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The Great Exemplar of Sanctity and Holy Life according to the Christian Institution: Described in the History of the Life and Death of the ever Blessed Jesus Christ the saviour of the world. With Considerations and Discourses upon the several parts of the Story; And Prayers fitted to the several Mysteries

By Jeremy Taylor

1657

R Norton for Richard Royston : London

12" by 8"

[52], 600pp, [12]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The third edition of this eloquent work on Jesus Christ by Church of England cleric Jeremy Taylor. Held in a lovely half vellum binding and beautifully illustrated.

Illustrated, with a frontispiece, engraved title page and a further 10 plates, one of which is over two pages. With publisher's adverts to the rear. Collated, appears to have been bound without two of the plates. ESTC no. R11726 This work was first printed in 1649 and this (third) edition was the final edition to be revised by Taylor personally. To this edition there were a further four plates issued compared to the second edition, which was the first illustrated edition. Comprising of three parts, all with separately dated title pages for each part. This historical work on Jesus Christ was inspired by a previous conversation held between Jeremy Taylor and the Earl of Northampton. This title is just one of many by Taylor, who had an extensive bibliography. Several of his sermons were published and widely read. He held the role of Chaplain in Ordinary to Charles I and as a Church of Ireland Bishop. Taylor's prosaic style is praised for his poetic expression and he is often regarded as being one of the greatest prose writers in the English language.

CONDITION

In a half vellum binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound with patches of rubbing to the marbled boards. Spine is discoloured with several handling marks. Patches of light rubbing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Engraved title page has been professionally repaired as has normal title page. Pages are generally bright. Worming to the introduction, affecting a maximum of three words per page. Offsetting to pages 58-59 from a previously inserted flower. Small closed tear to the leaf of page 285/286, no larger than 4cm to the text.

Overall Condition: Good

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