English Religious and Political Sammelband

English Religious and Political Sammelband

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Twenty Three Pamphlets 1679-1701

By Titus Oats, Peter Gooden, John Turner, William Derrel, Gilbert Coles,Richard Kidder, Samuel Grascome, David-Nicolas Bertier, Robert Ware, & Phillip Ellis And Several Anonymous Pieces

Printed In London for Various Booksellers

The Volume is in Very Good Condition Bound in half-black morocco over cloth boards, with the spine divided into six compartments by five raised bands, with gilt lettering in the second and final compartments from the top. Externally the boards and spine are lightly scuffed, with wear to the spine but no splits, and with the board corners bumped a bit. Internally the leaves are generally clean and well margined, with the condition of the paper varying between titles, from light to moderate toning and light to moderate foxing throughout, as well as marginal and in-text notations from previous owners.


Front Board - English Religious and Political SammalbandTitle - Pope Joan

This fascinating volume contains a great variety of controversialist pamphlets from the late seventeenth century. In England, this was the most prolific period for writing on Catholicism, with the specter of a potential catholic king looming over the kingdom for decades, from the exclusion crisis through the Jacobite uprisings of the early eighteenth century.

Titus Oats is of course an important author, due to his instigating much of the Hysteria over James II with the Popish Plot. Though it proved to be entirely a fabrication, the implication of the plot roused mass panic, and several people were executed before the investigation ran its course. Here, Oats beseeches catholics to finally convert and be loyal christian subjects under William and Mary

Another fascinating piece is Pope Joan, a widely circulated account of a middle ages woman who, disguised as a man, rose through Catholic hierarchy, eventually becoming Pope. Though now largely thought to be a myth, this story nonetheless influenced the discourse on Catholicism, cited as evidence of the corruption of the catholic church.

Pagination & Dimensions

The full title reads as follows:

“Animadversions Upon the Doctrine of Transubstantiation. A Sermon Preached Before the Right honourable The Lord Mayor And Court of Aldermen, Octob. Xix. 1679. At the Guild-Hall Chappel, London. / By John Turner, Fellow of Christs-Colledge in Cambridge. / … / London Printed for Walter Kettilby, at the Bishops-Head in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1679.”

This title is paginated as follows: [viii], 31, [1]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-E4.

“A True and Lively Representation of Popery: Shewing That Popery is only New-modell’d Paganism, and Perfectly Destructive of the Great Ends and Purposes of God in the Gospel. / … / London, Printed by R. Everingham for W. Kettilby, at the Bishops Head in S. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1679.”

This title is paginated as follows: [4]-82, [2]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-K4, L2.

“The Pope’s Third Breve, Threatning to Excommunicate The Most Christian King. Together with The French Clergies Reply upon The Subject of that Breve. / Faithfully Translated from the Originals; giving an exact Account of the grand Controversie concerning the Regalia. / London: Printed for James Vade, at the Cock and Sugar-loaf near St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-street. 1681.”

This title is paginated as follows: [2]-12. This Title collates as follows: [A]4, B2.

“The Laymans Opinion, sent in a Private Letter to a Considerable Divine of the Church of England. / / Printed in the year 1687.”

This title is paginated as follows: [2]-8. This Title collates as follows: [A]4.

“The Lay-Mans Answer to the Lay-Mans Opinion: / in a Letter to a Friend. // London: Printed in the Year 1687.”

This title is paginated as follows: [ii], 12, [2]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-B4.

“The Sum of a Conference Had Between Tw Divines of the Church of England. And Two Catholic Lay-Gentlemen. At the Request, and for the Satisfaction of Three Persons of Quality, August 8. 1671. / Published with Allowance/ London, Printed by Henry Hills, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, for His Houshold and Chappel, for him and Matthew Turner. 1687.”

This title is paginated as follows: [4]-40. This Title collates as follows: [A]-E4.

