An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

Spine for Newman's An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine


black buckram boards with paper label

8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches

This first edition of Newman's famous work of religious controversy bears the label of "Simms & Dinham, Booksellers and Stationers, Exchange Street, Manchester." Many prosperous individuals and organizations would have had such a volume rebound in leather. The fact that this copy remained in its original form suggests that its owner was a serious but not very wealthy student of contemporary religious issues .

Private Collection

Photograph and text by George P. Landow.

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