London: Chapman and Hall, 1850. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 8 3/4x 5 3/4". (iv) 46pp. Printed tan wrappers with black lettering on the front and back covers. Pages uncut. This work is a religious treatise and an examination of the biblical Sabbath of the Old Testament. The author asserts that through analysis of the original biblical text, the Fourth Commandment for a seventh day of Sabbath applies only to the Jews and that Christians are thus not required to do so. Bibliographic footnotes printed in smaller font throughout the text. The authorship of the work is credited to "A Layman", used as pseudonym for William Domville.
Wrappers with some staining and some smudges and ink markings on the covers. Back cover with a closed tear at the spine. Interior with minor sporadic foxing throughout. Book block tight. Wrappers in good-, interior in very good condition overall. Protected by modern mylar. Scarce. Item #45737
* Sir William Domville, 2nd Baronet (1774–1860) was the second of the Domville Baronetcy of St Alban's in the County of Hertford. The hereditary title was created for his father Sir William Domville (1742 – 1833), who served as Lord Mayor of London from 1813-1814.