12mo, pp. , 408, ‘431-447’ [i.e. 409-425], , with copper-engraved title; separate title-page for ‘Perswasives with directions to the frequent and Holy use of the Lord’s Supper’; small paperflaws to H2 and H3 touching some letters without affecting legibility, the odd spot, light dampstaining to upper margins resulting in some slight fraying of the paper and chipping to the first two leaves, partially affecting the manuscript inscription at head of engraved title; overall a good copy, bound in contemporary English calf; contemporary presentation inscription ‘C.B. to Elizabeth Charlet’ at head of engraved title.
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Enter into thy Closet: or, a Method and Order for Private Devotion … The fourth Edition.
Rare fourth edition (first published in 1666) of this manual of private devotion by Edward Wettenhall (1636–1713), ‘a treatise endeavouring a plain discovery of the most spiritual and edifying course of reading, meditation, and prayer; and so, of self examination, humiliation, mortification, and such most necessary Christian duties, by which we sue out the pardon of our sins from Heaven, and maintain an holy converse with God’ (from the title of the first edition).
Reprinted at least five times in the twenty years following its first publication, all editions are rare. ESTC finds a single copy of this edition in the US, at the Library of Congress.
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