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1 CLARKE, James Stanier 1766-1834. A Sermon Preached At The Anniversary Meeting Of The Stewards Of The Sons Of The Clergy: In The Cathedral Church Of St. Paul, On Thursday, May 10, 1810. By the Rev. James Stanier Clarke, ... To which are added, lists of the nobility, clergy...
London : Printed by Ann Rivington, in St. John's-Square. And sold by F.C. and J, Rivington, St. Paul's Church-Yard; R. Faulder, and Messrs. Fell and Nornaville, New Bond-Street; J. Hatchard, Piccadilly; J. Harding, and T. Payne, Pall-Mall 1811 0 
Original sermon in paper wraps. 4to. pp.29/[3pp.]/pp.38/[1p.]. Printed title-page, clean text throughout. Lower outside corner with loss (not affecting text). G+. ** James Stanier Clarke (1766–1834) was an English cleric, naval author and man of letters. He became librarian in 1799 to George, Prince of Wales (later Prince Regent, then George IV). 
Price: 10.00 GBP
The Tongue of Time. or The Language of a Church Clock., HARRISON, William.
2 HARRISON, William. The Tongue of Time. or The Language of a Church Clock.
London: Cradock & Co, 1848. 
5th edition. "I have selected a few portions of the Word of God, accommodating the number of words in each portion to the number of strokes in each hour; besides arranging, methodically, the various subjects, so as to give, in the whole, a short synopsis of Christian principles and duties." 17cms x 10.5cms. All edges gilt. Pp.88/8(publsiher's catalogue), engraved frontispiece and title page have minor spotting, small bookseller's label (Nye. Book & Music Seler, Tunbridge Wells) to inside front board, front free endpaper absent, owner's name to preliminary page. Dark green cloth, gilt clock and title to front, boards rubbed. G+. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
3 JONES, Rev. William .: A Course Of Lectures On The Figurative Language of The Holy Scripture, And The Interpretation Of It From The Scripture Itself. Delivered In The Parish Church Of Nayland, In Suffolk, In The Year 1786. To Which Are Added Four Lectures...
London: Printed for C. & J. Rivington, 1826. 
A New Edition. Original papered boards with later smooth spine and printed title label. With later made-to-measure slip-case. 8vo. 23cm x 15cm x 1.8cm. Clean English text, with owners details in a contemporary hand to top of title :"Mrs Butler Danvers 1845". Rough-cut page edges. A very clean copy, well preserved with its own slip-case. ** William Jones (1726-1800), Born: July 30, 1726, Lowick, Northamptonshire, England. Died: January 6, 1800, Hollingbourne, Kent, England. Pseudonym: Jones of Nayland. Jones was educated at Charterhouse and University College, Oxford. He became Vicar of Bethersden, Kent (1764); Pluckley, Kent; and Paston, Northhants; perpetual Curate of Nayland, Suffolk (1777); and Rector of Hollingbourne, Kent (1798). He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775. His other works include: The Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity, 1756;Fairchild Discourses, 1775; Physiological Disquisitions, 1781;A Treatise on the Art of Music, 1784; Ten Church Pieces for the Organ with Four Anthems in Score, 1789. Jones was a descendant of the Col. J. Jones who was one of the signatories to the death warrant of King Charles I of England. He used to regularly observe January 30 as a day of fasting and humiliation for his ancestor’s sin. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
Sermons To Asses, To Doctors In Divinity, To Lords Spiritual, And To Ministers Of State. By The late Rev. James Murray, Of Newcastle. With An Engraved portrait Of The Author, And An Original Sketch Of his Life., MURRAY, Rev. James .
4 MURRAY, Rev. James . Sermons To Asses, To Doctors In Divinity, To Lords Spiritual, And To Ministers Of State. By The late Rev. James Murray, Of Newcastle. With An Engraved portrait Of The Author, And An Original Sketch Of his Life.
London: Printed for William Hone, Ludgate Hill, 1817 - 1819 . 0 
A tight early binding. Old papered boards, very rubbed and bumped. Black cloth spine, also very rubbed. Endpapers lightly soiled. Catalogue review laid down to verso of the front board. Engraved portrait frontis. Clean text throughout, with deckled page edges. Each title-page with an engraved vignette of a sitting Ass with two heavy baskets across its back named 'Religion' and 'Politics'. 8vo. 9.0" x 6.0" x 1.25". 6 works bound together with separate pagination and title-pages. pp.16/[2pp.]/pp.70/[4pp.]/pp.37/[2pp.]/pp.97/[4pp.]/pp.63/[4pp.]/pp.72 . Beginning with a "Sketch of his Life", followed by 5 sermons, each with a separate printed title : "Sermons To Asses...1817"; "New Sermons To Asses...1818"; "Sermons To Doctors In Divinity...1817"; "Lectures To Lords Spiritual...1818"; Sermons To Ministers Of State...1817" ; ** "MURRAY, JAMES (1732–1782), author of 'Sermons to Asses,' was descended from a respectable family at Fans, near Earlstown, Berwickshire, where it is believed he was born in 1732. He studied at the university of Edinburgh, and his certificate from Dr. Hamilton, the professor of divinity, is dated 28 April 1760. Shortly afterwards he went to Mouson, near Belford, Northumberland, as private tutor to the family of William Weddell, esq., and in 1761 he became assistant to John Sayers, minister of the Bondgate meetinghouse at Alnwick. Disagreements arose, and he was dismissed, but a large proportion of the congregation formed themselves into a separate community, built a chapel in Bailiifgate Square, and ordained him their minister. He was not ordained to the pastoral charge by any presbytery, as he held that every congregation was at liberty to adopt such modes of government as seemed most conducive to their religious improvement... Thomas Bewick, the engraver, says Murray was 'a most cheerful, facetious, sensible, pleasant man a most agreeable companion, full of anecdote and information; keen in his remarks, though he carefully refrained from hurting the feelings of any of the company.' His best known work was 'Sermons to Asses' (anon.), London, 1768, 8vo. This satirical work he dedicated to 'the very excellent and reverend Messrs. G. W., J. W., W. R., and M. M.,' observing that 'there are no persons in Britain so worthy of a dedication of a work of this kind as yourselves.' The initials referred to George Whitfield, John Wesley, William Romaine, and Martin Madan [q. v.] To a similar category belongs 'Sermons to Doctors in Divinity,' being the second volume of 'Sermons to Asses;' 'Sermons to Men, Women, and Children, by the author of "Sermons to Asses,"' Newcastle, 1768, 8vo; and 'New Sermons to Asses,' London, 1773, 8vo, reprinted as 'Seven New Sermons to Asses,' 1796...." - See Wikipedia *** "...Sermons to Asses delivered one of the first populist wake-up calls.  Drawing unprecedented attention to the dismal conditions faced by impoverished Britons and the influence wielded by landed elites during elections, James Murray (1732-1782) would urge his countrymen to ditch their political apathy, speak up, and vote responsibly–because “You will stand recorded for asses to all generations, if you do not assert your liberties when you have it in your power.”  Not surprisingly, these sermons attained great popularity on both sides of the Atlantic, with 7 editions issued in 2 years; no doubt the colonists were thrilled, if not inspired by his criticism of Parliament and tacit message of rebellion." - See Occupy 1768: Preaching To Asses by Frances A. Chiu" 
Price: 100.00 GBP

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