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Imogen or, Daybreak in Britain., A. L. O. E.
1 A. L. O. E. Imogen or, Daybreak in Britain.
Philadelphia: Presbyterian Publication Committee, [no date]. 
12mo. 124, [2], [10] pp. Frontispiece woodcut, 2 plates, 2 figs [rear]; lightly foxed. Original full mauve blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title; faded covers. Very good. RARE. Imogen, the daughter of a chief of ancient Britain, hears the gospel of Jesus Christ from a captured missionary, believes, and becomes a witness to her people. One of a series of Sunday-school books. 
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The Kind Seaman and His Young Friends. [with:] Victory to Jesus Christ. A Missionary story., American Sunday-School Union.
2 American Sunday-School Union. The Kind Seaman and His Young Friends. [with:] Victory to Jesus Christ. A Missionary story.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1847. 1847 
Two works bound in one. 12mo. 35, [1]; 24pp. Two frontispieces, title vignette; foxed. Original quarter purple cloth; remnant of a paper spine label (lacking), extremities worn. Good. 
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[I-V] Stories of the Good Shepherd., American Sunday-School Union.
3 American Sunday-School Union. [I-V] Stories of the Good Shepherd.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1856. 1856 Signed
Series: American Sunday-School Union. 5 volumes. 12mo. [7]-58; 61-118; 121-178; 181-238; 301-358 pp. Engravings throughout. Original blind-stamped mauve cloth, gilt spines; light wear to extremities, spine ends worn. Inscribed to "John Wesley Cook, a present from his Father, Winifield, Oct. 25, 1903" [George Wilberforce Cook]. Very good. Collection of 5 little books for children offering Christian stories. Contains: [Good Shepherd:] [I] The Angel and the babe -- the angel's song – The babe in the temple – the bright star – The heavenly child; [Good Shepherd:] [II] The Woman and the traveler – The brothers who were fishermen – The funeral of the widow's son – The box of ointment – The dead child brought to life – The dancing girl; [Good Shepherd:] [III] The supper spread on the grass – The ship in a storm – The mother in trouble -- The bright shining garments – The sisters – The poor lame woman; [Good Shepherd:] [IV] The poor blind beggar – Children in the temple – The grateful man – The rich man of Jericho – The garden on the mount – The man who left his best friend; [V] The Sea of Galilee and the mount of olives – The friends met together – The wicked falsehood – The man reading in his chariot – The man who was struck blind – The happy old man. 
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4 AVERANI, Benedetto (1645-1707). Benedicti Averanii Florentini in Pisano Lyceo Litterarum Humaniorum Professoris Opera Latina Regiae Celsitudini Cosmi III. Magni Etruriae Ducis dicata.
Florence: Typis Regiae Celsitudinis, Sumptibus Cajetani Tartinii & Sanctis Franchii, 1717. // 1717 
Three volumes. Tall 4to. [xxviii], 68, 476; [iv], 405, [3], 263, [1]; [ii], 265-310, 494 pp. Index, Vol. I engraved frontispiece by Cosmo Mogalli, after a printing by the Florentine artist Pietro Dandini (1646-1712), title-page vignette (signed Av.w.], Vols. II & III engraved title-page portrait medallion; prominent marginal water-stain especially to lower corners all vols., not affecting legibility. Original full calf, gilt-stamped spines and cover edges, 6 raised bands; worn, hinges cracked with leather chipped, spine heads missing pieces, Vol. I free front end-paper loose, small half-title tear. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very good (noting water-stains). RARE. FIRST EDITION complete in 3 volumes of Benedetto's exceedingly scarce Opera Latina, "a posthumous collection of his Latin works, edited by his brothers" (SDUK, Vol. 4, p. 286). The work contains poetry, lectures, and dissertations on epistemology, philosophy, and theology, as well as discussions of Greek and Roman scholars including Livi, Virgil, Cicero, Thucydides, and Euripides. "Averani's printed Lectures, occupying the first and second volumes of his collected Latin works, possess indeed no inconsiderable merit, and may still be perused with advantage; but they show him to have been better fitted for familiarizing the minds of youth with facts and principles developed by others, than for extending the sphere of knowledge by original researches. …The best parts of the lectures are desultory discussions on ancient customs or points of history. …His two volumes contain eighty-six lectures on the Greek Anthology, fifty-eight on Thucydides, and twenty-six on Euripides; after which come thirty-one lectures on Livy, forty-five on Virgil, and ninety-eight