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University-Politicks

Or, the Study of a Christian, Gentleman, Scholar,

Set forth in Three Sermons on the King's Inauguration Before the University of Oxford, at St. Mary's Church

By John Burton, D.D., Fellow of Eton College

1760 - Oxford - printed for J. Fletcher, sold by Hen. Payne

8" by 5", 99pp

 

DETAILS

A first edition, scarce copy, of University-Politicks, three sermons by John Burton.

Disbound.

First edition.

Scarce.

John Burton, 1696 1771, was a Church of England clergyman and tutor.

He matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford and was a college tutor from 1717. He was a diligent tutor, and his understanding of Greek led to the publication of Pentalogia, which became a standard teaching aid in Oxford University. In 1733 Burton was nominated by Eton College to succeed to the living of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, and was elected a fellow of Eton. Free with his money, Burton spent large sums on improving the vicarage house, gardens, and glebe lands. In 1766 he left Mapledurham to be rector of Worplesdon, Surrey.

 

Throughout his life Burton published a vast number of tracts and sermons. They are long and formal in style. Towards the end of his life he undertook to gather together his Latin theological dissertationswhich attracted much attention and received criticism from the latitudinarians and the noncomformists.

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm. The boards are missing. The pages are clean and bright. The first and last pages have some slight browning and handling marks, as to be expected. There is an ink inscription on the title page. Overall the condition is good, due to missing boards, with a very good interior.

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