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FOR COFFEEHOUSE READING

John Wesley.
The Great Assize.
London: Printed and sold by Thomas Trye… and at the Foundery, [1758].

The inscription on the title page of this John Wesley sermon indicates that its early owner was not an individual, but rather Sarah Dod’s Coffee House, a sixteenth-century half-timbered structure located on the corner of Tavern and Tower Streets in Ipswich, Suffolk. In this establishment, not far from the Methodist meeting house, visitors could drink coffee, converse, read newspapers, and browse a selection of publications such as this one.