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Vincent, Thomas.
Christ's Certain and Sudden Appearance to Judgment [Signed in Ink by Thomas Vincent at the end of Vincent's preface "To The Citizens of London"]. By Thomas Vincent, Sometime Minister of Maudlins Milk=Street, London.
London, Printed for George Calvert and Samuel Sprint. 1669 - The Third Edition. Small Octavo. 6 unnumbered pages (incl. Titlepage), 264 pages [collation complete]. 19th century Hardcover. Front board cleanly detached. Inkstain to titlepage. Tears without loss of text to pages 1 - 4, small damage to outer margin of text on page 59/60. Name of female preowner verso titlepage (dated April 1695). Extremely scarce and highly unusual in a signed edition. Thomas Vincent (May 1634 – 15 October 1678) was an English Puritan minister and author. He is referenced as a main character featured in "The Living," by Anthony Clarvoe, a play about 1665 plague London. Thomas Vincent, the second son of John Vincent and elder brother of Nathaniel Vincent (both also prominent ministers), was born at Hertford in May 1634. After passing through Westminster School, and Felsted grammar school in Essex, he entered as a student at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1648, matriculated 27 February 1651, and graduated B.A. 16 March 1652, M.A. 1 June 1654, when he was chosen catechist. Leaving the university, he became chaplain to Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester. In 1656 he was incorporated at Cambridge. He was soon put into the sequestered rectory of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, London (he was probably ordained by the sixth London classis), and held it till the Uniformity Act of 1662 ejected him. He retired to Hoxton, where he preached privately, and at the same time assisted Thomas Doolittle [nonconformist minister] in his school at Bunhill Fields. During 1665, the year of the Great Plague of London … [Click Below for Full Description]
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