Month: February 2018

Michael Hussey & his 1733 New Testament

This is a photo of Michael Hussey holding his 1733 New Testament that I made for him.  Look for this book the next time that you are reenacting on the west coast.  Check out how I made this book for him at the following link:  Click Here   You can purchase a Bible like Michael’s from my Etsy page at the following link:  Purchase New Testament Here

Fort Loudoun’s 1733 New Testament

I took this photo of Jeff Wells holding the 1733 New Testament that I made and then donated to Fort Loudoun in eastern Tennessee.  Look for this book the next time you visit the fort. You can get your own copy of this New Testament from my Etsy page at the following link:  Purchase New Testament Here

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards

Have you every preached or read aloud this famous sermon by Jonathan Edwards at a reenacting event?  If no, why not?  Listen to this 52 minute sermon being read aloud to you at the following link:  Listen Here  You can purchase this pamphlet/sermon from my Etsy page at the following link:  Purchase Here

“The Necessity of Keeping the Soul” by Gilbert Tennent

“The Necessity of keeping the Soul”, like many other period sermons was published and made available to those who did not originally hear this sermon preached; even us today. It was preached on December 23rd, 1744 in Philadelphia where it was printed by William Bradford at the Sign of the Bible on Second-Street.  It is intended both to exhort Christians and warn non-Christians. The original 24 page imprint measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”. It follows all the printing conventions of the day: Caslon-style type, excessive capitalization of nouns, using italics to quote Bible verses, and using “catchwords” (which is a preview the word or syllable at the bottom on a page that will be the first word/syllable on the following page).  You can purchase this pamphlet on my Etsy page at the following link:  Purchase Here

Gilbert Tennent & Ben Franklin “On the Dangers of an Unconverted Ministry”, 1740

Gilbert Tennent (1703-1764), an Irish-born Presbyterian minister, burst on the national scene in 1740, with his sermon entitled, “On the Dangers of an Unconverted Ministry”.  This sermon was printed in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin.  In that sermon, Tennent suggested that pastors who stood in opposition to the current revival may be unconverted. That pamphlet created quite a controversy throughout the Colonies.  The original 24 page imprint measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”. It follows all the printing conventions of the day: Caslon-style type, excessive capitalization of nouns, using italics to quote Bible verses, and using “catchwords” (which is a preview the word or syllable at the bottom on a page that will be the first word/syllable on the following page).  You may purchase this pamphlet/sermon for yourself or a friend from my Etsy Shop at the following link:  Purchase Here

Psalm 28:7 on Powder Horns

These two powder horns have Psalms 28:7 inscribed on them.

“The Lord is my Strength & my Shield My heart trust in him”

Along with the photo of these two powder horns, I have also posted this same Psalm from several different period sources.

Psalm 28:7 from the original 1720 Psalms reads a little differently:  “He is my shield and fortitude, my buckler in distress”.  You can find this 1720 Psalms toward the back of my pocket size 1733 New Testament.  Check out this New Testament at the following link: Click Here

The 1715 Psalms reads:  “The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:  therefore my heart greatly rejoyceth, and with my song will I praise him.”  You can find this Psalms in my 1715 Old Testament and in the back of our full size 1733 New Testaments. Check out this Bible at the following link: Click Here

In my replica of our 1734 Book of Common Prayer Psalm 28:7 reads something entirely different, so we can ignore that.  However, Psalm 28:8 reads:  “The Lord is my strength, and my shield, my heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped:  therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise him.”  Maybe my eyes are crooked.  Check out my replica of our Book of Common Prayer at the following link:  Click Here

My replica of the 1640 Bay Psalm Book reads:  “God is my strength, my shield, in him my heart did trust, & helpt I was:  Therefore my heart will gladnes shew, and with my song I’le him confesse.”  The title page of this book is “The Whole Booke of Psalmes…”, but it is now know as the Bay Psalm Book.  Check out my replica of this Psalm book at the following link:  Click Here

My replica of our John Playford’s 1697 Psalms reads:    “He is my shield and fortitude, my buckler in distress:  My hope, my help, my heart’s relief, my song shall him confess.”  Please take a look at my replica of our original 1697 John Playford Psalms & Hymns book at the following link:  Click Here

I hope that this gives you several more period options to inscribe on your next horn project.  I bet you had no idea that I make replicas of all these Psalm books. ~ James