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ADAM, Thomas. Practical lectures on the Church Catechism.

London. Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1755. Second edition.
12mo. vi, [1], 118pp, [2]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Handsomely bound in ninetenth-century polished calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
A choice copy of the second edition, and first to appear with a London imprint, of a set of 10 'lectures' on Christian teaching, stressing the importance of personal devotion, by Yorkshire-born English clergyman Thomas Adam (1701-1784). A popular reprinted throughout the eighteenth- and into the nineteenth-centuries, especially in the provinces, these lectures are said to have profoundly influenced the Liverpudlian evangelical divine William Romaine (1714-1795).

As with the Lincoln printed first edition, rare: ESTC records copies of this edition at two locations in the British Isles (BL and Manchester), and none elsewhere.
ESTC T88403.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 20641