Richmond, Virginia: Presbyterian Committee Of Publication, Portrait Frontispiece. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies, of which this is #108. Signed inscription from Chester on the front endpaper, to a fellow seminarian: “A volume sacred to memory and friendship. With best wishes of the Author, S.H. Chester.” Beneath this inscription is a second one in another hand: “Given to D. Clay Lilly. Inscribed by Edward D. Lilly. Volume 108 of 500.” An uncommon book! Rev. Samuel Hall Chester [1851-1940] graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia in 1875 and was ordained by the PCUS Presbytery of Mecklenberg in North Carolina later that year. Between 1875 and 1892, he served in pastorates in North Carolina and Tennessee. In Chester was appointed by the Executive Committee of Foreign Missions of the PCUS (the Southern Presbyterian denomination) to serve as acting secretary. In 1894, he was elected to that full-time position at the annual meeting of the PCUS General Assembly in Nashville. During his service, foreign missionaries served in Africa, Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. In 1912, Chester was selected as Foreign Correspondence Secretary and Editor. In 1926, he received the honorary status of Secretary Emeritus of Foreign Missions. Rev. D. Clay Lilly is an 1893 graduate of the Union Theological Seminary and the author of “Faith Of Our Fathers” issued in 1935 by the Presbyterian Committee of Publication. He was a moderator for the Presbyterian General Assembly South. 8vo., brown cloth, stamped in gilt, issued without a dust jacket; 235 pages. Item #57482
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