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Usher's Principles of Christian Religion 1678  

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The Principles of Christian Religion; with a Large Body of Divinity... Together with Immanuel, or the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God... To which is now added Twenty Sermons, Preached at Oxford, before his Majesty, and elsewhere.

Usher, James


Nathaniel Ranew



[2], 22, [6], 40, [8], 433 [i.e. 443], [9]; [16], 184, [5]. +[2] ad pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. (Folio) 31x18.5 cm (12¼x7¼"), 19th century full calf, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Seventh Edition.

Usher (sometimes Ussher) was Anglican Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625-1656. He was a prolific scholar, who most famously published a chronology that purported to time and date creation to the night preceding 27 October 4004 BC. This is the Haven O'More / Garden Ltd. copy, with small leather bookplate on front pastedown. A few 19th century or earlier ownership signatures to title-page.

Lot Amendments

Some rubbing to covers, front cover detached; top quarter of front free endpaper torn off; internally very good with just a bit of light foxing.

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