17th Century First Edition of “Eighteen Sermons Whereof Fifteen Preached before the King, The Rest Upon Publick Occasions” by Richard Allestry D.D. and Chaplaine to His Majesty, 1669

Exceptionally Rare 17th Century First Edition of “Eighteen Sermons Whereof Fifteen Preached before the King, The Rest Upon Publick Occasions” by Richard Allestry D.D. and Chaplaine to His Majesty, 1669

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Rare 1669 First Edition of “Eighteen Sermons Whereof Fifteen Preached before the King, The Rest Upon Publick Occasions” by Richard Allestry D.D. and Chaplaine to His Majesty (1621 – 1681) | Published 1669 by “Tho. Roycroft [Thomas Roycroft], for James Allestry at the Rose and Crown in S. Pauls Church-yard” | Printed on watermarked laid paper | Quarter Leather Bound / Rebound

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  • Exceptionally Rare 1669 First Edition of “Eighteen Sermons Whereof Fifteen Preached before the King, The Rest Upon Publick Occasions” by Richard Allestry D.D. and Chaplaine to His Majesty (1621 – 1681) | Published 1669 by “Tho. Roycroft [Thomas Roycroft], for James Allestry at the Rose and Crown in S. Pauls Church-yard” | Printed on watermarked laid paper | Quarter Leather Bound / Rebound | Measures: 11.5″ H x 7.5″ W.

    Book Details: This antique volume has been rebound in beautiful quarter tan calf leather in excellent condition | The spine has a red title panel with gilt lettering, and five raised 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.

    Author: Richard Allestree or Allestry (/ˈɔːlstriː/ AWL-stree) (1621/2 – 28 January 1681) was an English Royalist churchman.  In 1663 he was made chaplain to the king and Regius Professor of Divinity.

    The Regius Professorships of Divinity are amongst the oldest professorships at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. A third chair existed for a period at Trinity College, Dublin.

    The Oxford and Cambridge chairs were founded by King Henry VIII. The chair at Cambridge originally had a stipend of £40 per year (which is still paid to the incumbent by Trinity College), later increased by James I with the rectory of Somersham, Cambridgeshire.

    Allestry also served as the Canon of Christ Church and provost of Eton College.

    Whitehall:  Whitehall was the site of a grand palace which was in Royal hands from Tudor times. Henry VIII seized what was York Place from Cardinal Wolsey in 1530 when he fell out of favour with the king and embarked on an enormous building project, transforming it to the most magnificent palace in Britain.

    In addition to sumptuous private rooms and public areas (an inventory taken at Henry VIII’s death in 1547 records diamonds, jasper, enamel, every-kind of textile colour imaginable and many other treasures), it included ornamental gardens, plus a recreation centre with tennis courts, a bowling alley and a cockpit.

    At its peak in the late 1600s Whitehall Palace was the largest in Europe, with some 2,000 rooms and stretching all the way from what is now Trafalgar Square to Westminster.

    Preached “Before the King”: 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.

    Title: Eighteen Sermons Whereof Fifteen Preached before the King, The Rest Upon Publick Occasions
    Description: Theology / Sermons
    Author: Richard Allestry [Allestree] D.D. and Chaplaine to His Majesty (1621 – 1681)
    Publisher: Thomas Roycroft for James Allestry – A printer and publisher active in London in the 17th century.
    City: London
    Year: 1669
    Binding Style: Rebound Quarter Leather Hardcover

  • Date

    18th Century

    Kind

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

    Origin

    Netherlands

    Other

    Gilt Lettering, Leather Bound, Rebouned

    Subject

    Christian, Theology

    Support

    Laid Paper

    Title

    Vindiciae veterum scriptorum, contra J. Harduinum

    Artist / Maker

    Mathurin Veyssière de La Croze (1661 – 1739)