London: Printed and Sold by Luke Hinde, 1752. 152pp. Bound in full calf [some rubbing to covers, rebacked in period style, with raised and gilt-decorated spine bands, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label]. Bookplate on front pastedown of John Earl of Loudoun, i.e., John Campbell, the Fourth Earl of Loudoun, who served as Governor of Virginia during the 1750's and commanded British forces in America at the outset of the French and Indian War. Light scattered foxing, Very Good.
This is the first London edition, and the fifth overall. Sophia Hume [1701-1774], a native of South Carolina, was the granddaughter of Mary Fisher, one of the two Quakers first to come to Massachusetts in 1656. Her 'Exhortation', a defense of her religious faith, rebuts those who call her religion "by the hard Name of Heresy," or "ridiculous or absurd." She wrote it in Charleston in 1747, and William Bradford printed it that year in Philadelphia, its first edition.
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