A Sermon Preach’d At The Cathedral Church Of Gloucester, On Jan. 20. Being The Day Of Thanks-giving For His Majesty’s Happy Accession To The Throne.




Printed for Fletcher Gyles, over-against Gray's-Inn in Holborn; and sold by R. Burleigh, in Amen-Corner,






By knightley chetwood, d.d. dean of gloucester. publish'd at the request of the mayor and aldermen of the said city. [i kings. x. 9].

Item Description

Small 4to. 6.5 x 8 inches. [vi] + 32 pp. Title page within two line frames. Running titles. Copy may lack half title. Pamphlet later bound in half maroon morocco over cream paper marbled boards, gilt, by G. F. Ayling, 239 Marylebone Rd. London N.W. (binder's label). Light wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good crisp bright copy. Early ink date addition to title page. Armourial bookplate of Alexander Meyrick Broadley, ex libris The Knapp Bradpole 1895. Decorated by headpiece vignette and by initial. Scarce copy of sermon preached on the day appointed for thanksgiving for the accession to the throne of King George I. Many citizens did not share this official rejoicing, for on 20 October,1714, the day of the King's coronation, rioting had taken place in over twenty towns and cities in the south and west (see comments on Property and Civil Peace, p.16). Knightley Chetwood (1650-1720) was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1683, appointed Archdeacon of York (post held from 1688 onwards) and additionally Dean of Gloucester in 1707. He was the author of biographies, classical translations and verse. On a bibliographical note, the bookseller explains to the reader that publication was delayed though the negligence of a person charged with delivering the copy to him. This copy was owned by Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847-1916), barrister and book collector, of The Knapp, Bradpole, Dorset. (ESTC T8441).

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