A Collection of the Works of William Penn in Two…

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A Collection of the Works of William Penn in Two Volumes To Which is Prefixed a Journal of His Life. With Many Original Letters and Papers Not Before Published.

London: J. Sowle, 1726. First edition. 2 volumes (Complete). Near contemporary full leather boards (Possibly 19th Century). Boards are blind embossed with decoration and labels to spine. Some rubbing particularly to the head and tail fo the spine - but still an attractive set. There is splitting to the rear hinge (bottom 3rd) of Vol. 2 but still holding. Internally in very good condition, with a little darkening / foxing, Owner's name to the title page of volume 2 (From 1761). The works of Penn, celebrated Quaker and founding father of Pennsylvania. Includes religious and political tracts supporting the Quaker faith. Also includes some exhortations to the people of Pennsylvania and a short account of the people and geography of the region. Includes epistles to Roman Catholics and Dissenters of all types, and arguments against the Test Acts of the United Kingdom (These were instituted in 1673 against Catholic Recusants, but also encompassed Quakers and made their life very difficult. They were not repealed until 1828). This work was published 8 years after Penn's death, and so if a complete account of his speeches. Collation: (6),911; (2),916,(4). pp. dimensions: 310 by 220mm (12¼ by 8¾ inches).

Book ID: 3743
Category: Christian
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