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BILSON (Thomas). Effect of certaine sermons touching the full redemption of mankind by the death and bloud of Christ Jesus: wherein besides the merite of Christs suffering, the manner of his offering, the power of his death, the comfort of his crosse, the glorie of his resurrection, are handled, what paines Christ suffered in his soule on the crosse: together, with the place and purpose of his descent to hel after death: preached at Paules Crosse and else where in London, by the right Reuerend Father Thomas Bilson Bishop of Winchester. With a conclusion to the reader for the cleering of certaine obiections made against the said doctrine.1599

Imprinted at London: by Peter Short for Walter Burre, and are to be sold in Paules Churchyard at the signe of the Flower deluce, First edition, 4to, [12], 420pp., Signatures: (A4, B2, 2B-3G4, 3H2), partially in black letter, head- and tail- pieces and initials, corner of lower inner blank margin to title-page torn away (not effecting text), title-page and final leaf a little dust soiled with minor staining, text generally very clean, cont. ink inscription to verso of title, endpapers loose, early full calf, corners rubbed through to boards, rebacked with orig. spine laid-down, morocco label to spine. Thomas Bilson (1546 or 7-1616), Bishop of Worcester and Winchester, was, with Miles Smith, responsible for the final editing of the King James Bible, and the title page refers to his position in the so-called Descensus Controversy, over whether Christ descended literally or metaphorically into Hell. He was later a courtier to James I. STC 3064.

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