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1 CHURCH YEAR PULPIT LIBRARY.
circa 1922 
The CHURCH YEAR PULPIT LIBRARY. Cleveland and New York, F.M. Barton Company [Printed by T. and A. Contable, Printers to His Majesty at the Edinburgh University Press], no date [circa 1922] 12 vols., large octavos, 7 x 9? inches. Bound maroon cloth with gilt lettered and decorated spine, moroon spine cloth color is faded, deckle page edges, woodcut initial letters; small (less than ? inch) tears in spine ends and starting to fray, exlib copy with both white and black pen call numbers on spines, library stamp & discard stamp on endpapers and verso of title, library date due slips & pockets on rear endpapers. volume 1 with a damp stain on front cover and endpapers with resulting warping of front cover, pencil underlining in the index at the back of the final volume. 12 volumes with 265-300pp per volume. Includes index of texts, index of sermons, and list of contributors. Contents includes outlines, illustrations and complete sermons by 210 contributors, primarily 19th century with some early 20th century. 
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2 ANONYMOUS. Life of Rev. James Hervey, M.A. Rector of Weston-Favel.
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-PBP 
ANONYMOUS. The Life of Rev. James Hervey, M.A. Rector of Weston-Favel. [And: The Life of the Rev. Augustus M. Toplady, Vicar of Broad-Hembury.] Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication. James Russell, Publishing Agent. 1841. (Printed by William S. Martien). 16mo. Bound black leather spine with dark blue cloth over boards, spine divided into 6 compartments by gilt fillet lines, gilt title lettering, gilt "95" at bottom of spine, rubbed and scuffed so that the rubbed spots show brown at spine ends and a few places along hinges, light to medium foxing. Modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, [3]-161 Life of Hervey, (1) blank; (1) half title, (1) blank, [165]-240 Life of Toplady. American Imprints #41-3092. We offer lives of two Church of England divines who were both strong Calvinists. 
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The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion.  With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions., ANONYMOUS.
3 ANONYMOUS. The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions.
Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion 1825 First American Edition Leather Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion 9.3 x 14.3cm. Georgetown, DC 
ANONYMOUS. The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions. First American Edition. Georgetown: Published by Joseph Milligan, Agent for a Company of Gentlemen. 1825. (Printed by William Cooper, Jun. Washington City). 9.3 x 14.3cm. $125.00 Printed by Joseph Milligan the Georgetown printer, bookseller and binder. He is know for having appraised Jefferson's library for Congress and for transporting the 6000+ books from Monticello to Washington. He was also somewhat of a skilled binder as Jefferson praises his binding in his letters. A somewhat scarce imprint. Concerning the book we are offering, the anonymous author states in 'The Author's Advertisement:' "And my reasons for now presenting this to the public, are first, to prevent people from being imposed upon by false notions concerning my conversion. Secondly, to shew that I became a Roman Catholic upon no other motive than from a thorough conviction of the truth of what that Church teaches; and that after a mature deliberation and strict scrutiny into the most substantial points of doctrine, especially those that seem to clash most with sense, and man's natural inclination, not from any particular pique, or temporal interest. And thirdly, to make it appear the Roman Catholics are by no means such abominable, idolatrous, wicked wretches, as some roaring Protestant preachers, and authors, represent them." Bound black leather spine with vellum corners and marbled paper over boards, spine with simple single horizontal fillet lines dividing it into 5 panels, gilt title directly on spine, small piece chipped from top of spine, worm holes & track along about 1.5cm of front hinge, wearing through vellum at top corners, worn through marbled paper at edges, rubbed & scuffed, faded yellow page edges, worm damage to front endpapers and first 5 leaves in upper inner corner--does not come close to any text, removed signature scar and/or tag on front paste-down endpaper, light damp stains in bottom margin of most pages, medium foxing throughout, tear in third leaf repaired with archival paper. Collation: A-M8, N4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, [iii]-iv The Author's Advertisement, [5]-199pp text, (1) blank. American Imprints #1825-21738. 
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4 BARNWELL Analytics of Church Government.

