Wilson, Elijah; Bethune, George. The Living Pulpit, or Eighteen Sermons by Eminent Living Divines of The Presbyterian Church; With a Biographical Sketch of the Editor, by Geo. W. Bethune, D. D. Philadelphia: Wm. S. Martien, 1855. Fifth Edition.
Black cloth stamped in blind & gilt, gilt bright, some old light splatter spots on the binding, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, all page edges gilt, frontispiece portrait of Wilson with facsimile signature and tissue guard, xvi., 414 bordered pages. Foxing to the portrait but the rest quite clean. Inscription, signature & ink name stamp of Lloyd Sprinkle on the ffep. Very good. Hardcover. 
The biographical sketch reveals that Rev. Elijah Wilson was struck with total blindness in 1835, while a sophomore at Rutgers College. He served as a pastor of several Presbyterian churches, despite his condition, and in 1852 retired from active ministry. This volume was published, presumably, to aid him financially, his wife having died some years previous. “It was Mr. Wilson’s first intention to publish some of his own writings; but shrinking from what he modestly feared might be undue presumption, he has determined that his opening venture should be with the writings of others, who are widely known and approved throughout the Evangelical Church of this country. How well he has been assisted by his fathers and brethren, the contents of the present volume show.” - from the Biographical Sketch.
Eighteen sermons with contributors including W. B. Sprague, J. W. Alexander, Geo. Junkins, Charles Hodge, R. J. Breckinridge, Henry Boardman, &c.