A Iudicious and painefull Exposition vpon the ten Commandements [sic];

Barker (Peter)

A Iudicious and painefull Exposition vpon the ten Commandements [sic];

Wherein the Text is opened, Questions and Doubts are resolued, Errours confuted, and sundry Instructions effectually applied. First deliuered in seuerall Sermons, and now published to the glory of God, and for the further benefit of his Church.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title within border of printer's ornaments, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, cut close at the top with the loss of some entire headlines, but no loss of actual text, a little browned, smudge on title obscuring last 2 numerals of date, pp. [xii], 316, small 4to, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked (not very sympathetically), corners repaired

Publication Details: Printed [by J. Beale?] for Roger Iackson, [1624]

Notes: Barker was 'preacher of Gods word, at Stowre Paine, in Dorsetshire'. For a discussion of this book see Jonathan Willis, Moral Arithmetic, in Sin and Salvation in Reformation England, Ashgate, 2015. Willis notes that for Barker 'Adultery [is] the headline offence', and it is remarkable how thorough are the disquisitions on all things marital. Willis also remarks on the vigour of Barker's prose. A poorly printed book, and a scarce one, with ESTC listing 6 copies in the British Isles, and 4 in the US (Folger, Pittsburg, Illinois, Minnesota)....more

Bibliography: (ESTC S114093)

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Price: £900

Subject: Theology

Published Date: [1624]

Stock Number: 66294

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