A Christian directory, or, A summ of practical theologie, and cases of conscience: directing Christians, how to use their knowledge and faith, how to improve all helps and means, and to perform all duties, how to overcome temptations, and to escape or mortifie every sin: in four parts...

Author

Richard Baxter

Title

A Christian directory, or, A summ of practical theologie, and cases of conscience: directing Christians, how to use their knowledge and faith, how to improve all helps and means, and to perform all duties, how to overcome temptations, and to escape or mortifie every sin: in four parts...

Date

1678

Place

London

Publisher

Printed, by Robert White, for Nevil Simmons
at the Sign of the Princes Arms in St. Paul's Church-yard. 1678.

Language

Latin
English

Edition

The second edition, to which is annexed an alphabetical table. --

Note

IMPRINT:
London : Printed, by Robert White, for Nevil Simmons ... 1678.

FORMAT:
[34], 395, [1], 161, [5], 199[i.e.201], [1], 276[i.e.176], [16] p. : port. ; 37 cm. (fol.)

NOTE:
ESTC records 37 copies.

TYPE: Roman:
Gothic; Italic

DEDICATIONS:
Dedications, in this volume, are replaced by Advertisements. In this section White attempts to give an account of the "quality and the reasons of this work."

TABLES AND INDEXES:
The back of the volume includes an Alphabetical Table of all the Parts of this Book. There are also a couple charts throughout the text, including "A scheme showing the method of the Lord's Prayer" (pp. 97-98) and "God's attributes to be imprinted on the heart" (pp. 68-69).

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Front matter contains a double-page spread with a woodcut portrait of Richard Baxter, and a woodcut visually depicting the proposed virtues of the potential reader.

Engraved title-page added.

PROVENANCE:
1. CRRS bookplate on inner front cover;
2. CRRS stamp on inner back cover.

CONDITION:
Boards: The front board is detached from the volume. Pasteboards and spine have faded brown paint. Embellishments on front and back pasteboards include: embossed floral inner borders, and a gilt floral border around the outer edges of the boards. Spine has six compartments, five raised bands. Author and title are gilt into the board in compartment 2, and each of the other compartments includes a small gilt circle. Patterned floral embossing surrounds the circles in each compartment. Paper: Wove paper throughout volume (starts on page 15). Edges of the pages produce a marbled effect.
Book
: pages in good condition; minor tears visible and some small stains throughout the book.
CONTENT:
(from t.-p.): I. Christian ethicks (or private duties). --II. Christian oeconomicks (or family duties). --III. Christian ecclesiasticks (or church duties). --IV. Christian politicks (or duties to our rulers and neighbours).

Each volume has separate title-page.

REFERENCES:
Wing, B1220.

Archive Location

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

990

Call Number

BV4500 .B37 1678

Item Type

Book

Files

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Collection

Citation

Richard Baxter, “A Christian directory, or, A summ of practical theologie, and cases of conscience: directing Christians, how to use their knowledge and faith, how to improve all helps and means, and to perform all duties, how to overcome temptations, and to escape or mortifie every sin: in four parts...,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed April 17, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8293.