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Rockford, Illinois, United States
Religion & Spirituality
1st Edition, Illustrated, Signed
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
-- Matthew 6:6 Translations; King James Version (KJV)
1708, London (Book, entirely in English). V. Scarce.
Illustrated with Engraved Copper plate.
Very rare 6th Ed. & 1st Thus... "Very Much augmented and Improv'd". And: "Wherein is added a POSTSCRIPT to the whole, by the Author's own hand. Now firft [first] Printed."
Enter into Thy Closet [...]. An important and oft-cited work on Protestantism in Reformation Britain (among other topics).
2 works in one. Complete. Thick: 450+pp (leaves are about Fine).
Fully bound in its period full-leather Cambridge style, also w/hubbed (4 raised bands) spine, etc.
Interesting 1802 handwritten literary and religious provenance (1803; Henry White... a friend and confidant of Samuel Johnson, particularly according to Boswell (See below)).
Anonymous; but by... Edward Wetenhall (1636–1713) [attributed to], an English bishop of the Church of Ireland. Author's first published work; he was Bishop of Kilmore from 1699 to his death. He published many works of practical divinity, including the much-reprinted auctioned work (here in a very early and very rare edition, and a 1st thus (see below)).
Book in Older style English, w/F for S, etc.
Enter into Thy Closet [...].
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Enter into thy closet: or, A method and order for private devotion and the Appendix to it, Concerning the Frequent Ufe [Use] of the Lord's Supper, Reviewed.
London: Printed for R. Chiswell, and sold by T. Childe, at the White Hart in St. Paul's Church-yard [London].
About the author: Edward Wetenhall (1636–1713) was an English bishop of the Church of Ireland. This was his first published work (1866; here in a 1st thus, 1708; augmented and improved, with new material never before published).
ASIDE... Of the "S" that looks like an "F"
In the old Anglo-Saxon alphabet, from which the English alphabet is derived, the small "s: was written in two forms: one is the "long s" that resembles our modern letter "f" (but note, it does not have the center bar), which is used when the "s" is the first letter of the word, or the first of a pair of "s's"; the other is the familiar shaped "s" which appears at the end of words. This usage is cognate to the two forms of "s" in the Greek alphabet. English printer John Bell first phased out the use of the long "s" in his books at the end of the 1700's, and by 1810 or so the new practice was universal in printed material. Interestingly, though, the use of the old long "s" continued in handwritten documents for many years, through the 1870's.
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