Waterbury, J. B. Considerations for Young Men. New York: American Tract Society, 1851.
Blindstamped cloth hardcover, 4 x 6 inches, worn at the top of the spine, 72, (2) pp., the last two pages being a catalogue of books. Foxing throughout. Good. Hardcover. 
There are three main divisions to the book, which is written as a series of personal letters. I. Pleasures and Anticipations; II. Dangers and Temptations; and III. Prejudices against Religion.
Rev. Jared Bell Waterbury, D.D. (1799-1876), born in New York City and converted at age 17 at the Rutgers Street Presbyterian Church. Waterbury graduated with high honors from Yale College in 1822, and entered Princeton Seminary the same year. In 1825 he was licensed to preach by the New York Presbytery. He was an agent for the American Bible Society, and was successful in advancing the cause of that organization by means of a tour of the southern States. Waterbury was pastor of several congregations in New York and New England during his long career, and during the Civil War was active in the Christian Commission, overseeing chaplains sent out to the troops. He served as a missionary in Brooklyn, erecting tents on Fort Greene and Lefferts Park, where he preached to crowds on Sundays.