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SMITH, Elisha (1683?--1740)
The cure of deism: or, the mediatorial scheme by Jesus Christ the only true religion. In answer to the objections started, and to the very imperfect account of the religion of nature, and of Christianity, given by the two oracles of deism, the author of Christianity as old as the creation; and the author of the Characteristicks. With an application to Papists, Quakers, Socinians, and Scepticks. And an appendix, ... In two volumes. The second edition, corrected and improved with large additions. In a new method. By a country clergyman. ...
London: printed for the author; and sold by W. Innys and R. Manby, 1737.
2 vols ; 19.7 cm. (8º)
I: [16], xxxii, 431, [1] p.
II: [10], 352, 85, [27] p.

Anonymous. 'A Country Clergyman' = Elisha Smith. First published in 1736. 'The Two Oracles of Deism' are Matthew Tindal and Anthony Ashley Cooper. Includes An appendix, in answer to a book, intitled, The moral philosopher: or, a dialogue between a Christian Deist, and a Christian Jew. With the other additions to this edition, interspersed in the two volumes, for the benefit of those who bought the first edition, after p. 352 with its own title-page and register. Thomas Morgan's The moral philosopher was also published in 1737. ESTC t98454.

Copy Notes Price (or library shelfmark?) inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper.

Binding C18th calf, Harleian-style gilt-tooled borders, gilt-tooled central lozenge made up of smaller tools including dolphin tool and coronet, crown and rose, gilt-tooled spine compartments with dolphin tool and coronet, black morocco spine-labels, gilt edges.

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