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Certain Sermons, or Homilies Appointed to be Read in Churches in the Time of the Late Queen Elizabeth of Famous Memory & Now Thought Fit to be Reprinted by Authority from the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. Bound Together with 'the 2nd Tome of Homilies...' Certaine Sermons, or Homilies Appoynted to be Read in Churches. in the Time of the Late Queene Elizabeth of Famous Memory. and Now Thought Fit to be Reprinted by Authority from the Kings Moft Excellent Majefty. with ' the Second Tome of Homilies of Such..
London: Churchyard.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1635. Unknown. Leather. Original 1635 Edition. Virtually DISBOUND - NO Covers & only the remnants of a leather spine. Quarto - 7 3/4 x 11 inches. TWO Volumes bound as One. The book lacks the half title & front endpapers & starts at the Engraved Title Page & ends with the rear blank endpaper after FINIS & the Printers Details as it should. The wood-engraved title page is chipped, worn, & ragged with loss at edges/corners & a bit grubby & many page corners are friable, particularly the bottom front & rear top corners. Some pages/corners, front & back, have a little archive tape to 'closed' chips/tears to prevent further wear/loss. There is some old damp staining to the (mainly blank) edges/outer margins of the pages, mainly light 'shading', but a little stronger at the the end where it is bleeding into the text. However the text overall is sl. 'wavy' but a good strong printing in single column black letter with Attractive Engraved Title Letters & many decorated page headers. Rubbed Red (as printed) page fore-edges. Last few leaves with marginal edge/corner losses not affecting text. An odd spot or mark internally, three pages have a few small 'rust'(? ) spots, with small holes (circa 1cm or less) worn through a couple of those spots, & page 237 has a tear with loss to the front blank margin edge not affecting text, but overall generally very clean & clear print and preservation. An old ownership inscription (? Francis Ford...? ) in faint ink at the top of the title page, o/w NO other inscriptions or major marks not noted. Vol. 1 = (Title as above) [8] + 98 [75-76 mispaginated but correct] + [2 Blanks]. Vol. 2 = Title reads " The Second Tome of Homilies, of Svch Matters as were Promised and Entituled in the former part of HOMILIES. Set out by the authority of the Late Queenes Majesty: & to be read in every Parish Church agreeably". [4] + 320 + [4] pages. [Another mispagination in the 'Homily Against Disobedience and Wilfull Rebellion' which is divided into 6 parts - where page 307 is misprinted as 313 but the correct page 313 is in place]. After this 6-part Sermon the book ends with a final "Thankes-giving for the Suppression of the LAST REBELLION" & Printers Details decoratively bordered top and bottom. The first volume is attributed to Thomas Cranmer & others. The second was likely compiled by John Jewel. Overall a sound, generally clean, strongly printed early copy, in desperate need of a binding/light restoration to preserve it further. SEE IMAGES. ; 4to 11" - 12" tall .
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