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Woodhead, Abraham]:

TWO DISCOURSES. THE FIRST, CONCERNING THE SPIRIT OF MARTIN LUTHER, AND THE ORIGINAL [sic] OF THE REFORMATION. THE SECOND, CONCERNING THE CELIBACY OF THE CLERGY.

      Oxford: [Obadiah Walker], An. 1687. - [8],104,[4],39,[1]pp. Quarto. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt labels. Boards detached, old snag in blank portions of A1-2, costing some paper but no letterpress, but internally generally a very good copy. First edition, posthumously published, and most likely printed by Woodhead's friend, Obadiah Walker, who enjoyed a license to print Catholic works, and after being denied access to the university press, established his own printing shop in University College until he was obliged to flee after William of Orange's invasion. This copy conforms to the first setting cited by EST of B1. The second title, which has its own title-leaf and register, was also distributed separately. An auspicious association copy, from the library of the Henry, third Baron of Arundell, with his bookplate and a contemporary inscription on the title ("Lord Arundell"). Arundell was one of those accused and imprisoned as suspects in the "Popish Plot." He was finally granted liberty in 1685, and remained active politically and as an advocate of Catholic causes until his death in 1694. ESTC R838320. WING W3445 & W3460.

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