Considerations on the Council of Trent
WOODHEAD Abraham (1687)
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being the fifth discourse, concerning The guide in controversies. By R.H.
Second Edition. 4to. , 241, [1 (blank)], 34 (“A Digression” [should be bound after p. 230]). Title-page and some leaves a little dusty; single wormhole in the fore-margin throughout. Modern plain brown morocco by Quarr Abbey Bindery, with label.
London: for William Cademan, 1687
Wing W3444. Clancy 1112. ESTC/Clancy list + in UK; Newberry Library & Texas only in USA.
First published in 1671. The “Digression” is a “slightly revised version of pp. 283-315 of the 1671 ed.” (Clancy).
Wing W3444A (+ in UK; Catholic Univ. of America, Huntington, Union Theological Seminary in USA) is
a variant imprint “for W. C., and are to be sold by Matthew Turner”. Wing W3443 (Chetham’s Library
Manchester only) is a misreported ghost.
Bound with: [WOODHEAD (Abraham)]. [The] Roman Doctrine of Repentance and of Indulgences: vindicated
from Dr. Stillingfleet’s Misrepresentations. Second Edition. , 53 [4 (contents)]. First word cropped from the
title. [London:] Printed in the year 1679.
Wing W3456. Clancy 1126. ESTC/Clancy list + in UK; Catholic Univ. of America, W. A. Clark Library,
Huntington, Union Theological Society in USA.
First published in 1672 and “Issued in the same year as part 3 of A collection of several treatises in answer to Dr. Stillingfleet by Serenus Cressy (Wing C6891)” (ESTC).
Abraham Woodhead (1608-79) converted to Catholicism around 1652 after spending the years of the Civil War in exile in Europe. In 1668 he inherited the house in Hoxton that, following his wife’s death, he had shared with one Dr Wilby. “For thirty years or so there existed in Hoxton a religious community of scholars, devoting themselves to prayer and writing. They published some anonymously, or under a variety of initials; other writings were left in manuscript at Woodhead’s death. … Their literary productions include translations and original compositions. Slusser attributes twenty-nine works to Woodhead, published before or after his death.” (ODNB).
Provenance: Small circular late 17th-century engraved bookplate of the Freke family crest and motto “Non Nobis Nati" on the verso of the title. Joseph Gillow (1850-1921), Roman Catholic biographical lexicographer and bibliophile, with his bookplate and a six-line signed
ink note on a preserved flyleaf; subsequently at Downside Abbey.
Stock Code: 43570