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~Full calf, gilt ruling to spine, gilt frame to boards, the binding probably eighteenth century, mildly stained and rubbeld. Engraved pictorial title page. Last leaf blank as per ESTC collation. A little minor pencil annotation in margins of some early pages. Front hinge rubbed and starting to split from ends but still well attached. Very thin strip cut from top title page to remove signature. Early inscription to top of p.(3). Another engraved title page dated 1611 for fifth book. The first 4 books were first published in 1594, and the fifth in 1597, and Hooker died in 1600. This edition was the first in which the first 5 books were printed together. The remaining 3 books (possibly not by Hooker) were published 1648-62. Size: (52), 453, (3) pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, ...
Verlag: Will Stansby
Auflage: 1st edn thus.
Buchbeschreibung Printed by William Stansbye and are to be sold by George Lathum, London, no date (1632). 4to. (56)+584+(16) pages. Engraved titlepage. Contemporary full calf. Binding a little worn. A little waterstained. Old names on first page and on the second last page 'Eversly College, Cambridge Road, Southport'. * Incomplete copy: This book consists of an engraved titlepage stating that there are 'Eight Bookes', followed by 'To the Reader' (5) pages, then comes 'A Preface' (48) pages, then 'What Things are Handled in the Bookes' (2) pages, covering eight books, followed by 'The Firste Book' page 1-51 (page 52 is blank), 'The second Booke' page 53-80, 'The third Booke' page 81-125 (page 126 is blank), 'The fourth Booke' page 127-168. Then follows the fifth book which consists of a dedication 'To the Most Reverend Father . the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury' (9 pages), lacking the engraved titlepage, then follows the text which starts on page 181 running to page 453 (page 454 is blank). Then follows '(Certayne Divine Tractates and other Godly Sermons)', lacking the engraved titlepage, page 453 is headed 'To the Reader', page 454 'The Contents of these Treatises' stating that there are 7 sections. Text starts at page 455 and goes to page 583 (page 584 is blank). Lacking engraved ? pages between 484 and 487, 522 and 525, and 550 and 553. Finally there are two 'Alphabetical Tables' containg the matters in respectively the first four books (5 pages, page 6 blank) and then the fifth book (9 pages, last page blank), but not to book six and seven. Richard Hooker (1554?-1600) English theologian. Of his great prose classic the defence of the Church of England as established in Queen Elizabeth's reign 'Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie' four books appeared in 1594 and the fifth in 1597. The last three volumes were not published until after Hooker's Death. Sixth and eighth appeared in 1648 and the seventh was first included in Gauden's edition of 1661. 'Applying his principles to man as member of a community, he assigns practically the same origin and sanctions to ecclesiastical as to civil government. His theory of government forms the basis of 'Treatise on Civil Government' by John Locke. It is the first philosophical statement of the principles which have since regulated political progress in England.' (Encyclopedia Britanica, 11th edition). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 536181
Buchbeschreibung Robert Scot ;Thomas Basset; John Wright; Richard Chiswel [printed for], London, 1682. Tooled leather cover. Reprint. 390mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 553pp. Engraved half-title page. The full eight books were not published until 1662 after Hooker's death; a defining tract for Protestant religion in England; also a radical treatise arguing for government based on consent, paving the way for the political theories of Locke and Rousseau. Respined with new endpapers - original boards. Wear to corners of boards. Some rippling of pages within and occasional light markings. Sm. insect holes running through prelims (not impinging on text). Tape repair to title page. Buchnummer des Verkäufers j1565a
Buchbeschreibung Printed By Richard Bishop, And Are To Be Sold By George Lathum London, 39?]. , 453, , 453-583, pp. Folio (28 x 18cm). The preface to the reader is by J[ohn] S[penser]. There is a general ornamental title page which carries no date. The following subsidiary title pages (also ornamental) occur in the text: the Fifth Booke (dated 1616); Certain Divine Tractates (1639); Answere [.] to a Supplication (1635); A Learned Discourse (1636); Five Learned Sermons (1636); Two Sermons upon Part of S. Iudes Epistle (1636). Full contemporary calf with raised bands and title label lettered gilt. Binding scuffed with joints cracking but not detached. Twentieth-century ownership stamp to inner board. No free endpapers. Minor flaws in text block such as untidy pencil marks, few tiny burn marks and few short tears, some repaired. Nice enough to profit greatly from rebinding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers C7526
Buchbeschreibung William Stansbye. Buchzustand: Used - Very Good. . Hardcover. London: printed by William Stansbye - and are to be sold by George Lathum.  207, , 181-453, , 453-583,  pp. Small 4to (approx. 180 mm by 280 mm). This work includes the first 5 books (not 8 books) of the Ecclesiastical Polity, and also includes five short works, each with its own title page. Book 5 of the Polity also has a separate engraved title page. Bound in contemporrary calf, worn and age-darkened, with some scratches on covers. re-backed, preserving some of the original spine. Hinges restored with cloth tape. Internally quite good, excepting some brittle page edges (first and last few leaves). A previous owner has copies some long passages of bibliographic infromation in longhand on the free endpapers. There is an extra engraved portrait of Hooker (about 80 mmm by 120 mm) pasted in facing the engraved title; the title itself has an extra backing added for reinforcement. Overall, a sound and attractive copy. Short Title Catalogue #13718 (but also see #13717). Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S23772