Short List #2: Folios

 

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 1.  Ainsworth, Henry.  Annotations upon the Five Bookes of Moses.  The Booke of the Psalmes, and the Song of Songs, or Canticles.  London: John Bellamie, 1627.  Large folio, original calf, a bit scuffed, newly rebacked & recornered with a new label; with the modern bookplate of the Ambrose Swasey Library.  (10)  172, 156, 184, 206 (1), 168 (10) (13)pp  AND  Annotations upon the Booke of Psalmes.  London: John Haviland for John Bellamie, 1626.  (4) 189 (6)pp AND Solomons Song of Songs, in English Metre: with annotations and references to other Scriptures, for the easier understanding of it.   Imprinted in the yeere, 1626.  59pp, the final page being in neat manuscript. There is minor worming,  ending with a single, almost invisible wormhole at page 29, becoming larger at 169 through the beginning of the Song of Songs and then diminishing to almost nothing through the end of the book.  ***STC 219; Spurgeon: “...his excellent Commentaries on the Scriptures are held in high reputation to this day,” quoting Brook's Lives of the Puritans.       $650.

 

2. Ainsworth, Henry.  Annotations upon the Five Bookes of Moses.  The Booke of the Psalmes, and the Song of Songs, or Canticles.  London: John Bellamie, 1627.  Large folio, original calf, minor wear, newly rebacked & recornered with a new label; with 19th century  bookplates and ownership inscriptions and a new endpaper at the rear.  (10)  172, 156, 184, 206 (1), 168 (10) (13)pp  AND  Annotations upon the Booke of Psalmes.  London: John Haviland for John Bellamie, 1626.  (4) 189 (6)pp with minor worming to the bottom margin. AND Solomons Song of Songs, in English Metre: with annotations and references to other Scriptures, for the easier understanding of it.   Imprinted in the yeere, 1626.  59pp  ***STC 219; Spurgeon: “...his excellent Commentaries on the Scriptures are held in high reputation to this day,” quoting Brook's Lives of the Puritans.   $750.

 

3. Ambrose, Isaac.  Prima, the First Things, In reference to the Middle & Last Things: Or, The Doctrine of Regeneration, the New Birth, The very beginning of a Godly life.  London: Rowland Reynolds, 1674.  Thick folio, half calf, cloth boards; with the modern bookplate of David Arthur Palin.  Portrait (and title mounted), (12) 74 (1) 75-474   The title to Media is between pages 74 & 75 and to Ultima is at page 361. (1) 14pp Redeeming the Time.  A Sermon Preached ...at the Funeral of ...Margaret Houghton.  London: Rowland Reynalds, 1674);   (12) 644pp (Looking Unto Jesus.  A View of the Everlasting Gospel: or, the Souls Eying of Jesus.  As carrying on the great Work of Mans Salvation from First to Last.  London: Richard Chiswel, Benj Tooke, and Thomas Sawbridge, 1680); (8) 171 (1)pp {War With Devils.  London: R. Chiswell, B. Tooke, T. Sawbridge,1682.  With a separate title at page 93 this includes the Ministration of, and Communion with Angels.)  There is marginal worming throughout this last, more severe from page 77 through 112.  ***This could be the Compleat Works, but it seems more likely that it's a combination of Wing A2963A, A2969, 2956A and 2972A.  A mass of godly teaching in any case.      $900.

 

4. SOLD Baillie, Robert. The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie, A.M. Principal of the University of Glasgow. M.DC.XXXVII.---M.DC.LXII. Edited from the author's manuscripts, by David Laing     Edinburgh: Robert Ogle, 1841. 3 volumes, large 8vo, contemporary polished calf, recently rebacked; with marbled endpapers and all edges marbled to match. cxxvi, (1) 492 (with a facsimile page of B's very difficult to read handwriting facing page 1); xii (1) 632; xi (1) 516pp   ***This set was given as a first prize in Ecclesiastical History to George Milligan, March 29th 1883, the University of Edinburgh; with a label to that effect on the front free endpaper. ***Baillie was an active participant in the affairs of the Church of Scotland, from the 1638 General Assembly which re-established Presbyterianism as the established Church in Scotland through his participation in the Westminster Assembly as a member of the Scottish delegation, to his role as Principal of the University of Glasgow and his being a vigorous Resolutioner, doing much to maintain division in the Church of Scotland until the Restoration and thus, unintentionally, bringing about the re-imposition of Episcopacy in Scotland. Laing's edition of B's Letters and Journals (which completely supersedes the two volume late 18th century edition) is a most interesting and informative account of all these, written candidly and not for publication. VERY scarce.   $850.

 

5. Baxter, Richard. Richard Baxter’s Catholick Theologie: Plain, Pure, Peaceable: for Pacification Of the Dogmatical Word-Warriours, ... In Three Books. I. Pacifying Principles, about Gods Decrees, Fore-Knowledge, Providence, Operations, Redemption, Grace, Mans Power, Free-will, Justification, Merits, Certainty of Salvation, Perseverance, &c. II. A Pacifying Praxis or Dialogue, about the Five Articles, Justification, &c. Proving that men here contend almost only about Ambiguous words, and unrevealed things. III. Pacifying Disputations against some Real Errors which hinder Reconciliation, viz. About Physical Predetermination, Original Sin, the extent of Redemption, Sufficient Grace, Imputation of Righteousness, &c. London: Robert White, for Nevill Simmons, 1675. Folio, original calf, a bit worn; newly rebacked & recornered/ re-edged, with a new label; the first 4 leaves are neatly mounted, with some loss to the blank inner margin and bottom outer corner (not touching the text). (48) 136 (4) 124 (4) 118 (7) 299pp ***Wing B1281; one of B’s most important and comprehensive theological works; never reprinted. B says this work is “Written chiefly for posterity, when sad Experience hath taught men to hate Theological Logical Wars, and to love, and see, and call for Peace.” A fine sentiment, but as it was largely Baxter’s departure from orthodoxy which caused the turmoil and ultimately split the Nonconformists, he was hardly the one to bemoan the want of peace. In this work he continues to advocate the doctrines which had stirred up the trouble in the first place.   $950.

