Two works, 4to., pp. , 62, ; , 75, ; some foxing, heavy at the beginning, edges of first title-page chipped, else a good copy in modern sheep, rubbed, front hinge broken; armorial bookplate of John Hollis, Duke of Newcastle, on verso of title-page.
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First editions of both works. Thomas James was the first librarian of the newly-founded Bodleian Library in Oxford, and a formidable Protestant controversialist in his own right, who trawled the Bodliean collections for historical evidence.
Two Short Treatises comprises two proto-Reformation anti-clerical tracts, An Apologie summarizes Wyclif’s views on various theological issues ‘to shew his conformitie with the now Church of England in the chiefest points controverted’.
STC 25589 and 14445; Madan, I, pp. 73 and 70.
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