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Par Nobile. Two Treatises. The one, concerning the excellent woman, evincing a person fearing the Lord, to be the most excellent person: discoursed more privately upon occasion of the death of the Right Honourable, the Lady Frances Hobart ... The other, discovering a fountain of comfort and satisfaction, to persons walking with God, yet living and dying without sensible consolations: discovered ... at the funerals of the Right Honourable, the Lady Katharine Courten ... With the narratives of the holy lives and deaths of those two noble sisters. By J.C.D.D. late Minister of the Gospel in Norwich
London: Publisher Not Identified, 1669. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1669. Small 8vo, bound in early 19th century half leather and marbled boards, pp. (16) 303, with full title page and title pages for each treatise. Early handwriting identifying author as John Collinges on the title page of The Excellent Woman (possibly in Collinges' hand), some foxing to outer leaves, age toning to text, binding very good but rubbed. OCLC locates 4 copies, with the copy at Columbia noted as having its second sub- title page signed, but this may refer to printed identification of the author and not a signature. The other three copies in OCLC are at the British Library, the British Library Reference Collections, and the British Library of Political and Economic Science. Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C5329 -- no copies currently on the market and none at auction in past 30 plus years. Collinges (1623-1690) was an English minister, associated with the district of Norwich where he was part of the household of Sir John Hobart for some time. He was an avid controversialist and published a number of tracts, sermons and exigeses.
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