Watson – Three Treatises : I. The Christians Charter, Shewing the Priviledges of a Believer, II. The Art of Divine Contentment, III. A Discourse of Meditation (1660)

Watson, Thomas. Three treatises : I. The Christians charter, shewing the priviledges of a believer, II. The art of divine contentment, III. A discourse of meditation : to which is added several sermons preached occasionally (London : Printed for Ralph Smith, at the Bible in Corn-hil, near the Royal Exchange, 1660)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 380. ESTC R15026 or R234083.


Worsley – Reason and Religion, or, The Certain Rule of Faith (1672)

Worsley, Edward. Reason and religion, or, The certain rule of faith, where the infallibility of the Roman Catholick Church is asserted, against atheists, heathens, Iewes, Turks, and all sectaries : with a refutation of Mr Stillingfleets many gross errours (Antwerp : By Michael Cnobbaert, 1672)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 367. ESTC R34760.


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.

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.