Lot 1433: Thomas Bray CATECHETICAL DISCOURSES 1701 Antique Theology Christianity Lectures
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Catechetical Discourses on the Whole Doctrine of the Convenant of Grace, Delivered in 32 Lectures, on the Preliminary Questions and Answers of the Church-Catechism. Being a Body of Divinity, Proper to be Read by all Christians, in Order to their Understanding the Whole Frame and Tenour of the Christian Religion. More Especially Design'd to be Read in the Plantations, Instead of Homilies or Sermons, Where, as yet, There is Either no Minister to Officiate, or Where the People are at so Great a Distance from the Churches, as not to be Able to Enjoy the Benefit of the Ordinary Preaching, and Catechising: as Also in the Planters Families, and on Board our Ships.
Author: Thomas Bray - Thomas Bray was an English clergyman and abolitionist who helped formally establish the Church of England in Maryland, as well as the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge and Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
Publisher: Printed by John Brudenell
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 344 pages
Width: 8" Height: 12.75"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has detached covers. The volume is in full leather, with stamped ornamentation and five raised bands. The volume displays significant age/wear indications, including chipping, minor loss to the spine extremities, and heavy rubbing. Two bookplates are present to the front paste-down, including one pictorial bookplate from the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Massachusetts. The interior is largely clean and bright, with foxing and toning appearing toward the end of the text.
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