Liverpool: R. James, Printer, . 16pp. Octavo [22 cm] One large uncut sheet. This work has not been sewn. Fine. First word, line 5 from bottom, p.1: 'pleted'. We are able to locate four institutional copies. Rare. Item #35086
According to Crawley "Orson's 'Reply to a Pamphlet' is largely a point-by-point response and for the most part avoids an exchange or of optics Epithets even as it comments on Paton's lapses in logic or misreadings of 'Divine Authority.' When Paton, for example, declares that "it is one of the established laws of optics, that no mortal eye can, by any possibility, see a spirit," Orson constrains himself to calling Paton sarcastically a "sage philosopher" and asks, "Will this very wise author be so kind as to inform the public by whom this 'law of optics' was discovered, and by what process of reason and demonstration it became an established law?" 'Reply to a Pamphlet' has more than a page in defense of the belief that the Aaronic Priesthood is everlasting and its reestablishment on earth is predicted in the scriptures, and more than four pages in support of the Mormon interpretation of Isiah 29, Ezekial 37, and Revelation 14:6. For a refutation of the Spaulding-Rigdon theory, it refers the reader to Parley Pratt's 'Reply to C.S, Bush' and John Taylor's 'Answer to Rev. Robert Heys.'" Crawley 408. Flake/Draper 6537.