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STILLINGFLEET, Edward (1635--1699)
Sir, you may perceive by the inclosed brief for rebuilding the cathedral church of St. Paul, how much His Majesty is concerned to have this work carried on, and in what particular manner he recommends it to the city of London; ...
[London], [1678].
[4] p. ; 29.5 cm. (2º)

Title from opening words of text. Signed on p. [2]: Edw. Stillingfleet, Dean of St. Pauls, and Arch-Deacon of London. At end of text: Imprimatur. Dat. xxx. Mai. H. London. 1678. A circular letter soliciting subscriptions for rebuilding St. Pauls. Includes a statement of account for the rebuilding up to 1st May 1678, and a list of 'Subscriptions towards the Repairs of St. Paul's, 1631, &c.'. Imprint from Wing. Wing S5668; ESTC r42881.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on last page Dr Stillingfleet's/ Dean of Cxxx /St Pauls [lig] Letter, and at the foot Sr John. Goward, with another note. Folded and tipped onto a guard at the end of a collection of the six pamphlets connected to the controversy sparked by the anonymous publication in 1712 of Francis Hare's Frauds and abuses at St. Paul's (q.v.), and after a printed letter dated 14 June 1678 and attributed to Henry Compton, Bishop of London, refuting arguments against the expenses of rebuilding the cathedral and appealing for funds (q.v.).

Binding C19th calf, blind triple-ruled borders with small floral corner ornaments in blind, gilt triple-ruled and blind-tooled spine, dark green spine-label gilt-lettered 'Pamphlets On St Pauls'. Later numbered '70' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5478


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