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FRVTEFVLL SERMONS PREACHED BY THE RIGHT REUEREND FATHER, AND CONSTANT MARTYR OF IESUS CHRIST M. HUGH LATYMER by  HUGH LATIMER - Apparently the FIRST PRINTING of this collection - 1571 [i.e., 1572] - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST14516)

FRVTEFVLL SERMONS PREACHED BY THE RIGHT REUEREND FATHER, AND CONSTANT MARTYR OF IESUS CHRIST M. HUGH LATYMER

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FRVTEFVLL SERMONS PREACHED BY THE RIGHT REUEREND FATHER, AND CONSTANT MARTYR OF IESUS CHRIST M. HUGH LATYMER

by LATIMER, HUGH

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London: John Day, 1571 [i.e., 1572]. Apparently the FIRST PRINTING of this collection. 210 x 143 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 1/2"). [2], 21, 23-124, 219, [1] (blank) leaves. Wanting, as often, c6 (woodcut of Latimer preaching), and bound without the title-page and preliminaries to the second part (Seven Sermons, made upon the Lordes Prayer). Three parts in one volume. EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY LONDON CALF over wooden boards, covers with frames of blind rules and medallion roll with portraits of Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Erasmus, and John Huss (Oldham 493/795, signed F. D.), raised bands, later paper label, pastedowns lifted showing wooden boards, stitching, and vellum binder's waste from an earlier manuscript with music, lacking two fore-edge clasps. In a brown buckram drop-back box. Historiated woodcut initials, two elaborate woodcut title page borders, vignette printer's device at end. Front pastedown with early ownership inscription: "This is William Hill his booke." STC 15277. For the binding: Oldham, "English Blind-Stamped Bindings," p. 32, plates XXXIII and XLVIII. Boards with half a dozen small patches of lost patina from insect activity, a handful of minor abrasions, leather on spine a little crackled, but the unsophisticated binding quite solid and pleasing; a tiny wormhole touching a couple of leaves but never affecting legibility, occasional trivial stains, otherwise A FINE, FRESH COPY, clean and crisp internally. This is an especially appealing unsophisticated copy of a collection of compelling sermons by one of the moving forces in the reform movement in England. From his position as bishop of Worcester and advisor to Henry VIII, Latimer (ca. 1485-1555) exerted a remarkable influence in the rise of English Protestantism. According to Britannica, it was "the preaching of Latimer more than the edicts of Henry that established the principles of the Reformation in the minds and hearts of the people; and from his preaching, the movement received its chief color and complexion. . . . It is possible to learn from them more regarding the social and political condition of the period than perhaps from any other source, for they abound, not only in exposures of religious abuses, and of the prevailing corruptions of society, but in references to many varieties of social injustice and unwise customs, in racy sketches of character, and in vivid pictures of special features of the time." Though Latimer has been seen as accommodating his religious views to Henry's political purposes, his sermons reflect considerable courage in that they attack corruption and hypocrisy in churchmen of all denominations. Like others in the forefront of the English Reformation, Latimer was subject to turbulent reversals of fortune, and when Mary ascended to the throne, he was defined as a heretic and died in flames. According to Oldham, binder F. D. was active in London from 1554 to 1580 and was almost certainly a German immigrant. Oldham suspects that the crowding of his initials (on either side of the head of Philip Melanchthon) is the result of their addition to an existing German roll. English bindings from this period, especially if on books that might well have encountered frequent use, are seldom found in the fine state of preservation seen here.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST14516
Title
FRVTEFVLL SERMONS PREACHED BY THE RIGHT REUEREND FATHER, AND CONSTANT MARTYR OF IESUS CHRIST M. HUGH LATYMER
Author
LATIMER, HUGH
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Edition
Apparently the FIRST PRINTING of this collection
Publisher
John Day
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1571 [i.e., 1572]

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

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