Printed pamphlet: 'A Vindication of the Catholic Religion; in Reply to the Speech of Captain Gordon, delivered in Brunswich Place Chapel, March 2, 1831.

[ Charles Larkin ] [ E. Mackenzie, Jun., Printer, Newcastle upon Tyne; Captain James Edward Gordon, Secretary, The British Reformation Society ]
Publication details: 
Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed and published by E. Mackenzie, Jun. 129, Pilgrim Street. 1831.
SKU: 19427

59 + [1]pp., 8vo. Stitched and disbound. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. The author is not named on the title-page, but the text ends, p.59, with the signature in type of 'CHARLES LARKIN.' The final page carries a list of 'Errata'. Drop-head title, p.3: 'To The Auditory who heard the Speech of Captain Gordon, delivered in Brunswick Place Chapel, on Wednesday evening, March 2, 1831, This Letter is respectfully inscribed.' The Reformation Society, 'of which Captain Gordon styles himself the honorary secretary', is attacked as a 'society for the support of a tottering system of fraud, falsehood, fanaticism, hypocrisy, intolerance, and oppression'. The only copy on COPAC at Durham (there is a second impression held at Durham and two other locations).