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BOLTON, Robert
Instructions for a right comforting afflicted consciences, with speciall antidotes against some grievous temptations:
London, Imprinted by Felix Kyngston for Thomas Weaver, 1631. FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. [xxviii], 560. [par.] (±[par.]3), A , B-2N . [par.]3 is a cancel. Variant with cancellandum dedication to Sir Robert Carre, Gentleman of the Kings Bed-Chamber, &c. Roman and Italic letter. Title within double line rule with small woodcut printer s device, woodcut initials and head-pieces, Robert Hyde on title, Ann Hyde her Booke on verso of t-p You must H on verso of last, both in contemporary hands, Edward? Hyde his buke on vellum turn in, J Sowerbutts 1877 on fly. Light age yellowing, title page dusty and a little soiled in outer margin, minor dust soiling in places, rare mark or stain. A very good copy, crisp and clean in contemporary limp vellum, soiled, ties renewed. First edition of this important Puritan work dealing with spiritual Melancholy by the noted Puritan preacher Robert Bolton (1572-1631). Robert Bolton, who wrote Instructions for a Right Comforting Afflicted Consciences in 1631, was perhaps one of the most staunch disparagers of the horrible humour (Melancholy). Bolton was a rector of Broughton, Northamptonshire, and a well-known conformist preacher. While he differentiated grief occasioned by humoral imbalance from sorrow born of a repentant conscience like many of his contemporaries in the period, he set himself somewhat apart from other writers by cautioning his readers even against excessive godly sorrow. If inappropriately managed, he believed it was a corrupting source that could prevent one from doing the works required of a good Christian. Interestingly, he describe … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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