London: S Roycroft for Robert Clavell, 1685+.
Second Edition. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #13698
Ex-Library with stamp/markings/bookplate, professional respine with label, edgewear, notes on rear endpaper, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Part II ONLY of Second Edition of Tithes bound with A Discourse On Excommunication (LACKING title page). Full leather with contemporary boards and modern, professional re-spine, five compartment spine, red spine label with gilt rulings and lettering. Two works by the protestant minister, later Dean of Durham, Part II was a reply to critics added to Comber's Second Edition because "I am obliged, in duty to the Church, and respect to the Truth, to add this second Part of my Historical Vindication .. to Answer all th eObjections that these Authors have raised, and hinder the ill Consequences of such Erroneous Doctrines.." Contents of Part II of Tithes: The Epistle Didicatory; The Preface; Chapter I: Of Tithes before the law; Chap II: Of Tithes under the Law; Chap III: Of Tithes among the Gentiles; Chap IV: Of Tithes for the first 400 years after Christ; Chap V: Of the Time from the Year 400 till 800; Chap VI: Of the Time from the Year 800 till An 1200; Chap VII: Of Tithes since the Year 1200; Chap VIII: Of the Divine Right of Tithes on the account of their Consecration; Chap IX: Of the Temporal Right of Tithes, and the Equity and Convenience of them. Comber's Discourse Concerning Excommunication reflects his perception of "The notorious increase of Atheism, Faction, and Debauchery in this and the last age" can only be curbed by "The contempt of Excommunication: For this being the only means that the Church ath to punish these Crimes (which the Secular Tribunals seldom or never take Cognizance of)". Contents of A Discourse Concerning Excommunication: The Introduction; Chap I: Of the Original of Excommunication; Chap II: Of the Practice of Excommunication. Two works in one volume.; Ex-Library; 199+120 pages.