Folio, pp. , 398, with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait by W. Elder after D. Loggan; printed in Roman with Italic, Greek, and Hebrew and blackletter headings, typographic ornaments and woodcut factotum initials, title and frontispiece ruled in red; small marginal paperflaws to X4 and Y2, a light damp-stain to upper corner occasionally visible, withal a fine, crisp copy; attractively preserved in contemporary speckled calf, panels roll-tooled in blind, gilt red morocco lettering-piece to spine, edges speckled red; chips and short splits to endcaps and upper joint, a little worming to upper board.
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An Exposition of the Creed … the seventh Edition revised and corrected. London, B.
A fundamental work of Anglican divinity, the seventh edition, a fine copy attractively preserved in contemporary speckled calf. The work grew out of voluntary weekly sermons delivered by Pearson before his election as bishop of Chester; it has been reprinted frequently since its first appearance in 1659, and – being ‘clear, accurate, sensitive, and extraordinarily detailed’ – ‘remains a standard work, unlikely to be surpassed’ (ODNB).
‘The Exposition of the Creed, on which Pearson’s reputation still mainly rests, has long been a standard book in Anglican divinity. It has won the highest praise, not only from Anglican theologians, but from such men as Dr Johnson, Dean Milman, and Hallam’ (DNB).
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