“A Friendly Letter to all Young Men of the Church of England Who are desirous to live Godly Lives, And are True Members of the Church of England. / Imprimatur Octob. The 5th 1688. R.M.”

This title is paginated as follows: 8. This Title collates as follows: [B]4.

“Four Conferences Concerning I. Reading the Holy Sciptures in the Vulgar Tongue. II. Half Communion. III. Worshipping of Images. IV. The Invocation of Saints. // Imprimatur, R. Bathurst. // Oxford, Printed at the Theatre, and are to be sold by Randal Taylor near Stationers-Hall. MDCLXXXVIII. [1688]”

This title is paginated as follows: [iv], 168, 179-221. This Title collates as follows: [x]2, A-2C4, 2D2.

“A Discourse Concerning the Worship of Images. Preached before the University of Oxford, On the 24th of May, 1686. / BY George Tullie Sub-Dean of York, &c. For which he was Suspended. / Imprimature, Apr. 7. 1689. Z. Isham R. P. D. Henrico Epic. LOnd. a Sacris. / London Printed for Ric. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul’s Church-Yard. MDCLXXXIX. [1689]”

This title is paginated as follows: [iv], 35, [1]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-E4.

“Pope Joan: Or, and Account Collected out of Authors, Proved to be of the Clergy and Members of that Church, Before Luther left her Doctrine; and also Of Romish Authors, since Luther departed from Rome; testifying, that there was a she-Pope, who sate in that See, and Ruled the Same. / Licensed Jan. 31. 1689. Rob. Midgeley. / London, Printed for William Miller, at the Gilded Acorn in St. Paul’s Church Yard, 1689. Where Gentlemen and Others, may be furnished with most sorts of Acts of Parliament and other State Matters; as also Books of Divinity, Church Government, Sermons on Most Occasions, &c.”

This title is paginated as follows: [iv], 22, [ii]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-C4, D2.

“A Letter Written by the Emperor to the Late King James, Setting forth The True Occasion of his Fall, And The Treachery and Cruelty of the French. / Licensed J. Fraser. May 2. 1689. / London, Printed for Ric. CHiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul’s Church-Yard. 1689.”

This title is paginated as follows: [2], 9, [1]. This Title collates as follows: [A]4, B2.

“An Answer To Two Papers, Called, A Lords Speech Without-Doors, and a Commoners Speech. Wherein, Objections Against the Present Management of Affairs, Are Dissolved. / By a Lover of his Countrey. / With Allowance. / London Printed, and are to be sold by most Bookseller in London and Westminster. 1689.”

This title is paginated as follows: [2], 14, 17-40. This Title collates as follows: [A]-E4.

“Sound Advice to Roman Catholicks: Especially The Residue of Poor, Seduced, and Deluded Papists in England, who Obstinately shut both Eyes and Ears, against the clearest light of Evidences of Scripture and Reason. To Which is added, A Word to the People called Quakers. / By T. O. [Titus Oats]”

This title is paginated as follows: [ii], 21, [1]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-C4.

“The Protestants Letter Concerning the Re-Union of the Two Religions to the Assembly of the Clergy of France, Held at Paris, May, 1685. Humbly offered to the Consideration of all Protestants in England, as an Expedient for reconciling the great Differences in Religion now among them. / London, Printed for Nathanael Ranew, at the King’s Arms in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1690.”

This title is paginated as follows: [vi], 30. This Title collates as follows: [A]3, B-D4, E3.

“The Separation of the Church of Rome from the Church of England, Founded Upon a Selfish and Unchristian Interest. / By a Presbyter in the Diocese of Canterbury./ Febr. 28. 168990 Imprimatur, Z. Isham. R.P.D Henrico Episc. Lond à Sacris. / London, Printed for Richard Northcott, at the Mariner and Anchor. Adjoyning to St. Peters Alley Cornhil, London. 1691.”

