WOOD, Thomas. ~ The Progress of Christianity, from its first Promulgation at Jerusalem, to its legal Establishment under Constantine. Also a Sketch of the primitive Christain Church with Notes geographical and critical. Huddersfield: printed, for the author, by T. Smart: sold also by W. Baynes, London; J. Guthrie, Edinburgh; Dugdale, Dublin; Wilson & Spence, York; Lansdown, & Bulgin, Bristol; all other booksellers in the United Kingdom, and the booksellers in America. 1805.
8vo (220 × 140 mm), pp. 276, plus engraved map bound as a frontispiece. Occasional slight spotting or thumbing. Uncut in original boards, cloth spine with printed spine label. Boards soiled and worn at edges and corners. Previous owner’s name ‘Evan Makinson’ dated 1830 on title-page. A good copy.
First edition. The folding map shows the countries and places mentioned in the New Testament. Wood (1765-1826) was a Manchester-born Wesleyan minister, serving the circuits of the Wesleyan Connexion as an itinerant preacher for 39 years. He published at least six books (including this one) issued at Whitby and Huddersfield. COPAC gives Oxford and Cambrige only. OCLC lists US copies at Arizona, Yale, United Library (Illinois), Fordham and Toronto.