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BEVERIDGE, William. Meddylieu Neillduol ar grefydd, Dosbarthedig mewn deuddeg pwngc; a Bwriadeu Gweithadwy Ffurfiedig arnunt.

[London]. Printiedig yn Llundain, ac a werthir gan Wiliam Roberts, 1727.
12mo. [18], 280pp, [8]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five final pages of advertisements for books printed for and sold by William Mears. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, a trifle bumped. Near contemporary pen-trials to endpapers, some loss to FFEP, near contemporary ownership inscription of John Jones to title page, lightly spotted.
A translation of the popular Private thoughts upon religion of Bishop of St. Asaph William Beveridge (bap. 1637, d.1708), first published in English in the year after his death, and first translated into Welsh for publisher William Mears in 1717. This edition is reissue of that Mears edition (complete with the Mear's own publisher's catalogue at end!) with a cancel title-page. It is fitting, and indeed demonstrative of the popularity Beveridge had secured in Wales in just four years as Bishop of St. Asaph, that this posthumous publication was translated into Welsh, as he had proactively supported and sponsored the use of Welsh books for the education of both the clergy and their congregations.

Both the first edition and this present reissue are, understandably, rare; ESTC records copies at just three locations in the British Isles (BL, Oxford, and University College of Wales), and none elsewhere.
ESTC T121223.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 19337