The Parable of the Pilgrim: Written to a Friend.
London: Robert white for Francis Tyon: 1667. Full leather. Second edition. Restored to spine. Blind stamped spine, with recent gilt titles to burgundy label. Bookplates of former owners to front flyleaf and paste down. (One being the Zion Research Library). The Parable of the Pilgrim was one of Bishop Patrick's most interesting works - constructed on similar lines to 'Pilgrim's Progress' The boards are clean and strong, but slightly bumped. Internally in good, but slightly bumped condition. Some staining to initial pages. A3 has loss to the bottom edge (not affecting text). J. H. Shorthouse, whose bookplate and signature both appear in this book, was an English novelist (1834-1903), influenced by Ruskin and Pre-Raphaelitism, author of the influential 'John Inglesant' among other works. he was also a a prolific 'book plater.' His bookplate appears in numerous bookseller's catalogues.
PATRICK, SIMON (Symon) (1626–1707) was Bishop of Ely. Prior to that, he had been Rector of St Pauls, Covent Garden, and won the admiration of his parishioner's for remaining there during the plague years. He was a polemicist, whose chief works were protecting the Church of England against Papists. , 184, 183-214, 217-527,  pp Text continuous despite pagination. Conforms to ESTC R23052