The Miscellaneous Works of the late Reverend and Learned Conyers Middleton, D. D.
"Containing all his Writings, Except the Life of Cicero: Many of which were never before Published...With a complete Index to the whole." Conyers was university librarian for Cambridge. Here you will find his most important work "Introductory Discourses". His religious publications led and responded to much controversy. He questioned the historical accuracy of the Bible and advocated opening up the church to a broader spectrum of beliefs. Alexander Pope considered him a master of the language, and although some plagiarism in his work has been exposed, he has a lasting place of praise in terms of style and argument in the school of rationalist theology.
Publisher: Printed for Richard Manby on Ludgate-hill, and H. S. Cox in Pater-noster Row
Edition: First collected edition
Date Published: 1752
Place Published: London
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 4 Volumes. xcv, 400; x, 500; 502; ix, 437 p. Volume 3 includes fold-out diagram. Volume 4 includes 23 engravings, including 10 fold-outs. Corners bumped. Some scuffs and dents. Volume 4 has a bad bump on the front board. Discreet library markings. Owner's signature on title page of volume 1, and there is a dark corner at the end of the text block, as well as a spot from page 122 - 139. In all volumes there is some marginalia, mild foxing, light stains and thumbprints. Generally clean and bright.