The Present State of Trinity College in Cambridg, [sic] In a Letter... To the Right Reverend John, Lord Bishop of Ely. [bound with] [PARIS, John & WHITE, Samuel]. The True State of Trinity College, in a Letter To a Residing Fellow of that Society. [and] MILLER, Edmond. Some Remarks Upon a Letter Entituled The Present State of Trinity College in Cambridge. [and] [SYKES, Arthur]. The Case of Dr. Bentley... Farther Stated and Vindicated. [and] [MIDDLETON, Conyers. A Second Part of the Full and Impartial Account of all the late Proceedings in the University of Cambridge against Dr. Bentley. Richard BENTLEY.

The Present State of Trinity College in Cambridg, [sic] In a Letter... To the Right Reverend John, Lord Bishop of Ely. [bound with] [PARIS, John & WHITE, Samuel]. The True State of Trinity College, in a Letter To a Residing Fellow of that Society. [and] MILLER, Edmond. Some Remarks Upon a Letter Entituled The Present State of Trinity College in Cambridge. [and] [SYKES, Arthur]. The Case of Dr. Bentley... Farther Stated and Vindicated. [and] [MIDDLETON, Conyers. A Second Part of the Full and Impartial Account of all the late Proceedings in the University of Cambridge against Dr. Bentley.

London: (1) Printed for A. Baldwin, (2 & 3) Printed for John Morphew, (4) Printed for James Roberts, (5) Printed for J. Bettenham, (1-4) 1710, (5) 1719. Five works in one volume, second edition of the first work and sole editions of the rest, 8vo, (iv), 86, 88, iv, 180, 27, (1, iv), 43, (1) pp, the first work lacking the final leaf. Pencilled contents list and booklabel of Prof. E.J. Kenney to the front endpapers. Modern quarter morocco, marbled sides, slight sunning of spine. Appointed Master of Trinity in 1700, Bentley's reforms, both educational and financial, antagonised the fellows until after a decade they appealed to the Bishop of Ely to remove him. Bentley's pamphlet - the first work here - provoked a storm of further pamphlets and led to more serious charges against him. Avoiding the initial sentence of removal due to the bishop's death Bentley remained in his post until his death in 1742, despite the feud rumbling on for most of the rest of his life. Item #39211

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