A VINDICATION OF THE REASONS AND DEFENCE, &C. PART 1. BEING A REPLY TO THE FIRST PART OF NO SUFFICIENT REASON FOR RESTORING SOME PRAYERS AND DIRECTIONS OF KING EDWARD VI';S FIRST LITURGY. By The Author of the Reasons and Defence. [with:] ... PART II...
1719 · London
by [ Collier, Jeremy]
London: Printed for J. Bettenham ..., 1719. Two volumes. ,56;,166,pp. Octavo. Extracted from bound pamphlet volume. Occasional foxing and tanning (most conspicuously to the first two leaves of the first part), two marginal smudges to one leaf in the second part, but good copies, with the half-titles, and with the errata leaf to Part II. First editions of these tracts, a two-part element in Collier's efforts to reintroduce the Liturgy of Edward VI and revisions influenced by his study of early Christian writers. "Collier imposed what he referred to as 'Primitive and Catholic Usages' on 20 December 1717, and from then on he regarded those nonjurors who adhered to the prayer book of 1662, the non-usagers, as schismatic. Collier led a pamphlet war with his critics: Reasons for Restoring Some Prayers and Directions as they Stood in the First English Reformed Liturgy appeared in 1717 and reached its fourth edition the next year, when Collier also published a new service book for the use of his division of the nonjurors" - DNB. ESTC T50888 & T124271. (Inventory #: WRCLIT65980)