London: Richardson & Clark, 1765. 3rd printing. Quarto. Very Good. Item #13164
Absolutely gorgeous 1765 edition of the influential journal of Fox, founder of the Quaker religion and the Society of Friends.
This 1765 printing of the Journal of George Fox paints a vivid portrait of Fox's persecution and sufferings for his religious belief, as well as fantastic documentation of his tour through the American colonies in the 1670s, including Talbot County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland during its 17th-century infancy, when it was struggling to gain population and was a safe haven for migrating Quakers who had been outcast elsewhere.
Fox visited Talbot four times in 1672-1673 while touring the American colonies, attending meetings here a decade BEFORE the Third Haven Friends Meeting House was completed in 1684, still the oldest Meeting house in continuous in America.
Fox provides here a “vivid contemporary picture of living conditions in Talbot at the time of his visits” (Preston, 36) as well as his meetings along “Great Choptank”.
Original leather with raised bands to spine and spine label in gilt. Moderate wear to binding, with rubbing and edge wear. An apparent early yeoman's reinforcement of the spine with three leather straps keeping the binding viable and functional.
A handsome 18th-century edition of the most influential work (outside of the Bible) of the Quaker religion.