London, Printed by M. Flesher, for Joanna Brome and William Clarke, 1682 [first edition].
Small quarto, [iv], 40 pages.
Disbound; first (title) page a little dusty, last leaf foxed; a few creases; edges trimmed, with the wide printed border of the title leaf shaved on the leading and bottom edges; a very good copy, albeit with some binding residue (thread, glue, traces of paper) on the spine.
The first edition of a funeral sermon by this important English churchman, with much on Grace, Beauty, and Womanhood. Thomas Ken (1637-1711), Bishop of Bath and Wells, was one of the Seven Bishops to protest against the toleration of Roman Catholics by James II. However, after the Glorious Revolution he became one of nine Non-Juring Bishops, refusing to swear an oath of allegiance to the new king while James II was still alive.