The Fells of Swarthmoor Hall and Their Friends; with an Account of Their Ancestor, Anne Askew, the Martyr. A Portraiture of Religious and Family Life in the Seventeenth Century, Compiled Chiefly from Original Letters and Other Documents, Never Before Published [ASSOCIATION COPY]

London: F. Bowyer Kitto, 1867. Second edition. Twelvemo (17 cm). Brown cloth with gilt spine; xvi, 382, [2]; engraved frontispiece of Marsh Grange, home of the Askew family. An important association copy from the noted Quaker minister and suffragist, Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795-1888), to Stephen R. Hicks (1823-1892), of the famous Long Island Quakers. Deborah Wharton was a Hicksite Quaker, and along with other members of this sect, founded Swarthmore College in 1864. Stephen Hicks was related to Elias Hicks (1748-1830), the itinerant Quaker minister who fomented the first schism within the Religious Society of Friends with his radical doctrinal beliefs. Cloth slightly worn at corners and spine ends; white stain to rear board. Still a Very Good copy. Item #00334

Price: $150.00

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