 

6. Baxter, Richard. Richard Baxter’s Catholick Theologie: Plain, Pure, Peaceable: for Pacification Of the Dogmatical Word-Warriours, ... In Three Books. I. Pacifying Principles, about Gods Decrees, Fore-Knowledge, Providence, Operations, Redemption, Grace, Mans Power, Free-will, Justification, Merits, Certainty of Salvation, Perseverance, &c. II. A Pacifying Praxis or Dialogue, about the Five Articles, Justification, &c. Proving that men here contend almost only about Ambiguous words, and unrevealed things. III. Pacifying Disputations against some Real Errors which hinder Reconciliation, viz. About Physical Predetermination, Original Sin, the extent of Redemption, Sufficient Grace, Imputation of Righteousness, &c. London: Robert White, for Nevill Simmons, 1675. Folio, original calf, a bit worn; newly rebacked & recornered/ re-edged, with a new label; there is very minor worming to the top outer corner from the title through page 35 of the first part, but the text generally is crisp and clean.. Portrait,(48) 136 (4) 124 (4) 118 (7) 299pp ***Wing B1281; one of B’s most important and comprehensive theological works; never reprinted. B says this work is “Written chiefly for posterity, when sad Experience hath taught men to hate Theological Logical Wars, and to love, and see, and call for Peace.” A fine sentiment, but as it was largely Baxter’s departure from orthodoxy which caused the turmoil and ultimately split the Nonconformists, he was hardly the one to bemoan the want of peace. In this work he continues to advocate the doctrines which had stirred up the trouble in the first place.    $1100.

 

7. Richard Baxter. Methodus Theologiae Christianae, 1. Naturae Rerum, 2 Sacrae Scripturae, 3 Praxi, Congrua conformis adaptata Plerumque (corrigenda tamen & perficienda.) ... Londini: M. White & T. Snowden, & prostant venales apud Nevil Simmons, 1681. Folio, 19th century half calf; a piece is torn from the bottom outer corner of the extra engraved title, removing a bit of the bottom outer panel of the engraving; with the modern bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher; LACKS the errata, the blank leaf preceding it and the large inserted folding chart. (26), 450, 439pp ***Wing B1308; in 4 parts: I. Methodus Generalis. II. De Regni Gratiae Universalis Constitutione Initiali. III. De Regni Gratiae Universalis Constitutione in statu Perfectiore: hoc est, De Constitutione Regni Christi-Incarnati, ... IV. De Regno Gloriae. While well-represented in institutional libraries, a work very rarely available for sale.   $1400.

   

8. Baxter, Richard. Reliquiae Baxterianae: or, Mr. Richard Baxter's Narrative of The most Memorable Passages of his Life and Times. [ed.] Matthew Sylvester. London: T. Parkhurst, J. Robinson, J. Lawrence, and J. Dunton, 1696. Folio, original paneled calf, newly rebacked & recornered, with new label; lacks portrait; minor worming at front, almost entirely marginal; occasional foxing.  (28) 448, 200, 132; (1) 18 (8)pp (with dampstaining to pages 17 to the end of Elijah's Cry).  ***Wing B1370; includes MS's Elisha's Cry after Elijah's God, a sermon preached on B's death. Although considerably colored by Baxter's point of view, this account of B's life & times is indispensable to an understanding of the ecclesiastical history of the time. Although abridgements have been printed subsequently, this is the only complete edition. A  good copy.   $750.

 

9. Burgesse, Anthony.  The Doctrine of Original Sin, Asserted & Vindicated  against The old and new Adversaries thereof.  and Practically Improved for the Benefit of the meanest Capacities.  London: Abraham Miller for Thomas Underhill, 1659.  Folio, original calf, somewhat worn, newly rebacked; with the 1694 ownership inscription of Jonathan Pierpont at the top of the title (& a 1711 inscription on the front free endpaper by the same owner; inside the front cover is a later hand drawn bookplate reading “No. 11.  Edmund Sawyer’s Book.”  ***Wing B5646; a good copy of an important Puritan doctrinal work, by an influential member of the Westminster Assembly, particularly esteemed for his theological discernment.  $1000.

 

10. Burgess, Anthony.  Spiritual Refining: or A Treatise of Grace and Assurance.  Wherein are handled, The Doctrine of Assurance.  … Many chief Questions (occasionally) controverted between the Orthodox and the Arminians.  As also many Cases of Conscience.  Tending to Comfort and confirm Saints.  ...to Undeceive and convert Sinners.  London: A. Miller for Thomas Underhill, 1652.  Folio, surface worn original calf, newly rebacked, new label & new endpapers.  (22) 696 (5)pp  ***Wing B5657  $500.

 

11. Boys, John. The Workes... London: Iohn Haviland for William Aspley, 1629. Small folio, contemporary calf; newly rebacked, reusing the old label; the engraved title lacks the bottom outer corner and is slightly decayed at its outer edge; the printed title (dated 1630 and the following two leaves have the bottom outer corner repaired; the text in general is crisp and clean. (12) 988 (10)pp  ***STC 3453; 'An Exposition of all the Principall Scriptures used in our English Liturgie'. Spurgeon: "Racy, rich and running over. ...Boys is all essence." The recent reprint is abridged. With the bookplate of the English Church Union Theological Library.  $750.

 

12. Byfield, Nicholas. An Exposition upon the Epistle to the Colossians. London: William Stansby for Nathaniel Butter, 1627. Folio, nice new blindstamped full calf; the outer margin of the front free endpaper is a bit chipped & a small piece is missing from the blank bottom outer corner of the title and following leaf; the title has two old library stamps, one embossed, both relatively inconspicuous; text crisp & clean. (30) 173, 90, (10) 137 (8) 157-202 (13) [complete, the odd pagination notwithstanding]. ***STC 4218; Spurgeon: "He writes like an earnest, faithful man, resolved to keep back nothing of the counsel of God; but he too little studies brevity, and consequently wearies most readers. He is always worth consulting." The ownership inscription ‘Thos Westerman’s Book 1758’ is on the front free endpaper.   $900.

 

13. Clarke, Samuel.  Medulla Theologiae:  or the Marrow of Divinity, Contained in sundry Questions and Cases of Conscience, both Speculative, and Practical; the greatest part of them Collected out of the Works of our most Judicious, Experienced, and Orthodox English Divines.  The rest are supplied by the Authour.  London: Thomas Ratcliff, for Thomas Underhill, 1659.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked & recornered, with a new label; modern endpapers; with an old library stamp on the title (the other margin of which is frayed) and with the date of imprint removed. .  (44) 459 (2)pp  ***Wing C4547 $650
 

14. Gouge, William.  A Learned and very useful Commentary on The Whole Epistle to the Hebrewes.   London: A.M.  T.W. And S.G. For Joshua Kirton, 1655.  Thick folio, old calf, newly rebacked/ label; some foxing, but text still good; without the portrait and the secondary title at page 288 of the second pagination.   (16) 528, 534, 384, 157 (32)pp  ***Wing G1391;     Spurgeon: “We greatly prize Gouge.”  $1250.

