Antiquarian theology #5: almost entirely pre-1700 English Puritan and Reformed works in English (including a few English Puritan works in Latin): All books are complete and in good condition except as described otherwise. Postage is extra at cost; insurance optional. Books a re offered subject to prior sale. Pictures of any item can be supplied (as e-mail attachments) on request.

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1. SOLD Abbot, George. An Exposition upon the Prophet Jonah. Contained in certaine Sermons, preached in S. Maries Church in Oxford. London: Richard Field, 1600. 4to, original limp vellum, recased with new endpapers and with pieces missing from spine, but still sound. (6) 638pp ***STC 34.5, a variant imprint of the first edition. GA (1562-1633), Archbishop of Canterbury; Spurgeon, commending this commentary highly, says: “Abbott was a renowned Calvinistic divine, and one of the translators of the present version of the Bible. No set of works on Jonah would be complete without this learned, laborious, and comprehensive exposition. It is, of course, very antique in style; but, like “old wine,” it is none the worse for its age.” $800.

 

2. Abbot, Robert. A Triall of Our Church-forsakers. or A Meditation Tending to Still the passions of unquiet Brownists, upon Heb. 10.25. Wherein is Iustified, against them, that the blessed Church of England 1. Is a true Church. 2. Hath a true Ministry. 3. Hath a true Worship. London: Thomas Payne for Philemon Stephens and Christopher Meredith, 1639. 8vo, original calf, lacking small pieces head & tail of spine; old inscriptions on end-papers. (30) 249 (2)pp ***STC 60; Abbot was Vicar of Cranbrooke in Kent. $500.

 

3. Alleine, Joseph. An Alarme to Unconverted Sinners... London: Nevil Simmons, 1678. One page of the Epistle to the Reader is wrinkled, apparently due to a paper flaw. (32) 214 (1)pp ***Wing A963 BOUND WITH Divers Practical Cases of Conscience, Satisfactorily Resolved. London: Nevil Simmons, 1678. 92pp ***Wing A971 ***8vo, old calf; somewhat crudely but effectively recovered in sheep; lacks front free endpaper; the second leaf of the 4pp of advertisements for books printed for Simmons, which are bound in at the rear, is pasted down to the inside of the rear cover; the text is a bit soiled, but is still quite good. ***Most 17 th century printings of these two works are quite scarce, probably a consequence of their being read to death; overall still quite a good, wide-margined copy. $800.

 

4. Alleine, Joseph. An Alarme to Unconverted Sinners In a Serious Treatise, shewing I. What Conversion is not, and correcting some Mistakes about it. II. What Conversion is, and wherein it consisteth. III. The Necessity of Conversion. IV. The Marks of the Unconverted. V. The Miseries of the Unconverted. VI. Directions for Conversion. VII. Motives to Conversion. Whereunto are annexed divers Practical Cases of Conscience Judiciously Resolved. London: Samuel Lee, 1685. 12mo, original calf, somewhat worn & shaken (but still sound); lacks endpapers; the text shows evidence of use, but though a bit soiled is still fairly good. (24) 264pp ***This edition not in Wing; it combines A’s ‘Divers Practical Cases of Conscience’ with the larger ‘Alarme’; a secondary title is retained and faces page 185. Most copies of such little practical Puritan devotional works were read to death and discarded; no copies of some editions and only one of others (like this) have survived. $1400.

 

5. SOLD Alleine, Joseph. Remaines of That Excellent Minister... London: Peter Parker, 1674. 8vo, new quarter calf; with the stamp of the Nottingham Public Libraries on both recto and verso of the title and on perhaps a couple dozen other leaves. (21) 319pp plus a 3 page list of books sold by Parker. ***Wing A976. A scarce collection of sermons, treatises & letters by this well known Puritan. $550.

 

6. SOLD Alleine, Richard. The World Conquered, Or A Believers Victory over the World. Laid open in several Sermons on I John 5.4. London: 1668. 8vo, 19 th century half calf/marbled boards, somewhat worn & rubbed, but quite sound; E7 torn without loss. (6) 314pp ***Wing A1009; the works of this Puritan divine, ejected in 1662, are said to be distinguished by "their searching spiritual force...." According to a note written inside the front cover, this was “Grace Trenaman’s Book Presented to her by her Beloved Mother June . 1838” $250.

 

7. Alleine, William. The Mystery of the Temple and City, described In the Nine last Chapters of Ezekiel Unfolded. London: for B. Harris; and by T. Wall ...in Bristol, 1679. 8vo, original calf, worn & shaken; lacks endpapers. (7) 288pp (lacks all after T8, perhaps the final 4 leaves?). ***Not in Wing; this first title treats of I. The Calling of the Jews. II. The Restitution of all Things. III. The Description of the Two Beasts, Rev. 13. IV. The Day of Judgment, and the World perishing by Fire. V. Some Signs of the Times when the Fall of Babylon is near. VI. Some Advantages which the Knowledge of these Truths will afford. VII. The Conclusion of all in some Counels and Directions. (This is bound with the recto blank and the verso facing the following title, which is repeated in a different form after page 188, after the conclusion of the work on the last 9 chapters of Ezekiel: Some Discovery of the New Heavens and the New Earth. Also of The Earnest Expectation of the Creature, to be delivered from its Bondage, into the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God. Together With some Hints wherein it will Consist: ...as also A Guess at the Time wherein it may probably be expected. London: Benjamin Harris, 1679.) ***It should be specified that he concludes his discussion of Christ's return by saying that he hopes that the 1290 and 1260 days "will not reach beyond the year 1686." (p. 272); the final pages of the book contain exhortation to Christians. Though defective, rare. $800.

 

8. Andrewes, Lancelot. XCVI Sermons... The Third Edition, Whereunto is added an Alphabeticall Table of the Principall Contents. London: Richard Badger, 1635. Large, thick folio, old paneled calf, newly rebacked; portrait & title lightly soiled; as is the verso of the final leaf of the table at the rear; minor worming in the outer margin through page 192. and to the blank bottom outer corner at the rear Portrait, (15) 1008 (4) 167; (1) 22; (16)pp ***STC 609, incorporating STC 4004: these 22 numbered pages at the rear are preceded by their own title: A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of ... Lancelot [Andrewes] Late Lord Bishop of Winchester. [by John Buckeridge, Bishop of Ely]. London: Richard Badger, 1634. ***With a 19 th century bookplate and the stamp of the ‘Bibliotheca Puseiana, Oxon’ inside the front cover (no markings in the text). $475.

 

9. SOLD Andrewes, Lancelot. The Pattern of Catechistical Doctrine at large: or A Learned and Pious Exposition Of the Ten Commandments,... Perfected according to the Authors own Copy,... London: Roger Norton, and ... sold by George Badger, 1650. Folio, original calf, newly rebacked, with new endpapers; the text is crisp and clean. Portrait (34) 530pp ***Wing A3147; Spurgeon: "This is a book indeed; it is a joy to read it, for it flashes with thought and illustration, and sparkles with ingenious remarks." $750.

 

10. SOLD Ames, William. A Fresh Suit Against Human Ceremonies in Gods Worship. [Rotterdam?]: Printed Anno 1633. 4to, 19 th century half calf, ex-libris the Nottingham Public Libraries, with library stamps on the title, recto and verso and with various other stamps throughout.; the title is torn (without loss of text) and repaired; LACKS the leaf with a portrait of Ames recto; there is minor marginal worming, affecting a few sidenotes; there are various repairs without loss (B1-4, C4, D1 & 3, E1 & 2, F3) to the final pagination, as well as repairs with loss, as follows: D2, E3, F4 (a few letters), F1 & 2, G1 & 2 (a few words), E4 & G3 (larger holes with loss of 2 or 3 dozen words), and the final 5 leaves, G4 and H1-4 (with losses varying between 3 and about 8 lines of text at the top to the first 4 and with various defects to the final leaf. (106) (16) 156, 531 (10), 64pp ***STC 555; a scarce work in which Ames asserts that the church of God is not free to practices ceremonies in her worship which are not warranted by precept or example in Scripture. Ames spent most of his life in exile teaching in the Netherlands, where he gained an international reputation; he was much admired in 17 th century New England. $500,

 

11. Amyraldus, Moses. The Evidence Of things not Seen, or, Diverse Scriptural, and Philosophical Discourses, Concerning the State of Good and Holy men after Death:... Translated out of the French Tongue. London: Tho. Cockerill, n.d. [1700?]. 8vo, new quarter calf/ marbled boards; with some marginal annotations in an old hand, perhaps that of the original owner. (12) 231 (1)pp ***Wing A3036; the French Reformed divine writing “In Answer to these following Questions, 1. Whether the Soul after death, be endued with perception, or sleeps, without exercising any of its Faculties, until the day of Judgment? 2. What is the place of the Souls abode Immediately after death, and what is then the measure of the happiness of the Faithful? 3. What will be the Condition of the Soul and Body, at the Resurrection; when they shall be Joyning, and Re-joyned together? 4. What will be the Nature of a good Mans Happiness in Eternal Glory, after the Resurrection?” Scarce. $700.

 

12. SOLD Babington, Gervase. The Workes... London: George Eld, for Henry Fetherstone, 1615. Small folio, 19 th century half calf, newly rebacked; the last approximately 150 pages are somewhat stained. (10) 517 (26) (4) 332 (8) (12) 118 (2) (8) 156, 94 (of 95)pp with a folding chart inserted at page 490: “An admonition to all such as shall intend hereafter to enter the state of Matrimonie godly, and agreeably to Lawes.” illustrating according to Leviticus 18. and 20. the degrees of kinship which a man and a woman may not marry, according to the Mosaic law. ***STC 1077; the first collected edition. Contains an exposition of each of the books of the Pentateuch, the Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer & a few minor works. With the name of a late 17th century owner stamped in gold on the front cover: "Iames:Hayns. 1699" $600.

 

13. SOLD Babington, Gervase. Certaine Plaine, briefe, and comfortable Notes upon everie Chapter of Genesis. [London: Thomas Charde, 1592]. 4to, original calf, newly rebacked; bottom half of title missing (& top soiled & somewhat defective), following 3 leaves torn & repaired without loss of text; minor marginal defects & staining, but the bulk of the black letter text is in good condition. (4) 192 leaves ***STC 1086; a scarce OT commentary by a highly regarded scholar. $350.

 

14. SOLD Baine [Baynes], Paul. A Commentary upon The whole Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians. Wherein the Text is Learnedly and fruitfully opened, with a Logical Analysis, spiritual and holy Observations, Confutation of Arminianisme and Popery, and sound Edification for the diligent Reader. The fift Edition, To which is added the Life of the Author, and a Table of all the Doctrines, being placed at the beginning of each Chapter, never before Printed in any former Impression. London: S. Miller, Tho. Davies, and H. Mortlock, 1658. Folio, original calf, newly rebacked; with a light old library stamp at the bottom of the title (no other markings); the outer margins of the preliminary leaves are reinforced; generally quite a good copy. (12) 617pp ***Wing B1546; Spurgeon quotes Sibbes, as saying: “The greatest shall find matter to exercise themselves in; the meaner, matter of sweet comfort and holy instruction; and all confess that he hath brought some light to this Scripture.” $650.

 

15. Baker, Sir Richard. Meditations and Disquisitions upon the Lords Prayer. The second Edition, Corrected and amended. London: Anne Griffin, for Anne Bouler, 1637. 4to, contemporary limp vellum, later reinforced with stiff paper; ex-libris Nottingham Free Public Libraries, with a stamp on the title and the final leaf of text to that effect, as well as a stamp on the verso of the title; worming virtually throughout in the inner margin, a couple times just touching a letter of text, but never going into the text, which is quite good. (8) 213pp ***STC 1224; Spurgeon, in respect to Baker’s M’s & D’s on various Psalms says: “O rare Sir Richard Baker! Knight of the flowing pen. His “Meditations and Disquisitions” are altogether marrow and fatness.” $375.

 

16. SOLD Ball, John. A Treatise of Faith, Divided into two Parts. The first shewing the Nature, The second, The life of Faith. London: Edward Brewster, 1631. 4to, new half calf, marbled boards; minor pencil underlining & markings; very light dampstaining at the front, but the text is generally crisp and clean. (48) 440pp ***STC 1319, the FIRST EDITION: a fine Puritan doctrinal work; bound at the rear is a defective copy of John Godwyn’s Moses and Aaron (lacking all preliminary leaves and all after page 264). $600.

 

17. SOLD Ball, John. A Treatise of Faith, Divided into two Parts. The first shewing the Nature, The second, The life of Faith. London: Edward Brewster, 1631. 4to, original calf, somewhat worn, but still sound; LACKS title and the fifth leaf of the table; the bottom ¾ of I2 (pp. 115/6) is missing and replaced in MS in an old hand (& the preceding two leaves are a bit wrinkled & torn in the same area); the margins of X3 & 4 (pp. 309-312) the last 4 leaves are (somewhat crudely) repaired, but not affecting the text. (44 [of 48]) 440pp ***STC 1319, the FIRST EDITION: a fine Puritan doctrinal work. $325.

 

18. Barker, Peter. A Judicious and painefull Exposition upon the ten Commandements; Wherein the Text is opened, Questions and Doubts are resolved, Errours confuted, and sundry Instructions effectually applied. London: Roger Jackson, 1624. 4to, original calf, worn and rubbed, with edges abraded, but still sound and not unattractive. (12) 316pp ***STC 1425, the first edition, scarce; PB was “Preacher of Gods Word, at Stowre Paine, in Dorsetshire.” With a note on the rear endpaper to the effect that this book was purchased in Cambridge 29 Jar. 1632. $800.

 

19. Bates, William. The Four Last Things: Viz. Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell, Practically considered and applied, In Several Discourses. London: Brabazon Aylmer, 1691. 8vo, original calf, surface of spine flaking and hinges splitting (with evidence of old library label remaining); title ruled in black; text crisp and clean. Portrait, (8) 546pp with two pages of books by Bates sold by Aylmer.***Wing B1105, the first edition. $380.

 

20. 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, newly rebacked; 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. $850.

 

21. Baxter, Richard. Catholick Unity: or The only way to bring us all to be of one Religion. London: R.W. for Thomas Underhill and Francis Tyton, 1660. 12mo, original calf, bit worn; old library bookplate, no other markings. (1) 29 (4) 379pp ***Wing B1210 refers to an octavo edition, but this is is duodecimo. Baxter says that this work is “To be read by such as are offended at the differences in Religion, and are willing to do their part to heal them.” $450.

 

22. Baxter, Richard. Rich: Baxter's Confession of his Faith, Especially concerning the Interest of Repentance and sincere Obedience to Christ, in our Justification & Salvation. London: R.W. for Tho. Underhil, and Fra. Tyton, 1655. 4to, original calf, newly rebacked; modern end-papers. (56) 462 (28)pp ***Wing B1231; the last 28 pages are replies to orthodox Reformed critics of B's heretical teachings. $600.

 

23. Baxter, Richard. Rich: Baxter's Confession of his Faith, Especially concerning the Interest of Repentance and sincere Obedience to Christ, in our Justification & Salvation. London: R.W. for Tho. Underhil, and Fra. Tyton, 1655. 4to, modern half cloth/marbled boards with a leather label; ex-libris The City Library Association, Springfield, Mass., with both an embossed and perforated library stamp on the title (not particularly disfiguring). (56) 462 (28)pp ***Wing B1231; the last 28 pages are replies to orthodox Reformed critics of B's heretical teachings. $450.

