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Europæ speculum. Or, A vievv or survey of the state of religion in the vvesterne parts of the world.
London, printed by T. Cotes, for Michael Sparke, 1632. 4to. [viii], 248. +⁴, a-h⁴, I⁴, k-2h⁴ (quires d & h incorrectly folded so partly misplaced)  At end of text: From Paris. IX. Aprill. 1599. Copied out by the authors originall, and finished, 2. Octob. An. M.DC.XIII.  ESTC. Roman letter, some Gothic and Greek. Small woodcut device on t-p, woodcut initials, typographical and woodcut headpieces, a few contemporary ms annotations, interesting medical recipes relating to the plague of 1636 in a contemporary hand on front free endpapers. Light age yellowing, small oil? staining to upper blank margin of first 30 or so leaves, the odd thumb mark, worm pin-holes in upper blank margin of a few leaves. A very good, unsophisticated copy, well margined, in contemporary limp English vellum, remains of ties, ms title to spine. Second complete edition of Sir Edwin Sandys  (1561-1629) seminal work on the state of Christianity in Europe. The result of a three-year tour around the continent, undertaken with Sandys  companion George Cranmer in 1593, the Europae Speculum professes to examine the condition of the Reformed Churches of mainland Europe, possibly with a view to suggesting some form of re-unification; in fact, Sandys never reaches the topic in this work, but dedicates nearly three quarters of the book to detailed description and analysis of Roman Catholicism,  enumerating their beliefs, practices, government, and the means used to increase power, frequently finding merit in their customs and ideas while disapproving of the way in which these were put into p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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