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An Historical Vindication of the Divine Right of Tithes, from Scripture, Reason, and the Opinion and Practice of Jews, gentiles, and Christians in all Ages. Designed to Supply the Omissions, Answer the Objections, and Rectifie the Mistakes of Mr. Selden’s by  Thomas (1645-1699) Comber - 7.5 x 5.7 in. First edition. A4, *A4, a4, *a2, B-Z4, Aa-Ii4. - 1682 - from Calix Books (SKU: biblio21)

An Historical Vindication of the Divine Right of Tithes, from Scripture, Reason, and the Opinion and Practice of Jews, gentiles, and Christians in all Ages. Designed to Supply the Omissions, Answer the Objections, and Rectifie the Mistakes of Mr. Selden’s

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An Historical Vindication of the Divine Right of Tithes, from Scripture, Reason, and the Opinion and Practice of Jews, gentiles, and Christians in all Ages. Designed to Supply the Omissions, Answer the Objections, and Rectifie the Mistakes of Mr. Selden’s

by Comber, Thomas (1645-1699)

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his is a rare publication and has been rebacked to preserve the original period boards. The pages are clean with only occasional foxing to the first and last few leaves and a slight browning to the title-page. There is an interesting ex libris plate from James Harrop Dransfield on the front paste-down. It shows a head in profile impaled upon a sword with the motto: Cutta Cavat Lapidem Non Vi Sed Saepe Cadendol. Also contains the bookplate of James Harrop Dransfield with the quotation "Gutta Cavat Lapidem No Vi Sed Saepe Cadendo." or "A drop of water hollows a stone, not by force, but by continuously dripping." and it has a Head impaled on a Standing Sword. This is an extremely rare book sold by Calixbooks online. NO Copies of the First Edition are present in ANY library. All libraries have the 1685 edition. No copies of the 1685 edition are available online. Only one library around the world has a copy of the book.


Thomas Comber:

'I have reason to believe many have been encouraged to commit by that current and commonly received Error, That Tithes are not due by Divine right, but only by humane positive Constitutions. For in the days of our Fathers, while the Divine right was generally maintained and believed, it was thought a matter of Conscience to pay Tithes justly. But now they that are either so cunning to avoid discovery, or so great to despise the punishments of the Law, do without scrupple in part, or in whole, subtract or detain their Tithes, and by this false Principle are perswaded it is no Sin that they need to repent of, so that the same Error that encourages them to do this great injury to the Church, causeth them to do a greater to their own Souls.' Comber's Epistle Dedicatory. Comber blames the common occurrence of this error on Selden's work on tithes, from whom the argument is borrowed. Comber seeks to straighten out this legal mess and get the believers back to giving every Sunday. A rare and unusual book sold online. Wing C-5472.

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Calix Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio21
Title
An Historical Vindication of the Divine Right of Tithes, from Scripture, Reason, and the Opinion and Practice of Jews, gentiles, and Christians in all Ages. Designed to Supply the Omissions, Answer the Objections, and Rectifie the Mistakes of Mr. Selden’s
Author
Comber, Thomas (1645-1699)
Format/binding
Quarto
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
7.5 x 5.7 in. First edition. A4, *A4, a4, *a2, B-Z4, Aa-Ii4.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Roycroft, S. for Clavel, Robert
Place of Publication
London: at the Peacock in St. Paul's Church-yard
Date published
1682
Keywords
Comber, thomas, rare book, first edition
Bookseller catalogs
Art and Poetry;

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Calix Books is an on-line bookstore offering a wide range of books and ephemera. We do have specialty areas, for example, early Americana as well as rare religious works dating back to the 13th century, including a selection of Books of Hours.

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