Reformed Dutch Church. The Constitution of the Reformed Dutch Church of North America: with an Appendix; Containing Formularies for the Use of the Churches together with the Rules and Orders for the Government of the General Synod. The Catechism, Articles of Faith, Canons of the Synod of Dordrecht, and Liturgy. Philadelphia: G. W. Mentz & Son, 1840. 
Brown leather binding with black leather spine label, gilt rules to spine, 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, front outer hinge cracked, inner end paper hinge firm. 1863 pencil signature of B. Brundage of Sterling on the front paste-down. 48 + 131 pp., foxing. Good. Hardcover.
"The Dutch Reformed Church was the first Reformed church of continental European background in North America. During the period of Dutch sovereignty over New Netherlands, it was the established church of the colony. When the English seized the colony in 1664, they gave assurances that the Dutch Reformed Church would be allowed freedom from English control and that it would be permitted to continue under the ecclesiastical control of Amsterdam...After the American Revolution, the church became wholly independent under a new constitution (drafted 1784-92). The name Reformed Dutch Church was changed in 1867 to Reformed Church in America." - Encyclopedia Britannica online. (5858)