by BLACKBURNE, FRANCIS
1769. [BLACKBURNE, FRANCIS]. A Critical Commentary on Archbishop Secker's Letter to the Right Honourable Horatio Walpole, Concerning Bishops in America. London: For E. and C. Dilly, 1770 [i.e., 1769]. 111 p. [Bound with:] [FRANCIS BLACKBURNE]. A Critical Commentary on Archbishop Secker's Letter to the Right Honourable Horatio Walpole, Concerning Bishops in America. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1771. 72 p. Two items, bound together in nineteenth-century half morocco. Ex-library. Extremities worn, spine darkened, second work dampstained, but withal very good. First edition, and first American edition respectively, of one of the key works in the controversy over establishing an episcopate in the American colonies. The controversy drew in many of the key figures at the time both in America and in England, including William Livingston, Charles Chauncy, Thomas Bradbury Chandler, Archbishop Secker, and others. Evans 11995; Adams, American Controversy, 69-5; Felcone, New Jersey Books, 19; ESTC T91442, W30564.
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