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Books Hooker - Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity - 1705

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Published 1705 AD. With title page 'A Faithful Abridgment of the Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker, in Eight Books of Ecclesiastical Polity and of all the other Treatises which were Written by the same Author with An Account of his Life by a Divine of the Church of England, London, Printed and Sold by Benjamin Bragg at the Blue Ball in Avemary Lane, 1705 (Price Five Shillings)'; hardback 19th century half leather by J. Mantle, Bookbinder, Midsomer Norton, with his stamp to inside back cover. 405 grams, 18.5 x 13cm (7 1/4 x 5"). Property of a Kent, UK collector. Richard Hooker (1554-1600 AD) was perhaps one of the most influential clerics of his time and Izaac Walton (of The Compleat Angler fame) was his biographer; his 'Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity' was first published from 1594 (books 1 to 4) and thereafter, with the final three published posthumously. His work is still studied today and did much to establish the Anglican church; he was Rector of St Mary the Virgin in Bishopsbourne, Kent where he was buried and bequeathed the sum of 'three pounds of lawful English money' for the building of a pulpit in the church.

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Good condition; spine rubbed and hingeas weak, paper browned.

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£5.00

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