The Assurance of Abby and other Church-Lands in England to the Possessors, cleared from the Doubts and Arguments raised about the Danger of Resumption In answer to a Letter of a Person of Quality
London: Henry Hills, 1687. First Edition. Full leather binding (the boards original, the spine renewed). Gilt titles to the spine. Binding is a little rubbed to the edges but substantially sound. Owner's bookplate to the inside board for William Howard of Devon. Howard (1774-1860) was an early member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Previous owner's purchase comments to the front end paper. The text itself is clean and tidy, if a little darkened. 160 by 95mm (6¼ by 3¾ inches). [viii], 1-206, i. pp Following a pamphlet by Sir William Coventry, Johnston published this work, which aimed to demonstrate that even if the Religious Orders were restored in England, the possessors of the church lands confiscated by Henry VIII could not be disturbed.