Printed for J. and J. Pemberton, at the Golden Buck against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet; Printed for Fletcher Gyles over against Gray's-Inn in Holborn; Printed for Fletcher Gyles...and Sold by T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row; Printed for John Stagg, in Westminster-Hall; Printed for John and Paul Knapton, at the Crown in Ludgate-Street; Printed for J. and P. Knapton... [Although quoting the above printers for pamphlets 2 and 3, ESTC also states that they were printed by William Bowyer].
1737; 1739; 1746
[contents:] 1. the blessing of a protestant king, and royal family to the nation. a sermon preach'd before the honourable house of commons at st. margaret's westminster, on saturday, june 11, 1737. being the day of his majesty's happy accession to the throne. by john denne, d.d. archdeacon of rochester, and rector of lambeth. [2. chron. ix. 8]. 2. a sermon preach'd before the right honourable house of lords in the abbey-church at westminster upon saturday june 11, 1737. being the anniversary of his majesty's happy accession to the throne. by the right reverend father in god, robert lord bishop of norwich. [psalm cxxii. 6]. 3. a sermon preach'd before the honourable house of commons, at st. margaret's westminster, on monday, june 11, 1739. being the anniversary of his majesty's happy accession to the throne. by henry gally d.d. chaplain in ordinary to his majesty, and rector of st. giles in the fields. [1. tim. ii. 1,2] 4. a sermon preach'd before the house of lords in the abbey-church of westminster, on monday, june 11. 1739. being the day of his majesty's happy accession to the throne. by isaac lord bishop of st. asaph. [psalm cxi. 4]. 5. a sermon preached before the honourable house of commons, at st. margaret's westminster, on wednesday, june 11, 1746. being the anniversary of his majesty's happy accession to the throne. by thomas hayter, d.d. arch-deacon of york, and chaplain in ordinary to his majesty.[psalm lxxxix. 20-24]. 6. a sermon preached before the house of lords in the abbey church of westminster, on wednesday, june 11. 1746. being the day of his majesty's happy accession to the throne. by matthew, lord bishop of bangor. [josh. i. 7].
Small 4to. 6.5 x 8 inches. 1., 24 pp. Running title; 2., 23 pp. +  pp. printer's advertisement; 3., 22 pp. Lacks final advertisement leaf; 4., 24 pp. Half title. 5., 31 pp. Lacks half title.; 6., 24 pp. 6 pamphlets later bound together in half maroon morocco over cream paper marbled boards, gilt, by G. F. Ayling, 239 Marylebone Rd. London N.W. (binder's label). All edges red. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise very good crisp bright copies. A few early ink and pencil additions to title pages. Armourial bookplates of Alexander Meyrick Broadley, ex libris The Knapp Bradpole 1895. Decorated by title page and headpiece vignettes and by initial. Scarce compilation of six sermons preached on the day appointed for thanksgiving (11 June) for the accession to the throne of King George II. They are grouped in three pairs for the years 1737, 1739 and 1746 for the House of Commons preached at St. Margaret's, Westminster, and for the House of Lords at Westminster Abbey. John Denne (1693-1767), cleric and antiquary was educated at King's School, Canterbury and Cambridge. He became Archdeacon of Rochester, where he worked on the Cathedral archives, in 1728 and rector of St. Mary's Church, Lambeth, in 1728. Robert Butts (1684-1748) was educated at Cambridge, became a chaplain to George II and Bishop of Norwich in 1733, being translated to the see of Ely in 1638. Henry Gally (1696-1769) was a classical scholar and author with a Huguenot background. He was appointed chaplain to George II, becoming rector of St. Giles in the Fields in 1732. Isaac Maddox (1697-1759) was born in London, but received his MA degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1723 and was ordained priest in that year. He received his higher education at both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and became Bishop of St Asaph in 1736, being translated to the see of Worcester in 1743. Maddox carried out both his episcopal and parliamentary duties conscientiously and was also involved in many philanthropic concerns. Thomas Hayter (1702-62) was a chaplain to the King and another Whig cleric, who attended both universities. Archdeacon of York, from 1730, he was made Bishop of Norwich in 1749, being translated to the see of London in 1761. From 1751 he had acted as a tutor to the future King George III. Matthew Hutton (1692-1758), educated at Cambridge, became Bishop of Bangor in 1743, Archbishop of York, 1747 and Archbishop of Canterbury 1757-58. This copy was owned by Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847-1916), barrister and book collector, of The Knapp, Bradpole, Dorset. (ESTC T8568; T3248; T49009; T12779; T7366; T12003).
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