Wood, J. A. Perfect Love; or, Plain Things for Those Who Need Them; concerning the Doctrine, Experience, Profession, and Practice of Christian Holiness. Philadelphia: Published for the Author by Samuel D. Burlock, (1861). Twentieth Edition.
Black publisher's cloth decorated in gilt & blind, minor fraying to the spine ends, 5 x 7 1/2 inches, 1873 & 1989 owner's signatures on ffep. "20th Edition" in gilt at base of spine. Fine steel engraving of the author by A. H. Ritchie with tissue guard. 3 pp. of recommendations at front. 314 clean and unmarked pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover. 
John Allen Wood, (1828-1905), b. Fishkill, NY; d. South Pasadena, CA. Wood was a prominent Methodist holiness preacher, pastor, author, and one of the founders of the National Camp Meeting Association for the Promotion of Christian Holiness. Wood signed the call to form the National Holiness Association (1867), and was a an influential member of its subsequent meetings.
"...he published Perfect Love, a book about the doctrine of entire sanctification, which was probably one of the most influential Holiness books of the 19th century and made Wood financially independent." - William Kostlevy, The A to Z of the Holiness Movement.
An original unabridged edition.
Terms Signifying a Complete Gospel Salvation
Regeneration and Entire Sanctification not Identical
The Nature of Regeneration
The Nature of Christian Perfection
The Time between Regeneration and Entire Sanctification
Holiness not Attained by Growth in Grace
Directions for the Attainment of Holiness
The Evidences of Perfect Love
The Profession of Perfect Love
Witnesses of Perfect Love
Reasons Why every Christian should be Entirely Sanctified
Ministers should be Entirely Sanctified
Holiness Must be Preached
Holiness Preached in Early Methodism
Holiness Identified with the Promotion of the General Work of God
Results of not seeking Holiness
Trials of the Sanctified
How a State of Entire Sanctification may be Retained.
Objections to Seeking Perfect Love
Advice to those Professing Perfect Love
Making a Hobby of Holiness
Wearing Jewelry and Costly Array
The Use of Tobacco
Enthusiasm – Confusion – Shouting – Falling, &c.
The Author’s Experience