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THE RICHES OF MERCIE. In 2 treatises: 1 Lydia's conversion. 2. A rescue from death. By the reverend divine, Richard Sibbs, D.D. Published by the authors own appointment, and subscribed with his owne hand to prevent imperfect copies.
London, printed by I. D. for Francis Eglesfeild, 1638. FIRST EDITION, 1638, 12mo, 135 x 80 mm, 5¼ x 3 inches, 2 works in 1 volume with separate pagination and register, woodcut decorative headpieces and initials, pages: [2], 108, [16]; 146, [2], imprimatur (Thomas Wykes, May 11 1638) on final leaf, Signatures: [A]1, B-F¹², G², ²B-G¹², H². Bound in full antique calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, gilt rules and gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Covers rubbed and worn, hinges rubbed and tender, upper hinge cracked 40mm (2 inches) at top, lower hinge just starting to crack at top, covers still attached, corners slightly worn, ink initials on endpaper, neat name at top of title page, light brown damp stain to fore-edge margins throughout, tiny ink stain to edge of top margin on first 43 pages, some pages lightly age-browned. A good copy of a scarce work of Puritan theology. See: ESTC S100975. Richard Sibbes (or Sibbs) (1577-1635) was an English theologian, known for his Biblical commentaries and as an exponent of Puritanism. After attending St John's College, Cambridge from 1595 he became lecturer at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, from 1610 to 1616. He was then preacher at Gray's Inn, London, from 1617, returning to Cambridge as Master of Catherine Hall in 1626, without giving up the London position. He adhered to Calvinist covenant theology, as shaped by the English theologians Perkins, Preston, William Ames, and Thomas Taylor. He wrote and published several devotional works during his lifetime, others were not published until after his death. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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