. Steel-engraved frontispiece of St. Augustine by Charles Burt of NY. 150 pp., foxing throughout. Good. Hardcover. 
"It is designed for the general reader rather than the scholar - to give a condensed picture of the life and labors of that eminent saint, who alone, of all the ancient Fathers, stood high in favor with the Reformers of the Sixteenth Century, and exerted a mighty influence over them, as well as over the proceeding generations." - from the Preface.
Dr. Philip Schaff (1819-1893), Swiss-born, German-educated Reformed theologian and historian. He was professor of church history and Biblical literature in the German Reformed Seminary at Mercersburg, PA.
The engraver, Charles Burt, was an emigrant from Scotland to New York, in 1836. He was a successful artist and a member of the American Art Union. Among his clients was the U. S. Treasury Department. Every time you look at an older five dollar bill you see his work - the portrait of Lincoln was first used on the $100 bill in 1869; it was later used on the $5 note until it was changed in the year 2000.