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A Vindication of the Surey Demoniack as no Impostor: or a reply to a certain pamphlet Publish'd by Mr. Zach. Taylor, called the Surey Impostor. With a further clearing and confirming of the Truth as to Richard Dugdale's Case and Cure. By T. J. one of the Ministers who attended upon that affair from first to last: but replies only as to matter of fact, and as he therewithal is more especially concerned. To which is annexed a brief Narrative of the Surey Demoniack, drawn up by the same author, for the satisfaction of such who have not seen the former narrative.
Printed for Nevill Simmons in Sheffield Yorkshire: and sold by G. Conyers at the Ring in Little Britain London, London 1698 - Hardcover Small quarto. 80pp [paginated (i) - vi, 7 - 80]. Superb late eighteenth-century style full leather craft binding by renowned London book-binder, Bernard C. Middleton. Brown speckled calf with inner and outer panels and blind-tooled rules and decorations to boards. Raised bands to spine, with gilt author and title (which rather inexplicably reads "Jone's Vindication" up spine.) The second of Thomas Jollie's accounts of the possession and subsequent exorcism of Richard Dugdale, "the Surey Demoniack." Jollie's first tract on the subject "The Surey Demoniack, Or, An account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings" (London, 1697) had drawn a swift and forceful rebuttal from a "King's Preacher", Zachary Taylor, in a tract entitled "The Surey Impostor: being an answer to a late fanatical pamphlet, entituled, The Surey Demoniack." Over half of Jollie's "Vindication" is a page by page response to various points raised by Taylor, with most of the rest of the work comprising a series of statements or "testimonies," including by Dugdale himself, attesting to the veracity of his claims of possession and the efficacy of the exorcism that Jollie and others undertook. Extremely scarce. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. A little discoloration to the margins of the endpapers, title page a little darkened and with one tiny, neat, old repair to fore-edge margin, fore-edges of a couple of leaves a little chipped due to careless opening, occasional light smudging, still the overall condition is VG + or better for an antiquarian book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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