"The Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge," Fessenden & Co. - editors, 1st Edition printed by the Brattleboro Typographic Company, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA, 1837.
This was THE Big Book of knowledge for missionaries and other involved with the evangelical movement, which came out of New England in the early 19th century and tried to spread to the whole world. The present existence of American Universities and Hospitals is a vestige of this movement.
My 2nd oldest book...
"The Ballad Poetry of Ireland, " Charles Gavan Duffy - editor, 39th Edition, printed by James Duffy and Co, LTD, Dublin, Ireland, 1866
When I learned that my niece Nicole was to study at the University College in Cork 2 years ago, I found a current edition of this work and sent it to her.