COOKE, the Reverend John. A Sermon, Preached at the Opening of the Chapel of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, before the Directors, Officers and Pensioners of the said Hospital on Sunday the 20th Day of September, 1789. London, Sold for the Author, .
4to. 20th-century plain boards; pp. 20; first and last page smudged; duplicate freom th Bodleian library with deaccession stamps to verso of half-title and at the end.
Very rare sermon interpreting the story of a happy end of a shipwreck narrated in the Acts of the Apostles. The Reverend Cooke pointed at the altar piece behind him by Benjamin West, the masterpiece ‘Preservation of St Paul after a Shipwreck at Malta’.