Norwich: [s.n.], 1757.
First edition. 143, [1, advertisement] pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. Worn, primitive sewing repair to rear joint, front joint cracked, some soiling to text, paper repair to head of three leaves with loss to pagination ESTC T77749 (4 copies). Provenance: Ambrose Serle, 1742-1812, religious writer and American colonial administrator (signature to ffep, 1762, and title-page); Reverend William Dick (bookplate). Item #316595
Rare first edition of this important conversion narrative by Cornelius Cayley (1727-1779), containing a memoir of his dissipated youth in London ("few persons in that great metropolis pursued a larger round of pleasures than what I did"), his unsuccessful attempts at adhering to the Anglican Church, and his eventual conversion in 1751 inspired by the preaching of George Whitefield. A second edition followed in 1777 and a third expanded edition in 1778.
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