Birmingham, England: Printed By John Baskerville and Sold By the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1765. Small Folio. Item #027448
, [1-2] iii-xiii, 504 pages, . Bibliographic references and indexes. The eighth edition in English, the first by John Baskerville. A very nice copy lacking the errata sheet as is typical (Gaskill). Robert Barclay's Apology is one of the great defenses of Quaker thought. The Dictionary of National Biography described it as "one of the most impressive theological writings of the 17th Century". (Thomas Jefferson's copy his Baskerville edition of Barclay is in the Library of Congress, see Sowerby) Boswell tells of Samuel Johnson's examination of a Baskerville copy in Lloyd's in 1776. Barclay was also the Governor of East Jersey now part of the State of New Jersey from 1682 to 1688. Mary Watt's copy identified only as at Horton Hall (presumably the one on the campus of the University of North Carolina). A large paper copy bound in full contemporary calf, brown morocco spine label gilt, marbled endpapers, repairs to outer joints. corner wear with chipping to foot, internally clean. [ESTC T86111].