This title is paginated as follows: [viii], 102, [2]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-O4.

“A New History of the Roman Conclave; Containing the Rites and Ceremonies Used and observed at the Death, Election, and Coronation of the Pope: As Also An Exact Description of the State of Rome, during the Vacancy of that Chair. Together with A Brief Account of the Life of this present Pope, Innocent XII. / By W.B. A.M. / Licens’d, Aug. 5. 1691. / London. Printed for Sammuel Smith, at the Prince’s Arms in St. Paul’s Church-yard. 1691.”

This title is paginated as follows: [iv], 32. This Title collates as follows: [A]2, B-E4.

“Two Letters, One from the Bishop of Blois to Monsieur de la Vallette, With Promises and Threatnings to prevent his turning Protestant. The Other from Monsieur de la Vallette, to his Brethren The Clergy of Blois, Laying before them the Gross Errors of their Church, and the Necessity to follow his Example for their Salvation. Also and Account in the Preface of the Names of the French Clergy, that have escaped into England; Abjur’d Popery, and turn’d Protestants Since this Present Persecution. / Done into English by Mr. T. Hale./ London: Printed for R. Bassett at the Mitre over against Chancery-lane in Fleet-Street. 1701.”

This title is paginated as follows: [viii], [2]-28. This Title collates as follows: [x], A,1, a2, A21, B-G2, H1.

“The First Sermon Preach’d Before Their Majesties In English at Windsor, on the First Sunday of October 1685. / By the Reverend Father Dom. P.E. Monk of the Holy Order of St. Benedict, and of the English Congr. / London, Printed by Henry Hills, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, for his Household and CHappel. 1686.”

This title is paginated as follows: 31, [1]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-D4.

“A Sermon Preached at Worcester, On the 18th. of April, 1686. being the Second Sunday after Easter. / By H. H. S. J. / London, Printed for Matthew Turner, near Turn-Style in Holbourn, 1686.”

This title is paginated as follows: [6], 22, [1]. This Title collates as follows: [A]-D4.

“[A Sermon Preach’d before Their Majesties, in St. James’s on Advent-Sunday November the 28th. 1686. By Thomas Codringto preacher in Ordinary to his Majesty. Published by Their Majesties Command London: printed by Nathaniel Thompson at the entrance int Old-Spring-Garden near Charing-Cross, 1687.] ”

This title is paginated as follows: 31, [1]. This Title collates as follows: B-E4.

“A Sermon Preached before the Right Honourable Sir John Shorter Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London; at Grocers-Hall, February the 12th 1687/8. / By Nathanael Taylor. / Published by his Lordships Command. / London, Printed for Thomas Cockeril at the Three Legs in the Poultry. 1688.”

This title is paginated as follows: [iv], 36. This Title collates as follows: [A]2, B-E4, F2 .

“The Kingdom of God in Power. / A Sermon Preached before the Right Honourable Sir John Shorter Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London; at Grocers-Hall, November the 20th, 1687./ By Daniel Williams Minister of the Gospel. / Published by his Lordships Command. / London: Printed for j. Robinson at the Golden Lyon in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, and Tho. Cockerill, at the Three Leg in the Poultry. 1688.”

This title is paginated as follows: [viii], 32. This Title collates as follows: [A]-E4.

“The Advancement of Christs Interests the governing End of a Christians Life. / A Second Sermon Preached before the Right Honourable Sir John Shorter Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London; at Grocers-Hall, January the 9th. 1687/8. / By Daniel Williams. / Published by his Lordships Command. / London: Printed for J. Robinson at the Golden Lyon in St. Pauls-Church-Yard, and Tho. Cockerill at the Three Legs in the Poultry. 1688.”

This title is paginated as follows: [viii], 36, [8]. This Title collates as follows: [A]2, B-F4.
The Volume measures about 20.5 cm. By 16 cm. By 7 cm. Each leaf measures about 195 mm. By 145 mm.

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