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[Swift, Jonathan]
A Preface to the B----p of S--r--m's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England [in a bound volume of 16 tracts]
London: John Morphew, 1713. First edition. 56 pp. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, remnant of morocco spine label, edges sprinkled. Binding worn with joints and spine cracked, contents toned and foxed throughout, a few headlines trimmed. First edition. 56 pp. 8vo. A sammelband of 16 tracts, including the first edition of Burnet's Introduction to volume 3 of his History of the Reformation as well as Swift's reply (his Preface to B[ishop] of S[a]r[u]m's Introduction). Burnet painted Popery as the deadliest of evils, and suggested that only Whig bishops, such as himself, could resist it. Swift, having switched to the Tory cause just a few years before, "makes the church his real theme [and] abandons impersonation; and if there are some playful fantasies and much sarcasm among his provisions, they are kept subordinate to the dignity of the main essay. Swift writes with a grave, self-conscious intensity ..." (Ehrenpreis, Swift II, p. 694). The complete contents of the sammelbands follows: [NEWTON, William]. The Principles of the Low-Church-Men ... [xix], 4-64 pp. London: J. Phillips, 1714. ESTC T44464. The University Miscellany: or, More Burning Work for the Ox-f-d Convocation ... [iv], 27, [1] pp. London: A. Baldwin, 1713. ESTC T95338. BURNET, Gilbert. An Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England. 72 pp. London: John Churchill, 1714. ESTC N9954. [SWIFT, Jonathan]. A Preface to the B----p of S--r--m's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England. By Gregory Misosarum. 56 pp. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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