1655 TRUE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION in TWO PARTS Anthony Burgess FIRST EDITION
THE TRUE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION: IN TWO PARTS, by Anthony Burgess. Contains two works bound together with a new title page containing the words "Two Parts". FIRST EDITION of the edition with PART I and PART II bound together.
This TWO PART first edition contains the third edition of Part I (1655) and the first edition of Part II (1654).
LONDON: Thomas Underhill, 1655, 1655 and 1654.
Hardcovers, leather covered boards, four raised spine bands, 5.5x7.5 inches (13.5x18 cm), , 292,  + , 456, .
The TWO WORKS in this book are:
PART I: The True Doctrine of Justification Asserted and Vindicated, From The Errours of Papists, Arminians, Socinians, and more especially Antinomians. In XXX Lectures Preached at Lawrence-Lury, London. This third Edition, with the Addition of the Contents of each Sermon, by a Friend of the Author. Pagination: , 292, . London: Thomas Underhill, 1655. Third Edition.
PART II: The True Doctrine of Justification Asserted and Vindicated, From The Errours of many, and more especially Papists and Socinians, or A Treatise of the Natural Righteousness of God, and Imputed Righteousness of Christ. Pagination , 456, . Includes an Errata page at the end. London: Thomas Underhill, 1654. First edition.
CONDITION: LACKING the TITLE-PAGE for the TWO PART EDITION, and the TITLE-PAGE of PART I. A facsimile copy of both title pages is laid in. OTHERWISE COMPLETE - the entire copy has been collated page-by-page with a copy held at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover is hanging on by one cord, both covers are chipped, scraped, and generally well worn; the spine covering is split and missing over an inch at the top and bottom; the binding is shaky and tender and is split at a number of places, but all pages are holding with the 4 cord binding; all the pages are toned, there is some foxing throughout, and there is an old ink smear on a blank page, light shorelining to the latter pages. Despite its flaws, this copy is complete but for the first two title pages, and all the text is clear and fully legible. A nice copy for rebinding.
Rare, Original, 1655 edition.