London: J. & P. Knapton, 1750. Seventh Edition. Leather_bound. 4to, full calf, double ruled in gilt border to front and rear boards, five raised bands with replacement title patch. Surface scratches to calf, rubbing to extremities (corners and edges), with some fraying to spine caps. Small bookplate "H. Scofield Private Library" to front pastedown, and there as well, a pasted-on clipping cataloguing the 1725 printing of this book stating: "Printed at the office of S. Palmer, for whom Benjamin Franklin worked during his residence in London. It is stated that he assisted in printing this work" Very Good. Item #73139
Wollaston was an educator, priest, classical and rabbinical scholar scholar, theologian and above all, philosopher. This work (The Religion of Nature Delineated) was completed just two years before his death (which occurred in 1724). His overarching philosophy held that "God was best served by doing good works and helping other people". In the book he writes of "Moral Good and Evil"; Happiness; Reason, and The Ways of Discovering Truth.