 

15. Crook, Samuel.    TA  DIAQERONTA  Or Divine Characters in Two Parts, Acutely Distinguishing the more Secret and Undiscerned Differences  Between  1. The Hypocrite in his best Dresse of Seeming Virtues and Formal Duties.  And the True Christian in his Real Graces and Sincere Obedience.  As also between  2. The blackest weeds of dayly Infirmities of the truly Godly, eclipsing saving grace, And The reigning Sinnes of the Unregenerate that pretend unto that Godlinesse they never had.  London: A.B. and … sold by Joseph Cranford, 1658.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked with a a new label; the front free endpapers are torn with loss to the outer margin; there is a marginal tear with loss to the blank margin of A4 and a larger tear to the bottom outer margin of A5, removing a letter or two of a marginal note. There are several library stamps front and rear. (12) 634pp  ***Wing C7227   $1000.   

 

16. Durham, James.  A Commentarie Upon the Book of the Revelation.  London: for the Company of Stationers, 1658.  Folio, old calf, a bit worn, with neat repairs; recently rebacked; outer margin of first few leaves slightly frayed with minor worming to the text through page 100, but the text as a whole is quite good..  (8) 787 (16)pp  ***Wing D2806; the first edition; Spurgeon says that “After all that has been written, it would not be easy to find a more sensible and instructive work than this old-fashioned exposition. We cannot accept its interpretations of the mysteries, but the mystery of the gospel fills it with sweet savour.”  $750.

 

17. [Eusebius] The Auncient Ecclesiastical Histories of the First Six Hundred Yeares after Christ, written in the Greeke tongue by three learned Historiographers, Eusebius, Socrates, and Euagrius.  ...faithfully translated out of the Greeke tongue by Meredith Hanmer.  [with] a briefe Chronographie collected by the said Translator, with a copious Index....  London: Richard Field, 1619.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked and recornered; with the bookplate of the Wigan Free Public Library and an additional bookplate noting that this book was presented to the library by Thomas Roberts in January 1902; with the small embossed stamp of the library on the title; with worming to the bottom outer corner from page 303 to the end, starting with one and concluding with 8 wormholes, but with none at any point touching the text, which is otherwise crisp and clean. (10) 598 (18)pp  ***STC 10575; apparently a reprint of the “corrected and amended edition” of 1607, this was first published in 1577.    $450.

 

18. [Eusebius]  The Ancient Ecclesiasticall Histories …  All which Authours are faithfully translated out of the Greek Tongue, By Meredith Hanmer...   The fifth Edition Corrected and Revised.  Hereunto is added Eusebius his Life of Constantine …  London: Abraham Miller, and ..sold by Edw. Dod and Nath Ekins, 1650.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked; dual labels.  (12) 598 (16).  BOUND WITH  Eusebius his Life of Constantine, … London: Abraham Miller, 1649. (4) 119pp ***Wing E3421    $550.

 

19. Fisher, Samuel.  Paidobaptisontes paidisontes Baby-Baptism  Meer Babism. or an Answer to Nobody in five words, to Every-Body who finds himself concern’d in’t. I. Anti-Diabolism Or, the true Account of a dispute at Ashford proved a true counterfeit. II. Anti-Babism  Or the Babish disputings of the Priests for Baby-Baptism disproved.  III. Anti-Rantism  Or Christ’ndome unchrist’nd. IIII. Anti-Ranterism  Or Christ’ndome newchrist’nd.  V. Anti-Sacerdotism  the deep dotage of the DDDivines discovered, or the Antichristian CCClergy cleared to be that them-selves, which they have ever charged Christs Clergy to be.  Lond.: Printed by Henry Hills, and ...sold by Will. Larnar and Richard Moon, 1653.  Small folio, original calf, newly rebacked; with the embossed seal of the Wigan Free Public Library on the title. (12) 632 (4)pp  ***Wing F1055; SF (1605-1665) is described on the title as “an unworthy Servant of Jesus Christ and his poor PPPriest-belyed Church and People.”  An Oxford graduate (B.A. 1627) SF at first identified himself as a Puritan, had a reputation as a powerful preacher (having a lectureship in Lydd, Kent); in this book he states that he was given a Presbyterian ordination. But in 1643 he joined the Baptists, becoming a minister to a congregation in Ashford, Kent, writing both tracts and this book in support of Baptist principles. However, in 1654, as a consequence of hosting two Quakers in his house, he joined the Society of Friends and remained an earnest and active Quaker the balance of his life. As were many Quakers he was in and out of prison, but he also travelled to Rome where, apparently without molestation, distributed Quaker literature and spoke to several Cardinals. He died of the plague in August 1665. Though his works are well represented in Libraries, they are now rarely available for sale.  $1500.

 

20. Foxe, John.  Acts and Monuments Of matters most speciall and memorable, happening in the Church, with an universall Historie of the same. Wherein is set forth at large the whole Race and Course of the Church, from the primitive age to these later times of ours, with the bloody times, horrible troubles, and great persecutions against the true Martyrs Of Christ...  Now again, as it was recognised, perused, and recommended to the studious Reader, by the Author, ... the seventh time newly Imprinted. London: Adam Islip, Foelix Kingston, and Robert Young, 1632-1. 3 volumes, large folio, new paneled calf; I: engraved general title is a bit worn & slightly chipped, with considerable staining to the top half of the text throughout. (86) 1032pp (with a woodcut inserted at page 333, depicting the poisoning of king John); II: (1) 5-788pp, with slight wear front & rear, but with the text otherwise crisp & clean (with 2 folding woodcut: the first depicting the various means of torture used in the ancient church (mounted and with a small piece missing) and the second being The description of Windsor Castle, mounted); III: title mounted and outer edges of next two leaves strengthened as are the outer edges of the last 5 leaves at the rear; there is occasional foxing in the text, which is otherwise quite good. (1) 1030;  (13) 106 (94)pp   ***Wing F2035; the last black letter edition, with numerous woodcuts throughout. ***The second pagination in volume 3 is: A Continuation of the Histories of Forreine Martyrs: From the happy reign of ...Queene Elizabeth, to these Times. With sundry Relations of those bloudy Massacres executed upon the Protestants in the Cities of France, in the yeare 1572. London: Ric. Hearn, for the Company of Stationers, 1641. Wing C5965, though seemingly printed to be inserted in the larger work by Foxe. ***A good, complete set of this important work; of the many later reprints, after 1684 only the two 8 volume mid-19th century editions are complete.  $3000.

