Samuel Torshell [1604-1650]
‘The saints humiliation. Being the substance of nine profitable sermons upon severall texts. viz: 1 The nature of a fast; on Iudges 20.26. 2 The Christians watchfulnesse; on Mark. 13.37. 3 Gods controversie for sinne; on Hosea 4.12. 4 The remedy of distresse; on Gen. 32.9.11. 5 The use of the covenant & promises; on Gen. 32.10. 6 The broken sacrifice; on Psalme 51.17. 7 Good wishes for Sion; on Psalme 51.17. 8 Motives to repentance; 9 An exhortation to repentance; on Math. 3.7.8. First preached and applied by Samuel Torshel, minister of Gods Word at Bunbury, and now published for the common good.’
London: printed by Iohn Dawson [and R. Young] for Henry Overton, and are to be sold at his shop at the entering into Popes-head-alley out of Lumbard-streete, 1633.
Quarto. [8.25” tall x 6.00” wide]. 1st Ed. ESTC ref; 006189857. STC 24142.
Collates complete , 116, 69, p. Lacks the two blank leaves only. A good, sound copy. Occasional light marks or blemishes, small water marks else a good copy of a scarce work. One leaf with small blank marginal paper loss. Final leaf with some very early msn toes and a small drawing of a horseman.
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Joseph Mede [1586-1638]
‘The apostasy of the latter times. In which, (according to divine prediction) the world should wonder after the beast, the mystery of iniquity should so farre prevaile over the mystery of godlinesse, whorish Babylon over the virgin-church of Christ; as that the visible glory of the true church should be much clouded, the true unstained Christian faith corrupted, the purity of true worship polluted. Or, the gentiles theology of dæmons, … supposed to be mediatours between God and man: revived in the latter times amongst Christians, in worshipping of angels, … bowing downe to images, worshipping of crosses, &c. All which, together with a true discovery of the nature, originall, progresse, of the great, fatall, and solemn apostasy, are cleared. Delivered in publique some years since upon I. Tim. 4. 1, 2, 3. By Ioseph Mede B.D. and late Fellow of Chists Colledge in Cambridge.’
London: printed by Richard Bishop for Samuel Man dwelling at the singe of the Swan in Pauls Church-yard, 1642.
ESTC ref; 006101673. Wing M1591. Collates complete , 152p. A good copy. Title page with slight marginal wear. Occasional marks, blemishes or reading wear commensurate with age. 9 leaves with tissue repair to worming [see image]. Otherwise a sound enough copy of an uncommon work by Joseph Mede.
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Jeremiah Burroughs [1599-1646]
‘The saints treasury. Holding forth 1. The incomparable excellency and holinesse of God. 2. Christs all in all. 3. The glorious enjoyment of heavenly things by faith. 4. The naturall mans bondage to the law, and the Christians liberty by the gospell. 5. A preparation for judgement. Being sundry sermons preached in London, by the late reverend and painfull minister of the gospel, Jeremiah Burroughes.’
London: printed by T[homas]. C[hilde]. for John Wright at the Kings head in the Old-baily, 1654.
ESTC ref; 006090350. 1st Ed. Wing B6114. Collates textually complete, no portrait present. , 131, p.
A good, solid copy. Minor marks, blemishes or reading wear commensurate with age else good. The odd grubby mark else clean and sound. A puritan classic by Burroughs.
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Thomas Douglas [active 1661].
‘Theanthrōpos or The great mysterie of godlines, opened by way of antidote against the great mysterie of iniquity, (now awork in the Romish Church.) In a sound and seasonable treatise; wherein 1. The incarnation of the Son of God (and evangelicall love, wisdome, humility &c.expressed in that contrivance) is fully explicated and displayed. 2. Ceremonies in poynt of divine worship are concluded to be by Christ (the true
Messiah) abrogated; and examined whether they are not since Christ, Jewish-anti-Christian; where the Jew and Judaizing Christian are deservedly taxed. 3. Christian liberty with its VIII steps and V boundaries, is modestly and briefly asserted; and many other matters of consequence and moment are imparted; but now published for vindication of the truth and its assertor. By Thomas Douglas, M.A. minister of the Gospel at Olaves-Silverstreet, in London.’ London: printed for H.C. in Popes-head Alley, and T.P. against the great Conduit at the lower end of Cheapside, ann. Dom. 1661.
ESTC ref; 006119581. Wing D2040. Collates complete , 74p. A good, solid copy. Title page a little toned or grubby else the text is good and clean. A scarce work by this more obscure author.
Bound in a rather attractive contemporary full calf binding with double blind ruling to edges and central panel as well as blind tooled flower décor to corners in both the front & rear boards.
Finely re-backed with raised bands, ornately tooled in gilt with a red calf label lettered in gilt.
A superbly restored period binding.