Gibbons, William. A Review and Refutation of some of the Opprobrious Charges against the Society of Friends; as exhibited in a pamphlet called "A Declaration," &c. published by order of the Yearly Meeting of Orthodox Friends (so called) which was held in Philadelphia in the year 1828. To which is added, Remarks on what is called the Hypostatical Union, and on the Trinity. With a Memoir of the Author. Philadelphia: T. E. Chapman, 1847. First Edition. 
Full brown sheep, black leather spine title label in gilt, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, binding very good and tight. Errata slip pasted inside front, very foxed. 1850 owner's signature on ffep. 205 pp., dark foxing throughout, one leaf with a closed tear and no loss of text. Good. Leather bound.
The author defends the doctrines of Elias Hicks in a thorough examination of Hicks' sermons, comparing contents to the charges brought against Hicks in the Declaration of 1828, which seemed to formalize a split in the Quakers of Philadelphia.
William Gibbons (1781-1845), b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; d. Wilmington, Delaware. Gibbons was a notable physician and devout Quaker. He graduated with a degree in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1805), and set up a practice in Wilmington, where he was active also in various religious and social causes. He was the author of several polemical works, defending the Society of Friends in print.