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1 Authorized Report of the Meetings in Defence of the Athanasian Creed
19TH-ENG-LOND-RIVINGTONS 
Authorized Report of the Meetings in Defence of the Athanasian Creed which were Held in St. James's Hall and in the Hanover Square Rooms on January 31, 1873. With an Explanatory Preface. Second Edition. London: Rivingtons, Waterloo Place. High Street Oxford, Trinity Street Cambridge. 1893. Octavo, 133.6 x 20.8cm. Pamphlet in gray wrapper with title also on wrapper, front cover strengthened at edges & rehinged with archival paper, damp stain on outer margins of upper half of pages, light tanning of pages. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) blank, [vii]-xxiv, 1-63pp, (1) printer. Last page reads: London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Duke Street, Stamford Street, and Charing Cross. This meeting and pamphlet came about because "It was announced early in 1872, that the Bishops of the Province of Canterbury would invite the Lower House of that Province to consider what method of dealing with the Athanasian Creed would tend to remove the difficulties which it was alleged were occasioned by its present use in the Service of the Church of England; a Committee of Clergy and Laity was therefore organized by the exertions of a few Laymen, and the following circular was issued to all the Parochial Clergy of England and Wales. 'Reverend Sir, We, the undersigned, beg leave to urge upon you very seriously the importance and necessity of obtaining the signatures of your parishioners to a petition, headed by yourself, to the Lower House of Convocation of Canterbury... in favour of maintaining the Athanasian Creed in its integrity in the Public Service of the Church." They ended up obtaining 38,000 signatures in favour of keeping the creed. 
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2 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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Corpvs et Syntagma Confessionvm Fidei qvae in Diversis Regnis et Nationibus..., LAURENTIUS,GASPAR.
3 LAURENTIUS,GASPAR. Corpvs et Syntagma Confessionvm Fidei qvae in Diversis Regnis et Nationibus...
1654 Editio Nova Bound full vellum Good book Quarto, 17.2 x 22.8 x 4.8cm Geneva, Switzerland 
“This rare and valuable book”–Philip Schaff:
Gaspar Laurentius' work on the Creeds of Christendom, Geneva, 1654


LAURENTIUS, GASPAR. Corpvs et Syntagma Confessionvm Fidei qvae in Diversis Regnis et Nationibvs, Ecclesiarvm nomine fuerunt authenticé editæ: in celeberrimis Conuentibus exhibitæ, publicáque auctoriatate comprobatæ. Qvibvs Annectitvf, in omnibvs Christianæ Religionis Articulis, Catholicvs Consensvs, ex Sententiie Veterum, qui Patres vocantur, desumptus. Confessionvm Envermerationem et Harmoniam atzue huius Catholici Veterum cum illis Consensus, ordinem indicant paginæ singularum partium huius Syntagmatis, in Tres Partes distributi. Edito Nova, In qua quid præstitum sit, odcet pagina sequens. [Woodcut device depicting winged angel with foot on skeleton at foot of cross] Genevæ, Sumptibus Petri Chouët. M.DC.LIV. [1654]. Quarto, 17.2 x 22.8 x 4.8cm. $375.00

Bound full vellum, vellum soiled, faded hand-written title, number 14 written top of spine, 19th century browned paper tag near bottom of spine, red page edges, 19th century library bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, A2 & A3 with folds along bottom margin--not trimmed to length with the rest of the book and stick down below the trim line if not folded, contents quite clean with scattered foxing, a small and light dampstain on the lower outside corner of some pages. Woodcut head & tail-pieces; woodcut initial letters.

Collation: ¶1, A2-3 [these two leaves belong with A1 & A4 that appear after Cc4--with the catchword & contents matching between this A3 and the A4 occuring after CC4], ¶2-4, ¶¶4, ¶¶¶4, ¶¶¶¶4, title leaf, [note: between this title leaf & this A, belong the A2-3 that are bound in after Cc4 below] A4 only, B-Z, Aa-Cc4, A1, A2-3 [these two leaves belong after ¶¶¶¶4 and title leaf, and in their place belong the A2-3 that appear right after the general title, as noted above], a4, B-T4, V3, X-Z4, Aa-Ii4, Kk3, a-h4, *4, A-Z4, Aa-Ff4, Dd1-2.

Pagination: (1) title, [2]-6, (30), 1-202; [1]-8, [9](mis-printed 6)-255, (1) blank, (6) indexes; [1]-64; (8), 1-232, (4) indexes.

