Rare 1676 First Edition of “Of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie” by Richard Hooker

17th Century First Edition of “Of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie” by Richard Hooker, 1676, “The Works of Mr. Richard Hooker, in Eight Books”

1676 First Edition of “Of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie” by Richard Hooker | Full Title: “R. White, for Rob Scot, Thomas Baffet, John Wright and Richard Chiswel,  and are to be sold by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Cornhil, in Eight Books of Ecclesiastical Polity, Completed out of his own Manuscripts” | Rebound in quarter calf leather.

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  • Rare 1676 First Edition of “Of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie” by Richard Hooker | Title Page: “R. White, for Rob Scot, Thomas Baffet, John Wright and Richard Chiswel,  and are to be sold by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Cornhil, in Eight Books of Ecclesiastical Polity, Completed out of his own Manuscripts” | Published 1676 “by R. White, for Rob Scot, Thomas Baffet, John Wright and Richard Chiswel,  and are to be sold by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Cornhil. 1676″ | Printed on watermarked laid paper | Folio Quarter Calf Leather Bound / Rebound | Measures: Size: 14″ H x 9” W,

    Book Details: This antique treasure has been rebound in beautiful quarter tan calf leather in excellent condition | The spine has a red title panel with gilt lettering, and five gilted bands | Has a pastedown bookplate affixed to the front inside cover with a coat of arms and “Bibliotheque de I.G. Schorsch” | Printed on fine watermarked laid paper.

    Complete Title Page:  “The Works of the Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker, in Eight Books of Ecclesiastical Polity, Completed out of his own Manuscripts | With several other Treatises by the same author, and an Account of his Life and Death. | Dedicated to the Kings most Excelletn Majesty, Charles II, By whose Royal Father (near His Martyrdom) the former Five Hooks (then only extant) were commended to His Dear Children, as an excelent means to satisfie Private Scruples, and settle the Publick Peace of this Church and Kingdom”

    Dedicated to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, Charles II.  Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was king of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 until his deposition in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 until his death in 1685.  Charles suffered a sudden apoplectic fit on the morning of 2 February 1685, and died aged 54 at 11:45 am four days later at Whitehall Palace.  Note: Charles II’s father, Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War.

    1676 Richard Hooker Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity Church of England Puritans Hooker (1554-1600) | Important English theologian Richard Hooker (1554-1600) was an English priest in the Church of England and an influential theologian. He was one of the most important English theologians of the sixteenth century. His defense of the role of redeemed reason informed the theology of the seventeenth century Caroline divines and later provided many members of the Church of England with a theological method which combined the claims of revelation, reason and tradition. He developed his doctrines in his Treatise on the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. In conception the Treatise was a livre de circonstance , designed to justify episcopacy, but it embodied a broadly conceived philosophical theology. His opposition to the Puritans, who held to the literal following of the Scriptures as an absolute in the sense that whatever was not expressly commanded in Scripture was unlawful, led him to elaborate a whole theory of law, based on the ‘absolute’ fundamental of natural law whose ‘seat is in the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. The Puritans were wholly mistaken in regarding the Bible as a mechanical code of rules; for not everything that is rightful finds precise direction in the Scriptures. In a similar way the permanence of the law does not preclude development of detail. We do not find any other examples of this same book for sale elsewhere Main author: Richard Hooker; John Gauden; Izaak Walton; Walter Travers Title: The works of that learned and judicious divine, Mr. Richard Hooker : in eight books of Ecclesiastical polity, compleated out of his own manuscripts : with several other treatises by the same author, and an account of his life and death. Dedicated to the King’s most Excellent Majesty, Charles II. By whose royal father (near his martyrdom) the former five books (then only extant) were commended to his dear children, as an excellent means to satisfie private scruples, and settle the publick peace of this church and kingdom . Published: London : Printed by R. White, for Rob. Scot, Tho. Basset, John Wright and Rich. Chiswel, and are to be sold by Robert Boulter ., 1676. Language: English Notes & contents: Engraved title page | Wear: wear as seen in photos | Binding: tight and secure leather binding | Pages: complete with all 553 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such | Publisher: London : Printed by R. White, for Rob. Scot, Tho. Basset, John Wright and Rich. Chiswel, and are to be sold by Robert Boulter , 1676 | Size: 14″ H x 9″ W (35.5cm x 22.5cm).

  • Date

    17th Century

    Kind

    Books, Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Documents & Manuscripts

    Origin

    United Kingdom

    Other

    Gilt Lettering, Leather Bound, Rebouned

    Subject

    Christian, Theology

    Support

    Laid Paper

    Title

    Of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie

    Artist / Maker

    Richard Hooker