The Parish Association for Promoting the Due Observance of the Lord's Day [caption title].

[At the foot of the text:] Kettering: Printed and Sold by W. Dash; Sold also by James Nisbet and Co., London, and Wm. Bemrose, Derby, [1837]. First edition. 8vo, removed, 19 pages. Stitching a little loose; a little browned and edge-worn; a very good copy. Not found on OCLC. Item #9854

A provincial tract that argues in detail in favor of Sabbath Bills (cf. Dickens' contemporary Sunday Under Three Heads, 1836), with sample resolutions and meetings for prospective parish associations. Brown argues that Sabbath-breaking leads the working man to such activities as reading Sunday newspapers, and thence he "reads, perhaps, books of an infidel and revolutionary description; the writings of Tom Paine, Carlile, Taylor." And from Tom Paine it is of course but a short jump to intemperance and crime, all easily forestalled with sage legislation. Contemporary ink attribution at the head of the title a little trimmed.

Price: $50.00

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