A Collection of the Epistles and Works of Benjamin Holme, to which is prefix'd, An Account of his Life and Travels in the Work of the Ministry through Several Parts of Europe and America [with] A Serious Call in Christian Love to All People to turn to the Spirit of Christ in Themselves. Benjamin Holme.
A Collection of the Epistles and Works of Benjamin Holme, to which is prefix'd, An Account of his Life and Travels in the Work of the Ministry through Several Parts of Europe and America [with] A Serious Call in Christian Love to All People to turn to the Spirit of Christ in Themselves

A Collection of the Epistles and Works of Benjamin Holme, to which is prefix'd, An Account of his Life and Travels in the Work of the Ministry through Several Parts of Europe and America [with] A Serious Call in Christian Love to All People to turn to the Spirit of Christ in Themselves

London: Luke Hinde, 1754.

Hardcover. Very good. pp iii-vii; 194 + [6] (publisher's catalogue). Two works in one volume, continuously paginated. Nineteenth century three-quarter leather binding over pebbled cloth boards; marbled endpapers. Heavily rubbed at corners, chipping to head of spine and to spine label, minor chipping to title page Binding sound, text very clean. Holme (1683-1749) was a Quaker minister who traveled extensively to meet and debate with other ministers. DNB: "In 1722 Holme took an active part in obtaining from parliament a less objectionable form of affirmation than that then prescribed for Quakers. During the following year he again went to the Netherlands and while there he visited the Baptists and wrote A Serious Call, a treatise giving a succinct account of Quaker principles, which was first printed in Dutch and published in 1723; it was subsequently reprinted twenty-four times in English and translated into Latin, French, and Welsh. The following two and a half years were chiefly spent in a minute investigation of the Quaker meetings in Ireland. In a letter to David Bull of Tottenham, dated December 1725, Holme states that he was arrested at Letterkenny for refusing to make a declaration of fidelity in a form that was unacceptable to Quaker thinking, but that he was released after some time at the instance of the bishop of Raphoe. After his return from Ireland, Holme was chiefly occupied in ministerial journeys in England and Scotland. He visited Ireland again in 1734 and once paid a visit to Jersey, where a small meeting was much oppressed by the magistrates, and sought to obtain redress for their grievances." The Account of His Life and Travels was published posthumously, first appearing in 1753.

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