Portrait Of An English Churchman.
Printed for J. G. F. and J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall.
By the rev. william gresley. third edition.
12mo. 4.5 x 7.25 inches. viii + 380 pp. Bound in contemporary decorative brown calf, with blind stamped borders enclosing block; spine in compartments with raised bounds, decorated by blind stamping with contrasting title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Some wear to extremities and a little foxing largely confined to flyleaves and preliminaries; otherwise a very good copy. 1859 inscription on verso of first free endpsper. A religious novel, featuring the fictitious Arthur Ridley, in which he and his friend and fellow college student, Herbert, engage in dialogues on matters of theology; in which the author is presumably expressing his own views. William Gresley (1801-76) was a high churchman, a populariser of the Tractarian movement after 1833, and prolific author on theology. Educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, he served at Lichfield, Brighton and Boyne Hill, near Maidenhead.
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