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The History and Fate of Sacrilege by Henry Spelman. Edited, In Part From Two Mss., Revised and Corrected, With A Continuation, Large Additions, and An Introductory Essay, by Two Priests of the Church of England.

By Sir Henry Spelman

1853

Joseph Masters : London

9.5" by 6"

xxiv, 371pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

An uncommon work by Sir Henry Spelman exploring instances of sacrilege both in the Bible and in British history.

Uncommon. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Written by Sir Henry Spelman the English antiquary, noted to have collated large collection of records from church councils. With an ink inscription to the front endpaper that reads: 'To the Rev. Edward Wilkinson with M. Lake's Kind Regards. March 14th 1859'. This work explores the history and fate of Sacrilege in relation the Church of England with references to the mention of sacrilege in the Bible. The work also talks about the transgression of former British monarchs, including Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and also the extremities. Light fraying to the cloth to the extremities. The front and rear hinges of each volumes are strained. The odd spot to the fore edge. Internally generally firmly bound with one gathering loosening to the tail (pages 227-238), with light straining to page viii. Pages are bright and clean, with numerous pencil annotations throughout.

Overall Condition: Good

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