Presentation copy of his English Grammar to Samuel Miller, the New York theologian.
York: Wilson & Spence
In 1803, the New York Presbyterian minister Samuel Miller published his Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century, the first significant intellectual history of the prior century. Soon after, Lindley Murray sent him this inscribed book: “Presented to Samuel Miller, by The Author.” The two became correspondents, and soon Murray helped arrange the publication of Miller’s British edition. A few years later, Miller became a trustee of the precursor to Princeton University and the founder of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Inexplicably, the Seminary purged the book from its stock in the early 2000s. I bought it online in 2005.