DE LAUNE, Thomas.
A Plea for the Non-Conformists. In three parts. I. The true state of their case: And how far the Conformist's Separation from the Church of Rome for their Popish Superstitions, &c. introduced into the Service of God, justifies the Non-Conformist's Separation from them. In a Letter to Dr. Benjamin Calamy, on his Sermon (call'd Scrupulous Consciences) inviting hereto. II. A parallel scheme of the pagan, papal, and Christian rites and ceremonies. III. The sufferings underwent. Printed from the original copy, and corrected from many faults escaped in former impressions. Printed for Joseph Marshall. 1733
135, p ad., second & third parts have separate dated titlepages, but pagination & register are continuous. 8vo. 1733. ESTC T103196. The preface, signed D.F, is by Daniel Defoe, and first appeared in the edition of 1706. The work was initially published in 1684. BOUND WITH: CALAMY, Benjamin
. A Discourse about a Scrupulous Conscience: preached at the Parish-Church of St. Mary Aldermanbury, London. Printed, and are to be sold by J. Morphew. 27, p. 8vo. 1712. ESTC N553, not in BL. Two titles bound together in blind ruled contemporary sheep; head & tail of spine worn, corners bumped, waterstaining throughout. 19th century ownership inscription of Frederick Richard Chance, Kingsclere on front endpaper; he was sub-postmaster of the village in 1869.
¶A note at foot of first titlepage announces: 'Price One Shilling Six-Pence. Where may be had, Dr. Calamy's Sermon above-mention'd, which was the Occasion of this Discourse. Price Four-Pence.' The price of the second title is changed by hand to 4d indicating a reduction in price for this work which had been in stock for 22 years.