025. [DELANY (Patrick)] Sixteen Discourses upon Doctrines and Duties … And against the Reigning Vanities of the Age, London, Printed for John and James Rivington, 1754

First Edition by Delany, friend of Swift, Gay and Bolingbroke. The contents are less dry than they sound, with considerations of follies such as gambling, fashion, etc. Owner names: Ch. Floods, 1768; Will Coke; J. Gilberd.

8vo, pp. xxx (misnumbered, but register and catchwords correct), 415, (1, adverts), contemp. calf (worn: hinges cracked, erosion to head of spine, unlovely; back free end paper gone, pale waterstain to contents passim, wormhole in the gutter of first gathering).

£140