London, printed for R. Royston, 1667 (seventh edition)/ 1644.
Duodecimo, [xvi], 240, [2 (publisher's catalogue), 2 (colophon, recto blank)] pages plus a frontispiece portrait.
Later period-style full calf slightly rubbed; leading margin of the frontispiece cropped (and all other margins throughout are narrow); a few edges slightly chipped or brittle; old paper repairs to a few weak corners, including the top corner of the title page; light stain to the last few leaves and binder's blanks at the rear; mild signs of use and age; a very decent copy.
Written in ink on an early binder's blank are the ownership details of 'H.G. Meek / RSYS 9.10. 1946' (the National Library of Australia has a copy of 'St Augustine's Confessions translated ... by Williams Watts', London, 1631, with a similar inscription made the following day). Francis Quarles (1592-1644), 'probably the most successful English poet of his age ... [His] last book, "Barnabas and Boanerges" (1644) ... was an ingenious combination of meditation and character essay, and was much in demand' (Dictionary of National Biography).