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PORTEUS, Beilby (1731--1809)
Sermons on several subjects. By the Right Reverend Beilby Porteus, D.D. Bishop of Chester.
London: printed for T. Payne and Son, and T. Cadell, 1783.
xi, [1], 429, [1] p. ; 21.2 cm. (8º)

First edition. A second volume was first published in 1794. Beilby Porteus was appointed Bishop of Chester in 1777 and later Bishop of London in 1787, and was a campaigner against the slave trade. ESTC t86342.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page Eliza: Soane. / Febry 6. 1786; with a single ink annotation on page [1]. Bought for 4s. on 6 February 1786. (Journal 1781--97. p. 68). Bound as a mixed set with the fourth edition of the second volume, 1799 (q.v.).

Binding Early C19th tree calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label. The two volumes bound by Edward Lawrence for 4s. 6d. in 1802. (Spiers Box. Miscellaneous Booksellers).

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