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CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER, and JOHN B. PURCELL. A Debate on the Roman Catholic Religion: Held in the Sycamore-Street Meeting House, Cincinnati, from the 13th to the 21st of January, 1837. Between Alexander Campbell, of Bethany, Virginia, and the Rt. Rev. John B. Purcell, Bishop of Cincinnati. Taken Down by Reporters, and Revised by the Parties. [4 lines quotes from gospels] Cincinnati: Stereotyped & Published by J. A. James & Co. 1837. 12mo. Bound original tan paper over boards, spine nicely rebacked in modern acid-free tan paper with printed paper title label, original tan paper soiled and rubbed--worn through paper at all edges, damp spots on rear cover, untrimmed page edges, medium foxing throughout--heavier foxing on endpapers. Includes front & rear free-endpapers and flyleaves. Pencil name upside down on front free endpaper. Collation: A-R6, S4, T2, T-Z6, 2A-2E6. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) to the public, (1) blank, v-viii introduction, 9-359, (1) blank. Page 359 has a printed slip pasted over previous text that reads: "Having read all the proofs of this discussion, I certify, that the reader has, substantially, as correctly as under all the circumstances could have been expected, a fair representation of the whole discussion. March 7, 1837. A. Campbell." Famous debate between Campbell & Purcell. J. J Haley notes in his Debates that Made History, that this was the only time in America when a Roman church official debated a Protestant pastor.