The Age of Infidelity: In Answer to Thomas Paine's Age of Reason. By a Layman. [Bound with:] The Age of Infidelity: Part II. In Answer to the Second Part of The Age of Reason. With Some Additional Remarks Upon the Former. By a Layman.

Publisher: London: Printed for W. Button, [1794] & 1796.
Edition: First edition of both parts.
Bibliographical References: Gimbel, page 37.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 27271


2 vols in 1, 8vo, contemporary marbled paper boards rebacked with quarter calf, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Both half-titles present.


Another response to Paine's The Age of Reason, Parts I & II, by the Welsh clergyman Thomas Williams (1760-1844), who defends Christianity against the salvos of freethinkers like Paine, but Williams is careful to point out that he wishes no "personal abuse" to his subject "Mr. P . . . My object is rather to provide an antidote against the growing infidelity of the age." Bookplate on the front paste-down of the Congregational Chapel, Milverton.

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