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BUTLER, Joseph. The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which are added Two brief Dissertations: I.Of Personal Identity. II.Of the Nature of Virtue. London: printed for James, John and Paul Knapton. 1736. Quarto: [x], x, 11-320 pp., without half-title; title-page and final leaf somewhat soiled, scattered browning mainly affecting margins. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to match, raised bands and contrasting label. First edition.

[56702] £425

Printing and the Mind of Man, 193.


CHANDLER, Samuel.  A Vindication of the Christian Religion. In two parts. I.A Discourse of the Nature and Use of Miracles. II. An Answer to a late Book entitled, A Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion. Second edition. London: printed for S. Chandler. 1728. xxviii, 404 pp; occasional browning to the margins. Contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked, raised bands, with contrasting morocco label.

[56704] £200

First published in 1725. The second part is an attack on Anthony Collins' anonymous work, published in 1724, which provoked a major debate.   With a separate title-page to each part, that for the "Answer" dated 1727.


COLLINGWOOD, W.Gershom.  Astrology in the Apocalypse, an Essay on Biblical Allusions to Chaldaean Science.  Orpington, Kent: George Allen. 1886. Small 8vo: viii (without front endpaper), 150 pp. plus advertisement leaf. Original cloth, a little rubbed at extremities. First edition. Scarce.

[73535] £90

In the prefatory note, Collingwood (1854-1932, father of R.G. Collingwood) expresses his thanks to John Ruskin for the gift of a library of rare books on the subject of the text.


HARRIS, Robert.  Two Sermons: wherein we are taught, I.How to get, 2.How to keepe, 3.How to use a good Conscience. Preached in Alldermanbury Church, London. Not heretofore Published.  London: printed by T.B[rudenell] for John Bartlet. 1630. Small quarto: 43 pp; large woodcut initial letter to each sermon; some browning and marginal staining. Unbound.  First edition.

[70110]  £100

STC 12854.


HOADLY, Benjamin.  Several Discourses concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God. In which I. The Terms themselves are distinctly laid down, .... and II. Several False Notions of the Conditions of Salvation are considered .... Third edition. London: printed for James and John Knapton. 1727. [xvi], 423[1] pp; library stamp to title-page; contents clean and crisp. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, morocco label, rubbed.

[55708] £180

First published in 1711. Hoadly (1676-1761) became chaplain to George I in 1715, and Bishop of Bangor in the following year. He was highly thought of by dissenters, and his colleagues were disturbed by his teaching on the nature of ecclesiastical authority.


(HOBBES) [EACHARD, John].  The Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy and Religion enquired into. In a Letter to R.L. The tenth edition. London: printed for E. Blagrave. 1696. 144 pp., bound with  Some Observations upon the Answer to an Enquiry into the Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy. With some Additions. In a Second Letter to R.L. By the same Author. The sixth edition. London: printed for E. Blagrave. 1696. [x], 188 pp., bound with Mr. Hobbs's State of Nature considered: in a Dialogue between Philautus and Timothy. To which are added Five Letters, from the Author of the Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy. The fourth edition, corrected by the Author. London: printed for E. Blagrave. 1696.   [xvi], 247 pp. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked.

[51359]  £450

'The Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy …' ".... brims over with wit and humour, had a rapid sale, and passed through many editions. The author represents the contempt with which the clergy were generally regarded as being in great measure due to a wrong method of education or the poverty of some of the inferior clergy. .... Eachard reply to the first of his assailants in 'Some Observations upon the Answer .…'" D.N.B. 'Mr. Hobbs's State of Nature considered' is Eachard's reply to 'Leviathan'.     Wing E55, E63, E59.


JONES, Rev. John.  The Moral Tendency of Divine Revelation asserted and illustrated, in Eight Discourses preached before the University of Oxford ... at the Lecture founded by the late Rev. John Bampton. Oxford: at the university press for the author. 1821. xv[i], 431[1] pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands, rubbed, chipped at head and base of front joint. First edition.

