A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers (2 volumes)
A collection of the sufferings of the people called Quakers : for the testimony of a good conscience from the time of their being first distinguished by that name in the year 1650 to the time of the act commonly called the Act of toleration granted to Protestant dissenters in the first year of the reign of King William the Third and Queen Mary in the year 1689 (2 volumes)
London : Luke Hinde, 1753
2 volume set. Folios. Bound in contemporary full calf. Gilt ruled. Cracked hinges. Some rubbing to cover. lv, (1) 767 (1), (2) 638 (10)pp. Blind stamp and book plate of Grove City College. Joseph Besse was an English Quaker and controversialist writer from Colchester. Besse's "most important work is the Sufferings of the Quakers, a laborious compilation. The cases of persecution &c are under the several counties followed by New England, Barbadoes, Nevis, Bermudas, Antigua, Maryland, Jamaica, Europe and Asia, Isle of Malta, Hungaria and Austria, Dantzig, Hamburg, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland. The use of the work is further facilitated by copious though somewhat peculiar indexes. " - Smith's Descriptive Catalogue of Books, 1867. His son immigrated to Pennsylvania.