London: J. Gray, 1736. First Edition. 8vo, xcii, vi, 468. Illustrated with 9 folding engraved plates, one of a person being tortured by the Inquisition. Bookplate. Bound in worn contemporary calf, front cover separate, rubbed and worn. Some foxed, minor stains and foxing. Lowndes, 409. Item #57356
Chandler (1693-1766) was a non-conformist divine. After his wife lost her fortune in a South Seas scam, he wa forced to open a bookshop. He later was a pastor for 40 years. In many ways, this is an attack on Catholicism.