Universal Peace; Being A Rational and Scriptural Vindication, of the Establishment of Permanent and Universal Peace; Upon the Immovable Basis of Christian Principles. In Two Volumes. Vol. I
John Casey, apparently a resident of Upper Canada, published this volume on universal peace, after reading three peace tracts printed in New York State. In this work he quotes journals such as the Friend of Peace and the Herald Of Peace, the former an American and the latter an English publication. He also mentions the presence of peace societies in other British North American provinces. Although this book is called Volume I, no second volume was ever published. More is known about the printer than the author. Smith Hamilton Salisbury was one of the earliest settlers of the "Genessee Country", having been in Buffalo as early as 1811. He bought the Black Rock Gazette in August 1825 and operated it until fall 1827 when he moved to nearby Buffalo. There he ran the Buffalo and Black Rock Gazette but discontinued that venture in 1828. He died of influenza in Rochester in 1832, at the age of 46. In Rochester he had been working for the Rochester Daily Advertiser, after having been in the newspaper business for over 20 years. Black Rock, now a neighbourhood in Buffalo, was in the 1820s the rival of Buffalo for the terminus of the Erie Canal.
Publisher: Compiled and published by John Casey. Printed by Smith H. Salisbury
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1827
Place Published: Black Rock, New York
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: iv, -216 p. 16 cm. Quarter leather with brown paper boards. Boards rubbed, some wear and dents to edges, corners worn. Ink signature on front free endpaper. Foxing.