by Sanderson, Robert
1655. A Notable Essay on Oaths Sanderson, Robert [1587-1663]. De Juramento. Seven Lectures Concerning the Obligation of Promissory Oathes. Read Publicly in the Divinity School at Oxford. By Robert Sanderson D.D. His Majesties Publick Professor There. Translated into English by His Late Majesties Speciall Command, And Afterwards Revised and Approved Under His Majesties Own Hand. London: Printed by E.C. for Humphrey Moseley, Octavian Pulleyn, And Andrew Crook, 1655. [viii], 64, 63-272,  pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets and later lettering piece to spine. Rubbing to extremities with wear corners, chipping to head of spine, boards beginning to separate, but secure, front pastedown and most of free endpaper neatly removed, a few tears to following endleaf. Title page printed in red and black within ruled border. Early owner inscription to verso of front board (Tittenhange Library), light toning to text, offsetting to margins of title page. $650. * First edition in English. Bishop of Lincoln, Chaplain to Charles I, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University and subject of a biography by Izaak Walton, Sanderson was one of the most eminent Englishmen of the seventeenth century. His opinions are also discussed in Walton's The Compleat Angler. De Juramento is a conservative review of the "nature and teaching" of oaths to royal and government officials according to Scripture. It was first published in 1647 as De Juramenti Promissorii. King Charles I held this work in high regard and he may have been the author of the English translation. This work was suppressed during the Commonwealth and returned to print during the Restoration. Its final edition was published in 1722. English Short-Title Catalogue R30543.
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