BARNWELL, ROBERT WOODWARD. The Analytics of Church Government. Petersburg, Va., Franklin Press Co., 1907. Octavo. Bound original green cloth, rubbed some, pencil marking & notes in text, rear endpapers filled with pencil notes, front endpaper splitting along top 2 inches of inside hinge, several page corners torn away. Pagination: 292pp. 
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5 BETHUNE Memoir of the Right Reverend John Strachan, First Bishop of Toronto.
19TH-CANADA-ONTARIO-TORONTO 
BETHUNE, A. N. Memoir of the Right Reverend John Strachan, D.D., LL.D., First Bishop of Toronto. By A.N. Bethune, D.D., D.C.L., His Successorin the See. Toronto: Henry Rowsell. London: Rivingtons. 1870. Bound maroon cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, damp stain top edges of front and rear covers, spine ends and corners fraying, brown endpapers, scattered foxing spots, pages lightly tanning. Pagination: viii, 385pp. Stachan born in Aberdeen Scotland, 1778, died 1867. He emigrated to Canada in 1799; was consecrated Bishop of Toronto in August 1839. 
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The Anatomy of Melancholy.  What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it.  In three Partitions, with severall Sections, members & subsections.  Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically opened & cut up., BURTON, ROBERT.
6 BURTON, ROBERT. The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it. In three Partitions, with severall Sections, members & subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically opened & cut up.
Robert Burton The Antaomy of Melancholy, 6th Edition, London, 1652 1652 6th Edition Bound in early leather boards, sometime rebacked  worn down round corners re-cornered round, covers a bit rough, later endpapers (late 19th cent?)--lacking front free endpaper, first 5 leaves with worn pages edges and small short tears in edges, ink spots on half-title and title leaves, light foxing--heavier near page edges, large damp stain in bottom outside corner throughout. Small folio, 19.6 x 28.7 x 5.7cm. London Two inscriptions on front flyleaf: "Francis Jenks
BURTON, ROBERT. The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it. In three Partitions, with severall Sections, members & subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically opened & cut up. By Democritus Junior. With a Satyrical Preface Conducing to the following Discourse. The Sixt. Edition, corrected and augmented by the Author. Omne tulit jzunctum. qui miscuit utile dulci. London Printed & are to be sold by Hen: Crips & Lodo: Lloyd at their Shop in Popes head alley, 1652. Small folio, 19.6 x 28.7 x 5.7cm. $1,250.00

Robert Burton (1577-1640). "Robert Burton went up to Oxford in 1593 and in 1599 was elected to a studentship at Christ Church where he lived for the rest of his life... his masterpiece was The Anatomy of Melancholy, first published in quarto in 1621 and reprinted in folio in 1624, 1628, 1632, 1651, 1652, 1660 and 1676... the sixth [edition] was printed posthumously from a copy containing his last corrections.... Burton had read much, and all that he had read, or nearly all, was refined and incorporated in the Anatomy... The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour--and its pedantry--are there. It has something common with Brant's 'Ship of Fools (37), Erasmus's "Praise of Folly" (43), and More's Utopia (47), with Rabelais and Montaigne (95), and like all these it exercised a considerable influence on the thought of the time. Dr. Johnson deeply admired it, and Charles Lamb's often and strongly expressed devotion, served to rescue the Anatomy from a brief period of oblivion; its admirers will continue to read and re-read it."--John Carter & Percy H. Muir, eds.: Printing and the Mind of Man, #120, p.73.

Bound in early leather boards, sometime rebacked with portions of original spine strip laid over new leather, worn down round corners re-cornered round, covers a bit rough, later endpapers (late 19th cent?)--lacking front free endpaper, first 5 leaves with worn pages edges and small short tears in edges, ink spots on half-title and title leaves, light foxing--heavier near page edges, large damp stain in bottom outside corner throughout.

Engraved title page signed "C Le Blon fe." Woodcut initial letters & woodcut head & tailpieces. "The Argument of the Frontispiece" on the verso of the half-title faces the title, explaining the various scenes on the engraved title. Two inscriptions on front flyleaf: "Francis Jenks Bought in Newyork, May 1821" and "800/100 Morill[?] Wyman Cambridge 1842."

Collation: half-title leaf, engraved title leaf, §2-4, A-K4, A6, B-R4, S6, T-Z4, Aa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Eeee4, Ffff2, Gggg-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4. Pagination: (1) half title, (1) key to frontis., (1) engraved title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (2) Democritus, (2) author's abstract, 1-78 Dem. to the Reader, (2) Lectori, (4) Synopsis, 1-97, 96-140, p. 141 not numbered, p. 142 misnumbered 128, 143 & 144 not numbered, then 141-454 [i.e., 218], (4) Synopsis, 216[i.e. 219]-402, (3) Analysis 3rd part, 406-574, then Dddd1-4 are numbered 575-578 by the leaf not the page with Dddd1-3 numbered on the recto and D4 numbered on the verso, the pagination begins again on Eeee1 recto with p. 579-723, (1) blank, (9) table, (1) blank. Page 112 misnumbered 122, 123 m/n 113, 189 m/n 190, 218 m/n 454, 219 m/n 216, 296 m/n 292, 311 not numbered, 336 not numbered, 434 not numbered, 659 m/n 651. Online ESTC Citation #R27822. Wing B6182.

Colophon on bottom of final leaf: Printed by R.W. for Henry Cripps of Oxford, and are to be sold by Andrew Crook in Pauls Church-yard, and by Henry Cripps and Lodowick Lloyd in Popes-head Ally. 1651.
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A Collection of Articles, Injunction, Canon, Orders, Ordinances and Constitutions Ecclesiastical, With other Publick Record of the Church of England, Chiefly in the Times of K. Edward VI> Q. Elizabeth, K. James, K. Charles I.  Published to Vindicate the Church of England, and to promote Uniformity and Peace in the same., CHURCH OF ENGLAND; ANTHONY SPARROW, comp.
7 CHURCH OF ENGLAND; ANTHONY SPARROW, comp. A Collection of Articles, Injunction, Canon, Orders, Ordinances and Constitutions Ecclesiastical, With other Publick Record of the Church of England, Chiefly in the Times of K. Edward VI> Q. Elizabeth, K. James, K. Charles I. Published to Vindicate the Church of England, and to promote Uniformity and Peace in the same.
Restoration Collection of Articles, Canons, Ordinances, etc of the Church of England, London, 1671, 2nd Edition Enlarged. 1671 2nd Enlarged Edition Bound in original leather over boards with simple Very good Quarto, 16.7 x 20.5 x 4.2cm. London 
CHURCH OF ENGLAND; ANTHONY SPARROW, comp. A Collection of Articles, Injunction, Canon, Orders, Ordinances and Constitutions Ecclesiastical, With other Publick Record of the Church of England, Chiefly in the Times of K. Edward VI> Q. Elizabeth, K. James, K. Charles I. Published to Vindicate the Church of England, and to promote Uniformity and Peace in the same. The Second Edition Enlarged. London, Printed for Robert Cutler and Joseph Clarke over against the Globe, and at the Star in Little Britain. 1671. Quarto, 16.7 x 20.5 x 4.2cm. $285.00

