A Clear and Comprehensive View of the Being, Nature, and Attributes of God,

[Smith (Joseph)]

A Clear and Comprehensive View of the Being, Nature, and Attributes of God,

form'd, not only upon the authority of the Holy Scriptures, but the solid reasonings and testimonies of the best authors, both heathen and Christian ... By an orthodox Divine.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with an added engraved portrait as frontispiece, errata slip pasted to blank verso of last leaf, tear in inner margin of title, without the initial blank, pp. [x], [3-] 121, [1], 8vo, contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on sides, spine gilt in compartments, red lettering piece, split in the upper joint (3 of the 5 cords holding firm), corners worn, inscribed by the author's son on the fly-leaf (see below), good

Publication Details: Printed by Thomas Parker, for the author, and sold by J. Jackson, 1754

Notes: The fly-leaf is inscribed: 'This Book was Published by my Father Jos. Smith, DD, Provost of Queen's College, A[nn]o 1754 when he was Eighty Four years old. Jos. Smith.' Below this is the later signature of J.S. Hargrave, and there is a further signature on the title-page of Capt. Downman, Roy. Horse Art[iller]y. Joseph Smith Jr. has also listed at the end his father's other works (3 of them, though curiously neither of the 2 mentioned in ODNB), and has corrected the errata. Joseph Smith Sr., known as 'Handsome Smith', was in 1730 'elected provost of Queen's College, succeeding John Gibson. He ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T64414, BL, Bodley; Boston Athanaeum, Missouri)

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Price: £750

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1754

Stock Number: 52708

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