The Sermons of Dr John Sharp 1738
Born in Slaidburn in the Forest of Bowland in 1731/2, the son of George Parker, Robert Parker eventually set up a very successful practice in Halifax as an attorney at law. He was particularly famous for his pursuit of the Cragg Valley Coiners that led to their successful prosecution. He died in 1796 and was buried in Halifax Parish Church where he was joined in the following year by his second wife, Mary.
Argent three keys palewise wards downwards Azure
A stag's head couped Gules
Legum servi et liberi (We are slaves of the law and free)
The book was purchased in 1986. It is The Sermons of Dr John Sharp in four volumes. The bookplate occurs in all four volumes. The book is fully bound in leather and has a frontispiece of Dr John Sharp.
Printed for the Executrix of Mary Kettilby