Mans Badnes & Gods Goodnes

Heydon (John)

Mans Badnes & Gods Goodnes

Or some Gospel truths laid down, explained, and vindicated, or the benefit of such as are weary of their own heart, conscience, minde, will, affections, thoughts, words, & works, that are all corrupt, impure, & imperfect; yea, a very plague, as they stand in old Adam ... The third impression revised, amended, inlarged, and licensed by Mr. John Downeham, and entered in the Hall, according to order together with a discovery of the wonderfull preservation of his excellency Sir Tho. Fairfax, the army, the records, the blessed Bible, and the library of the town, attested by the mayor, aldermen, Capt. White, and Mr Semor, schoolmaster of Torrington in Devon. By his excellencies appointment.

Description: slightly browned or soiled in places, a few headlines tocuhed by the binder's knife, one cropped entirely, pp. [xlvi], 39, 38-183, [1], 12mo, late 19th-century speckled calf by Eedy, Tavistock Square, double gilt fillets on sides, spine gilt in compartments, lettered direct, early signature on second title of Cornelius Cayley, and on the verso of the first title an inscription concerning the bargain made at London Bridge by a servant called Eliz, book-label of Henry Davies, good

Publication Details: Printed by M. Symmons, 1647

Notes: The title-page, as partially transcribed above, is followed by another, beginning: The Discovery of the wonderfull preservation of his Excellencie Sir Thomas Fairfax ... This corresponds to Wing H1679, ESTC R26440, the sections bound in a different order from the collation in the latter. ESTC records only 3 copies of this issue (BL, Cambridge; Minnesota) and 5 of The Discovery. In the Epistle Dedicatory here (i.e. The Discovery), Heydon heaps praise upon Fairfax and his armies, especially the London component. The effusion was occasioned by Fairfax's remarkable survival, when the royal magazin...more

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1647

Stock Number: 52787

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