1771.001: Sermon for the Benefit of the Poor Widows and Orphans of Clergymen (A).

Published: 1771

Full Title: A sermon preached at Williamsburg, May V. 1771, for the benefit of a fund to support the poor widows and orphans of clergymen in Virginia: by S. Henley, professor of moral philosophy, in William and Mary College.

Author: Henley, Samuel (1740-1815).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Rind

Description: 18 pgs.; 21.5 cm. x 16.5 cm. (4to).


Two variants of this tract were issued in Williamsburg; the printer imprint herein – "Printed by W. Rind and sold by him and Messrs. Purdie and Dixon for the charity" – establishes this variant as a Rind production; the imprint for the other version (1771.002) – "Printed for Mess. Payne, Davies, Elmsly and Pearch in London, and Mr. Woodyer in Cambridge" suggests a second edition by Purdie & Dixon, who had a larger bookselling business, as well as a direct connection to Samuel Davies, whose widow is mentioned therein. Clayton-Torrence recorded this variant (#376), while Evans recorded the other one (#12072), with both suggesting Rind as the uncredited producer.

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