Contemplations Moral and Divine. Matthew Hale.

Christmas Restored

Contemplations Moral and Divine.

London: Printed by William Godid, for William Shrewsbury ... and John Leigh, 1676.

First edition. [16], 368; 118; 37 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Christmas Restored. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rebacked, early spine label preserved, new endpapers. Minor wear at edges and corners, some very light occasional soiling, generally a very good, sound, clean copy. Early ownership signatures of Thomas Lloyd (title and verso) and that of Mary Hunt (verso of title); 19th-century bookplate with motto "Le Bon Temps Viendra" Wing H-225; Golier/Elliot 13. Item #233122

First edition of these devotional treatises by the famous jurist, containing the first appearance of his "Poems upon Christmas Day" (pp. 91-118 of part 2). The celebration of Christmas, having recently been outlawed under Cromwell, had just been reinstituted with the Restoration.

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