The Works of That Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker (Volume II, Only) with an Account of His Life and Death, by Isaac Walton
Oxford, UK, University Press, 1850. Hardcover. pp. 840. Thick 8vo. A beautiful prize binding bound in full polished calf. Armorial crest of Cambridge University (Academia Cantabrigiensis) in gilt on both boards, bordered by gilt rules with florets in corners. The spine is in compartments, ornamented, with the same crest embossed in gilt at the bottom. The foredges and paper are marbled. Ink inscription dated 1855 on second blank front endpaper indicating this book was awarded as a prize to Jacon Tuftus Bartlet for excellence in Latin oration. The contents of our offering are bright and unmarked. Binding shows wear, with several small abrasions to front board. Hinges and joints tight. A good, to good plus, copy. Richard Hooker (1554?-1600) was a theologian and rector of Bishopsbourne, Kent, where the inscription on his monument first calls him 'Judicious'. Five books of 'The Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie' appeared during his lifetime, with the remaining three appearing in 1648 and 1662. The whole was re-issued, with the life by Isaac (Izaak) Walton in 1666, and has been frequently re-edited.
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