Period full brown calf binding, elaborated decorated with gilt stamping. AEG. Marbled paper eps
1692 · London
by Andrews [also Andrewes], Lancelot [1555 - 1626]. Drake, Richard - Contributor
London: Printed for Will. Freeman at the Bible against the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street,Â 1692, 1692. Later edition (T.C. II, 396; Wing A3139). Period full brown calf binding, elaborated decorated with gilt stamping. AEG. Marbled paper eps. General binding wear & expected signs of use from surviving the last 4 centuries. Lacks ffep. Inked out pos [?] to top margin of printed t.p. The first fourteen or so leaves have a heavy corner crease and are chipped/with short tears at edges (affecting some letters). Some pale scattered (mostly marginal) staining in places. Couple of tiny worm trails. Withal, a respectable VG copy.. , 177, , 100 pp. "Epistle dedicatory" signed: Richard Drake. "A Manual of Directions for the Sick" has separate title page and pagination; register is continuous. 2 preliminary leaves of plates, including engraved title. 12mo. 5-1/4" x 3"
Andrewes "was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. During the latter's reign, Andrewes served successively as Bishop of Chichester, of Ely, and of Winchester and oversaw the translation of the King James Version of the Bible (or Authorized Version). ... His services to his church have been summed up thus: (1) he has a keen sense of the proportion of the faith and maintains a clear distinction between what is fundamental, needing ecclesiastical commands, and subsidiary, needing only ecclesiastical guidance and suggestion; (2) as distinguished from the earlier protesting standpoint, e.g. of the Thirty-nine Articles, he emphasized a positive and constructive statement of the Anglican position." [Wiki]
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