This collection was published early on at the Restoration (1st ed. 1661) and here in the second edition 1671. It was part of the Restoration attempt to insure that the Church of England stuck to what at the time was considered their ancient doctrines contra the Puritans. It was published in the same spirit as the Sealed Book of Common Prayer (1662)--"this is what we believe and let us not forget it." In the "Preface to the Reader" the compiler, Anthony Sparrow makes the case that church must maintain its purity in doctrine and discipline, citing the Old Testament & St. Paul. He makes a distinctiong between infallibility and authority in the church, but states based on Deut. 17, "that in doubts the Inferiour were to stand to the decision and sentence of the Priests and the Judge, and yet their judgment was not infallible... This Authority in determining doubts and controversies, the Church hath practised in all Ages, and her constant practice is the best interpreter of her right... From these premises it plainly follows that our dear Mother the Church of England in making these Canons and Articles for determining of controversies in matters of belief, which you may see in the ensuing Collection, did no more than what was both her right and her duty to do, both for the preservation of her peace, and the guidance and conduct of the souls committed to her charge; and what her care hath been in the exercise of this power for the good of her members ever since the Reformation, will evidently to her honour appear by this following Collection, made up not without great care industry of the Publisher... for by the CAnons and Articles following, which were formerly scattered and hard to be seen by every one, now gathered together into a body, it easily appearts to any that will open their eyes and read, that the Reformation of this Church was orderly and Synodical by the Guides and Governours of souls, and confirmed by Supreme Authority, and so in every particular as legal as any Reformation could or ought to be."

Bound in original leather over boards with simple double fillet lines around edges of boards, somtime nicely rebacked and re-cornered in brown morocco with raised bands and gilt title in one spine panel, new endpapers and flyleaves, occasional light foxing but otherwise quite clean. Frontispiece depicts the armorial seals of the 27 bishops. There are a number of separate title pages--most printed within simple decorative borders. There are also a few small woodcut initial letters.

Collation: A2, B-Z4, Aa-Ll4, Aaa-Ooo4. Ii3 mis-signed Gg3. Pagiantion & listing or articles: frontispiece facing title (W. Sherwin sculp.), (1) title, (1) blank, (2) the table(contents), [inserted here are two folding tables], (8) A Preface to the Reader; (1) title, (1) blank, 1-12 Injunctions [of] Edwarth the Sixth...1547; (1) title, (1) blank, 15-24 The Order of the Communion...1547(in King Edward vi. time); 25-31 Articles of Visitation...(by Archbish. Cranmer), (1) blank; (1) title, (1) 2 Tim.4, 35-37 (Articles of Visitation by Bp. Ridley 1550), (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, 41-51 (Articles Anno 1552. publ by K. Edward the 6), (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, 55-64 (Articuli...Synodo Londinensi 1552); (1) title, (1) blank, 67-84 (Injunctions by Q. Elizabeth, 1559); (1) title, (1) blank, 87-108 (Articles of Religion 1562); 109-119 (An Act of Uniformity, Eliz.), (1) blank; (1) title, (1) preface, 123-134 (Articles 1564); (1) title, (1) blank, 137-164 Form...of Making...Bishops, Priests... 1629; 165-166 Prayers at the Healing of the Kings Evil, 1559; 167-168 Of Abrogation of Holy-days in King Hen.8. time, 1536; 169-170 Proclamation Q. Eliz. against... Breakers of Orders BCP, 1573; 171-172 Procl. against the Sectaries of the Family of Love, 1580; 173-174 Proclam. against Schismatical & Seditious Books... 1588; (1) title, (1) blank, 177-182 Articles of Visitation in the first year of Q. Eliz., 1559; (1) title, (1) blank, 193-197 Articuli pro Clero in Synodo Londin, 1584, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, 201-205 Celebratio Coen� Domini in Funerbribus..., 1560, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, 209-222 Articuli Religionis in Synodo Londin, 1562; (1) title, (1) blank, 225-242 Liber Quorundam Canonuym Disciplin�... 1571; (1) title, (1) blank, 245-261 Capitula sive Constitutiones Ecclesiastic� in Synodo Londin, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, (6) contents & tabula, 1-64 Constitutiones sive Canones Ecclesiastici...Jacobi, 1604; (1) title, (1) blank, 1-38 Constitutions & Canons..agreed on...London & York, 1640. Pages 183-190 not used in pagination. The two folding tables are: "An admonition to all such as shall intend hereafter to enter the state of matrimony" and "A table of the fees belonging to the officers of the ecclesiastical courts." Each sheet is printed on one side only. ESTC Online Citation #R223656, "Possibly should include reissue of Wing C4097 inserted after leaf 2B4. See catchword on leaf 2B4 and Wing C4093B." "The articles, some in Latin, have separate dated title pages; pagination and register are irregular."
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The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley.  Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: And Those which he Design'd for the Press, Now Published out of the Authors Original Copies., COWLEY, ABRAHAM
8 COWLEY, ABRAHAM The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: And Those which he Design'd for the Press, Now Published out of the Authors Original Copies.
The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley, Third Edition, London, 1672 1672 Third Edition Bound early plain calf boards, sometime recently leather boards pocked and rubbed, worn through leather at corners, lacks front free endpaper, rear free endpaper pasted to paste-down along inside edge, many notations in old ink in the margins, 1 marginal tear repaired, mark on endpapers, light foxing, light damp stain in outer margins. Folio, 19.7 x 29.9 x 4.2cm. London 
COWLEY, ABRAHAM. The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: And Those which he Design'd for the Press, Now Published out of the Authors Original Copies. The Third Edition. [small woodcut device] London, Printed by J.M. for Henry Herringgman, at the Sign of the Blue Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1672. Folio, 19.7 x 29.9 x 4.2cm. $425.00

