Bristol: William Pine [and] John Grabham, 1758-65.
Hardcover. Very good. Three works bound together: the sixth edition of An Earnest Appeal (1765), 48 pp; the fourth edition of A Father Appeal (1758), 106 pp +  (poem titled "An Act of Devotion" on recto, dedication to the Rev. Mr. Thomas Church on verso); and the fourth edition of A Father Appeal, Part II and Part III (1765), 149 pp (continuously paginated, but with separate title pages for the two parts). Text block measures 9.5 x 16.4 cm. In a recent full-leather binding signed "E. Moore." Some sunning to the edges of the boards. Ownership signatures on front ("John Bickerstaff, His Book, Bury 1814") and rear "Mary Ackin Book" flyleaves (which were probably the original free endpapers. Some toning and edgwear to first few leaves, otherwise very good. In these tracts, first published in 1743 and 1745, Wesley offers a reasoned and vigorous defense of Methodism, laying out his points to demonstrate that the Methodists are far from the fanatical enthusiasts their critics claim, but instead exemplify the true doctrines of the English Church. ESTC T186120, T26120, N8823.