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GERY, Thomas (d. 1670?)
The fort-royal of Christianity defended. Or, a demonstration of the divinity of scripture, by way of excellency called the Bible. With a discussion of some of the great controversies in religion, about universal redemption, free-will, original sin, &c. For the establishing of Christians in truth in these atheistical trying times. By Thomas Gery, B.D. and Rector of Barwell in Leicestershire.
London: printed by T. C. for Nathanael Web, and William Grantham, 1657.
[12], 139, [5], 100, [8] p. ; 14.0 cm. (12º)

'A Discussion And Decission Of Some Great Controversies In Religion: ...' has a separate dated title-page with imprint 'London, printed for N. Webb and W. Grantham. 1657'. Signatures are continuous. The final four leaves (sig. M4) contain an advertisement for 'Books Printed, and are now to be sold by Nathanael Web, and William Grantham, ... 1657'. Wing G618; ESTC r209377; Thomason E.1702[1].

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on the title-page James Peacock, i.e. the surveyor who introducted Soane, aged 15, to George Dance the younger and thus gave him his start in life. The four final leaves of advertisements at the end are misbound with the first leaf following the second. Bound with [8] pp. of an unidentified contemporary edition of the Catechism at the end, with page numbers cropped and signatures B1-4 (final page blank).

Binding C18th or earlier blind-ruled sheep, rebacked with C19th gilt-ruled spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 4772


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