Sammelband with works by Henry Ainsworth, Robert Grenville Brooke, Thomas Edwards, Thomas Warner, and others (1631-1651)

Sammelband containing the following six ecclesiastical works and “Tracts on Baptism, &c. … in 1 vol.”

  1. J.A. An historicall narration of the iudgement of some most learned and godly English bishops, holy martyrs, and others : (whereof III, viz. Archbishop Cranmer, B. Latimer, and Bishop Hooper, suffred martyrdome, in the dayes of Q. Mary, for the truth and Gospell of Christ Iesus) concerning Gods election, and the merit of Christ his death, &c (London, 1631) ESTC S100399.
  2. W.L. The bramble berry, or, A briefe discourse touching participating in mixt assemblies at the sacrament of the Lords Supper (London, 1643) ESTC R413.
  3. Ainsworth, Henry. A seasonable discourse, or, A censure upon a dialogue of the Anabaptists, intituled, A description of what God hath predestinated concerning man; is tryed and examined (London, 1651) ESTC R4838.
  4. Edwards, Thomas. The casting down of the last and strongest hold of Satan, or, A treatise against toleration and pretended liberty of conscience (London, 1647) ESTC R201621.
  5. Warner, Thomas. Church-lands not to be sold, or, A necessary and plaine answer to the question of a conscientious Protestant, whether the lands of the bishops, and churches in England and Wales may be sold (London, 1648 [i.e. 1647]) ESTC R204017.
  6. Brooke, Robert Grenville. A discourse opening the nature of that episcopacie, which is exercised in England : wherein, with all humility, are represented some considerations tending to the much-desired peace, and long expected reformation, of this our mother church (London, 1642) ESTC R12469.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 254.

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.

Sammelband with works by John Downame, John Keltridge, and others (1578-1653)

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

  1. Stereōma: the establishment, or, A discourse tending to the setling of the minds of men, about some of the chiefe controversies of the present times (London, 1654 [i.e. 1653) ESTC R207199.
  2. Downame, John. The plea of the poore, or, A treatise of beneficence and almes-deeds : teaching how these Christian duties are rightly to be performed, and perswading to the frequent doing of them (London, 1616) ESTC S110224.
  3. A replye answering a defence of the sermon, preached at the consecration of the bishop of Bathe and Welles, by George Downame, Doctor of Divinitye : in defence of an answere to the foresayd sermon imprinted anno 1609 (Amsterdam, 1614 [i.e. 1613]) ESTC S113712.
  4. Keltridge, John. The exposition, and readynges of Iohn Keltridge, Mayster of the Artes … vpon the wordes of our Sauiour Christe, that bée written in the xi. of Luke (London, 1578) ESTC S107990.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 212.

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.

A Description of Loue (1638)

A Description of Loue : With Certaine Epigrams, Elegies, and Sonnets, and Also Mast. Iohnsons Answere to Master Withers : With the Crie of Ludgate, and the Song of the Beggar (London : Printed by Miles Flesher, 1638)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 123. ESTC S116945.

Unlocated, with copies at the Bodleian, Houghton Library, and Library of Congress bearing no visible marks of ownership.

Dod and Cleaver – A Plaine and Familiar Exposition of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Chapters of the Prouerbs of Salomon (1608)

Dod, John and Robert Cleaver. A plaine and familiar exposition of the thirteenth and fourteenth chapters of the Prouerbs of Salomon (London : By R.B. for Roger Iackson, and are to be sold at his shop in Fleetstreet, neare the Conduit, 1608)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 382. ESTC S4611.