 

21. Fuller, Thomas.  The Historie of the Holy Warre.  London: Thomas Buck, And ...to be sold by Philemon Stephens, 1651.  Old half calf/ marbled boards, newly rebacked, label; extra engraved title; light dampstain at front.    (17) 286 (28) (1)pp  ***Wing F2439 BOUND WITH  The Holy State. The third Edition. Cambridge: R.D. For John Williams, 1652.  Short closed tear to outer edge of printed title; outer edge of first few leaves lightly browned & worn; with engraved portraits, mostly of near contemporary figures of note, but including Monica (late 4th century) and William Perkins (d. 1602); with some light, mostly marginal dampstaining.  (6) 510pp  ***Wing F2445    $500.

 

22.  Grantham, Thomas. Christianismus Primitivus: or, the Ancient Christian Religion, in its Nature, Certainty, Excellency, and Beauty, (Internal and External) particularly Considered, Asserted, and Vindicated, from The many Abuses which have Invaded that Sacred Profession, by Humane Innovation, or pretended Revelation.  London: Francis Smith, 1678.  Folio, original  calf, newly rebacked, with a new label;piece missing (torn from?) from upper margin of title, the following 3 leaves and the final 3 leaves (that is, not the first, but the last 3 leaves of the table, just touching the text on the first two); there are pieces missing from pages 1 to 28 of the text, but these decrease in size and do not affect the text (these look very much as if they've been eaten);  the outer margin of Ggg1 & 2 is frayed, but only affecting the blank margin.  (16) 116, 188, 84 (8) 213 (1)pp (with pages 29 to 32 missing, but complete nevertheless, as the quires and text are continuous); the text is generally crisp and clean. ***Wing G1528; a very scarce & important Baptist work, essentially the first comprehensive Baptist system of theology.  $1400.

 

23. Grantham, Thomas. Christianismus Primitivus: or, the Ancient Christian Religion, in its Nature, Certainty, Excellency, and Beauty, (Internal and External) particularly Considered, Asserted, and Vindicated, from The many Abuses which have Invaded that Sacred Profession, by Humane Innovation, or pretended Revelation.  London: Francis Smith, 1678.  Folio, original  calf, quite worn, but newly rebacked, with a new label; ex-libris the Pacific School of Religion; the title and following leaf are silked verso; there is dampstaining to the upper margin throughout.  (16) 116, 188, 84 (8) 213 (1)pp (with pages 29 to 32 missing, but complete nevertheless, as the quires and text are continuous); the text is generally crisp and clean. ***Wing G1528; a very scarce & important Baptist work, essentially the first comprehensive Baptist system of theology.   $1400.

 

24. Hildersam, Arthur.   CVIII Lectures upon the Fourth of John. The third Edition. London: Moses Bell, for Edward Brewster, 1647.  Folio, modern half leather, good amateur label; xerox facsimile title tipped in; piece torn from top of Dedicatory, removing the headline and most of first two words of text verso; the outer margin is slightly chipped on a few leaves front & rear, (but not close to affecting text).  (22) 444pp  ***Wing H1976; Spurgeon: “A mass of godly teaching; but rather heavy reading.” With various old ownership inscriptions. $450.

 

Hildersam, Arthur.   CVIII Lectures upon the Fourth of John. The third Edition. London: Moses Bell, for Edward Brewster, 1647.  Folio, modern half leather, good amateur label; xerox facsimile title tipped in; piece torn from top of Dedicatory, removing the headline and most of first two words of text verso; the outer margin is slightly chipped on a few leaves front & rear, (but not close to affecting text).  (22) 444pp  ***Wing H1976; Spurgeon: “A mass of godly teaching; but rather heavy reading.” With various old ownership inscriptions.  $450.

 

25. Hall, Joseph. A Plaine And Familiar Explication (by way of Paraphrase) of all the Hard Texts of the whole Divine Scripture of the Old and New Testament.  London: Miles Flesher, for Nath: Butter, 1633. Folio, 19th century blindstamped, gilt edged calf, newly rebacked; with the old bookplate of Bernard Lord Coleridge  on the recto of the 19th century marbled endpaper... (9) 618 (1) 427 (1)pp  ***STC 12702; Spurgeon: “Not so pithy as the Contemplations; nor, indeed, could it be expected to be so.. It is not necessary to the Student, but might be useful.” There is a 19th century note tipped in at the rear, apparently a copy of an inquiry to someone unnamed, asking for information about a 1662 ownership inscription on the recto of the original rear free endpaper, which inscription records both the book’s purchase from Jael Reynell in 1637 by a Richard Venn, Vicar, and it’s sale in 1662 to Ro. Duke (Venn having died on June 28 of that year).  $500.

 

26. Horton, Thomas. Choice and Practical Expositions on Four Select Psalms: viz. The Fourth Psalm, in Eight   The Forty-second Psalm, in Ten  The Fifty-first Psalm, in Twenty  The Sixty-third Psalm, in Seven Sermons.  Left perfected for the Press under his own hand. London: A. Maxwell for Tho. Parkhurst, 1675. Title mounted & margins of following few leaves slightly frayed; some light foxing, but still a good copy. (8) 612 (4)pp  BOUND WITH  Forty Six Sermons upon the whole Eighth Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans.  Left perfected for the Press under his own hand a little before his Death.  London: A. Maxwell for Tho. Parkhurst, 1674. (6) 645 (6)pp   ***Together, a large, thikc folio, contemporary calf, sometime rebacked (with about a third of the calf missing from the front cover, with dual old labels; later endpapers. ***Wing H2875 & H2876; Spurgeon commends this work on Psalms bu saying: “A marvellous homiletical exposition. Horton’s discourses are very full of divisions, but then he always has plenty of solid matter to divide. Ministers will find teeming suggestions here.”  Of the Romans he says: “Full of matter, well, but rather too formally arranged. The sermons are very prim and orderly.”    $1250.

