Collections and Observations, Methodiz’d; Concerning the Worship, Discipline, and Government of The Church of Scotland. In Four Books.

  • [Steuart, Walter, of Pardovan]
  • Edinburgh: Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson 1709
  • ESTC T153281.


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FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. [viii], 314, [2]. Contemporary panelled calf, spine divided by raised bands. Some light browning and spotting, two small paper flaws with loss of one letter. Rubbed, some wear to extremities, label lost. Bookplate and ownership inscription of George Ross to front endpaper dated 1835, armorial bookplate of John Hay of Lawfield to front pastedown, bookseller’s ticket of John Stevenson to rear pastedown.


Walter Steuart of Pardovan was parliamentary commissioner for Linlithgow and an elder in the Kirk, in which capacity he compiled this textbook of Scottish Presbyterian church governance and worship. Reprinted in the early 1770s, it served an influential role among Presbyterians in the American colonies as a manual of practice, as well as remaining an important text for the Scots Kirk well into the 19th century.

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