The Life and Conversion of Cornelius Cayley
1837, 7th edition with portrait
Seventh Edition. Hardback, bound in the original cloth with gilt titling to spine. 19.5 × 11.5cm, 160pp.
Full title: The Riches of God's Free Grace Displayed in the Life and Conversion of Cornelius Cayley, (Clerk in the Late Princess Dowager of Wales' Treasury) to the Faith of Jesus Christ, His Lord and God
Cornelius Cayley (1727–1779) was an English religious writer and preacher. As a young man he lived beyond his means until, under the influence of James Hervey he started attending the Tabernacle at Moorfields, after which he had visions of death. The early death of one his brothers after such a vision and hearing George Whitefield preach in 1751 led to a conversion experience. This account was first published in 1757.
A reading copy. The boards are rubbed and bumped, and the ffep is badly crinkled but the main body of text is in good, strong readable condition. Previous owner's name to title page.