The Trial of Antichrist, Otherwise, the Man of Sin, 'By A Friend to St. Peter', 1819 first edition.
The Trial of Antichrist, Otherwise, the Man of Sin, For High Treason Against the Son of God: Tried at the Sessions House of Truth, Before The Right Hon. Divine Revelation, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Equity; the Hon. Justice Reason, of the said Court; and the Hon. Justice History, one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Information. Taken in Shorthand, by A Friend to St. Peter. To Which is added, by Way of Illustration, An Account of the Origin and Progress of Popery --- The Inquisition --- the Jesuits --- and the Crusades.
The book is an attack on the Catholic Church in the form of a judicial trial, with the key witnesses being key figures in Protestant history. Anonymously written, but possibly William L S Gregory (?).
Printed and Sold by John Miller, Dunfermline and Guthrie and Tait, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. 1819, first Scottish edition. The Preface states that it was originally published in Dublin about 12 years previously. Very scarce indeed - we have found only 2 library holdings of the Dunfermline edition - one copy is held by the National Library of Scotland, and the other by the British Museum.
This good hardback book has been rebound recently, retaining its original calf leather covers to the front and rear, with the spine replaced with brown cloth and gilt title. Covers bumped and worn. Binding is sound.
With plain modern endpapers. Text pages are heavily foxed throughout and with ragged, age discolored edges. Securely bound in its rebound state.
Text in English.
viii + 204pp.
Weight: approximately 239g unpacked.
Approximately 180mm high x 120mm wide x 20mm deep.