Mead, Rev. D and Rev. D. Clarke The Christian Parlor Magazine Vol. III
New York E. E. Miles 1847 Hardcover Good
B&W Illustrations; This book has a full, red leather binding with gilt lettering and rules to the spine and gilt decorations to the front and rear covers, along with some embossing. The book is Good only condition, but is complete. The leather covers have edge wear, rubbing, small chips missing, spots of rubbing and fading and the top edge of the front joint has cracked and been glued down. The text pages are generally clean, though there is foxing and spots of finger-dirt throughout. Both inner hinges have been noticeably reglued several of the text pages are free and have edge wear and bumping. Each section (or month) includes a couple of etchings (either together or separately) and a good number of them have tissue paper dividers. The bulk of this magazine deals with fiction. Included each month are poems , stories, historical articles, a page filled with book reviews, a physicians report, a piece of music, and other sundry bits to read. "Dorus Clarke was born in Westhampton, Mass. On January 2, 1797. His parents were Jonathan and Jemima (Lyman) Clarke. In 1817 he graduated from Williams College, and in 1820, Andover Theological Seminary. He was ordained at Blandford, Mass. On February 5, 1823, and dismissed two years later on February 17th. In 1824 he married Hannah Alvard, daughter of Gad and Deborah (Alcott) Bliss (Hannah died 1878). They had five children. On March 4, 1835, he was installed at Chicopee Falls, Springfield, and he remained there until November 4th, 1840. Upon retiring from the ministry he served as editor of New England Puritan (1841-5) ; Christian Parlor Magazine (1845-7) ; Christian Times (1845-51) ; and Christian Alliance and Family Visitor. In 1868 he received the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from his alma mater. Dorus was a member of the New England Historical Genealogical Society. He died March 8, 1884, aged 87 years, 2 months, 6 days."