Title: The principles of the Revolution Vindicated: in a sermon preached before the University of Cambridge, on Wednesday, May 29, 1776
Author: Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff
Publisher: Cambridge, Printed by J. Archdeacon for T. & J. Merrill
A first edition of Watson’s political pamphlet on the Glorious Revolution of 1688, regarding the deposing of English James II, the rationalization of the Revolution, and a blast of the English monarchy itself.
Of Watson himself, he was Bishop of Llandaff from 1782 to 1816 contributing to the Revolution controversy, with works such as A treatise upon the authenticity of the Scriptures, and the truth of the Christian religion and most notably in 1796 when he delivered his counterblast to Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason in An Apology for the Bible.
One disbound pamphlet in octavo, 13 pages
On note of condition, this pamphlet is in poor shape, with the title page having detached, and the rest of the pamphlet starting. There is minor foxing throughout.