London: J. Flesher for R. Royston, 1655. Hardcover. The author John Spotswood (1565-1639) was archbishop, primate of all Scotland, and a historian of Scotland. During his illustrious career he followed James VI to England upon his succession, later crowned Charles I in 1633, and was appointed Lord Chancellor of Scotland, a position he retained until 1638. He was buried in Westminster Abbey. This dense and comprehensive history of Scotland's church is presented in seven books and is related chronologically. Bound in later three quarter black leather with brown cloth covers and six spine compartments. Light bumping and rubbing, and soiling to cloth but still very nice. Later endpapers. Interior pages are generally quite clean, with occasional spots and browning to page edges. With two illustrations of Spotswood and of Charles I. Very good condition. Folio. 546 pages + one page poem, several page tables (index), publisher's book list, plus page of errata. REL/042021. Very Good.
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Baltimore: J. Murphy, 1848. Hardcover. Uncommon. Includes 12 issues from 1848 with articles on causes and treatments of lunacy, superstitions of unbelief, archdiocess of Baltimore, Methodist Mission in Oregon, Society for Aged Clergymen, churches in Scotland, French Revolution, expulsion of the Jesuits from Naples, Distress in Ireland, Persecution of the Church in Switzerland, poetry, music, obituaries, and much more. A notice in the front of the book from the publisher states that this is to be the last volume issued of this magazine as the publisher has been publishing it for "quite some time" at a loss. In three quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Large chip to foot of spine. Both hinges are split but boards remain attached. Leather is and boards are heavily worn. Occasional foxing throughout and occasional spots of soiling. Clean overall. Lacks front free endpaper. Includes several illustrations. 664 pages. REL/061820. Very Good.