Abraham Cowley (1618-1667), "one of the English metaphysical poets. He published his first volume of verse, Poetical Blossoms (1633), when he was 15. While a student at Cambridge, Cowley wrote three plays and began the scriptural epic Davideis (1656), in which he developed the use of the couplet as a vehicle for narrative verse. As a result of the Puritan uprising he left Cambridge and in 1656 went to France, where he served as secretary and royalist agent for Queen Henrietta Maria. Cowley's principal works include The Mistress (1647), a love cycle written in the manner of John Donne; Poems (1656), including the Pindaric odes and the elegies on Richard Crashaw and William Hervey; and Verses on Several Occasions (1663), including "To the Royal Society," an ode recalling his earlier prose tract Proposition for the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy (1661)."--"Cowley, Abraham." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. 2014. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 .

"In 1647 he published The Mistress, a collection of poems, included with revisions in the Poems of 1656, which contained other poems as well, including his odes and the unfinished Davideis, a biblical epic. His odes made this form the vehicle for grandiose invention and influenced poetry for the next century. More verses appeared in 1663, and in 1668 his posthumous Works made additional poetry and his essays available... The lyrics of The Mistress were influenced by metaphysical and cavalier traditions. They lack the virtues of the poetry they imitate, however, and thus served Dr. Johnson well in the next century when he chose them to illustrate the shortcomings of the metaphysical school. Cowley's religious epic, however, is the work of a man of common sense and rationality."--"Abraham Cowley." Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 .

Bound early plain calf boards, sometime recently rebacked with earlier title label, decorative stamp in blind in spine panels, raised bands, leather boards pocked and rubbed, worn through leather at corners, lacks front free endpaper, rear free endpaper pasted to paste-down along inside edge, many notations in old ink in the margins, 1 marginal tear repaired, mark on endpapers, light foxing, light damp stain in outer margins.

Engraved portrait of Cowley at frontispiece--"W. Faithorne Sculp." A few woodcut initials. Large armorial engraved bookplate on front paste-down endpaper but print at bottom cut off. "Maria Louisa Whyte, Barrow Hill" written on front paste-down endpaper, and in a very large hand "Henry Hunloke." The Mistress, Pidarique Odes, and Davideis, a sacred poem each have separate dated title pages and pagination. Register is continuous.

Collation: frontispiece, title leaf, a-c4, B-Ccc4, Ddd2, A-S2, T2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (24) Life of Cowley, (3) Elegia Dedicatoria, (1) blank, (12) Author's Preface, 1-41 Miscellanies, (1) blank; (1) title--The Mistress, (1) blank, 3-80 (p. 45 misnumbered 41); (1) title--Pindarique Odes, (1) blank, (2) preface, 1-70 [i.e., 68] (pagination skips numbers 59-60); (1) title--Davideis, (1) blank, 3-154; 1-23 Davideidos, (1) blank; 1-148 Verses...several occasions. Wing C6651. Online ESTC Cit.# R2839.
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An Elegant and Learned Discourse Of the Light of Nature, With Several other Treatises: Viz. The Schisme. The Act of Oblivion. The Childes Returne. The Panting Soul. Mount Ebal. The White Stone. Spiritual Opticks. The Worth of Souls., CULVERWEL, NATHANAEL
9 CULVERWEL, NATHANAEL An Elegant and Learned Discourse Of the Light of Nature, With Several other Treatises: Viz. The Schisme. The Act of Oblivion. The Childes Returne. The Panting Soul. Mount Ebal. The White Stone. Spiritual Opticks. The Worth of Souls.
1st Edition of Culverwel's Light of Nature, London, 1652. "A treatise of remarkable eloquence, power and learning by a Cambridge Platonist" 1652 First Edition Leather Good+ Book Quarto. 15 x 19cm. London 
"A treatise of remarkable eloquence, power and learning by a Cambridge Platonist" 1st Edition of Culverwel's Light of Nature, London, 1652


