Small 4to., pp. , 59, , wanting the initial blank; cut close at the top shaving some headlines, H2-3 torn across and mended without loss of text, else a good copy in recent boards.
US $459 €391
First edition of ‘a significant Accession day sermon’ (Oxford DNB) by the poet and royal chaplain Henry King, at this time Dean of Rochester, afterwards Bishop of Chichester. This sermon is a paean to the sovereign power of the King, taking as its text Jeremiah 1:10 (‘Behold, I have this day set thee over the Nations’).
The final prayer seems almost to foretell the events of the next decade. ‘And when the sad Day comes wherein He [the King] must exchange This Kingdom for a Better; Let His Crown of Gold be changed into a Crown of Glory.’
STC 14970; Keynes 54.
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