The first complete edition of Hooker's Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity. Vindicating the Church of England, As truly Christian, and duly Reformed. Includes a life of Hooker and some sermons. A treatise on the defense of Anglicanism (as opposed to Puritanism). Engraved title page and frontis plus typographic title page. Index at rear. Eccentric pagination. Rebacked in plain leather with paper title label to spine. Hinges reinforced with paper, copperplate ink inscription to verso of frontis and paste down, endpapers soiled, calf boards well rubbed to edges and corners. The binding is tight but not very attractive. The engraved title has 1661, the typeset one 1662. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Printed by J Best for Andrew Crook at the Green Dragon, St Paul's Church-yard, 1662. Leather-bound. SECONDHAND