 

27. Hutcheson, George. An Exposition Of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John. London: Ralph Smith, 1657. Folio, original calf (corners & fore-edges a bit worn), newly rebacked/ label; text crisp; quite a good copy of this fine commentary.. (7) 418 (2)pp ***Wing H3826, the first and only 17th century edition; with a closely printed double column text; with the inscription “John Ditcham His Book 1720” on the verso of the title. Spurgeon says: “Excellent; beyond all praise. It is a full-stored treasury of sound theology, holy thought, and marrowy doctrine.”    $750.

 

28. Hutcheson, George.  An Exposition Of the Book of Job:  Being the Sum of CCCXVI Lectures, Preached in the City of Edenburgh.  London: Ralph Smith, 1669.  Folio, contemporary calf, a bit worn, newly rebacked with a new label.  (8)  360,  (361-398). 540, 55pp  ***Wing H3825 ; Spurgeon: “...we know of no author who is more thoroughly helpful to the minister of the Word.” $1000.

29. Hutcheson, George. A Brief Exposition on the XII. Small Prophets; …  The Second Edition.  London: for Ralph Smith, 1657. Small folio, original calf, old label, top of front hinge split, but still sound; with a bookplate “Presented from the library of the late Rev. James Stirling, Aberdeen” and two old round library stamps on the title along with an ownership inscription: Will. Mitchell  1775”: Ex Bibl Theol Aberdonesnsi”; the bottom outer corner of the last leaf is torn away, removing a few words from the bottom 5 lines of text on page 425.   (7) 426 (1)pp ***probably Wing H3824, (the Wing entry is seriously confused); Spurgeon: “Get it. Hutcheson is always rich.” Issued first in a small octavo format in 3 volumes (virtually never now found as a set) and then collected into this folio volume; quite scarce.   $1200.

 

30. Hutcheson, George. A Brief Exposition on the XII. Small Prophets; ... London: for Ralph Smith, 1657. Small folio, original calf, newly rebacked & recornered, with new label; later endpapers; text a bit browned throughout. (7) 446 (1)pp  ***probably Wing H3824, (the Wing entry is seriously confused); Spurgeon: “Get it. Hutcheson is always rich.” Issued first in a small octavo format in 3 volumes (virtually never now found as a set) and then collected into this folio volume; quite scarce.  $1100.

 

31. Jenkyn, William.  An Exposition of the Epistle of Jude, together With many Large and Useful Deductions.  The second Edition Corrected, together with two Tables, the one Analytical, the other Alphabetical.  London: Tho. Maxey, for Sa. Gellibrand, 1656.  Folio, original calf, somewhat worn, label; recent end-papers, minor light staining & spotting front & rear, but text generally crisp and clean. (10) 302, 306 (10)pp ***Wing J641, a very good copy of the first folio edition (combining the two previously published quarto volumes in one, with corrections and tables) of this fine Puritan commentary; Spurgeon says "Earnest and popular, but very full, and profoundly learned. A treasure-house of good things."  $650.

 

32. Moreland, Samuel.  The History of The Evangelical Churches Of the Valleys of Piemont.  London: Henry Hills, ...for Adoniram Byfield, 1658.  Folio, contemporary gilt edged calf, newly rebacked with dual labels. (72), map, 709 (2)pp; the large folding map is of the valleys of Piemont inhabited by the Waldenses.  ***Wing M2779;  the final 2 pages relate to the "Case of the persecuted Vaudois, Dispersed in Switzerland and Holland, who are desirous to go and settle at Purisburgh in South Carolina."  The intention of this is to assist in raising money to enable these persecuted people to emigrate to America.  $900.

 

33. [Ussher]  The Life Of ...James Usher.  Late Lord Arch-Bishop of Armagh, Primate and Metropolitan of all Ireland.  Collected and Written by Richard Parr.  London: Nathanael Ranew, 1686.  Folio, new quarter calf, marbled boards; the bottom outer corner of the title and following two leaves are soiled and defective, removing some words of text on the latter two; there is some soiling in the same spot in the following 8 leaves; there is also some soiling to the bottom outer corner at the rear. (6) 103 (5) 624, 28pp ***Wing P548; the large portion of this work is devoted to U's letters.   $500.

 

34. Parr, Elnathan.  The Workes …  The third Edition, corrected and enlarged by the Authors own hand, before his death.  London:  G.P. For Samuel Man, 1633.  Folio, contemporary calf, rebacked (with lettering to the spine) and recornered; new endpapers; there are occasional ink marginal markings in an old hand.  (10) 302, 168 (4) 63 (4) 28pp  ***STC  9311.5; the second and third paginations are, respectively,  “The Grounds of Divinity” (The fift Edition, Corrected and enlarged by Elnathan Parr) and “Abba Father: or, a Playne and Short Direction concerning the framing of Private Prayer”  (The fourth Edition Corrected);  the bulk of the work contains his commentary on Romans, of which Spurgeon says “The style is faulty, but the matter is rich and full of suggestions.”   $1000.

 

35. Perkins, William.  The Workes... The First Volume:... Newly corrected according to his owne Copies.  London: Iohn Legatt, 1612.  Folio, contemporary calf, bit scuffed, newly rebacked & recornered with new label; outer edges of first few leaves abraded.   With bookplates of Crozier Theological Seminary and John Charles Hare and the embossed library stamp of Bucknell Library to the bottom outer corner of the title.  (12), folding chart (shaved at top)   with folding Tables between pp. 72/3 (The Sacramentall Union of the parts of Baptisme.), pp. 95/6 (A view of the distribution of the causes of Salvation and Damnation, as the Church of Rome would have it.) and before page 121 (The resolution of the Creede.), and before  page 327 (A briefe Exposition upon the Lords praier.)   779 (16)pp  With a subtitle 'The Foundation of Christian Religion'  (pages 1-116), 'An exposition of the Symbole or Creed of the Apostles, According to the tenour of the Scripture, and the consent of Orthodoxe Fathers of the Church' (pages 121-322), 'An Exposition of the Lords Prayer.  In the Way of Catechizing, serving for Ignorant People.' (328-352), 'A Treatise Tending unto a Declaration, whether a Man be in the Estate of Eamnation, or in the Estate of Grace:' and other various treatises.  AND  The Workes …  The Second Volume.  London: Iohn Legatt, 1613.  (14) 727 (28)pp  Includees Cases of Conscience and his commentary on Galatians.  AND  The Workes …  The third and last Volume.  [Cambridge]: Cantrell Legge, 1618.  (8) 264 (9) (4) 206 (10) 207-370 (10)  371-409 (5) 411-439 (4) 441-463 (4) 465-477 (8) 479-605 (9) 607-652 (2) 653-667 (9) 669-700 (14)pp  ***A combination of STC 19650 & 1965; the 3 volumes of Perkins' Works were printed a volume at a time from 1608 to 1633 as need arose, with the consequence that sets exist as people then combined them. They match exactly and the particular combination matters not at all.  The various titles and works tend to have separate titles and unpaginated introductions; thus the pagination of volume 3, which combines various shorter works.  $3500. 

