[Printed book.] Summary of Doctrines taught in Christian Meeting House, 90 Norfolk Street, Laurieston, Glasgow. By the late James A. Begg. With a Memorial Discourse, by William Fulton.

James A. Begg (c.1800-1868), Glasgow bookseller and religious author; William Fulton [Seventh-Day Sabbatarianism]
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Glasgow: Printed by Bell & Bain, 41 Mitchell Street. 1869.
SKU: 12845

xl + 112pp., 12mo. In original buff printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps, with front wrap becoming detached and chipping to the spine. Fulton's memoir, on pp.v-xl, has the drophead title: 'In Memory of the late James A. Begg, Bookseller, Argyle Street, Glasgow. A Discourse by William Fulton. Sunday, 3d January, 1869. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at the Bodleian. Of Bain's careet Fulton writes on p.xxxlii: 'James A. Begg was born in Paisley, at the beginning of this century. From his father, who was a teacher, he received a liberal education. When young, he was apprenticed to the printing business, and for a considerable time wrought at the trade; but latterly, upwards of twenty years, he was a bookseller and stationer in the Argyle Arcade, Glasgow.' Bain's entry in the Scottish Book Trade Index reads: '32 Buchanan Street 1834-37 | 35 Argyll Arcade 1840-50 | Apparently a pressman at the University Printing Office in Glasgow in 1825, when he was President of the Literary and Scientific Institution there. He was author of a number of religious tracts. The most substantial were 'A connected View of some of the Scriptural evidence of the Redeemer's speedy return', Paisley, 1829, which had reached a fourth edition in 1831, and 'Letters to a Minister of the Gospel, on his and other interpretations of the Saviours predictions of his return', Paisley 1831. His works were popular in the United States, and in 1850 he was advertising the publications of the American Sabbath Tract Society. | James M'Conechy, 'An Introductory Address delivered on the 19th of March 1825, on the formation of a Literary and Scientific Institution among the workmen of the University Printing Office, Glasgow with a reply by James A. Begg. Glasgow, 1825'.