Wayland, Francis. The Elements of Moral Science. Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1859. 
Publisher's black cloth, blind-stamped boards, gilt titles to spine, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, binding with a few old ink stains, otherwise even wear and very good. Lloyd Sprinkle's copy with his signature and ink name stamp on ffep. 396 unmarked pp.; there is a tidemark in the top margin corner throughout the book. Good. Hardcover.
A widely-used text book on ethics based upon Biblical morality. Attacks slavery as a moral injustice.
Francis Wayland, D.D., LL.D. (1796-1865), born in New York city to parents who emigrated from England in 1793. He was one of the foremost Baptist ministers and educators of the 19th century. His father, shortly after arriving in this country, entered the ministry. Francis graduated at Union College, Schenectady, in 1813 and studied medicine with the goal of entering that profession. Sometime before 1816 he was converted, and in that year entered Andover to study for the ministry, benefiting form the oversight of Moses Stuart. He was made tutor in Union College, and, in 1821 was called to and ordained in the First Baptist Church of Boston. Dr. Wayland next served as Professor of Moral Philosophy in Union College, and in 1827 was appointed President of Brown University at which post he served faithfully for 28 years.