Sermons, chiefly on Particular Occasions.

  • Alison, Archibald
  • Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company 1814


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. xvi, 466, [2]. Contemporary dark green and black marbled calf, boards bordered with a double gilt rule enclosing a blind roll, flat spine divided by gilt rolls, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, others with a central gilt tool, marbled edges. A little light spotting. Extremities a touch rubbed. Ownership inscription of William Tullis (1876) to flyleaf.


The first collection of sermons by Archibald Alison (1757-1839), Scottish writer and clergyman; a second volume followed the next year, by which time this one had seen at least three editions. Among the contents are a series of lectures on the seasons which were particularly well-regarded, and an interesting one 'On the Thanksgiving for the Victory at Trafalgar'. This example is in an attractive and well-preserved binding of unusual colouration.

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