Observations in answer to Mr. Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason".
By the Rev. William Jackson. Now a Prisoner in the New-Prison, Dublin; on a Charge of High-Treason.Dublin: Printed for G. Folingsby, 1795 Stock Code: 127600
First edition of Jackson's final work. Jackson, always a radical, had turned spy for the French republic, and published this work shortly before he died of suicide in a Dublin prison while awaiting sentencing for high treason. Despite his Jacobonist beliefs, Jackson was a religious man, and here extensively criticises Thomas Paine's Deism.
Octavo (200 x 126 mm). Early 20th-century green half morocco, lettering to spine in gilt, twin fillet to spine ends, marbled boards and endpapers.
Spine and board edges faded to brown, front joint cracked but holding, slight rubbing to extremities, tips a little worn, blue pencil mark to title page. A very good copy.
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