Wesley (John).- Francke (Augustus Herman) Nicodemus: or, A treatise on the fear of man. Written in …


Wesley (John).- Francke (Augustus Herman) Nicodemus: or, A treatise on the fear of man. Written in German, translated by John Wesley, first American edition, final publisher's advertisement f. with books 'for use of the Methodist Societies in the United States of America', (not called for by ESTC), some spotting and light staining, lightly browned throughout, contemporary drab wrappers, rebacked and repaired, foxed, large 12mo, Philadelphia, Printed by Henry Tuckniss, no. 25, Church-Alley, and sold by John Dickins, no. 50, North Second Street, near Arch Street, 1795. ⁂ Rare translation by John Wesley of this text by the German Lutheran clergyman, biblical scholar and philanthropist. ESTC records only four copies, of which two are at the American Antiquarian Society. Provenance: 'To my friend H.B. Smith, from his, A.L. Erlanger' (19th century ink inscription to front free endpaper), ?Abraham Lincoln Erlanger (1859-1930) American theatre director, producer and owner, and leading figure in the Theatrical Syndicate.


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