Kett – The Glorious and Beautifull Garland of Mans Glorification (1585)

Kett, Francis. The glorious and beautifull garland of mans glorification : containing The godlye misterie of heauenly Ierusalem, the helmet of our saluation, The comming of Christ in the fleshe for our glorie, and his glorious com[m]ing in the end of the world, to crowne men with crowne of eternall glorie (London: Printed by Roger Ward, 1585)

ESTC S101081.


Cleveland – The Character of a London-Diurnall : With Several Select Poems (1647)

Cleveland, John. The character of a London-diurnall: with several select poems ([London] : s.n., 1647)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 251. Several editions in ESTC.

Unlocated. There is Sammelband volume of Cleveland’s works, Poems (1654) and A Character of a Diurnal-Maker (1654), now at the University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, which bears ownership inscriptions and marginalia from Wolfreston’s eldest son Francis. This volume does not, however, appear to be the same one enumerated in the Sotheby’s auction catalogue.

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 Cotton, Jeremy Taylor, and others (1644-1650)

Sammelband containing the following four ecclesiastical works “and others … in 1 vol.”

  1. Cotton, John. The keyes of the kingdom of heaven, and power thereof, according to the Word of God (London, 1644) ESTC R23263, R19748, or R19722.
  2. Cotton, John. The way of the churches of Christ in New-England, or, The way of churches walking in brotherly equality, or co-ordination, without subjection of one church to another (London, 1645) ESTC R209858 or R222670.
  3. Taylor, Jeremy. A funerall sermon, preached at the obsequies of the right honble and most vertuous lady, the Lady Frances, Countesse of Carbery, who deceased October the 9th. 1650 at her house Golden-Grove in Carmarthen-shire (London, 1650) ESTC R11725.
  4. The government of the Church of Scotland fully declared : wherein is largely set forth the order and uniformitie to be observed in the realme of Scotland, concerning doctrine, administrations of the sacraments, election of ministers, provision for their sustentation, ecclesiasticall discipline and policy of the Church, as it is now practised (London, 1647) ESTC R27388.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 252.

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 Henry Burton, William Carter, John Cotton, Matthew Newcomen and others (1644-1659)

Sammelband containing the following five ecclesiastical works, “Other Pieces on Infant Baptism by Kaye, Carter, Geree, Crofton, &c.,” and “others … in 1 vol.”

  1. Newcomen, Matthew. Irenicum, or, An essay towards a brotherly peace & union, between those of the congregational and presbyterian way (London, 1659) ESTC R202985.
  2. Burton, Henry. A vindication of churches commonly called Independent, or, A briefe ansvver to two books, the one intituled, Twelve considerable serious questions touching church-government, the other, Independency examined, unmasked, refuted, &c. Both lately published by William Prinne, of Lincolnes-Inne, Esquire (London, 1644) ESTC R21818, R20892, or R1340.
  3. The English Presbyterian and Independent reconciled : setting forth the small ground of difference between them both, therin clearing the mis-understandings between the English and the Scots, as which nation hath broken the Covenant each with other (London, 1651) ESTC R206482.
  4. Carter, William. The covenant of God with Abraham, opened : wherein I. The duty of infant-baptism is cleared. II. Something added concerning the Sabbath, and the nature and increase of the kingdome of Christ (London, 1654) ESTC R207606.
  5. Cotton, John. An abstract of laws and government : wherein as in a mirrour may be seen the wisdome & perfection of the government of Christs kingdome (London, 1655) ESTC R23786.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 250.

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.