Oct 28, 2021 - Sale 2584

Sale 2584 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 3,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
"MR. FULLER'S BOOK . . . I THINK IT ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ" NEWTON, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baptist minister John Ryland (lacking salutation), promising to send a newly printed sermon if not too expensive, reporting that he recovered from a foot injury, asking that he convey greetings to mutual friends, praising a recent book by Andrew Fuller and, in the postscript: "I wish you would date your letters, you seldom do." 1 page, 5 1/4x7 1/4 inches; inlaid, loss to few letters at upper edge from seal tear, minor scattered soiling to verso, address panel on verso. [London], 5 March 1794

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"Fox's[?] Sermon in 82. It is new in the Pr[int. I] would send you one, when they come out, if the price of Carriage, was not more than the Sermon. But perhaps they may find their way to Bristol.
"On the 19[?] Jan'y I strain'd my instep violently by a fall in the street, & was confined near 3 weeks. But the Lord has enabled me to return to my usual course of services. But it will probably be some time before I can walk about as formerly. But it has been a Merciful Visitation. Hold Then me up & I shall be safe, is a needful prayer for me, both in the respect to my Natural & my Spiritual Walk. One false step in either, may be attended with painful consequences.
". . . I can make no remarks upon Mr. Fuller's book, but such as would have the appearance of Compliments. I rejoyce that He wrote it. I have read it three times. I think it one of the best books I have read; & I think they will hardly attempt to answer it. Ah! my friend, the points in which he & Dr. [Joseph?] Priestly differ, are of real importance. May the Lord bless you in all your connections. Forget not to pray . . . ."
In 1793, Andrew Fuller's book was published, entitled The Calvinistic and Socinian Systems Examined and Compared as to Their Moral Tendency.