8vo., pp. , 43, , with a half-title; title within a mourning border; a little spotty at beginning and end, but a very good copy, uncut, stitched as issued.
US $172 €140
First edition of a sermon that provides an extended biographical notice (pp. 25-34) of the Presbyterian theologian George Benson (1699-1762). Benson embarked on an industrious series of interpretative Biblical paraphrases after the manner of Locke in the 1730s. His most famous work, published after he came to Crutched Friars in 1740, was The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion (1743), which went through many editions.
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