on Cicero, which are perhaps the most valuable of the series" (SDUK, Vol. 4, p. 286). In 1676, Averani became professor of Greek at the University of Pisa. "As a teacher of the languages and antiquities of Greece and Rome, Averani was in the highest degree popular and successful. In the earlier part of his academical career, his enthusiasm was even powerful enough to do something towards reviving the neglected study of Greek. Afterwards, while he filled the chair of Latin, for which he had qualified himself by philological studies much more systematic and exact, he enjoyed a more general reputation than any other professor in the university" (SDUK, Vol. 4, p. 286). The work is dedicated to Cosimo III (1642-1723), a Medici and Grand Duke of Tuscany during the time of Benedetto. This was likely a nod to formality rather than an expression of real gratitude, as Cosimo was maintained a rather neutral attitude towards academia or the arts. Though "Cosimo had other things to attend to besides the encouragement of intellectual progress, he did not allow them to interfere with it. Francesco Redi, Averani, Gualtieri, Piero Antonio Micheli, and Giambattista Nelli belong to this epoch. …[The] study of languages, poetry, and elegance was brought into fashion again by Benedetto Averani, the two Salvini, Menzini, Filicaia, Canon Mozzi, Govi, Father Politi, and Lami, to mention only the most celebrated" (Yriarte, pp. 114-115). The frontispiece portrait is a nice example of Cosmo Mogalli's (1667-1730) work. Mogalli was an Italian designer and engraver born in Florence. "He was instructed in design by Giovanni Battista Foggini, a Florentine sculptor, and applied himself chiefly to engraving. …He executed part of the plates for a book of Etruscan antiquities, published at Florence in 1724, by Thomas Dempster; and was employed, in conjunction with Antonio Lorenzini and others, to engrave the plates for the 'Museo Fiorentino'" (Bryan, p. 160). // Bryan, Michael, Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical, Vol. 2, London: George Bell and Sons, 1889; Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Vol. 4, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844; Yriarte, Charles, Florence, Vol. I, New York: Merrill and Baker, 1897. – EXTRA POSTAGE WILL APPLY. First Edition. 
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5 BARBOUR, Ian. Religion in an Age of Science. The Gifford Lectures 1989-1991, volume one.
San Francisco: HarperCollins, (1990). 1990 0060603836 / 9780060603830 
8vo. xv, 297 pp. Printed wrappers. Fine. Barbour was Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Carleton College. ISBN: 0060603836 / 0-06-060383-6 
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6 BARROW, William (1754-1836). Eight Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1799, at the Lecture founded by the Rev. John Bampton, M.A., Late Canon of Salisbury.
London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington…, 1799. 1799 
8vo. xvi, [8], 412 pp. Occasional foxing, a few minor ink margin notes in Contents. Original half calf, marbled boards; covers off, lacks spine. Ownership blind embossed stamps on first last few leaves, including title. Disbound, but generally good internally. VERY SCARCE. First edition. Subtitle: Sermons containing answers to some popular objections against the necessity or the credibility of the Christian Revelation. These were offered at the Bampton Lectures. Among the sermons printed here are, "On the Probability that God has revealed his will to Mankind; that his Revelation is the Foundation of all Religion amongst them; and that the History, the Doctrines, and the Precepts of this Revelation are contained in the Old Testament." Also: "On the mysterious Doctrines of Christianity." "William Barrow (1754-1836) archdeacon of Nottingham, …. [who] was much indebted to [William] Paley's [1743-1805] writings which he described as sermons for 'general perusal than lectures for a learned society'. In them he popularizes the arguments for the necessity and probability of a divine revelation to man, shows that the doctrines and precepts of the Christian religion are favourable to the enjoyments of the present life ('not Christianity but intemperance being hostile to felicity'), and, with regard to prayer, deems it probable that 'the Almighty in consequence of our prayers interferes with the laws of nature.' He further shows that the course of nature is regular, but our conduct irregular, and that 'reason is not degraded by revelation but assisted and exalted…" REFERENCES: DNB, p. 1228; Monthly Review, 1800, p. 160; WorldCat. First Edition. 
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7 BAUMAN, Michael (ed.). Man and Creation; Perspectives on Science and Theology.
