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4to. , 754,  pp. Index; manuscript ex-library ownership written across the title, referencing someone with the initials "R.H.". Frontispiece portrait of the author. Early manuscript ownership marks: Robertson; and in the same 18th century hand, "Bought at B-.[p.?] Falconer's Auction, August 1784." BINDING: original full paneled calf, raised bands, red gilt-stamped leather label; bottom hinge starting, corner bumped, rubbed. Bookplate with the arms of the Rosebery family: "The Hon[ourable]. Mistris Primerose". Sir James Primrose, Lord Primrose of Castlefield, was created Viscount of Primrose in 1703 . . . these arms are now borne by his descendant, the Earl of Rosebery. Another issue of this work (there are at least two different), from 1707, comes with a life of Stillingfleet, but it is not included in the present issue. That other issue also includes a list of subscribers (not here). These were found in the 6-volume collected works of the author. Edward Stillingfleet (1635 â€“ 1699), born in Cranborne, Dorset, "was a British theologian and scholar. Considered an outstanding preacher as well as a strong polemical writer defending Anglicanism, Stillingfleet was known as 'the beauty of holiness' for his good looks in the pulpit, and was called by John Hough 'the ablest man of his time.'" - Wikipedia. PROVENANCE: William Falconer (or Falconar) (1707â€“1784) was a Scottish clergyman who served as the Bishop of Moray (1742â€“1778), Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (1762â€“1782) and Bishop of Edinburgh (1776â€“1784). [title-page manuscript]: "Ex-libris -This Book is appointed to be sold â€“ Biblio ... Theol, as being Edin...ensis contained in the compleate Edition of all his works 6 vols - Folio already in the library R.H."] ESTC t101208. See: Robert Todd Carroll, The Common-Sense Philosophy of Religion of Bishop Edward Stillingfleet, 1635-1699, (1975). The Ex-Libris Journal, vol. 11, (1902), p.121. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL APPLY.
Title: Fifty Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. By the Right Reverend Father in God, Edward Stillingfleet, Late Lord Bishop of Worcester. Together with an index of divers texts of scripture incidentally insisted upon and explained; and an Alphabetical Table of the Principle Matters contained in them.
Publisher: London:, Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Henry Mortlock, 1707.: 1707
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: LV1819