CULVERWEL, NATHANAEL. An Elegant and Learned Discourse Of the Light of Nature, With Several other Treatises: Viz. The Schisme. The Act of Oblivion. The Childes Returne. The Panting Soul. Mount Ebal. The White Stone. Spiritual Opticks. The Worth of Souls. By Nathanael Culverwel, Master of Arts, and lately Fellow of Emanuel Colledge in Cambridge. Imprimatur, Edm. Calamy. London, Printed by T. R[atcliffe]. and E. M[ottershed]. for John Rothwell at the Sun and Fountain in Pauls Church-yard. 1652. Quarto. 15 x 19 x 3.7cm (binding). $375.00

Nathanael Culverwel (1615-1651) "An English philosophical writer, belonging to the school known as the `Cambridge Platonists.' His chief work, the Discourse of the Light of Nature, was published with several smaller treatises in 1652. It seems to have been suggested by the De veritate of his contemporary Lord Herbert of Cherbury, with whose views on epistemology he coincides to a remarkable degree, though controverting his attack upon Christianity from the side of reason. For grandeur and harmony of conception, as well as for rare insight and spiritual rapture which is almost the only trace of the Calvinism in which he was apparently brought up, the book is one of the most striking productions of the Cambridge school. Its main theme is the use of reason and the special nobility of its function in the search after truth..."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Religious Knowledge, III:320.

"Like the other Cambridge Platonists, Culverwell held that reason and faith are compatible.... Culverwell was the only member of the Cambridge Platonists to invoke natural law theory as the foundation of his rational ethics. His founding of the legal authority of moral law in the will of God and in the cognitive capacities of human beings has resulted in his being considered a precursor of Locke, major differences between them notwithstanding... The `light of nature' of the book's title is human reason, the `intellectual lamp' placed by God in the human soul to enable mankind to understand the law of nature. According to Culverwell the `law of nature' is the imprint of divine law in rational beings. While he acknowledged the limitations of postlapsarian human reason, he was optimistic about human capacities, emphasizing reason and free will as preconditions for knowledge of the moral law and the obligation to obey it. For this purpose, all human minds are furnished with `clear and indelible' principles of reason and morality. He conceived of God as an intellectual being who communicates with man through reason. Like Whichcote, he argued that men become more like God through the exercise of their reason. In coming to a knowledge of God and the eternal law, our reason is aided by experience of the external world which manifests God's wisdom in the fixed order of divine providence..."--Sarah Hutton, `Culverwell, Nathaniel (bap. 1619, d. 1651)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/6885, accessed 15 May 2014] Newly rebound with original paneled speckled calf laid over boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, new endpapers, light foxing. Title printed within simple woodcut border, woodcut head & tailpieces. Collation: A4, [a]4, B-Z4, Aa-Ee4. A-X4, Y2, Z4, Aa-Dd4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (3) Epistle Dedicatory, (1) blank, (4) To the Reader, (1) contents, (1) errata, (3) Courteous Reader, (1) blank, 1-215, (1) blank, Light of Nature. 1-24 The Schisme(caption title); 25-45 The Acto of Oblivion; 46-64 The Childs Return; 65-80 The Panting Soul; 80-96 Mount Ebal; 97-172 The White Stone...Treatise of Assurance; 173-212 Spiritual Opticks: or A Glasse Discovering the weakness and imperfection of Christians knowledge in this life. London, 1652. Online ESTC Citation No. R13398. Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), C7569. Spiritual Opticks has a separate title page with imprint. Pagination and register are continuous in the second section. (17755) 
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10 EATON, ARTHUR WENTWORTH Church of England in Nova Scotia and the Tory Clergy of the Revolu
1892 Book Octavo London 
EATON, ARTHUR WENTWORTH. The Church of England in Nova Scotia and the Tory Clergy of the Revolution. By Arthur Wentworth Eaton, B.A. Presbyter of the Diocese of New York. Second Edition. London, James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners St., 1892. Octavo.

Bound publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, old library call number tag on spine, 1 corner bumped, cloth spotted and soiled, brown endpapers just starting to crack at inside hinges but hinges tight, stamp of "St. Charles Seminary Library, Carthagena, Ohio" on lower part of title page, card and corner pocket on rear paste-down endpaper, deckle page edges, very light tanning of pages. Author's inscription on top of title: "Theodore C. Williams, With love from Arthur Wentworth H. Eaton, New York, March 4, 1892." Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) blank, [v]-viii Preface, (1) quote, (1) blank, ((1) contents, (1) blank, [xiii]-xiv important dates, [1]-313, (1) blank, [315]-320pp index.

"The attention I have given to biography, in this volume, has seemed to me necessary from the fact that the Church in Nova Scotia, which has been quite out of the range of great movements of thought, and great events, has had, notwithstanding among its clergy and laity a large number of distinguished men. Many of its early clergy were highly educated and able men, who at the Revolution left comfortable parishes in the older Colonies for raw missions in the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick wilds, and long and manfully did the Church's work on these new shores."--Preface.
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An Enquiry Into Four Remarkable Texts of the New Testament Which contain Some Difficulty in them: With a Probable Resolution Of them, EDWARDS, JOHN.
11 EDWARDS, JOHN. An Enquiry Into Four Remarkable Texts of the New Testament Which contain Some Difficulty in them: With a Probable Resolution Of them
1692 Book Small octavo, 12 x 17.1 x 2.7cm. Cambridge, Printed by J. Hayes, Printer to the University 
"One of the Strongest Calvinistic Divines of the Church of England," John Edwards: An Enquiry Into Four Remarkable Texts of the New Testament..., Cambridge, 1692.