Hillsdale: Hillsdale College Press, (1993). 1993 091630874X / 9780916308742 
Series: The Christian Vision. 8vo. vi, 306 pp. Index. Printed wrappers. Very good. Includes: Numbers, Ronald L., "The Evolution of Scientific Creationism." ISBN: 091630874X / 0-916308-74-X 
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8 BAUMGARTEN, Siegmund Jakob (1706-1757) & Christian Ernst von WINDHEIM (1722-1766). Disputatio de Paullo Gentium Apostolo Contra Thomam Morganum.
Halae Magdeburgicae (now Halle an der Saale, Germany): Emanuelis Schneideri, 1745. 1745 
8vo. [4], LXXVI pp. Bound into modern library paper-backed boards with cloth tape; worn, original text-block clean with slightly soiled first and last pages, some edge wear, gutter of title torn. RARE. Very good (text). Baumgarten was a German protestant theologian and brother of the philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714-1762). He "was a follower of the philosophical teachings of Christian Wolff (1679-1754), and is regarded as a transitional theologian from the Pietism of Philipp Jakob Spener (1635-1705) and August Hermann Francke (1663-1727) to that of modern rationalism. He was a prodigious writer and published works on exegesis, hermeneutics, dogmatics and history. He was author of the first sixteen volumes of the Allgemeine Welthistorie (General World History), which after his death, was continued by his assistant Johann Salomo Semler (1725-1791)" (Wiki.pedia). Von Windheim was of noble birth, and studied philosophy, theology, and law at the University of Halle. He taught at the Universities of Helmstedt and Göttingen before becoming a professor of philosophy and oriental languages at the University of Erlangen. According to WorldCat, this piece is held by just 8 libraries, all in Germany. See: Martin Schloemann, Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten: System und Geschichte in der Theologie des Überganges zum Neuprotestantismus (Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte), Gottingen, 1974. 
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A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live. Revised and slightly abridged., Baxter, Rev. Richard (1615-1691).
9 Baxter, Rev. Richard (1615-1691). A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live. Revised and slightly abridged.
New York: American Tract Society, (1830). 1830 
Small 8vo. 176 pp. Foxed, lacks rear free endpaper. Ownership signature of William Knapp, to his wife Mary Elizzie Knapp. Original blind and gilt-stamped green cloth; rubbed, soiled. The text was originally written in 1658. It continued to be a popular evangelistic text until the mid-19th century. Among the several lectures, "Who are wicked men, and what conversion is; and how we may know whether we are wicked or converted." 
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The Dying Thoughts of the Rev. Richard Baxter. Abridged by Rev. Benjamin Fawcett (M.A.)., BAXTER, Richard.
10 BAXTER, Richard. The Dying Thoughts of the Rev. Richard Baxter. Abridged by Rev. Benjamin Fawcett (M.A.).
New York: American Tract Society [no date, ca. 1830-31?]. 1830 
12mo. vi, (7)-132 pp. Pages 42-43 torn with missing corner section [11-lines affected each page]. Original quarter cloth, marbled boards, printed paper spine label; rubbed, spine ends worn. Ownership signatures of Polly Sawyer, Boxford, [Mass.] [Polly Killam Sawyer (1774-1860)]. D. Fanshaw, printer. As is. 
