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Titre : The Christian Moderator, Second Part. Or ...
Éditeur : Printed by M.H. for W.C.
Etat du livre : Good
Description du livre Printed by M.H. for W.C., 1652. Hardcover. État : Very Good. First Edition. B00JN6Y1TS 1652 first edition 'Printed by M.H. for W.C.' (London) 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches tall marbled boards over brown cloth spine, typewritten paper label title to front cover, , 33,  pp. Covers rubbed, bumped and edgeworn, but the binding is quite solid. Prior owner name and notation to top of title page, as well as a prior owner's ink notation regarding authorship ('by John Austin, whose pseud was Will. Birchley. See, last page, also Allibone'), as well as some tanning and mild dampstaining at the margins. Embossed stamp to title and final pages from Newton Theological Institution, which began instruction at Newton, Mass. in 1825 and in 1965 merged with Andover Theological Seminary to form the Andover Newton Theological School. Refreshed endpapers. One page with a tiny chip from the top edge. Minor occasional foxing. Otherwise, a very good copy of a scarce seventeenth century defense of the Catholic faith. References: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), A4247; ESTC No. R208719. ~NNN~ The author, John Austin or Austen (1613-1669), was an English lawyer and controversial writer. In this work, Austin, assuming the disguise of an independent, 'William Birchley,' shows that Catholics did not really hold the odious doctrines vulgarly attributed to them, and makes an energetic appeal to the independents to extend to the adherents of the persecuted church such rights and privileges as were granted to other religious bodies. A violent reply to this plea for toleration was published in a book called 'Legenda Lignea,' by D. Y., 1652. Austin was a student of St. John's College, Cambridge, and of Lincoln's Inn, and about 1640 became a Catholic, which made it difficult for him to practice his profession in England at that time. As a writer, he was considered a master of English style. He enjoyed the friendship of such scholars as the antiquary Thomas Blount (1618-1679), and English Catholic theologians Christopher Davenport (Franciscus a Santa Clara, 1598-1680) and John Sergeant (1623-1707), among others. During the civil war (1642-1651), he resided for some time as tutor in the family of a lawyer in Staffordshire. About 1650 he returned to London. In the postscript to this work, Austin alludes to a mournful event, by which he was unexpectedly called into the country; and as, after this date, he was enabled to retire to private lodgings in the metropolis, it has been inferred that he had acquired some property by the death of a relative. His death occurred in Bow Street, Covent Garden, in the summer of 1669, and he was buried in the parish church of St. Paul. From Austin's entry in the Dictionary of National Biography: 'The anonymous author of 'The Beacon Flaming with a Non Obstante' (1652) asserts that the 'Christian Moderator' was written by [Austin's friend] Fr. Christopher Davenport, but Anthony Wood informs us that the Rev. John Sergeant assured him that it was the production of Austin, who was his particular friend, and formerly his contemporary at St. John's College, Cambridge. Dodd and Butler are of the same opinion.'. N° de réf. du libraire NNN-0441-521