EDWARDS, JOHN. An Enquiry Into Four Remarkable Texts of the New Testament Which contain Some Difficulty in them: With a Probable Resolution Of them. By John Edwards, B.D. sometime Fellow of St Johns College in Cambridge. I Cor. 13.9. We know in part, and we prophesie in part. Cambridge, Printed by J. Hayes, Printer to the University; for W. Graves Bookseller there. 1692. Small octavo, 12 x 17.1 x 2.7cm. $200.00

John Edwards 1637-1716, "one of the strongest Calvinistic divines the Church of England has produced... In 1653 he entered St. John's College, Cambridge, where he became scholar and fellow. He was minister of Trinity Church, Cambridge in 1679, and there wrote industriously on controversial theology... 'It may be questioned whether, since the days of Calvin himself, there has existed a more decided Calvinist than Dr. Edwards. He has been termed the Paul, the Augustine, the Bradwardline, the Calvin of his age. Such was the abhorrence of Arminianism, that he contended with the old Puritans, that there is a close connection between it and popery.'"--McClintock & Strong: Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Knowledge, III:63.

Edwards' An Enquiry into Four Remarkable Texts... was published in 1692 (1st & only edition). In it he treats of four problem passages in the NT: Matt. 2:23 (He shall be called a Nazarene). I Cor. 11:14 (Doth not even nature it self teach you, that if a man have long hair it is a shame unto him?). I Cor. 15:29 (...what shall they do that are baptized for the sake of the dead, if the dead are not raised at all? Why are they even baptized for the sake of the dead?). I Peter 3:19-20 (By which also he went and preached unto the Spirits in prison...).

Collation: title leaf, A-R8, S4, T2. T2, the errata leaf with printing on the recto, has the blank verso pasted to e inside of the rear cover as an endpaper. Pagination: (1) title, (1) contents, (16) preface, 1-266, (1) errata, (1) blank. Wing E208. Online ESTC Citation No. R17328.

Bound worn leather spine with soiled cream colored paper over boards, lacks top 5cm of spine leather, smaller pieces of leather chipped from the remaining lower 4 panels, paper over boards soiled, bottom two corners bumped and worn through paper, no flyleaves or free endpapers--see note in "Collation" above re errata leaf. Medium foxing but heavier in some places, a number of the signature & leaves have been strengthened with paper along the gutter sometime in the further past, names written on p. 192-192 in the margins including "Sam Grafton," early pen scribbling on another page.
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12 FLEETWOOD Sermon Preach'd at Ely-House Chapel In Holbourn; On Thursday June 7,
1716 18TH-ENG-LOND-MIDWITNER 
FLEETWOOD, WILLIAM. A Sermon Preach'd at Ely-House Chapel In Holbourn; On Thursday June 7, 1716. Being the Day of Publick Thanksgiving, For the Blessing of God upon His Majesty's Counsels and Arms, in Suppressing the late Unnatural Rebellion. By the Right Reverend Father in God, William ,Lord Bishop of Ely. The Sixth Edition. London: Printed for D. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns in St. Paul's Church-Yard, M.D.CC.XVI. [1716]. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, foxing, edges of half-title and title worn with small chips in the edges. Fleetwood (1656-1723) bishop of St. Asaph & Ely. He was considered one of the best preachers of his day. 
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13 GILPIN Life of Bernard Gilpin.
18TH-ENG-LOND-RIVINGTON 
GILPIN, WILLIAM. The Life of Bernard Gilpin. By William Gilpin, M.A. Of Queen's College, Oxford. The Second Edition. [9.5 x 8.7cm engraving of dragon between cross and Bible] London: Printed for John and James Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCCLIII. [1753] Octavo, 13 x 20.2cm.

Bound early calf boards sometime rebacked calf spine with red morocco title label & raised bands, original leather over boards is worn, pock-marked and rubbed, worn through leather at corners, lacking free endpapers and front flyleaf, contents quite clean with minimum of foxing. There is a nice copperplate engraving of Bernard Gilpin, facing the title page.

Collation: frontispiece leaf, title leaf, B-U8, X4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [1]-239 Life of Gilpin, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, 243-311, (1) blank. Page 241 is the title page for Gilpin's sermon: "A Sermon Preached in the Court at Greenwich, Before King Edward VI. The First Sunday After the Epiphany, MDLII.[1552]" ESTC Citation No. T99014.

