Shepherd's-Town [WV]: printed by P. Rootes & C. Blagrove, 1797. 12mo.; 332pp., errata. Separate half-title pages bound in for the additional essays mentioned in the first title page. The Paley essay is alternately titled "THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT." Yet a fourth essay, not mentioned on the initial title page appears at the end of the book entitled "THE SOPHIST UNMASKED; IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, ADDRESSED TO THOMAS PAINE..." by "Philobiblius." [a pseudonym for Watson]. Faint old tidelines to title page, scattered foxing. Recently rebound in half-leather and marbled boards; gilt stamped black leather spine label; gilt bands on spine; new endpapers. Item #47414
First book published in West Virginia. Streeter sale 1104.