Of the Power of the Keyes: or, Of Binding and Loosing. Henry HAMMOND.

Of the Power of the Keyes: or, Of Binding and Loosing.

London. Printed for Richard Royston. 1647. 4to, (trimmed), 18x 13.5cm, [viii],141,[1]p., errata, rubricated title page with vignette, in early full vellum, some annotating on the title page which is loose, small chip from lower fore-edge of front cover, the vellum is heavily dust worn, good to very good copy (ds1). ~ A New Testament study by English churchman, Henry Hammond (1605-1660) based on Matthew 16.19 & 18.18 and John 20.23: "Power of the Kings" or responsibility given to St. Peter to usher in the Kingdom of God. Written at Oxford while Hammond was subdean of Christ Church. The title-page vignette of this work is the coat of arms of Oxford University - "Academia Oxiensis". A supporter of Royalty during the Civil War, Hammond attended King Charles I as chaplain during his captivity in the hands of the Parliamentarians. Item #38090

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