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Three Letters

by OXLEE, John

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First Editions of These Two Scarce Titles OXLEE, John. Three Letters Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of His Grace the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan, on the Inexpediency and Futility of Any Attempt to Convert the Jews to the Christian Faith, in the Way and Manner Hitherto Practised, Being a General Discussion of the Whole Jewish Question. London: Hatchard and Son, [1842]. [Together with] OXLEE, John. Three More Letters Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of His Grace the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan, on the culpability and unauthorised presumption of the Gentile Christian Church in requiring the Jew to forsake the Law of Moses, before he can be allowed publicly to embrace the Gospel of Christ : containing, also, metaphysical disquisitions on the Godhead, and a confutation of the diabolarchy. London: Hatchard and Son, [1845]. First edition of both titles. Two related titles in one octavo volume (8 x 5 1/4 inches; 203 x 133 mm). [1]-95, [1, blank]; [1]-145, [1, blank] pp. No copies of either title have appeared at auction in the past sixty years. Quarter modern calf over marbled boards. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Edges speckled brown. First title-page with some glue and paper residue along inner margin, not affecting text. Final leaf of first title (pg. 95, with blank verso) with two closed tears and a one-inch by half-inch hole in the text spanning seven lines. Overall a very good copy of this scarce title. "Oxlee, John (1779ñ1854), philologist and writer on theology...Oxlee's minute study of the Hebrew writings led him to differ on many important points both from the Jewish and Christian interpreters...In his Three Letters to the Archbishop of Canterbury (1842) and Three More Letters (1845) he stated his reasons for declining to take any part in the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews, and his grounds for not believing in the personality of the devil. " (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) Rosenbach. HBS 67198. $1,250
  • Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 67198
  • Title: Three Letters
  • Author: OXLEE, John
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hatchard and Son
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1842


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