London: Hurst, Chance, and Co., 1830.
First edition. 12mo, 5 x 8 inches, 227pp. Bound in red textured full morocco with three filet gilt borders, and four gilt leaf decorations at each corners, gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Quite scarce first edition concerning Catholic emancipation, and his last prose book. Coleridge was interested in ecclesiology to the extent that it could advance good relations within the church, and this treatise aimed to provide practical discussions on same, and interestingly, arguing for an active relationship between church and state. Considerable wear along both joints at the spine, scuffing to raised bands, foxing to only a few preliminary pages front and back, otherwise very clean and bright internally.
Price: $650.00 Item #5101