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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Precious Blood of the Son of God,

HAYWARD (John).

HAYWARD (John).

The Precious Blood of the Son of God, Shed without the Gates of Jerusalem, for The Redemption of Lost and Undone Sinners: Whereby his great Love to Mankind is Undeniably Manifested. In these following Particulars, His Agony in the Garden, being betray'd by Judas; falsely accused before Annas, Caiaphas, Herod, and Pilate; his being Scourged, Scorned, and pitefully used; his Condemnation and going to Execution; how he was Crucified; of his being Reviled, pardoning the Thief upon the Cross, and giving up the Ghost. All which is practically Apply'd and Improv'd; for the bringing of Sinners out of the Way of Sin and Hell, into the Ways of Wisdom; Whose Ways are Ways of Pleasantness, and all her Paths are Peace. The Eighteenth Edition.

Woodcut frontispiece with three Biblical images.

12mo. [152 x 89 x 17 mm]. [3]ff, 114pp. Bound in contemporary sheep, the covers with a blind double fillet border, the spine divided into four panels with blind double fillets, exposed inner boards. (Top half of front joint cracked, upper headcap missing, rubbed).
London: printed for Robert Gifford, in Old Bedlam, without Bishopsgate, 1706

Imperfect - lacking pp.33/4, and priced accordingly. Pointed-finger in manuscript in margins of pp. 9, 31 and 43. Browned throughout.

Bold ink inscription on front fly-leaf: "Robert Beck / His Book / 1706", repeated at the rear with further manuscript annotations. Inscribed at the head of the license (on recto of frontispiece): "Hephzibah Smith / the Gift of her Dear / & Affectionate Mother / 1824".

All editions are rare and this "eighteenth edition" is unrecorded. ESTC lists five London editions:
1. 1696 - "the sixth edition" - UCLA (imperfect).
2. 1698 - "the ninth edition" - Glasgow University.
3. 1699 - "the tenth edition" - British Library.
4. 1717 - "the ninth and twentieth edition" - Worcester College, Oxford.
5. 1731 - "the four and thirtieth edition" - British Library.

There were also two editions published in Boston, MA. in 1703 ("the seventh edition") and 1712 ("the eighth edition") and they too are rare.

Stock no. ebc6736

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