Boston: Printed and Published by J. Q. Adams, 1828. First edition. 12mo, original printed tan wrappers, 21 pages. A little chipped and lightly foxed and soiled; a very good copy. Item #17247
An entry in a moderately convoluted pamphlet controversy, an anonymous defense of certain liberal Unitarian principles against orthodox doctrines of endless punishment, the whole prompted by Lewis Tappan's Letter from a Gentleman in Boston to a Unitarian Clergyman of that City (Boston 1828). This pamphlet is of interest largely for its imprint, that of the free thought publisher John Quincy Adams of Boston (not to be confused with the president), who would in 1831 become the publisher of the Unitarian-turned-atheist Abner Kneeland's paper, The Boston Investigator. Contemporary ink signature at the head of the front wrapper; signature clipped from the head of the title page. American Imprints 34993.