494d Fuller, Thomas. (1608-1661) The Holy State. By Thomas Fuller, B.D. and Prebendary of Sarum. Zechariah 14.20. In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, holinesse unto the Lord. The fourth edition. [AND] The Profane State. By Thomas Fuller, B.D. and prebendary of Sarum. Isaiah 32.5. the vile person shall no more be called liberal, nor the churl sai to be bountiful. Ezek. 44.23. And they shall teach my people the difference betwixt the holy and the profane.
London: John Redmayne for John Williams, and are to be sold at the Sign of the Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard, 1663
Folio, 7.125 x 11 in. Fourth edition. A4,
B-Z6, Aa-Pp6, Qq8. The Profane State has its own separate title page.
The special engraved title page,
dated 1648, features a portrait of the author and personifications
of Truth and Justice above the two pillars of the Church and the State—joined
by clasping, outstretched hands. All illustrations within the text,
including this title page, are by William Marshall. The title page
for The Holy State is adorned with an ornamental border and large engraving
of a crown. The ownership inscription of Richard Lewis is at the top
of the title. The twenty portraits of the subjects treated in the text
are also present. This copy is bound in orginal calf boards and has
been sympathetically rebacked.
Wing F-2446; see Grolier, Wither to Prior, #387 for the first edition