Sammelband with works by George Smith, Richard Baxter, and others (1640-1666)

Sammelband containing the following four ecclesiastical works and “others in the vol.”

  1. Smith, George. Englands pressures, or, The peoples complaint, humbly related, for information and for satisfaction of the grounds and causes thereof, and communicated to the inhabitants of England, in the severall cities and counties of the kingdome : also, a short reprehension to factious, seditious sinners, with a Christian exhortation to reformation, to brotherly unitie and concord, and conscionable performance of covenant, by assurance of Gods blessing, a glorious deliverance, with establishment of truth and peace to the three kingdomes (London, 1645) ESTC R200196.
  2. Englands complaint to Iesus Christ, against the bishops canons. of the late sinfull synod, a seditious conuenticle, a packe of hypocriets [sic], a sworne confederacy, a traiterous conspiracy (Amsterdam, 1640) ESTC S101178.
  3. Common-prayer-book devotions, episcopal delusions, or, The second death of the service-book : wherein, the unlawfulness (with advantage) of the imposition of liturgies, or stinted forms of prayer, or of the worship of God (and more especially of the English service-book) is clearly and plainly demonstrated from the Scriptures, and grounds in reason, with answers to the arguments and pleas insisted on, in defence of the said impositions (London, 1666) ESTC R35602.
  4. Baxter, Richard. A petition for peace, with the reformation of the liturgy : as it was presented to the right reverend bishops, by the divines appointed by His Majesties commission to treat with them about the alteration of it (London, 1661) ESTC R39870, R210511, R208574, R235161, or R172651.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 365.

Unlocated. It is possible that this text belonged to one of Wolfreston’s sons, Stanford or Francis Wolferstan, given their keener interests in matters ecclesiastical.

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