Christian Sects In The Nineteenth Century.

[CORNWALLIS, CAROLINE FRANCES]..

Bound in original green cloth with original paper labels on front board and spine. Traces of foxing but otherwise a fine copy. Inscription on first free endpaper.

£30.00

Details

PICKERING IMPRINT

Publisher

William Pickering,

Place

London

Date

1850

Synopsis

In a series of letters to a lady. second edition.
(small books on great subjects. no.xi ).

Item Description

12mo. 4.5 x 7 inches. [2] + vi + 144 pp.

Illustrations

Decorated with publisher's device on title page and with headpiece and tailpiece vignettes.

Notes

An introduction to the nonconformist sects philosophy, published anonymously but known to be written by Caroline Frances Cornwallis (1786-1858). She was born in Wittersham, Kent, one of the daughters of the Vicar of Elham and Wittersham. She devoted herself to scholarship and learned many languages. After a brief residence in Italy she returned to Kent and lived in Goudhurst. Cornwallis wrote the majority of the titles in Pickering's 'Small Books on Great Subjects' and later made a name for herself as an advocate of women's emancipation, including the debate on married women's legal rights. This brief study, written in the form of ten letters, covers Quakers, Socinians and Unitarians, Wesleyan Methodists, General Baptists, Moravians,Swendenborgians, Plymouth Brethren, Calvinism, Particular Baptists, Sub and Supralapsarians, Sandemanians, Calvinistic Methodists, etc. and concludes with a letter on Romanisn and ceremonial religion.

[Stock No. 23079]

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