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SWEDENBORG, Emanuel.

A Treatise Concerning the Last Judgment, and the Destruction of Babylon:

Shewing that all the predictions contained in the Revelation, are at this day fulfilled. Being a testimony of things heard and seen. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1758. [Bound with:] — A Continuation concerning the Last Judgement, and the Spiritual World. Translated from the Latin. Originally published in the year 1763.

London: Printed and Sold by R. Hindmarsh, [Treatise: Sold also by J. Denis; and I. and W. Clarke, Manchester,] 1788 & 1791 Stock Code: 123500
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First editions in English, translated and published by the printer Robert Hindmarsh (1759-1835), a leading light among the early Swedenborgians in England, one of the founders of the Theosophical Society. On 14 April 1789 William Blake and his wife, Catherine, attended the First General Conference of the Swedenborgian New Jerusalem Church at the chapel in Maidenhead Lane, just off Great Eastcheap, which Hindmarsh had helped established and where Hindmarsh's father was the first preacher. Hindmarsh subsequently gave a misleading impression of the movement in his Rise and Progress of the New Jerusalem Church, published posthumously in 1861; his earlier works better reflect the radical, even revolutionary flavour of the sect at this time.

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Description

2 works bound in 1 volume, octavo (207 x 126 mm). Contemporary marbled sheep, smooth spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label.

Condition

Later ownership inscription of Dorothy Schneider to front free endpaper, some pencil annotations to contents. Some skilful restorations to spine ends, headcaps chipped, corners just worn, a few light stains, first half-title torn at across at upper outer corner to remove ink ownership inscription, with slight loss of typographic border, still very good copies.

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