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The Works of the Rev. John MacGowan (London, 1825) Two Volumes

The Works of the Rev. John MacGowan (London, 1825) Two Volumes


2 volumes. 568;496 pp., frontispiece.

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MacGowan, John. THE WORKS OF THE REV. JOHN MACGOWAN: ILLUSTRATED WITH A PORTRAIT. London: Baynes and Son, 1825. 2 volumes. 568;496 pp., frontispiece. First edition. Original marbled paper covered boards with polished leather spine. Includes previously unpublished writings.


Volume 1: 

Infernal conference; or dialogues of devils, on the many vices which abound in the civil and religious world
[originally published in 1772 - a precursor to C. S. Lewis's SCREWTAPE LETTERS].

Death, a vision.

Priestcraft defended: a sermon by the Shaver.

A farther defence of priestcraft [now first printed].

The Arians' and Socinians' monitor.

A looking glass for the professors of religion, consisting of seven tracts on practical subjects.

  1. A rod for the sluggard, or the great evil of idleness represented

  2. The changes of Ephraim, or the backslider's warning, 

  3. A caution to drunkards, or the sin of intemperance censured.

  4. The canker-worm, or the gourd of creature-comfort withered.

Volume 2:

(Looking Glass continued)

  5. Joshua's pious resolution, or the duties of famly religion and household government enforced.

  6 Perah-uzzah, or the danger of discord considered.

  7 Some thoughts on occasional prayer;  (end of  the 7 Looking Glass tracts)

The life of Joseph.

Socinianism brought to the test.

Discourses on the Book of Ruth, and other important subjects.

A tremendous theological resource.