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DELAUNE, Thomas (d. 1685)
De Laune's Plea for the non-conformists: shewing the true state of their case, and how far the conformist's separation from the church of Rome for their popish superstitions, &c. introduced into the service of God, justifies the non-conformist's separation from them. In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Calamy, in his sermon, called, Scrupulous conscience, inviting hereto. To which is added, a parallel scheme of the pagan, papal, and Christian rites and ceremonies. With a narrative of the sufferings underwent for writing, printing, and publishing hereof. By Thomas Delaune, who died in Newgate during his imprisonment for this book. Printed twenty years ago; but being seiz'd by the Messenger of the Press, was aftewards [sic] burnt by the hang-man: and now reprinted from the author's original copy. With a preface by Mr. D. Foe, author of the Review.
London: printed for, and sold by William and Joseph Marshall, 1706.
[2], i--vi, viii--ix, [2], 40, 42--43, '45', '45', [8], 55--66 p. ; 19.9 cm. (4°)

Delaune's Plea was first piblished in 1683; this edition has a preface by Daniel Defoe. See P.N. Furbank and W.R. Owens, A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe (London 1998), pp. 258-9. Also includes a reprint of Delaune's 'Eikon tou theriou [=Greek script], Or, The Image of the Beast, ...' (pp. [46--53]) and 'A Narrative of the Sufferings of Tho. Delaune, ... Written with his own Hand.' (pp. 55--66). With 'A Catalogue of Books, newly Printed for William and Joseph Marshal, ...' on p. [xi]. In this variant p. ii, line 8 reads: 'Prisoner Mr. Ralphson'. Pages ix, 47--52 and 61--68 are misnumbered xi, [2], 4 and 59--66 respectively. ESTC n28523; Furbank and Owens 258.

Copy Notes Cropped with loss of printed area at tail of some pages. Bound (7) in a collection of works by or associated with Daniel Defoe. Part of a uniformly bound 48-volume set of works by or attributed to Defoe which on the evidence of endleaves variously watermarked '1814', '1808', etc. was presumably assembled around 1810--15.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Defoe's Works' and 'True Born Englishman ...'. Later numbered '110' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4087


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