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Author WOLLASTON, William.
Title The Religion of Nature Delineated
Stock Code 1975
Dates 1726
Published London: Samuel Palmer
Description A very nice copy of this corrected third edition. Original full leather boards with a geometric design. Recent spine, sympathetically restored with gilt titles. A touch of bumping / edgewear to the boards only. The spine is as new. The contents are complete. With printers vignette to title page, engraved head and tail pieces throughout by George Vertue. Frontis engraving of Wollaston facing the title page. This has been restored and relaid in. Shows evidence of restoration, with edgewear to the inner margin. slight creasing to middle. Clean and tidy throughout the book, with a touch of darkening to the edges only. A small previous owner’s armorial stamp to the inside board. To the fron end paper are a couple of other contemporary owner’s signatures, and a somewhat faded quotation from the work. A very nice copy. 250 by 210mm (9¾ by 8¼ inches).
Note Benjamin Franklin is generally agreed to have been compositor on the 1725 printing, but it is unlikely that he worked on this 1726 printing.
Bibliography Collation: 219, [13] pp. ESTC: 138654, 138655
Price £125.00

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