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11 BOLTON, Robert & Nicolas ESTWICK. Mr. Boltons Last and Learned Worke of the Foure last Things, Death, Judgement, Hell, and Heaven. With his Assise-Sermons, and Notes on Justice Nicolls his Funerall. Together with the Life and Death of the Authour. Published by E.B. And re-viewed, with Marginall Notes, and an Alphabeticall Table added thereunto. Hereunto is added the Sermon at M. Boltons Funerall, by M. Nic. Estwick. London: Printed by George Miller, 1639. [bound with]: [Some Generall Directions for a comfortable walking with God: delivered in the lecture at Kettering in North-Hamptonshire, with enlargement: by Robert Bolton, Batchelor in Divinitie, and preacher of Gods Word at Broughton in the same county. The fifth edition: corrected and amended; with a table thereunto annexed. London: John Legatt, for Edmund Weaver, 1638.] [Lacks A1-6]. [bound with]: Two Sermons Preached at Northampton at two severall assises there. … London: Printed by George Miller, 1639. [bound with]: A Learned and Godly Sermon Preached on the XIX. Day of December, Ann
London: Printed by George Miller, 1639. 1639 
2 works in 1 volume. Small 4to. Collation: A2 [-A1 port.], a-c8,d2; B-R8, S4, T4 [misplaced at end]; [General Directions] B-2B8, 2C6; [Two Sermons] A-N4; [Learned And Godly]A-I4; Pagination: [iii-iv], [x], 41, [1], 264; 224, 227-390, [8]; [6], 97, [1]; [2], 70, [7], [1] pp. Modern full dark calf, six spine bands, gilt title;19th-century ink note on first leaf, marginalia on first leaf, some minor stains; Lacks Meditationes in diebus dominicus de vita futura (as often). Generall Directions lacks A1-6 prefatory matter & t.p. Good. Fourth edition of the first book; fifth edition of the second. Four works bound together. // Robert Bolton (1572-1631), Church of England clergyman. "His mental outlook was transformed by the pains of his spiritual rebirth, in which God came 'not by any soft and still voice, but in terrible tempests and thunder, the Lord running upon him as a giant, taking him by the neck and shaking him to pieces as he did Job; beating him to the very ground, as he did Paul, by laying before him the ugly visage of his sins' (Bagshawe, pp.15-16). // From many months of temptations and suffering Bolton emerged with unshakeable convictions, but he never forgot the torment his conscience had suffered. Thus it was that 'though in his preaching he was a son of thunder, yet unto bruised reeds and those that mourned in spirit, he was as sweet a son of consolation as ever I heard' . Indeed, conceded Anthony Wood, 'he was sought to far and near, and divers beyond the seas' came to him for relief from the doubts that afflicted their consciences (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 2.515). // Several of Bolton's works reflect a deep preoccupation with the inner life of the saint, not least in their titles: Some General Directions for a Comfortable Walking with God; Instructions for a Right Comforting Afflicted Consciences; A Cordiall for Christians in the Time of Affliction. There is no doubt that Bolton's ministry was directed at a minority of that minority who conventionally saw themselves as good people in the sight of God: there was 'no hope for the drunkard, the swearer, the liar, the usurer, the unclean person, the sabbath breaker, the sacrilegious, simonical, and sinners of such infamous rank,' though he spoke with grief rather than anger of the sins of his flock. Yet 'many thousands' of others falsely supposed that, being free 'from gross and notorious sins,' and having 'civil honesty, a formal profession of Christianity, outward performances of religious seriousness, that then their case is good enough for heaven, though there be wanting the saving power of inward sanctification, and the truth of a sound conversion.' And he pointed instead to 'a paradise of Christian comforts, a royal peculiar, a victorious simplicity, a neglected innocency, a marvellous light, an invisible kingdom, an heaven upon earth; which I call the state of grace' (Bolton, Discourse, sig. A3)." 
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12 BOSTON, Thomas (ca. 1676-1732). An Illustration of the Doctrines of the Christian religion, with respect to Faith and Practice, upon the plan of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism. Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity.
Edinburgh: Printed by Schaw and Pillans, for the Reverend Joseph Johnston, 1796. 1796 
Second edition. Volume II (of III). Small 4to. 495 pp. Lacks front ffep; leaves soiled, stained and a bit worn, with small gutter tear near p. 6. Original full calf; extremities heavily worn. As is. 
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13 BOUTATTS, Pieter Balthasar (1666-1756). [Engraved plate].
[No location given: no publisher given, c. 1719]. 1719 
365 x 241 mm. Engraved leaf, mounted. Fine. This large engraving shows the Acts of the Saints, depicting a female figure seated at the top of the page, being presented volumes labeled by month (January through July). On either side of the unfurled scroll on which the title is printed, are women. The left figure, sporting a star on her forehead, is directing the delivery of the monthly books, while the other is creating fire with a magnifying glass. Both women stand atop two short columns with the text "Edutitio Antiqua Reduco" and "Veritas Obscura Revelo." A young cherub and a winged old man (eating paper?) complete the image at the bottom. 
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14 Bouttats, Pieter Balthasar (1666-1755/6) (engraver), active in Antwerp and Brussels. [Engraved plate] Acta sanctorum mensis Iulius.
[Place]: [date unidentified, ca. (1700-1719)]. 1700 
(365 x 241 mm) Engraved leaf, mounted, by Pieter Balthasar Boultats. This large engraving shows the Acts of the Saints, depicting a female figure seated at the top of the page, being presented volumes labeled by month (January through July). On either side of the unfurled scroll on which the title is printed, are women, The left figure with a star on her forehead is directing the promoting the delivery of the monthly books, the other creating fire with a curved magnifying glass – these figures atop two short columns with the text "Eruditio Antiqua Reduco" and "Veritas Obscrua Revelo". A young cherub and a winged old man (eating paper?) complete the image at the bottom. 
