A COMPLEAT PARSON: OR, A DESCRIPTION OF ADVOWSONS, OR CHURCH LIUING. WHEREIN IS SET FORTH, THE INTERESTS OF THE PARSON, PATRON, AND ORDINARIE, &C ... NOW PUBLISHED FOR A COMMON GOOD, BY W.I.

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London: Printed by B.A. and T.F. for Iohn Groue .., 1630. [8],95,[1]pp. Small quarto. Extracted from pamphlet volume. A1 neatly detached, small ink burn mark in fore-margin of A1-2, lower blank fore-corner of A2 torn away, some tanning and modest foxing; a good copy. First edition. This copy exhibits reading (1) of all the variations noted by ESTC. Sir John Doddridge (1555-1628) preceded Francis Bacon as Solicitor-General, and in 1612, was appointed judge of the court of the king's bench. "Dodderidge got to the heart of matters very quickly, and his arguments-as advocate, as judge, and as parliamentarian-had a compelling lucidity. His writings show the same quality: his reading on advowsons, published in 1630 as The Compleat Parson, is marked by its clarity of structure..." - DNB. ESTC S109763. STC 6980a.


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