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Epistle to the Lord-Mayor

Epistle to the Lord-Mayor

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[Isaac Maddox]. Isaac Lord Bishop of Worcester. An Epistle to the Right Honourable the Lord-Mayor... of the City of London... Containing The most Material Extracts from the Sermon, &c, concerning the pernicious and excessive Use of Spirituous Liquors. London: H. Woodfall, 1751. Third edition, with additions. Octavo (7.625 x 4.875 inches; 195 x 125 mm.). [2], 31, [30]-49, [1, blank] pages. Contemporary cord binding (defective), lacking boards and backstrip. Text block nearly split, holding by just a couple cords; title-leaf nearly detached with a few rough tears in the gutter margin, upper fore-edge corner torn, barely shaving the E in Epistle, lightly soiled with a couple soft horizontal creases; last page lightly soiled. Good. An argument against alcohol abuse. ESTC N1481 ("A large part of this is from Maddox’s ’The expediency of preventive wisdom’, London, [1750]"). (#10330).