Christ Mighty in Himself & Members:

Bacon (Roger)

Christ Mighty in Himself & Members:

revealed in some short Expressions by way of Catechisme. Wherein is demonstrated, that according to the Scripture (sence & phrase) and the experience of them that do beleeve, the saving and joyful knowledge of God & man, (and althings [sic] else that relate to either) is alone in the spirit, by Jesus Christ. To which is added (occasionally) a hint of the nature of the kingdome of God (as it is even now to faith.).

Description: FIRST EDITION, title within border of typographical ornaments, with an engraved frontispiece, a bit browned or soiled in places, pp. [2, including frontispiece], 240, 12mo, original calf, spine mostly defective due to insect damage, likewise the adjacent part of lower cover, worn, eighteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate inside front cover, sound

Publication Details: Printed by J.M. for G. Calvert, 1646

Notes: A curious and rare little book. Bacon was a chaplain in the family of William Fiennes, first Viscount Saye and Sele (1582-1662) - Old Subtlety, as he was known - and the book is dedicated to the Viscountess. ESTC states 'With an engraved title page (A2) and initial blank leaf', but in fact the first leaf has on the verso 'The mind of the Frontispiece.' The work is strongly anti-Catholic, but in-fighting among Protestants is censored too, and its slightly odd phraseology is adumbrated in the long title....more

Bibliography: (ESTC R29416, BL,OU Regent's Park, and the Clark)

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Price: £800

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1646

Stock Number: 52419

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