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Author: Jewel (or Jewell), John:

Title: Apologia Ecclesiae Anglicanae. Priorum editionum collatione castigatior.

Publication: Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]: Excudebat Joannes Hayes, 1683.

Description: 12mo., pp. [vi] 182 [iv]. The occasional minor spot, some marginal pencil notes. Contemporary blind-panelled calf, spine in four compartments with raised bands between blind rules, slightly rubbed, one cornertip worn, pastedowns lifted. Armorial bookplate of Henry Usticke to inside of front board, and early ink purchase note to upper pastedown: "me suis addidit Carolus Grale quarto dii Julii, Annoq. Dom. 1684, p'tium--01--06".

John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury, composed this important defence of the new Anglican Church in response to rumours on the continent about the departure from Roman Catholicism. It was frequently reprinted in London after the first edition of 1562, but this is the first printing in Cambridge.

Bibliography: ESTC R1989.

Reference Number: [32756]

Price: £250

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