 

24. Baxter, Richard. A Key for Catholicks, To open the Jugling of the Jesuits, and satisfie all that are but truly willing to understand, whether the Cause of the Roman or Reformed Churches be of God; and to leave the Reader utterly unexcusable that after this will be a Papist. London: R.W. for Nevil Simmons, Bookseller in Kederminster, and by Thomas Johnson, 1659. 4to, original calf, bit worn with front hinge splitting (but still sound); lacks front free endpaper; bookplate of the Berkeley Divinity School, but no other markings; title a bit dusty & with blank margin at top torn away (fairly neatly, probably to remove an ownership inscription); text crisp and clean. (20) 460pp ***Wing B1294, the first edition. The second part of the work is written to show “that the Catholick Church is not United in any meerly Humane Head, either Pope or Council.” $550.

 

25. SOLD Baxter, Richard. Of the Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness to Believers: In what sence sound Protestants hold it; And, Of the false devised sence, by which Libertines subvert the Gospel. London: Nevil Simons and Jonathan Robinson, 1675. 8vo, 19 th century half dark blue calf, spine rubbed and faded mostly into a neutral color, but still good and sound; text crisp & clean, BUT LACKING gathering ‘B’, pages 1-17 of the text proper. (16) 17-198, 94 (2), 294 (8)pp ***Wing B1332; a scarce doctrinal treatise, one of a fair number in which B defends his doctrine of justification against the criticisms of the orthodox; the second pagination is “An Answer to Dr. Tullies Angry Letter” and the third is “An Account of my Consideration of the Friendly, Modest, Learned Animadversions of Mr. Chr. Cartwright of York, on my Aphorisms.” From the Bishop Philpotts Library, Truro. Baxter’s doctrinal and polemical works have never been reprinted; the ‘Practical Works’ represent only about 40% of his literary output. $480.

 

26. 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, 20 th century quarter blue morocco, blue cloth covers (with a stain to the bottom of the front cover); some staining at bottom, mostly light and largely confined to the bottom margin, but occasionally into the text; there are occasional marginal repairs, not affecting the text (B2 & 3; 5B3 & 4 and M3 & 4—the bottom margin of the last two leaves of the table at the rear. Portrait, (28) 448, 200, 132; (1) 18 (8)pp ***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. Still a good, sound copy. $650.

 

27. Baxter, Richard. The Saints Everlasting Rest: or, A Treatise Of the Blessed State of the Saints in their enjoyment of God in Glory. Wherein is shewed its Excellency and Certainty; the Misery of those that lose it; the way to Attain it, and Assurance of it; and how to live in the continual delightfull Foretaste of it, by the help of Meditation. The second Edition corrected and much enlarged. London: Thomas Underhill, and Francis Tyton, 1651. 4to, new calf, with the worn original covers laid down; (a2) & (a3) of the dedication at the front are misbound after (a4); the outer margins of a few leaves at the front are slightly abraded; the top outer corners of Qqq2 & 3 are defective removing a few words of text (this seems to be a defect in the paper with the leaf being defective even prior to the printing); 6O2 has a strip torn from the bottom, removing much of the bottom 3 lines of text; there is occasional worming, as follows: from Lll1 through Qqq1 (pp. 77-118), almost entirely confined to the outer margin, affecting some sidenotes, but occasionally touching a letter or two of text; from Aaaa2 (p. 183) through the end of the book, mostly a single wormhole in the middle of the text touching a letter or at most 2 of text, but from pp. 183 to 196 and 221 to 264 affecting a word or three of text, with two single holes virtually connecting the two (this is worst pp. 225-242); from Bbbb4 to Cccc (pages 195 to 197, and the 56 unnumbered pages between them), at first confined to the upper margin, then affecting a single letter of text, but then for about 20 pages affecting 4 or 5 words of text before concluding with a small single hole; from Aaaa1 through Eeee4 (p. 181 through 220), to the bottom outer margin, entirely marginal first and last, but toward the end more substantial and affecting marginal notes on about 15pp, occasionally on a few leaves affecting a letter or two of text. (40) 184 (35) 165-304 (4) 185-304 (4) 196 (56) 197-312 (1) 7-304pp [aside from the noted defects, seemingly complete, the complex pagination notwithstanding]. Overall much better than the careful description of the defects makes it sound. ***Wing B1386; a good copy of the second edition of B's best known work; other than in the four volume 'Practical Works', all editions printed after 1688 are severely abridged. $350.

 

28. [Baxter] The Signs and Causes of Melancholy. with Directions Suited to the Case of those who are Afflicted with it. Collected out of the Works of Mr Richard Baxter, For the Sake of Those, who are Wounded in Spirit. By Samuel Clifford. London: S. Cruttenden and T. Cox, 1716. Small 8vo, original paneled calf, newly rebacked. Portrait, xlvi, 128pp with a 4 page list of books printed for Cruttenden and Cox. ***With a recommendatory preface signed by 8 Nonconformist ministers, includingWilliam Tong and Thomas Bradbury. Very scarce. $450.

 

29. SOLD Benefield, Sebastian. A Commentary or Exposition upon the Three First Chapters of the Prophecie of Amos. London: John Haviland, and...sold by Hugh Perry, 1629. 4to, original calf, newly rebacked & recornered; LACKS general title (which reads as above, but see the comment below as well), but with the three secondary titles (one for each of the separate chapters) and with the text otherwise complete, crisp & clean. (6) 264, (4) 375 (8), (7) 314pp ***Probably STC 1866; the three parts were issued separately (STC 1862, 1863 & 1865) and were then reissued with an added general title page. Probably the fact that all 3 parts are here bound together means that the general title was once present, though it is also possible that someone just had the parts bound together. ***Spurgeon says that this “volume was, in its time, the standard Commentary on Amos.” Quite scarce. $950.

 

30. Bernard, Richard. A Threefold Treatise of the Sabbath; distinctly divided into The Patriarchall, Mosaicall, Christian Sabbath: For the better clearing and manifestation of the truth in this Controversie concerning the weekly Sabbath. London: Richard Bishop for Edward Blackmore, 1641. 4to, new quarter calf; blank margins of portrait & final leaf a bit browned & chipped. Portrait, (8) 235pp ***Wing B2037 $650.

 

31. SOLD Bifield, Nicholas. The Rule of Faith: or, An Exposition of the Apostles Creed, so handled as it affordeth both Milke for Babes, and strong meat for such as are at full age. London: G.M. for Philemon Stephens and Christopher Meredith, 1626. 4to, worn and soiled original limp vellum; lacks endpapers; title quite soiled & defective at top outer corner (not affecting text) ; LACKS all after ‘Fi’ of the Alphabetical Table at the rear; the corners are rounded and there is a bit of soiling and staining (largely marginal), with a few notes in an old hand, but the preceding notwithstanding, the text generally is crisp and clean.. (8) 563 (8 [of 22])pp ***STC 4233.3; a fine Puritan work, not often offered for sale. $450.

 

32. Bogan, Zachary. A View of the Threats and Punishments Recorded in the Scriptures, Alphabetically composed. With some briefe Observations upon severall Texts. Oxford: H. Hall for R. Davis, 1653. Small 8vo, old green half calf, newly rebacked; lacks A1 (blank?). (21) 641pp ***Wing B3442; B treats of such topics as murder, idolatry, injustice and not-helping the Godly. $600.

 

33. SOLD Bolton, Robert. A Threefold Treatise:... London: E. Purslow for Rapha Harford, 1634 incorporating The Saints Sure and Perpetuall Guide. or, A Treatise concerning the Word. Which, as the Isaelites Cloud, conducts us from Aegypt to Canaan; whereunto wee must take heed, as unto a Light that shineth in a darke place, till the Day dawne, and the Day-starre arise in our hearts. London: E. Purstow, for Rapha Harford, 1634. (10) (1) 248 (6)pp and The Saints Selfe-enriching Examination. or A Treatise concerning the Sacrament of the Lords Supper. Which, as a Glasse or Touch-stone, clearly discovers the triall and truth of grace; requisite to be looked into daily; chiefly before we come to the Lords Table. London: Anne Griffin, for Rapha Harford, 1634. (1) 328 (7)pp and The Saints Soule-exalting Humiliation; or Soule-fatting fasting: Which (Jacob-like) prevailes with God, diverts judgements felt or feared, and procures mercies nationall and personall, either wanting or withdrawne. London: John Haviland, for Rapha Harford, 1634. (8) 179pp ***4to, original calf, newly rebacked. ***STC 3255; fine practical divinity by this important Puritan, (the parts sometimes are sold separately, as each has a separate title). $500.

 

34. Bolton, Robert. A Three-fold Treatise: Containing the Saints Sure and perpetuall Guide. Selfe-enriching Examination. Soule-fatting Fasting. Or, Meditations, Concerning the Word, the Sacrament of the Lords Supper, and Fasting. London: E. Purstow, for Rapha Harford, 1634. 4to, 19 th century half calf/ paper covered boards, with the rear hinge just starting to split; general title a bit soiled (partly bleed-through from ownership inscription verso) and with an inch and a half closed horizontal tear to the outer margin; with the May, 1900 stamp of The Theological College, Bala on the front free endpaper and the ownership inscription ‘Timothy Smart His Book 1723’ on the verso of the title; with an inscription by Smart on the verso of the final leaf (and with ink blotches, having some bleed-through both to the recto and the preceding leaf). (10) (1) 248 (6) (1) 328 (7) (8) 179pp ***STC 3255; there is a general title and separate titles to each of the parts; fine practical divinity by this important Puritan, (the parts sometimes are sold separately, as each has a separate title). $500.

 

35. Boys, John. The Workes... London: Iohn Haviland for William Aspley, 1622. Small folio, new quarter calf; the top outer (blank) corner is a bit worn and there is a very light dampstain for the first c. 35 pages; the title is a bit soiled; the text in general is crisp and clean. (6) 988 (10)pp ***STC 3452; '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.

 

36. SOLD Bridge, William. The Works ... The first Volume. I. The great Gospel-mysterie of the Saints comfort and holinesse, opened and applyed from Christs Priestly office. II. Satans power to tempt; and Christs love to, and care of his people under temptation. III. Thankfulnesse required in every condition. London: for Peter Cole, 1649. (24) 119, 220-325 (8)pp ***Wing B4445BOUND WITH ... The second Volume. Viz. I Grace for Grace; or, The overflowings of Christs fulness received by all Saints. II. The Spiritual actings of Faith through Natural Impossibilities. III. Evangelical Repentance. London: Peter Cole, 1649. The blank outer corners of the last couple leaves are worn away. (18) 131, 151-259 (8)pp ***Wing B4446***4to, old cloth covering earlier boards, crude but useable. Ex-libris Spurgeon’s College Library, with a stamp on the first title; some marginal notes and a fair number of pointing fingers in an old hand throughout. Both volumes are complete, the gaps in pagination notwithstanding.. A third volume of B’s works was published by Cole the same year; the three volumes are rarely found bound in one and are often not found together.. $550.

 

37. Buck, James. A Treatise of the Beatitudes. or Christs Happy men. London: William Cooke, 1637. 4to, original limp vellum, lacks ties. (8) (1) 340pp ***STC 3998; with 8 secondary titles throughout, each prefacing one of the Beatitudes; JB was Vicar of Stradbrooke in Suffolke. $650.

 

38. SOLD Bunyan, John. The Works... The First Volume,... London: William Marshall, 1692. Folio, old paneled calf (a note says it was rebound in 1911), minor wear. A note at the front says that “This book got wet in a shipwreck on the was from England to America:” the portrait is very crudely strengthened with translucent material as is the inner margin and top of the title; the margins are a bit defective front and rear (not affecting the text except as stated); almost the whole of the book is very badly browned and stained (with a few lighter spots front and rear); some worming, amost entirely marginal, but affecting some headlines at the rear and a bit of the top 3 lines of text in the inner column of the Table (Cccccc1-3); Ccc2 has a few minor holes slightly affecting the text in the bottom outer corner and Cccccc3 has the bottom outer corner torn away; the verso of the last leaf is reinforced, making the text difficult to read. Portrait (6) 868 (38)pp with a folding map, mounted, though with a small hole at the folds and the bottom left hand corner torn away (only affecting the decorative border). ***Wing B5479; with an ownership inscription on the recto of the portrait reading “Mary Lee Her Book Given Her By Mrs Wanderplank September the forth 1755”.***Though the binding is reasonably attractive, the book as a whole is in poor condition and could only be read with considerable care; it is nevertheless quite possible to read the whole of the text without real difficulty. ***A just possible copy of the FIRST collected edition of Bunyan’s Works; volume II was never published and the first essentially complete edition of B’s Works was not published until 1736/1737 (in 2 volumes folio). Quite scarce. $800.

 

39. SOLD Burgess, Anthony. Vindiciae Legis: or, A Vindication of the Morall Law and The Covenants, From the Errours of Papists, Arminians, Socinians, and more especially, Antinomians. London: James Young, for Thomas Underhill, 1646. 4to, original calf, newly rebound with old covers laid down; with the 19 th century bookplates of Jeremiah Evarts (No. 450) and the Library of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. (12) 271 (8)pp**Wing B5666; a very good copy of the first edition of a scarce and important work.$750.

 

40. Burroughs, Jeremiah. Moses His Choice, with his eye fixed upon heaven, discovering the happy condition of a self-denying heart. London: M.F. for R.D. and ...sold by H. Overton, and T. Nichols, 1641. 4to, original calf (with the top outer corners worn, newly rebacked; LACKS title (supplied in facsimile), with a bit of marginal worming, but otherwise good & complete. (14) 754pp ***Wing B6094; the first edition of this fine Puritan work, by a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. $350.

 

41. SOLD Burroughs, Jeremiah. Moses His Choice, with his eye fixed upon heaven, discovering the happy condition of a self-denying heart. London: M.F. for R.D. and ...sold by H. Overton, and T. Nichols, 1641. 4to, old (probably 18 th century), bit worn; title somewhat soiled; trimmed very tight to marginal rules with a very few headlines shaved, occasional staining & a bit of soiling, but good & complete nevertheless. (16) 754pp ***Wing B6094; the first edition of this fine Puritan work, by a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. $500.

 

42. Capel, Richard. Capel’s Remains, Being an useful Appendix to his Excellent Treatise of Tentations. Concerning the Translations of the Holy Scriptures. London: T.R. for John Bartlet, 1658. 8vo, original calf, bit worn; the text is crisp and clean.. (47) 118 (1)pp ***Wing C471; with the 19 th century bookplate of Beilby Thompson of Escrick. Asserting the trustworthiness of Scripture as it has been transmitted over the centuries and, also, in its various translations. $425.

 

43. Carpenter, Richard. Experience, Historie, and Divinitie. Printed by order from the House of Commons. London: I.N. for John Stafford, 1641. 8vo, original calf, spine worn, with piece missing from head and with a vertical split in the middle (still sound); gilt devices on both covers, but with the centers cut out (probably to remove the original owner’s initials); lacks endpapers; lacks A1 & 2 (blank?). (18) 246, 334pp ***Wing C620B, the quite scarce first edition; an account of how C travelled on the Continent after leaving the University of Cambridge, of his receiving Orders in the Church of Rome and of his being sent back to England “to pervert souls” and of his subsequent reconciliation “to the faire Chuirch of Christ in England,”... “by the speciall favour of God.” $680.

