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Theron and Aspasio or a Series of Dialogues And Letters

By James Hervey

1789

J F and C Rivington : London

7" by 5"

xxx, 393, [1]; [1], 448; 530, [14]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The sixth edition of this series of letters, 'Theron and Aspasio' written by the English clergyman, James Hervey.

James Hervey was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford where he was a member of the Holy Club and became under the influence of John Wesley and the Oxford Methodists. However, he adopted a Calvinistic creed and remained in the Anglican church. This work is one of Hervey's best known, and was well received after its initial publication in 1755. This is the sixth edition. It was believed that some of the work had tendencies that were considered to be antinomianism, which led to some theological criticism from Calvinists and Wesley. Hervey is also remembered for his 'Meditations Among the Tombs'. James Hervey was the rector of Weston-Favell Northamptonshire. His writings had a great influence on William Blake, who painted 'Epitome of James Hervey's Meditations among the Tombs'. This religious and philosophical work reflects on many aspects of life in the context of God.

CONDITION

In full tree calf bindings. Externally, rubbed to the spines and to the extremities. Lacking spine labels to volumes II and III. Spine label to volume I is lacking a small portion. Rubbing to the joints. Slit to the spine of volume III. Both hinges to volumes I and III are slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spots to the endpapers, and just the odd spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Good

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