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Sermons, Chiefly Intended to Promote Faith, Hope, and Charity

by Knox, Vicesimus

Condition: Very Good

Dublin: By John Exshaw, for Messrs. J. Shephard, P. Wogan, P. Byrne, A. Grueber. pp. xvi, 510. Contemporary mottled calf, smooth spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, sides with Trinity College armorial gilt-stamps, rubbed, three corners worn, but the binding sound, contents clean. First Dublin edition; first published the same year in London. Vicesimus Knox (1752-1821) was an English minister who faced the disapproval of the British authorities in the 1790s for his sermons opposing the war against the French. His "Spirit of Despotism" (1795) is a timely analysis of how political despotism at home can arise under the cover of fighting a foreign war. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1792.


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