 

44. Chauncy, Isaac. The Divine Institution of Congregational Churches, Ministry and Ordinances, [As has bin Professed by those of that Persuasion] Asserted and Proved from the Word of God. London: for Nathanael Hiller, 1697. Tall 12mo, original paneled calf, corners worn; newly rebacked. xii, 142pp ***Wing C3748; IC (1632-1712) was the oldest son of Charles Chauncy, President of Harvard University; he graduated from Harvard in 1651 and returned to England for medical training. He was ordained a minister, was ejected in 1662 and subsequently was an assistant to John Owen in a congregational church. In this work he asserts the principles of church government on which the congregational churches, both in England and New-England were founded. $750.

 

45. Clarkson, David. Primitive Episcopacy Stated and Cleared from the Holy Scriptures and Ancient Records. London: Nath. Ponder, 1688. (4) 235 (3) ***Wing C4576 BOUND WITH A Discourse concerning Liturgies. London: Tho. Parkhurst, Jonathan Robinson, and Tho. Cockeril, 1689. (2) 198 (1)pp ***Wing C4572***8vo, spine somewhat worn, with small pieces missing head & tail and front hinge starting to split; lacks endpapers; the text is crisp & clean. With the old bookplate of the Berkeley Divinity School. Clarkson, a Puritan/Nonconformist, wrote both against hierarchical bishops and against the imposition of the unbiblical liturgy of the Church of England.$450.

 

46. SOLD Coles, Elisha (the elder). A Practical Discourse of God’s Sovereignty: With other Material points, deriving thence. London: Ben. Griffin, 1673. 4to, original calf, bit worn at edges, newly rebacked; lacks A1 (blank?). With several old ownership inscriptions crossed out/ removed and ex-libris The Theological College, Bala. (6) 275pp ***Wing C5064A, the first edition of this important and influential work. $700.

 

47. SOLD [Westminster Confession of Faith] The Confession of Faith: Together with the Larger and Lesser Catechisms. Composed by the Reverend Assembly of Divines, Then Sitting at Westminster: Presented to both Houses of Parliament. Again Published with the Scriptures at large, and the Emphasis of the Scriptures in a different Character. The Third Edition. London: for the Company of Stationers, and ...sold by Tho. Parkhurst, ...and Dorman Newman, 1688. 12mo, contemporary black morocco, ornately gilt spine & gilt paneled covers, a.e.g.; minor staining to the inner margin almost throughout, just touching the text at the front; with a bit of light dampstaining toward the rear; with a single wormhole in the text through page 316 (sometimes affecting a letter or two of text) and worming to the bottom inner margin from page 265 to 358, affecting between a letter and a couple words of text. (1) 383 (1)pp ***Wing C5772A, quite a scarce printing; with the 19 th century bookplate of Mr. Patrick Anderson. Still quite an attractive copy. $480.

 

48. SOLD [Westminster Confession of Faith] The Confession of Faith: Together with the Larger and Lesser Catechisms. Composed by the Reverend Assembly of Divines, Then Sitting at Westminster: Presented to both Houses of Parliament. Again Published with the Scriptures at large, and the Emphasis of the Scriptures in a different Character. The Third Edition. London: for the Company of Stationers, and ...sold by Tho. Parkhurst, ...and Dorman Newman, 1688. 8vo, somewhat worn but sound original calf; pieces missing from both fore-edges, a.e.g.; with a light dampstain affecting the top outer corner virtually throughout, slightly affecting the text and a bit darker through page 25. (1) 383 (1)pp ***Wing C5772A, quite a scarce printing; with the 20 th century bookplate of Peter Ranken, Esq. Still a good copy. $400.

 

49. SOLD Cooper, Joseph. MISQOSKOPIA. A Prospect of Heavenly Glory For the Comfort of Sion’s Mourners. London: W. Redmayne and ...Sold by John Cooper Apothecary ...and Joseph Cooper Toyman, 1700. Original calf, newly rebacked & with the top edge of the rear cover repaired; lacks clasps (& with marginal decay to the first dozen leaves, caused by them); title a bit soiled & text slightly browned. (38) xxvi, 496 (4)pp ***Wing C6058, scarce. $600.

 

50. SOLD Cotton, John. A Practical Commentary, or An Exposition with Observations, Reasons, and Uses upon The First Epistle Generall of John. London: R.I. and E. C. for Thomas Parkhurst, 1656. Folio, worn original calf, sometime rebacked, somewhat crudely, but effectively. (8) 431pp ***Wing C6451, the first edition. Still quite a goodcopy of this highly regarded commentary by an eminent New England Puritan. Spurgeon says of him that “In doctrine and experience he is a noble teacher.” . $1250.

 

51. Craddock, Samuel. Knowledge and Practice, Together with The Supplement: or, a Plain Discourse Of the Chief Things necessary to be Known, Believ'd, and Practis'd In Order to Salvation. The Fourth Edition, Corrected, and very much Enlarg'd. To which are added, Eight New Chapters, never before Printed. London: Henry Mortlock and John Hartley, 1702. Tall folio, original paneled calf (a bit worn), newly rebacked & recornered; with the bookplate of the ‘Ely Theological College Library’, but no library markings in the text, which is crisp. (18) 250 (1) 287 (1)pp ***Essentially a basic systematic theology with the emphasis on practical application; a Puritan work first printed in 1659 and several times reprinted; the supplement was printed separately in 1679. This edition incorporates both, as revised and expanded. $380.

 

52. Cradock, Samuel. A Supplement to Knowledge and Practice. Wherein the main things necessary to be known and believed in order to Salvation are more fully explained, and several new Directions given for the promoting of real Holiness both of Heart and Life. To which is added a serious Disswasive from some of the reigning and customary sins of the Times, viz. Swearing, Lying, Pride, [etc.]. Useful for the Instruction of private Families. London: Thomas Simmons, 1679. 4to, new quarter calf; with a gradually decreasing dampstain, starting at about the bottom 40% of the page, diminishing and then disappearing by about page 150. (7) 394pp ***Wing C6756 $325.

 

53. Crofton, Zachary. The Vertue and Value of Baptism, In which the Dignity and Duty of Baptism, The due Right of Infants to Baptism, And their right above that of grown persons by Baptism, The degrading and destructive Principles and Practices of Baptism, are Catechetically propounded, plainly Prached, and now Published as an Antidote against all Baptism-Despising Dictates. London: Dorman Newman, 1663. With minor worming in the middle of the outer margin, not touching the text, through page 56. (29) 117pp with 3 pages of books printed for or sold by Newman. ***Wing C7004A, listing only 4 copies (Harvard only in the USA) BOUND WITH Zachary Crofton. The Hard Way to Heaven:... London: Printed in the Year, 1662. LACKS pages 1 to 9. (8) 9-39pp ***Wing C6995***4to, original calf, newly rebacked; there is a single wormhole in the text from page 73 of the first work through the end of the book, sometime affecting a letter or two of text. Two scarce Puritan works bound in one: in the first he argues both against those Anabaptists who would deny that the children of believing parents have a right to baptism under the Covenant of Grace and against those who disowned baptism as an unnecessary outward ordinance. In the second he speaks of the strait gate and narrow way which lead to life, particularly in respect to strict obedience to God’s law as including a conformity in worship to the Church of England, even though believing the worship to be defective. $500.

 

54. Crook, Samuel. TA DIAFERONTA, 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. By C.B. and W.G. London: Adonirman Byfield, 1658. Folio, original calf, sometime somewhat crudely but neatly rebacked in brown morocco; later stiff endpapers; some pencil annotations & markins, on a few pages in red pencil; minor soiling & browning, but text nevertheless crisp and generally good. (12) 634pp, with the general title and the titles to both parts bound sucessively as the first 3 leaves. ***Wing C7227A; a fine Puritan treatise, published after Crook’s death. $550.

 

55. Davenant, John. Determinationes Quaestionum quarundam Theologicarum. Editio secunda priori aliquantulium correctior, & una Determinatione auctior. Cantabrigiae: Thomam Buck, 1639. Folio, 19 th/early 20 th (?) half calf; title foxed, text otherwise very good. (6) 260pp ***STC 6295; discussing questions related to the Roman Church: the Mass, justification and saving faith, denying that Peter was a Roman Pope and declaring that the Church of Rome is apostate. $350.

 

56. Dent, Arthur. The Ruine of Rome or An Exposition upon the whole Revelation. Wherein is plainely shewed and prooved, that the Popish Religion, togither with all the power and authority of Rome, shall ebbe and decay still more and more throughout all the Churches of Europe, and come to an utter overthrow, even in this life, before the end of the World. Written especially for the comfort of Protestants, and the daunting of the Papists, Seminary Priests, Iesuites, and all that cursed rabble. London: I.L. for Simon Waterson and Richard Banckworth, 1611. Small 8vo, modern limp vellum (probably professionally done, but not expertly); ex-libris the Nottingham Public Libraries, with a library slip inside the front cover and stamps on the recto and verso of the title (only); there is a bit of soiling & a bit of wear to the corners of the first and last leaves, but generally the text is quite good. (28) 391pp ***STC 6642, which records 5 copies (2 imperfect) of this third printing of this popular and influential, but now quite scarce polemical Puritan work. Dent is best known for his Plaine Mans path-way to Heaven, an even more popular small early 17 th century devotional work. $800.

 

57. SOLD Dod, John and Robert Cleaver. A plain and familiar Exposition of the Ten Commandements. With a Methodical Short Catechisme, Containing briefly the principall grounds of Christian Religion. The nineteenth Edition. London: W. Leybourn for Andrew Kemb, 1662. 4to, original calf, newly rebacked; outer edges of title browned, with old ownership inscriptions; new front endpaper; text somewhat foxed and lightly browned throughout; Y8 torn without loss. (6) 338 (24)pp ***Wing D1786B, the last edition of this popular Puritan work; scarce. $700.

 

58. Dod, John and Robert Cleaver. Seven Godlie and Fruitfull Sermons. London: Felix Kingston for William Weley, 1614. (7) 211pp ***STC 6944; the first 6 sermons are by Dod, the 7 th by Cleaver. BOUND WITH Foure Godlie and Fruitful Sermons: Two Preached at Draiton in Oxford-Shire, at a Fast, enjoyned by authoritie, by occasion of the pestilence then dangerously dispearsed. Likewise Two other Sermons on the twelfth Psalme. Whereunto is annexed a briefe Tract of Zeale. By I. Dod. R. Cleaver. The second Edition inlarged. London: T.C. for William Welbie, 1611. (6) 101pp ***STC 6938BOUND WITH Robert Cleaver. Three Sermons Upon Marke, The Ninth Chapter, 22.23. verses. Containing fifteene Doctrines. London: T.C. for William Welbie, 1611. (4) 51 (1)pp ***STC 5392***4to, modern limp vellum, gilt call letters on spine; outer margin of title strengthened; ex-libris the Nottingham Free Public Libraries; with old ownership inscriptions on the free front endpapers and on the title. Three separately printed works by these two Puritan divines, best known for their popular and highly regarded exposition of the Ten Commandments. $850.

 

59. DuMoulin, Pierre (the elder). The Buckler Of The Faith: Or, A Defence Of The Confession Of Faith Of The reformed Churches in France, against the Objections of M. Arnoux the Iesuite. Wherein all the principall Controversies betweene the reformed Churches and the Church of Rome are decided. London: T.G. for Nathanael Newbery, 1620. 4to, 19 th century vellum, gilt spine somewhat faded; lacking 30 preliminary pages, including the title, a dedication and preface, and, also, a 6 page table at the rear; the top outer corner of the final leaf of the text is cut away, affecting a few words of text. (2) 560pp ***STC 7313; a good reading copy of this important French Reformed work, originally written in French. $350.

 

60. Durham, James. The Dying man's Testament to the Church of Scotland: or, A Treatise concerning Scandal. Edinburgh: the Heir Andrew Anderson, 1680. Small 8vo, new quarter calf. (32) 392pp ***Wing D2812m the third edition of this classic work, dealing with scandal both private and public and particularly the scandal of church division. $500.

 

61. SOLD Dyke, Daniel. The Mystery of Selfe-Deceiving: or, A Discourse and discovery of the Deceitfulnesse of Mans Heart. London: William Stansby, 1633. 4to, old calf, newly rebacked with new end-papers; title a bit soiled & mounted; lacks A1 (blank); some staining, mostly marginal. (14) 438 (8)pp ***STC 7405; a fine practical Puritan work, first published in 1614 and frequently reprinted. $550.

 

62.SOLD Dyke, Daniel. Sixe Evangelical Histories, Of Water turned into Wine. The Temples purgation. Christ and Nichodemus. Johns last Testimonie. Christ, and the Woman of Samaria. The Rulers Sonnes healing. London: Aug. Math. for Robert Milbourne, 1633. Title soiled & with outer margin somewhat decayed; some soiling to following few leaves, but the text generally is quite good. (6) 352pp BOUND WITH Two Treatises: The One, A most fruitfull Exposition upon Philemon: The Other, The Schoole of Affliction. London: Aug. Math. for Robert Milbourne, 1633. Some dampstaining to the first c. 150pp and a bit of soiling at the rear, with the bottom outer corner torn from the last leaf (& repaired), only slightly affecting the concluding printer’s device. (8) 375pp ***4to, contemporary calf, newly rebacked. With the 19 th century bookplate of John Angus & Brothers, Mill-Wrights, Rosyth, By Inverkeithing. Spurgeon says of the commentary on Philemon that “Dyke’s remarks are memorably practical and full of common sense. He abounds in proverbs. The work is not very valuable as an exposition of the words, but excels in making use of them.”***STC 7394.5 refers to these being reprinted as part of the second volume of D’s ‘Works’: this is possible, as if there were a general title it would have been A1 of the first part, which is missing. A nice collected volume in any case. $650.

 

63. SOLD Dyke, Daniel. Two Treatises. The One, Of Repentance: the other, Of Christs Temptations. The third impression. London: Edward Griffin for Jacob Bloome, 1618. 4to, new calf, incorporating original rear cover; lacks A1 (blank?), the title is somewhat soiled, with the remains of an old tape repair visible and with the outer edge a bit chipped (not touching the imprint); with an old bookplate on the verso of the title; with some staining to the top outer corner for about the last 20 pages. (6) 358pp ***STC 7408.5; there is a separate, secondary title for the treatise on Christs Temptations, entitled “Michael and the Dragon, or Christ tempted and Sathan foyled.” $575.

 

64. Dyke, Daniel. Two Treatises. The One, Of Repentance: the other, Of Christs Temptations. The fift impression. London: Iohn Beale, and...sold by Phillip Waterhouse, 1631. 4to, new quarter calf; lacks A1 (blank?), the title is somewhat soiled, and the blank bottom outer corner of it and the following few leaves, is somewhat decayed, with the blank bottom outer corner being a bit decayed throughout (not affecting text); lacks initial blank; there is some light dampstaining throughout; the outer margin of the second and third last leaves is a bit defective (that of the next last is strengthened), but the inner margin of the last leaf is defective, with loss of text on about 15 lines of text, recto & verso. (6) 358pp ***STC 7409; there is a separate, secondary title for the treatise on Christs Temptations, entitled “Michael and the Dragon, or Christ tempted and Sathan foyled.” $275.

