KENNEDY, Quintin (1520-64), abbot of Crosraguel. Ane compendius Tractive conforme to the Scripturis of almychtie God, ressoun and authoritie, declaring the nerrest and onlie way, to establische the conscience of ane christiane man, in all materis ... concernyng faith and religioun. [Edinburgh: John Scot], 1558.
Small 4° in 8's (182 x 131mm). Collation: s4 A-G8 H6. Woodcut title vignette. (Marginal tear in D4 neatly repaired.) 19th-century morocco gilt by De Coverly, edges gilt. Provenance: Mount Stuart bookplate.
ONLY EDITION. This is a work confirming the authority of the Church, in opposition to the reformers. The author was one of the chief defenders of the papacy in Scotland. STC 14932 (records only 4 copies: St.Mary's College, Aberdeen; University of Durham; National Library of Scotland and the present).