1792.007: Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination.
Full Title: The annual register of the Baptist denomination in North-America; to the first of November, 1790. Containing an account of the churches and their constitutions, ministers, members, associations, their plan and sentiments, rule and order, proceedings and correspondence. : Also remarks upon practical religion. Humbly offered to the public, by John Asplund.
Author: Asplund, John (d. 1807).
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Augustine Davis, John Dixon Jr., and Thomas Nicolson, in parts.
Description: 60 pgs.; 20 cm. x 16 cm. (4to).
Preface signed "John Asplund, a Sweed. Southampton county, Virginia, July 14, 1791." The earliest known availability of this imprint was in April 1792, hence date assigned here. Asplund intended this to be the first of an annual series; however, this edition was the only one he published in that proposed series, apparently from a lack of subscriber support. Evans tracked four variants of this title, all lacking colophons. Asplund apparently divided production of this work between multiple presses in both Richmond and Philadelphia. He reported in his subsequent Universal Register of the Baptist Denomination (Boston. 1794) that this 1792 title was first printed by John Dixon Jr., Thomas Nicolson, and Augustine Davis, who were never in partnership with one another; hence each printer had to have produced only part of this work, all in quarto. Such a division suggests that the variants seen by Evans included reprintings of the gatherings produced in Richmond with ones issued in Philadelphia by Thomas Dobson, who also produced an edition of this title there in 1792. With essentially interchangeable components of his text, the most likely scenario for this book's production is one where Asplund mixed and matched gatherings as their supply varied and demand for the finished work fluctuated. Thus this entry combines the two identifiable Richmond variants (Evans nos. 26580 & 26581) into one entry in this Index.
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