Belfast: Reprinted by James Magee, 1775. 24pp. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light tanning and foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM54042
A very scarce Irish printing of this 1775 sermon delivered in Philadelphia by Thomas Coombe, with a dedication to Benjamin Franklin, "illustrious citizen and philosopher." Coombe was an Anglican minister and Loyalist in Philadelphia, and formerly the Chaplain for the Marquis of Rockingham. His sermon, as a result, calls for restraint amongst the citizenry of Philadelphia in the wake of the opening battles of the American Revolution. Coombe was imprisoned for his loyalty after the Declaration of Independence, but was allowed to return to England in 1779. This edition was published in Belfast by James Magee, publisher for a number of Irish editions of American works. Only three copies located by ESTC, at the Royal Irish Academy, Library Company of Philadelphia, and John Carter Brown Library. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-37b. ESTC N36912. EVANS 13894 (ref). SABIN 16392 (ref).