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GASTRELL, Francis (1662--1725)
The Bishop of Chester's case, with relation to the wardenship of Manchester. In which is shewn, that no other degrees but such as are taken in the University, can be deemed legal qualifications for any ecclesiastical preferment in England.
Oxford printed at the Theater, 1721.
[4], 52 p. ; 37.5 cm. (2º)

Bishop of Chester = Francis Gastrell. Published also at Cambridge, 1721. A vindication of Gastrell's stand over his opposition to the Crown's giving the Wardenship of Manchester College to Samuel Peploe, Vicar of Preston, who had received a Lambeth BD in 1718. He had spoken out in support of Atterbury and was well-thought of by Swift. Peploe, nonetheless, succeeded Gastrell as Bishop of Chester in 1725. Title-page vignette of the Sheldonian Theatre, engraved head-pieces at head of the preface and on page 1 (signed 'MB Sc') displaying the motto of the university press in two different contexts, and tail-piece ornament with 'MB' monogram.

Binding Stitched in plain wrappers, clumsily repaired in C20th brown paper and book tape wrappers embossed with Museum stamp (1920s), C19th MSS. title-label in ink attached inside upper cover.

Reference Number 3897


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