Allegiance Due to the Crown Sherlock, William [1641?-1707]. The Case of the Allegiance due to Soveraign Powers, Stated and Resolved, According to Scripture and Reason, And the Principles of the Church of England, With a More Particular Respect to the Oath, Lately Enjoyned, Of Allegiance to Their Present Majesties, K. William and Q. Mary. London: Printed for W. Rogers, At the Sun Over-Against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet Street, 1691. [xii], 66, pp. With initial imprimatur leaf and final publisher advertisement leaf. Quarto (8" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over paper-covered boards, gilt title and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, small recent owner label to foot of front endleaf, light toning to text. A notably fresh copy in a handsome binding. $350. * First edition, one of six editions issued in 1691. Sherlock, a leader of the Church of England, was a prominent non-juror, that is, a member of the Anglican clergy who refused to take an oath of allegiance to William III and Mary II because he felt legally bound by his previous oath of allegiance to James II. Sherlock changed his position. The Case was written to address the inevitable charges of hypocrisy that followed his change of attitude. English Short-Title Catalogue R1604.
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