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ALFORD, Joseph
The souls dispensatorie. Or, a treasure for true believers. Containing arguments and authorities of reason, deduced from the Scriptures, Fathers, and other ecclesiasticall writers; whereby the reader, in many fundamental points of Christian religion, may be enabled to render a reason of his faith. With very devout prayers also, fit to be used upon sundrie occasions. By Joseph Alford Mr. of Arts, and sometime of Oriel Colledge in Oxford.


London: printed by W.B. for John Williams, Anno Dom. 1649.
[12], 90 p. ; 11.9 cm. (12º)

Leaf A1 is blank except for the signature below (printer's?) device of sun on shield with motto 'Sol Et Scutum Deus Est Nobis', which appears on some copies of other works printed by William Bentley circa 1650 (cf. ESTC r208978; ESTC t27565) as well as on Alford's companion work The church triumphant, 1649 (q.v.). The imprint of the Soane copy is partially scored through in ink, obscuring John Williams's address 'at the Crown in St Pauls Church-yard'. ESTC r22399; Wing A921.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with Alford's The church triumphant, 1649 (q.v.).

Binding C17th black morocco, gilt-panelled covers with concentric gilt-ruled frames joined at the corners and small tools, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered 'The / Churc / Trium / Phant', gilt edges, marbled endpapers.

Reference Number 4818


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