 

36. Quick, John.  Synodicon in Gallia Reformata:  or, the Acts, Decisions, Decrees, and Canons Of those Famous National Councils of the Reformed Churches in France.  ...The whole Collected and Composed out of Original Manuscript Acts of those Renowned Synods.  London:  T. Parkhurst and J. Robinson, 1692.  2 volumes in 1, thick folio, original paneled calf, newly rebacked & recornered with a new label. Portrait, extra engraved frontispiece (outer edge slightly abraded), (8) clxiv, 523; (4) 596pp  ***Wing Q209; Though subsequently printed in French, at the time it was (as is asserted on the first title), “A Work never before Extant in any Language.”   $800.

 

37.  Reynolds, John.  The Triumphs of Gods Revenge Against the Crying and Execrable sin of Murther.  Expressed in Thirty several Tragical Histories.  The Sixth Edition, very Carefully Corrected.  To which is Added, Gods Revenge against The Abominable Sin of Adultery.  Containing Ten Several Histories, Never Printed before. Illustrated with New Sculptures.  London: J. Bennet, for Thomas Lee, 1679.  Folio, somewhat worn original calf, newly rebacked & recornered; with the bookplate of the Wigan Free Public Library and with the small embossed stamp of that library on the title; with an extra engraved title (somewhat worn, with a vertical crease and some bleed-through from an inscription verso) facing the printed title (which has a closed tear into the final ‘R’ of ‘Murther’); with minor wear throughout, including a few closed tears, but still generally quite good textually. (22) 481, (4) 182pp, with a series of small copperplate illustrations at the beginning of the various ‘Histories’. ***Wing R1313; JR (c.1588-c.1655), of Exeter, an English merchant best known for this compilation.  This 1679 edition is the first with the histories of adultery, added by Samuel Pordage.  $650.

 

38. Roberts, Francis.  CLAVIS BIBLIORUM.  The Key of the Bible, Unlocking the Richest Treasury of the Holy Scriptuers: whereby The I  Order, 2  Names, 3  Times, 4  Penmen, 5  Occasion, 6  Scope,  And 7 Principal Parts, Containing  the Subject-matter of the Books of the Old and New Testament, are familiarly and briefly Opened:  For the Help of the weakest Capacity in the Understanding of the whole Bible.  Wherein The Scripture-Songs dispersed here and there in the Old and New Testament, are Metrically Translated out of the Hebrew, and Analytically Explained:  Whereunto are added The Metrical Version of the whole Book of Hymns or Praises, viz. The Book of Psalmes, …   The Fourth Edition, diligently Revised; …  London: J. R. for Peter Parker, 1675.  Folio, newly rebacked with a new label recornered & re-edged; new endpapers; the outer blank margins of the first few leaves are decayed.  (6) 631pp   ***Wing R1588   $600.                                                             

 

39. Sibbs, Richard.  A Learned Commentary or Exposition upon The first Chapter of the Second Epistle of S. Paul to the Corinthians.  London: J.L. For N.B. And ... sold by Tho. Parkhurst, 1655.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked/ new label. With several old ownership inscriptions, including on the final page “John Ditcham  His Book  Aprill 22. 1722”. (5) 551 (20)pp  ***Wing  S3738  $750.

 

40. Rogers, Daniel.  Naaman the Syrian his Disease and Cure. Discovering lively to the Reader the spirituall Leprosie of Sinne and Selfe-love: Together with the Remedies, viz. Selfe-deniall and Faith.  London: Th: Harper for Philip Nevil, 1642. Small folio, original calf, newly rebacked; title lightly soiled, with an ownership inscription at the top of the title; a piece is torn (possibly a paper flaw) from the bottom of the outer margin of Xx5, slightly affecting the sidenotes; though there is very light browning to the outer edges, the text generally is quite good throughout. (36) 618, 829-898pp  [COMPLETE, the mispagination notwithstanding]  ***Wing R1799; Spurgeon, commending this work highly, says that it "...exhausts the subject and turns it to earnest evangelical uses."  Quite scarce.  $1200.

41. Rogers, Daniel.  Naaman the Syrian his Disease and Cure. Discovering lively to the Reader the spirituall Leprosie of Sinne and Selfe-love: Together with the Remedies, viz. Selfe-deniall and Faith.  London: Th: Harper for Philip Nevil, 1642. Small folio, original calf, newly rebacked & recornered with new dual labels & new endpapers; title lightly soiled & mounted, with ownership inscriptions and two old library stamps; though there is very light browning to the outer edges, the text generally is quite good throughout. (36) 618, 829-898pp  [COMPLETE, the mispagination notwithstanding]  ***Wing R1799; Spurgeon, commending this work highly, says that it "...exhausts the subject and turns it to earnest evangelical uses."  Quite scarce. $1200.

42.  Rous, Francis. Treatises and Meditations. London: R. White, and...sold by J. Wright, 1657. Folio, contemporary calf, newly rebacked & recornered with a new label; lacks portrait & extra engraved title (sometimes present) and with most of the recto of page 647 replaced in MS facsimile (the verso is blank) and with the bottom third of the final leaf of the Table at the rear also replaced in MS facsimile (again the verso is blank). The text generally is crisp. (8) 739 (8)pp ***Wing R2031; without the portrait, present in some copies. R was a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines and, also, a member of the Long Parliament and prominent in the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell. These Treatises include ‘The Art of Happiness’, ‘Diseases of the Time, Attended by their Remedies’, ‘The only Remedy, That can cure a People, When all other Remedies fail’.     $750.

