THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES, OR THE LIVES OF YE PRIMITIVE FATHERS. CONTAYNING THEIR CHIEFEST ACTIONS, WORKES, SENTENCES AND DEATHS
Price: 600.00 USD
London: Printed for I. Okes, 1640. ,64,77-324,321-336,329-440,451-538pp. (erratic pagination as noted by ESTC). Small quarto. Recent full chocolate brown calf, raised bands, gilt label, side panels decorated in blind, a.e.g. Engraved title by G. Glover, and 45 engraved portraits in the text. 17th and 18th century ownership inscriptions on title, three ink annotations to the table in an early hand, occasional pencil marginalia, a bit of foxing toward the end, and some annotations to the binder's endleaves, early restoration to lower blank corner of B4, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Lupton (d. 1676) served during the early part of his life as chaplain to the English forces in the Low Countries and Germany. In 1632 he settled in London, where he subsisted as a hack author. Eventually, in March 1663, he was appointed vicar of Sunbury, Middlesex, a post he held until his death. In addition to the portraits, biographical sketches and glosses of their thought, Lupton includes a list of their works, with occasional bibliographical references. ESTC S108921. STC 16943.