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The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety: or an Impartial Survey of the Ruines of Christian Religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice. by Richard Allestree - 1st Edition  - 1667 - from Tarrington Books and Biblio.com

The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety: or an Impartial Survey of the Ruines of Christian Religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice.

by Richard Allestree

Condition: Very Good


London: T. Garthwait, 1667. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Full calf leather binding with slight damage to foot of spine. Variant vignette to title page depicting burning of St. Pauls (by W. Hollar and dated 1666). Lacking the two plates and front endpaper, chipping to outside margin of first leaf. Title page has stain to outside edge and old inked initials to verso. ESTC: R9180. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 8vo. [18], 439, [1], (blank)


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