Boanerges and Barnabas. Judgment and Mercy, or, Wine and Oil for Wounded and Afflicted Souls. Fr QUARLES, ncis.
Boanerges and Barnabas. Judgment and Mercy, or, Wine and Oil for Wounded and Afflicted Souls .

Boanerges and Barnabas. Judgment and Mercy, or, Wine and Oil for Wounded and Afflicted Souls .

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).

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Price: $350.00

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