Sacred Succession: Or, A Priesthood by a Divine Right Origenated, Stated and Maintain'd thro' several Changes and Dangers of the Militant Church.
Edition: First Edition
London: Jonah Bowyer, 1710. Contemporary full leather. Speckled calf, with attractive blind stamped design to the front and rear board. 20th C. owner's bookplate to the front paste down. early owner's signature to the front end paper. Half title, contents to the rear. The author outlines a moderate vindication for the Church of England priesthood. Sections on avoiding the perils of Popery, Prebyterianism and Islam (or the "Mahometan impostures" as he calls them). The book opens with the sentiment. "An infidel in the Church, may very aptly be compared to a Monkey in a Glass-Shop" William Hume (1651-1714) was the Vicar of Tavistock and Milton Abbot in Devon from 1696-1714. His son (John Hume) became Bishop of Bristol, Oxford, and Salisbury. xxiii, [i], 410, . pp.
Condition: The boards are still clean and attractive. There is a little bumping to the edges, but not too much. The spine is a little rubbed, and there is no gilt to the titles so they are very faintly embossed. Internally the book is clean and tidy with just a little darkening to the page edges.