 

43. Sedgwick, Obadiah. The Bowels of Tender Mercy Sealed in the Everlasting Covenant, Wherein Is set forth the Nature, Conditions and Excellencies of it, and how a Sinner should do to enter into it, and the danger of refusing this Covenant-Relation. Also the Treasures of Grace, Blessings, Comforts, Promises and Priviledges that are comprized in the Covenant of Gods Free and Rich Mercy made in Jesus Christ with Believers. London: Edward Mottershed, for Adoniram Byfield, and...sold by Joseph Cranford, 1661.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked with the original spine laid down & the corners neatly repaired; the outer edges of the first few leaves are a bit trimmed & frayed, not affecting the text, which otherwise is crisp and clean throughout. (4) 734 (56)pp  ***Wing S2366; the largest and perhaps most important work by this London minister who was an influential member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines.    $1250.

 

44. Sedgwick, Obadiah. The Bowels of Tender Mercy Sealed in the Everlasting Covenant, Wherein Is set forth the Nature, Conditions and Excellencies of it, and how a Sinner should do to enter into it, and the danger of refusing this Covenant-Relation. Also the Treasures of Grace, Blessings, Comforts, Promises and Priviledges that are comprized in the Covenant of Gods Free and Rich Mercy made in Jesus Christ with Believers. London: Edward Mottershed, for Adoniram Byfield, and...sold by Joseph Cranford, 1661. Folio, new full morocco/ label; the text is crisp and clean throughout. (4) 734 (56)pp  ***Wing S2366; the largest and perhaps most important work by this London minister who was an influential member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines.    $1400.

 

45. Shepard, Thomas. The Parable of the Ten Virgins  Opened & Applied: Being the Substance of divers Sermons on Matth. 25. I, ---13.  Wherein, the Difference between the Sincere Christian and the most Refined Hypocrite, the Nature and Characters of Saving and of Common Grace, the Dangers and Diseases incident to most flourishing Churches or Christians, and other Spiritual Truths of Greatest importance, are clearly discovered, and practical Improved.  ...Now Published from the Authours own Notes, ... London: J.H. for John Rothwell, and Samuel Thomson, 1660.   Small folio, original calf, newly rebacked; with the bookplate of the Wigan Free Public Library and with the small embossed stamp of that library on the title; a piece is torn from the bottom outer corner of L3 (pp. 77/8), removing several words from the bottom 19 lines of text recto (& 22 lines verso), neatly repaired; a piece is missing from the bottom outer corner of last 3 leaves at the rear (all three repaired), the first only affecting a few letters of text of the alphabetical table, removing about half of the outer column of the table, 13 lines recto and 12 verso of the penultimate leaf and a few words from 11 lines recto and 5 lines verso of the final leaf; the text is otherwise crisp and clean.  (8) 240, 203 (4)pp ***Wing S3114; the first edition of this important work by an eminent New England Puritan.  $700.

 

 

46. Shepard, Thomas. The Parable of the Ten Virgins  Opened & Applied: Being the Substance of divers Sermons on Matth. 25. I, ---13.  Wherein, the Difference between the Sincere Christian and the most Refined Hypocrite, the Nature and Characters of Saving and of Common Grace, the Dangers and Diseases incident to most flourishing Churches or Christians, and other Spiritual Truths of Greatest importance, are clearly discovered, and practical Improved.  ...Now Published from the Authours own Notes, …  Re-printed, and carefully Corrected in the Year, 1695.  Folio, original calf, somewhat worn with front hinge starting to split top & bottom, but sound; text crisp.  (8) 232, 190 (5)pp  Inscribed 'John Robinsons Book  1699'  on the front free endpaper, with the later inscription of his son Ichabod, a gift of his father Nov.r 14th 1745; there is also a modern bookplate inside the front cover.  ***Wing S3115; the second, corrected edition of this important work by an eminent New England Puritan.  $700.

 

47. Spottswood [Spottiswoode], John.  The History of the Church of Scotland, Beginning the Year of our Lord 203, and continued to the end of the Reign of King James the VI. of ever Blessed Memory. Therein are described, The Progress of Christianity; The Persecutions and Interruptions of it: The Foundation of Churches; The Erecting of Bishopricks; The Building and Endowing Monasteries, and other Religious Places; The Succession of Bishops in their Sees; The Reformation of Religion, and the frequent Disturbances of that Nation, by Wars, Conspiracies, Tumults, Schisms. Together with great variety of other Matters, both Ecclesiasticall and Politicall.  London: J. Flesher for R. Royston, 1655.  Folio, 19th century crosshatched blindstamped calf, recently rebacked; the text is crisp & clean.  Portrait (of Spottiswoode), (16), portrait (of Charles I), (4) 546 (1) (9) plus 2pp of books printed for Royston. ***Wing S5022, the FIRST EDITION; JS (1565-1639) was Lord Archbishop of St. Andrews and Privy Counselor to Charles I; the writing of this History was done at the request of James I.  $650.

 

48. Symson, Patrick.  The Historie of the Church, since the dayes of our Saviour Jesus Christ, untill this present Age. The third Edition Corrected and inlarged. London: Iohn Dawson, for Iohn Bellamie, 1634.  Small folio, original paneled calf, newly rebacked & recornered; with an oval bookplate: “Presented to The Wigton Free Public Library by Mr. W. Ashton  May, 1883” and with the small embossed stamp of that library on the title; the initial word of the title is shaved; lacks A1 (blank); there is a stain to the top inner corner, beginning small and light, but encroaching on the text from about page 550 and growing to about 3” x 2” at the rear; there is some ink spotting on the verso of the 4th last page and the recto of the third last (in the Table).  (18) 602 (17)pp  ***STC 23598.5;  PS (1556-1618), minister in Stirling (Scotland) and a staunch Presbyterian; at a time when much pressure was being brought to bear on prominent ministers to conform to Episcopacy Symson refused to yield. $450.

