1696 The Snake in the Grass or Satan Transformed into an Angel of Light by Charles Leslie

1st Edition

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1696. Printed for Charles Brome. 1st Edition. Scarce

"Or Discovering the Deep and Unsuspected subtilty which is Couched under the Pretended Simplicity of many of the Principal Leaders of those People called Quakers. A People that provoketh me to anger continually to my face - whcih say, stand by thy self, come not near to me, for I am Holier than though: These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day. If the Light that is in thee by Darkness; how great is that darkness?"

A fascinating rant against Quakers with a detailed account of their religion. Written by an Irish Jacobite.

Contemporary full leather binding worn with loss of material. Old and rough restoration to the rear hinge. Gilt decoration on spine fading with wear exteriior hinges and edges of cover. Endpapers absent. Waterstain to lower part of title page. Lower corners of pgs 217-254 missing. Paper browned, as expected with low quality paper. Some old corrections in pen and pencil lightly thoughout including previous owners signature in back. A few small wormholes along margin. No text effected. Nevertheless, generally good condition. Included is an informative paper by previous bookseller printed on acid free quality paper.