The Autobiography of Elder Joseph Bates
Title continues: "Embracing a Long Life On Shipboard, with Sketches of Voyages on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas; Also Impressment and Service on board British War Ships, Long Confinement in Dartmoor Prison, Early Experience in Reformatory Movements; Travels in Various Parts of the World; And a Brief Account of The Great Advent Movement of 1840-1844." Joseph Bates (1792-1872) was a co-founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. This story was originally published in a series of fifty-one articles is a religious paper, "The Youth's Instructor," published at Battle Creek, Michigan, 1858-63. This is the first book appearance.
- Publisher: Steam Press of the Seventh-Day Adventist Publishing Association, 1868.
- Edition: First Edition
- Date Published: 1868
- Place Published: Battle Creek, MI
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good +
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
306 p. + 16 p. of publisher's ads. 18 cm. Illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece portrait of the author, and a vignette on the half-title. Black cloth, blind-stamped on both covers with the "S.D.A. Pub. Association Battle Creek" logo. Title and a sailing ship stamped in gilt on the spine. Corners worn. Expert repair to the front joint and new endcaps on spine. Front hinge tape-repaired internally, barely noticeable. Foxing here and there.