Strong, Nathan; Trumbull, Benjamin; et al. The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine; and Religious Intelligencer. Vol. I. Hartford: Printed by Peter B. Gleason, 1808. First Edition. Full tree calf, outer hinges cracked and sometime filled with paste, 5 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, spine & edges crazed, lacks the leather title label. Boards are attached with good end paper hinges, edges rounded with small chip at bottom front. Engraved frontispiece plate of Philip Doddridge. Additional full-page plates of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Rev. John Flavel, and Rev. Gardner Thurston. Foxing & opposite page shadows to plates. 476 fairly clean pp., with index. 12 issues bound, Jan.-Dec. 1808. Very good. Full calf. 
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.
Notices of revivals at Hartford, Litchfield, and Newark, Letter of Elias Boudinot of Newark, and news of revivals in the missionary letters and reports. Other items of interest include Danger of Blacksliding, Letters from Rev. W. Carey, Memoirs of Rev. Dr. Doddridge, Memoirs of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Faber on the Prophecies, Memoirs of Rev. John Flavel, Memoirs of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Letter from the Rev. Seth Williston, &c. 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.