A Society of Ministers. The Christian Magazine; or, Evangelical Repository for 1799. A periodical monthly publication, by a Society of Ministers; intended as a Treasury of Gospel Doctrine; for counteracting the Influence of Error, and Disseminating Religious Knowledge among Persons of all Denominations. Edinburgh: Printed for the Editors, by Murray & Cochrane, 1799. First Edition.
Leather spine & corners, marbled boards, binding scuffed with rounded corners and edge-worn, yet with good outer hinges and still tightly bound. Red leather spine title label with date, faint "5" in gilt oval, gilt rules, spine crazed. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, older and more recent former owner's signatures on front paste-down, lacks both ffep (begins at title page) and one of the rfep. Tp with two small ink stamps of Free Church of Scotland College Library, Edinburgh, and "Chalmers Hall." 571 pp. with 3-pp. index. Pencil notes on the rear end papers - the Free Church small ink stamps are scattered throughout the volume. The 12 monthly issues, 48 pp. each, for 1799, with a general title page, Preface, and index. Good. 
ESTC P3353. A scarce periodical of missionary, revival, and theological interest. ESTC lists only three library holdings in North America. WorldCat records only electronic holdings in NA.
The volume contains doctrinal essays; news about the second sailing of the missionary ship Duff; accounts of union meetings including Baptists, Independents, and "those in the late Countess of Huntingdon's connection;" a report of Mr. Denny at Dorset preaching to 700 or 800 persons, and a barn being used for public worship; notice of the purchase of the circus of Glasgow for worship, "to be conducted on a plan somewhat similar to that of Mr. Whitefield's Tabernacles in England;" list of missionaries on board the Duff, and on board the Hillsborough; Letter of Instructions, from the Directors of the Missionary Society to Captain Robson, of the missionary ship Duff; an account of the Yellow Fever in America (Letter from Staten Island); Report of the Mission by the General Associate Synod, to Kentucky, North America; Moravian Missionary Labours in the West Indies; A Letter from the Brothertown Indians, to the New-York Baptist Association, and to others who wish the spread of the Gospel among the Indians; Letter from the Rev. M. Andrew Fulton, Kentucky [describes their arrival in New York and travels to Kentucky, includes a description of Pittsburgh, describes Tennessee as destitute of gospel ministers; pleads for help from Scotland); Letter from the missionary Rev. John Brown in Nova Scotia (Anti-burgher Synod); Extracts and Observations from Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa...In the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 by Mungo Park; A Jan. 3, 1799 letter from the General Association of Connecticut describing the revivals taking place in many villages; Report from the Baptist Mission in Bengal; a letter from one of the mates on the Duff, describing her capture near "Rio Janeiro" by "the Bounaparte privateer out of Bourdeaux, mounting twenty-two nine-pounders, and two hundred men"; On the state of Christianity in Jamaica; Letters from the missionaries at Otaheite; &c., &c.