English Quaker convert Thomas Story was a friend of William Penn. Story's writings and speeches were very influential for Quakers. He travelled to virtually every part of the world in which Quakers were living, including Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, and the West Indies. In 1698, he visited colonial America, lectured to Quakers there, and held positions in the Pennsylvania colony such as that of Keeper of the Great Seal. As a lawyer, he turned his talents to assisting the Quakers in many ways, and championed their affairs in numerous theological arguments. On pp. 123-127, Story relates how he met Tsar Peter the Great in London and explained to him why Quakers refuse to bear arms.
Publisher: Printed by Isaac Thomson and Company
Date Published: 1747
Place Published: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: iv, 768, 8 p. 36 cm. Full leather. Hinges cracked, spine tail chipped, corners worn. Soiling and notations to front pastedown. Front free endpaper detached. Ink inscription from 1748 at top of title page. Spots and thumbing throughout. Ink scribbles pp. 532-533. Tear in bottom of p. 1.