The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont (1853)
The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont (1853)
The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont (1853)
The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont (1853)
The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont (1853)
The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont (1853)

The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont (1853)

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The Waldenses: Sketches of The Evangelical Christians in the Valleys of Piedmont; With Illustrations on Wood, Drawn by Doepler, and Beaulieu, and Engraved by Louderback, Orr, and Roberts. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1853. [7674]

Worn blindstamped cloth, the Board's emblem in bright gilt to front, 5 x 7 3/4 inches, outer hinges with some surface splits to cloth, boards still attached firmly. White ink call numbers to spine, YMCA library bookplate, blindstamp of same on tp & first page of text, "withdrawn" in pencil on extra tp. Frontispiece with tissue guard, extra engraved title page, 392 clean pp., additional plates (12 total, complete). The book is a bit shaken, with nothing detached. Fair. Hardcover.

A thorough account of what some consider to be the first Protestants. The appendix contains ancient statements of faith and practice purported to be from the 12th and 13th centuries.

The book has been attributed to A. W. Mitchell, M.D., but it is not obvious that he was the author. Mitchell was the treasurer for the Presbyterian Board of Publications (Old School) from about 1840 to 1855, and one of his responsibilities was to secure the copyrights for the Board's publications. Consequently, his name appears in many copyrights, as it does for this book.