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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 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 London: Printed by Will. Stansby, and are to be sold by Mat. Lownes 1617., 1617. Folio., pp. , 453, [3, blank]; , 453-583, , with an engraved title-page (old repair to closed tear, lower corner restored) and the terminal blank to the first part Vv6; separate letter-press title-page to Book V, dated 1616; divisional title-pages to 'Certayne divine tractates' dated 1631; slightly dusty at the extremities, but a very good, crisp copy in contemporary calf, later spine label; ownership inscription of Ol[iver] Rouse of St John's College, Cambridge, dated 1797.Fourth edition, first issue, of the Preface and Books 1-4 (first published in 1593), third edition of Book 5 (first published in 1597), bound here with the third edition of 'Certayne Divine Tractates' (1631), issued with a 1622 general title-page (rather than the usual 1632).The first issue of the fourth edition (with a title-page dated 1617), was issued without the Tractates; for the second issue, with the title-page dated 1618, William Stansby procured the sheets of the Tractates printed for Henry Featherstone to issue with the Lawes. He did not obtain title to the Tractates until 1622, publishing them with a prefatory letter in praise of Hooker, which presents the work as a 'posthume Orphan', and hopes that 'those Three [Books 6-8] promised to perfect his Politie be not buried in the grave with their renowned Father.' The complicated structure laid the ground for what Hill calls 'the bewildering array of mixed copies that succeed the 1618 edition'. Here, we have the sheets of Lawes as printed in 1617, complete with the terminal blank, followed by the Tractates as printed in 1631 – the title-page is a singleton, evidently used before new general title-pages were printed in 1632.ESTC records three other examples thus, at Birmingham University, Hereford Cathedral, and Queen's Ontario.Hill 13.1 and 15.1; STC 13716, 13717 (title-page only) and 13718. Language: English. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1927
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