PROPHET PEDEN

Some remarkable Passages of the Life and Death of Mr. Alexander Peden, late Minister of the Gospel at Glenluce in Galloway … To which is added a second Part. Containing thirty new Additional Passages: likewise, an exact Copy of a Letter from Mr Peden to the Prisoners of Dunnottar Castle, in the month of July, 1605 [recte 1685] …

Glasgow: J. and M. Robertson, 1794.

8vo, pp. 56; printed on poor quality paper; rather dusty, some short wormtracks to inner margin, else a good copy, untrimmed, stitched in a rough amateur binding of stiff vellum.

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Some remarkable Passages of the Life and Death of Mr. Alexander Peden, late Minister of the Gospel at Glenluce in Galloway … To which is added a second Part. Containing thirty new Additional Passages: likewise, an exact Copy of a Letter from Mr Peden to the Prisoners of Dunnottar Castle, in the month of July, 1605 [recte 1685] …

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Very rare chapbook life of the Covenanter Alexander Peden (1626–1686), first published 1724 and much reprinted; the ‘second part’ first appeared in an edition of 1778.

The most celebrated field preacher of his day after his ejection by Parliament in 1662, Peden travelled widely, including a period in Ireland, protecting his identity with a cloth mask and wig (now in the Museum of Scotland). In 1673 he was arrested, remaining in prison until he was sentenced to transportation to Virginia in 1678; the ship’s captain however turned him loose and he returned to Scotland.

We can trace a single copy, at the National Library of Scotland.

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