Sammelband with works by William James, Nathaniel Shute, and others (1590-1641)

Sammelband containing the following five ecclesiastical works and “others by Sclater, Cawdray, Bray, &c.”

  1. James, William. A sermon preached at Paules Crosse the IX. of Nouember, 1589 (London, 1590) ESTC S122045.
  2. Bernard, Nicholas. The penitent death of a woefull sinner, or, The penitent death of John Atherton executed at Dublin the 5 of December 1640 : with some annotations upon severall passages in it (London, 1641) ESTC R2358.
  3. Shute, Nathaniel. Corona charitatis = The crowne of charitie : a sermon preacht in Mercers Chappell, May 10 1625 at the solemne funerals of his euer-renowmed friend, of precious memory, the mirroir of charitie, Mr. Richard Fishburne, merchant, and now consecrated as an anniuersary to his fame (London, 1626) ESTC S117282.
  4. Williams, John. Great Britains Salomon : a sermon preached at the magnificent funerall, of the most high and mighty king, Iames, the late King of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c. : at the Collegiat Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, the seuenth of May 1625 (London, 1625) ESTC S120058 or S120075.
  5. Hakewill, George. A comparison betweene the dayes of Purim and that of the Powder treason for the better continuance of the memory of it, and the stirring up of mens affections to a more zealous observation thereof (London, 1626) ESTC S103633.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 347.

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 Peter Heylyn, William Laud, and Anthony Wotton (1626-1637)

Sammelband containing the following four ecclesiastical works.

  1. Heylyn, Peter. Antidotum Lincolniense, or, An answer to a book entituled, The holy table, name, & thing, &c. said to be written long agoe by a minister in Lincolnshire, and printed for the diocese of Lincolne (London, 1637) ESTC S104011 or S104010. Imperfect. From Sotheby’s catalogue: “[W]ants title and end of third part.”
  2. Laud, William. A speech delivered in the Starr-Chamber, on Wednesday, the XIVth of Iune, MDCXXXVII. at the censure, of Iohn Bastwick, Henry Burton, & William Prinn; concerning pretended innovations in the Church (London, 1637) ESTC S123160 or S108350.
  3. Heylyn, Peter. A briefe and moderate answer, to the seditious and scandalous challenges of Henry Burton, late of Friday-Streete; in the two sermons, by him preached on the fifth of November 1636 and in the apologie prefixt before them (London, 1637) ESTC S104014.
  4. Wotton, Anthony. A dangerous plot discovered : by a discourse, wherein is proved, that, Mr: Richard Mountague, in his two bookes, the one, called A new gagg, the other, A iust appeale, laboureth to bring in the faith of Rome, and Arminius, vnder the name and pretence of the doctrine and faith of the Church of England (London, 1626) ESTC S120313.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 284.

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.

Windebank – His Majesties Declaration, Concerning His Proceedings with His Subjects of Scotland (1640)

Windebank, Francis. His Majesties declaration, concerning his proceedings with his subjects of Scotland, since the pacification in the camp neere Berwick (London : Printed by R. Young, His Majesties printer for Scotland, and R. Badger, printer to the prince His Highnesse, 1640)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 243. ESTC S101025.


Ward – The Simple Cobler of Aggawam in America (1647)

Ward, Nathaniel. The simple cobler of Aggawam in America : willing to help ’mend his native country, lamentably tattered, both in the upper-leather and sole, with all the honest stitches he can take (London: Printed by John Dever & Robert Ibbitson, for Stephen Bowtell, at the signe of the Bible in Popes Head-Alley, 1647)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 213. ESTC R43813, R220973, or R201319.