A Brief History of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, From its Organization in Cedar Street, in 1808. 2 editions, 1877 and 1882.

New York: Stephen Angell Printer, 1877; 1882. Hardcover. Two volumes on this historic New York church known for its leadership in addressing homelessness in the city, located on Fifth Avenue at 55th Street. Early congregants also set up the first free schools in the city, which eventually became the NY Public School System.

Each volume with a list of members (November 1877 and January 1882). Notable members include Oliver Wolcott (signer of the Declaration of Independence), Archibald Gracie (owner of Gracie Mansion, mayoral residence), and a New York slave, Betsey Jackson.

1877 edition: 12mo, frontispiece, 67pp, woodcut illustrations. 1882: frontispiece, 85pp, woodcut illustrations. Brown gilt buckram; both volumes slightly chipped at spine ends, o/w very good. Good + overall. Item #25780

Price: $75.00

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