A Scarce Sermon on the Evolution of Law Hey, John [1734-1815]. The Nature of Obsolete Ordinances, A Sermon Preached at the University Church in Cambridge, At the Assizes Before the Honourable Sir Richard Aston, Knt. One of the Justices of the Court of King's Bench, On Wednesday, March 10, 1773. Cambridge: Printed by J. Archdeacon and Sold by J. Woodyer [et al.], 1773. [ii], 15,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, early ms. note to head of title page reading "Gift of the Author." Moderate toning, negligible light foxing to title page, small faint (library?) stamp to lower right corner of final blank page. $350. * Only edition. This interesting sermon on Hebrews 8:13 discusses the evolution of law in a civil society. John Hey was an English cleric and the first Norrisian Professor of Theology at Cambridge. The inscription to the title page may be his or a later addition. OCLC locates 10 copies of this title, 5 in North America (Duke University, College of William & Mary, Henry E. Huntington Library, General Theological Seminary, Trinity College [CT]). English Short-Title Catalogue T66238.
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