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PIKE, JOHN GREGORY. Religion and Eternal Life, or Irreligion and Perpetual Ruin, The only Alternative for Mankind. By J. G. Pike, Author of "Persuasives to Early Piety, &c. "One thing is needful." New-York: Published by Leavitt, Lord, & Co., 180 Broadway. 1835. D. Fanshaw, Printer. 12mo in 6's. Bound faded and heavily soiled green cloth with dulled gilt title on spine, holes worn in cloth along edges of front hinge--loose edges pasted back down, fraying spine ends and corners consolidated with flexible glue, light to medium foxing, light dampstain in top margin of most pages. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii-iv] preface, [v]-viii contents, 5-246pp. American Imprints #33747. John G. Pike (1774-1855) English Baptist minister in Derby. "He threw himself heartily into the work of foreign missions, and co-operated with Andrew Fuller and the Particular Baptists until the General Baptist Mission was organized. Mr. Pike was immediately chosen secretary of the society. Besides these labors his pen was ever busy. His `Persuasives to Early Piety' and `Guide for Young Disciples' had a wide circulation and were eminently useful. Besides these works, which are everywhere known and deservedly esteemed, he wrote other practical works of great value. During his long pastorate at Derby, which was terminated only by his death, he lived in the affection of his people and enjoyed the esteem of all classes of the community."--Cathcart: Bapt. Ency., p.921.