Essays and Meditations

Hanway (Jonas)

Essays and Meditations

on Life and practical Religion, with a Collection of Proverbs, containing Instructions and Admonitions for promoting true subjection to laws divine and human.

Description: FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, title printed in red and black, with an engraved frontispiece, engraved medallion portrait of George III on title, and 1 engraved plate, pp. iii, vi-x, [2], 39, 24-73, [2], 20-280 (pagination and register irregular, text continuous), 8vo, contemporary lightly speckled calf, blind roll tooled borders on sides, gilt rule on either side of raised bands on spine, red lettering piece, minor wear, paste-downs excised (see below), very good

Publication Details: Printed for John Rivington, R. and J. Dodsley, and C. Henderson , 1762

Notes: The Essays proper are preceded by various reflections, including on 'the reciprocal duties of parents and children with respect to indiscretion in love', and 'the religious obligations of masters and servants.' The latter is followed by 'To the true Friends of repentant Prostitutes', a keen interest of Hanway's. In the first opening of this section there is a stub, but it does not appear to be the vestiges of a plate. This is a re-issue, with additions and changes, of v.1 of his Reflections, essays and meditations, 1761, which accounts for the irregularity of the pagination. ESTC records BL an...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T126852)

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Price: £250

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1762

Stock Number: 59544

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