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William Hinde 1569-1629
A faithfull remonstrance of the holy life and happy death of Iohn Bruen of Bruen-Stapleford, in the county of Chester, Esquire. (Brother to that mirrour of piety Mistris Katherin Brettergh). Exhibiting variety of many memorable and exemplary passages of his life and his death usefull for all sorts and sexes, but principally intended as a path and president of piety and charity for the inhabitants of the famous county palatine of Chester.
Published by London: printed by R.B. for Philemon Stephens and Christopher Meredith and are to be sold at their shop at the Gold, 1641. London: printed by R.B. for Philemon Stephens and Christopher Meredith and are to be sold at their shop at the Golden Lyon in Saint Paul's Church yard, 1641. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st and only edition. Octavo. [22] 211, [1], 212, 212-227pp Title page is A2. Lacks initial and final blanks. Text has minor marks, some tears to one or two corners otherwise good margins and the paper is very good. Recently rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Raised bands, label. A fascinating and rare account of John Bruen (1560-1625), an English Puritan. Bruen believed in divine judgements, witchcraft and special providences. Towards the end of his life he had 'ravishing spirits'. This biography was related to William Hinde, who was probably his brother-in-law; Hinde's wife, Margaret was the daughter of William Foxe, whose daughter Anne married Bruen as his second wife.
Bookseller: Stephen Butler Rare Books & Manuscripts [United Kingdom]
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