I quote Philip Schaff who describes this work and gives a summary of its contents. Schaff lists it as the second work (after the Harmonia Confesssion Fidei Orthodixarum, et Reformatarum Ecclesiarum) under the headings: The Reformed Confessions; Literature; I. Collections of Reformed Symbols, in his Creeds of Christendom, I:354-55. "The first edition of this rare and valuable book was probably compiled by Gaspar Laurentius, who is not named on the title-page, but who signs himself in the dedicatory Epistle to Elector Frederick III. of the Palatinate, before the 'Orthodox Consensus' (in Part III.), and says, in the 'General Preface,' that he edited this Consensus a. 1595, and now (1612) in a much improved form. His object was the same as that of the Harmony, viz., to show the essential unity of the evangelical faith in the multiplicity and variety of Confessions which, as the Preface says, in the absence of conspiracy, only strengthen the harmony, and mutually illustrate and supplement each other, like many orthodox expositions of the Scriptures. The second edition, of which I have a copy, is a large quarto volume, consisting of three main parts, the several documents being paged separately. It contains the principal Reformed Confessions down to the Synod of Dort, three Lutheran Confessions, and several other documents, as follows: 1. The Harmonia sive Concordantia Confessionum Fidei per (xiii.) Articulos digesta, with the Symbolum Apostolicum, as the basis of a general consensus, supported by Scripture texts and references to the various Confessions of the collection (8 pp.); 2. Confessio Helvetica posterior, reprinted from a Zurich edition of 1651: 3. Confessio Helvetica prior (or Basileensis II.), 1536; 4. Confessio Basileensis I. (or Mylhusiana), 1532; 5. Confessio Gallica, from the Latin edition of 1566; 6. Confessio Anglicana, 1562; 7. Confessio Scotica of 1560, and the second of 1580; 8. Confessio Ecclesiarum Belgicarum, 1559; 9. Confessio Czengerina, the Hungarian Confession, 1570; 10. Confessio Polonica, or Consensus Poloniæ (Sendomirensis) 1570; 11. Confessio Argentinensis S. Tetrapolitana, 1531; 12. Confessio Angustana, from the Wittenberg edition of 1540; 13. Confessio Saxonica, s. Misnica, 1551; 14. Confessio Wirtembergica, 1552; 15. Confessio Illustrissimi Electoris Palatini, Friderici III., 1576; 16. Confessio Bohemica (the first of the two Bohemian Confessions, which was presented to King Ferdinand in 1535. It contains a Preface by Luther. The second was compiled 1575); 17. Consensus Ecclesiarum Majoris el Minoris Poloniæ, Lithuaniæ, etc., 1583. Appended: Acta et Conclusiones Synodi Generalis Thoruniensis; 18. Articuli Confessionis Basileensis of the year 1647; 19. Canones Synodi Dordrechtanæ, 1619; 20. Confessio Cyrilli Patriarchæ Constantinop., 1631; 21. Catholicus Consensus, viz., A Harmony of Christian Doctrine, compiled from the Scriptures and the writings of the Fathers, under the following heads: (a) On the Word of God as the Rule of Faith; (b) On God, the Trinitarian and Christological Doctrines; (c) On Divine Providence; (d) On the Head of the Church; (e) On Justification; (f) On Free Will, Original Sin, Election and Predestination; (g) On the Sacraments; (h) On Idolatry, the Worship of Images, etc.; (i) On the True Way of Worshiping and Serving God; (k) On the Church and the Ministry; (l) Resurrection and the Future State."
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4 WATERLAND, DANIEL Creeds the Glory and Safeguard of the Church. An Introduction to
New York 
WATERLAND, DANIEL. The Creeds the Glory and Safeguard of the Church. An Introduction to the Athanasian Creed, with a Comment, in Great Measure Drawn from Dr. Waterland. [small oval woodcut device] Depository, 20 John Street, New York. No. 201, P.18. 12mo, 11.5 x 18.5cm. Pamphlet in original green paper printed wrapper, small strip of archival paper pasted on inside of wrapper at top and bottom, pages lightly tanning, top half of all pages with light damp stain. Pagination: (1) title, (1) quotes Keble & Augustine, [3]-4 introduction, [5]-16 Commentary on...the Athanasian Creed. OCLC locates only the Columbia University copy. Daniel Waterland (1682-83-1740) English theologian and apologist. "His significance lies in his defense of trinitarian orthodoxy against Samuel Clarke and Daniel Whitby, and in his check upon the advance of latitudinarianism with the Church of England... He was a prolific author... In all of these there appear a learning which is deep and accurate, a style terse and vigorous, and an opposition to mysticism and philosophy which compelled him to have recourse to external evidences for his apologetics."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. XII:276. I offer this tract published by the Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, giving the text of the Athanasian Creed with Waterland's commentary. 
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