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ANONYMOUS. The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions. First American Edition. Georgetown: Published by Joseph Milligan, Agent for a Company of Gentlemen. 1825. (Printed by William Cooper, Jun. Washington City). 9.3 x 14.3cm. $125.00 Printed by Joseph Milligan the Georgetown printer, bookseller and binder. He is know for having appraised Jefferson's library for Congress and for transporting the 6000+ books from Monticello to Washington. He was also somewhat of a skilled binder as Jefferson praises his binding in his letters. A somewhat scarce imprint. Concerning the book we are offering, the anonymous author states in 'The Author's Advertisement:' "And my reasons for now presenting this to the public, are first, to prevent people from being imposed upon by false notions concerning my conversion. Secondly, to shew that I became a Roman Catholic upon no other motive than from a thorough conviction of the truth of what that Church teaches; and that after a mature deliberation and strict scrutiny into the most substantial points of doctrine, especially those that seem to clash most with sense, and man's natural inclination, not from any particular pique, or temporal interest. And thirdly, to make it appear the Roman Catholics are by no means such abominable, idolatrous, wicked wretches, as some roaring Protestant preachers, and authors, represent them." Bound black leather spine with vellum corners and marbled paper over boards, spine with simple single horizontal fillet lines dividing it into 5 panels, gilt title directly on spine, small piece chipped from top of spine, worm holes & track along about 1.5cm of front hinge, wearing through vellum at top corners, worn through marbled paper at edges, rubbed & scuffed, faded yellow page edges, worm damage to front endpapers and first 5 leaves in upper inner corner--does not come close to any text, removed signature scar and/or tag on front paste-down endpaper, light damp stains in bottom margin of most pages, medium foxing throughout, tear in third leaf repaired with archival paper. Collation: A-M8, N4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, [iii]-iv The Author's Advertisement, -199pp text, (1) blank. American Imprints #1825-21738.
Title: The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions.
Illustrator: Georgetown, DC
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion: 1825
Book Condition: Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion
Size: 9.3 x 14.3cm.
Weight: 2.00 Item
Book Number: 17798
Keywords: Joseph Milligan; Georgetown DC imprint