1821 · New York
First U.S. edition. First edition was Dublin, 1781. Contents: I. A Defence of the Divinity of Christ, and the Immortality of the Soul: in answer to the author of a work, lately published in Cork, entitled, "Thoughts on Nature and Religion." Revised and corrected.--II. Loyalty asserted: or, a Vindication of the Oath of Allegiance; with an impartial enquiry into the Pope's temporal power, and the present claims of the Stuarts to the English throne: proving that both are equally groundless.--III. An Address to the common People of Ireland, on occasion of an apprehended invasion by the French and Spaniards, in July, 1779, when the united fleets of Bourbon appeared in the Channel.--IV. Remarks on a letter written by Mr. Wesley, and a Defence of the Protestant Association.--V. Essay on Toleration: tending to prove that a man's speculative opinions ought not to deprive him of the right of civil society. With a separate title-page on p. : "Mr. O'Leary's defence; containing a vindication of his conduct and writings during the late disturbances in Munster. With a full justification of the Roman Catholics, and an account of the risings of the white boys. Together with Mr. O'Leary's answer to the false accusations of Theophilus, and the ill-grounded insinuations of the Right Rev. Doctor Woodward, Lord Bishop of Cloyne.
NSTC 2O2975; Shoemaker 6364. Rebound, front and back covers are of different bindings. Respined with brown paper, white-lettered with call number on spine, gilt-stamped black leather label on spine. Binding rubbed and abraded, corners worn, spine label chipped at one corner. Browning and separation of some early leaves. Paper loss at margin of pp. iii–iv, pp. v–vi, p. 121–122, p. 385–386, long tear to pp. 187–188. Dog-earing. Staining and foxing. Bookplate at front pastedown, rubber-stamps to several pages. Complete. (Inventory #: 14109)