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Title: Essays and Reflections, Religious and Moral. Second Edition, with Additions.
Description: Glocester: Printed by D. Walker, for J. Washbourn.... Sold also by Messrs Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme; and Messrs. Rivington, London, 1806. 8vo, pp. 174, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt spine, green morocco label; boards a little rubbed and front joint slightly rubbed. A very good copy. No dates or first name are given for the author in OCLC or Copac, but he is almost certainly Thomas Apperley (1730 - 1814). In the Introduction, he describes himself as the "Father of a pretty numerous family," and Thomas Apperley lived in Wrexham, where the first edition (1793) of this book was printed. He was the father of eight children, one of whom, Charles James Apperley (1778 - 1843) achieved fame as "Nimrod," the sports writer. The topics are, of course, religious and moral, and Apperley doesn't think much of philosophy: "Had it not been for philosophy, which perverted natural reason, mankind would never have disputed the immortality of the soul." For the first edition of 1793, ESTC T68681 locates copies in BL, Bodleian, Birmingham, and Glasgow. For this 1806 edition, Copac and OCLC locate copies in BL, Bodleian; Yale, Michigan.

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Price: GBP 220.00 = appr. US$ 314.16 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
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