Stevens, Abel. The History of the Religious Movement of the Eighteenth Century, called Methodism, considered in all its different denominational forms, and its relations to British and American Protestantism. Three volume set, complete. New York: Carlton & Porter, 1858-1861.
Three volumes in black blindstamped publisher's cloth, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, spine ends and corners worn through, former owner's signature on ffep of each volume. Steel-engraved frontispiece portraits of John Wesley, Charles Wesley, and Jabez Bunting, each with tissue guard. 480, 520, 524 clean and unmarked pp., tight. Tidemark to the rear free end paper of vol. i., none elsewhere. Good. Hardcover. 
Vol. I. - From the Origin of Methodism to the Death of Whitefield.
Vol. II. - From the Death of Whitefield to the Death of Wesley.
Vol. III. - From the Death of Wesley to the Centenary Jubilee of Methodism.
Abel Stevens, D.D. (b. 1815) entered the New England Conference in 1834; served one year as agent of the Wesleyan University, and the following year was stationed in Boston. In 1848 he became editor of Zion’s Herald, where he remained for twelve years. In 1852 when The National Magazine was commenced, he was appointed editor. In 1860 he became corresponding editor of The Methodist, and retained this position till 1874. His writings have been very widely circulated, and include “Church Polity,” “The Great Reform,” “History of Methodism,” “History of the Methodist Episcopal Church,” “Centenary of American Methodism,” etc – See entry at Cyclopedia of Methodism.
No. 5119 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "A standard Methodist history with considerable details on the Great Awakening and Evangelical Revival."