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Ecclesia Restaurata; Or, The History of the Reformation of the Church of England

By Peter Heylyn

1661

H Twyford; T Dring; J Place et al : London

12" by 7.5"

[14], 142, [4], 147-168, [2], 84, [2], 85-167, [2], 179-196pp

 

 

 

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The first edition of this near-contemporary history regarding the Religious reformation in England by ecclesiastic and author, Peter Heylyn.

A fascinating work that analyses and narrates the British monarchy in relation to the Religious reformation. Heylyn analyses Parliamentary acts regarding the Book of Common Prayer and traces the history in England from Henry VIII to the reign of Elizabeth I. This work is split into four sections, being 'Affairs of Church and State in England, during the life and reign of Queen Mary', 'Appendix to the Former Book, Touching the Interposings made in Behalf of Lady Jane Gray', 'Affairs of Church and State in England, during the Life and First Eight Years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth' and 'Appendix to the former book: containing 1. The Articles of Religion agreed Upon in the Convocation anno 1562.... 2. Notes on the Former Articles'. ESTC No. R6263. With an engraved frontispiece. Collated, complete. Would appear that pages 179-196 have been misnumbered as the leaves between 167 and 179 run in continuous signatures. With the bookplate of a library in Llanarth, Wales to the front pastedown. Heylyn was an author of many polemical, historical and political tracts. He was a controversionalist against the Puritans, which is likely to have fuelled this monarchical history which was published immediately after the restoration. He was a clerical follower of Charles I and was known for being outspoken in his preaching. A fascinating Tudor history in relation to the tumultuous religious reform, penned by an individual who was born at the tail end of Elizabeth's reign.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding. Externally, rubbed to the joint sand extremities. Front board is detached but present. Loss to the head and tail of spine. Front endpaper is loosening at the gutter. Loss to the bottom corner of title page, with the page being laid down onto a new leaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are cockled. The odd scattered spots to the pages. Small loss to the margin of page 146 of the History of Queen Elizabeth, not affecting the text. Final leaf has loss to the edges and to the gutter, not affecting text. Prior owner's handwriting practice to the bottom of final leaf.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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