Boston: Richard Draper / Thomas Leverett, 1762. Very Good. Item #26126
Boston: Printed and Sold by Richard Draper, in Newbury-Street, and Thomas Leverett in Cornhill, 1762. First Edition. Octavo; modern stitched card wrappers, yapp edges, manuscript spine titling; 118pp. (A^8 B-O^4, collated and complete with half title). Ownership rubberstamp inside upper cover, brief spotting to half title page, else a Very Good, quite fresh copy.
The earliest in a series of tracts by the Congregationalist clergyman Charles Chauncy (1705-1787) arguing against the encroaching episcopacy in the colonies, fearing that a bishop sent by the Church of England would wield both political as well as religious power and stifling the colonists' freedom to appoint their own churchmen.
EVANS 9089; ESTC W29647; SABIN 12331.