17th March 2021
THEOLOGY. - John BERRIDGE. A Collection of Divine Songs, Designed chiefly for the Religious Societies of Churchmen in the Neighbourhood of Everton, Bedfordshire. London: 1760, 8vo (166 x 96mm.) (Damp-staining to margins throughout, pp. xv-xxii excised, p.103 torn, soiling, browning, numerous verses with hand-drawn redaction, annotations, three rear leaves excised.) Contemporary calf (rubbed). Note: John Berridge's copy. Soon after this book was published Berridge had the work suppressed. In 1785 he brought out 'Sion's Song' to replace it. In this copy Berridge has made emendations to nearly every page. Provenance: John Berridge, Anglican evangelist and hymnist (name inscribed to front pastedown). - And a further eleven volumes relating to religion (including P. Doddridge's 'The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul', 1792, 8vo, and a defective copy of I. Watkins's 'Scripture History' [n.d. circa 1822], 16mo, and 'The Works of the Rev. John Newton', 1816, 5 vols. [of 6], 8vo) (12).
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