A very scarce work. Charles Chauncy 1705] graduated at Harvard in 1721 and immediately became associate to the famed Thomas Foxcroft (1697-1769) in the pastorate of the First Church of Boston. At the time of the "Great Awakening" under Edwards and Whitefield, Chauncy was initially a supporter and then felt compelled to condemn the "Whitefieldian emotional extravagance." Also in concern regarding the revival, he authored Seasonable Thoughts on the State of Religion in New England (1743), a response to Jonathan Edwards's Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion in New England (1742). That said, he was committed to the preaching of Christ and resisted the attempts of the Anglican church to mke entrace back into Boston before, during, and after the American Revolution.
He passed away in 1787, this being his final work. In it, he examines Adam's fall from grace and the implications of Adam's sin for the world and the individual. It is scarce in the trade. It apparently was never published in the United States, though some copies were imported for distribution, of which this appears to be one.
Chauncy, Charles. Five Dissertations on the Scripture Account of the Fall; and its Consequences. London. Printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1785. 1st edition. 310pp.
Full original calf, rubbed, through at extremities, including front hinge, though holding solidly. Textually very clean and solid. Very early , 18th century American ownership signature of George Hale.