Bernard Gilpin (1517-1583) "English clergyman, called 'The Apostle of the North'... He was educated at Queen's College, Oxford... He was one of the first scholars elected to Christ Church, on the completion of Wolsey's foundation by Henry VIII. To clear up his theological doubts he went abroad in 1552 and lived for several years in Louvain and Paris. On his return to England in 1556 he was made rector of Easington and archdeacon of Durham, despite the fact that he now adopted the theology of the Reformation. Soon afterward he became rector of Houghton-le-Spring. His life at Houghton is said to have been a ceaseless round of benevolent activity; and his extensive charities here and throughout the northern counties soon won for him wide popularity, which, coupled with his Protestant views and his fearless denunciation of clerical vices, naturally made him enemies among the clergy. He was accused before Edmund Bonner, bishop of London, and would have been tried for heresy, and probably beheaded, but for an accident. While on his way to London for trial he broke his 
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14 GIRDLESTONE, CHARLES. Affection Between the Church and the Dissenters. A Sermon on Luke IX
1833 Bound in bright watermelon-green buckram with blac buckram soiled some, gray design endpapers, pamphlet with just a touch of light tanning, last page has a stamp on it, "B330," binders tag between title & next page. book Octavo Oxford, Printed by W. Baxter; and Messrs. Rivington; Messrs. Hatchard; and Messrs. Hatchard; and Messrs. Seeley; London. 
GIRDLESTONE, CHARLES. Affection Between the Church and the Dissenters. A Sermon on Luke IX. 49,50. Preached before the University of Oxford, January 27, 1833. By the Rev. Charles Girdlestone, A.M. Vicar of Sedgley, and Late Fellow of Balliol College. Oxford, Printed by W. Baxter; and Messrs. Rivington; Messrs. Hatchard; and Messrs. Hatchard; and Messrs. Seeley; London. 1833. Octavo.

Bound in bright watermelon-green buckram with black lettering on spine, buckram soiled some, gray design endpapers, pamphlet with just a touch of light tanning, last page has a stamp on it, "B330," binders tag between title & next page.

Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-23, (1) blank. OCLC locates 3 copies in U.S.: Trinity College--Conn.; Emory U. Pitts Theology Lib.; Center for Res. Libr.--Illinois; and 5 in the UK: U. Glasgow; U. Oxford; Cambridge U.; Br. Libr. Ref. Coll.; Natl. Libr. Scotland.

Charles Girdlestone (1797-1881) Church of England Biblical scholar. "Girdlestone was a man of sincere piety, and an energetic and enlivening preacher. Both as a politician and as a churchman he chose in early life the via media-reflected in his sermon, Affection between Churchmen and Dissenters (1833). But after middle age he sided with the evangelicals and conservatives, though always an advocate of church reform and reform of convocation, of revision of the prayer book and also of the Authorized Version of the Bible. In later life he spoke of `those noxious errors, Tractarian and Neological'. His principal work was his commentary on the Bible, which occupied him for several years."--W. A. Greenhill, `Girdlestone, Charles (1797-1881)', rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/10772, accessed 23 Feb 2010] 
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15 GLADSTONE, WILLIAM EWART. D.s. Signed document: We the undersigned Bishops, Clergy, and Communi
1 sheet paper, printed both sides printed paper sheet, signed 20.5 x 23.3cm. London 
GLADSTONE, WILLIAM EWART. D.s. Signed document: "We the undersigned Bishops, Clergy, and Communicants, in communion with the Church of England, while we abstain from entering upon the high and holy doctrines upon which, by the providence of Almighty God, so happy an agreement was reached at the conference held at Bonn in August last, between members of the Old Catholic, the Orthodox Oriental, and the Anglican Churches, desire to express our profound gratitude... We desire finally to express our gratitude to those Members of the Old Catholic and the Orthodox Churches, who were under Divine Providence, the instruments of this important gathering, and especially to its originator and President, Dr. Von Dollinger." Below this are the signatures of: "W.E. Gladstone; Stephen S. Gladstone, R. of Hawarden St. Asaph; Albert V. Lyttelton C. do.; Charles Gamler C. do.; John Lightfoot L[?] helper Hawarden; Joseph Baines Curate of St. John's Hawarden; W.H. Gladstone, M.P."

1 sheet paper, printed both sides, 20.5 x 23.3cm. Printed statement on recto with 7 signatures below. Verso with printed address: "Secretary of Address, 55, Charing Cross, London, W.S." With fold lines, and tears starting at folds, two small corners torn off, another small piece torn at end of fold, small hole in upper left corner.

Hawarden: parish in N. Wales near Chester, England; site of Hawarden Castle, built 1752 near ruins of medieval castle and long the residence of Gladstone. The document relates to the Bonn Conferences held "in 1874 and 1875 under the presidency of John Dollinger. Their purpose was to foster reunion between the Churches which had retained the faith and order of historic Christianity. Their direction was in the hands of the newly formed branch of the Old Catholics, though Dollinger never formally joined them.

Two main interests occupied the conferences: to clarify the basic position of the Old Catholic Churches, and arrive at some agreement between the Old Catholics on the one hand and the Eastern Orthodox and Anglicans on the other. The fundamental statement of belief had to wait fifteen years, but the principles of reunion were broadly agreed upon in a series of declarations that have more than historic value because they paved the way for similar ventures in the ecumenical movement of the present century.
Outstanding among the fourteen articles of unanimous agreement with the Anglicans were the acceptance of the Protestant canon of the Old Testament, denial of real merit before God for good works performed, rejection of "works of supererogation" in the practice of the counsels, belief that five of the seven sacraments are the fruit of later theological speculation, acknowledgment of the unbroken apostolic succession in the English Church, denial of the Immaculate Conception and that the Eucharistic celebration is a "repetition or renewal" of the sacrifice of Calvary.

