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Title: Discourses on Various Subjects. The Second Edition.
Description: London; Printed by J. Phillips...ANd sold by T. Cadell...; H. Payne...; D. Dilly...; and J. Phillips, 1780. 2 volumes. 8vo, pp. xii [xiii - xviii Contents, xix - xx "Subscribers Names omitted in the First Edition," xxi - xxii blank], 362; [viii], 430, engraved portrait of Duche in volume 1, 1 engraved plate in volume 1, another engraved plate in volume 2, contemporary calf, red leather labels; portrait and title-page volume 1 water-stained, some foxing of text and plates, front joint volume 1 repaired, rear cover volume 2 missing. With the inscription (probably late 18th century) "Stephen Attwater's Book/ Price 10/6 / Folio 194," and his small rectangular book label on the front paste-down end-paper of volume 1; and the book label, dated 1861, of Geo. P. Tyler on the front paste-down end-paper of volume 2. Duche (1738 - 1798) was Rector of Christ-Church and St. Peter's in Philadelphia and is remembered as the minister who advised George Washington 1777 to rescind the "hasty and ill-advised Declaration of Independence." He had, in 1774, opened the first Continental Congress with a prayer, but after the letter to Washington became public, he emigrated to England, where his discourses were first published in 1779.

Keywords: Americana religion prose

Price: GBP 93.50 = appr. US$ 133.52 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 4548

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