A Contentious Essay on the Relationship Between Church and State Prynne, William [1600-1669]. Truth Triumphing over Falshood, Antiquity Over Novelty. Or, The First Part of a Just and Seasonable Vindication of the Undoubted Ecclesiasticall Iurisdiction, Right, Legislative, Coercive Power of Christian Emperors, Kings, Magistrates, Parliaments, In All Matters of Religion, Church-Government, Discipline, Ceremonies, Manners: Summoning Of, Presiding, Moderating in Councells, Synods; And Ratifying Their Canons, Determinations, Decrees: As Likewise of Lay-Mens Right Both to Sit and Vote in Councells; (Here Proved to be Anciently, And in Truth None Other but Parliaments, Especially in England) Both by Scripture Texts, Presidents of All Sorts, And the Constant Uninterrupted Practices, Examples, Of the Most Eminent Emperors, Princes, Councells, Parliaments, Churches, And Christian States, (Especially of Our Owne) in All Ages Since Their Embracing the Gospell. In Refutation of Mr. Iohn Goodwins Innocencies Triumph: My Deare Brother Burtons Vindication of Churches, Commonly Called Independent: And of All Anti-Monarchicall, Anti-Parliamentall, Anti-Synodicall, And Anarchicall Paradoxes of Papists, Prelates, Anabaptists, Arminians, Socinians, Brownists, Or Independents: Whose Old and New Objections to the Contrary, Are Here Fully Answered. London: Printed by John Dawson, And are to be Sold by Michael Sparke, Senior, 1645. [xii], , 156 pp. Final leaf, which should follow p. 156, misbound after p. [xii]. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet with untrimmed edges bound into recent period-style three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers added, recent bookplate (of D.G. Mackenzie) to front pastedown. Title printed within woodcut typographical border, woodcut headpieces. Moderate toning, occasional minor loss to headlines due to printing errors, fore-edges of final two leaves shaved just touching marginal notes with loss of a few letters or figures on p. 156, some edgewear to title page. A nice copy. $750 * Only edition, variant issue with the additional leaf signed (*) and headed "To Master Henry Burton." One of the most notable and colorful figures of the seventeenth century, Prynne was a contentious and erudite Puritan attorney and legal antiquarian who wrote around 200 boo.
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