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15 BROOKE, John Hedley. Science and Religion; Some Historical Perspectives.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1993). 1993 0521239613 / 9780521239615 
8vo. x, 422 pp. Figs., index. Black cloth. Ink ownership signature of David C. Lindberg. Fine. RARE IN CLOTH. "One of the most fascinating and enduring issues in the development of the modern world--the relationship between scientific thought and religious belief--is reviewed in the context of recent scholarship in the history of science. One of the most fascinating and enduring issues in the development of the modern world is the relationship between scientific thought and religious belief. It is common knowledge that in Western societies there have been periods of crisis when new science has threatened established religious authority. The trial of Galileo in 1633 and the uproar caused by Darwin's Origin of Species (1859) are two famous examples. Taking account of recent scholarship in the history of science, Professor Brooke takes a fresh look at these and similar episodes, showing that science and religion have been mutually relevant in such a rich variety of ways that simple generalizations are not possible. Standing back from general theses affirming "conflict" or "harmony," which have so often served partisan interests, the author's object is to reveal the subtlety, complexity, and diversity of the interaction of science and religion as it has taken place in the past and in the twentieth century. Instead of treating science and religion as discrete definable entities, his approach is sensitive to shifting boundaries and willing to consider the contexts in which particular forms of science could be used both for religious and secular ends. The result is that, without assuming specialist knowledge, Brooke provides a wide-ranging study from the Copernican innovation to in vitro fertilization." ISBN: 0521239613 / 0-521-23961-3 
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16 BRUNTON, T. Lauder. The Bible and science.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1881. 1881 
8vo. xxiv, 415 pp. Original green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends chipped, corners showing, inner hinges cracked. Bookplates of Clementis B. Bergin Wright and Rev. C. B. B. Wright. Good. 
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The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus: for regaining the metropolis of the world; or, The losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul., BUNYAN, John (1628-1688).
17 BUNYAN, John (1628-1688). The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus: for regaining the metropolis of the world; or, The losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul.
London: James Nisbet and Co., 1864. 1864 
16mo. 4 3/5 inches. 256 pp. Engraved frontispiece, illus. Original full embossed mauve cloth; rubbed, spine head a bit worn. An allegorical story. Scarce issue. 
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Lectures on Ecclesiastical History. To which is added, his celebrated essay on miracles; containing, an examination of principles advanced, by David Hume, esq., CAMPBELL, George (D.D.) (1719-1796); David HUME (1711-1776).
18 CAMPBELL, George (D.D.) (1719-1796); David HUME (1711-1776). Lectures on Ecclesiastical History. To which is added, his celebrated essay on miracles; containing, an examination of principles advanced, by David Hume, esq.
Philadelphia: B.B. Hopkins and Co., 1807. 1807 Signed
First American edition. 8vo. iv, (5)-503, [1], [xii] pp. Index. Original full calf, gilt spine bands, red gilt-stamped label; rubbed, some gauges, short tear to foot of title, very clean internally. Signed by [Rev.] John Grosvenor Tarbell (1793-1882) [Cambridge, Harvard College]. First Edition. 
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19 CHILLINGWORTH, William. The Religion of Protestants A Safe Way to Salvation. Or an answer to a booke entitled mercy and truth, or, charity maintain'd by Catholiques, which pretends to prove the contrary.
