1825 AUGUSTUS TOPLADY. Works of Augustus Toplady in Six Volumes. Great Awakening Calvinist
1825 AUGUSTUS TOPLADY. Works of Augustus Toplady in Six Volumes. Great Awakening Calvinist
1825 AUGUSTUS TOPLADY. Works of Augustus Toplady in Six Volumes. Great Awakening Calvinist
1825 AUGUSTUS TOPLADY. Works of Augustus Toplady in Six Volumes. Great Awakening Calvinist
1825 AUGUSTUS TOPLADY. Works of Augustus Toplady in Six Volumes. Great Awakening Calvinist

1825 AUGUSTUS TOPLADY. Works of Augustus Toplady in Six Volumes. Great Awakening Calvinist

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An important second expanded edition of the works of Great Awakening, Calvinist divine, Augustus Toplady [1740-1778]. Today he is perhaps best remembered as the author of the immortal hymn, Rock of Ages, which itself is a satire against the theology of John Wesley. Toplady also attempted to engage Wesley on the issue of Predestination, to which Wesley famously responded,  "I do not fight with chimney-sweepers. He is too dirty a writer for me to meddle with. I should only foul my fingers."

A shame, as Toplady was a man of eminent learning and godliness. It is also all but forgotten today that he for a time courted Selina, Countess of Huntingdon and was one of her most prized preachers during the Great Awakening. Toplady sat under the teaching of Whitefield as a young man and was buried in Whitefield's Tabernacle upon his death. 

Toplady, Augustus. The works of Augustus Toplady, A. B. Late Vicar of Broad Hembury, Devon. New Edition with Enlarged Memoir of the Author. Complete in Six Volumes. London. Printed for William Baynes and Son. Second Edition.  

All very handsomly bound in half calf with five raised bands, modestly tooled bands, and a contrasting green morocco label matching the board cloth. Foredges marbled. A really lovely set in very good condition with some minor sporadic foxing and a few pencil notes.