Life of the Rev. J. W. FLETCHER, Vicar of Madeley. Abridged from the Narrative of Rev. J. Wesley; the Biographical Notes of Rev. W. Gilpin; and his Life by Rev. J. Benson. With Extracts from Rev. R. Cox.
Edition: First Edition
London: Religious Tract Society. First edition. No date to this publication, but COPAC suggests circa 1825. Hardback. Thin leather spine, with number 100 in gilt to the spine. (This copy from Santon Sunday School Library, presumably their numbering). Inside, it lacks front end paper. Overall clean and tidy. The boards have a touch of rubbing to the edges, but no marking. The inside front board has slight loss to the paper - presumably where labels have been removed., The front end paper has been removed. School library sticker to the inside front board, and recent owner's name. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, with a touch of darkening only. 144 pages.
The Reverend Fletcher was a contemporary of Wesley, and one of Methodism's first great theologians. He was a French Huguenot, (his actual name was Jean Guillaume de la Fléchère.) and came to England in 1740. He spent most of his career as curate of the Parish of Madeley. Although a key Methodist, he always remained loyal to the Church of England.