London: W. Baynes, n.d. (1799?). First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #4410
Undated, but Letter No. 2, to Dorcas on Women Speaking in the Church, is dated 1799. This and the use of the tall 's' throughout suggest a publication date not later than 1800. First edition. 12mo. 198pp. containing 42 letters by 'Onesimus' on a variety of Christian subjects. Original boards, paper spine. Hinges cracked but firm, and a neat repair of the bottom inch of the rear hinge else about fine. Listed as Part One on the title page, but we have not been able to discover whether any further parts were published and this work is complete in itself. Garnet Terry is usually known for his work as an artist/engraver and the author of several pamphlets on engraving. This work, apparently his only work on Christianity, provoked 'The Bank Note' by V. M'Culla in 1806. 'The Bank Note' has been called a 'virulent sectarian attack' on Terry's work. M'Culla identifies Terry as a 'minister of darkness' in Clare Court, Drury Lane. Exceedingly scarce; the British Library has no copy of this edition, only a copy of the second edition of 1808, and no copies of this edition are located at the LC or in OCLC.