The Christian Observer. Conducted by Members of the Established Church. Volume I. From First of January, to Thirty-First of December, 1802.
Reference #: 1461
Status: For Sale
List Price: $200.00
Published by John Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty.
[viii] + 824 pp. including an ‘Index to the Essays, Intelligence, Occurrences, &c”, and “Index to the Reviews”, and an “Index to the Principal Names.” The text is dual column. The scarce printed compilation of all issues of this journal during its initial year of publication. “The first Year of our labours being completed, we are unwilling to close the volume before we have addressed our readers with respect to some circumstances arising out of our situation, or derived from the peculiar nature of our exertions.” (from the Preface.) Light to moderate foxing of the endpapers and prelims, with scattered very light foxing thereafter. Overall, a sound, Very Good copy. The material covered is broad indeed, from the expected issues of Church theology and doctrine to political issues, a recent acquisition of the Museum of Natural History in Paris (p. 37 ff.), and notes from ‘Anglicanus’ on the subject of a “Proposal For a Further Voyage to Discover the North-west Passage” (p. 358 ff.). The articles are augmented by letters of equally wide-ranging themes, including the death of Voltaire. (pp. 574 ff.)
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