The Works of the Rev. Thomas Halyburton (Complete in One Volume) Containing 'The Great Concern of Salvation', 'Treatise on Natural and Revealed Religion', 'Common Sermons and Memoirs'.
London, Thomas Tegg & Son, 1835. Leather Bound. pp.xxviii, 817. Thick 8vo. Bound in full period calf with a decorated spine. It contains on the inside front board a nice armorial bookplate of Frederick Elwin watson, and a small bookseller's 'ticket' ('W. Puncher / Bookseller / Norwich'). There are a very few vertical pencil lines in the margin of several pages (easily erased); otherwise the text is clean, bright, and tight. The binding is somewhat worn and scuffed, especially at the edges of the boards. The front joint feels a bit tender but is not separating. Overall, a good, to good plus, copy. Ill.: engraved frontispiece. Halyburton (1674 - 1712) was a theologian and professor of divinity at St. Mary's College, Scotland and a prominent writer of polemics against deists (the system of 'natural' religion which was developed in England in the late 17th and early 18th centuries). The DNB says that the first appearance in print of his 'Works' was in 1835, but COPAC shows an earlier publication - in 1833 - with the same pagination and the Burns essay, as are found in the 1835 issue, although the printer (Blackie) and place of publication (Glasgow) are different. The Tegg issue was re-printed in 1837. We conclude, therefore, that our copy is a second printing of the first edition.
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Mots-clés: Theology; Deism; engraved frontispiece