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WHISTON, William (1667--1752)
Several papers relating to Mr. Whiston's cause before the court of Delegates; viz. I. Mr. Whiston's reasons against that procedure. II. The articles exhibited against him by Dr. Pelling in that court. III. Mr. Whiston's defence of himself from those articles. To which are added IV. His letter to the Reverend Dr. Sacheverell. ...
London: printed: and sold by J. Clark, J. Brown, and J. Richardson, 1715.
[4], 32, 183, [1] p.; 19 cm. (8º)

Whiston was a theologian and natural philosopher whose encounter with Newton's Principia and conversion to experimental philosophy led to his Cambridge appointment as Lucasian Professor in 1702. In 1710 he was expelled for heresy and though proceedings against him were dropped in 1714, he continued to be at the centre of trinitarian controversies over the following decade. Paper I., 'Reasons For not proceeding against Mr. Whiston, ..' has its own title-page, pagination and signatures; it is signed 'By a lover of Truth and True Religion', and is the third edition. -- The final 183 p. containing papers II--VI is a reissue without the preliminary matter of Mr. Whiston's defence of himself, from the articles objected to him by Dr. Pelling, London, 1715. ESTC t48001.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style panelled calf, later red spine-label and date in gilt.

Reference Number 4713


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