An Address to Grand-Juries, Constables, and Church-Wardens, 1710.
The Suppression of "Vice and Profaneness" Disney, John [1677-c.1729]. An Address to Grand-Juries, Constables, and Church-Wardens. Representing Their Power in the Suppression of Vice and Profaneness, And the Obligation that Lies Upon Them from Their Oaths Thereto. London: Printed and Sold by J. Downing, 1710. 48 pp. 12mo (5-1/4" x 3"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, trimming to edges affecting page numbers and catchwords in a few places, a few worm holes to text block, legibility not affected. $450. * Only edition. Disney, a divine with a degree in civil law, was vicar of St. Mary's in Nottingham and a moral reformer. This work decrying "the Prophaneness, Lewdness, and Debaucheries of Men" focused on themes Disney had expounded upon previously in his Essay Upon the Execution of the Laws Against Immorality and Prophaneness (1708, 2nd ed. 1710) and A View of Ancient Laws Against Immorality and Prophaneness (1729). It was also published as a preface to the second edition of the Essay. In 1786, it was reissued with a different title by Disney's grandson. OCLC locates 7 copies, 1 in a law library (Harvard). English Short-Title Catalogue T27386.
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