• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 487

    PENN, William (1644-1718). The great case of liberty of conscience once more briefly debated & defended, by the authority of reason, Scripture, and antiquity : which may serve the place of a general reply to such late discourses, as have oppos'd a tolleration. [London], 1670.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    PENN, William (1644-1718). The great case of liberty of conscience once more briefly debated & defended, by the authority of reason, Scripture, and antiquity : which may serve the place of a general reply to such late discourses, as have oppos'd a tolleration. [London], 1670.

    4° (190 x 143 mm). Slip with extra errata mounted on verso of title-page, and a cancel slip mounted over last five lines of p2r. Modern paneled morocco (spine sunned).

    Presumed second edition of what many consider the most systematic and thorough exposition of the theory of toleration in Restoration England. “This is evidently a 2nd edition, being much enlarged from the 1st, which may be seen on comparison; and “J.” for Junior is here omitted in the Title page, and also the Dedication to the King which the first contains - and an address “to the Supream Authority of England,” dated, “Newgate, the 7th of the 12th monteth, called February, 1670.” - and a Preface added; also new matter in the work” (Smith Friends’ Books II, p.286-7). JCB (1919) III, pp.205-206.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766