Lot 132: 5 Books incl A COLLECTION OF ACTS... QUAKERS. 1757
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Quakerism] 4 Titles (5 Vols). ++ A COLLECTION OF ACTS OF PARLIAMENT, AND CLAUSES OF ACTS OF PARLIAMENT, RELATIVE TO THOSE PROTESTANT DISSENTERS WHO ARE USUALLY CALLED BY THE NAME OF QUAKERS, FROM THE YEAR 1688. Lon: Luke Hinde, 1757. Issued without the additional 4 pages at end that would be dated 1762. 4to. 96pp. Contemp leather. Spine worn, front cover separated, rear cover insecure, trifle of worming in lower margin, text very good. Several of the Acts included permit Quakers to fulfill legally required oaths with an affirmation. One such amendment is to An Act for the more easy Recovery of Debts in his Majestys Plantations and Colonies in America, allowing Quakers to take an affirmation rather than an oath (pp55-56). ++ SOME ACCOUNT OF THE CONDUCT OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS TOWARDS THE INDIAN TRIBES Lon: Edward March, 1844. From Series Publications relative to the Aborigines, No. 9. 2 hand colored maps (1 folding). -, [i]-x, -247pp. 8vo. Orig brown cloth. Upper portion of spine loose, worn at spine ends, surface stains. Prelim leaves and folding map separated. ++ Thomas Evans. A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, COMMONLY CALLED QUAKERS Phila: Friends Book Store, 1872. (Printers credit on verso: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co., Philadelphia.) 12mo. Purple cloth, yellow eps. Sunned, externally scuffed, very good. ++ Thomas Clarkson. MEMOIRS OF THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LIFE OF WILLIAM PENN. 2 Vols. Lon: Richard Taylor and Co./ For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813. 8vo. Contemp tree calf. Joints split, foxed. 5.6 Lb.