A Discourse of the Pastoral Care. BURNET, Lord Bishop of Sarum Gilbert.

A Discourse of the Pastoral Care.

London: Printed by R.R. for Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St Paul's Church-yard, 1692. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 252pp. + 2pp. ads. Recently rebacked; endpapers replaced. Contemporary blind stamped leather boards, recently rebacked with leather spine with raised bands and gilt-stamped leather title label. Dr. Gilbert Burnet, one of an association of Protestants (Orangemen) pledged to support and defend the succession of William of Orange to the British throne. As chaplain to Prince William, Burnet helped to draw up the objects and principles of the Act of Settlement and the Bill of Rights which supported William's succession to the throne in 1688, and the continued success of the Protestant Reformation. The present work (Burnet now elevated to Bishop of Sarum) exhorts the approval of William's wife, Queen Mary in the "compleating of our Reformation...by obliging the Clergy to be more exemplary in their Lives, and more diligent and faithful in the discharge of their Pastoral Duty." Corners of boards rounded from wear; marks of use to margins; creases to surface of the leather. Darkening of edges, margins, with some foxing and browning to margins; nonetheless a complete, sound and pleasant copy. VG. Scarce. Item #29330

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