The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People called Quakers, intermixed with Several Remarkable Occurrences.
Authoritative history of early Quakerism drawn form contemporary sources and the Journal of George Fox (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Sewel’s history, first published in Dutch in 1717 and translated into English in 1722, was a corrective to earlier accounts, remaining a standard source until the early 20th century.
Includes a short biography of Sewel including an account of the book’s translation and publishing history. Both volumes here bear identical 1866 presentation inscriptions possibly from Edward Sharpless (1831–1894), a New Jersey Quaker minister: “David J. & Rachel W. Scott, With the love of their affectionate friend and well wisher Edward Sharpless.”
Description: The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People called Quakers, intermixed with Several Remarkable Occurrences.
Philadelphia: For sale at Friends’ Book Store, 1856. Two Volumes. xvi, 17–432pp and 488pp. 8vos. Contemporary full sheep with black spine labels. Light scuffing to spine and at edges of boards. A very good tight and clean set.