 

65. SOLD Elton, Edward. The Complaint of a Sanctified Sinner Answered: or An Explanation of the seventh Chapter of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans,... The second Edition. London: G. Eld for Robert Melbourne, 1622. 4to, old (amateur) vellum, newly rebacked with most of old spine laid down, new label; marginal defects to first few leaves (which are a bit soiled), with the old library stamp of the Nottingham Public Libraries in several places; the text generally is quite good. (6) 509 (9)pp ***STC 7611; this volume, together with similar volumes on Romans 8 and 9, was collected into a folio published in 1653. The quarto volumes are scarce, the folio rare. Spurgeon says “The style is plain and homely, but the matter is of the choicest kind. ...Such books as this we never tire of reading.” $800.

 

66. SOLD Featley, Daniel. Ancilla Pietatis. or the Hand-Maid to Devotion. Containing Prayers for the Dayes of the Weeke & the Feasts & Fasts of the Church. The 9 th Edition Carefully Corrected. London: T. Dring, and...sold by W. Heusman and S. Neal, 1675. 8vo, original calf, newly rebacked; new front free endpaper. Extra engraved title, (22) 521 (6)pp ***Wing F579; a popular devotional work by a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. $500.

 

67. SOLD Featley, Daniel. Clavis Mystica: A Key Opening Divers Difficult and Mysterious Texts of Holy Scripture; Handled in Seventy Sermons, preached at solemn and most celebrious Assemblies, upon speciall occasions, in England and France. London: R.Y. for Nicolas Bourne, 1636. Folio, new quarter calf; title a bit soiled & wrinkled, with a neat repair to the bottom & outer margin; the outer (& a bit of the top) blank margin is trimmed on the following leaf and there is a bit of light staining at the front (& again in the middle); a few leaves at the rear have repairs/decay to the top outer corner (not touching the text proper), but generally the text is very good. 907pp ***STC 10730; subsequently F was a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. $750.

 

1563 First Edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs

68. SOLD Foxe, John. Actes and Monuments of these latter and perillous dayes, touching matters of the Church, wherein ar comprehended and described the great persecutions & horrible troubles, that have bene wrought and practiced by the Romishe Prelates, speciallye in this Realme of England and Scotlande, from the yeare of our Lorde a thousande, unto the tyme nowe present. London: Iohn Day, 1563. Large, thick folio, new blindstamped calf; LACKS the general title and 3 of the next 5 preliminary leaves AND the final 5 leaves (the index from 'Ro' and the colophon. Three folding plates are present (at *I5, GGGg6 and XXXx1); (16) 1741 (1) (30)pp ***The text generally is crisp and clean, with good margins, but there are the following relatively minor defects, including a few stains and marginal tears: there is a large hole in the middle of the first leaf present (an almanac & a table for the increasing & decreasing of the dayes of the year) and an extended series of small holes to the following leaf [*ii] (both of these repaired verso); there is substantial fairly light staining to c. page 60; there is worming at the front with numerous single wormholes (not imparing the legibility of the text), approximately 23 on page 1, but rapidly decreasing (7 on page 25, 3 on page 50 and the final hole stopping by page 80); there is a largely marginal tear in C6 is repaired on the verso; the folding plate at *I5 has a small piece torn from its bottom outer corner & *I5 itself has a small paper flaw hole affecting a few letters of text; the bottom outer corner is torn from Aa6, affecting a word or two on 3 lines of text; there is minor worming to the bottom margin between c. pages 900 and 1100; the top outer corner is torn from AAA3, removing some of the woodcut recto and some text verso; there is a small hole in BBB2, removing several letters on 3 lines of text recto and most of one man's head from the woodcut verso; there is a horizontal tear (without loss) through the middle of the outer column; the outer margin is a bit abraded in quire UUU; there is a paper flaw to the bottom outer corner of CCCC2, resulting in a tear into the text, without loss; the blank bottom outer corner is increasingly worn away from about KKKK1, though not affecting text until the last leaf of the index which is still present; there is a light stain in the bottom margin starting about MMMM1 which gradually extends into the inner margin and the bottom of the text toward the rear; there is some worming toward the rear, with a single small wormhole starting at BBB1 (often in the blank space between the two columns of text), but at YYY6 turning into the inner column and often affecting a letter or two of text; there are further single wormholes by page 1350 (4 by IIIi1) and there is worming at the very rear similar to that at the front. ***STC 11222, which observes that "Most copies listed of this and the following editions are imperfect." This is the FIRST EDITION and is at this point very rarely to be found for sale in any condition whatever; the above mentioned defects notwithstanding, still largely a crisp & clean copy with very good margins [few of the editions printed in Foxe's lifetime have survived complete; by contrast, the 3 volume folio editions of the 17th century are often found complete and in fine condition]. Apart from the Bible, perhaps the single most influential English book of the 16th century. $45,000.

 

69. Fox, John. Acts and Monuments Of matters most speciall and memorable, happening in the Church, with an universall History 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, fought and wrought... London: for the Company of Stationers, 1641. 3 volumes, large folio, 19 th century vellum. (1) folding frontispiece (The Battell of Armageddon), (124) 1033; (42) 22 5-788 (94); (1) 1030, (13) 106 (109)pp ***Volume I: with the rare half-title and folding frontispiece; Volume II: with a copperplate portrait of Fox tipped in on the verso of the title, small burn holes to C4 (pp.31/2) & 3C6 (601/2pp.), repairs to the bottom blank margin of 2Z6 and the folding plate of Winsdor Castle & repair verso to the blank margin of 3I1; Volume III: top outer corner (1" x 1 1/2") torn from title & small burn hole toward outer margin (affecting the head of a demon in the decorative border), LACKS the following 18 leaves, T5 (pp. 221/2), U4 (pp. 231/2), LL6 & MM1&2 (pp. 403-8), Ss6 & T1-6 & Uu1 (pp. 487-502) and Pppp2-6 (pp. 1005-12); there is a paper flaw in Qq5 affecting the woodcut & a bit of text, the bottom outer corner is torn from Zz3 affecting the woodcut & text; the bottom outer corner is torn from Ddd1, just touching the text & sidenote; there are paper flaws to Ggg3 & Hhh3, slightly affecting the text & a small burn hole to E2, affecting a few letters of text. The text generally is crisp & clean throughout.***STC F2035; this black letter edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs includes, at the end of volume 3, A Continuation of the Histories of Forrein Martyrs: From the happy reigne of the most renowned Qu. Elizabeth, to these times. London: Adam Islip, Foelix Kingston, and Robert Yong, 1632.This is the second of the 17 th century three volume folio editions, with a black letter text and a multiplicity of woodcut illustrations of martyrs and martyrdoms. Other than the 19 th century 8 volume editions (which are in a small format with a difficult to read text and no illustrations, giving little idea of what the original is like), these 17 th century editions are the last complete editions. All editions after the 1684 edition (which is in roman letter and has copperplate illustrations) are very drastically abridged. Quite an attractive set. $4800.

 

70. SOLD Gale, Theophilus. The Court of the Gentiles: or A Discourse touching the Original of Human Literature, both Philologie and Philosophie, From the Scriptures & Jewish Church. In order to a Demonstration of, I. The Perfection of Gods Word, and Church-light. II. The Imperfection of Natures Light, and mischief of Vain Philosophie. III. The right use of Human Learning, and specially sound Philosophie. Part I. Of Philologie. The second Edition revised, and enlarged. Oxon: H. Hall, for Tho. Gilbert, 1672. (35) 85, 152, 115pp BOUND WITH ...Part II. Of Philosophie. London: Will: Hall for Tho: Gilbert, 1671. (40) 448pp AND ...Part III. The Vanity of Pagan Philosophie Demonstrated. London: A. Maxwell and R. Roberts, for T. Cockeril, 1677. (22) 238 (1)pp BOUND WITH ...Part IV. Of Reformed Philosophie. London: J. Macock, for Thomas Cockerill, 1677. (10) 14 (15) 529pp AND ...Part IV. Of Reformed Philosophie. Book III. Of Divine Predetermination. London: John Hill and Samuel Tidmarsh, 1678. (8) 217 (1)pp ***Together 5 volumes bound in 3, the first two in old calf (matching red labels), sometime rebacked, the whole now somewhat worn (the first volume is starting to split in the middle), and the third in original calf (brown label), sometime rebacked and recornered; the first two volumes have the bookplate of the Zion Research Library and labels at the bottom of the spine (and the very old stamp of the ‘York Subscription Library’ on the verso of the titles to parts I and III and on the verso of the last leaf of part I -- the first and last leaves of these two volumes are a bit foxed); the third volume is ex-libris the ‘Library Association Springfield, Mass.’ and has labels on the spine, a bookplate and two library stamps on the title, one embossed, the other perforated.. ***Wing G137, 139, 141, 142 & 143; Gale was a Puritan divine, ejected from his charge in 1662. The final part (Part IV Book III) is rarely found with the others. Often the volumes and even the individual parts are found offered for sale separately. A fine and unusual Reformed work. $800.

 

71. SOLD Gee, Edward. A Treatise of Prayer and Of Divine Providence as relating to it. With an Application of the generall Doctrine thereof unto the present time, and State of things in the Land, so far as Prayer is concerned in them. Written for the Instruction, Admonition, and comfort of those that give themselves unto Prayer, and stand in need of it in the said respects. London: M.S. for L.F. and ...sold by George Eversden, 1661(?). 8vo, original calf, newly rebacked & with the bottom outer corner of front cover repaired; the bottom outer corner of the title has been torn away, removing some of the decorative border, several words of the imprint and (almost all of) the last digit of the date of publication; lacks A1 (blank?). (14) 498pp with 3 pages of books by Eversden. ***This edition not in Wing, which lists the 1653 first edition as G451; with an old ownership inscription at the top of the title and other inscriptions on the verso of the last page; with an old library bookplate, but no markings in the text, but with a good bit of underlining and some comments, probably done by the original owner. $600.

 

72. SOLD Goodwin, Thomas. A Discourse of the Punishment of Sin in Hell; Demonstrating the Wrath of God to be the immediate Cause thereof. To which is added, A Sermon proving a State of Glory for the Spirits of Just Men upon Dissolution. London: for Jonathan Robinson, 1680. 8vo, 19 th century calf, but abraded head & tail of spine and a bit rubbed (with a library label removed from the spine). Portrait, (10) 347pp ***Wing G1239; one of the very few of Goodwin’s posthumous works published separately; most were published in the 5 volume folio set which was issued over a period of 24 years, beginning in 1681; with the bookplate of the Bishop Phillpotts Library, Truro. $325.

 

73. SOLD Gouge, Thomas. Christian Directions, Shewing how to Walk with God All the Day long. London: for John Hancok, 1679. 8vo, 19 th century calf, bit worn & rubbed with front hinge starting to split, but still quite sound (6) 168 (11)pp with 2pp of books printed for and sold by Hancok. ***Wing G1363; a popular Puritan work which was printed at least 11 times between 1661 and 1700, now scarce in all printings. Such small treatises on practical Christian living were mostly read to death and relatively few have survived. $500.

 

74. Gove, Richard. The Saints Hony-Comb, Full Of Divine Truths, Touching Both Christian Belief, And A Christians life. London: Richard Royston, 1652. Small 8vo, original calf, bit worn; newly rebacked. (8) 212pp plus a 4 page catalogue of books printed for Royston. ***Wing G1454; listing only 5 copies. $650.

 

75. SOLD Greenham, Richard. The Workes... The Fourth Edition. London: Felix Kyngston, for Cuthbert Burbie, 1605. Folio, original calf, a bit shaken; marginal defects to the title & two following leaves, affecting a few letters of text on each AND LACKING the Preface to the Reader, the table of contents and the first leaf of text— together a total of 7 leaves. (6) 3-875 (10)pp ***STC 12317; the missing pages at the front apart, a good copy of the next best edition (there is very little additional material in the fifth edition) of the works of this important 16 th century Puritan divine. Possibly owned by a member of the royal family. $650.

 

76. SOLD Greenham, Richard. The Workes... The Fift and Last Edition: in which, matters dispersed before through the whole booke, are methodically drawne to their several places, and the hundred and nineteenth Psalme perfected: with a more exact Table annexed. London: William Welby, 1612. Folio, original calf neatly recovered with later calf & now newly rebacked; with a dampstain at the top, gradually increasing from nothing to about 30% of the page at the rear; LACKS the 12 page index at the rear (there is no indication it was ever bound in, as the original endpapers follow immediately at the end of the body of the text), otherwise complete. (16) 880 (3)pp ***STC 12318; generally a good copy of the best edition of the collected works of a Puritan whose influence in the late 16 th century was second only to that of William Perkins. $850.

 

77. Guild, William. Moses Unvailed: Or, Those Figures which served unto the patterne and shaddow of heavenly things, pointing out the Messiah Christ Jesus, briefly explained. Whereunto is added the Harmonie of all the Prophets, ... London: G.M. for Robert Allott, 1626. Small 8vo, 19 th century calf, fairly recently rebacked, reusing the old label; a.e.g.; a piece is torn from the outer margin of the final leaf, removing part of the page numbers and a verse reference recto and a few letters verso from marginal references to the Psalms. (12) 183 (16) 56pp ***STC 12487, the third printing (first printed in 1619). Spurgeon spoke of Guild as being “one of the better sort of the Scotch Episcopalians.” $480.

 

78. Hakewill, George. King Davids Vow For Reformation of Himselfe. his Family. His Kingdome. Delivered in twelve sermons before the Prince his Highnesse upon Psalm 101. London: Mathew Lownes, 1621. 8vo, original calf, newly rebacked; new endpapers. (23) 335pp ***STC 12616; not listed by Spurgeon. $400.

 

79. SOLD Hall, Joseph. The Works... With a Table now added to the same. London: R. Flesher, and ...sold by Andr. Crooke, 1647. Large, thick folio, original calf, newly rebacked & recornered. Lacks A1 (blank?); the outer margins of the title are browned; V3 (p. 221) is torn and repaired without loss of text; the bottom outer corner (blank) of the last leaf of the Table is repaired. (6) (4) 1353 (32)pp ***Wing H362; With the ownership inscription “Bridgett Parker her book 1664” at the top of the general title. The works in this volume include the Meditations and Vowes, Divine and Morall, Serving for directions in Christian and Civill Practice; a variety of shorter works, letters and sermons; a few polemic works (including A common Apology against the Brownists), The honour of the Married Clergy and the Contemplations (this last being by far the largest work in the book: approxiimately 550 pages); there are a goodly number of secondary title pages. $500.

 

80. SOLD An Harmony of the Confessions of the Faith of the Christian and Reformed Churches, Which purely professe the holy doctrine of the Gospel in all the chief Kingdoms, Nations and Provinces of Europe: ... There are added in the end very short notes:... All which things, in the name of the Churches of France and Belgia, re submitted to the free and discreet judgement of all other Churches. Newly translated out of Latine into English. London: John Legatt, 1643. 4to, original calf, newly rebacked. (32) 487 (36) 24pp ***Wing H802; this includes the Confession of Auspurge, the Confession of Sueveland (4 cities), the Confession of Basil, the former Confession of Helvetia, the Confession of Saxony, the Confession of Wertemberge, the French Confession, the English Confession of 1562, the latter Confession of Helvetia, the Confession of Belgia, the Confession of Bohemia; the final pagination is the 1581 Scottish Confession. $600.