[56469] £60


KEBLE, Rev. John.  Heads of Consideration on the Case of Mr Ward.  Oxford: John Henry Parker. 1845. 15 pp., including half-title. Disbound.  First edition.

[72497] £30


MANT, Richard.  An Appeal to the Gospel, or an Inquiry into the Justice of the Charge, alleged by Methodists and other objectors, that the gospel is not preached by the national Clergy: in a Series of Discourses delivered before the University of Oxford in the year 1812, at the lecture founded by the late Rev. J. Bampton ... Third edition. Oxford: at the University Press for the author. 1812. xv[i], 540 pp. plus advertisement leaf; light foxing to preliminary leaves. Contemporary diced calf gilt, rubbed on spine, small worm trace at base of spine.

[56471] £80

Richard Mant (1776-1848), was a prolific writer, producing works of poetry, hymns, and history of the church of Ireland. He was bishop of Killoloe, Kilfenora and Dromore, and was active in promoting the development of the Church of Ireland; he voted against Roman Catholic emancipation in 1821 and 1825.


MIDDLETON, Conyers.  A Treatise on the Roman Senate. In two parts. The First Part contains the substance of several letters, formerly written to the late Lord Hervey, concerning the manner of creating Senators ... The Second Part ... I. Of the power and jurisdiction of the Senate. II. Of the right and manner of convoking it .... London: printed by R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1747. [iv], 196 pp., bound with   Remarks on Two Pamphlets lately published against Dr. Middleton's Introductory Discourse. The One, intituled, Observations on that Discourse in answer to the Author's Prejudices, &c. The Other, The Jesuit-Cabal farther opened, or a Defence of Dr. Chapman's late Charge .... London: printed for R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1748.   [iv], xl, 128 pp., bound with   [STEBBING, Henry]. Observations on a Book, [by Conyers Middleton] intituled, An Introductory Discourse to a larger Work, &c. containing an Answer to the Author's Prejudices, that Miraculous Powers were not continued to the Church after the Days of the Apostles. London: printed for C. Davis. 1747.  33[1] pp.  The three works bound together in recent quarter calf with marbled boards, contrasting labels to spine.

[56414] £125


[MOSS, Charles]  The Evidence of the Resurrection Cleared from the Exceptions of a late Pamphlet, entitled, The Resurrection of Jesus considered by a Moral Philosopher; in Answer to The Tryal of the Witnesses, &c.  London: printed for John and Henry Pemberton. 1744. [iv], 164 pp., some light browning. Recent cloth, gilt lettering to spine.  First edition.  ESTC T64325.

[73531] £100

A response to Thomas Sherlock and Peter Annet's controversy on whether the witnesses to Jesus's resurrection are reliable or not.


OAKELEY, Rev. Frederick.  A Letter to the Lord Bishop of London, on a subject connected with the recent proceedings at Oxford.  London: James Toovey. 1845. 39 pp. Disbound.  First edition.

[72493] £20

Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880), tractarian, friend of Newman; he was described as 'the introducer of that form of worship which is now called ritualism'.


[OXFORD].  Specimens of the Theological Teaching of certain members of the Corpus Committee at Oxford.  London: B. Fellowes. 1836. 38 pp., first and final leaf rather soiled at edges; sewn, unbound.

[72496]  £30

Extracts from the writings of Newman, Pusey, Sewell.


14 issues of 18th century review journal

[PARKER, Samuel].  Censura Temporum. The Good or Ill Tendencies of Books, Sermons, Pamphlets, &c. Impartially Consider'd, in a Dialogue between Eubulus and Sophronius. Volume II [Volume III].  London: printed for H. Clements. 1709 [1710]. Small quarto: pages 387-544, 579-731, [iv], Table - 12 pp; 96 pp; pages 67 onwards closely trimmed on top edge with occasional loss. Contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, joints tender, with gilt number "2" to spine.

[73468]  £350

A monthly journal which ran from 1708 to 1710, includes censure of the religious ideas of Locke, Norris, Spinoza,  Whiston.  This volumes comprises the issues from January-May, July-December 1709 (lacking issue for June), and also the three issues for 1710.

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