Humble Petition of the Free-Thinkers

Humble Petition of the Free-Thinkers


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[002521] [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. 4to. Stitched. Pamphlet. Good. [4], 5-16pp, stitched as issued.

Lightly browned generally, title slightly more so, edges browned and chipped with small amounts of loss, the odd spot of foxing but generally clean. 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