The Reward of Religion.

[Topsell (Edward)]

The Reward of Religion.

Deliuered in sundry lectures vpon the booke of Ruth, wherin the godly may see their dayly both inward & outward trials, with the presence of God to assist them, & his mercies to recompence them. Verie profitable for this present time of dearth, wherein many are most pittifully tormented with want; and also worthy to bee considered in this golden age of the preaching of the worde, when some vomit vp the loathsomnes therof, and others fal away to damnable securitie ... Seene and allowed.

Description: woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, with a folding table (bound before B1), 2 leaves with paper-flaws at the lower outer corner, A2 with the loss of a word on the recto, G1 touching catchword, minor worming, developing into a patch at the top of the gutter for about 25 leaves, touching a few letters, minor browning in places, small ink spot to title, pp. [xl, including A4 blank], 311, 8vo, original limp vellum, remains of alum tawed ties, 17th-century vertical ink titling to spine, minor soiling

Publication Details: Printed by Iohn Windet 1597

Notes: A fresh, unsophisticated, and agreeable copy of the second edition of the author's first book. It first appeared in 1596, with more preliminaries than here - Attersoll's commendatory verses appearing in both Latin and English (here only in English), for instance. Attersoll - grandfather to Nicholas Culpeper. In this edition the Epistle Dedicatorie is dated first of October 1597. 'Topsell's early publication The Reward of Religion: Delivered in Sundrie Lectures upon the Booke of Ruth (London, John Windell, 1596) is addressed to Margaret, Lady Dacre of the South, whose husband, Sampson Lennard o...more

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1597

Stock Number: 65167

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