 

81. Harris, Robert. The Works... Revised, Corrected, and now Collected into one Volume. With an Addition of sundry Sermons: Some, not Printed in the former Edition; others, never before extant. London: James Flesher, for John Bartlet the elder, and John Bartlet the younger, 1654. Folio, original reversed calf, worn, newly rebacked and partly recornered, reusing the old label; new endpapers. (14) (1) 60 (4) 287 (5) 244 (4) 12 (8)pp ***Wing H868, the second and best edition of the collected works of this Westminster Assembly Divine who was, in the 1650’s, “Now President of Trinity College in Oxon, and Doctor of Divinity.” The works include “A brief discourse of the threefold state of man”, “A Treatise of the Covenant of Grace”, “The way to true Blessednesse. In XXIV. Sermons on the Beatitudes”, sermons on the misery of Judas and the comfort of Christians, etc. Quite scarce. $1000.

 

82. Hart, John. The Burning Bush Not Consumed Wherein (either under all deepe sense of wrath; or Hardnesse of heart) one may iudge, whether he be the child of God or not, &c. Perused by I.D. and divers other Divines. London: 1616(?). Small 8vo, old (late 17 th/early 18 th century) tree calf, bit worn with hinges starting to split and with label chipped; text a bit soiled & with a few stains and with the final number of the date of imprint virtually missing (apparently due to a problem in the printing): it may be a ‘6’ but may be a ‘7’, in which latter case this edition is not in the Short Title Cataloge. (31) 161 (6)pp ***STC 12891, the FIRST EDITION, noting only 5 copies; the three reprints mentioned are all rare, 2 being found in only 2 copies and 1 in 3. The “I.D.” who has perused the work before publication may be the Puritan Jeremiah Dyke. $1250.

 

83. SOLD Herle, Charles. Wisdom’s Tripos, Or rather its Inscrition, Detur Sapienti. In three Treatises. I. Of Worldly Polity. II. Of Moral Prudence. III. Of Christian Wisdom. The Vanity of the First. The Usefulness of the Second. The Excellency of the Third. London: Samuel Gellibrand, 1670. 12mo, 19 th century cloth; the outer margin of the second leaf is slightly defective, removing the outer letter or two from several lines recto and verso. 429 (1)pp ***Wing H1563 $375.

 

84. Hickman, Henry. Historia Quniq-Articularis Exarticulata; or Animadversions on Dr. Heylin’s Quinquarticular History. in which, I. The Aspersions cast on Foreign Reformers, are wiped off. 2. The Doctors manifold Contradictions, are manifested. 3. The Doctrine of the Arminians, in the five points, is proved, to be contrary to the Doctrine of the Reformed Church of England. [London:] Printed in the year 1673 8vo, original sheep, bit worn with small piece chipped from head of spine; lacks front free endpaper and A1 (blank?). (26) (3) 46, 353-506 [should read 522]pp ***Wing H1909, the first edition; HH (1629-1692), a Nonconformist divine, ejected in 1662, and a controversial writer. The 3 pages following the first 26 unnumbered pages are a different printing of pp. 353-354 (a revised state of at least the heading) and an errata. $350.

 

85. Holdsworth, Richard. Angells Inspection. [The Valley of Vision]. London: M. Simmons, 1651. 4to, original calf, edges worn, newly rebacked; LACKING the general title and some subsequent leaves and beginning with the sermons on Hosea; the top 2/3 of Aa2 is torn away and Aa3 is missing (pp. 207-210). (1) 539 (22)pp ***Wing H2403; the first 6 sermons are on Hosea 14: 2, (to page 181); subsequent titles (with separate title pages) include The Sufferers Crowne (on James 1. 12, to page 279); The Saints Heritage (on Psalm 119: 111, to page 327); The Saints Progresse (on Psalm 84: 7, to page 375); and several others. The title ‘Angells Inspection’ is bound at the front, although the work to which it belongs is the last in the book. The secondary titles are all dated 1650; the first edition of Wing listed them all separately, but the revised edition places them under the collected title: Valley of Vision. HR (1590-1649), Doctor of Divinity, was “sometimes Vice-Chancellour of Cambridge; Master of Emmanuel Colledge, and later Preacher at Peters Poore in London.” His Praelectiones Theologicae were published in folio in 1661. He was a zealous supporter of Charles I and was imprisoned on that account. $250.

 

86. SOLD Hopkins, Ezekiel. The Works... The Third Edition. London: for Jonathan Robinson, Awnsham and John Churchill, John Taylor, John Wyat, and Daniel Midwinter, 1710. Folio, original paneled calf, corners & fore-edges worn; newly rebacked; light dampstain to top inner corner for the first few pages and, at the rear, marginal dampstaining pp.609-624, dampstaining into the text (top & side) 745-754 and 793 through the end; the text generally is crisp & clean. Portrait, (8) 796 (7)pp with a page of booksellers advertisements With a 1714 ownership inscription (Josias Cockshutt Xti Coll: Cantab: Socius. 1714), three later bookplates and a 17 Sep 1970 Bibliotheca, Oxon. library stamp (Presented by Latimer House Library). $425.

 

87. SOLD 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. Folio, new morocco; some light foxing, but still a good copy. (8) 612 (4)pp ***Wing H2875; Spurgeon commends this work, 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.” $800.

 

88. SOLD 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. Folio, new quarter calf/ marbled boards; the title has been torn virtually in half, without loss, and is mounted; there is an old library stamp (Library of the Epis. Theo. School Cambridge, Mass.)on the title; the text is a bit browned & foxed. (8) 612 (4)pp ***Wing H2875; Spurgeon commends this work, 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.” $675.

 

89. SOLD Howe, John. The Living Temple: or, A Designed Improvement Of that Notion that A Good Man is the Temple of God. Part I. Concerning God’s Existence, and his Conversableness with Man. Against Atheism, or the Epicurean Deism. London: J.H. for R. Clavell ...and A. and J. Churchill, 1702. 2 volumes, 8vo, 19 th century polished calf, somewhat worn; newly rebacked with dual red & green labels; with the 19 th century bookplates of W. Arthur Jeffery. (1) lii, 366; (1) xxi (1) 470 (1)pp Volume 2 is Part II. “Containing Animadversions on Spinosa, and A French Writer pretending to Confute him. With a Recapitulation of the Former Part. And an Account of th e Destitution and Restitution of God’s Temple among Men. $450.

 

90. Hubbert, Thomas, Esq.. Pilula ad expurgandam Hypocrism. A Pill to Purge Formality. Wherein is discovered the sad and woful condition of all formal professors in Religion, Also the glory and excellency of those that walk in the power of godliness, with severall notes of tryall, whereby men may know, whether they have onely a Form of godliness, or the power thereof. Also severall directions, how men may come to the knowledg of their present estate, whether leading to hell and damnation, or to life and glory. London: Robert White, for Lodowick Lloyd and Henry Cripps, 1650. Small 8vo, somewhat worn original calf; lacks endpapers; small single wormhole through page 4, occasionally affecting a letter of text; last few leaves a bit soiled. (12) 248pp ***Wing H3215, somewhat scarce; H’s only published work. $700.

 

91. SOLD Hurst, Henry. The Revival of Grace, in the Vigour and Fragrancy of it. By a due Application of the Blood of Christ to the Root thereof. OR Sacramental Reflections on the Death of Christ a Sacrifice, a Testator, and bearing a Curse for us: particularly applying each for the exciting and increasing the Graces of the Believing Communicant. London: Tho. Parkhurst, 1678. 8vo, new calf & new endpapers. ***Wing H3792, scarce; Hurst (1629-1680) helped to complete Matthew Poole’s English Annotations, writing on Ezekiel and the Minor Prophets. $600.

 

92.SOLD Hutcheson, George. An Exposition Of the Book of Job: Being the Sum of CCCXVI Lectures, Preached in the City of Edenburgh. London: for Ralph Smith, 1669. Small folio, worn 19 th century half calf, recently rebacked; title a bit soiled (& neatly mounted), with an ownership inscription reading: 'Sarah Cook Meadow Lane Leeds July 1820'; tear without loss to final page of the 'To the Reader'; minor foxing & browning with a bit of soiling. (8) 540, 55pp***Wing H3825; Spurgeon says: "Whenever the student sees a Commentary by Hutcheson let him buy it, for we know of no author who is more thoroughly helpful to the minister of the Word. He distils the text, and gives his readers the quintessence, ready for use." Ex Libris the Pusey Library, Oxford, but with only a small stamp inside the front cover to indicate this. Quite scarce. $950.

 

93. SOLD Hutcheson, George. An Exposition Of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John. London: Ralph Smith, 1657. Folio, new quarter calf, marbled boards; the text is crisp and clean throughout. (7) 418 (2)pp ***Wing H3826, the first and only 17 th century edition; with a closely printed double column text. Spurgeon says: “Excellent; beyond all praise. It is a full-stored treasury of sound theology, holy thought, and marrowy doctrine.” $750.

 

94. SOLD Jus Divinum Ministerii Evangelici. or the Divine Right of the Gospel-Ministry:... Published by the Provincial Assembly of London. London: D. Latham, J. Rothwell, S. Gellibrand, T. Underhill, and J. Cranford, 1654. 4to, 19 th century half calf/ marbled boards, newly rebacked; a piece is torn from the top of the preliminary leaf facing the title, removing almost all of the decorative border, the quotation from Isaiah 66: 21 and the Scripture reference (but not the Scripture quotation itself) to Ephesians 4: 8, 11-13. (20) (1) 192 (8) 149 (1)pp ***Wing J1216; a Puritan work designed to show that there is a perpetual ministerial office in the church and a lawful call thereunto by Ordination with the imposition of the hands of the Presbytery, against Independents, and that the abolition of Prelacy does not invalidate their ministry, against the Papists and High-Church Anglicans. AND

Jus Divinum Regiminis Ecclesiastici: or, The Divine Right of Church-Government, Asserted and evidenced by the holy Scriptures:... In all which is it apparent, That The Presbyteriall Government, by Preaching and Ruling Presbyters,, in Congregationall, Classicall and Synodall Assemblies, may lay the truest claim to a Divine Right, according to the Scriptures. The second Edition corrected and augmented in many places: with a brief Reply to Certain Queries ...and an Alphabeticall Table to the whole annexed. By sundry Ministers of Christ within the City of London. London: J.Y. for Joseph Hunscot and George Calvert, 1647. There are a goodly number of notes and underlinings in a contemporary hand throughout. (18) 272 (4)pp ***Wing J1218 BOUND WITH A Vindication of the Presbyteriall-Government, and Ministry: together, With an Exhortation, to all the Ministers, Elders, and People, within the Bounds of the Province of London, whether joyning with Us, or separating from Us. By the Ministers, and Elders, met together in a Provinciall Assembly, Novemb. 2d. 1649. London: C. Meredith, 1650. With a few notes in a 19 th century hand. (6) 175pp ***Wing V523***4to, 19 th century half calf/ marbled boards, spine worn, with half inch piece chipped from the head & hinges splitting.

***Together 2 volumes, sometime in the 19 th century bound in a matching half calf binding. $1000.

 

95. SOLD Keach, Benjamin. The Glorious Lover. A Divine Poem, Upon the Adorable Mystery of Sinners Redemption. London: J.D. for Christopher Hussey, 1679. Small 8vo, old (19 th century?) paper covered boards; frontispiece & title (the two leaves between Books I and II and the first and last leaves of text proper, these on the outer margins) somewhat browned (apparently from an amateur attempt to remove old ownership inscriptions); the outer margins of the last two leaves are frayed, touching a letter of text on the verso of the final leaf. Frontispiece, (4) 266pp with 3 additional copperplate illustrations (the blank outer margin of the second of which is a bit frayed). ***Wing K64, the first edition; quite a scarce work by this prominent 17th century Baptist. $550.

 

96.SOLD Keach, Benjamin. The Progress of Sin; or the Travels of Ungodliness: wherein, The Pedigree, Rise (or Original) Antiquity, Subtitly, Evil Nature, and prevailing Power of Sin, is fully Discovered; In an apt and Pleasant Allegory: together with The great Victories he hath obtained, and abominable Evils he hath done to Mankind by the help of the Devil, in all his Travels from the beginning of the World, to this very Day. As also, The Manner of his Apprehension, Arraignment, Tryal, Condemnation and Execution. London: for John Dunton, 1684. 12mo, modern calf; with most gatherings somewhat pulled, affecting the outer letter of the text on a few lines of M6 & M8 (pp.261/2 & 265). (4) 272pp ***Wing K80, the first edition of a scarce work by this eminent 17 th century Baptist. $600.

 

97. Mayer, John. The English Catechisme Explained. Or, A Commentarie on the Short Catechisme set forth in the Booke of Common Prayer. Wherein divers necessarie Questions touching the Christian Faith are inserted, moderne Controversies handled, doubts resolved, and many Cases of Conscience cleared. The fifth Edition corrected, reordered, and in many things, which were before wanting, supplyed by the Author. London: Miles Flesher for John Marriot, 1635. 4to, original calf, spine a bit worn & chipped, but still a good, sound copy. (16) 678pp ***STC 17738; M is best known for his set of commentaries on the whole of Scripture, which Spurgeon termed “one of the fullest and best of learned English commentaries; not meant for popular use, but invaluable to the student.” $500.

 

98. Mead, Matthew. The Good of Early Obedience: or The advantage of bearing the Yoke of Christ betimes. London: Nath. Ponder, 1683. 8vo, original calf, newly rebacked; minor occasional staining, but generally crisp & clean. (22) 456pp ***Wing M1555; the first edition. $750.

 

99. More, Stephen. The Wise Gospel-Preacher His Praise and Practice: or, The Art of Spiritual-Preaching and Hearing; Opened In Several Sermons on Eccles. 12. 9, 10, 11. Printed for the Author, 1673. 8vo, 19 th century paneled calf, bit rubbed; lacks label. (12) 230 (1)pp ***Wing M2687A, listing only the Folger copy of this second printing of the author’s only published work. $1400.

 

100. Mosley, Nicholas. YUCOSOFIA: or, Natural & Divine Contemplations of the Passions & Faculties of the Soul of Man. London: Humphrey Mosley, 1653. 8vo, original calf, bit worn; old (late 19 th/early 20 th century) endpapers, a bit awkwardly inserted; title a bit creased; very minor almost entirely marginal worming (but just touching text on a few pages). (24) 109 (8) 113-214 (4) 215-270pp with an added 14 page catalogue of Books printed for Humphrey Mosley at the rear. ***Wing M2857; M’s only published work. $650.

 

101. A New Systeme of the Apocalypse, or Plain and Methodical Illustrations Of all the Visions in the Revelation of St. John. Written by a French Minister in the year 1685. and Finisht but two days before the Dragoons plundered him of all, except this Treatise. To which is added, This Author's Defence of his Illustrations, concerning the Non-Effusion of the Vials, In answer to Mr. Jurieu. Faithfully Englished. London: Printed in the Year 1688. 12mo, new full calf. (24) 288, (12) 61pp ***STC N780; an anonymously published French Reformed treatise, apparently never published in the French original. $750.

