Boston: New England: Printed by Richard and Samuel Draper, 1771. xlv, , [1 blank] pp. Disbound with the half title. Very Good.
The last two pages of text list the preachers of the Dudleian Lecture, beginning in 1755. Adjacent to many of the names is a contemporary manuscript summary-- usually in no more than two words-- of the subject of the lecture. Eliot argues that God has provided Man with the ability to perceive Him. "The great truths of Religion are founded in the reason and nature of things. Man hath natural powers capable of seeing and approving these truths..."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 12033. Sabin 22128n. Item #34596