1824 · Philadelphia
First edition. Hicks was a controversial figure among the members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and is here accused of denying the Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth. The evidence presented is a letter he allegedly wrote on the subject to Thomas Willis of Long Island.
Shoemaker 17802. Removed from a nonce volume with evidence of old sewing holes. No wrappers; six-digit number stamped on title-page. Respined with archival tissue. Dusty; short tear in outer margin of most leaves. (Inventory #: 146)