Strong, Nathan; Trumbull, Benjamin; et al. The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, Volume IV. consisting of twelve numbers, to be published monthly. From July 1803 to June 1804. Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1803-4. First Edition.
Quarter leather binding with marbled boards, brown leather spine title label, binding worn and scuffed yet sound and without cracks or damage, 5 x 8 1/4 inches. Several former owner's signatures and library bookplates on front end papers, card pocket (Bucknell) and lending slip on rear end papers. "Withdrawn" stamp visible. Old clear tape repair to first free end paper; old hand-sewn repair to one leaf. A little tacky residue from removed spine labels. 480 pp. plus (4) index. Good. 
Roberts 1219. This periodical ran from 1800-1807 under the title Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, and from 1808 to 1815 as The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine; and Religious Intelligencer.
"These precious volumes include many detailed reports of revivals taking place during the years of publication of this Journal as well as articles on the history of the Moravians, advice to awakened sinners, conversion accounts, etc." - Roberts.
Printed in old font. With extensive notices of revivals of religion in Killingworth, Marlborough, New Canaan, New Durham, and New Lebanon Includes an original hymn of 14 stanzas - Revival Hymn: or, Joy in a revival of religion. Many theological articles, letters, church news, missionary news, etc.
Nathan Strong, D.D. (1748-1816), Congregational minister, b. Connecticut, graduated at Yale (1769), pastor of First Church Hartford. An early promoter of revivals, he was the founder and editor of the Connecticut Evangelical Magazine. Rev. Strong served as chaplain to American troops during the Revolution as well as conducting his regular ministry in his parish. He was an active writer in preacher promoting the cause of American liberty, and afterwards in favor of the Federalists. “Mr. Strong was one of those who, towards the close of the last [18th] century, had a primary agency in giving a new direction to the public mind, in respect to the religious interests of the country and the age. Being fully persuaded that the theory of revivals which then generally prevailed in the orthodox churches, was both reasonable and scriptural, he laboured with all his might, in reliance on God’s blessing, to reduce that theory to practice; and, at several different periods in the latter part of his ministry, he had the pleasure to witness the fulfilment of his hearts desire. In 1798-99, was the most extensive and powerful revival that occurred under his ministry; but in 1794, there was a state of things among his people which issued in considerable accessions to the church; and in 1808, and again in 1815, a yet more copious blessing was poured out upon them.” – Sprague.