John Bunyan’s Justification By Faith
BUNYAN, John, A Defence of the Doctrine of Justification, by Faith in Jesus Christ Shewing, True Gospel-Holiness flows from Thence; or, Mr. Fowler’s Pretended Design of Christianity, Proved to be nothing mor e t hen to trample under Foot the Blood of the Son of God; and the Idolizing of Man’s own Righteousness. …
[ London ]: Printed for Francis Smith… 1672. First edition. Small octavo size in fours. [iv] 1-118[-120]. Bunyan stridently and effectively expounds upon the most significant of the Reformation theological tenets, and defends the Church of England’s 10th, 11th and 13th articles of the Thirty-Nine Articles against perceived Quakerism and Romanism as expressed in Fowler’s Design of Christianity. Written by Bunyan in late 1671, while imprisoned for his beliefs.
Fine modern half light calf over feathered boards by Riviere (with matching feathered endpapers; spine finely gilt. All edges gilt. Three bookplates, front and back endpapers, including the prestigious ex-libris of the Bible Collection of Jonathan Byrd. Some inoffensiv e t iredness and repair to early and late leaves. Overall very fresh.
An ideal copy of an important work. Extremely rare.