Concord with the Orthodox centered around the procession of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity, which included the admission the "Holy Spirit does not issue out of the Son, because in the Godhead there is only one beginning." The Anglicans did not universally accept this compromise with the Orthodox. Among others, Edward Pusey of Oxford Movement fame was quite intransigent in his opposition to any tampering with the Western tradition on the Filioque in the Nicene Creed."--Fr. John Hardon: Religions of the World, Part Two, Chapter 17, Old Catholic Churches, accessed at http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Protestantism/Protestantism_036.htm 02/28/10.
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16 HALE Memoir of Sir Matthew Hale.
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-FRIENDS 
HALE, MATTHEW. Memoir of Sir Matthew Hale. Philadelphia: Published by the Tract Association of Friends and to be had at their Depository, No. 84 Mulberry Street. No. 37. No date [circa 1830] 12mo., 4? x 7 inches. Disbound pamphlet, light foxing, small damp stain in top margin. 8pp. Matthew Hale (1609-1676) Lord Chief Justice of England. Left an orphan at age 5 he grew up under the care of the Puritan vicar of Wotton-under-Edge. He enrolled at Magadalen Hall, Oxford, in 1626 with a view to taking orders, but soon devoted himself to the law. He sought to maintain neutrality during the Civil War, but after the execution of Charles I, he threw in with the Commonwealth. However, he took an active part in the restoration of Charles II; "At the time of the Savoy Conf. he wished to see to see the Presbyterians comprehended in the Church, and later showed his sympathy for dissenters by his lenient administration of the Conventicle Acts... He was on intimate terms with Baxter, Stillingfleet, and other celebrated divines. Hale's rank as a lawyer and judge, and as a Christian is of the highest."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl., V:120. His Contemplations were often reprinted. John Wesley included it in his Christian Library (vol. 17). Extracts from his Contemplations are here reprinted by the Quakers. 
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17 HILLIARD Sermon Preach'd at the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, Before The Righ
18TH-ENG-LOND 
HILLIARD, SAMUEL. A Sermon Preach'd at the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, Before The Right Honourable The Lord-Mayor and Aldermen, On Sunday October the 9th. 1709. Luke XVI. 29. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them. [2 lines] London: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side, For the Benefit of the Poor, 1709, Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, light foxing. A1-8. 16pp. Hilliard was Prebendary of Lincoln 
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18 HOOK Letter to His Parishioners on the Use of the Athanasian Creed.
19TH-ENG-OXFORD-TALBOYS 
HOOK, WALTER FARQUHAR. Letter to His Parishioners on the Use of the Athanasian Creed. By Walter Farquhar Hook, D.D. Vicar of Leeds. Fourth Edition. A Bulwark of the Apostles' Creed. Luther. De Trib. Symbol. Tom. vii.p.138. [woodcut printer's device] Oxford: D.A. Talboys; and 113 Fleet Street, London. M. Robinson, J. Cross, T. Harrison, Mason, and Scott, Leeds; H.C. Langbridge, Birmingham. [This Edition is printed solely for distribution, and sold at Four shillings the Dozen.] Octavo, 13.2 x 20.3cm Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, a few foxing spots on first and last two leaves, otherwise contents clean. Pagination: (1) title, (1) Lyra Apostolica, [3]-28pp. Pages 4-25 are set in three parallel columns of creed, notes & scripture references. Walter Farquhar Hook 1798-1875, Dean of Chichester. He was educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford; then was curate at Wippingham; incumbent of Holy Trinity, Coventry, 1828-7; "vicar of Leeds 1837-59, built new parish church (1841) and many others, with schools and parsonage houses; obtained act of parliament for subdivision of parish (1844); ...dean of Chichester, 1859-75.--Concise Dictionary of National Biography, p.638. Hook concludes his pamphlet: "God grant that if there shall be any unhappy sceptic present when next this Creed is rehearsed, he may be startled at the strong, the very strong expressions therein used, and be led to search the Scriptures to see whether these things be so. If he do so with an honest and sincere mind, together with prayer, we shall not fear the result."--p28 
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19 HUTTON Influence of Christianity Upon National Character Illustrated by t

HUTTON, WILLIAM HOLDEN. The Influence of Christianity Upon National Character Illustrated by the Lives and Legends of the English Saints Being The Bampton Lectures Preached before the University of Oxford in the year 1903. NY, Dutton, 1903, octavo, xiv (2) 385pp, index, bound publisher's gray cloth, fraying at spine ends, red leather title label mostly chipped away, top page edges gilt, deckle page edges, very light tanning of edges of pages, otherwise good condition. 
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20 MARSHALL, EDWARD. Diocesan Histories. Oxford.
1882 bound blue cloth light foxing, bound blue cloth decorated with gold & black designs, cloth soiled some, rubbed at spine extremities and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners. book 12mo London, SPCK 
MARSHALL, EDWARD. Diocesan Histories. Oxford. London, SPCK, 1882, 12mo, iv, 301 (1) +4pp ads, folding map, light foxing, bound blue cloth decorated with gold & black designs, cloth soiled some, rubbed at spine extremities and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners. 
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