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WATSON, Richard.
An Apology for the Bible, in a Series of Letters Addressed to Thomas Paine, Author of a Book entitled, The Age of Reason, Part the Second, being an Investigation of True and of Fabulous Theology.

pp. (ii), 385, (i). Bound without the half-title. Contemporary speckled calf, an early reback with the original spine relaid, twin labels, one of which states '1', implying that this is the first of a collected works. This title is complete in itself and was published separately, and clearly the 'collected works' was a private assemblage, possibly by the THOMAS HARDWICK, 1855, who has signed the front blank. A touch of wear but overall a very nice copy.

* T75726 this edition. LETTER 1 : 'I begin with your preface. You therein state - that you had long had an intention of publishing your thoughts upon religion, but that you had originally preserved it until a later period of life. - I hope there is no want of charity in saying, that it would have been fortunate for the christian world, had your life been terminated before you had fulfilled your intention.'

Printed for T. Evansa, in Paternoster-Row, and others. London.

Date Published: 1796. Fifth edition. 12mo.

Stock No. 61200

Price: 75.00