Humble Petition of the Free-Thinkers

Humble Petition of the Free-Thinkers


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[002527] [Newton, Benjamin]. The Humble Petition of the Free-Thinkers to the Right Honourable P—-p E–l of H——k, L–d H–h C——-r of G—t B—–n; Setting Forth Their Right of PATRONAGE, in a Certain Book, Called the Divine L——n of M—s; Demonstrated, &c. London: C. Corbett, 1756. First Edition. 8vo. Disbound. Pamphlet. Fair. [4], 5-16pp, disbound.

Lightly browned generally sporadic light foxing, old number in pen to head of title, heavily cropped from original quarto size to octavo (not affecting text), and once bound with others.

Original imprint (W. Owen at Homer’s Head) has had a new slip pasted over the top (Printed: and sold by C. Corbett, facing St. Dunstan’s Church, Fleet Street). Attributed to Benjamin Newton, the ‘Right Honourable’ is Philip Earl of Hardwick, the book referred to in the title is The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated which was by William Warburton (See ODNB).

Uncommon, with six locations in the UK and six in the US in ESTC (though ‘Petition’ is pluralised and Corbett is given as Curbett in the ESTC entry).

ESTC T36809