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SMITH, Henry (c.1550-1591)
SMITH, Henry (c.1550-1591)
SMITH, Henry (c.1550-1591)
SMITH, Henry (c.1550-1591)
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SMITH, Henry (c.1550-1591)

[A collection of sermons in three volumes]. London: 1589-1591.

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SMITH, Henry (c.1550-1591)
[A collection of sermons in three volumes]. London: 1589-1591.
Rare first and early editions of sermons by Silver-Tongued Smith, the most celebrated Puritan preacher in Elizabethan London. Comprising 12 separately published works bound in three volumes, this set includes the only known complete copy of The magistrates scripture (1590; STC 22680). According to RBH, just 3 of the other 11 works have appeared at auction, and ESTC suggests that each is known in only a handful of copies. A full list of the separate works and a condition report is available upon request.

12 works in three volumes, octavo (127 x 80mm). Uniform 17th-century calf, red and green morocco spine labels lettered and dated in gilt (light wear). Provenance: William Herbert (1718-1795, bibliographer; his cypher/notes on titles) – ‘Thomas de Grey’ (possibly 4th Baron Walsingham, 1778-1839; inscription) – Georgina Kenyon, The Gelli (1834-1919; label in vol. I).
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