The Doctrine of Incest Stated, with an Examination of the Question, Whether a Man May Marry his Deceased Wife's Sister, in a Letter to a Clergyman of the Presbyterian Church, by Domesticus [pseud]. Second Edition. Leviticus 18:18, Alexander McClelland.

The Doctrine of Incest Stated, with an Examination of the Question, Whether a Man May Marry his Deceased Wife's Sister, in a Letter to a Clergyman of the Presbyterian Church, by Domesticus [pseud]. Second Edition.

New-York: G. & C. Carvill, 1827. Stated second edition; a 47-page edition was published in Carlisle, Penna., in 1826. 8vo, removed from a nonce volume (retaining the printed front wrapper and the larger volume's front free endpaper), 48 pages. Somewhat soiled and worn; a very good copy. Item #13209

"Abolish this law; expel this household God: Let it be publicly and distinctly understood that the body of a sister-in-law, is not more than *any other* female body, and to do this, you need only let the parties understand that after the death of the present wife *they may marry;* what will follow? Why, I will tell you Sir, what will follow.--We shall hear by and by, tales that will make our ears tingle." The Carlisle educator and theologian weighs in at length on the dangers of abolishing the Biblical prohibition against marrying a deceased wife's sister. Penciled early author attribution to the front wrapper. American Imprints 29561.

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