THE WORKES OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD GERVASE BABINGTON, late Bishop of Worcester. Gervase Babington, late Bishop of Worcester.
THE WORKES OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD GERVASE BABINGTON, late Bishop of Worcester.
THE WORKES OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD GERVASE BABINGTON, late Bishop of Worcester.
THE WORKES OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD GERVASE BABINGTON, late Bishop of Worcester.
THE WORKES OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD GERVASE BABINGTON, late Bishop of Worcester.
THE WORKES OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD GERVASE BABINGTON, late Bishop of Worcester.

THE WORKES OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD GERVASE BABINGTON, late Bishop of Worcester.

Containing comfortable notes upon the five bookes of Moses .... not before published. As also an exposition upon the Creed, not before published, the Commandments, the Lords Prayer. With a conference betwixt mans frailtie and faith. And three sermons. With alphabeticall tables of the principall matters to each severall worke. Pp. [x]+518+[30]+332+[20]+118+[10]+156+96(last blank, with some mispagination, but collating complete), engraved frontispiece portrait, plus decorative head and tailpieces and numerous (mainly small) decorative initials; folio; contemporary calf boards, with the name and gilt device of John Whorwood on both boards, lightly marked and worn, the gilt dulled at a couple of points, and with several small surface grazes, much later calf spine with six raised bands, ruled in gilt and decorated in blind, with gilt lettered red morocco title label; all edges stained (early) red; later endpapers; bookplate on upper pastedown, the upper hinge cracked, with a plastic tape repair, early inked annotations and underlining throughout (including a long inscription on the preliminary blank which is dated May 17, 1667), a couple of small chips or tears, slightly affecting a few words of text, some light waterstaining (mainly marginal), a couple of small ink stains, scattered light foxing and soiling; printed by George Eld, for Henry Fetherstone, London, 1615. First edition. STC 1077. *This collection of Babington's works was edited by Miles Smith, the distinguished classical scholar and Bishop of Gloucester, who also contributed the Preface. (Smith was one of the translators of the Authorised [King James] Version of the Bible, for which he also wrote the Preface). The Dictionary of National Biography describes Babington's writing style as 'quaint and pleasant'. The frontispiece portrait of Bishop Babington is by Elstrack. Tipped-in before the lower endpapers is a handwritten register of the family of John Whorwood, recording the birth of his children (five daughters and a son), between 1619-1626. The birth of his son was witnessed by the Earl of Northampton. (The family could perhaps be related to the Jane Whorwood who assisted Charles I during the Civil War, and tried unsuccessfully to break him out of imprisonment in 1648). Item #096615

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