 

A RARE BAPTIST WORK

102. Norcott, John. Baptism Discovered plainly and Faithfully, according to the Word of God. Wherein is set forth the glorious Pattern of our Blessed Saviour Jesus, the Pattern of all Believers in his subjection to Baptism. Together with the Example of Thousands who were baptized after they believed. London: Printed in the Year 1672. (11) 61pp ***Wing N1226C, the first edition, recording only 2 copies. BOUND WITH Sir George Mackenzie. Religio stoici: the Virtuoso or Stoick with a friently address to the Fanatics of all Sects and Sorts. LACKS TITLE. (15) 144 (3) This work was first printed in Edinburgh in 1663 and went through 4 further editions in the next two years; it was printed twice in London in 1685 and, in a second edition, in 1693. [see Wing M195 to 201] The title well describes the author’s cynical perspective on religion in general; an odd title to be bound up with a 17 th century Baptist work. Small 8vo, 19 th century half morocco, library label at bottom of spine and with the bookplate of the Zion Research Library; a letter or two is shaved from the outer margin of the title. $1750.

 

Includes the first edition of the Death of Death In the Death of Christ

103. SOLD Owen, John. Certaine Treatises... Formerly published at severall times, now reduced into one Volume, viz. 1. A Display of the Errours of the Arminians concerning the old Pelagian Idoll Free-will, the new Goddesse Contingency, ... 2. Salus electorum Sanguis Jesu. A treatise of the Redemption and reconciliation that is in the blood of Christ, with the merit thereof, and the Satisfaction wrought thereby;.... 3. The Duty of Pastors and People distinguished,.... London: W.W. for Philemon Stephens, 1649. 4to, new amateur calf/ new endpapers; there is a stain to the bottom outer corner of the Salus electorum, starting after page 200 and toward the end just affecting a few words of the text; the general title and the final leaf of the third part are somewhat soiled (& the blank margins of the final leaf are defective); there are a few tears without loss. (4) (14) 150; (32) 333 (11); (4) 54 (1)pp ***Wing O725, incorporating O811 (LACKING the general title), O804 and O741. Evidently the publisher, Philemon Stephens, had copies of the original printings of these three works still in stock in 1649 and thought it a good idea to dispose of them by binding them together with a new title; each of the three works is the original printing and not a 1649 reprint: the Display of Arminianism was printed in 1643, the Death of Death in 1648 and the Duty of Pastors in 1644. $800.

 

104. Owen, John. Exercitations Concerning the Name, Original, Nature, Use and Continuance of a Day of Sacred Rest. Wherein The Original of the Sabbath from the Foundation of the World, the Morality of the Fourth Commandment, with the Change of the Seventh Day are enquired into. The second Edition. London: R.W. for Nath. Ponder, 1671. 8vo, new quarter calf. (11) 354pp with 2 additional pages of books printed and sold by Ponder. ***Wing O752 $450.

 

105. Patrick, Symon. Divine Arithmetick: or the Right Art Of Numbring our Dayes. Being a Sermon preached June 17. 1659, at the Funerals of Mr. Samuel Jacomb, B.D. Minister of the Gospel at S. Mary Woolnoth in Lumbardstreet London,... The Third Edition. London: T.R. for Francis Tyton, 1672. 8vo, original calf, sometime (19 th century?) neatly rebacked, raised bands, dual labels; bit rubbed and with a mark on both covers where old tape has been removed; ex-libris Bishop Phillpotts Library, Truro. (16) 127pp ***Wing P794; SP (1626-1707), a prolific author, both of controversial works and of Biblical commentaries, latterly Bishop of Ely; the Divine Arithmetick was written & preached prior to the Restoration and in remembrance and commendation of a Puritan divine. $250.

 

106.SOLD Perkins, William. The Workes... The First Volume. London: Iohn Legatt, 1635. [WITH ...The Second Volume. London: Iohn Legatt, 1631 AND The Third Volume. London: Iohn Haviland, 1613]. ***Together 3 volumes, large folio, original calf, newly rebacked; volumes 1 & 2 have matching covers, but the covers of volume 3 have somewhat different tooling and, also, are worn & rubbed. Volume I: some minor staining, mostly marginal, but with the text generally crisp: (12) 779 (16)pp with the folding chart: "A survey, or Table declaring the order of the causes of Salvation and Damnation" (at page 11)); and with 6 further charts (at pp. 73, 75, 95, 107, 121 & 329) Volume II: the text is generally crisp & clean throughout: (12) (1) 727 (28)pp Volume III: the text generally is crisp & clean, though with a few stains; the blank bottom margin of Tttt1 is repaired (pp.693/4) and the following 4 leaves are torn and very neatly repaired without loss; the final leaf of the table is defective, but very neatly repaired with the missing portions of text supplied in manuscript. (8) 264 (9) (4) 700 (14)pp with the folding plate at page 479 defective (the bottom c. 1/3 is missing). ***William Perkins (1558-1602) was educated at Cambridge University and subsequently rector of a church there. The most important Puritan of the late 16 th century, his preaching and his published writings were highly influential. Volume I of his works includes all of his works published in his lifetime; volumes 2 & 3 comprise posthumous material. ***The charts present in volume I are "A survey, or Table declaring the order of the causes of Salvation and Damnation" (at page 11)); ‘The Sacramentall Union of the parts of Baptisme’ (73), ‘The Sacramentall relation, which is in the Lords Supper, is on this manner.’ (75), ‘A view of the distribution of the causes of Salvation and Damnation, as the Church of Rome would have it’ (95), ‘A frame of the doctrine of Predestination, out of the writings of some later Divines in Germanie.’ (107), ‘The resolution of the Creede’ (121), ‘A briefe Exposition upon the Lords praier.’ (328) AND, in volume IV, ‘A briefe viewe of the whole Epistle [of Jude], drawne according to the Authors owne method.’ (479). Generally at least some of the charts are missing, sometimes all; very rarely are all present. ***This set is ex-libris the Pusey House Library, with library stamps inside the front cover and at the bottom of the general title pages; there is also the 19 th century bookplate of Charles Jacomb, by whom the set was presented to Pusey House in 1887.*** Generally quite a nice set, attractively bound, with only minimal internal defects; often the charts are all missing and frequently there are far more serious textual defects. $3500.

 

107. SOLD Perkins, William. The Workes... The First Volume. London: Iohn Legatt, 1612. [WITH ...The Second Volume. London: Iohn Legatt, 1631 AND The Third Volume. London: Iohn Haviland, 1631]. ***Together 3 volumes, large folio, somewhat worn original calf, newly rebacked and recornered; with matching dual labels; volume 1 has a gilt cartouche in the center of both covers; the outer edge of the rear cover of volume 2 is worn away in the middle, but neatly repaired.. Volume I: the outer margins of the title & following leaf are slightly frayed & there is a bit of staining to the title; there is a half moon stain starting at the top corner and extending nearly to the bottom of the page from page 43 through page 80 (growing increasingly lighter and almost invisible before disappearing, but with minor staining to the blank bottom corners for a bit further); the outer & bottom margins of Aaa3 & 4 are frayed & repaired, not affecting text; the outer margins are a bit frayed at the rear (with a repair to the margin of the final leaf of the table) and a bit stained as well; the text as a whole is crisp and clean, though there are a few markings in a 17 th century hand and a few leaves in the middle are lightly browned. (12) 779 (16)pp: without the folding chart: "A survey, or Table declaring the order of the causes of Salvation and Damnation" (at page 11)); but with 6 further charts (at pp. 65, 73, 75, 95, 107, 121 & 329); Volume II: the text is generally crisp & clean throughout: (12) (1) 727 (28)pp; Volume III: there are marginal repairs to the first 5 leaves and some staining and slight decay to these and the following dozen or so leaves, none of it affecting the text; there is a half moon stain to about 60% of the outer edge, extending nearly half way into the outer column for the first c. 300 pages; the last leaf of the text and three leaves of the table have marginal repairs; the third leaf of the table has a piece torn from the bottom outer margin, removing some words of text from about 15 lines; there is a small hole in the final leaf of the table, removing a few letters of text; the outer and bottom edges of the pages of this volume show minor wear/abrasion, but the text generally is crisp and (apart from very minor marginal worming, a bit of toning and a few stains) clean. (8) 264 (9) (4) 700 (14)pp (but lacking the folding plate at page 479). ***William Perkins (1558-1602) was educated at Cambridge University and subsequently rector of a church there. The most important Puritan of the late 16 th century, his preaching and his published writings were highly influential. Volume I of his works includes all of his works published in his lifetime; volumes 2 & 3 comprise posthumous material; the ‘Discovery of the Damned Art of Witchcraft’ toward the end of the third volume has made that volume the most difficult of the three to find as an odd volume, as collectors of early material on witchcraft are generally interested in including that volume (only) in their collections – and have even been known to excise that portion of the volume and have it bound separately.***The charts present are ‘A view of the distribution of the causes of Salvation and Damnation, as the Church of Rome would have it’ (65), ‘The Sacramentall Union of the parts of Baptisme’ (73), ‘The Sacramentall relation, which is in the Lords Supper, is on this manner.’ (75), ‘A frame of the doctrine of Predestination, out of the writings of some later Divines in Germanie.’ (107), ‘The resolution of the Creede’ (121), ‘A briefe Exposition upon the Lords praier.’ (328) Generally at least some of the charts are missing, sometimes all; very rarely are all present. ***This set has the bookplate of the ‘Library of the theological seminary of the Diocese of Ohio’ (over older bookplates) and a later library stamp as well. Still quite a good set. $2500.

 

108. SOLD Perkins, William. A Commentarie or Exposition, upon the five first Chapters of the Epistle to the Galatians:... Now published for the benefit of the Church, and continued with a Supplement upon the sixt Chapter, by Rafe Cudworth. London: Iohn Legat, 1604. 4to, original calf, newly rebacked; dampstain at bottom & inner corner through the first few pages of text, which is otherwise crisp & clean. (13) 662 (30)pp ***STC 19680, the first edition. $650.

 

109. Plaifere [Playfere], John. Appello Evangelium for the True Doctrine of the Divine Predestination, Concorded with the Orthodox Doctrine of Gods Free-Grace, and Mans Free-Will. London: J.G. for John Clark, 1651. Small 8vo, original calf, newly rebacked with new endpapers; A2 has a piece torn away at the bottom outer corner, removing recto pages references to the various ‘Heads’ handled in this treatise and numbers of ‘Heads’ and a few letters verso AND LACKING what probably is the next 2 leaves of prefatory material. ***Wing P2419; still a nice little Puritan treatise. $350.

 

110. SOLD Polhill, Edward. The Divine Will Considered in its Eternal Decrees, and Holy Execution Of them. London: Henry Eversden, 1673. 8vo, original paneled calf, surface a bit worn; gilt devices on spine, label slightly chipped; with a 1674 ownership inscription at the top of the title. (16) 540pp ***Wing P2753, the first edition. Polhill studied theology, but spent his life in writing being unable in conscience to conform to the Anglican Establishment, something he was able to do on account of his having independent financial means. Toplady calls him "a great writer." $450.

 

111. Poole, Matthew. A Dialogue between A Popish Priest and An English Protestant. wherein The Principal Points and Arguments of both Religions are truly Proposed and fully Examined. The Second Edition corrected and amended. London: E. Cotes and ...sold by R. Smith, S. Tomson, F. Titan, and H. Mortlock, 1667. Original calf, a bit defective head & tail of spine and top outer corner of rear cover, but otherwise very good. (16) 232pp ***Wing P2828C, listing only only this copy, the Zion Research Library copy, with its bookplate; the endpapers are taken from earlier books, one black letter & in English, the other with a Greek and a Latin text on alternate pages. $1800.

 

112. SOLD Preston, John. Foure Godly and Learned Treatises. Intituled, I. A Remedy against Covetousnesse. II. An elegant and lively Description of Spirituall Death and Life. III. The Doctrine of Selfe-deniall. IV. Upon the Sacrament of the Lords Supper. The third Edition. London: T.C. for Michael Sparke, 1633. A bit of staining to the outer margin the first few leaves. (20) 352pp ***STC 20222, the first edition thus. BOUND WITH Sermons Preached before his Majestie; and upon other speciall occasions: Viz. 1 The Pillar and ground of Truth. 2 The New Life. 3 A sensible demonstration of the Deitie. 4 Exact Walking. 5 Samuels support of sorrowfull Sinners. London: Iohn Beale, for Iames Boler and Ioane Greene, 1631. (10) 150pp.***STC 20271 BOUND WITH Sins Overthrow: or, A Godly and Learned Treatise of Mortification. Wherein Is excellently handled; First, the generall Doctrine of Mortification: And then particularly, how to Mortifie Fornication. Uncleanness. Evill Concupiscence. Inordinate Affection. and, Covetousnes. London: I. Beale, for Andrew Crooke, 1633. (22) 158, 187-245, 40pp ***STC 20276, the FIRST EDITION. BOUND WITH A Liveles Life: or, Mans Spirituall death in Sinne. ...Whereunto is annexed a profitable Sermon at Lincolnes Inne, On Gen. XXII.XIV. London: I.Beale, for Andrew Crooke, 1633. (17) 94 [should read 102](26)pp ***STC 20235, the FIRST EDITION. BOUND WITH Remaines of that Reverend and Learned Divine, John Preston,... Containing three excellent Treatises, Namely, Iudas's Repentance. The Saints Spirituall Strength. Pauls Conversion. London: for Andrew Crooke, 1634. (12) 299pp ***STC 20249, the FIRST EDITION; each of the three treatises has its own separate title. ***Together 5 separately printed works bound in one, thick 4to, new quarter calf; ex-libris The Nottingham Public Libraries, with a small stamp on the verso of the first title and on the recto of the others; there is a light dampstain at the top, mostly just marginal but occasionally affecting a few lines of text. $1500.

 

113. Preston, John. The New Covenant or The Saints Portion. A Treatise Unfolding the All-sufficiencie of God, Mans uprightnes, and the Covenant of grace. The ninth Edition, corrected. London: I.D. for Nicolas Bourne, 1639. Title a bit worn, with a (repaired on verso) horizontal tear and the outer edges a bit browned & chipped. (16) 590 (18)pp ***STC 20247 BOUND WITH The Saints Daily Exercise. A Treatise Unfolding the whole Duty of Prayer. The Ninth Edition, Corrected. London: Elizabeth Purstow, for Nicholas Bourne, 1634. (7) 147 (8)pp ***STC 20259 BOUND WITH Sermons Preached before his Maiestie, and upon other speciall occasions: Viz. 1 The Pillar and ground of Truth. 2 The New Life. 3 A sensible Demonstration of the Deity. 4 Exact Walking. 5 Samuels support of sorrowfull Sinners. The fift Impression, Corrected and amended. London: John Norton For Anne Boler, 1637. (10) 150pp.***STC 20274***Together 3 volumes in 1, 4to, original calf, hinges splitting with pieces missing from head & tail of spine; lacks front endpapers. With the 19 th century bookplates of the Benedict Library, Plainfield, Conn. AND D.A. Harsha.***It is interesting to note that the second of these titles was printed by a woman and the third was published by one, the modern myth that women were not able to do such things in the 17 th century notwithstanding. $750.

