Essays Concerning Church Property and Tithes Spelman, Sir Henry [1564?-1641]. Ryves, Thomas [1583?-1652]. Two Tracts: Tract I. Entitled, De Non Temerandis Ecclesiis, &c. By Sir Henry Spelman Knight. Tract II. The Poor Vicar's Plea for Tythes, &c. By Thomas Ryves, Doctor of the Civil Laws. With a Prefatory Account of the Authors and These Works. London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchill, 1704. [xlvi], , 128; 120 pp. Each tract has a separate title page and pagination. The Poor Vicar's Plea and the Prefatory Account are original works; De Non Temerandisiis is the sixth edition, as stated on its title page. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, recent gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, browning to main title page. $150. * Only edition (in this form). Prefaced by a biographical and interpretive introduction by Ryves, this book collects two legal tracts, one on tithes and one on church property. English Short-Title Catalogue T112726.
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