Richard Pearsall 1753 - Contemplations on Ocean Harvest Sickness Last Judgement
Original- NEW EDITION, CORRECTED 1753
BY Richard Pearsall 1753 - Contemplations on The Ocean, Harvest, Sickness, and the Last Judgement
Published London, sold by Thompson, Jones, Manson, Dampier, Blackney, Williams....
Hardback. With 2 engraved plates by and after J. S. Müller - “A Storm” and “Harvest”
Original boards, with loss to the spine and rear. Binding still good but loose, pages clean. Inscription to front pages, rest clean and untouched. Some folding of pages throughout.
“Pearsal (1698-1762), a Somerset dissenting minister, who, in writing his ‘Contemp-lations', a mixture of theology, philosophy and religion, was encouraged by Hervey to imitate his very successful 'Meditations'. The Nuremberg engraver, Johann Sebastian Müller, settled in England in 1744, changing his name to Miller, became a leading book illustrator, engraving the plates for 'Ruins of Palmyra' and 'Ruins of Paestum' and also engraved designs for Chippendale. The two plates here are the first in Hammelmann's list of his English work and may well his first published work for an English book.”
- original, and apparently rarer copy In excellent readable condition - predictable wear and tear for a book over two hundred years old!
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