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LAW, William (1686--1761)
The Bishop of Bangor's late sermon, and his letter to Dr. Snape in defence of it, answer'd. And the dangerous nature of some doctrines in his Preservative, set forth in a letter to his Lordship. By William Law, M.A. The seventh edition.
London: printed for W. and J. Innys, 1718.
38, [2] p. ; 19.4 cm. (8º)

First published in 1717. This, and the two other letters with which it is bound, A second letter to the Bishop of Bangor, first published in 1717, and A reply to the Bishop of Bangor's answer ..., 1719 form the substance of non-juror, William Law's 'Defence of Church Principles' in the 'Bangorian controversy' of 1717--19, provoked by the Bishop of Bangor, Benjamin Hoadly's sermon before George I in 1717. Andrew Snape, Provost of Eton, was one of Hoadly's chief critics on Convocation of the Church of England. From the eighth edition of 1721 the letters were published as Three letters to the Bishop of Bangor. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC n32040.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with A second letter to the Bishop of Bangor, 3rd ed., 1719 (q.v.) and A reply to the Bishop of Bangor's answer ..., 1719 (q.v.). Front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil with price 1s/6.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, paper spine-label ink-lettered 'Bishop of / Bangor's / Sermon'.

Reference Number 4730


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