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BASKERVILLE PRESS) BARCLAY, Robert
AN APOLOGY FOR THE TRUE CHRISTIAN DIVINITY, BEING AN EXPLANATION AND VINDICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND DOCTRINES OF THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS
John Baskerville, Birmingham, 1765. The First Baskerville Edition and the Eighth overall. Quarto (9-7/8" x 12-1/2") bound in original blue paper-covered boards with light green paper backing, uncut and mostly unopened; [12], [ii]-xiii, [2], 504, [18]. Gaskell 30 describes that the errata leaf is frequently missing. This copy has two examples of the errata leaf, one with a Phillips & Fardon imprint as part of the preliminaries and the other at the end of the text without an imprint. DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY: "Barclay's great book, The Apology, is remarkable as the standard exposition of the principles of his sect, and is not only the first defense of those principles by a man of trained intelligence, but in many respects one of the most impressive theological writings of the century." Old bookseller description pasted to the top of the front pastedown which has evidence of a bookplate removal; ink number "5196" at the top corner of the verso of the front endpaper; mild spotting toward the beginning but mostly very clean. Light wear along spine edges and tips, no spine label present or evidence there was one; light wear to corners and top edge. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]

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