The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which are added Two Brief Disserations: I. Of Personal Identity, [and] II. Of the Nature of Virtue. With a Life of the Author, Copious Notes and Index by the Right Reverend William Fitzgerald. [Together with]: Fifteen Sermons Preached at the Rolls Chapel .. with Notes, Analytical, Explanatory and Illustrative; and Observations in Reply to Mackintosh, Wardlaw and Maurice, by the Reverend Robert Carmichael

London, William Tegg, and Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1860 (second edition) and 1856 [first edition].

Octavo, two volumes, [viii], cviii, 371 pages plus a frontispiece of the author and xiv, 266 pages plus a tipped-in errata slip (page 27).

Original blind-stamped gilt-decorated cloth; extremities slightly bumped; spines sunned; edges and spine of first volume a little foxed; head of the spine of first volume slightly torn and frayed with slight loss; cover of second volume marked and discoloured; endpapers a little rubbed and marked; title page of the first volume offset; minor signs of handling; a very good pair.

With the armorial bookplate of the significant South Australian Downer family in each volume, and a different early bookseller's stamp also in each volume. 'The Analogy of Religion' bears the ownership signature (dated 1865) of Alexander George Downer (1839-1916), brother of Sir John William Downer (1843-1915); what appears to be the gilt crest of the Bishop of Adelaide on the front cover (there is a British gilt crest on 'Fifteen Sermons').

Item #104960

Price: $300.00