Oxford: Printed by Leonard Lichfield, and are to be sold by Iohn Clarke, 1638. 1638 Signed
4to. [xxxii], 413, [1] pp. Leaf 3 [verso] signed "Henry Gibbe a Churchwardin"; ffep also extensively inscribed (signed multiple times): "Ralph Tasker 1665 … Ralph Tasker His Book 1717: May ye 17: Elizabeth Hawkins … Let unity and peace allways abound That we with Christ forever may be crowned … To love each Neighbour as our brother." Page 67 (recto) inscribed in margin: A Man his Mind should never sett a upon a thing hee cannot get …. By Robto: Duncombo J. Wiggonton, 1705." [?] – see also p. 170: "Robert Duncombe … my name and in my name is no … R" p. 171: "Elzzabeth Ronningo, Daniell Westfield, Elizabeth Westfield is my name … and you may Westfield"; various early ink marginalia throughout. Contemporary dark calf, maroon title spine label; neatly rebacked preserving original spine, corners bumped, edgewear to preliminary leaves. Generally very good. FIRST EDITION of the author's great work, admired by John Locke as a model of clarity, much reprinted and discussed, and marked an epoch in English theology. "His major work was an intervention in another controversy, undertaken in defense of Christopher Potter, Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford, against the Jesuit Edward Knott. Potter had replied in 1633 to Knott's Charity Mistaken (1630), and Knott retaliated with Mercy and Truth, which Chillingworth attempted to answer. Knott brought out a preemptive pamphlet tending to show that Chillingworth was a Socinian. Chillingworth wrote The Religion of Protestants while staying at Great Tew, owned by Lucius Cary (by then Lord Falkland). Laud, now Archbishop of Canterbury, was anxious about Chillingworth's reply to Knott, and at his request it was examined by Richard Baily, John Prideaux, and Samuel Fell, and published with their approval in 1637, with the title The Religion of Protestants a Safe Way to Salvation. // "The main argument is a vindication of the sole authority of the Bible in spiritual matters, and of the free right of the individual conscience to interpret it. In the preface Chillingworth expresses his new view about subscription to the articles. "For the Church of England," he there says, "I am persuaded that the constant doctrine of it is so pure and orthodox, that whosoever believes it, and lives according to it, undoubtedly he shall be saved, and that there is no error in it which may necessitate or warrant any man to disturb the peace or renounce the communion of it. This, in my opinion, is all intended by subscription."" – Wikip. // William Chillingworth (1602-1644), born in Oxford and the godson of William Laud, scholar and later fellow of Trinity College (1628), Oxford. Known to be controversial, a skillful orator, he embraced Romanism and went to Douay in 1630, returning to Oxford in 1631, abjured Romanism in 1634. // "He attacked the Romanist assumption of certainty by a keen analysis of the grounds of belief, which he regarded primarily as intellectual assent; he drew clear distinctions between different kinds of evidence, between probable and necessary inferences, between moral and intellectual error. He argued on behalf of free enquiry." – Dictionary of National Biography. // PROVENANCE: It is compelling that page 170 is signed with the name "Robert Duncombe" who is perhaps Robert Duncombe Shafto [aka "Shaftoe"]. "The original Bobby Shafto has been identified with a resident of Hollybrook, County Wicklow, Ireland, who died in 1737. It was used by the supporters of Robert Shafto (sometimes spelt Shaftoe), who was an eighteenth-century British Member of Parliament (MP) for County Durham (c. 1730-97), and later the borough of Downton in Wiltshire. The song is said to relate the story of how he broke the heart of Bridget Belasyse of Brancepeth Castle, County Durham, where his brother Thomas was rector, when he married Anne Duncombe of Duncombe Park in Yorkshire. Bridget Belasyse is said to have died two weeks after hearing the news." – Opie and P. Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (Oxford University Press, 1951, 2nd edn., 1997), pp. 90-1. [See Wikipedia]. STC5138. First Edition. 
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20 Church of England. The Thirty Nine Articles, and the Constitutions and Canons, of the Church of England; Together with Several Acts of Parliament and Proclamations Concerning Ecclesiastical Matters, That Were Not in the Former Editions, Some Whereof Are to Be Read in Churches. To Which Are Added Several Injunctions of His Majesty to the Clergy of this Kingdom, and the Directions of the Arch-Bishop of Canterbury to the Clergy of His Province.
London: John Baskett, 1724. 1724 
8vo. [iv], 167, [4], [1 blank] pp. Original mottled calf, later papered spine, ink holograph spine title; spine ends missing pieces, front cover detached, rear joint cracked, corners showing. Free front end-paper ink signature of Abijah Northey, title-page ink signature of Hallis, ink initials "EK" verso rear free end-paper. Essex Institute bookplate, "Presented by Estate of Abijah Northey." As is. FIRST EDITION of this text outlining Church of England tenets and related English legislature. PROVENANCE: Abijah Northey (1741-1816) was a successful American silversmith born in Salem, MA. He was apparently the owner of at least one trading brig, the Augusta, whose log book, recorded by his son, Abijah Northey, Jr. (1774-1853), is held by the Peabody Essex Museum. See: WorldCat identities, Abijah Northey. Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, 1864, p.107. First Edition. 
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