Death-Bed Scenes, and Pastoral Conversations.

London: Printed for C&J Rivington/ John Murray. 1826-1828.

First edition. Volume I published by C&J Rivington, the other two volumes by John Murray. 8vo. 212x130mm. pp. Vol. I: xvii, [3], 498 (lacking half-title); Vol. II: [vi], 534, errata leaf; Vol. III: [x], [2], 541. Half calf, marbled paper covered boards. Maroon morocco label to spine, lettered in gilt. Some slight rubbing to edges and to small areas one the spines (particularly to the foot of volume II) but overall in very good condition. Internally fine. A very nice set. This first edition of volume I is rare, no copy being recorded at the BL. Warton was, in fact, William Wood, a High Anglican Priest from Fulham. Although the work is presented as advice for a parish priest on how to administer to the dying and support the bereaved, it is written in a such a direct and personal way that it can be read as a sort of novel.

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