Providence, RI: Office of the Investigator, 1828. Hardcover. 12mo (7.3 in, 18.5 cm). [blank] vi, 7-132 [blank] pp. J.B. Yerrington, Printer. Preface by Z. Tobey.
First edition: Abel Thornton (1799-1827) was an itinerant preacher of Christianity in New England as a member of the Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting. After his passing his fellow members published his diary to which was added a leaf entitled, "Brother Thornton's Last Moments. From the Free-Will Baptist Magazine."
Sabin 95628. NAIP 265464. Contemporary one quarter black sheepskin with plain paper sides. All edges yellow. Ownership of Maurice M. Whitten to front pastedown. Extremities worn, covers stained, pages foxed, rear board dampstain disappears by p.90. Good+. Item #1096