 

114. SOLD Preston, John. Sinnes Overthrow: or, A Godly and Learned Treatise of Mortification: Wherein Is excellently handled; First, the generall Doctrine of Mortification: And then particularly,how to Mortifie Fornication. Uncleannesse. Evill Concupiscence. Inordinate Affection. And Covetousnesse. All being the substance of severall Sermons upon Colos. 3.5. The third Edition, corrected and enlarged. London: Felix Kingston for Andrew Crooke, and...sold by Daniell Frere, 1635. (20) 260pp ***STC 20277 BOUND WITH A Liveles Life: or, Mans Spirituall death in Sinne. ...Whereunto is annexed a profitable Sermon...On GEN. XXII. XIV. The third Edition. London: Andrew Crooke, and...sold by Daniel Frere, 1635. With a separate title for the Sermon. (17) 102, 26pp ***STC 20237 BOUND WITH Remaines... Containing three excellent Treatises, Namely, Iudas’s Repentance. The Saints Spirituall Strength. Pauls Conversion. The Second Edition. London: R.B. for Andrew Crooke, 1637. (12) 299pp ***STC 20250 ***Together 3 volumes bound in 1, original calf, with a small piece missing from the bottom panel of the spine, the whole somewhat shaken with a number of gatherings a bit pulled AND with worming of varying intensity to the top margin and top inner corner throughout, just slightly affecting the text to page 26 of Sinnes Overthrow and with a single wormhole in the text in the second half of the book ---none of which affects the readability of the text, which generally is crisp and clean. $700.

 

115. Preston, Richard. The Doctrine of the Sacrament of the Lords Supper Handled. And plainely layd open out of the I. Cor.11.23.24.&c. Wherein the nature of this Sacrament is faithfully discussed, the matter of it, together with the necessity of often receiving, truly declared; the words of consecration embowelled, and errours with the cavills of Papists soundly confuted. London: N.O. for Iohn Bellamie, 1621. Margins of title browned (& edges chipped, not affecting imprint); old library stamp on title, removing a letter and a half of the ‘a’ and ‘c’ in the second use of the word ‘Sacrament’. (31) 351pp ***STC 20283 BOUND WITH Short Questions and Answers, plainely opening and explaining both the nature and also the use of the Sacraments of Baptisme and the Lords Supper. Very profitable for all those who desire to know the nature and use of the said Sacraments. London: N.O. for Iohn Bellamine, 1621. (6) 23pp***STC 20286 BOUND WITH The Duties of Communicants, or A Treatise, Teaching such as purpose to receive the Sacrament of the Lords Supper, how they may rightly carrie themselves before, in, and after the action of Receiving. London: I.D. for Iohn Bellamie, 1621. With worming to the middle of the outer margin from about page 30, occasionally affecting sidenotes between pages 88 and 110; a few headlines are shaved. (8) 175pp ***STC 20284 ***Together 3 items bound in 1, small 8vo, new amateur calf/ endpapers, a bit crudely, but effectively done; there is some writing in a contemporary hand on the final blank leaf at the rear.***All three of these little works are rare: all three are in the Sion College Library, London, and Trinity College, Oxford; the first and third are in the Bodleian, Oxford, and, in the USA, the first and second are in the Huntingdon, CA, and the second (only) is at Harvard. No copy of the third is recorded as being in the USA. Rare little Puritan works, by RP, Preacher of Gods Word at Rushden in Northampton shire.”. $1850.

 

116. Purnell, Robert. The Way To Heaven Discovered, And the stumbling-blocks (cast therein by the World, Flesh, and Devill) removed. Or The ready way to true Happiness leading to the Gate of full Assurance. With Certaine Queries to the corrupt Party of the Clergy, And a word of information and advise to the Lord Protector. [London]: William Ballard, 1656. Original calf over thin wooden boards, bit worn with pieces missing head & tail of spine; lacks end-papers; inner margin of title defective, with top margin cut away (probably to remove an ownership inscription); minor worming affecting a letter or two of text in the Epistle to the Reader and table; with a 1698 ownership inscription on the verso of the title and further inscriptions to the top margin of the following page and on the verso of the final leaf (which has a small hole affecting a few letters of text. (16) 167 (6)pp ***Wing P4243A, locating only the Regent’s Park College, Oxford copy of this edition (copies of the 1653 first edition are located at Dulwich College and in the Thomason Collection in the British Library. Rare. $1250.

 

117. [Rainolds, John]. Johannis Rainoldi Olim Graecae linguae praelectoris in Collegio Corporis Christi apud Oxonienses... Oxoniae: Josephus Barnesius, 1613. 12mo, original calf, newly rebacked; quire ‘K’ and the first 3 leaves of ‘L’ are pulled; lacks A1 (blank).. Ex-libris C. Balston of Corpus Christi, 1841 and the Pusey House Library, Oxford. (19) 258pp ***STC 20612.5, recording only 3 copies (2 in Oxford, one at the Chichester Cathederal) of which this is one. $1000.

 

118. Reynolds [Rainolds], John. Summa Colloquii Iohannis Rainoldi Cum Iohanne Harto. De Capite & Fide Ecclesiae. A Iohanne Rainoldo conscripta, convenienter compendiis illis quae uterque scripto mandarat: examinata demum, a Iohanne Harto, atq; (post addita quaedam, quaedam mutata ut ipsi commodum videbatur) pro fideli narratione eorum, quae inter ipsos in Colloquio differebantur, habita & comprobata. Henrico Parraeo, ...interprete. Londini: Iohannes Norton, 16[11]. Somewhat soiled & wrinkled original limp vellum; lacking ties and endpapers; with a single wormhole to the outer margin to page 4. and two to the last few pages of the index at the rear. The ‘11’ in the date of printing on the title is obscured & the title is somewhat soiled; though the text as a whole is crisp and clean. (12) 402 (12) ***STC 20631; this is a Latin translation of the summe of the conference between Rainolds and Hart (a Jesuit) “touching the head and the faith of the church”. R (1549-1607), president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and Dean of Lincoln, was one of the translators of the King James or Authorized version of the Bible. ***With a few inscriptions in an old hand on the free endpaper at the rear and with a modern bookplate and an old inscription inside the front cover. $750.

 

119. SOLD Robotham, John. An Exposition On the whole Book of Solomons Song... London: Matthew Simmons, 1651. 4to, old (18 th century?) speckeled calf, bit worn with hinges starting to split (bust still quite sound); the outer margin of the last leaves of the table at the rear is a bit defective, removing a few chapter numbers from the last leaf present. LACKS a leaf after the end of the tables at the rear (both the alphabetical table and that of Scripture references are complete—possibly the missing leaf is books printed for Simmons). (7) 772 (18 [of 19])pp ***Wing R1730; Spurgeon speaks of this early Baptist exposition as being “very solid.” $550.

 

120. Rogers, Nehemiah. [The True Convert: Or, An Exposition Upon The XV. Chapter Of St. Lukes Gospell, Containing three Parables... London: George Miller for Edward Brewster, 1632.] LACKS this, the general title, and three further introductory leaves (the 5 page ‘To the Reader’ is present), but with the separate parts on the 3 parables as follows: 1) The Watchfull Shepheard his care over his whole flock, that none be lost nor wanting; in an Exposition on the Parable of the Lost Sheep: Luk. 15.I. –8. (16) 264 (9)pp; 2) The Good Houswife with Her Broome and Candle: or an Exposition on the Parable of the Lost Groat. (12) 196 (8)pp; 3) [The Indulgent Father, His Gracious Entertainment of his riotous yet repenting Childe: Or An Exposition On The Parable Of The Prodigall Or Lost Sonne. Luk. 15.11.12.&c.] (18), folding chart (repaired verso), 406 (8) (of 10) pages ***4to, 19 th century calf, somewhat rubbed with hinges splitting (but still sound); a bit soiled, with a light dampstain covering the whole page at the front, but gradually shrinking to the bottom inch or two, where it continues to the end of the book; LACKS the general title & 3 further preliminary leaves, the title to the Lost Sonne and the final leaf of the index at the rear. ***STC 21201; defects notwithstanding, a fine Puritan work, often sold in its separate parts (which appear to stand alone, each with its own title). $350.

 

121. SOLD Rous, Francis. Treatises and Meditations. London: R. White, and...sold by J. Wright, 1657. Folio, new ¼ calf; outer margin of extra engraved title a bit chipped. (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’. $850.

 

122. SOLD Rutherfurd, Samuel. Influences of the Life of Grace. or, a Practical Treatise concerning The way, manner, and means of having and improving of Spiritual Dispositions, and quickening Influences from Christ the Resurrection and the Life. London: T.C. for Andrew Crook, and ...sold by James Davies, 1659. 4to, modern calf; marginal repairs verso to title; with various markings and underlining in an old hand and with an old library stamp on page 1 of the text; some light dampstaining toward the rear, starting at the bottom but covering much of the page for the last few pages of the book; repairs to the inner margin of the last 3 leaves, with a small piece missing from the bottom of the next last leaf (removing a few words recto & verson from the bottom 2 lines) and with repairs to all margins of the last leaf, with some words missing from the bottom 2 lines, recto & verso (& with some letters a bit obscured at the inner margin verso). (18) 438pp ***Wing R2380; though not technically rare, copies of this, R’s last work, are rarely to be found for sale. $1600.

 

123. SOLD Sedgwick, Obadiah. The Anatomy Of Secret Sins, Presumptuous Sins, Sins in Dominion, & Uprightness. Wherein Divers weighty Cases are resolved in Relation to all those Particulars:... London: T.R. for Adoniram Byfeild, 1660. 4to, original calf, bit worn & rubbed; outer margins of title & following couple leaves slightly decayed; several leaves of the index have small tears without loss. (8) 268 (15)pp with 2 additional pages of books sold by Byfield. ***Wing S2363; S was a prominent member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. $675.

 

124. SOLD Sedgwick, Obadiah. The Humbled Sinner Resolved What hee should do to bee Saved. or, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the only way of Salvation for Sensible Sinners. Discovering The Quality, Object, Acts, Seat, Subject, inseparable Concomitants and degrees of Justifying Faith. London: Adoniram Byfield, 1660. 4to, original paneled calf, newly rebacked & recornered; old library stamp at top of title (& several other places). (10) 282 (18)pp ***Wing S2376; S was a prominent member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. $750.

 

125. SOLD Sibs [Sibbes], Richard. Beames of Divine Light, Breaking forth from severall places of holy Scripture, as they were learnedly opened, In XXI. Sermons. The III. first being the fore-going Sermons to that Treatise called The Bruised Reed, Preached on the precedent words. London: G.M. for N Bourne, ...and R. Harford, 1639. 4to, original calf, newly rebacked; title chipped, removing a bit of the border and the top half of the ‘S’ of ‘Beames’, mounted and with an old library stamp; with a few minor marginal defects and a bit of staining. (10) (1) 330 (1) 232 (14)pp ***STC 22475; incorporating a second pagination, the first title of which is ‘The Spirituall Jubilee’ (with subtitles as well), concluded by an index for the whole. There is a 1771 ownership inscription by Elizabeth Thomas. $475.

 

126. SOLD Sibbes, Richard. Bowels Opened: or, A Discovery of the Near and Dear Love, Union and Communion betwixe Christ and the Church, And consequenctly betwixt Him and every Beleeving Soul. Delivered in divers Sermons on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Chapters Of the Canticles. The fourth Edition. London: W. Godbid for John Clarke, 1658. (18) 439 (20)pp ***Wing S3731A, the very scarce last 17 th century printing of this work. Spurgeon: “Sibbes never writes ill. His repute is such that we need only mention him. His title is most unfortunate, but in all else his “discovery” is worthy of our commendation.” BOUND WITH Light from Heaven, Discovering The Fountaine Opened. The Angels Acclamations. The Churches Riches by Christs Poverty. Rich Povertie: or the Poore Mans Riches. London: E. Purstow for N. Bourne, and R. Harford, 1638. With separate title pages for each of the parts; a piece is torn from the top of Bb6 (pages 28/9 of the Churches Riches) removing a bit more than the top 3 lines of text recto and verso; and a piece is missing from the outer margin of C2 (pp35/6) of the same section (seemingly a paper flaw), slightly affecting the sidenotes. (18) (1) 199 (1) 200-297, 157 (13)pp ***STC 22498 BOUND WITH Five sermons on Romans 14: 7 & 8, lacking the title and the rest of quire’A’ (possibly this is The Christians End. Or, the sweet soveraignty of Christ over his members. Being the substance of five sermons. London: T. Harper for L.. Chapman, 1639. ***STC 22485); 111pp BOUND WITH The Glorious Feast of the Gospel. or, Christ’s gracious Invitation and Royall Entertainme nt of Believers. London: for John Rothwell, 1650. (16) 156 (5)pp ***Wing S3736 ***Together 4 volumes bound in 1, thick 4to, original calf, newly rebacked; the text is crisp and clean throughout, aside from the noted defects. $950.

 

127. SOLD Sibbes, Richard. The Soules Conflict with it selfe, and Victory over it selfe by Faith. A Treatise of the inward disquietments of distressed Spirits, with comfortable remedies to establish them. The fourth Edition. London: M.F. for R. Dawlman, 1638. Small, thick 8vo, old (perhaps original) calf, newly rebacked; with a few defects to the blank outer margins and a bit of soiling, but still quite a good copy. (20) 572 (14)pp. ***STC 22511; a fine practical Puritan work. $500.

 

128. SOLD Sibbes, Richard. Two Sermons Upon the first words of Christs last Sermon, John 14.1. Being also the last Sermons of Richard Sibbs D.D. Preached to the honourable society of Grayes Inne, Iune 21. and 28. 1635. Who the next Lords day following, dyed, and rested from all his labours. The fourth Edition. London: Thomas Harper, for Lawrence Chapman, 1638. 12mo, 19 th century calf. (11) 103pp ***STC 22518 $200.

 

129. Smith, Henry. The Sermons..., gathered into one volume. Printed according to his corrected copies in his life-time. Whereunto is added, Gods Arrow against Atheists. London: Felix Kyngston, for Thomas Man, 1607. 4to, old paneled calf, newly rebacked, reusing the old label; title mounted, with small pieces missing (including the ‘SE’ and parts of the ‘R’ and ‘M’ of Sermons); lacks A1 (blank), the outer blank margin is a bit defective on a few pages toward the rear. 600, 56, (3) 100, (136) [the blank margins are defective on B3-6], 122 (of ?, LACKING I2 and following). ***STC 22726: the sermons of this “silver-tongued” preacher were very popular and often reprinted in his day; included is his well-known “Gods Arrow Againste Atheists.” There are various secondary titles. $300.

 

130. Smith, Samuel. [The Great Assize, Or, Day of Jubilee. Delivered in Foure Sermons, upon the 20. Chapter of Reve. Verse 12.13.14.15. Whereunto are Annexed two Sermons upon the 1. Chapter of the Canticles, verse 6.7.] London: Nicholas Okes, 1615. 8vo, 19 th (?) century cloth backed boards. LACKS all before page 3 (B2) of the Great Assize at the front, pp 17-32 (C 1-8), 65-66 (F1), 193-194 and 207-208 (O1 & 8) and 321-322, 325-6, & 333ff. (Y1, 3 and 6) [the text of the 1622 impression ends on page 333, so possible only one page of text is lacking at the rear in this edition. O8 (pages 208-8 are the beginning of the Dedication of the ‘Fold’. ***The title to the second part is present and bound in at the front. It reads “A Fold for Christs Sheepe. Delivered in two Sermons upon the first Chapter of the Canticles, Ver.6.7. London: Nicholas Okes, 1615”: this apparently is the 1615 first edition of this work, no copies of which are found in the STC (which locates one copy each of 7 of the 10 impressions it does record (2 of which are imperfect and one of which is identified through the title of the “Fold”), two of the other three impressions and three of the 1622 third impression. ***Though defective, a rare, perhaps unique, first edition. $450.

