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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber V71053

Author Taylor, Jeremy (1613-1667) Bishop of Down and Connor
Title THEOLOGIA EKLEKTIKE [in Greek]. A Discourse of The Liberty of Prophesying. Shewing the Unreasonablenes of prescribing to other mens Faith, and the Iniquity of persecuting differing opinions. By Ier: Taylor, D.D. Chaplaine in Ordinarie to His Majestie.
PlacePub London
Publisher R. Royston, at the Angel in Ivie-lane, First edition
Date 1647
Illustrations With additional engraved title page signed W Marshall sculpsit.
Description Small quarto contemporary calf, rebacked & repaired with gilt title & date on spine, newer endpapers cut to show 1780 ownership inscription B[enjamin] Forster and his shelf mark (the antiquary Benjamin Forster 1736-1805). Bookplate HIS 114 Mount Street W. and 2 oval library stamps on endpapers, Benjamin & Thomas Forster inscriptions at top of engraved title which is slightly browned & spotted, earlier neat ownership Charles Laurence on printed titlepage. Some spotting, small marginal damp-stains on last 2 leaves and last with small tear at top not affecting text/back soiled, otherwise neat and crisp throughout. Collates [4]+ 48pp [4]+267pp [3]pp with errata. *First edition of Taylor's most influential work - "important, not as being the first or fullest statement of the principles of toleration, but as the most fruitful in its effects upon the English mind" (DNB). Wing T400.
Booknumber V71053
Price Price: GBP 250.00 or USD 322.00
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