First Edition

Six Sermons Upon Severall Occasions. Preached Before the King, and Elsewhere.

Cambridge: Printed by [Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel], 1634.

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DONNE, John. Six Sermons Upon Severall Occasions. Preached Before the King, and Elsewhere. Cambridge: Printed by [Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel] the printers to the Vniversitie of Cambridge: and are to be sold by Nicholas Fussell and Humphrey Mosley, at their shop in Pauls Church-yard, 1634.

First edition. Complete with general title-page and six additional section title-pages. With initial leaf A which is blank except for a small woodcut ornament. Small quarto

(7 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches; 185 x 136 mm). [2, blank], [4], 37, [1,blank]; [2], 40; [2], 24; [2], 26; [2], 23, [1, blank]; [2], 16 pp. Each title-page within woodcut border, woodcut initials and ornaments throughout. Text pages within line borders.

Full contemporary sheep, rebacked. Edges restored. Corners rounded and bumped, text leaves slightly larger than rounded board corners. Some toning and light dampstaining throughout. The darkest toning to the first and last few leaves. Initial blank with some chipping along fore-edge. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's old ink notes on first blank. Previous owner's old ink signature on general title, not affecting text. Some tiny occasional worm holes, mainly marginal. A small rust hole to leaf K3, only affecting a few letters. Still a very good copy.

The title-pages following the general title are as follows: "Two sermons preached before King Charles, upon the xxvi verse of the first chapter of Genesis", "The second sermon preached before King Charles, upon the xxvi verse of the first chapter of Genesis", "A sermon upon the xix verse of the ii chapter of Hosea", "A sermon upon the xliiii verse of the xxi chapter of Matthew", "A sermon upon the xxii verse of the v chapter of John", and "A sermon upon the xv verse of the viii chapter of John" each has separate dated title page and pagination; register is continuous.

ESTC S109990. Keynes 27.

HBS 68839.

$4,250.

Price: $4,250.00

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