 

131. SOLD Spurstowe, William. The Wels of Salvation Opened: or, a Treatise Discovering The nature, preciousnesse, usefulness of Gospel Promises, and Rules for the right application of them. The second Edition. London: E.M. for Ralph Smith, 1659. Small 8vo, modern calf; LACKS pp. 3-14 and the final 2 leaves (all replaced in facsimile); the first leaf, which has a variety of inscriptions recto and verso, has the running title “Dr. Spurstowe on the Promises.”. (15) 295pp with a final page of books printed by Smith. ***Wing S5100A, the second edition, quite scarce; a fine little Puritan work. $350.

 

132. Stooks, Richard. Truths Champion Wherein are made plain these particulars: 1. That Christ died for all men. 2. Of his dying for all to save all. 3. Of his power given out to all. 4. Of Predestination. 5. Of Election. 6. Of Free will. 7. Of falling away. 8. Of Originall sin. 9. Of Baptizing, or Baptism. 10. Of the Ministry. 11. Of Love. 12. Of those that hold, That God hath appointed, or destinating unavoidably all the actions of men, and the sad effects that follow. 13. Of the man Adam, and the man Christ. With Answer to divers Objections upon the same. London: for Martha Whittington, 1651. Small 8vo, new quarter calf/marbled boards. ***Wing S5740B; rare, listing only copies at Glasgow & Harvard Universitites and an incomplete copy at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. $1750.

 

133. SOLD Strode, George. The Anatomie of Mortalitie. The second Edition somewhat enlarged. London: William Iones, and...sold by Thomas Weaver, 1632. 4to, new quarter calf; some light dampstaining throughout, but otherwise good. (6) 347pp***STC 23365; S. was a barister of the middle Temple and writes on Death: The Certainty of, Meditation on, Preparation for, right behaviour in, comfort at our own, comfort against the Death of friends, Cases wherein it is unlawfull, and wherein lawfull, to desire Death, and the glorious estate of Gods children after Death. $600.

 

134, Swinnock, George. A Treatise of the Incomparableness of God In his Being, Attributes, Works and Word, opened and applyed. London: Tho. Parkhurst, 1672. 8vo, 19 th century half calf, sometime fairly neatly rebacked. (16) 304pp ***Wing S6282 $350.

 

135. SOLD Tailor [Taylor], Thomas. Christ Revealed: or The Old Testament Explained. A Treatise of the Types and Shadowes of our Saviour contained throughout the whole Scripture: All opened and made usefull for the benefit of Gods Church. London: M.F. for R. Dawlman and I. Fawne, 1635. 4to, new quarter calf/ marbled boards. somewhat soiled & stained throughout, with some worming to the bottom outer corner (not affecting the text); the title and other preliminary leaves have had their margins trimmed, again not affecting the text. (20) 339pp ***STC 23821; TT, a highly regarded Puritan, perhaps best known today for his commentary on Titus, which Spurgeon says will well “repay the reader.” What is true of the commentary is true of his other works as well. $500.

 

136. SOLD Trapp, John. A Clavis to the Bible. or a new Comment Upon the Pentateuch: or Five Books of Moses. London: Timothy Garthwait, 1650. 4to, worn original calf, newly rebacked and recornered. (10) 388, 171, 159pp ***Wing T2038, the first edition; with the ownership inscription of William Rout Aug:st 1 st 1774. Spurgeon: “Oh, rare John Trapp! ...Trapp is my especial companion and treasure; I can read him when I am too weary for anything else.” $480.

 

137. SOLD 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, original calf, newly rebacked, new endpapers; with elaborate gilt devices on both covers: a crown at the two, two winged horses on the sides, an armorial crest in the center and the words 'FORD WARD' at the bottom. Portrait & engraved title, (9) 907 (49)pp ***Wing U149; quite a nice copy of the highly influential work in which Usher assigned the creation of the world to 4004 B.C. $2000.

 

138. SOLD Ussher, James. A Body of Divinitie, or The Summe and Substance of Christian Religion; Catechistically propounded, and explained, by way of Question and Answer: Methodically and familiarly handled. ...And now, this second Edition, corrected and much amended. Whereunto is adjoyned a Tract, intituled Immanuel, or The Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. London: M.F. for Tho: Downes and Geo: Badger, 1647. Folio, original calf, newly rebacked and re-edged; the outer edge of the title is browned and slightly chipped; with the stamp of the Free School Library Birminham on the title and the bookplates of that library front and rear; the text generally is crisp and clean. (12) 3-451 (12) (1) 24pp ***Wing U152 & U181A (though Immanuel is called for on the general title of the BoD, it was nevertheless separately printed: this edition printed by Susan Islip, for Thomas Downes and George Badger, 1647). $400.

 

139. SOLD Ussher, James. A Body of Divinity, or The Summe and Substance of Christian Religion; Catechistically propounded, and explained, by way of Question and Answer: Methodically and familiarly handled. ...And now, this third Edition, corrected and much amended. Whereunto is adjoyned a Tract, intituled Immanuel, or The Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. London: M.F. for Tho: Downes and Geo: Badger, 1649. Folio, original calf, with some surface abrasion, newly rebacked; the outer edge of the title is browned and slightly chipped; ex-libris Bibliotheca Puseiana, Oxon., with a stamp inside the front cover at at the bottom of the title; the text is crisp and clean, but with a small piece missing from the top margin from page 11 of ‘Immanuel’ through the end of the volume. Portrait, (12) 3-451 (1) 24 (12)pp ***Wing U154 & U182 (though Immanuel is called for on the general title of the BoD, it was nevertheless separately printed: this edition printed by Susan Islip, for Thomas Downes and George Badger, 1649). $500.

 

140. SOLD Ussher, James. A Body of Divinitie, or The Summe and Substance of Christian Religion, Catechistically propounded, and explained, by way of Question and Answer: Methodically and familiarly handled. The fourth Edition; Corrected and much enlarged by the Author. Whereunto is adjoyned a Tract, intituled Immanuel, or The Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God;... London: for Tho Downes and Geo. Badger, and ...sold by John Williams and Francis Eglesfield, 1653. Small folio, new quarter calf/ marbled boards; with an old (19 th century?) ownership inscription written across the title; some light foxing and a few stains. (10) 3-451 (12) (1) 24pp ***Wing U155 & U183 (though Immanuel is called for on the general title of the BoD, it was nevertheless separately printed). $350.

 

141. Vincent, Nathanael. Basanos alhqinvhv. The True Touchstone Which shews both Grace and Nature. or, A Discourse concerning Self-Examination, by which both Saints and Sinners may come to know themselves. Whereunto Are added sundry Meditations relating to the Lords Supper. London: J. Richardson, for Tho. Parkhurst, 1681. 8vo, old calf, lacking label. (16) 336pp ***Wing V400 $500.

 

142. SOLD Watson, Thomas. The Beatitudes: or a Discourse Upon part of Christs Famous Sermon on the Mount. London: Ralph Smith, 1660. 4to, 19 th century half calf (labeled on the spine ‘Watsons Works VOL. I.”, apparently the 19 th century owner –Thomas Moss, 1846--had several of W’s works and had them bound uniformly; there was no 17 th century collected edition of W); title creased horizontally in the middle. (10) 655pp ***Wing W1107; the first 416 pages are on the Beatitudes, the balance of the book contains 10 sermons on various passages of Scripture (e.g., The Spiritual Watch, The Sacred Anchor, The Perfume of Love). $700.

 

143. SOLD Watson, Thomas. Heaven Taken by Storm: or, The Holy Violence a Christian is to put forth in the pursuit after Glory. London: R.W. for Tho. Parkhurst, 1670. 8vo, modern calf; first & last leaves a bit browned & soiled. (15) 216pp ***Wing W1128, a fine work of Puritan practical divinity. $500.

 

144. SOLD Watson, Thomas. Three Treatises; I. The Christians Charter, Shewing the Priviledges of a Believer. II. The Art of Divine Contentment. III. A Discourse of Meditation: To which is added several Sermons Preached occasionally. The sixth Edition. London: for Ralph Smith, 1660. Title with a couple small tears without loss & a bit soiled; minor light foxing & with a few marginal notes shaved. (8) 561pp ***Wing W1145; the first edition in this form, a compilation in one volume of several previously published works. BOUND WITH The Beatitudes: or a Discourse Upon part of Christs Famous Sermon on the Mount. London: Ralph Smith, 1660. (10) 645 [should read 655]pp ***Wing W1107; the first 416 pages are on the Beatitudes, the balance of the book contains 10 sermons on various passages of Scripture (e.g., The Spiritual Watch, The Sacred Anchor, The Perfume of Love). This evidently is an early printing of this work, as the final page numbers are incorrect: the copy two above in this list is otherwise identical to this one, but the page numbers in the final gathering are correctly printed. Evidently someone noticed and made the correction. ***Together 2 volumes b ound in 1, 4to original calf, bit worn, recently rebacked. $1250.

 

145. Welles, John. The Soules Progresse To the Celestiall Canaan, or Heavenly Jerusalem. By way of Godly Meditation and Holy contemplation:... London: E. G. and...sold by Henry Shephard, 1639. 4to, original calf, somewhat worn with a piece missing from the head of the spine; lacks label; with the bookplate of the Berkeley Divinity School and with occasional annotations in a 17 th century hand, perhaps that of the original owner.. (26) 372 (1)pp ***STC 25231; in two parts, the first “of the divine Essence, Quality and Nature of God, and his holy Attributes and of the creation, fall, state, death, and misery of an unregenerated man, both in this life and in the world to come;” the second “is put for the summe and compendium of the Gospell, and treateth of the Incarnation, [etc.]...of Christ, and of the happinesse and blessednesse of a godly man in his state of Renovation, being reconciled to God in Christ. Collected out of the Scriptures, and out of the writings of the ancient Fathers of the Primitive Church, and other Orthodoxall Divines:...” $600.

 

146. SOLD Whitaker, William. Disputatio De Sacra Scriptura, contra... R. Bellarminum ...& Thomam Stapletonum. Cantabrigiae: Thomae Thomasii, 1588. 4to, old calf, sometime (fairly recently) rebacked & re-edged, with old spine laid down; bottom outer corner of title (which is soiled) somewhat defective & stengthened verso; staining to the bottom inner corner (from about 20% of the page to less than half that); occasional minor marginal worming; the text otherwise is crisp and clean. ***STC 25366; with a contemporary ownership inscription at the top of the title (perhaps the original owner) and some underlining and a few notes in the same hand. WW (1547-1595), an important statement of the Protestant doctrine of Scripture, written against the Roman Catholic controversialists Bellarmine and Stapleton. This is the original Latin edition; it was translated into English in 1849 by William Fitzgerald for the Parker Society. Scarce. $750.

 

147. SOLD Willet, Andrew. Hexapla in Danielem: That is, A Six-fold Commentarie upon the most divine prophesie of Daniel, wherein according to the method propounded in Hexapla upon Genesis and Exodus, sixe things are observed in every Chapter. I. The Argument and Method. 2. The divers readings. 3. The Questions discussed. 4. Doctrines noted. 5. Controversies handled. 6. Morall observations applyed. Wherein many obscure visions, and divine Prophesies are opened, and difficult questions handled... London: for Leonard Greene, 1610. Folio, original calf with a gilt device in the center of both covers, newly rebacked; with some marginal staining from about page 50 to about 245, affecting both the outside margin toward the top and the top margin (sometimes dark, but always entirely marginal; possibly an ink stain), but the text generally is crisp and clean. (6) 520 (16)pp ***STC 25689.3; W's method is ungainly, considering as it does points of doctrine, controversy, practical application, etc. (separately), but is certainly comprehensive and has much of considerable value. $750.

 

148. SOLD Willet, Andrew. Hexapla in Danielem: That is, A Six-fold Commentarie upon the most divine prophesie of Daniel, wherein according to the method propounded in Hexapla upon Genesis and Exodus, sixe things are observed in every Chapter. I. The Argument and Method. 2. The divers readings. 3. The Questions discussed. 4. Doctrines noted. 5. Controversies handled. 6. Morall observations applyed. Wherein many obscure visions, and divine Prophesies are opened, and difficult questions handled... London: for Leonard Greene, 1610. Folio, new calf with the original calf covers neatly laid down; the title is slightly chipped as to the outer margin and has the stamped ownership inscription C & E. Leigh in the top outer corner; there is almost entirely marginal dampstain at the rear, mostly in the bottom inner corner, but the text generally is crisp and clean. (8) 520 (16)pp [the leaf prior to the title has the single letter ‘A’]. ***STC 25689.3; W's method is ungainly, considering as it does points of doctrine, controversy, practical application, etc. (separately), but is certainly comprehensive and has much of considerable value. With old ownership inscriptions on the recto of the blank leaves preceding the title: Thomas Heywood (perhaps the original owner or perhaps the purchaser of the book from Nevill Simmons in 1717), Mary Davenport Her Book 1731, and John Makinson His Book 1739. $750.

 

149. SOLD 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; light dampstain at top; lacks A1 (blank); the outer margins of the first few leaves are slightly abraded; there is a light dampstain to the top margin throughout (in a few places slightly into the text) and to the edge of the bottom margin toward the rear, but the text as a whole is crisp and clean. (5) 746 (21)pp ***STC 25690; a variant imprint of the first edition of this extensive commentary; with two old ownership inscriptions on the title and the 19 th(?) century ownership stamp of ‘D*EVANS’ as well. $650.

 

150. SOLD 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, 1620. Folio, original calf (surface worn), newly rebacked; with a stain to the outer margin of the title and with the outer and bottom edges of the first few leaves a bit tender; with old notes of ownership pasted on the front endpapers (the free front endpaper appears to have been inserted in the 19 th century); there is minor dampstaining at the top in the last c.40% of the book and the blank top outer corner at the rear is slightly defective, but the text as a whole is still quite good. (6) 746 (20)pp ***STC 25691.5, a variant imprint of the preceding; there are two old ownership inscriptions on the title. $575.

 

151. Wotton, Antonie [Anthony]. A Trial of the Romish Clergies Title to the Church: By way of answer to a Popish Pamphlet written by one A.D. and entituled A Treatise of Faith,... London: for Elizabeth Burby Widow, 1608. 4to, original calf, rather worn, with piece chipped from top of spine, corners abraded and hinges splitting; lacks front endpapers; the inner margin of the title is glued to the front cover (not close to affecting text, but the result of an amateur repair); the outer blank margins of the first couple leaves are a bit browned and chipped, as, to a lesser degree, are the last leaves at the rear; the text generally is still quite clean. (5) 420 (15)pp ***STC 26009; AW (c. 1561-1626), Professor of Divinity in Cambridge, is best known for his defence of William Perkins and for his other works written against the Church of Rome. $700.

 

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