                                                                                                                    

49. Taylor, Jeremy.  SYMBOLON  HQIKOPOAE MIKON.  Or a Collection of Polemical and Moral Discourses.  London: for R. Royston, 1657.  Original paneled calf, surface flaked, newly rebacked; title ruled in red; a.e.g.    Portrait, (27) 273 (12) 275-399pp (including, with a separate title, The Real Presence and Spiritual of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament  proved Against the Doctrine of Transubstantiation.)  BOUND WITH  THEOLOGIA 'EKLETIKH.  The Liberty of Prophesying.  SHEWING The Unreasonablenes of prescribing to other mens faith, and the Iniquity of pereeuting differing opinions.  The second Edition enlarged.  London: for R. Royston, 1657.   (24) 400-718 (2)pp   ***Wing T398  & T400 $600.

 

 

50. Trapp, John.  A Commentary, or, Exposition Upon The XII. Minor Prophets.  London: R. N. for Philemon Stephens, 1654.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked with new label;  with the modern bookplate of The Law Society inside the front cover; quite a nice copy, in and out.  (12) 945 (14)pp  ***Wing T2043: Commending Trapp, Spurgeon says that “Trapp is my especial companion and treasure; I can read him when I am too weary for anything else.”  $750.

 

51. SOLD Trapp, John.  A Commentary or Exposition of All the Epistles and the Revelation of John the Divine.  London: R.W. And ...sold by Nath. Ekins, 1656.  Folio, new quarter morocco, label, marbled end-papers.  (4) 617 – 1108 (4)pp, with the bottom outer corner repaired from 1097 and then defective with minor loss of sidenotes/ text through page 1108 of text and then two leaves of tables; the final leaf is missing.  ***Wing T2039; this is the second half of the first edition of Trapp's commentary on the NT. Spurgeon: “Oh, rare John Trapp!”    $275. 

 

52.Ussher, James.  The Annals of the World.  Deduced from The Origin of Time...  London:E. Tyler, for J. Crook, ...and for G. Bedell, 1658.  Folio, newly rebacked and recornered; with old library stamps on the margin of both the engraved and printed titles; without the portrait of Ussher.  Engraved title (9) 907 (49)pp  ***Wing U149, the English version of the highly influential work in which Ussher assigned the creation of the world to 4004 B.C.    $2000.

 

53. Wesley, Samuel. The Life of our Blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. An Heroic Poem: ... In Ten Books. The Second Edition, revised by the Author, and Improved with the Addition of a large Map of the Holy-Land, and a Table of the principal Matters. With Sixty Copper-Plates, by the celebrated Hand of W. Faithorn.  London: Benj. Motte for Charles Harper, 1697.  Folio, original paneled calf, newly rebacked; with the bookplate of the Wigan Free Public Library, and with the small embossed stamp of that library on the title (and at the bottom outer corner of a few of the plates); occasional minor soiling & a few closed tears (neatly repaired on Y2, but not repaired on Bb2 or Dd2) but with the text essentially crisp and clean throughout.  Frontispiece, extra engraved title, (28) folding map of the Holy Land, 355 (9)pp with 60 copperplates (including the frontispiece & engraved title, all 60 being numbered). ***Wing W1373A; SW (1662-1735), Rector of Epworth and a minor poet; best known as the father of John and Charles Wesley. Quite a good copy of this work. $1000.

 

54. Wilcocks, Thomas.  The Works … containing an exposition upon the whole booke of Davids Psalmes, Salomons Proverbs, the Canticles, and part of the 8. Chapter of St. Pauls Epistle to the Romans.  London: Iohn Haviland, 1624.  Folio, contemporary calf, bit worn with the hinges splitting at the bottom; title a bit wrinkled and defective at the top, removing the 'T' and part of the 'H' from the 'The' of the title; the secondary title which follows is also defective at the top; ex-libris the Pacific School of Religion, with a bookplate and a library stamp at the bottom of the title. (12) 447 (11) 152 (4) 93 (6) 55pp  ***STC 25620; Spurgeon says that “the notes are brief, but furnish many hints for sermons.  $950.

 

55. Willet, Andrew.  Hexapla in Genesin, that is, A Sixfold Commentary upon Genesis: Wherein sixe severall Translations, that is, the Septuagint, and the Chalde, two Latin, of Hierome and Tremelius: two English, the great Bible, and the Geneva edition are compared, where they differ, with the Originall, Hebrew, and Pagnine, and Montanus interlinearie interpretation: Together with a Sixfold use of every Chapter, shewing, 1. the Method or Argument: 2. the divers readings: 3. the explanation of difficult questions and doubtfull places: 4. the places of doctrine: 5. places of confutation: 6 morall observations.  Wherein, above a thousand Theological questions are discussed: ... Now the second time revised, corrected, and with divers editions enlarged. London: Tho. Creede, for Thomas Man, 1608.  Small folio, original limp vellum; fairly new stiff front endpapers inserted by the previous owner, with a long note regarding Willet in his hand. (12) 476pp  ***STC 25683; Spurgeon says "Willet is tedious reading; his method hampers him. In all his Commentaries he lumbers along in his six-wheeled wagon."  However he commends Willet on Samuel highly, though the method is identical. If the reader is willing to put up with the method, there is much of benefit, as virtually every conceivable question is addressed and given an answer.  $500.

 

56. Willet, Andrew.  Hexapla in Leviticum  That Is, A Six-Fold Commentary upon the third Booke of Moses, called Leviticus.  ...Wherein more than a thousand Theologicial Questions are handled, and halfe as many speciall poynts of Doctrine noted, and Errours confuted.  London: Aug. Matthewes, for Robert Milbourne, 1631.  Folio, original calf, newly rebacked, with new label; with an old library stamp in the bottom outer corner of the title.  (21) leaves, 778 (1)pp  ***STC  25688, the only edition. Spurgeon: “He sums up all preceding commentaries, both Protestand and Romish.”  $1000.

 

57. Willet, Andrew. Hexapla: that is, A Six-fold Commentarie upon ... Romanes: wherein according to the Authors former method sixe things are observed in every Chapter. I. the Text with the divers readings. 2. Argument and method. 3 the Questions discussed. 4. Doctrines noted. 5. Controversies handled. 6 Morall uses observed. Wherein are handled the greatest points of Christian Religion:... [London]: for Leonard Greene, 1611. Folio, original calf, bit worn, with gilt devices on both covers, newly rebacked & recornered, with a new label; with the blank bottom outer corner of the front endpapers and the title are neatly repaired. (5) 746 (21)pp  ***STC 25690; a variant imprint of the first edition of this extensive commentary; though W’s method is ungainly, it is comprehensive, considering virtually every question which can be raised.  $750.

 

 

 

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